For this year’s recipient of the Lake Land College alumni association Golden Apple Award, receiving the award was an utter surprise. After several years of organizing the application and award process for other association members, Becky Earp, Mattoon, was shocked to be named the 2011 Golden Apple Award recipient.
Earp, administrative assistant to the vice president for academic services, has been a member of the alumni association for eight years and has played an integral part in planning many activities the organization puts together.
“This year’s recipient is one of those ‘behind the scenes’ members who we have relied on to take part in activities and events as well as play a vital role in the planning and growth of the alumni association,” said Pam Crisman, alumni association executive officer and vice president for development.
Earp is being honored with the Golden Apple Award for ensuring the highest level of communication regarding scheduling and meeting organization for the Alumni association. She plays a key role in the organization of and communication to the Alumni association board of directors as well as the alumni association director, vice president for development, and the executive officer of the Foundation and alumni association. Additionally, Earp was an important part of the development of Alumni Park on the Lake Land College campus, often working with landscapers, staff, board members, and donors throughout the district. Earp has contributed to the alumni newsletter and volunteered to help organize the association’s participation in Special Olympics Family Festival.