2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Friends of MCC Foundation hosted the 2017 MCC Distinguished Alumni Award Reception and Ceremony.  The reception and special induction ceremony was held in the Scot Room.

The event honored the following recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award: Bobbi Baehne, Renee Blitek, and Richard Tobiasz.

Bobbi Baehne

Bobbi Baehne,
President, Think Big Go Local
Renee Blitek

Renee Blitek,
Owner, Renee’s of Ridgefield Flower Shop
Richard Tobiasz

Richard Tobiasz,
Spring Grove Fire Protection District-E Chief

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 MCC alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession and have made a positive impact on their community.



If you have any questions about the Distinguished Alumni Awards, please contact Brian DiBona at (815) 479-7510.

See past Distinguished Alumni Awardees »

We support the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) and the American Association of Community College (AACC) awards.