Friday, September 24, 2010

On Friday, September 24, 2010, South Carolina educator Jasper Salmond, along with fellow South Carolinian Orangeburg photographer Cecil Williams, was inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.

The ceremony was held in Atlanta, GA honoring graduates of historically black colleges and universities for excelling in their professional fields and for their service to the country. The award was given by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation Inc.

Salmond, a magna cum laude graduate of Benedict College, has had a distinguished career that spanned business and education, including more than two decades as a member of the Richland 1 school board. Salmond was a teacher and administrator in the Columbia public schools before joining Wilbur Smith Associates, a transportation and infrastructure consulting firm headquartered in Columbia, in 1972.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards.

He was honored alongside other prominent HBCU graduates, including civil rights leader Julian Bond, retired Morris Brown College president Samuel D. Jolley Jr., and former Dallas Cowboy defensive tackle Jethro Pugh.

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