Distinguished Service Award

The Jackson College Board of Trustees presents the Distinguished Service Award each year to an individual or individuals who demonstrate exemplary service both to the community and to the College. Honorees are selected for their care and concern, beyond self, for the welfare and educational advancement of this community that has been expressed, in part, through the College. It is the highest honor given by the College to our committed and involved community leaders, one similar to that of an honorary doctorate bestowed by universities.

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2019

  • Senator Mike Shirkey

2018

  • Kirk Mercer

2017

  • Karen and Bart Hawley

2016

  • Christine Medlar

2015

  • Reverend Frank Hampton

2014

  • Karen Dunigan (Posthumously)

2013

  • Representative John Walsh

2012

  • Senator Mike Nofs

2011

  • Henry C. Zavislak

2010

  • Rep Mike Simpson (Posthumously)

2009 

  • Dennis DaPra
  • Tony Dungy
  • Dr. Harish Rawal

2008

  • R. Dale Moretz
  • Charles E. Anderson

2007    

  • George Potter

2006

  • Dale Smith

2005

  • John Crist

2004

  • Georgia Fojtasek

2003

  • Bill Sigmand
  • Jerry Kratz
  • Fred Slete

2002

  • Rick Davies

2001

  • None

2000

  • Clyde E. LeTarte

1999

  • Michael Baughman
  • Victor Cuiss

1998

  • Lawrence L. Bullen
  • George Raven
  • Barbara Raven

1997

  • Mark K. Rosenfeld

1996

  • Dr. Roderick D. Riggs

1995

  • Robert L. Johnson
  • Jacqueline Dulworth (Posthumous)

1994

  • Betsy W. Dolan

1993

  • Frank Meyers

1992

  • Bernard H. Levy

1991

  • Lois Franklin
  • Myer Franklin
  • Howard Patch

1990

  • William Maher

1989

  • Betsy W. Dolan
  • John Dabbert

1988

  • M.P. (Pat) Patten

1987

  • Rep. Phil Hoffman

1986

  • Anthony Consolino
  • Rep. Michael Griffin

1985

  • John Selby
  • Walter Berlet
  • Myrna Berlet

1984

  • Terry McLaughlin

1983

  • Maxwell E. Brail
  • Richard Firestone
  • Donald P. Troyer

1982

  • None

1981

  • Harold Sheffer

April 30, 1980

  • John V. Kopplin
  • Richard C. Deming

May 2, 1979

  • J.C. Drake
  • Marvin Raguse
  • Hugh D. Federer
  • Edwin C. Hetherwick

April 27, 1978

  • Robert E. Snyder
  • E. Dean Edwards
  • Richard Cowley

November 23, 1977

  • Al Cotton

April 29, 1977

  • Ruth M. Day
  • Betty L. Giguere/Desbiens
  • Harold Rosier
  • Waunetta Rosier

April 28, 1976

  • Anthony P. Hurst
  • Dr. William M. Lannik
  • Arthur T. Dolan

April 30, 1975

  • Yulah Barnes
  • Charles O. Conrad
  • William J. Ogden
  • Louise Riggs

1974

  • None

March 12, 1973

  • Elwin T. Ruffner
  • Louis H. Leggett
  • Kae Marcoux
  • Rep. Hal Ziegler

May 8, 1972

  • James N. Folks
  • Theron B. (Rollo) Sims
  • William J. Jefferson

May 10, 1971

  • Alphonse H. Aymond
  • Leo J. Brannick
  • J. Ward Preston
  • Wilferd P. Rayner
  • Harry G. Ziegle

June 9, 1969

  • James P. Graham
  • Bert H. Walker
  • Florence Jack Price
  • Dr. William N. Atkinson
  • Leona Atkinson

June 12, 1967

  • Ray W. Herrick
  • Lyle A. Torrant
  • W. Keith McInally
  • Frank J. Dove

June 13, 1966

  • Edward O. Marsh – (Posthumous)
  • John George
  • Harold Steele
  • Justin R. Whiting
  • Norman E. Leslie
  • Harvey T. Woodfield
  • Jay F. Clark
  • George L. Greenawalt
  • Harold R. Leslie
  • Ralph D. McLeary
  • Frederick A. Probert
  • J. Sterling Wickwire