(L-R) Justin Goode (Carlton's son), Jarvis McCowin (M.A. '15),  and Carlton Goode. at the 2015 HESA Hooding Ceremony.
The 2016 recipient of the Albert B. Hood Outstanding Alumni Award is Carlton Goode. Carlton earned his master’s in student development in postsecondary education in 2006. He has led an extensive career in student affairs encompassing numerous functional areas of the profession, including student activities, fraternity and sorority life, multicultural programs, academic advising, and teaching.

Since 2009, Carlton has served as an academic advisor and instructor at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he has had a tremendous impact on the VCU community. In addition to providing leadership as an advising generalist, Carlton teaches an undergraduate course called “Dynamic Principles for Professional Development for Males” and coordinates peer mentors for the undergraduate leadership course.    

In 2012, Carlton co-founded and remains the coordinator for Building African American Males (B.A.A.M). The program mission is to guide African American male college students as they develop self-awareness, strengthen talents, enhance leadership qualities, and improve academics.

Our HESA faculty unanimously agreed that Carlton embodies the spirit of the Al Hood Outstanding Alumni Award. Jarvis wrote a compelling nomination that highlighted the impact Carlton has on every college student he works with, and especially on the Black male students at VCU.


Photo:(L-R) Justin Goode (Carlton's son), Jarvis McCowin (M.A. '15),  and Carlton Goode at the 2015 HESA Hooding Ceremony.