The Holderness/Weaver Award is for recognition of North Carolinians who have rendered unusually distinguished public service to the community, state, or nation but who would not be generally prominent or known on a national basis.
- Nominations must be thoroughly documented.
- No full-time UNCG employee or trustee is eligible until three years beyond his or her term of service.
- No more than one Holderness/Weaver Award is presented in one year, and the award is not required to be presented in any given year.
2016 – Shirley Frye, educator and community volunteer
2015 – Elizabeth Buford ’68
2014 – Rev. Mike Aiken, executive director of Greensboro Urban Ministry
2013 – Richard Whittington and Preston Lane, co-founders of Triad Stage
2012 – Alan W. Cone ’72 MEd
2012 – Sally Schindel Cone ’72 MEd
2011 – Dot Kendall Kearns, Public Education Advocate
2010 – T. Clyde & Dorothy B. Collins ’54, Philanthropic & Volunteer Leaders
2009 – Florence Gatten, Former Greensboro City Council member and Community Volunteer
2008 – No award presented
2007 – Bill Black, Community Volunteer
2006 – Carol J. Mattocks ’62, Community Leader, Volunteer, and Child Advocate
2005 – Shirley Spears, Philanthropic Leader
2004 – Barbara and Herman Cone, Philanthropic Leaders
2002 – Cynthia Doyle, Community Leader and Volunteer; Community Foundation of Greensboro; The Greensboro Children’s Museum
2001 – Phillip Kirk, President, North Carolina Citizens for Business & Industry
2000 – Ashley Ormond Thrift, Attorney, North Carolina Partnership for Children (Smart Start)
1999 – Betty Rae McCain, Secretary, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources