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The Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious of the awards presented by the Alumni Association and recognizes service to one’s church, community, profession, and Erskine over the span of one’s lifetime.

2023Guy H. "Chip" Smith III
2022Fay Simpson Sprouse
2021Mabel Purkerson
2020Dr. James Wylie Gettys, Jr. '62
2019Joseph H. "Chip" Sherer Jr.
2017Rev. Howard Max Bolin
2017Cynthia Coulter Bolin
2016Dr. Clifton Earl Linderman
2016Harriet Elizabeth Smith Linderman
2015Dr. Richard G. Taylor, Jr.
2014Dr. Joab Mauldin “Joe” Lesesne, Jr.
2013Randall T. Ruble and Martha Grant Ruble
2012Eleanor Chesnut Richardson
2011Lowry Ware
2010Dr. John Miller Grier
2009Cliff N. Wallace
2008Joe and Kathy Black
2007Thomas W. Myers
2006John Charles McGill
2005D. Parker Young
2004William J. Ranson
2003P. Cleburne McClary III
2002Dot Simpson Wise
2001John T. Moore
2000John M. Galloway
1998-99Henry L. Sneed, Jr.
1997Gordon G. Parkinson
1996L. M. “Dill” and Rachel Allison
1995William B. Patrick, Jr.
1994Frank and Margaret Hunt
1993Winnie Morrison Phillips
1992John and Mary Hunter
1991Mary E. McDill
1990James H. and Betty Henry Young
1989D. Patterson Craig
1988Lloyd H. Wilkerson
1987Jack and Anne Whitesides Alexander
1986Martha Abernethy Long
1985Ralph W. Drake
1984J. M. Plaxco
1983“Tum” and “Totsy” Lesesne
1982Jane Blakely Jennings
1981Elisabeth Chisolm Huffman
1980Mae Todd Moore
1979Moffatt Grier Long
1978William Chamber “Red” Myers
1977Robert Witherspoon Miller
1976Joseph Howard Patrick, Sr.
1975Thomas Selden Watt
1974James Dixon Lesslie, Jr.
1973Sarah Hopkins Sullivan
1972Hugh Chisolm Dale
1971Jean Wood Todd
1970James Patterson Pressly
1967Everette Sloan and Ann Pressly Sloan
1962Robert Calvin Grier
1959Francis Ebenezer Grier
1958William Hood Stuart
D. G. “Dode” Phillips
William L. Pressly
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