President's Young Alumni Award

Each year, alumni are recognized for their service to the arts, the school and the community.  This award now known as the President's Young Alumni Award, is determined by a presidential nomination, and presented at the Artists in Bloom event each spring.

 

 

Rachel Inman, 2016 President's Alumni Award Recipient

Rachel Inman is a Greenville native and graduated in 2007 from the Governor's School where she studied visual arts.  She attended Carnegie Mellon University School of Design and, over the last 9 years, she has developed a unique focus on designing digital experiences that both delight and educate viewers and users around the globe.  As an Interaction Designer at Google, Rachel has designed and created business apps, new tools for Google Earth Engine, Earth Outreach, Global Fishing Watch, and is currently the lead designer for Project Sunroof.  

 

 

Uchechi Kalu, 2016 President's Alumni Award Recipient

Uchechi Kalu, from Orangeburg is a 2010 graduate of  the Governor's School Creative Writing Department.  She then attended Princeton University during which time she traveled and studied in Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Israel and Palestine.  Since graduation, Uchechi has used her intellect and training as an artisit to be a social activist for under served populations in China and throughout the world.  Currently, Uchechi lives in Beijing and is a member of an arts collective called TransMigrant Flow which works to create workshops and creative events for foreigners in her area. 

 

Previous Award Winners

2015 - Nicole Behaire and Maggie Gould
2014 - Patina Miller
2013 - Zachary Dellinger
2012 - Kelley Anderson
2011 - James Frank Tribble
2010 - Caleb Jones 

 

Any member of the Governor's School community (staff, faculty, alumni, etc.) is invited to make suggestions for the award recipient. If you know of an alumnus who you feel should be recognized for this award, please send your recommendation with a brief explanation of why you think this person should be nominated to meredith.cook@gsafoundation.net