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Alumni Awards Nomination

Distinguished Alumni & Rising Star Alumni Awards

Stephanie Hanson, 2021 Alumni of the Year

Blackhawk Technical College’s Distinguished Alumni and Rising Star Alumni Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the value of a technical college education through career accomplishments, community service, continued personal and educational growth, and support of the technical college system.

Please consider nominating deserving individuals to receive this honor. Recipients must meet certain criteria listed below.

Stephanie Hanson, 2021 Alumni of the Year, is pictured at right.

  • Must have obtained a degree (associate degree or technical diploma) from Blackhawk Technical College.
  • Current Blackhawk employees, district board members, and Foundation board members are not eligible for consideration.
  • Nominees who may be perceived to have a conflict of interest (i.e., grant funders, grant recipients, etc.) with the institution will not be considered.
  • The award is not presented in absentia but may be presently posthumously.
  • All nominations will remain active/in consideration for three (3) years.
  • Political candidates may not be selected or honored in a year in which they are actively pursuing election or re-election.
  • Awards may be withdrawn by the selection committee for any cause which reflects poorly upon Blackhawk Technical College.
  • Selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria:
    • Exhibits outstanding leadership and character
    • Achieved significant accomplishments in career field
    • Exhibits outstanding service to the community
    • Supports Blackhawk Technical College
  • Must have obtained a degree (associate degree or technical diploma) from Blackhawk Technical College.
  • Nominees must be under 35 years of age OR have received their degree/certificate less than ten (10) years ago.
  • Current Blackhawk employees, district board members, and Foundation board members are not eligible for consideration.
  • Nominees who may be perceived to have a conflict of interest (i.e., grant funders, grant recipients, etc.) with the institution will not be considered.
  • The award is not presented in absentia but may be presently posthumously.
  • All nominations will remain active/in consideration for three (3) years.
  • Political candidates may not be selected or honored in a year in which they are actively pursuing election or re-election.
  • Awards may be withdrawn by the selection committee for any cause which reflects poorly upon Blackhawk Technical College.
  • Selection will be made on the basis of the following criteria:
    • Commitment to improving their chosen profession
    • Involvement in community and/or BTC while in school and after graduation
    • Demonstration of involvement and/or service that goes “above and beyond” or merits recognition
  • Special consideration will be given to those who have demonstrated a significant initiative by starting an entrepreneurial business, innovative service project, or other original enterprises.

Nominations

The nomination process for Blackhawk Technical College Alumni Awards involves all of us. It encompasses a board canvassing of alumni, administrators, faculty, staff, and community members. Wide participation is critical to the Alumni Awards selection process.

Nominations for Alumni Awards are open. The nomination period will end on October 2, 2022.

Please direct any questions about this process to Lisa Hurda, Director of College Advancement & Foundation at Lhurda@blackhawk.edu. Thank you in advance for your participation.

 
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