Needham Yancey Gulley was named the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award at Louisburg College on October 29, 2016. Established in 1978, the award is given to an alum who is an outstanding ambassador of Louisburg College, personifies the highest values on which the College was founded, and is renowned in his or her community, family, and church. The award recognizes high achievement in leadership and character.

Gulley, who grew up in Creedmoor, North Carolina, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Services Higher Education and Student Affairs program at Western Carolina University. He was Louisburg College’s admissions director early in his career, earned advanced degrees and has presented research and workshops across the country and internationally. Gulley has a long history of advocating for social justice in education and was given the award for those contributions. Louisburg is the oldest two-year private institution in the nation, founded in 1787.

Dr. Gulley graduated from the College Student Affairs Administration doctoral program at UGA in May, 2012.

Congratulations, Yancey! You make us proud.

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