In 2008, as part of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the College’s founding, the Community Council created the Community Awards Program and recommended that our Founders Day celebration include recognition of the faculty and staff, who like our founders make Kalamazoo College an exceptional place. As part of the Community Awards Program the Lux Esto Award was created. This award is presented each year at Founders Day to a staff or faculty member who has served the College for 26 years or more and has contributed significantly to the campus.
We are currently soliciting nominations for this year’s award. The criteria for the award are as follows:
- Significant contribution to the College
- Dedication to the campus community and the mission
- Promotes goodwill on campus
- Current faculty or staff who have served the College for 26 years or more.
The recipient will be selected by a committee that includes a representative from the faculty, staff, and students. The Committee will make a recommendation to President Gonzalez and he will announce the award at the Founders Day Convocation on April 22, 2022. A list of the individuals who are eligible is below. I hope you will take the time to nominate a deserving individual.
Nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 28. The letter should be at least two paragraphs long and should address each of the criteria. Nominations may be sent using the form below or sent to: Lux Esto Award Selection Committee, c/o The President’s Office
Please mark your calendars for the Founders Day Celebration on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 11:00 in Stetson Chapel to see who receives the award.
Please direct questions to Melanie Williams at email@example.com.
The nomination period has closed. Nominations for next year will begin in spring 2023.
Eligible Nominees – 2022 Lux Esto Award
|Apps||Hannah||Professor of Economics|
|Askew||Tom||Professor of Physics|
|Brady||Alyce||Professor of Computer Science|
|Brooks||Stephanie||Custodial Coordinator, Facilities Management|
|Cooper||Russell||Computer Technician, IS|
|Dugas||John||Associate Professor of Political Science|
|Elman||Amy||Professor of Political Science|
|Evans||Tom||Professor of Music|
|Gregg||Gary||Professor of Psychology|
|Latiolais||Chris||Associate Professor of Philosophy|
|Massura||Tom||Instrument Technician, Physics|
|Mills||Bruce||Professor of English|
|Rice||Tom||Stewart Professor of Art|
|Schneider||Kelly||Associate Director of Financial Aid|
|Solberg||Jan||Visiting Professor of French|
|Stack||Bruce||Electrician, Facilities Management|
|Tobochnik||Jan||Dow Distinguished Professor of Physics|
|Valle||Enid||Professor of Spanish|
Previous Lux Esto Award Recipients
2008 Tom Ponto
2009 Rob Townsend
2010 Gail Griffin
2011 Paul Manstrom
2012 Zaide Pixley
2013 Paul Sotherland
2014 Jeanne Hess
2015 Pat Ponto
2016 David Barclay
2017 Greg Brown
2018 Ed Menta
2019 Don Mack
2020 Kim Aldrich
2021 Kiran Cunningham