DSLCC Distinguished Alumni Award
Covington businessman John H. Stone was recognized as this year’s recipient of the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Educational Foundation’s Distinguished Alumni Award during DSLCC’s Commencement Exercises Friday night. A 1975 DSLCC graduate and 1977 graduate of Virginia Tech, Stone is owner and operator of John H. Stone Nationwide Agency, which was established by his father, Med Stone, in 1959. He is active in the Alleghany Highlands community as a member of the Kiwanis Club, Jackson River Enterprises Board, Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Board, Izaak Walton League, Salvation Army Board, and Treasurer of the DSLCC Educational Foundation Board. He has been instrumental in the success of the Foundation’s most recent major gifts campaign and was influential in establishing the Ovella Worsham Educator’s Scholarship through a gift from Temple Baptist Church, of which he is a member, on behalf of Ms. Worsham. He and his wife, Sheryl (pictured), are the parents of four grown children and two grandchildren. The Foundation established the DSLCC Distinguished Alumni award in 2017 as a way to recognize alumni who have achieved exemplary distinction in their professions and honors all those at the College who have assisted them on the path to success, enabling them to enrich their communities.