A graduate of the Class of 1921, Clarence Dissinger was a violinist, varsity football player, and president of the student council during his years at North Central College. From 1924 to 1959, he was director of music at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange. He died in 1969. In 1977, Dissinger's sister, Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus '22, and her husband, Dr. Carl B. Althaus '21, endowed the Clarence F. Dissinger Memorial Award recognizing distinguished service for junior and senior faculty members. Ruth was active in her church, school, and in the community of Lawrence, KS., where her husband taught at the University of Kansas for 24 years. At her death, her husband endowed the Ruth C. Dissinger Memorial Award to recognize distinguished service for administrative managers and administrative support staff.
2014 Dissinger Award Winners will be announced on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Annual Service Awards Presentation.
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