Seeking Nominees for Jim Hall Outstanding Iowa Lakes Alumni Award

(Estherville, Iowa) The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is seeking nominations for the 29th annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award. This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes, who exemplify outstanding support for the community, business, school, service clubs, and more.

The Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association established the Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award in 1992. Hall was a 1968 alumnus of Iowa Lakes who died in 1991. He was a strong supporter of the college and enjoyed being an assistant football coach at Iowa Lakes.

Past recipients of the award include Dan Jorgenson, Kathy Preston, and Diane Nelson of Ringsted; Dr. Judy Reinking of Algona; James Donovan of Baxter, Minn.; Ronald Smith of Dolliver; Marcie Frevert of Emmetsburg; Mike Martens, Doug Burton, Larry Sundall, Bob Grems, John S. Walz Sr., Pat Hall, Alan Blum, Linda Heldt, Rick Olesen, Darin Moeller and John Wittneben of Estherville; Herman Richter, Dean Luchtel, and Greg Stevens of Milford; Marian Brunsvold and Jack Tatman of Spirit Lake; Bruce Hertzke of Forest City; Dana Holland of Ottumwa; Erica Tonsfeldt Volker of Papillion, Neb.; M.C. Gill of Pasadena, Calif.; Dr. L.T. Donovan of St. Paul, Minn.; Bridget Breen of Sioux City; and Robert (Rob) Jacobs of Hartley.

COVID-19 prevented the selection of a recipient for 2020, so submissions from 2020 will be included with 2021 nominations for review.

Those wishing to name a deserving candidate may send a nomination to the Iowa Lakes Alumni & Friends Association, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334; fax to 712-362-0480; e-mail to Alison Mason at or submit online by visiting All nominations are due by Friday, March 13, 2021.

For more information, contact the Iowa Lakes Institutional Advancement Office at 712-362-0491