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2015 Inductee Biographies

Amos Quick
Ernestine Bennett
Denise Greene
Pam Doggett
Clarence Grier
Rufus Williams
David Dansby
Terry Keith
David Moore
Charles Goodman
Arthur Hood
Edward Best
John Troxler

Amos Lewis Quick, III

Class of 1986



Apex School of Theology – Minister in Training Certification 2011 - University of North Carolina at Wilmington – Psychology – 1991; James B. Dudley High School 1883 – 1986



Elected to the Guilford County Schools Board of Education in November, 2004; November, 2008; November, 2012.  Elected as Vice-Chairman of Guilford County Schools Board of Education (annually) 2005 – 2014.  Member, Guilford County Schools Redistricting Committee 1996-1996.  Past Member, Greensboro NAACP Executive Committee.  Past Member, Beloved Community Center Board of Directors.  Past Member, Welfare Reform Liaison Project Board of Directors.  Designer of The Martin Luther King Violence Prevention and Leadership Academy for the Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro, NC.  Former Radio Personality on 102.1 FM (102 JAMZ) top rated morning show and community affairs director for 102.1 FM and 97.1 FM (WQMG).  Renowned motivational and keynote speaker throughout the United States.



Member – Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated;  Recognized in Who’s Who in Youth Development Professionals;  Executive Professional Certification – Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Professional of the Year – The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro; Chief’s Award – Greensboro Police Department; African American Achievement Award – United Way of Greater Greensboro;  Pastor of Purpose Award – Carl Chavis YMCA of High Point


Professional Experience

Family Advocate, United Child Development of Greensboro; Unit Director, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro; Program Director, The Black Child Development Institute of Greensboro; Director Of Operations, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro; Head Men’s & Women’s Tennis Coach, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University; Executive Director, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro; Associate Pastor, New Light Missionary Baptist Church.


Present Position

Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church of High Point, NC; Associate Pastor, New Light Missionary Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC


Marital Status



Children – Jasmine Quick – NC State University, B.A. Criminology, 2013; James B. Dudley High School Math, Science, Technology Academy, 2013; Raven Hill – East Carolina University – Political Science and Urban Planning - 2015





Ernestine Bennett

Class of 1964



Dudley High School, Class of ’64;  Bachelor of Science, Business Education, NC A& T College, ’69; Graduate School, George Washington University, Public Administration, ’72 – ’74.



First African American Female Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers Franchisee selected in July 1993.  Purchased the first restaurant in March 1994.  Expanded the business with a second acquisition in 1998 and built four new locations over the next six years. Developed a system for delivering exceptional speed of service, resulting in double digit sales increases that became the standard  and was adopted nationwide in the Wendy’s system. 


Prior to Wendy’s, had a 20+ year career in the federal government, Department of Health and Human Services, Social Security Administration.  Took an early retirement to pursue the dream of becoming an entrepreneur.



Top 100 Women of Influence, Atlanta Business League, 2006; Infinity Broadcasting’s 4th Annual “For Sisters Only” Community Service Award , 2004; Profiled by WSB TV for Black History Month, 2005;  honored in “Salute to Living Legends”, 2005; selected “Woman of the Year”, Atlanta Business League, 2005; honored by the Southeastern Region AME Church for “Deliverance in Economic Development”, 2008;  “Above and Beyond Award” for outstanding Employer Support of the National Guard and Reserve, 2008; Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, Master Achiever, 2004; Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, Most Influential, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009; Commissioner’s Citation, DHHS, Social Security Administration, for Sustained Outstanding Contributions to the Modernized Disability System, 1993; Regional Commissioner’s Citation, for Highly Effective Contributions to SSA’s Modernized Disability System, 1994.


