Alumnus of the Year 2019 – Gerald Sticker

Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker, Leadership class of 2017, was born in Covington. He served in the U.S.M.C. Reserve from 1986-1992 with a combat deployment between 1990-1991 to the first Gulf War. He began his law enforcement career as a reserve police officer in 1992 with the City of Mandeville, before accepting a fulltime position in the department’s criminal patrol division in 1995. Chief Sticker rose through the ranks within the department over the years, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice along the way from Liberty University. He was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in August of 2016.

Notwithstanding the many professional awards and achievements along the way, Chief Sticker remains most proud of his family; his wife Tonia, two sons, three stepdaughters and two grandsons.

Foundation President Leslie Martin said, “Chief Sticker is so deserving of this award. We are pleased to be able to recognize his proven leadership skills, especially in light of the tragic circumstances that he faced this year, with the loss of Captain Vince Liberto. He helped guide his department, the Liberto family and the whole community through a sad and trying time. We are all truly grateful for that.”


Past Alumnus of the Year Recipients

  • 2018 Alumnus of the Year – Trey Folse
  • 2017 Alumnus of the Year – Tim Lentz
  • 2016 Alumna of the Year – Cheryl Klein
  • 2015 – John Schroder, Sr., Class of 2001
  • 2014 – Glen Villalobos, Class of 1995
  • 2013 – Senator Jack Donahue, Class of 2007
  • 2012 – Malise Prieto, Class of 1997
  • 2011 – Joanne Gallinghouse, Class of 2005
  • 2010 – Frances Dunn, Class of 2009
  • 2009 – Evans Spiceland, Class of 2002
  • 2008 – Maura Donahue, Class of 1997
  • 2007 – Jan Robert, Class of 1997
  • 2006 – John Tobin, Class of 2003
  • 2005 – Pat Brister, Class of 1995
  • 2004 – Peter Link, Class of 2000
  • 2003 – Maria Burkhardt, Class of 1997
  • 2002 – Trilby Lefant, Class of 1997
  • 2001 – Matt Faust, Class of 1994
  • 2000 – Merrill Wautlet, Class of 1998
  • 1999 – McChord Carrico, Class of 1997
  • 1998 – Ed Dillard, Class of 1994