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Distinguished Alumni Awards

Alvin Butler ‘03, Mary Franklin Harvin ‘06 and Jamie Rembert, MD, ‘92 are the recipients of the 28th Wilson Hall Distinguished Alumni Awards. 

Alvin Butler '03

Alvin is a Principal at Ares Management, a global investment firm, and is based in New York City. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in business administration and finance and a Master of Science in entrepreneurship. Alvin also studied at New York University's Stern School of Business and London Business School, earning a dual Master of Business Administration degree. He serves on the Board of Directors and Nominations Committee of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society of New York, a financial services forum and provider of professional education and career development to Wall Street. Alvin is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Kids Creative, a nonprofit organization that teaches conflict resolution and peace education through creative arts programs for preschool to high school students. He is a past young executive board member for Behind the Book, a literacy nonprofit in New York City that brings accomplished authors into underserved public schools, and he is a past treasurer and member of the board of directors of Community Coordinated Care for Children, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides access to quality early learning and intervention programs. Alvin and his wife, Michelle, live in Short Hills, New Jersey, with their son, Dominic, and daughter, Lily.

Mary Franklin Harvin '06

Mary Franklin works as a producer and reporter for KQED which broadcasts the National Public Radio and Public Broadcasting Systems radio and television stations in California. Her program is called The California Report and broadcasts statewide to an audience of three million regular listeners. For the station she serves as a fill-in editor for the Morning Edition segment, produces the tri-weekly longform news podcast, The Bay, and works as a feature producer for The California Report Magazine weekly broadcast. Mary Franklin has made numerous live radio appearances on KQED’s Forum and KPCC’s Air Talk. She established and co-edited a reporting partnership with the CalMatters College Journalism Network to create radio opportunities for student reporters across the state. Previously, Mary Franklin worked as a producer for KALW, a pioneering educational and community broadcast service licensed to the San Francisco Unified School District, as well as produced for The Kitchen Sister on National Public Radio. She graduated from the College of Charleston with a Bachelor of Arts in communications and the University of South Carolina with a Master of Mass Communication in communications management. Mary Franklin and her husband, Scott Andrews, live in California and divide their time between Nevada City and San Francisco. 

Jamie Rembert '92

Jamie lives in Oakland, California, where he has been a practicing radiation oncologist since 2006.  He launched the stereotactic radiosurgery program at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and has served as the medical director/chair of radiation oncology since 2015.  He is also affiliated with John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, California.  Jamie treats both pediatric and adult malignancies specializing in brain/spine tumors as well as prostate cancer.  He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry.  Prior to medical school, he worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research scientist focusing on xenotransplantation immunology.  Jamie then completed his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and received the Merck Award for academic excellence.  He then completed his internship/residency at the University of California San Francisco where he served as chief resident.  He is a published author of numerous articles and book chapters on selected topics in radiation oncology, and he was also selected by his peers to be recognized in San Francisco magazine as one of the Bay Area's Top Doctors.

Alumni

The Class of 2021, the 51st graduating class, joins 2,584 people who proudly count themselves among the ranks of our school's alumni.

Many of our alumni choose to return to Sumter after they finish college to start their careers and raise their families. As a matter of fact, 265 of our graduates are "legacies," or children of alumni, and 156 (19%) of our current students are second or third generation Barons. Alumni serve on the PTO Board of Directors, the Board of Trustees, and the Athletic Association Board of Directors, and 24 of our staff members are alumni.

Legacy members of the Class of '21 and their
alumni parents

 

Reunions

Classes who are organizing a reunion are encouraged to contact the school for assistance in organizing reunion events on campus. Please contact Leigh Edmunds McLaurin '92 at leighmclaurin@wilsonhall.org for assistance in planning an on-campus reunion event.

Alumni at College

Wilson Hall alumni are attending over 61 colleges and universities for the 2021-22 school year. Below is a partial list of the schools our alumni are attending (undergraduate & graduate):

100% of the Class of 2021 was accepted to a four-year college or university and the 57 graduates were accepted to 62 colleges and universities. Wilson Hall alumni are currently attending the following 61 colleges and universities: Anderson University - Auburn University -Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine - Baylor University - Baylor University Graduate School (Speech/Language Pathology) - Bob Jones University - Charleston Southern University - Christopher Newport University - The Citadel - Clemson University - Clemson University Graduate School (Education) - Coastal Carolina University - College of Charleston - College of Charleston Graduate School (Communications) - College of William and Mary - Columbia International University - Converse College Graduate School (Education) - Covenant College - Davidson College - Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Francis Marion University - Georgetown University School of Law - Gordon College - Louisiana State University - Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine - Medical University of South Carolina Graduate School (Health Administration) - Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine - Medical University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy - Methodist University School of Physical Therapy - Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Medicine - Pennsylvania State University - Pepperdine University - Presbyterian College - Rhode Island School of Design - Saint Andrews University - Saint Joseph’s University - Salisbury University - Siena College - Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - Syracuse University - Texas Christian University - Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine - United States Air Force Academy - University of California Los Angeles - University of Colorado School of Pharmacy - University of Denver - University of Georgia - University of Georgia School of Law - University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine - University of Illinois - University of Kansas - University of Mississippi School of Veterinary Medicine - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School (Social Work) - University of North Florida - University of Pittsburgh - University of South Carolina - University of South Carolina Graduate School (Business, Communications & Education) - University of South Carolina School of Law - University of South Carolina School of Medicine - University of South Florida - University of Southern California - University of Southern California Graduate School (Business) - University of Southampton Graduate School (Genomic Medicine) - University of St. Augustine School of Physical Therapy - University of Utah Graduate School (Finance) - Utica College - Vanderbilt University Graduate School (Engineering) - Villanova University - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University - Wake Forest University - Wake Forest University School of Medicine - Washington State University Graduate School (Anthropology) - Wingate University - Winthrop University - Wofford College