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Lackner Award

Lackner Award

Bro. Elmer Lackner, SM

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 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.”

Fr. Joe 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.

2020 Lackner Award Recipients

The Office for Mission and Rector is pleased to announce the 2020 Lackner Award recipients:


Kim Trick, College of Arts and Sciences

Steve Wilhoit, College of Arts and Sciences

Lackner Award Recipients


Kim Trick
Steve Wilhoit



Corinne Daprano
Bill Fischer


Margie Pinnell
Paul Vanderburgh 


Don Pair
Kathy Watters


Rob Durkle
Joan McGuinness Wagner


Thomas Lasley
Teri Rizvi

2014 Elizabeth Gustafson
Joseph Untener

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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