Distinguished Alumni Award

The highest honor bestowed by the College of Charleston Honors College, the Distinguished Alumni Award publicly recognizes Honors College alumni who are noted for their professional achievements, their contributions to society, and their support of the College of Charleston. Honorees have performed exceptional service for the College of Charleston through cumulative contributions or by extraordinary efforts that advance the both the Honors College and the College of Charleston.



Stephanie B. Wheeler '03

Stephanie Wheeler graduated from the College of Charleston Honors College with degrees in biology and theatre in 2003. She earned her master’s degree in public health at the University of Cape Town in South Africa in 2007 as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and her PhD in health policy and management from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010. She then joined the faculty of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill and is now a Professor in Health Policy and Management and the Associate Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. 


2019- Susan West Story '93
2018- Michael S. Shemtov '00
2017- Arlinda Locklear, J.D. '76
2016- Lisa Broome, Ph.D '92
2015- Melissa Siegel, Ph.D '03
2014- James G. Hodge Jr., J.D., LLM '89
2013- Howard L. Hall, Ph.D '85
2012- Wills Geils, MD '88
2011- Beth Middleton Burke, J.D. '94
2010- Steve Swanson '89

  1. Graduate of the Honors Program/College at the College of Charleston
  2. Exemplary Professional Achievements
  3. Significant Contributions to Society
  4. Distinguished Service to the Honors College and the College of Charleston