WEST BURLINGTON – Southeastern Community College (SCC) is accepting nominations for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations are due online by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 1.
“I look forward to reading nominations about the journeys our alumni have taken since graduating,” Val Giannettino, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, says. “Past Distinguished Alumni have been absolutely remarkable people who motivate both our students and our community.”
Two Distinguished Alumni have been selected each year since 1997; one represents each campus. Past recipients include Dr. Edward Stone, Randy Winegard, Dick Wagner, Bill Madlock, Dr. Paula Willoughby DeJesus, and Martha Wolf.
To be eligible for nomination, the nominee must have been considered a full-time student for a total of two semesters at SCC or its predecessor colleges. These include Burlington Junior College, Burlington Community College, and Keokuk Community College.
Nominations should address at least one of the following: how the nominee has earned the respect and trust of their colleagues; how they’ve made substantial, positive contributions in their community; why the nominee is an outstanding practitioner of their profession; or how the nominee has served as a positive, motivational force for others.
At least one additional recommendation letter should accompany the nomination.
The SCC Alumni Association Board will review the nominations at their October meeting. Recommendations are then taken to the SCC Board of Trustees’ November meeting for confirmation.
Receptions are held to honor the Distinguished Alumni before the awardee gives a keynote address at their respective campus commencements. They will receive an award and a plaque recognizing their accomplishments will be hung amongst other Distinguished Alumni plaques at the SCC campuses.
Follow this link to make a nomination: www.scciowa.edu/alumni/distinguished/nominate.aspx
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