Lander University’s Alumni Association has selected Jon Driggers, ’98, of Banner Elk, N.C., as the recipient of its Young Alumni Award. Driggers was an exercise science major from Aiken, a resident assistant, SGA senator, peer educator and recipient of the Lander University President’s Award. He has served as dean of students at Coker College and South University in Columbia, and held positions at Clemson University and Erskine College. He is now dean of students at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, N.C.


A 10-year member of the Young Alumni Council, Driggers is also co-chair for candidate services for The Placement Exchange, a national partnership promoting job placement for Student Affairs professionals.


Driggers and his wife, Susan, a 1999 Lander graduate, are the parents of one child, a daughter, Lauren.


The awards will be presented to Driggers during Lander’s Alumni Day luncheon on May 3.