Alumni Awards

This award was established to recognize future leaders among Lincoln College’s young alumni, defined as those who have been alumnus/a for 20 years or less. This individual should demonstrate leadership capabilities, have a substantial indication of a commitment to the service of others, demonstrate the potential for leadership/distinction in the long term, and/or have substantial commitment to Lincoln College and its mission.

Graduation Year: ’99 Award Year: April 2014

Young Alumni Achievement Award  – Nathan Englehardt, Class of 1999


Nathan Englehardt, class of 1999, was a starting pitcher for the Lynx and two-time Academic All American. He graduated valedictorian of his class, and received the Adelia Niebuhr Stickel Award, the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, and the Layman Athletics Award. He was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and was a Scholar of Distinction in the National Council of Independent Junior Colleges Academic All-American Program. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the academic honor society for two-year colleges. He continued his education at Eastern Illinois University where he earned two degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Marketing in 2001 and the Masters in Business Administration in 2002. For the past 12 years Englehardt has been working for Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. As a Senior Revenue Supervisor of the Global Revenue Management Group, he leads a team of 11 analysts and consultants who determine pricing and pricing strategies for Caterpillar machinery, engines, parts and related products worldwide. A loyal Lynx, Englehardt faithfully supports the Lincoln College baseball program and serves on the Lincoln College President’s Advisory Council.

Graduation Year: ’01 Award Year: April 2013

Young Alumni Achievement Award  – Adrienne “Adie” Harmon, Class of 2001


Adrienne “Adie” Harmon, class of 2001, was born and raised in central Illinois. After graduating from Lincoln College, she went to University of Illinois at Springfield and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went on to receive a doctorate in dental medicine from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and a master’s certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, both degrees earned in 2008. Adrienne joined the National Health Service Corps and has given her service as a dentist for the past five years to an underserved area in Northern Arizona. She has also been a clinical instructor at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz., since August 2009. Adie contributes much of her success as a dentist to her former LC professor, the late Don Hilscher.

Adrienne made multiple trips down to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with six trips in the last five years as a dentist. While she is there, she treats up to 500 patients per week doing extractions. Adrienne serves on these mission trips as a volunteer dentist through Haitian Christian Outreach (HCO). Adrienne teaches Haitian dentists how to sustain the clinic and deliver care to the poorest country in the western hemisphere while she is back in the states. Prior to becoming a dentist, Adie went to Haiti with HCO several times to serve on mission teams. Adie’s father was involved with HCO, and her first trip to Haiti was with him when she was a young teenager.

Graduation Year: ’05 Award Year: April 2011

Graduation Year: ’90 Award Year: April 2010

Graduation Year: ’95 Award Year: April 2009