Memphis Theological Seminary’s Previous Award Recipients

The Legacy Award
2012 – The Concerned Women of Memphis
2014 – The Memphis State Eight
2015 – Former Prescott Memorial Church

President’s Humanitarian Award
2007 – Kirk Whalum
2008 – Ken Bennett
2009 – Henry and Jeanne Varnell
2010 – G. Scott Morris, M.D., M.Div.
2011 – Dr. Mary C. McDonald and The Most Reverend J. Terry Steib
2012 – Rabbi Micah D. Greenstein
2013 – Reginald Coopwood, M.D.
2015 – Rachel Shankman

Dr. Henry Logan Starks Distinguished Service Award
1989 – Richard Leaks, Sr.
1990 – J. O. Patterson, Sr. (posthumously)
1991- Henry C. Bunton
1992 – Clara Brawner (posthumously)
1993 – A C Wharton, Jr.
1994 – Lucy Shaw
1995 – W. H. Graves
1996 – Charles A. Champion
1997 – W. W. Herenton
1998 – Kenneth Robinson
1999 – Lois DeBerry (deceased)
2000 – Herman Morris, Jr.
2001 – TaJuan Stout Mitchell
2002 – George R. Johnson
2003 – Harold E. Ford, Jr.
2004 – Samuel Billy Kyles & Benjamin L. Hooks (Heritage) (deceased)
2005 – Deanie Parker
2006 – Ernest C. Withers (deceased)
2007 – Vasco and Maxine Smith (deceased)
2008 – Fred L. Davis
2009 – The 1968 Striking Sanitation Workers
2010 – Colenzo Hubbard
2011 – Russell B. Sugarmon, Jr.
2012 – Jerre Minor Freeman, M.D. (deceased)
2013 – Ruby Bright
2014 – Mrs. Aurelia Kyles
2015 – Joe Ann Ballard

Outstanding African American Alumni Award
1990 – Bettye Alston ’84 & Roosevelt Joyner ‘84
1991 – Uelucious Purdy ‘83
1992 – James L. Netters ‘87,’94
1993 – Lee R. Brown ‘92,’98 (deceased) & Martha Smaw ‘85
1994 – David Boyle ‘86 (deceased) & Dan Wilborn ‘87
1995 – Raponzil Stockard ’87 & Shirley Prince ‘90 (deceased)
1996 – Cozette R. Garrett ‘92 & Edward Parker, Jr. ‘85
1997 – Wesley C. Holmes ‘69 (deceased)
1998 – Gina Stewart ‘96 & Herbert Lester ‘86,’94
1999 – Carmichael Crutchfield ‘93,’02 & Rosalyn R. Nichols ‘96
2000 – Sharon Lewis-Karamoko ‘97 & J. O. Patterson, Jr. ‘85 (deceased)
2001 – L. LaSimba Gray, Jr. ‘85,’95 & Almella Starks-Umoja ‘97
2002 – Regina Taylor ‘99 & Earnest Mottley ‘82
2003 – Tessie R. Simmons ’97 & Alvin Summers ‘97
2004 – Cheryl Davis Jones ‘93 & Melvin Lee ‘97
2005 – Titus Haynes ‘82 & William Young ‘79
2006 – Rose K. Patterson ’89 (posthumously) & Harvey B. Jackson ‘95,‘97,‘03
2007 – R. Stan Wood ‘70
2008 – Willa M. Ross ’92, James T. Freeman ’85 (deceased) & Corey D. Johnson ’95,’97
2009 – Mary Jo Smiley ‘07 & R. Meade Walker ‘04
2010 – Lynn Bumpus Dandridge ‘04 & Anthony Henderson ‘95
2011 – Jacqueline Pryer ’00, ‘10 (deceased), Sonia Louden Walker ‘08 & Eric L. Winston, Jr. ’03, ‘04
2012 – Inetta F. Rogers ‘07 & Travis C. Robinson, Sr. ‘78
2013 – Debra Matthews ’05, ’11 & Marlon Foster ’08
2014 – Verlie A. Horton ’04,’11 & Bobby G. Baker ’98,’14
2015 – Pearlie Mae Stone ’97,’99 & Jerry L. Christian ’87

2015-2016 Starks Scholarship Recipients
Steven Bradley
Robin S. Briggs
Caprice S. Brown
Dolores Flagg
Cortez Heaston
Bridgette Houston
Andrinetta Howard
Larry D. Johnson
Dorothy C. Jones
Isaac Kyle
Betty Jo Lea
Dianne Love
Kapriskie Mack
Andrea Myers
Rochester Neely Jr.
Donna Owens
Stanley Richardson
Cheryl Richmond-Jones
Qualice Tipton Seymour
Calvin Triplett
Carolyn Triplett
Mary Toney
Anthony Watkins
Joy L. Wilkerson
Dorothy Jean Woods
Krishna Young