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