We are proud to announce the 2004 Alumni Award Recipients. The Alumni Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. in the James B. Chavis University Center.
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Waltz Maynor
A Robeson County native, Dr. Waltz Maynor earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics in 1959 from UNCP, a Master of Arts degree in mathematics from Appalachian State University and his doctorate from Duke University in education administration and research. He is retired from the faculty of North Carolina Central University, where he also served in a number of administrative positions including chair of the Department of Education.
Dr. Maynor has been involved in community projects both in Durham, where he lives, and in Pembroke, including Lumbee Tribal issues, the Red Cross, the North Carolina Museum of History, the National Museum of the American Indian and the North Carolina Museum of Art among others. He also chaired a committee that was successful in building a public library in the Town of Pembroke. He was also a member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Louise Cummings Maynor
Dr. Louise Cummings Maynor, also from Robeson County, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UNCP in 1965. She earned a Master of Arts degree in English from Appalachian State University and a doctorate in English education from Duke University. She currently serves as chair of the Department of English and Mass Communications at North Carolina Central University.
Dr. Maynor has won many awards for teaching, including the UNC Board of Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is currently serving as chair of the North Carolina Advisory Council on Indian Education.
Athletic Hall of Fame
Tecumseh Brayboy III
A 1964 graduate of UNCP, Brayboy was a four-year baseball standout catcher for the Braves baseball team. His career fielding percentage was an impressive .985. He recorded a solid .384 batting average during his junior year.
Currently, Brayboy works with the Halifax County Schools and lives in Warrenton, N.C.
Athletic Hall of Fame
Major Alex Gaines
A native of Fayetteville, U.S. Air Force Major Gaines is a 1991 graduate of UNCP. He was a four-year letter winner and holds the school record for goals scored in a career at 44.
From left, Tecumseh Brayboy, Dr. Waltz Maynor,
Dr. Louise C. Maynor, Major Alex Gaines