Lake-Sumter State College and the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation are pleased to announce the 2018 Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Award winners.

This year’s award winners will be recognized at the Distinguished Alumni & Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 18.

“Lake-Sumter State College has over 25,000 alumni and friends who are doing great work and making positive impacts in our community and beyond,” said Dr. Laura Byrd, AVP of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the LSSC Foundation. “This year’s winners are all great examples of this commitment to this college and our local community. I look forward to the opportunity to recognize their achievements.”

This year’s winners are:

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Heart of a Volunteer Award                  David Jordan ‘96

Community Engagement Award            Tracey Belton ‘80

Professional Achievement Award          Ken Carpenter ‘77

Valor Award                                        Jerry Smith ‘03

Scholar Award                                     Karen Colucci ‘79

Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) Award
Grant Gannaway ’16 ‘17

Hall of Fame Awards

Faculty Award                                             Sybil Brown
Assistant  Professor of Mathematics

Staff Award                                     Claudia Morris ’10 ‘16
Executive Assistant to the President

Trustee Award                                                  Emily Lee
District Board of Trustees

Athletics Award                                    The Huether Family

“I want to congratulate each recipient for their well-deserved recognition and look forward to celebrating them at the Awards Ceremony on October 18,” said Dr. Byrd.

Tickets are available by contacting the LSSC Foundation at (352) 365-3518 or

The event will be held on Thursday, October 18 at the Mission Inn Resort & Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the Hills.

For sponsorships, call (352) 365-3518 for details.


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