The Castleton University Alumni Association has awarded Lawrence (Larry) Courcelle ‘72 with the Spartan Service Award for 2022.
The Spartan Service Award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate outstanding service to the University. The award recognizes the achievements of individuals working on behalf of the University through service in alumni programs, on advisory committees, and through efforts made to ensure the welfare of the institution.
In addition to significant contributions of time, service, and talents throughout the years, the recipient of this award exemplifies what it means to be a Spartan and inspires the world around them through service to the community.
Courcelle is a Rutland County native and has a long, personal history with Castleton. It’s where he met his wife, Wanda, a Castleton alumna.
Over the past 50 years, Courcelle has been involved with several activities and projects related to the University, as well as service to the Rutland community. Castleton students may recognize him from his participation in candle lighting and commencement.
Community members may know Courcelle for his work with a variety of committees. From his selectboard service in Mendon during the aftermath of Hurricane Irene as he worked to help evacuate people from unsafe areas, to positions on the Rutland Free Library board, Rutland Regional Planning Commission, Otter Creek Communications Union District, and more.
Currently serving as vice president of the Castleton Alumni Association, he continues his steadfast dedication to students, the institution, and his community through engagement with projects seeking to better the lives of those around him.