Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Seeks Nominees for Alumni of Distinction Award

Nominations due by December 15, 2022

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation(GLPIEF) is seeking nominees for the Greater Latrobe School District Distinguished Alumni recognition program as part of the Loyal & True Dinner Celebration scheduled for March 16, 2023 at the Saint Vincent College Conference Center. 

The Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation Alumni of Distinction Award was established to acknowledge excellence among alumni of the Greater Latrobe School District. This award will recognize outstanding levels of professional achievements, service to the community, service to the Greater Latrobe School District, or other special efforts or success.  

GLPIEF is asking for nominations from alumni, community members and current/retired GLSD staff.  The nomination form can be accessed at and nominations are due by December 15, 2022.

Lester Sutton, Greater Latrobe Class of 1974, was honored with the GLSD Alumni of Distinction Award at the 2022 Loyal & True Dinner.  In 1988, Mr. Sutton founded Aggressive Grinding Service(AGS), Inc., and the company that became North America’s leader in precision carbide grinding and advanced ceramic finishing.  From the beginning Mr. Sutton’s vision was expressed in the corporate mission: “We treat our customers, employees, and vendors as we would like to be treated – with honesty, courtesy, and respect.”  He extended that vision to the school district and to the community where he lives.  Mr. Sutton, now retired as President/CEO of AGS, has served on a number of community boards including The Latrobe Foundation, Eastern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, the American Red Cross, the Greater Latrobe Partners in Education Foundation and continues to be involved in the school community. 

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