Steve Ehlmann was honored last week with the prestigious Sibley Medallion of Honor.
The award, which was presented Friday night at Lindenwood's Butler Society Dinner, is given each year to an individual who has demonstrated a deep commitment to Lindenwood University. The award is named after Lindenwood's founders, Mary and George Sibley.
Ehlmann, who works at St. Charles County Administrator, has served St. Charles County as an attorney, circuit judge and legislator. As a legislator, he fought hard for Lindenwood's independence from "bureaucracy and what could have been devastating mandates in teacher education," said Lindenwood vice-chairman Jim Shoemake, who presented the award to Ehlmann.
Ehlmann and his wife, Jean, live in St. Charles with their two sons, Brendan and Tyler. Ehlmann is author of a new book: Crossroads, a History of St. Charles County, Missouri. The book is the second published by the Lindenwood University Press, and will go on sale after Thanksgiving.
Previous winners of the Sibley Medallion include the following:
Duane Flowers 2003 Jane Calvert Rogers 2002 Betty Tyree Osiek 2001 Bill Symes 2000 Gary Shaw 1999 Harlen C. Hunter 1998 Sue Spellmann 1997 Margaret Ketcham 1996 Elizabeth Rauch 1995 Anne Pals 1994 Larry G. Kelley 1993 Ruth H. Watkins 1992 Dorothy Warner 1991 Raymond W. Harmon 1990 Jane Crider 1988 John C. Hannegan 1987 Henry J. Elmendorf 1986 Frank B. Brockgreitens 1979.