Distinguished Service Alumni Award
The Distinguished Service Alumni award is presented annually at commencement by
the LaGrange College Alumni Association to outstanding alumni. It honors continuous,
devoted service to, and support of, LaGrange College.
Recipients are former college students who have distinguished themselves in their
social, civic, professional or business careers in such a way as to reflect honor
on their Alma Mater. Important criteria in the selection process are the alumnus's
activities and involvement with the college since his/her student days. During
its winter meeting, the Alumni Council submits nominations. A committee composed
of the college President, Alumni Association President and the Director of Alumni
and Community Relations reviews the nominations and selects a recipient(s). If
an alumnus has received either the Shackelford Award or been named to the Wall
of Outstanding Alumni in the last five years, he or she is not eligible for this
Walter Malcolm Shackelford Distinguished Alumnus Award
Often presented in the fall, the Malcolm Shackelford Distinguished Alumnus Award
is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and brought
honor to the college.
The award is named for named for a former professor of education (1958-1972) and
academic dean of the college (1972-1982).