Highline Community College is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumnus Award, the college’s most prestigious award for alumni.
The award honors a former student who attended Highline prior to the 2005-06 academic year and has made outstanding contributions through community service, noteworthy professional achievement and/or recognized leadership. Nominations are due by April 11, 2011.
Former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, who attended Highline in 1968–69, was the first recipient of the award in 1990. Other past honorees include Junki Yoshida, CEO of the Yoshida Group; Sam Green, Washington state’s first poet laureate; Dr. Linda Petter, local health care advocate and author; and Deborah King, civility and etiquette expert.
One alum sure to never be nominated is Waterland Blog Publisher/Editor Scott Schaefer, who attended Highline, worked on the Thunderword newspaper, but spent most of his time honing his foosball skills in the student union building.
Nominees will be asked to submit a résumé and personal profile that will be reviewed by a campus selection committee. The person selected will be invited to accept the award and participate in Highline’s commencement exercises on June 9, 2011.
Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or via snailmail to:
Melissa Sell, Resource Development Office
Highline Community College
PO Box 98000 MS 99-248
Des Moines, WA 98198-9800
Highline Community College was founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County. With approximately 18,900 students and 350,000 alumni, it is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education. The college offers a wide range of academic transfer and professional-technical education programs, with day, evening and weekend classes.