David H. Wilkins Awards

Barkley wins Civic Leadership Award

January 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Nella Barkley

The 2019 David Wilkins Civic Leadership Award, an initiative of The Riley Institute at Furman University, was given to Charlestonian Nella Barkley. Barkley, a community leader for much of her life, has always looked for ways to improve the lives of South Carolinians.

Simrill honored with Legislative Leadership Award

January 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Aimee Crouch
Gary Simrill

For the last 15 years, The Riley Institute at Furman University has recognized a state legislator with the David Wilkins Legislative Award. Named for the former Speaker of the House and U.S. Ambassador to Canada, the award is given to a legislator who shows leadership,...

America’s Volunteer Recognized for Excellence in Civic Leadership

January 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry of Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Civic Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “Each person in his or her own right has an opportunity to make a difference. Making a...

Longtime South Carolina Senator Recipient of Legislative Leadership Award

January 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Tabitha Safdi
Senator John Matthews

Sen. John W. Matthews, Jr. (D-Orangeburg) is the recipient of the 2018 David H. Wilkins Award for Excellence in Legislative Leadership. The award is presented by The Riley Institute at Furman University. “I’m always better off if my neighbor is better off. I’m better off...

Riley Institute Announces Wilkins Leadership Awards

January 2, 2018 - Posted in News
Wilkins Leadership Award

Furman University’s Riley Institute has announced that Rep. Weston Newton (R-Beaufort and Jasper Counties) and Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr. (USMC-Ret.), former astronaut and head of NASA, are recipients of the David H. Wilkins awards recognizing outstanding legislative...