SCGMIS Awards Program

The SCGMIS Awards Program is designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the mission of SCGMIS as well as identify creative solution in utilizing and maximizing information technology resources.

There are four chapter awards, nominated by members of the Awards Subcommittee and approved by the SCGMIS Board of Directors. These include the Ambassador, Champions, and Prestigious Partner awards. A fourth award, known as the President's Award, is presented to a deserving Board member who is selected by the President.

Recent SCGMIS award recipients include the following:

SCGMIS Ambassador Award

  • 2016: Joelyn Manfredi (USC)
  • 2015: Janet Claggett (Richland County) 
  • 2014: Carolyn Yon (Richland County)
  • 2012: B.M. Cave (Retired)
  • 2011: Johnny Walton (Aiken County)
  • 2008: Janet Claggett (Richland County)

SCGMIS Champions Award

  • 2016: University of South Carolina
  • 2015: University of South Carolina
  • 2014: University of South Carolina
  • 2012: Richland County
  • 2011: S.C. Retirement Systems
  • 2010: S.C. Retirement Systems
  • 2009: S.C. Retirement Systems
  • 2008: Beaufort County

SCGMIS Prestigious Partner Award

  • 2017: AT&T
  • 2016: DNS
  • 2015: KeyMark, Inc.
  • 2014: SystemTec
  • 2012: Varrow
  • 2011: PMI Charleston
  • 2011: KeyMark, Inc.
  • 2010: KeyMark, Inc.
  • 2009: KeyMark, Inc.
  • 2008: Intellectual Capitol

SCGMIS President's Award

  • 2017: Rita Anderson (USC)
    2017: Carolyn Yon (Richland County)
  • 2016: Joelyn Manfredi (USC)
  • 2015: Carolyn Yon (Richland County)
    2015: Joelyn Manfredi (USC)
  • 2014: Melissa Forinash (MUSC)
  • 2013: Michael Shelton (SC Budget and Control Board)
  • 2012: Joan Amundson (USC)
    2012: Rita Anderson (USC)
    2012: Melissa Forinsah (MUSC)
    2012: Doug Hislop (S.C. Retirement Systems)
    2012: Lisa Phipps (S.C. Retirement Systems)
    2012: Michael Shelton (SC Budget and Control Board)
  • 2011: Lisa Phipps (S.C. Retirement Systems)
  • 2009: Pylisha Ward (Sumter County)
  • 2008: Lisa Phipps (S.C. Retirement Systems)

SCGMIS Leadership Award

  • 2011: Dan Furlong (MUSC)
  • 2009: Lisa Phipps (S.C. Retirement Systems)
  • 2008: Melissa Forinash (MUSC)

SCGMIS Service Award

  • 2015: Joan Amundson (USC)

These awards above are presented at the SCGMIS annual Leadership Summit along with a commemorative plaque recognizing the agencies’ efforts and distinction.

An additional award, known as the Elite Achievers Award recognizes significant achievements in implementing technology solutions. This award involves an application process by the member agency. The subcommittee will also contact key users of the system or technology to get their opinion on success of the technology. Subcommittee will vote on the top three applications per award category with final selection of the winning project determined by the vote.

SCGMIS Elite Achievers Award


  • Large Project: USC - USC's PCI Compliance Project
  • Small Project: Charleston County - Automation of Small Business Enterprise Program Certification and Tracking Program


  • Large Project: USC's OneCarolina Project Phase I - Student Systems Implementation
  • Medium Project: MUSC's Mobile Device Management and 2-Factor Authentication
  • Small Project: Town of Lexington Patrol Division's Device Management


  • Medium: Division of State Information Technology


  • Large Project: Santee Cooper Data Warehouse Replacement Project
  • Medium Project: SC Secretary of State UCC Online Project
  • Small Project: SC Retirement Systems Automation of Disability Review Project


  • Large Project: Richland County - Gunshot Identification, Triangulation and Recording Project
  • Medium Project: Lander University - MyLander Campus Portal Project

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