Lindell W. Sturgis Award

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sturgisLindell W. Sturgis Award

In 1979, the family of the late Lindell W. Sturgis of Metropolis, Illinois, established an endowment to fund an award to recognize the contributions of an SIU Carbondale employee to his or her community, the area, state, or nation. 

Lindell W. Sturgis was a member of the University's Board of Trustees from 1949 to 1951, and from 1953 until he retired in 1971. He was Chairman of the Board from 1969 until his retirement.

This prestigious award is presented annually by the Board of Trustees and consists of a cash gift of $750 and a plaque.


 View a list of previous recipients.

Congratulations to our 2021 Lindell Sturgis Award recipient, Joey Helleny.