Highline College seeking nominations for 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Highline Community College is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award, which honors former Highline students who have “made significant contributions through community service, noteworthy professional achievement and/or recognized leadership.”

Highline began the award in 1990 with Norm Rice, former Mayor of Seattle, chosen as the first recipient. Past recipients have included Junki Yoshida, Founder and CEO of the Yoshida Food Group, Joan Enticknap, President and COO of Homestreet Bank, Highline’s own Dr. T.M. Sell, and last year’s winner, respiratory therapist and manager of Haborview Medical Center’s Respiratory Care department, Carl Hinkson.

Eligible nominees are former students who attended Highline prior to the 2009-2010 academic year and have made a significant contribution through community service, noteworthy professional achievement and/or recognized leadership.

Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, students, friends of Highline, or any alum. Nominees will be asked to submit a resume and personal profile questionnaire for review by a campus selection committee. The person selected will be recognized at the commencement exercises on June 12, 2014.

Nomination forms are available online at alumni.highline.edu/distinguished/nominate.php. Please send submissions by April 25, 2014 to [email protected] or to:

Highline Community College Alumni Relations
PO Box 98000 MS 99-248
Des Moines, WA 98198

Please contact Madison Gridley at (206) 592-3312 or by e-mail at [email protected] with questions.

Highline Community College was founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County. With approximately 18,000 students and 350,000 alumni, it is one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education. The college offers a wide range of academic transfer and professional-technical education programs, with day, evening and weekend classes. Alumni include former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, entrepreneur Junki Yoshida, former Washington state poet laureate Sam Green and even this blog’s Founder/Publisher, Scott Schaefer.

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