Each year, Lakeland University 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.
We want to hear about the success stories! Submit a nominee you think deserves to be recognized for their work.
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
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.
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.
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.