2015 Recipient: Elizabeth “Lizi” Lyon
Elizabeth “Lizi” Lyon received both a B.A. in business (in 2010) and an M.A. in education (in 2012) from Johnson State College. She has worked as an academic advisor in JSC’s Advising & Registration Center ever since and is known for going above and beyond to help students navigate their academic journeys.
In addition, Lizi also advises high school students enrolled in JSC’s Early College program, coteaches “Explore & Connect” (a class for undeclared students) and works with students on academic probation. She has represented JSC at college fairs and her department at countless Admissions events. She enjoys helping students make the transition to college and working with them to understand course requirements as well as explore themselves and their passions. As one co-worker puts it, “Lizi is a warm person with a welcoming energy that is perfect in advising.”
Lizi married to her high school sweetheart, Casey, nearly six years ago; they live with their daughter, Marina Grace, 2, in a house in Eden that Casey built.
Lizi is an avid outdoors person who loves to ski, snowboard, hike, run, hunt and fish. She has run numerous 5K races and participated in two Spartan World Championship Beast events, and this year she completed her first half marathon.