Alumni Association
Distinguished Alumni Nomination
The Southwestern Oregon Community College Distinguished Alumni Award is given in recognition to an individual who
has demonstrated significant contributions to his or her profession, community, or academia. Criteria for the
Distinguished Alumni Award are outlined below.
1. Nominee has distinguished himself/herself in either an occupation or career.
2. Nominee has demonstrated leadership.
3. Nominee has demonstrated a commitment to the community.
4. Nominee has shown a dedication to educational advancement either through personal advanced degrees or
continuing support of higher education.
5. Nominee has graduated with a degree or certificate or has completed a minimum of 60 credits at Southwestern
Oregon Community College.
6. Nominee (if selected) is available for scheduled events (night before graduation and graduation). Nominator
should confirm availability before submitting.
7. Nominations will be considered for up to two years.
8. The selected individual can only be awarded once a lifetime.
It is essential that the selection committee have enough information about the nominees to adequately consider him or
her. Please include two or three reference letters, all pertinent information about the nominee, including
accomplishments, awards, special recognitions, and significant contributions, and resumes, copies of news articles or
any other documents that reflect the nominee’s contributions.
The Distinguished Alumni will have the honor of speaking at the June commencement ceremony and will be required to
present their speech to the Graduation Committee prior to the ceremony for the sign language interpreter. Speech
writing assistance is available upon request.
Nominee (Person Being Nominated)
Contact Number(s)
Years of Attendance at Southwestern
Nominator (Person Making Nomination)
Contact Number(s)
Relationship to Nominee
Please mark the areas where you feel the nominee has made contributions
Professional Growth
Educational Advancement
Community Involvement
Why have you nominated this person for the Southwestern Distinguished Alumni Award?
Please explain the role the nominee has played in advancing educational opportunities for students or the advancement
of their own education.
Nominee has been informed of nomination for award: _____Yes _____No
Please mail or deliver (by April 1) the nomination packet to:
Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation
Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee
1988 Newmark Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420
If you have questions, please contact the Distinguished Alumni Selection Committee at 541-888-7211, 541-888-7400,
or Thank you!
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Southwestern Oregon Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status,
religion, national origin, age, disability status, gender identity, or protected veterans in employment, education,
or activities as set forth compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.
SWOCC Credits
Years Attended