Professional Experience

President and CEO of E B Enterprise Unlimited, Inc. dba Wendy’s, 1993 - 2009.  Sold the restaurants and retired from the QSR industry in 2009.  Continues to operate both holding Companies with other commercial ventures currently.  Provides consulting to aspiring entrepreneurs, conducts workshops on “How to Become an Entrepreneur”, Counselor with SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives/Entrepreneurs   


Marital Status







Dr. Denise Crews Greene

Class of 1974



Bowie State University – Doctorate of Education 2008; The Ohio State University – Masters of Arts – Educational Administration 1979; Winston-Salem State University – Bachelor of Science – Intermediate Education 1978; James B. Dudley High School 1970-74; Lincoln Junior High School 1967-70; Bluford Elementary School 1961 – 67



  • As Director of School Support and Improvement in Montgomery County Public Schools (MD), supervised and supported thirty-seven elementary, middle, and high schools in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson, Wheaton, Whitman quad-clusters and the Alternative Programs to ensure leadership for equity and excellence.

  • Supervised two schools that received National Blue Ribbon Awards, three high schools listed in the top 100 nationally ranked schools, and four schools offering the International Baccalaureate Program.

  • As principal of North Chevy Chase ES (MD) - successfully collaborated with staff, parents, and community to develop an instructional program that fostered continued students’ success as recognized by the county and state.  The success of the school’s magnet program, with the concentrations in math, science, and technology, garnered awards from organizations such as the International Think Quest, the Montgomery County Science Technology Expo, and the International Math Olympiad organization.  Implemented the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for Grade 6 students to increase rigor and ensure students were prepared for advanced-level courses prior to completing middle school.  Received the 2006 Maryland Green School recognition.

  • Organized and taught yearly parent workshops on various topics resulting in increased understanding of instructional programs, support programs, school productivity, student development, and parenting skills.

  • Presented at the 2009 annual Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development on monitoring effective instructional math practices.

  • Presented the keynote address at the annual Parent Council for the NAACP, Montgomery County Chapter.

  • Selected to participate in the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program to study in Japan in 2004.  Studied educational programs in England, South Africa and Mexico.

  • At Winston-Salem State University, inducted into Alpha Kappa Mu and Beta Kappa Chi Honor Societies, Who’s Who Among Students In American Colleges and Universities, played clarinet in the WSSU Marching Band and Symphonic Orchestra, and received the prestigious R. J. Reynolds four-year academic scholarship.  Received the award for having the Highest Academic Average of the Freshman Class.  Graduated with honors – Magna Cum Laude

  • At Dudley HS, inducted into the National Honor Society and played the clarinet in the marching band.

  • Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.


Professional Experiences

Director of School Support and Improvement, Office of School Support and Improvement, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools (MCPS); Elementary Principal - North Chevy Chase E.S., MCPS; Elementary Principal Intern - Lucy V. Barnsley E.S., MCPS; Math Resource Teacher/IRT Briggs Chaney M.S., MCPS; Interdisciplinary Resource Teacher - Col. E. Brooke Lee M.S., MCPS; Classroom Teacher, Grades 2 and 5 - Diamond E.S., MCPS; Classroom Teacher, Grades 4 – 8 - Erwin Open School, Greensboro, N.C.


Present Position

Currently Associate Superintendent in the Prince Georges County (MD) Public Schools – supervise Instructional Directors, who supervise and evaluate elementary, middle, and high school principals – comprising eight-nine schools.


Marital Status

Married to Fred J. Greene – retired educational administrator





Pam M. Doggett

Class of 1986



James B. Dudley High School – 1986; Full Scholarship Recipient to University of Tennessee (Knoxville) -1986; Attended NC A&T from 1986-1989



Pam Doggett was a two sport athlete with records that are still unbroken at Dudley High School.  In 1982, she placed 2nd in the 100 meter hurdles at the New Jersey East Invitational (as a 9th grader).  In the summer of 1983 she won the 100 meter hurdles and set a meet record of 14.8 in the state Junior Olympics.  In May of 1984, Pam ran the 200 meter hurdles and set the state record of 27.92.  In the same year, 1984, she was a member of the State Championship 400 and 800 meter relay teams. As a high school junior, in June of 1984, Pam competed in the heptathlon in the Junior National Track for the 300 meter intermediate hurdles and has posted a top 15 all-time long jump and Field Championship in conjunction with the Olympic trials in Los Angeles, CA.  There, she qualified and represented the US in the Pan American Junior Games and coined the name “Pan Am Pam” measured 30”) and the eighth best all time record in the 100 meter hurdles once the hurdles were increased to 33” in 1984.  Additionally, Pam holds the third best mark in NC distance.  She was also conference player of the year in basketball as a senior Pam was recognized in January 2014 as one of the top 100 athletes of all time in the state of North Carolina by the NCHSAA.  She was listed as one of the best track and field performers in North Carolina history who excelled at hurdles.  The Dudley legend holds the second best all-time mark in the state in the 100 meter hurdles (when hurdles (1986).  She won the inaugural Pat Best Memorial Trophy when she was named the NCHSAA Female Athlete of the Year in 1985-’86.


