Pathways to Success Recognition Banquet
The Education Foundation of Albert Lea and Albert Lea Area Schools are pleased to announce their recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award.  The Foundation will be “Celebrating 18 years of Success in 2018” with all who attend this year’s banquet.

Recipients of this year’s awards will be recognized at the Education Foundation’s Pathways to Success Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Wedgewood Cove, Albert Lea, Minnesota.  All are welcome to make a reservation to attend this event to share in the Foundation’s commitment to the community’s children.

The event will begin with a social gathering/cash bar at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.  Reservations may be made by filling out the form below and mailing it and a check for $40 per adult ($11 per child age 12 and younger) to the Education Foundation of Albert Lea, P.O. Box 828, Albert Lea, MN, 56007.  Questions should be directed to Lilah Aas, President of the Foundation board of directors at the Foundation email address

The following morning Friday, Sept. 14, the three living 2018 Distinguished Alumni will lead an open discussion with members of the senior class in an assembly at Albert Lea High School.

Distinguished Alumni awards are given annually to graduates of Albert Lea High School who have achieved success in the area of Business and Economic Achievement or Humanitarian and Public Service Achievement.  In addition, awards may be given posthumously to candidates in either of the categories.

This year’s Distinguished Alumni follow:

Anne W. Kepple

Anne W. Kepple, Ph. D. (Class of 1975)
Humanitarian and Public Service
In honor of her work in addressing the problem of hunger and promoting food security worldwide.

Bradley Arends

Bradley K. Arends, J.D. (Class of 1977)
Business and Economic Achievement
In honor of his commitment to the local business and economic communities.

Jack Brill

Jack Brill (Class of 1955)
Business and Economic Achievement (posthumously awarded)
In honor of his career as a research engineer and his involvement in inventions that have become household names.

Mary Harrison

Mary Harrison Johnson (Class of 1978)
Humanitarian and Public Service
In honor of her commitment to improving the lives of children with facial and other deformities in developing countries.

Click here to download an invitation response

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