LSSC announces 2018 Distinguished Alumni  & Hall of Fame Award Winners

Lake-Sumter State College and the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Award winners.

This year’s award winners will be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 18.

“Lake-Sumter State College has over 25,000 alumni and friends who are doing great work and making positive impacts in our community and beyond,” says Dr. Laura Byrd, AVP of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the LSSC Foundation. “This year’s winners are all great examples of this commitment to this college and our local community. I look forward to the opportunity to recognize their achievements.”

This year’s winners are:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Heart of a Volunteer Award
David Jordan ‘96

Community Engagement Award
Tracey Belton ‘80

Professional Achievement Award
Ken Carpenter ‘77

Valor Award
Jerry Smith ‘03

Scholar Award
Karen Colucci ‘79

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
Grant Gannaway ’16 ‘17

Hall of Fame Awards

Faculty Award
Sybil Brown, Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Staff Award
Claudia Morris ’10 ‘16, Executive Assistant to the President

Trustee Award
Emily Lee, District Board of Trustees

Athletics Award
The Huether Family

“I want to congratulate each recipient for their well-deserved recognition and look forward to celebrating them at the Awards Ceremony on October 18,” says Byrd.