Awarding Our Alumni For Excellence

The purpose of the Lake Michigan College alumni award program is to recognize LMC alumni who have graduated from LMC or taken at least 30 semester hours. These awards are given to alumni who have distinguished themselves in their career, service to their community, or Lake Michigan College. Awards are presented each May during the College's commencement ceremony.

The Alumni Awards and award criteria are as follows:

  • The Clarence Beckwith Distinguished Alumni Award
    This award is named in honor of the first President of Lake Michigan College, and is to be given to an LMC alumnus who has accomplished significant success in his/her personal or professional endeavors.

  • Alumni Achievement Award
    This is presented to a recent alumnus (attended LMC approximately 15 years ago) who has demonstrated significant achievement and distinguished themselves in their career, education or community such that they would be role models to LMC students.

  • Alumni Service Award
    This award is given to an alumnus who has offered significant personal or professional contributions to Lake Michigan College or community. Community may be broadly interpreted as the state of Michigan or the nation.


To nominate someone for a Lake Michigan College Alumni Award, please complete and submit the Alumni Award Program Nomination Form.

For more information, please contact:

Rita Whise
Manager, Advancement Programs & Stewardship
(269) 927-6278