Professional Experience

Pam has been employed with Guilford Child Development (formerly United Child Development) for over 25 years.  She has been the transportation supervisor for 12years.





Clarence Gilbert Grier

Class of 1983



Campbell University – Bachelor of Arts (Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting) 1983-1987; James Benson Dudley Senior High School – 1980-83; Arch T. Allen Junior High School – 1977-80; Cyrus P. Frazier Elementary School – 1974-77; A. H. Peeler Elementary School 1971-74.



Clarence Gilbert Grier is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina. He a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). During his professional life, Clarence has been an upper management professional and fiscal officer for several governmental organizations. Clarence has balanced budgets and completed financial statements for these organizations that received the highest award that be bestowed on a governmental organization by the Government Finance Officers Association (Distinguished Budget Award and Distinguished Award in Financial Reporting). While at Orange County, North Carolina, Clarence improved the County’s Bond ratings from AA to AAA for all bond rating agencies ( Moody’s, S&P, and Fitch) which made Orange County, North Carolina  of only 24 Counties in the United States with a AAA bond rating from all three rating agencies. Most recently, at Guilford County, Clarence oversees the day to operations of 8 departments, 2 external agencies, is a member of the Say Yes Education Planning Committee, and is instrumental in the development of the County’s budget.


Honors and Associations

Basketball Player of the Year – 1983. All – Metro Boys Basketball Selection – 1983; Honorable Mention All – State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina, a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), and a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP). Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. Member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, Member of the Governor Finance Officers Association, International County and City Management Association, North Carolina Association of City and County Managers Association, North Carolina Government Finance Officers Association, Planning Committee Member of the Say Yes to Guilford Education Foundation. Board Member of National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont Triad (NCCJ). Former Vice President and Treasurer of the Dudley Alumni Association. Former Board Member of the Orange County Partnership for Youth. Campbell University – Dean List, Leading scorer in school history, second player to be drafted by the NBA, All Conference Basketball Team 1986 and 1987. Player of the Year in the Conference 1987. All- Tournament Team – 1987. 12th scorer in the Nation – 1987. Scored the Highest Points in ever in Campbell Basketball Game – 39. Held over 30 records in school history at graduation. Drafted By Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) – 1987. Drafted and played for the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). Inducted into the Campbell University Hall of Fame – 2001. Dudley High School – National Honor Society, Varsity Basketball for 3 years, All – Conference Basketball 1982 and 1983. All Conference 1983; High Jumper Track. Marching Band.


Professional Experience

Guilford County, NC – Deputy County Manager, Orange County, NC – Assistant County Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Greensboro Housing Authority – Director of Finance and Information Services, City of High Point, NC – Accounting Manager, Town of Chapel Hill, NC – Accounting Services Manager, City of Norfolk, VA – Accounting Manager, Saunders & White, CPAs – Audit Manager, Quad City Thunder – Professional Basketball Player, Houston Rockets – Professional Basketball Player.


