Alumni & Parent Programs

Clarrean Anthony '38

Katharine Merrill Graydon Alumni Service Award, 2002

Ms. Anthony '38, as she is fondly and respectfully known to the Butler family, is a Butler legend. She has played a vital role in the history of African-American students and diversity at Butler. Ms. Anthony was instrumental in the formation of both the Minority Alumni Council and the Morton-Finney scholarship program which encourages students to be scholars and servant leaders.

Ms. Anthony attended Indianapolis Public Schools #63, #17 and Crispus Attucks High School. In addition to her 1938 Butler degree in education, she earned a masters in social work from Indiana University in 1960. She has worked for the government in Washington, D.C., and in Indianapolis. She was a school social worker in Indianapolis public schools for 20 years.

A valued member of her church community at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ms. Anthony is a member, past president and treasurer of the Levites Club. She is a member of the Mt. Zion Senior Action Group and a member of their senior center board of directors. She is a sister of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Golden Soror, having held many offices. In the local community, Ms. Anthony has served as the past president of the Marion Council on Aging and as past president and treasurer of the United Senior Action of Indiana, central Indiana chapter. She volunteered with the United Way Indiana Black Expo 1994.

From 1984-2000, Ms. Anthony was instrumental on Butler's Minority Alumni Council as they forged ahead with leadership and diversity initiatives.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Sam Masarachia Leadership Award 2001 (through United Senior Action) and the Panhellenic Council Leadership Award (1995).

Ms. Anthony regularly attends Butler events, from sports to fine arts.

Updated 2002