GBA Sponsored Awards

Centennial Award

Co-sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association to recognize outstanding and exemplary community service. Past recipients:

  • 1999, Carole W. Bruce and Robert O. Klepfer, Jr.
  • 2000, Judge Patrice A. Hinnant & A. Frank Johns
  • 2001, Wanda Bracks Daughtry & Richard L. Wharton
  • 2002, Charles P. Younce
  • 2003, William Owen Cooke Jr.
  • 2004, Reid L. Phillips
  • 2007, Edward C. Winslow III
  • 2008, Charles T. Hagan III
  • 2009, Alan W. Duncan & Henry H. Isaacson
  • 2010, Harriet T. Smalls
  • 2011, Robert C. Cone
  • 2012, Vance Barron
  • 2013, Eloise Hassell

Pro Bono Award

The Pro Bono Award recognizes outstanding service and was established in 1996. Past Recipients:

  • 1996, H. Davis North, III
  • 1999, Herbert S. Falk, Jr
  • 2000, Smith Helms Mullis & Moore, L.L.P. – Greensboro Office
  • 2001, Larry I. Moore, III
  • 2002, Norman B. Smith, Stephen P. Millikin
  • 2003, Eugene W. Purdom
  • 2004, Ronald P. Johnson
  • 2005, Allison M. Grimm & Polly D. Sizemore
  • 2007, J. Donald Cowan, Jr. - Greensboro Office of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard
  • 2008, GBA 4ALL Volunteers
  • 2009, All Elon Law School Student Volunteers for the Greensboro Legal Aid Office’s 2009 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
  • 2010, Stephen E. Black
  • 2012, Gregory T. Higgins
  • 2013, Enyonam Williams

Distinguished Service

The Distinguished Service Award was established in 1993 and is the highest honor bestowed on a member.  Previous recipients:

  • 1993, Elreta M. Alexander Ralston & Beverly C. Moore
  • 1995, Charles T. Hagan, Jr.
  • 1996, Richard D. Douglas, Jr.
  • 1997, L. Richardson Preyer
  • 1998, Judge Rufus Reynolds
  • 1999, W. Owen Cooke
  • 2000, L. P. McLendon & McNeill Smith
  • 2001, Horace R. Kornegay & James B. Wolfe, Jr.
  • 2002, Herbert S. Falk, Jr.
  • 2003, Margaret A. Harris
  • 2004, William L. Osteen Sr.
  • 2005, A. L. (Gus) Meyland & Braxton Schell
  • 2006, Stephen P. Millikin
  • 2008, James G. Exum, Jr. & Henry E. Frye
  • 2009, G. Stevenson Crihfield
  • 2010, Richmond G. Bernhardt, Jr. & Doris R. Bray
  • 2011, W. Douglas Albright
  • 2012, Janet Ward Black
  • 2013, Carol W. Bruce
  • 2014, James T. Williams, Jr.