2022 Alumni Award Recipients

LSSU will recognize three outstanding individuals at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. Email alumnirelations@lssu.edu for more information.

Chris Conklin Photo

Outstanding Alumnus Award

Chris Conklinhas been chosen as the 2022 recipient of the LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award. The award established in 1968, is the highest honor that the association presents. It recognizes recipients for their personal and professional accomplishments and their involvement with LSSU, highlighting the significant achievements of alumni who serve as leaders in our region, state and nations. Chris is married to Carol Conklin and has two children, Kristine (Conklin) Goward, a fellow Laker alumnus, and Scott Conklin.

Read more about Chris in the Summer 2022 Laker Log. 



Ken Shouldice Achievement Award

Sophie Chandauka MBE was chosen as the 2022 recipient of the Kenneth J. Shouldice Professional Achievement Award. The award, established in 1994, honors individuals whose personal and professional successes serve as outstanding examples to LSSU graduates. Dr. Shouldice is, in many ways, the founding father of today’s Lake Superior State University. As the first chancellor and president (1965-1982), he guided the campus from a two-year branch of Michigan Technological University to an autonomous four-year college.

Read more about Sophie in the Summer 2022 Laker Log. 

Jamie Momber

Paul Ripley Alumnus Award

Jamie (Groos) Momber was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Paul Ripley Award for Young Alumni. The award was established in 1994 and is presented to graduates who have enjoyed exceptional personal and professional success early in their careers. She is married to fellow Laker Alumnus, Ben Momber. They have two children, Colin (7) and Quinn (5).

Read more about Jamie in the Summer 2022 Laker Log.