Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Nominations Sought For 2015 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award

The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation seeks nominations for the 2015 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize MCC alumni who are making their communities a better place to live and work.

Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes the accomplishments of notable McHenry County College alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession and have made a positive impact on their community. The award winners will be recognized at the MCC Distinguished Alumni Ceremony at McHenry County College in April 2015. 

The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients were Ms. Mary Miller, President/CEO, Miller Verchota, Inc., Judge Mary Nader, 22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County and Ms. Sandra Pierce, President, Phoenix Woodworking.

“Many MCC alumni have launched successful careers and continue to make a difference in the community,” said Matt Lemke, Friends of MCC Foundation, Board of Directors president. “The Distinguished Alumni award program allows the College to celebrate the achievements of its alumni and the role that MCC has played in their successes.”

The criteria for nomination includes: former MCC student who has completed a minimum of three credit hours, achieved success of an exceptional nature within his or her chosen field or profession, and has made a positive impact on his or her community through leadership and/or volunteering. To be further considered for the award, the candidate must agree to accept the award at the Distinguished Alumni Ceremony and agree to return to campus at least once within the year to be a guest speaker and/or participate in a student engagement activity.

The deadline for nomination forms is Monday, March 2 at midnight CST.  Nominees can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. If self-nominating, at least one letter of reference must be submitted. If available, MCC welcomes the additional submissions of up to three letters of recommendation.

For more information, and for a nomination form, visit For additional information, contact the Foundation office at (815) 455-8556 or by email at

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