Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished alumni Serena Stevens and Jim Dennis

The Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1997 by the Southeastern Community College Alumni Association to recognize and honor an alum of SCC or its predecessor colleges (Burlington Junior College, Burlington Community College, or Keokuk Community College) who has earned a minimum of 30 credit hours at SCC and achieved substantial public recognition for their accomplishments or success. Selected recipients are honored before SCC's commencement ceremony. 

Nominate Someone for the SCC Distinguished Alumn Award

Nominations are accepted year round for SCC Distinguished Alumni Awards. Nominations received by September 1 are considered at the SCC Alumni Association Board's annual meeting in October for awarding the following calendar year. Awards are confirmed by the SCC Board of Trustees, announced in November, and presented at the commencement ceremonies held in May. Nominations are held for five years; if not selected for the honor after five years, a nomination is eligible for renomination. Couples or other groups of related family members can be submitted as one nomination, if desired.

Distinguished Alum Application

Past Distinguished Alumni



Distinguished Alumni Transfer Scholarships

The SCC Alumni Association takes applications and awards at least one Distinguished Alumnus Scholarship to a graduate from the West Burlington Campus and to a graduate from the Keokuk Campus. The selected graduates must be transferring to continue their education at another post-secondary institution. Each $1,000 award is presented by and in the name of that year's Distinguished Alumnus at that student's Commencement/Graduation event.

Applications for Distinguished Alumni Transfer scholarships are due on April 1.

Transfer Scholarship Application



To attend a reception and/or graduation when these honorees are to be celebrated, contact the SCC Alumni Association Office at (319) 208-5062 or at alumnotes@scciowa.edu.

Blackhawk Profile

Greg Smith

Greg Smith | Principal, Fort Madison High School

From the time I went to SCC in 1985 to my job as principal, I knew that SCC was a vital part of our community.

SCC made a huge impact in my life back then and now it makes a huge impact in the...More ›

Learn More ›

Schedule a Visit

Visit us

Come see us!

Wondering if SCC is right for you? Check out our campus and learn more about life at SCC.
Schedule a Visit ›

Request Information

request info

Got questions?

Want to know more about our programs or transfer options? Ask us. Or give us a call at (319) 208-5000.

Get Information ›