The Celeste and Harrison Shepherd Fellowship was awarded by the Lone Star Eye Bank to deserving individuals that have distinguished themselves through service to saving sight. The fellowship was named for Celeste and Harrison Shepherd, longtime Lions and Eye Bank supporters.
In 2001 the eye bank moved to Manor, Texas where they operate a 24-hour, 365 days per year operation providing high quality eye tissue to transplant surgeons.
Miracles In Sight (MIS), a nonprofit eye bank that recovers, processes and distributes ocular tissue, announced that it has expanded its reach with a new partnership. Lone Star Eye Bank based in Manor, Texas, has joined the MIS family. The agreement was effective Aug. 3, 2020 and is no longer affiliated with Lions Clubs of Central Texas. For that reason, 2020 was the last year for this award.
Lion Jerry Nilsson-Weiskott (2020)
Lion Ken Johnston (2020)
Lion Gary Ladner (2019)
Lion Mike Zaydel (2019)
Lion Jo Anne Smith (2018)
Lion Susan Nilsson-Weiskott (2018)
Lion Ron Smith (2017)
Lion Jim Orr (2017)
Lion Kurt Tessnow (2015) Transferred
Lion Mike Beal (2015)