Distinguished Alumni Award
Your Alumni Association takes great pride in recognizing our distinguished graduates. If you are interested in helping us identify the next Distinguished Alum, please complete and submit the nomination form. We accept nominations from anyone interested in supporting a candidate for this prestigious award. Our selection committee—composed of alumni, a current school staff member, and a previous school principal—will carefully consider all nominees for a period of three years after their nomination, and you may re-nominate a candidate as many times as you wish.
Deadline is December 15 of each year.
Shhh! We love suspense so we keep the identity of the Distinguished Alum a secret until commencement day. Prior to the commencement ceremony, we host a reception in the winner’s honor. The honoree’s friends and family are invited so they may extend their own congratulations. The President of the Lakeshore Excellence Foundation presents the honoree with a prestigious plaque that will become a lifelong treasure. As a further tribute, the Distinguished Alum addresses the graduating class at the commencement ceremony following the reception.
Join us in celebrating the previous winners of the Distinguished Alumni award.
The recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are as follows:
2023 – Bob Adkins
2022 – Keith Avery and Mike Welch
2020 – Scott Berry (awarded in 2021)
2019 – Michael Bradley
2018 – Dr. Gyl Kasewurm
2017 – The Honorable Daniel R. Deja
2016 – Erick Schadt
2015 – Michael Gathright
2014 – Dr. Pete Vergot III
2013 – None
2012 – David A. Stockman
2011 – None
2010 – Jerry Catania
2009 – David W. Drews
2008 – Brian D. Siewert
2007 – Lori K. Von Koenig