Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award
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
|2009||Rick Olesen||Vice President of Operations & Engineering
at Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
|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|