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2019 Forty Under 40 Awards

April 13, 2019

The Benton Convention Center
Winston-Salem, NC
301 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101


The WSSU Young Alumni Council hosts The Forty Under 40 Awards celebration on a biennial basis. This banquet is not only an opportunity for WSSU to celebrate young alumni professionals who are making positive changes in the world, but also a fundraiser to support student scholarships.

By supporting this event you will be supporting the Winston-Salem State University Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c) (3) organization) in its mission to assist the most academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged, students in our community.

Semi-formal attire is required. Guests will be treated to dinner, the presentation of the awards to the 2019 honorees and live music. The Forty Under 40 Awards is always a night to remember and is not to be missed!

Our 2019 Honorees

Brandon Akinbiyi
Sergeant Ebony B. Moore
Juanyetta Beasley, PhD, RN, CNML
Ca’Vette-Latice Buford
Montavius Carson
Greg Colleton
Kia Colleton-Livingston, MSN, ANP-C
Tieshia DuRant
Tish Forney Guerin 
Latasha Fuller
Dr. Tenille Gaines
LaToya Greene Lindsey
Cameron Hamlin
Amber Harper Lewis 
Ashanti Holley
Samone Houston Graham
Kamille S. Jones
Nathaniel Jones
Quentin Jordan
Candace LaRochelle
Lori Lawson Poag
Dr. Tanesha McCauley
Kendell McKoy
Alexandria Miles, M.Ed., CRC
Elerod Morris
Jamerian Myles
Crystal Pellom 
Tim Pulliam
Aries Richardson
Tiffany Richmond
Stephanie Robinson
Captain Shana Sallee Goner
Shawanda Spencer
Dr. Marketa Taylor
Dr. Colette Waddell
Lauren Waters Jones
Tiffany Williams
Dr. Kimberly Willis Bennett 
Dr. Alexandra S. Witherspoon
Sherrod Wood


Overnight Accommodations

We have a discounted block of rooms at the Winston-Salem Marriott. To take advantage of the discounted room rate and reserve online, visit the Winston-Salem Marriott reservation page or call (336) 725-3500. It is important to mention the “WSSU 40 Under 40”. The hotel code is "UND".


Our 2019 Sponsors



event sponsor - RAMA

Sponsor: Abott Downing
event sponsor - Duke Energy