Alumnus of the Year Award

At Elon University’s Homecoming each year, the Association shall present this award to a deserving alumnus who has best advanced the interests of the Association and Lambda-Lambda Chapter. The recipient shall receive an individual plaque with a permanent plaque to be maintained at the Lambda-Lambda Chapter House and available for display at the Association meetings. 

Carter Smith

2019 Award Winner

    Carter Smith of Winston Salem NC has been named the recipient of the Lambda-Lambda Alumni Association (LLAA) Alumnus of the Year Award for 2019. Carter, #321, graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. As an undergraduate Carter served as Grand Procurator for Kappa Sigma, as well as SGA President and SGA Vice President. He currently works in biotech pharmaceutical sales as a representative with Amgen. Carter is married to Sarah and has three sons: Rhodes, Hayes, and James Kenyon.  

   Carter has worked tirelessly for the LLAA and the undergraduate chapter.  His contributions are beyond measure. We are all incredibly fortunate that to have him helping lead our association. 

Gary Evans

2000 Award Winner

Jay Butler

2001 Award Winner

King White

2002 Award Winner

Greg Blackburn

2003 Award Winner

Carter Smith

2004 Award Winner

Carter Smith

2005 Award Winner

Barry Baker

2006 Award Winner

Zene Fearing

2007 Award Winner

Perry Black

2008 Award Winner

Tony Lewis

2009 Award Winner

Rex Waters

2010 Award Winner

King White

2011 Award Winner

Tait Arend

2012 Award Winner

Zene Fearing

2013 Award Winner

Nathan Copeland

2014 Award Winner

Neil Lindley

2015 Award Winner

Doug Frain

2016 Award Winner

Mike Allen

2017 Award Winner

Mark Novey

2018 Award Winner


2019 Award Winner

How to submit an Alumnus 
of the Year Nomination:

You can recommend a worthy candidate to the Board of Advisors’ Committee by September 30, 2020 
by the form below

Alumnus of the Year Selection Process



I hope this communication finds you and your families well during these tumultuous times.  I’m sure most of you have received the news that Elon’s football season has been canceled for 2020, and that Homecoming will now be a virtual event which precludes our annual alumni fraternity meeting where we announce the recipients of the Lambda-Lambda Chapter’s Alumnus of the Year Award and the William E. Gortney Distinguished Alumnus Award.

The Executive Committee and Alumnus Advisors remain committed to administering the association, fostering the brotherhood, maintaining communications, and laying the foundation for the reestablishment of the Lambda-Lambda Chapter of The Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Elon.  As part of these efforts, we will continue our tradition of honoring alumni deserving of these Awards. 

Unfortunately, circumstances require us to modify our process for recognizing these awards this year.  While the recipients will be selected this calendar year, our current plan is to announce the 2020 recipients at a tentative spring campus event, or in conjunction with the announcement of the 2021 recipients at Homecoming next year.  We trust you understand this delay in the announcement, as we believe these awards are most worthy of in-person recognition.    

Nomination form links are listed at the top of each award page and the deadline for entry is November 15, 2020. Please contact an Executive Committee member if you have any questions or comments.  We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Trey Foy, LLAA Grand Master

Standard Process to select Alumnus of the Year; Revised March, 2013

  1. On or before August 5 each year, the Chairman of the Board of Advisors (BoA) shall convene the BoA, and previous Alumnus of the Year recipients, to begin the process of selecting the current year recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award.
  2. On or before August 10, the BoA shall designate an Advisor to coordinate with the GS to send an email to Kappa Sigma National, the Alumni Association Board and Listserve, and previous recipients to ask for nominations, and post on the home page of the web site, and our KappaSigmaElon Facebook page, to ask for nominations by August 24, with nominations to be sent to any Advisor.
  3.  The BoA will review and discuss the nominations during late August and early September via email, conference calls and other methods determined by the Chairman.
  4. The BoA shall present a nomination, or if consensus cannot be reached, a slate of nominations, to the EC/Board of Directors at the September Alumni Association meeting (1st Saturday after Labor Day). The nominee will be selected by vote by the board at that time. An email message with this information will be sent to the Board’s Yahoo group list within three business days.
  5. Within one week after the Board vote, the Chair of the BoA Scholarship committee, or other Advisor to be determined by the BoA, will order the plaque for the individual and the plate for the permanent plaque to be given to the GS of the chapter to affix to the permanent plaque, on or before Homecoming.
  6. The BoA shall strive to ensure that the current year recipient attends homecoming to receive the award in person.
  7. The award, and plaque, shall be presented to the recipient during the annual meeting by the GM of the alumni association during homecoming weekend.This process, upon approval by the board, shall be posted on the Web site page
  8. The Alumni Association GS shall notify the Webmaster to update the web site with the current recipients name, within one week after Homecoming.
  9. The Alumni Association GS or his designate shall notify the following organizations within one week after Homecoming via a press release or other document: Kappa Sigma National, Elon University Alumni Department, Kappa Sigma Elon Facebook page, Kappa Sigma Elon LinkedIn page