The Medallion of Merit Award, presented to a community member within the service area of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, has been reinstated by the DSLCC Local Board and Eddie Graham of Clifton Forge, an educator in the Alleghany Highlands for almost 50 years, was selected as the 2019 recipient. Several past Medallion recipients were also in attendance at the award ceremony, held August 13 on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. From left: DSLCC President Dr. John Rainone, Graham, Sara Lu Snyder of Alleghany County (1983), Helen Jean Fitzgerald of Covington (1986), Charlotte Martin of Covington (2007), G. Otis Mead of Lexington (1985), and Bill Wilson (1988), Helen Kostel (2001) and George Kostel (1989), all of Alleghany County.
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College’s Medallion of Merit Award recipient Eddie Graham of Clifton Forge poses with his family, from left: Rebecca Smith (daughter); Bailee Leitch (granddaughter); Graham and his wife, Brenda; Emily Mays (daughter) and Bryce Leitch and Baron Leitch (grandchildren). Not pictured: granddaughter Dallas Kimberlin. The family attended the Medallion of Merit award ceremony August 13 on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus.