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Heartland Community College

Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni Nominations

Each year, the Heartland Community College Alumni Association recognizes an individual who through their accomplishments, both personally and professionally, personifies the values of the College. To be considered for the Distinguished Alumni award, candidates need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed a minimum of 30 semester hours at HCC;
  • Achieved success of an exceptional nature within their chosen field or profession; 
  • Made a positive impact on his/her community, through leadership and/or active volunteering;
  • Agrees to be present and accept the award during commencement on Friday, May 13, 2022, in addition to reviewing his/her application for the Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) Distinguished Alumnus Award. The ICCTA Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes the many success stories of Illinois' community college students.

Complete the nomination form no later than March 18, 2022.  


Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

  • 2021 Award Recipient, Dr. Justin Rickard
  • 2020 Award Recipients
    • Richard Casper
    • Dr. Seshanand Rao, MD
  • 2019 Award Recipient, Christopher Marx
  • 2018 Award Recipient, Justin Boyd
  • 2017 Award Recipient, Cassie Kuizin
  • 2016 Award Recipients, Adam and Justin Bellas
  • 2015 Award Recipient, John Beirbaum
  • 2014 Award Recipient, Jay Verner
  • 2013 Award Recipient, Deborah Fedor
  • 2012 Award Recipient, Tim Rixstine
  • 2011 Award Recipient, Donny Bounds
  • 2010 Award Recipient, Kent Crutcher
  • 2009 Award Recipient, Chad Pregracke

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Gena Glover

Associate Director of College Engagement
Phone: 309-268-8188

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