Present Position

Deputy County Manager – Guilford County


Marital Status

Wife-Yvette S. Grier–Guilford County Schools. Children- George G. Grier, II  Weaver Academy, Haven V. Grier S. E. High School





Rufus E. Williams

Class of 1965



George Washington University - School of Business and Public Management, Master's Certificate in Project Management, 1997;  North Carolina A&T State University - Electrical Engineering, 1975-77; Guilford College-  Math in Computer Science, 1974-75; Guilford Technical Community College -  A.S., Data Processing, 1974;


United States Army – Stock Control and Accounting Specialists, 1969 –72; Shaw University – Math; James B. Dudley High Senior High School- 1963-65; Lincoln Junior High School – 1960-62; Washington Street Elementary School – 1952-58



Nearly thirty years (1972 – 2001) of varied experience in progressively challenging positions with Bell Telephone Laboratories (Bell Labs), Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technologies in multi-customer, multi-platform environment. Expertise includes - but is not limited to - software/computer applications development, customer care operations, human resources and computer systems engineering/administration. Achieved measurable success as manager of both projects and personnel. Leadership style characterized by “hands on” approach that motivates subordinates’ productivity.  Computer trouble analyst with demonstrable history of providing systematic methods for analyzing and correcting hardware/software problems.  As Network and Communications Support Manager, held responsibility for overall support of Lucent’s SCANS (Software Change Administration and Notification System) Communications Hardware and Network Interface; Background also includes high-quality, timely and cost effective Customer Care Support. Superior analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Accustomed to handling multiple tasks simultaneously, often within stringent time and budgetary constraints. Reputation for diligence, follow-through and dedication to quality outcomes.



James B. Dudley High School Varsity Basketball, Varsity Football and Varsity Baseball – 1963-1965; Dr. W. L. T. Miller Basketball Most Valuable Player 1964-65; Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, 1970; Honorable Discharge U. S. Army, 1971; Member – Project Management Institute;  AT&T Distinguished Member of Technical Staff – 1996; James B. Dudley Class of 1965 50th Reunion Planning Committee Chairman -  2010-Present


Professional Experience

LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES (formerly AT&T/Bell Laboratories)  Technical Manager / Distinguish Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) - Managed Electronic Product Delivery for Switching & Access Products (4ESS, 4ESS CDRP, 4ESS AAP, NAP-Conversant Voice, 5ESS Wireline/Wireless, 5ESS VCDX, 5ESS ASM, and 7R/E PS via Lucent’s North American Region (NAR) infrastructure.;  AT&T Federal Systems Division - C3 Special Systems – Systems Administration  - Planned and managed design, development and administration of mid-sized data center supporting 170 employees; center included five 3B computers and dozens of PCs; support included total physical set-up, UNIX administration, development of local software and user training and support to major commercial applications. Western Electric – Information Systems Development -Transferred accounting responsibility for Burlington Shops from North Carolina Works to Government / Commercial Sales Division, utilizing twelve major accounting systems.


Present Position

Correspondence Representative – United Healthcare


Marital Status

Wife – Patricia Sidle-Williams (Patsy) – Guilford County Social Services

Children – Chiwanda Williams Rice – Dudley Class of 1990; Crystal Williams Trammell – Dudley Class of 1995; Cherron Williams – Dudley Class of 1999; Rolandon (Step Son, Northwest Class of 1989) Grandchildren – Micaiah, Khaliya, Jai’la, Khyaira and Shante (God Granddaughter)






Class of 1957



Graduated James B. Dudley HS Class of 1957,  Class Valedictorian;  University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Bachelor of Arts 1961, University of North-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) School of Law.  Juris Doctor, 1964


Accomplishments and Honors

1964 -Admitted to North Carolina State Bar

1961 First African American to receive an Undergraduate Degree from UNC-CH

1964 First African-American to receive two (2) degrees from UNC-CH

Life Member, NAACP, Served two terms as President of the Greensboro Branch of the NAACP

Charter Member of UNC-CH Branch of NAACP & Served a Term as President.

