Pi Kappa Phi alumnus named NSU’s ‘Outstanding Young Alumnus’ of the Year

Northwestern State University presented service awards to outstanding alumni during Homecoming festivities Oct. 21.

Lane Luckie was selected to receive the ‘Outstanding Young Alumnus’ award, which is presented to a young graduate who has demonstrated an early record of service to Northwestern State. Recipients must have attained alumni status within 10 years and must be 40 years old or younger at the time of nomination. The award is presented to a Northwestern graduate who has exhibited dedication and loyalty to the university’s programs and missions and has demonstrated continued interest in service to the NSU as a volunteer, donor or advocate.

Luckie earned a degree in broadcast journalism in 2008 and is anchor of Good Morning, East Texas, at KLTV, the ABC affiliate in Tyler. An Emmy-nominated journalist, Luckie’s work has been recognized by the Broadcast Education Association and the Southeast Journalism Conference. Earlier this year, he was a RIAS Berlin Commission Fellow, participating in a trans-Atlantic exchange program for American and German broadcasters.

Luckie serves on the board of directors for the NSU Alumni Association and advisory committee for the Department of New Media, Journalism and Communication Arts. He is president of the Beta Omicron Alumni Chapter and Housing Corporation of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Having presented educational programming at dozens of colleges across the country, Luckie was named Volunteer of the Year and Facilitator of the Year and was named to Pi Kappa Phi’s Thirty Under 30 list.

He volunteers with the Texas Ramp Project and serves on the pastoral council of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

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