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Alumni Award Winners

At each Homecoming, the Alumni Association recognizes members who have made significant contributions to their community, their organization and LWC.

All alumni association members may nominate an alumnus or alumna for the following awards: Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Service, Young Alumus/Alumna or Special Achievement.

2021 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumna Award - Karen Sue Pendleton '60 Wilson
Outstanding Young Alumna - Kasey Compton '10
Distinguished Service Award - Linda McKinley '66 Grider
Honorary Alumna - Garmoline Carpenter (posthumously)
2017 Award Recipients

2019 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumna Award - Valerie Murrell Adams '90
Honorary Alumna Award - Susan K. Minton
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award - Josh Conner '04
Distinguished Service Award - Chris Wells '01
2017 Award Recipients

2018 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumna Award - Ann Martin '75
Honorary Alumnus Award - John Howery
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award - Andy Mann '08
Distinguished Service Award - Dan Antle '71

2017 Award Recipients

2017 Alumni Award Recipients

Outstanding Young Alumna Award - Lori Riddle '02 Eberenz
Distinguished Service Award - Carrie Luker '67 Farris
Distinguished Alumnus Award - Robert W. Flowers '70

2017 Award Recipients

2016 Alumni Award Recipients

Outstanding Young Alumna - Dr. April Richardson-Hatcher '02
Distinguished Service Award - Amy Thompson-Wells '99
Distinguished Alumnus - J. Paul Long '75
Outstanding Young Alumnus - Dr. S Ross Martin '05

2016 Award Recipients

2015 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Service Award - LWC Assistant Food Service Director and Catering Director JoAnn Panko
Honorary Alumnus - LWC Professor of Music Robert Reynolds
Distinguished Alumnus - Michael Kearns '63
Outstanding Young Alumnus - Chris Innes '05
Honorary Alumna - Retired Educator Judith Ford

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2014 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumnus - Kerry Michael Givens '73
Outstanding Young Alumnus - Chris Estes '01
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee for Softball - Jessica Seamon '01
Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee for Volleyball - Michelle Burns '01 Perry
Honorary Alumni - Dee and the Rev. Howard Reynolds

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2013 Alumni Award Recipients

Honorary Alumni Award - LWC Associate Professor of Music Gerald Chafin and his wife, Sonja.
Distinguished Alumnus Award - Greg Hall '82
Distinguished Service Award - Jean McLean '49, posthumously, accepted by husband, Lynn.
Outstanding Young Alumnus - Brian Shirley '98
Honorary Alumnus Award - B.J. Burnett

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