First UNC-CH student to join picket lines to desegregate restaurants in NAACP. Led efforts to get African American hired in the Guilford County Courts.  Public Defender Office Featured in Civil Right Documentary “Majority of One” 1989 Received Dudley High School’s “Humanitarian Award

Past Master, C.W. Lawrence Lodge No. 837  Served 15 years as Grand Attorney for Prince Hall Grand Lodge of North Carolina 2012   Received International Civil Rights Museum’s “Unsung Hero Award” 2014 Received “50 Year Service



Attorney-  Practicing Attorney in Private Practice in Greensboro, NC 1964-present


Marital Status: Divorced





Terry J. Keith

Class 0f 1973



University of Wisconsin, Madison - MBA (Finance) 1982; North Carolina A&T State University - BS (Accounting) 1977; James Benson Dudley Senior High School - 1970-1973; Lincoln Jr. High School – 1967 – 1970; F. D. Bluford Elementary School –1961 -1967



Terry J. Keith is a business professional who loves to incorporate storytelling and humor into his activities. Terry established his work ethics while working at Kroger Grocery Store and at the same time attending Dudley and afterwardsNC A&T. He often acknowledges his Greensboro education as his biggest accomplishment.  Terry credits his roles in Dudley’s student body government as keys to his leadership development in both business and the community (just listen to some of his stories). His business acumen and leaderships skills landed him on the Board of Directors (Treasurer) of the $600 million Power Financial Credit Union. Those same skills lead Terry to be elected Treasurer, A&T South Florida Alumni Chapter and Past Treasurer, National Association of Black Accountants -South Florida Chapter (NABA). Although you won’t hear him describe himself as a mentor, Terry is all about caring and sharing. These personality traits are often on display especially within various professional organizations such as the American Association of Blacks in Energy, African American Professional Employee Group and NABA.



Elected Treasurer of Dudley student body; DHS National Honors Society; Recognized as America’s Best & Brightest Young Business and Professional Men (Dollars and Sense); Outstanding Florida Power & Light Company  Instructor Award (four times); Family Christian Association of America Achiever (accommodations from United States Senator Bob Graham)


Professional Experience

Phillips Petroleum Company – Accounting Supervisor; Assistant to the Director of Minority Business Development for the State of Wisconsin; Centel Corporation – Accounting Manager; Florida Power & Light Company – Various Accounting and Regulatory Affairs Manager Positions; President -  Keith Partners; Director - FSB Agency, Inc.;  Licensed Real Estate Broker (State of Illinois)


Present Position

Florida Power & Light Company - Director, Costs Recovery Clauses:  Regulatory Witness before the Florida Public Service Commission; Responsible for $4 - $6 billion in annual revenue recovery


Marital Status

Wife (27 years) – Gladys Hardy Keith – Owner and President, FSB Agency, Inc.

Children: Douglas J. Keith – Northwood University – Business Management (Sports and Entertainment Management)






Class of 1962



Graduated from Dudley High School in 1962.  Attended NC A & T State University and Guilford Technical Community College.



In 1990, David began his quest to help young children succeed in life by volunteering to mentor them.  Since that time, David has mentored over 3,000 youth in Guilford County Schools (including Dudley High, Washington Street Elementary, Peck Elementary, Foust Elementary, Kiser Middle, Hairston Middle, Bessemer Elementary and Wiley Elementary); also mentored at Hayes Taylor YMCA and in the community, since that time.  David received Certificates of Appreciation from most of the schools for the countless hours of volunteer work at their schools.  To further his goal to help young children, David Co-Founded:  Men-Tors Association, Inc.; BOTSO (Brothers Organized to Save Others), Hayes-Taylor Y-Men’s Club and Men of Dudley Mentoring Group.  David assisted the In-School Suspension Personnel at Dudley for two years.  Also, he has found time to serve in the following positions:  Executive Director and Past Chairman of the Board of Men-Tors Association, Inc., Head of Security Team and Member of Trustee Board for Bethel AME Church, President of Hayes Taylor Y-Men’s Club (Hayes-Taylor YMCA), Member of James B. Dudley Hall of Fame/Hall of Distinction Board, Member Alumni Band (NC A & T State University and Dudley High School), Past Drum Captain of Dudley High School Drum Line, Past President Postal Retirement Club, Past President and Shop Steward for National Postal Mail Handlers Union, Local 305 and Past Shop Steward for National Postal Mail Handers Union, Local 98.



