2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony

On Monday, May 1, 2015 the Friends of MCC Foundation hosted the 2015 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award Reception and Ceremony.  The reception was held in the Scot Room with over fifty guests in attendance, followed by the special induction ceremony in the Luecht Conference Center.  The special evening was generously sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of notable McHenry County College alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession and have made a positive impact on their community.

The event honored the following recipients the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award: Ms. Michele Aavang, Owner, Willow Lea Stock Farm, Dr. Janelle Crowley, Chief Human Resource Officer, Elgin Community College and Mr. Derik Morefield, City Administrator, City of McHenry.

Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Mr. Derik Morefield was the guest speaker at the 2015 Spring Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 16.

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

These distinguished alumni are among a growing list of community college alumni throughout the U.S. who include renowned, doctors, business leaders, artists, government leaders, athletes and scientists.  MCC’s distinguished alumni are evidence of community colleges serving as educational stepping stones for students toward successful careers.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of McHenry County College alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession and have made a positive impact on their community.


See past Distinguished Alumni Awardees ⇒


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