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The 2010 DSUAA Hall of Fame inductees and honorees (seated l-r) Minnie Hill and Mrs Dorothy Talbert; Standing l-r) Dr. Harry Williams (non-inductee), William Ross, Dr. Tom Butler, Dr. Yvonne Johnson, Rev. William Granville Jr., John Martin, Philip Sadler, Nathan O. Thomas, John Ridgeway and Dr. Bernard Chase, DSUAA president.


  DSUAA honors Hall of Fame Inductees


Seven new members were inducted into the DSU Alumni Association Hall of Fame as part of the 2010 Homecoming activities on campus.
The inductions were held on Oct. 15 in the Martin Luther King Student Center. The newly inducted DSUAA Hall of Fame members are:
  • Rev. Dr. William Granville, education – 30-year executive with Mobil and founder of the Granville Academy.
  •  John Ridgeway, business – corporate manager for Toyota Financial Services.
  • William Ambrose Ross, community service –former president of the Columbia Interfaith Housing Corporation and former president of the League for Human Rights in Baltimore, in which he was involved in writing the first public accommodations stature for that city’s local government.
  • Dr. Tom Butler, honorary alumnus – 22½-year DSU professor of social work
  • Dr. Yvonne Johnson, honorary alumna – DSU 39-year  associate professor of music
  • Dr. John Martin, Sr., honorary alumnus – DSU athletics director 1986-1995.
  • Philip G. Sadler, Jr., Rebecca Brockington Lifetime Achievement Award – 30-year accountant, auditor and financial manager for a number of government and private entities. He is also a life member of the DSUAA and has served as its national president, and vice president.
In addition, special Dedicated Service Awards were presented to Minnie Hill, Jean Allen Wilson and Ernest Talbert (posthumous).