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 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.

Nominations for the 2022 Lindell W. Sturgis Memorial Public Service Award are now closed. Nomination packets must be received by Friday, February 25, 2022.

View a list of previous recipients.


Congratulations to our 2022 Lindell Sturgis Award recipient, Casey Parker.