The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award presented to an alumnus by the Metropolitan Community
College Foundation. The award recognizes an alumnus who has brought honor to the College through
professional achievements, leadership and community impact.
Nominations can be made by current MCC students and employees as well as community members. A
nominee’s name remains in status for three years, after which the nomination may be re-submitted. Please type
or print clearly. Acknowledgment of nominations will be sent to the nominators.
The Distinguished Alumni honoree will receive the award at MCC’s 2020 commencement ceremony. A formal
invitation will be sent to the honoree; attendance is mandatory. If the honoree is deceased, someone may accept
the award posthumously.
Any member of the MCC
community may nominate
a Metropolitan Community
College alumnus by completing a
nomination form. Please note that
nominees remain nominated for
three (3) years after the receipt of
their nomination.
The recipient of the Distinguished
Alumni Award will be decided
by the MCC Foundation Board of
Directors Alumni Committee.
A formal invitation to
commencement will be sent to
the honoree and a plaque will be
displayed at MCC in their honor.
A nominee is eligible to receive
the Distinguished Alumni Award
if they have received a degree
or certificate from Metropolitan
Community College and have met
the following criteria:
1. Must be distinguished in their
profession and/or community.
2. Must demonstrate outstanding
contributions at MCC and/or in
the community.
3. Must support MCC through
- Involvement
- Providing internships for MCC
- Philanthropic contributions
4. Must be a person of such
integrity and stature that
MCC will take pride in their
An individual is ineligible to receive
the award if:
1. They are currently a candidate
for any public office;
2. They are currently a member of
the award selection committee;
3. They are a previous recipient of
the award;
4. They are a member of the MCC
Foundation Board of Directors or
MCC Board of Trustees;
5. They are employed by the MCC
1. Completed Distinguished Alumni
Nomination Form;
2. A cover letter nominating the
alumnus to be honored;
3. A vitae or professional resume of
the nominee;
4. Two letters of support for the
nominee from individuals other
than the nominator;
5. A list of awards and/or honors
Send completed nomination form
and documents to:
MCC Foundation
ATTN: Distinguished Alumni
Nomination 3200 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Questions? Contact Jessica
Ramirez, Foundation Executive
Director, at 816.604.1411 or email
Nominee Information (Please type or print clearly. To submit PDF save the file to your local
drive and save when complete.)
first and last name: __________________________________________________________________________
Previous name(s) used: ________________________________________________________________________________
MCC Certificate(s) Degree(s) earned: ______________________________________ Year completed____________
Current Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________________________ State: ____________ Zip Code:____________________
Preferred contact number: _________________________ Email address: ____________________________________
LinkedIn Profile Link (if available): ______________________________________________________________________
Current Employer: _____________________________________________________________________________________
Job Title: _______________________________________________________________________________________________
Degree(s)/Certificate(s) Earned: ________________________________________________________________________
Institution: ____________________________________________________________________________ Year:____________
Career History and Current Employment (Starting with most Recent):
Community Service (Include year, organization and type of service):
Significant Accomplishments (Optional):
Nominator Information
Name: _________________________________________________________________________________________________
MCC Alumna/us?: Yes No Year Graduated: ________________________________________________
Degree(s)/Certificate{s) earned: ________________________________________________________________________
Current Address: ______________________________________________________________________________________
City: __________________________________________________ State: ____________ Zip Code:____________________
Preferred contact number: _________________________ Email address: ____________________________________