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Lackner Award

Lackner Award


The first Lackner Award was given by the UD Marianists in 1985. The Marianist religious of the University established an award to be named after Brother Elmer Lackner, who died in 1984, to honor a lay member of the UD faculty or staff who, over a long period of time, has made a significant contribution to the Catholic and Marianist character of the University of Dayton.

Brother Elmer Lackner
Brother Elmer served at the University of Dayton for forty-five years as Professor, Dean, Registrar, Director of Public Relations, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs, Assistant to the President, and Vice President for University Relations. His influence permeated all areas of the University. To the Dayton community, he was known as “Mr. UD.”
Father Joseph Lackner
In 2016, the Marianist religious added the name of Father Joseph Lackner to the award.  Father Joe, who died in 2013, was a beloved teacher, campus minister, and homilist at the University.  As an administrator of the Society of Mary, he was a strong advocate of Marianist educational institutions and their role in our Marianist mission.

Lackner Award Recipients


2020      Kim Trick

             Steve Wilhoit

2019      Corinne Daprano

             Bill Fischer

2018      Margie Pinnell

             Paul Vanderburgh 

2017      Don Pair

             Kathy Watters

2016      Rob Durkle

             Joan McGuinness Wagner

2015      Thomas Lasley

             Teri Rizvi

2014      Elizabeth Gustafson

             Joseph Untener

2013      Amy Anderson

            Thomas Columbus

2012      Paul Benson

             Patricia Johnson

2011      Nick Cardilino

             Christine Schramm

2010      Thomas E. Burkhardt

             Kathryn A. Kinnucan-Welsch

2009      Susan Ferguson

             Joe Saliba

2008      Tom Eggemeier

             Kathy McEuen Harmon

2007      Amy Lopez

             Steve Mueller

2006      Jim Farrelly

             Roberta Weaver

2005      Una Cadegan

             Dick Ferguson

2004      Patricia Detzel

             Paul Morman

2003      Patrick Palermo

             Sandra Yocum Mize

2002      Deborah Bickford

             Mike Kelly

2001      Kathleen Henderson

             Michael O'Hare

             John Geiger

2000      Joseph Belle

             Nancy Bramlage, S.C.

1999      Donald Frericks

             Karen Pettus

1998      Elaine Carey

             Thomas Weckesser

1997      Ellis Joseph

             Mary Neacy

1996      Herbert Martin

             Ellen Murphy, O.P.

1995      Kenneth Kuntz

             Susan Tsui

1994      Jerrold Hopfengardner

             Eleanor Kurtz

1993      Xavier Monasterio

             Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH

1992      Judith Allik

             Gerald VonderBrink

1991      Patrick Gilvary

             George Noland

1990      Rocco Donatelli

             Nicoletta Hary

1989      Myron Achbach

             Gertrude Shay

1988      Doris Drees

             Edwin King

1987      Nora Duffy

             Kenneth Schraut

1986      Richard Baker

             Mary Shay

1985      William Hoben


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