Jason Perkey Receives 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award

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Hartsville, S.C. – Feb. 3, 2017 – Jason Perkey, Coker College class of 1997, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Coker College Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

This prestigious award is given annually by the Coker College Alumni Association and presented to a graduate who has reached an outstanding level of achievement in his or her profession.

After graduating from Coker College, Perkey received his Juris Doctor degree from Vermont Law School in 2003.

Perkey is a political partner in the Truman National Security Project, a leadership development program designed to prepare rising political stars for national security, foreign policy and global leadership. He also recently served as the coordinated campaign director for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Perkey has been actively involved in local, state and national political campaigns since 2008,   when he worked on former President Barack Obama's campaign in Central Virginia.  He also held the position of Executive Director for both the South Carolina and Kansas Democratic Parties, during which he also served as president of the Association of State Democratic Executive Directors. 

During his second year at Vermont law school, Perkey, along with two other classmates, established a non-profit organization committed to restoring a sufficient standard of living to Esperanza, El Salvador, by employing sustainable development techniques. After graduating, Perkey was awarded a Heywood Burns Fellowship from the National Lawyers Guild to work at law firm in Washington D.C. specializing in national security whistleblower litigation. 

Perkey currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Perkey’s award will be presented during Coker College’s homecoming weekend, February 10-12, 2017.


Release written by Media Relations Coordinator Elizabeth Coxe Hubbard.



Coker College is a student-focused, private liberal arts college located in Hartsville, South Carolina. Coker combines round table, discussion-based learning with hands-on experiences to encourage active participation in and out of the classroom. A supportive, close-knit community prepares Coker students with the confidence and practical life skills they need to reach their personal best, in college and beyond.

Founded in 1908, Coker is a bachelor’s and master’s degree-granting institution and competes in 24 NCAA Division II sports. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review, and by Washington Monthly as one of the Southeast's "Best Bang for the Buck" colleges.