Commitment Award (Postal Union, 1992), Citizen and Service to Youth Award, 1995, R.L. McGibbonny Memorial Award, 1991 and Man of the Year Award, 1992 (Hayes-Taylor YMCA), BOTSO Man of the Year Award, 1994, Men-Tors Association, Inc. Man of the Year Award, 2012, Achievement Award (Dudley High School National Alumni Association) and Grand Marshal Dudley High School Homecoming Parade), 2012, Retirement Award for Mail Handler Local 305 and Retirement Award for 34 Years Employment with US Postal Bulk Mail Center, 1999.  Nominee for Dudley Hall of Fame/Hall of Distinction Award 2015.



Retired Postal Worker after 34 years of service as a Mail Handler and Mail re-wrapper.



School Crossing Guard with the Greensboro Police Department.



Married to the former Lila Carter for 50 years; one daughter (Tonya) and two sons (David and Kevin).





Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr.

Class of 1997



Cambridge College - 2014

Master of Management

Dissertation: The Pastor as CEO/Shepherd: Leading amongst the Mess and Miracle in the               

Sheep Pen: A 21st Century Mega Church Pastoral Paradigm


Wesley Theological Seminary - 2009

Doctor of Ministry 

Dissertation: Self Help Advice vs. God Centered Instruction - Can Biblical Expositional Preaching

Provide Answers For Contemporary Issues?


Emory University (Candler School of Theology) - 2005

Master of Divinity

Honors: Diversity Scholarship, Black Church Studies and Homiletics

Certificate: Institute of Preaching and Pastoral, Holy Land  2006-2007


Wake Forest University - 2001

Bachelor of Arts - Graduated with Honors       

Honors/Activities - Presidents Aide, Eclipse Multicultural Award, Summer Management Program,

Student Government officer, Black Student Alliance


James B. Dudley High School - 1997

Graduated at the top of class from James B. Dudley High School in 1997



Voted one of “America’s Most Loved Pastors” in the September 2006 edition of Gospel Today magazine.  At the age of 28, was one of the youngest to ever achieve both of these distinctions.  His sermon, “The Curse of Being Average” was also featured in The African American Pulpit, Judson Press, summer of 2008 issue. In the summer of 2011, his sermon received its second publication in the Progressive National Baptist Convention’s The Best of PNBC: The First 50 Years, Volume 3.  He can be seen weekly on the "Kingdom Living" TV Broadcast and he can be heard daily on the radio in the CSRA with a "Spiritual Vitamin from PG".  On June 15, 2012, his testimony was featured on “The 700 Club Interactive.” Locally serves as a Board Member of United Way, Community Advisory Board Member, Georgia Regents University Cancer Center, Strategic Planning Committee Member, GRU, also served on the Advisory Board, Capital City Bank, Mentor, Richmond County and Columbia County School System. Selected Affiliations: Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., New Era Baptist State Convention, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He has also published and released three books entitled "You Can't Run from Purpose", “Road to Recovery” and “The Flip Side of Favor.”                                                               


  • Honor Recipient of the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Top 10 in 10 Young Professionals to Watch under age 35, June 2015

  • Recognized as one of the “Top 10” Youngest Pastors of a Mega Church in America by Outreach Magazine in their September 2014 Outreach 100 issue

  • 2014 L. N. Beard Humanitarian Award

  • Pastoral Trailblazer Award, Augusta, GA Capital City Bank Classic, 2013

  • Class 2010 – Leadership Georgia

  • Inducted into Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Preachers, 2008

  • Selected one of the “20” to Watch under age 40 by The African American Pulpit Journal, 2008


Professional Experience

  • Leadership/Diversity Work – 12+ years of experience in interdenominational, interracial, and interfaith contexts

  • Teaching Expertise – 12+ years of teaching as a pastor, lecture engagements in churches, universities and conferences

  • Assistant Professor of Religion at Paine College – Augusta, GA

  • Pastoral Skills – Ordained Baptist minister.  Consensus –builder with strong interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Serves as Senior Pastor of historic, urban church (One Church / Two Locations) with a membership exceeding 6,700


Present Position

The Reverend Dr. Charles E. Goodman, Jr. serves as the Senior Pastor/Teacher of The Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church of Augusta, GA since December 2006.                             


