Lincoln College Alumni Banquet is
Dinner will Honor Outstanding Alumni,
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[November 08, 2018]
Lincoln College will honor two graduates and one long-time employee
at its annual Alumni Reunion and Awards Banquet Saturday, November
Lifelong Logan County resident and 1988 Lincoln College graduate
David W. Irwin will receive the Alumni Achievement Award, while 1998
graduate Steven J. Georgy will receive the Young Alumni Achievement
Award. Also this year, Mary Jo Werth, who recently retired from the
Lincoln College advancement office will receive a special honorary
The banquet will be held in the Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium on the
Lincoln College campus, with a cocktail reception beginning at 5:30
p.m., followed by the dinner and awards program. Alumni will have
the chance to attend back-to-back basketball games that same day,
with the women’s team playing Governors State at 1 p.m., and the men
going up against Missouri Valley College at 3 p.m.
The alumni event will follow on the heels of the College’s sixth
annual Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremony Friday
night. The Hall of Fame banquet will also be at the Davison-Sheffer
gymnasium and also includes a cocktail reception from 5:30 p.m. to
6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the awards program.
David Irwin has always had a strong connection to Logan County’s
bedrock industry of agriculture, spending his childhood on the
family farm and attending elementary school in Beason. After
graduating from Lincoln Community High School, he enrolled in
Lincoln College. In the 1980s, he was among the first group of
students focused on agriculture studies and credits working on
college farmland with providing great real life experience for the
work he does today. After graduating from Lincoln College, we went
on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Ag Production.
He is currently Vice-President and Farm Manager at State Bank of
Lincoln. An active member of the community, Irwin served on the
Board of Directors of the Logan County Fair for 13 years and is on
the Board of Directors for the Downstate Classic. He is a past
treasurer of the Logan County Cooperative Extension Service Council,
served on the Board of Directors of Frontier Mutual Insurance
Company, is the Chair-Elect of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital and
twice served as Chairman of the Lincoln-Logan Chamber of Commerce Ag
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Steven Georgy of Crystal Lake was an active member of Phi Theta
Kappa Honor Society and captain of the baseball team while at
Georgy is today President of Allendale, Inc., a successful business
offering brokerage services and market strategies and analysis to
the farm and agriculture industry. He is also part owner of
Allendale Risk Management.
A talented communicator, Georgy has been seen on “This Week in
Agribusiness” with legendary broadcasters Orion Samuelson and Max
Armstrong and has done radio broadcasts for “Market Rally” on WGN.
He hosts a daily Morning Market Commentary that provides the latest
agriculture market reports over Allendale’s You Tube channel and has
been a driving force in Allendale’s extensive web and social media
communications services to the ag industry.
Steve and his wife Kristin are certified in the Safe Families for
Children program that gives a safety net to parents in need with
mentoring relationships and tangible support in times of crisis.
Georgy has also worked with his local United Way and Habitat for
Mary Jo Werth
Mary Jo Werth recently retired after working for Lincoln College for
17 years. She began working as a part-time data entry employee
before being hired as the Administrative Assistant in the Office of
Advancement & Alumni Relations.
Werth was born and raised in Taylorville. She has been married to
Kenneth Werth for more than 40 years. Before working at Lincoln
College, she worked for Franklin Life/American General in
Springfield for 30 years.
Tickets for the alumni dinner are $30 and can be purchased online at
or by contacting the Lincoln College advancement office
Public Relations and Media Manager