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 a current SIU Carbondale employee to the community, 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 $1000 and a plaque.

For more information regarding the nomination process, please call 618-453-7424. To make a nomination, please complete a Lindell W. Sturgis Memorial Public Service Award 2024 nomination form and return to Events and Outreach, Anthony Hall Room 15, MC 4304, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1265 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901 or email to Nomination packets must be received by Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

View a list of previous recipients.