Nominations for the 2017 awards are due Dec. 1, 2016. Go here to nominate someone!
Distinguished Alumni Award – Anthony M. Meley ’95
|Anthony M. Meley ’95|
Meley was honored for his work as regional sales manager with AstroTurf, in which capacity he negotiated an upgrade to the recently installed, artificial-turf Pride Field at no additional cost to the college. He also contributed to the building of new lockers in Hanes Gymnasium and has concentrated on encouraging other alumni to donate to the college.
In the community, he has been deeply involved with lacrosse, a sport in which he was a four-year captain at Greensboro College. He currently is assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Northern Guilford High School and also has coached at three other area high schools. He coached a gold-medal-winning lacrosse team in the N.C. State Games and also coached in the Triad Senior All-Star Game. And he is the founder and director of Greensboro Select Lacrosse.
The Distinguished Alumni Service Award, presented annually since 1966, recognizes continuing service and interest in Greensboro College by an alumna or alumnus who has also demonstrated outstanding service or accomplishment in his or her community and religious life.
Alumni Excellence Award – Rhonda G. Dillingham ’96
|Rhonda G. Dillingham ’96|
Dillingham currently serves as chief curriculum officer of Uwharrie Charter Academy, the charter school she opened in 2013 in Randolph County. In that role, she not only oversees curriculum but also works to create community-involvement opportunities for students that tie back to the curriculum.
Previously, she taught high-school English for 10 years at Asheboro High School before joining the faculty of the Zoo School, Asheboro High’s STEM-focused satellite program at the N.C. Zoological Park. There, she cultivated and sustained the English and literature curriculum in a STEM context, taking students outside to reflect on the meaning of the work of Emerson and Thoreau.
In the community, she has been involved with the North Carolina Children and Nature Coalition Conference, the N.C. Public Charter Schools Association, Rotary International, Stop Hunger Now!, and Hospice, among other organizations. She is a past board member of the Greensboro College Alumni Association.
The Alumni Excellence Award, established in 1990, honors alumni who are at least 35 years of age, who have contributed outstanding service and achievement as a humanitarian, professional, or volunteer in their chosen endeavors, and have demonstrated commitment, integrity and success in their chosen endeavors.
Young Alumni Award – Ashley D. Roseboro ’04
|Ashley D. Roseboro ’04|
Roseboro was honored for his work building strong organizations and communities through his work in the nonprofit, political, and local government sectors.
He currently serves as director of operations for the Bonner Group, a consulting firm that works with nonprofits and Democratic political candidates, and previously held a similar position with the Democratic Party of Virginia. He also has served as purchasing/procurement/training supervisor for St. Louis County, legislative researcher for the Genesis Solid Waste Management Group, and as a staffer for three political campaigns.
In the community he serves on the board of the literacy nonprofit First Book and the board of the Greensboro College Alumni Association and sings in the choir at First Baptist Church of Woodbridge.
The Young Alumni Award, reestablished in 2012, recognizes an alumna or alumnus younger than 35 who has demonstrated outstanding service and achievement as a humanitarian, professional and/or volunteer in his or her chosen endeavor. Service, commitment, integrity and success are the key factors in choosing the recipient of this award.