Lindenwood University President Dennis Spellmann on Wednesday received the prestigious Community Impact Award at the St. Charles County Economic Development Council annual Report to the Region.
Longtime Lindenwood friend Harlan Pals introduced the president and presented the award, which was given to honor Lindenwood and President Spellmann for their economic and cultural impact on St. Charles County.
"Dr. Spellmann has played a phenomenal role in the growth and development and superb quality of life we enjoy in St. Charles County," said EDC President Greg Prestemon. "This award is well deserved on many levels and we are honored by our organization's longtime association with Dr. Spellmann and Lindenwood University."
Among President Spellmann's numerous accomplishments mentioned were the dramatic increase in enrollment over the past decade, the university's huge economic impact on the region, Lindenwood's recent $125 million investment in St. Charles to expand the university, and Lindenwood's $32 million Fine and Performing Arts Center, which is currently under construction.
"I am honored to receive this award for Lindenwood," said Spellmann. "The university is a growing, thriving part of this wonderful county, which we can all be proud of."