Larry Sundall, former Emmet County director of veterans affairs, received the Jim Hall Outstanding Alumnus Award at Iowa Lakes Community College commencement ceremonies Friday night.
Following is the statement that Jolene Rogers, executive director of institutional advancement, made in presenting the award to Sundall:
The Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award was established in 1992. Jim was a 1968 graduate of Iowa Lakes. He continued on to earn a bachelor's degree from Mankato State. Jim was a strong supporter of Iowa Lakes Community College and served as an assistant football coach and was active in the Century Club for many years. Each year, this award is presented to alumni, nominated by their peers, who exemplify outstanding support for community, service, education, and is a good representative of the college.
Larry Sundall with Jolene Rogers, executive director of institutional advancement, and his family after receiving the Jim Hall Award.
EDN?photo by Michael Tidemann
As a member of the Laker class of 2000, it's my honor to stand before this class and present the Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award. Tonight, I'm especially honored to introduce this year's inductee, Larry Sundall.
It's been my pleasure to work with him as director of the Alumni and Friends Association where he's served as president for many years and is the epitome of volunteer. Among many examples of service to community is his role on the original board to establish the Free Clinic here in Estherville. He served in the Navy for four years. He worked for many years overseeing Emmet County Veterans Affairs and continues to advocate for veterans even after his retirement.
We're glad you chose Iowa Lakes to begin your education and service journey and congratulate you on being recognized as the 2013 Jim Hall recipient. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to the college and the community - as well as being a tremendous role model for our graduates as they embark on their own journey.