LCSC Alumni Association Names 2005 Outstanding Alumni and Aletha Pabst Award winners
The 2005 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year is Sonyalee Nutsch. The Aletha Pabst Award goes to a non-alumnus volunteer; the winner for 2005 is Green Baggett.
The Outstanding Alumni Award is given annually to recognize excellence among former students of the college. This year the LCSC Alumni Association has named an Attorney who is a leader in her profession and community, Sonyalee Nutsch.
Sonyalee R. Nutsch, BS, Justice Studies, ’97
Sonyalee Nutsch, Attorney at Clements, Brown & McNichols, P.A., enrolled at LCSC in 1993 as an honors student and Foundation Scholar. She was a founding member of the LCSC Mock Trial team. During her senior year, she received the Gertrude Mellen Dick Award for the highest grade average for four years of undergraduate work.
She entered law school at the University of Idaho and graduated in 2000 with her J.D. In 1999, she began an internship at the Nez Perce County Prosecutor’s Office, and then accepted a full-time position with the county office after her successful completion of the Idaho Bar Exam. In June 2003 she accepted an offer with the Lewiston firm of Clements, Brown and McNichols.
Sonyalee has been an inspiration to her co-workers. In addition to her professional career, she sings in her church choir, teaches Sunday school, and helps with LCSC Mock Trial Team. She works hard to make her goals and dreams come true. She deserves this award for all of her hard work and dedication.
The Aletha Pabst Award recognizes someone who is not an alumnus who has made an outstanding contribution to Lewis-Clark State College.
Greenfield (Green) M. Baggett, BA, History, University of Virginia, ’66
After graduating from the University of Virginia, Green went home to the Mississippi family cotton/soybean plantation. Green continued farming until 1990 when he leased his farm and began working as a rural carrier for the U.S. Post Office. While working as a rural carrier, he attended the Diocese of Mississippi Diaconal School, graduated in 1997, and was ordained Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Green served as Deacon in various churches in Mississippi until he retired and moved to Lewiston in July 2000.
Since his retirement he continues serving the St. Peters Episcopal Church in Pomeroy, Washington and dedicates 20 to 25 hours per week at Lewis-Clark State College. His award nominee wrote “Green is deeply interested in and involved in serving LCSC students and has done so in a variety of ways. He has volunteered in the Career Development Services (CDS) Office for almost three years. During that time, he has advised and assisted students, taught workshops, led sessions on career choice, provided mock interviews to students, and answered many questions posed by students, alumni, and community members using the CDS services. As a member of the CDS staff, he serves as a member of the Advisory Committee and has also helped with commencement planning, preparation, and during the event itself. On separate occasions, he has judged students during competitions through the BTS Division.
Green is the epitome of a lifetime learner. As such, I believe he represents the essence of LCSC. Not only is he a huge supporter of our College and students, he also finds time to volunteer for the local soup kitchen, Rotary, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, and his church.” Green resides in Lewiston with his wife, Sandra.