The Kay Kappes Golden Shamrock Award is given to a staff member that supports the students of the College of Engineering, using the same criterion as used to define a Knight. The Golden Shamrock recipient should be an individual who has demonstrated leadership and service, contributed to the enhancement of student activities, and maintained a high level of character. Additionally, the Golden Shamrock recipient may be an individual who has acted as a mentor to one or more of the Knights-elect.
This award is named after Kay Kappes, former College of Engineering staff member, who demonstrated exemplary service and ever-lasting commitment to hundreds of students throughout her career. Many of the Knights’ legacies and traditions can be directly attributed to her work in the College. Kay passed away in August 2016: the Kay Kappes Golden Shamrock Award serves to celebrate her invaluable contributions to many generations of Knights.
|2001||Charles A. Henderson|
|2002||Greg O. Larson|
|2019||Cynthia Jeanette Coleman|