Marital Status

36 year old single male





Arthur “Colley” Hood

Class of 1965



James B. Dudley High School (1965) While at Dudley “Colley” was the student athletic manager for all four major sports his entire three years at Dudley.  North Carolina A&T State University (1980) Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art Design.



Arthur served the USAF (1966-1970) honorable discharged. Enlisted in the North Carolina Air Guard (1977-1979) Enlisted in the Texas Air Guard (1979-1999)  was the first minority to be selected the Chairman of the Base First Sergeants Council (BFSC) Selected as Non-Commissioned Officer of the year 1985. Appointed by the Mayor of the City of Grand Prairie, Texas, to the Planning and Zoning as a P&Z Commissioner for two terms. A Graduate of “Leadership Grand Prairie, Texas 16 week course required for all public officials.



While Arthur was in the Texas Air Guard received numerous awards, honors and citations both federal and state. Department of the Air Force Achievement Metal, Air Force Good Conduct Metal, Meritorious Service Metal, Air Force Longevity Service Metal, Texas Star Metal, Air Force Distinguish Service Metal, Texas National Guard Adjutant General Award Service Metal.


Professional Experience

Arthur is owner/CEO of Art Ink Designs a promotional products company that specialize in graphic arts. Screen printing and embroidery. Art Ink Designs has designed and produced the reunion tee shirts and other promotional items for the Dudley High School Classes of 1965, 1964, 1975 and 1968.Arthur also designed the front cover of the 2013 HOF/HOD program. Art Ink Designs supported the Dudley Football Alumni Fund as well as the design and printed Gold Fleece Vest for the Dudley Football Alumni. Art Ink Designs also printed tee shirts to honor the Dudley


Present Position

Arthur is living in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and has retired from the Department of Treasury (IRS) and spend most his time managing his two companies and traveling.


Marital Status

Arthur is married to Lynda and together they have three daughters, six grandchildren and one great grandson. High School State Football Championship. Arthur is also the owner of Click and Go Travel & Cruises a full service online travel agency.





Rev. Dr. Edward Jackson Best, Jr.

Class of 1961



International Bible College & Seminary - Doctor of Philosophy Degree; Interdenominational Theological Seminary – Master of Divinity Degree - May 1990; United States Army Chaplain, Race Relation, Motor Officer, and Infantry Schools – 1969-1977; Barber-Scotia College – Bachelor of Arts Degree - January 1969; North Carolina A&T State University –1961- James Benson Dudley Senior High School – 1957-1961


Religious Affiliations

Member - St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church; Member – Board of Church Development, Atlanta-College Park District of the North Georgia UMC; Former Secretary, Joint Review Committee, North Georgia UMC; Former Chairperson, Adult Ministries, Atlanta-College Park District of the North Georgia UMC; Former Co-Chairperson, Religion & Race Committee, Atlanta-College Park District of the North Georgia UMC; Former Chairperson, Banquet Committee - Founder’s Day - Gammon Theological Seminary; Former Advisor for Youth Council, UMC



James Benson Dudley Senior High School - Lettered in football and baseball; first high school student to hit a home run out of Greensboro Memorial Stadium; Barber-Scotia College - Co-Captain - Basketball; Barber-Scotia College - All-American - EIAC Conference


Civic Affiliations

Chairperson, Clayton County Hospital Authority Board; Vice-Chairman, Human Resources Development Committee, Southern Regional Medical Center; Member of Five Boards at Southern Regional Medical Center; Chairperson, Barber-Scotia College Board of Trustees (BSC); Former President, BSC National Alumni Association; Member, Black Farmers of America; Member, Democratic Party; Lifetime Member, NAACP; Former President, North Clayton Middle and High School PTSA’s; Co-Founder of the Security Dads, North Clayton Middle School; Former Member of the, Clayton County Board of Education Superintendent Advisory Committee, site committee for the Clayton County Justice Complex, the Atlanta/Fulton County Local Coordinating Council – DFACS, and the Atlanta Management Council; Former Advisor, City of College Park Airport Noise Control for Area Churches; Former Director – Summer Program for United Way Camp Fire Girls; and Former Boy Scout Leader, Troop 451, Greensboro/Guilford Division



