The winter 2015 commencement ceremony included a presentation of the President’s Award, Western’s highest community honor, to Irwin and Frances LeCocq.
Irwin LeCocq is the former president of Peoples Bank, and Frances LeCocq was the bank’s community affairs officer. They are also strong supporters of the arts, education and the community’s social safety net.
At Western, the LeCocqs have touched the lives of many students through the Peoples Bank / LeCocq Family Scholarships. In the greater community, the LeCocqs also provided crucial support to the Campaign for the Arts, enabling the restoration of the Whatcom Museum and the Mount Baker Theatre.