Nominate a Distinguished Alumni 
To nominate someone for the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award, please fill out and submit a Distinguished Alumni nomination form.

The Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award represents the most prestigious award presented by the Alumni Association of Northwest State. This award was established in 1998 to honor graduates of Northwest State Community College who have achieved recognized prominence in their chosen career and have made significant contributions to their profession, community and the lives of others. Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award represent the ideal of a committed, industrious, and caring individual to whom Northwest State Community College may look as an example. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given each year at an awards banquet. Plaques with each recipient’s photo are also placed in the Engineering Technologies and Science Center so that past, present, and future students of Northwest State Community College can view these Distinguished Alumni.

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

2013
Kim Feehan
Dennis Postema
Carol Vasko
Trevor Weaver

2012
Nicole Baden
Julie Leatherman
Kevin Sonnenberg (posthumously)

2011
Suzanne Baily
Mary Beth Royal

2010
Terice Warncke
Janet Engler

2009
Leon Smith
Daryl Stockburger
Jeffery Wilson

2008
Nicholas Vajen
Deanna Sue Kohl

2007
Jim Barnes
Alicia Buehrer
Jan Lauro
Scott Sallows
Mary Schroeder
Kevin Schwiebert
Kathy Soards

2006
Judy Leonard
James Rufenacht

2005
Mindy Manahan
Dale Becker
Kathryn Smith
John Daeger

2004
Tanya Brunner
Stephen Casebere
Lynn Elston
Antoinette Thomas

2003
Deborah Buchenberg Chandler
Gina Fernbaugh
Bette Hughes
Denise Leu
Kevin Maynard
Rebecca Thatcher

2002
John Moon
Francisco Sanchez
Mickey Schwarzbek
Robert Wisler

2001
Alex Brandt
Ron Coles
Michelle Eisel
Lynda VonDeylen

2000
Joyce Combs
Darrell Handy
Terry Holman
Robert Kroeger
Thomas Snively
Patrick Weidenhamer

1999
Judy Brubaker
Patricia Dailey
Dale Mathys
Kurt Nofziger
Eugene Schubert

1998
Randall Frey
Tim Kline
Von Plessner
David Shaffer
David VonDeylen