Mike and Karon Lacey Earn Cy's Favorite Alum Award
AMES, Iowa-The Iowa State University Athletics Department announces Mike and Karon Lacey of Elkhart, Iowa, are the recipients of the 2008 Cy’s Favorite Alum award. Since 1955, the athletics department annually recognizes the loyalty and accomplishments of a graduate or contributor. Past winners include Rod and Connie French of Des Moines, Jack and Dilla Cosgrove of Cedar Rapids, and Erb and Marge Hunziker of Ames.
Mike and Karon will receive the award from ISU Athletics Director Jamie Pollard and university mascot, Cy, at this weekend's Iowa State-Texas A&M football game.
The Laceys are long-time season ticket holders for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball and are members of the Cyclone Club, the annual-giving program for ISU Athletics. Mike has served as the president of the Cyclone Gridiron Club since 2003 and has been a past president of the Greater Des Moines Cyclone Club. The Laceys are lifetime members of the ISU Alumni Association.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree from ISU, an MBA from Golden Gate University and a law degree from Drake University. Mike joined Des Moines’ Patterson Law Firm in 1976 where he now serves as a partner. Karon received a Bachelor of Science in child development from ISU. She taught special education in Sacramento, Calif., and Des Moines.
Mike and Karon are involved with the Kiwanis Clubs in Des Moines and Ankeny. Mike also participates in numerous other philanthropic organizations in central Iowa, as well as many law associations.
The Laceys are the parents of Dana Kaye and (Kirk) McGowan of Urbandale and Michael and (Erin) Lacey III of Altoona and the grandparents of Braden and Bryson McGowan and Colin and Madelyn Lacey.
Cy’s Favorite Alum Honorees
1955 Orvile Crowley, Des Moines
1956 Waldo Wegner, Ames
1957 Charles Shirey, Waterloo
1958 Harry Hoak, Des Moines
J.D. Armstrong, Ames
1959 Carl Bluedorn, Waterloo
1960 H.R. Hilstrom, Sycamore, Ill.
1961 Leo Fitzpatrick, Carroll
1962 Ralph Olsen, Ellsworth
1963 Dr. Russell Anthony, Cedar Rapids
1964 Ted Aulmann, Des Moines
1965 Clair G. Mason, Marshalltown
1966 Don Kaser, Des Moines
1967 George Henningsen, Des Moines
1968 Lloyd Bock, Des Moines
1969 Al Hagen, Des Moines
1970 H.D. Wilson, Sioux City
1971 Ray Donels, Ames
1972 Ray Hagie, Clarion
1973 Sam Hamilton, Chicago, Ill.
1974 Dean Knudson, Ames
1975 John Ruan, Des Moines
1976 Robert Wright, Carroll
1977 Herman Holmes, Newton
1978 Dr. James Hilton, Ames
1979 Carroll Lane, Carroll
1980 Walter Neumann, Des Moines
1981 Deane Gunderson, Rolfe
1982 Raymond Engel, Marshalltown
1983 Ralph Engel, Des Moines
1984 Dorothy Erskine, Ames
1985 Robert Parks, Ames
1986 Richard Grant, Sanibel, Fla.
1987 Robert Eddy, Des Moines
1988 Bernard Simmons, Waterloo
1989 Lydia Adams, Ames
1990 Dr. William Bliss, Ames
1991 Isaiah Harris, Plymouth, Minn.
1992 Mal Schmidt, Ames
1993 Kathryn Engel, Marshalltown
1994 Rich Severson, Ames
1995 Dr. Jon Fleming, Ames
1996 Erb & Marge Hunziker, Ames
1997 Jack & Dilla Cosgrove, Cedar Rapids
1998 Barb Houk, Ames
1999 Al & Sara Sorensen, Cedar Rapids
2000 Stewart Burger, Ames
2001 Dick & Jane Seagrave, Ames
2002 Rod & Connie French, Des Moines
2003 Dick & Sandy Horton, Ames
2004 Cecil & Dorothy Rueter, Grand Junction
2005 Jerry & Nancy Hall, Ames
2006 Don Voelker, Ames
2007 Bill & Judy Hoefle, Ames
2008 Mike & Karon Lacey, Elkhart