Our award winners share a common trait: Their enthusiasm is not just inspiring, it is infectious. Our honorees personify the very best of what a LCSC education stands for: dreaming big, working hard and reaping the rewards of a job well done.
Alumnus of the Year: Mr. Kermit Mankiller
Marion Shinn Lifelong Achievement Award: Ms. Liz Chavez
Rising Star (Young Alumnus) Award: Ms. Brooke (Cushman) Henze and Mr. Luis Carrillo
Educator of the Year Award: Ms. Ella-Mae Keatts
Aletha Pabst Award: Kathleen Grussing, Dr. Richard Moore
David Walker Spirit Award: Ms. Diane Fernandez and Mr. Bert Sahlberg
Presented to an alumnus/alumna who has enriched the lives of others through their generous gifts of time and talent, their involvement with civic, charitable and social causes and their ability to inspire.
Recognizes outstanding contributions of an alumnus/alumna who has shown long-term dedication and service to the College and their community. The board chose to honor Dr. Marion Shinn for his distinguished record of service and achievement, by naming this award in his honor.
Excellence in Education Award recognizes superior achievement in the field of education. The recipients serve as role models and set standards of excellence to which others can aspire.
Pays tribute to someone who is not an alumnus, but has made significant contributions to Lewis-Clark State College.
Recognizes significant contributions by an individual in their field of endeavor, whether through professional achievement or community service. The recipient is aged 40 or under, and sets an inspirational example for future young alumni.
This award is presented to an individual that builds pride and spirit on campus and who consistently demonstrates extraordinary loyalty, commitment, dedication and service to Lewis-Clark State College and his community.
Presented to an LCSC Coeur d'Alene alumnus/alumna who has enriched the lives of others through their generous gifts of time and talent, their involvement with civic, charitable and social causes, and their ability to inspire.