Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumnus Award was established in 1997 by the Southeastern Community College Alumni Association to recognize and honor an alumna/alumnus 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 his/her accomplishments or success. Each individual selected is honored at a 5:00 PM reception held just prior to the 7:00 PM Commencement/Graduation of his/her related alma mater location. 

Distinguished Alumni Transfer Scholarships

Every year 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 and are available on the Alumni Transfer Scholarships tab.

Nominate an Individual (or Group of Individuals) for the SCC Distinguished Alumnus Award!!

Nominations are accepted year round for SCC Distinguished Alumni Awards. Nominations received by August 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 and announced in November and presented at the Commencement/Graduations 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.

To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Alum Award, please click here.

Click here for a complete list of Distinguished Alumni, starting in 1997.

Scroll down to view images of the 12" x 12" black granite plaques for our current honorees;these and the plaques from all years can be seen on the Distinguished Alumni Wall at the honorees' related campuses. 

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.

2019 Distinguished Alumni: Jodi Cook (Keokuk) and the late Gayla Young (West Burlington)

Photo Plaque of Jodi Cook, 2019 Keokuk Dist. Alum

Photo Plaque of the late Gayla Young, 2019 WB Dist. Alum

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