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Nominate a Notable Graduate for Annual Alum Award

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2019-03-07T10:31:36+00:00 February 26, 2019|News|
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Nominate a Notable Graduate for Annual Alum Award

  • Photo of Norm Rice

Norm Rice and Ann Rule are two names not usually linked, but the former mayor of Seattle and the true crime author share a common tie: both are past recipients of the Highline College Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Nominations are now open for the 2019 honoree, who will join 1998 winner Rule and 1990 winner Rice, the award’s first recipient. Rice attended Highline in 1968–69 and Rule in 1972–73.

The annual award honors former Highline students who have made notable achievements in their profession or community. Thirty in all have received the award.

Last year’s recipient was Ed Ramos, a 1995 graduate who is now a CPA, working to recruit, retain and advance underrepresented minorities in his profession.

Seattle Mayor Norm Rice and Highline President Shirley Gordon, 1990

Seattle Mayor Norm Rice sits with Highline President Shirley Gordon before the 1990 commencement ceremony where he would receive the college’s first Distinguished Alumnus Award. Rice attended Highline during the 1968–69 academic year.

Eligible nominees are former students who attended Highline five or more years ago (prior to the 2014–15 academic year).

The college is looking for nominees who have made a significant contribution through community service, noteworthy professional achievement and/or recognized leadership.

Nominations may be submitted by faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Highline.

Nominees will be asked to submit a résumé and personal profile questionnaire for review by a campus selection committee. The person selected will be recognized at Highline’s commencement, June 13, 2019.

Nomination forms are available online through Alumni Relations. Send submissions by April 26, 2019, via email to twilliam@highline.edu or hard copy:

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

Contact Tanisha Williams at (206) 592-3212 or twilliam@highline.edu.