Darlington School: Distinguished Alumnus
 

Distinguished Alumnus

Leaders. Dreamers. Game-changers.

For more than a century, Darlington alumni have carried the values of wisdom, service, and honor beyond our campus gates and into the real world. Each year, the Distinguished Alumnus/na Award is presented to Darlington and/or Thornwood alumni representing one or more of the following areas:

  • notable achievement in professional field
  • service to his or her community, state or nation
  • service to the arts, sciences, or humanitarian causes
  • loyalty to Darlington

Established in 1983, the Distinguished Alumnus/na Award is given by the Alumni Council. Nominations are solicited each year from the alumni body.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Meet Villa

Upon first meeting Villa (Sulzbacher) Hizer (’66T, LD ’12), you might not peg her as a risk-taker. A successful businesswoman and community leader with a heart for serving others, she is the epitome of southern charm. But the truth is, Hizer sees great value in taking risks, both personally and professionally.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Meet Lee

Lee enrolled at Darlington in August of 1964 and, in his three years as a Tiger, became involved in many aspects of campus life. Today he's an attorney and current chairman of Burr & Forman in Birmingham, Ala.

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ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT
Meet Dr. Hanks

Dr. Dan Hanks (’61, LD ’12) and his family have had a nearly-90-year relationship with Darlington School, and he’ll tell you himself that he is better for it.

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Distinguished Alumni List


2017

Lee Thuston ('67) of Birmingham, AL

2016

Dr. J. Daniel Hanks Jr. ’61, LD ’12 , Rome, GA

Mrs. Villa Sulzbacher Hizer ’66T, LD ’12, Rome, GA

2015

*Mr. Robert J. Glenn ’60, Atlanta, GA

*Mr. Neal L. Williams’54, Atlanta, GA

2014

Mr. Robert L. Berry ’64, Rome, GA

Dr. William C. Gordon ’64, Atlanta, GA

2013

Mr. W. Gardner Wright ’47, Rome, GA

2012

Mrs. Nancy Smith Hunter ’65T, Rome, GA

Mr. Don Maddox ’59, Hobbs, NM

2011

Mr. Gordon A. Smith ’71, New York, NY

2010

Mr. Claude H. Booker, Jr. ’50, Sea Island, GA

*Dr. Joseph E. Johnson III ’47, Ponte Vedra, FL

2009

Mr. John P. Hine ’53, Rome, GA

2008

Mr. William A, Mitchell ’58, Atlanta, GA

Mr. Roby Robinson Jr. ’58, Alpharetta, GA

2007

Mr. Jere A. Drummond ’57, Charlotte, NC

2006

*Mr. William M. Huffman ’40, Rome, GA

*Mr. I.M. Sulzbacher ’30, Jacksonville, FL

2005

*Mr. George G. Griffin Sr. ’38, Rome, GA

Mrs. Joyce Riddle Neely ’62T, Winston-Salem, N.C

2003-04

*Dr. Elson S, Floyd ’74, Pullman, WA

2002-03

Mr. Lyons Joel Heyman ’44, Rome, Ga.

2001-02

Mr. William S. Morris III ’52, Augusta, Ga.

2000-01

*Mr. F. Frederick Kennedy Jr. ’60, Augusta, Ga.

Mr. W. Frank Barron Jr. ’48, Rome, Ga.

1999-00

*Mr. George G. Griffin Jr. ’68, Rome, Ga.

*Mr. Harold F. Hunter Jr. ’49, Rome, Ga.

1998-99

Mr. Stephen D. Potts ’48, Chevy Chase, Md.

1997-98

*Dr. Benson R. Wilcox ’49, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Dr. Frank C. Wilson ’46, Chapel Hill, N.C.

1996-97

Mr. Thomas G. Cousins ’48, Atlanta, Ga.

1995-96

*Mr. Joseph W. Grier Jr. ’33, Charlotte, N.C.

*Mr. John W. Maddox Sr. ’27, Rome, Ga.

1994-95

Dr. John L. Ochsner ’44, New Orleans, La.

1993-94

Mr. David M. Lacy ’49, Zebulon, Ga.

1992-93

*Mr. William A. DuPre III ’51, Rome, Ga.

*Dr. Mims Gage Ochsner ’45, New Orleans, La.

1991-92

Mr. George H. Johnson ’54, Atlanta, Ga.

1990-91

Mr. John W. Thatcher ’44, Miami, Fl.

1989-90

*Mr. C.G. Mills ’55, Chattanooga, Tenn.

*Mr. J. Daniel Hanks Sr. ’27, Rome, Ga.

1988-1989

*Dr. William P. Harbin Jr. ’22, Rome, Ga.

1987-1988

*Dr. Thomas S. Harbin ’33, Rome, Ga.

*Mr. Alfred Lee Barron ’26, Rome, Ga.

1986-87

*Mr. Charles Alexander Hight ’32, Rome, Ga.

*Dr. Edgar F. Shannon Jr. ’35, Charlottesville, Va.

1985-86

*Dr. H. William Scott Jr. ’33, Nashville, Tenn.

*Mr. Ramsay D. Potts ’34, Washington, D.C.

1984-85

*Mr. Earnest Paul Rogers ’21, Atlanta, Ga.

*Mr. Oscar L. Betts ’19, Columbus, Ga

1983-84

*Mr. J. Thomas Watters ’44, Rome, Ga.

*Deceased