Gaffney High School Class of 1970

 Mars Hill BA 1974

University of Southern California Masters of Fine Arts 1978

Screenwriter for television : “Lou Grant,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Star Trek, the next Generation”

Staff writer and Producer for Oprah Winfrey and Alex Haley.

Author -“Thunder 33” novel

Awards include :

Emmy, Gabriel, The George Foster  Peabody Award , The Crystal

Twice-nominated for Writer’s Guild of America award.

”Although my parents never graduated from high school, all of their children  (nine) are college graduates and world citizens.”.

Johnny Dawkins