LSSU recognized five highly accomplished alumni and friends at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Oct. 14, 2016. The event included comments from LSSU’s President and each of the award recipients. If you know of any alumni or friends of LSSU who deserve this honor, please nominate them here and help them get the recognition they deserve.

Todd G. Fritch, Ph.D. ’93

Outstanding Alumnus

– Vice President, Business Development at Shorelight Education

– Established Geology Scholarship at LSSU in memory of his grandparents, Norma & Weldon Fritch.

– Formerly Provost of the American International College

– Dr. Fritch received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Geology from Baylor University

Mark M. McLeod ’84

Kenneth J. Shouldice Achievement Award

– Brigadier General with the United States Air Force

– Commander, Defense Logistics Agency and Energy at Fort Belvoir, Virginia

– Responsible for providing the U.S. Dept. of Defense with comprehensive energy solutions

– Formerly served as Director of Logistics, Engineering and Security Cooperation for U.S. Pacific Command
at Camp Smith, Hawaii.

Rebecca Steffler Ridky ’08

Paul Ripley Young Alumnus

– Executive Director of Michigan Senior Olympics

– Formerly Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Older Persons Commission

– Serves on numerous professional boards and committees

– Received Outstanding Sport & Recreation Graduate Award from LSSU and earned her M.P.A. from
Oakland University.

Charles and Mary Weber

Donald and Catherine Finlayson Award

– Emeritus Associate Professor of Engineering at LSSU

– Recognized by LSSU Trustees in 2005 for gift to replace electronic signs on campus

– Served on selection committee for Society of American Military Engineers scholarship at LSSU