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Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award

Left to right: Jolene Rogers and Larry Sundall

L-R: Jolene Rogers and Larry Sundall

The Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award was established in 1992 by the Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association. Jim attended the Estherville School District graduating from high school in 1966. After graduating from Iowa Lakes Community College in 1968, he attended the University of Wyoming for one year and graduated from Mankato State University in 1972. Jim married Sylvia Groenewold and together they owned and operated Hall’s Decorating in Estherville. Jim was a strong supporter of Iowa Lakes Community College, serving as an assistant football coach and an active Century Club member for many years.

This award is presented annually at spring commencement to past graduates of Iowa Lakes Community College who are excellent representatives of the college exhibiting outstanding support of community, business and/or service clubs.

Nominations for this award are accepted electronically. Click here to make a nomination. 

Nominations for the 2014 Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award must be received by February 28, 2014. 

 

Year Name Occupation Area of Residence  
2013 Larry Sundall Alumni Vice-President Estherville, IA  
2012 Robert (Rob) Jacobs General Manager, Cooperative Elevator Association Hartley, IA Press Release
John Wittneben Owner, Wittneben Land Surveying Estherville, IA
2011 Erika Tonsfeldt Volker Director, Partnerships for Innovation Papillion, NE Press Release
2010 Bridget Breen Director of News & Operations at KTIV-TV Sioux City, IA  
2010 Darin Moeller Estherville Campus Executive Dean
at Iowa Lakes Community College
Estherville, IA  
2009 Rick Olesen Vice President of Operations & Engineering
at Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
Estherville, IA  
2008 Merwyn C. (M.C.) Gill Company Founder Pasadena, CA  
2007 Dana Holland Health Administrator, Good Samaritan Society Ottumwa, IA  
2006 Linda Heldt Iowa Lakes Office Associate Estherville, IA  
2005 Bruce Hertzke CEO, Winnebago Forest City, IA  
2004 Alan Blum Business Owner Estherville, IA  
2003 Greg Stevens State Representative Milford, IA  
2002 Dr. L.T. Donovan Orthopedic Surgeon Minneapolis, MN  
2001 Ronald Smith Farmer, County Supervisor Dolliver, IA  
2000 Dean Luchtel Business Owner Milford, IA  
1999 Marcie Frevert State Representative Emmetsburg, IA  
1998 Jack Tatman Farmer, Board of Trustees Spirit Lake, IA  
1997 Marian Brunsvold Alumni President Spirit Lake, IA  
1996 Pat Hall Iowa Lakes Instructor Estherville, IA  
1995 Herman Richter Retailer, The Three Sons Milford, IA  
1994 Dr. Judy Reinking Podiatrist Algona, IA  
1993 John S. Walz ECHO Estherville, IA  
1992 Bob Grems Iowa Lakes Athletic Director Estherville, IA  

 

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