The Distinguished Alumnus Award was established by the Southeastern Community College Alumni Association to recognize and honor an alumna/us of SCC or its predecessor colleges, Burlington Junior College, Burlington Community College, and Keokuk Community College, who has achieved substantial public recognition for their accomplishments or success. Each individual selected is honored at a 5:00 PM reception held just prior to commencement.
Distinguished Alumni Scholarships
Every year the SCCAA awards Distinguished Alumni Scholarships worth $1,000 each to graduating SCC students who are transferring to continue their education after SCC.
Distinguished Alumni are honored annually for their outstanding contributions to their communities and professions. Nominations are due annually August 1.
Nominate an Alum
Nominations are accepted year round. Those received by August 1 are considered at the annual meeting of the SCC Alumni Association Board in October. Nominations are held for five years; after five years, a nomination is eligible for renomination.
To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Alum Award, click here.
Click here for a complete list of Distinguished Alumni, starting in 1997.
2018 Distinguished Alumni: Rev. John Simpson (Keokuk) and Joseph Tonkinson (West Burlington)
Mariah Cary | Miss Iowa, 2013
When I came to SCC, I knew I wanted to pursue something in public relations, so I took a lot of speech and communications classes. They helped me on my journey to becoming Miss Iowa because intervi...More ›
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