Certificate of Appreciation, National Council of Negro Women; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Gammon Theological Seminary; Outstanding Alumnus Award, Atlanta Inter-Alumni Council, UNCF; Who’s Who in the 21st Century Award for Achievement; Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals; Keynote Speaker at Barber-Scotia’s 126th Opening Convocation; NAFEO’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award; Certificate of Appreciation, Board of Trustees, Barber-Scotia College; Certificate of Appreciation, National Alumni Association, Barber-Scotia College; Certificate of Appreciation, Proud Saber/Mobex 83; Certificate of Recognition, United Methodist Church; Certificate of Award, U.S. Civil Service Commission; Certificate of Appreciation, American Youth Activities, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army; life-time membership in Georgia PTA.


Professional Experience

United Methodist Pastor – June 1979-June 2014; Woodward Academy – Executive Director of Student Transportation – 1988-2009; United States Army - Earned Rank of Major – 1969-2002; Eastern Airlines – Supervisor – June 1977-March 1987; Sears – Outside Sales – 1976-1978; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – Specialist – 1975-1977


Present Position

Retired United Methodist Pastor; Retired Major – United States Army


Marital Status

Wife: Marilyn Paige Best – Administrative Assistant, Office of the CEO - Delta Airlines (Retired)


Children: Frances Stanfield –Business and Travel Manager – Emory University; Edward J. Best, III – IT Specialist; Monica Brown – Recording Artist; Montez Arnold – Music Engineer/Producer


Grandchildren: Rachel, Brandon, Morgan, E.J. IV, Kayla, Malik, Rodney, Romelō, Lil Shannon and Laiyah





John Phillip Troxler, Jr.

Class of 1968



Winston-Salem State University – Bachelor of Arts, 1973 (Business Administration) 1968; James Benson Dudley Senior High School – 1965-1968 Guilford Technical Community College – Associates Degree Machine Shop Practices 1982-1984



For over thirty years have owned and operated Troxler Cleaning Services.   Member of the football and baseball teams at Dudley during my three years at the school and received a football scholarship to attend John C. Smith University in Charlotte, NC. Transferred to Winston-Salem State University after completion of my freshman year and played on the football and baseball teams.  Proud father of Nina, Jason, and Brandy Troxler and grandfather to Taylor Troxler.



At GTCC made the honors list during both years of attendance.  Dudley highlights: Lettered in both football and baseball and was considered one of the senior stars on both teams during my senior year.  I was considered as one of the more explosive running backs in the Conference.  In addition to lettering in both sports, I also made the all-state check list on several occasions in recognition of exceptional game performances.  The Panther 1968 year book stated the following about the football team, “This was the team labeled as the most explosive offensive threat in the state.  The Panthers amassed 3.714 yards in total offense during the year. They also scored 280 points during the course of the season while their opponents scored 130. That great offensive unit was something.  It was capable of scoring any time and from any place on the field”.  Senior year stats: Rushing 45 carries, 324 yds., 7.2 yds. avg.- Receiving 7 catches, 151 yds., 21.6 yds. avg.  The 1968 Panther football team tied for the Central 4-A Conference Championship and advanced to the State Playoffs.  The Panthers lost by one touchdown in the playoffs, however the pride and excitement generated by the 1968 team will be forever a part of Dudley sports history.


Professional Experience

Founded and operated Troxler Cleaning Services, providing janitorial and cleaning services under contract to commercial, business, and residential clients. Guilford County Schools-Gillespie Park School-Custodian (current) Sexton and Building Superintendent – Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. (1992-2008) Performed additional building and maintenance services under a business contract.


Marital Status

Spouse:  Tervolia “Dottie” Troxler-US Department Housing & Urban Development  Children: Nina Troxler- UNC-Greensboro-EEO Commission US Government (Raleigh, NC)Jason Troxler –School of Communications Art, Raleigh, NC- North Carolina  Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro,NC Brandy Troxler-Elon University, Elon, NC  Granddaughter- Taylor M. Troxler - 9 months



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