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Lyon College announces 2021 alumni award winners

The Lyon College Alumni Council has selected the recipients of the 2021 Alumni Awards.

Two Lyon graduates are selected annually for the Patterson Decade Awards. The candidates must be members of the 10-year reunion class and must have achieved a notable degree of success in their chosen field, career, or profession. 

The Patterson Decade Award will be presented to Dr. Lesley Milton, ’11, and Christopher Dickie, ’11. 

The Decade of Service Award is presented annually to a Lyon graduate who is a member of the 10-year reunion class and has demonstrated outstanding service to the College.

The Decade of Service Award will be presented to Rev. Margaret Alsup, ’11.

The Distinguished Alumna Award is presented annually to a former student who completed at least 30 hours at Lyon. A minimum of 15 years must have passed since the candidate attended Lyon, and the candidate must have shown active interest and support of the College in the interim 15 years and be distinguished in his or her field or career.

The Distinguished Alumna Award will be presented to Deborah Frazier, ’87. 

The Honorary Alumnus Award is presented annually to a candidate who has achieved a notable degree of success in his or her chosen field, career, or profession. The candidate must also have received previous recognition from contemporaries and cannot be a graduate of Lyon College.

The Honorary Alumnus Award will be presented to Dr. Bruce Johnston, former Dean of Students at Lyon College.

The Lifetime of Service Award is presented annually to a graduate or friend of the College who has demonstrated outstanding service to Lyon.

The Lifetime of Service Award will be presented to Clifton Avant, ’78.

“It’s always a treat for us to honor the Alumni Award recipients and learn about the different ways our alumni use their Lyon education to change the world,” said Cindy Barber, ’85, Director of Alumni Engagement.

The 2021 Alumni Award Banquet will be held Friday, Oct. 8, in the Paterson Dining Hall in Edwards Commons. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., with dinner following.

“We hope you will join us for a very special evening!” said Barber.

Tickets for the event are available here.