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By Roanoke College News

Nominations open for 2021 Charles Brown Award

Nominations are now open for the annual Charles Brown Award, given to an outstanding Salem resident who has made a meaningful contribution to the quality of life in Salem. 

To nominate someone for the award, we invite you to fill out the form here. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 13. 

The award was named in honor of Charles Brown, the first dean of Roanoke College and the former mayor of Salem. The award is presented each year to a dedicated Salem citizen who helps improve the quality of life in Salem. Nominees must be Salem residents.   

The award will be given at the College's annual Salem Appreciation Breakfast, which will be held in October.  

Previous winners of the award include: William Paxton, Jr. (1997); Clarence Caldwell, Jr. (1998); James Taliaferro (1999); Ray Robinson (2000); Norwood "Woody" Middleton (2001); Warren Moorman (2002); Louise Braxton (2003); Roy Henrickson (2003); Dr. Esther Brown (2003); Gerald Pace (2004); Missouri "Mo" Nelson (2004); Brian Hoffman (2005); Dr. Richard "Dick" Fisher (2006); Dr. Walter Hunt (2007); Dr. N. Wayne Tripp (2008); Harry Haskins (2009); and Sonny Tarpley (2010).

More recent recipients include: Herman Reavis (2011); Sally Southard (2012); Bob Rotanz (2013); Carey Harveycutter (2014); Joan Dorsey (2014); Dr. J. Burks Logan (2015); William "Bill" Sinkler (2015); John Hildebrand (2016); Diane Washenberger (2017); Eric "Ric" Atkins (2017); Forest Jones (2017); David Turk (2017); James Bryant (2018); and Regine Archer (2019).