Each year the Lakeland University Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni and community members for their achievements. While we are able to tell many of our Lakeland success stories, we rely on our alumni to help us identify stories we may have missed along the way. All nominations are reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Ambassadors.
The President's Richard C. Preuhs `65 Award
Criteria: Must be an alumnus of (Mission House) Lakeland University. Must have been an employee of the University after graduation. Must have shown extraordinary commitment to the mission of the University. Must have noteworthy achievements in fostering student success, campus community or stewardship of campus resources
Professional Achievement Award
Criteria: Be an alumnus of (Mission House) Lakeland University. Have achieved national, state, or regional recognition for outstanding achievement in his/her profession
Service to the University Award
Criteria: Be an alumnus of (Mission House) Lakeland University. Have demonstrated excellent service to the university in at least two or more of the following: student recruitment, financial support, leadership in the LCAA, volunteer support of university programs, administrative/teaching efforts as an employee of the university, internships and/or job placement.
Service to the Community Award
Criteria: Be an alumnus of (Mission House) Lakeland University. Performed outstanding service as a volunteer in their community and/or civic organizations. Be an individual that supports the Mission Statement of Lakeland University through his/her volunteer efforts.
Honorary Alumni Award
Criteria: Perform service to Lakeland University, church, and or community, in two or more of the following areas: leadership in voluntary organizations, sustaining financial support, contribution of special skills.
Outstanding Faculty Award
Criteria: Current full-time faculty members must have taught at Lakeland for five consecutive years. Current part-time faculty members must have taught at Lakeland for eight consecutive years. Have received special recognition either through the university community (Underkofler Award, Fessler Professorship, etc.) or from outside organizations. Have shown concern for students over and above classroom duties through volunteer work with student organizations.
Outstanding Recent Alumni Award
Criteria: Be an alumnus of Lakeland University. Graduated within the last 10 years. Has outstanding achievements in his/her profession. Has remained connected to Lakeland University and assisted with university-related activities.
Professor J. Garland Schilcutt Award
Criteria: The Professor J. Garland Schilcutt Award was established in 2015 in recognition of the guidance and support Prof selflessly provided to countless students during his 57 years at Lakeland. This award celebrates and honors alumni who have dedicated themselves to educating, mentoring and positively impacting the trajectory of young people's lives.