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2020-03-25T11:06:47+00:00 February 24, 2020|News|
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Nominate a Former Student for Distinguished Alumnus Award

  • Angela Sheffey-Bogan

Do you know a Highline College alumnus who is making an impact in their community?

Now is your chance to honor them.

Nominations are now open for the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award, an annual award that honors former Highline students who have made notable achievements in their profession or society.

Last year’s recipient was Angela Sheffey-Bogan, the founding principal of Sartori Elementary School in Renton, who graduated from Highline in 1991. She was recognized for her innovation and ability to be an effective role model committed to equity.

This year’s winner, to be selected this spring, will also join 1998 winner Ann Rule, an internationally acclaimed crime author, and 1990 winner Norm Rice, the award’s first recipient and former mayor of Seattle. Rice attended Highline in 1968–69 and Rule in 1972–73.

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.

Other past recipients include Sandra Cravens Robinson, nurse and Army veteran, Ezra Teshome, businessman and global humanitarian; Dr. Gene Sharratt, former executive director of the Washington Student Achievement Council; and Dr. Linda Petter, family practitioner and published author.

Eligible nominees are former students who attended Highline five or more years ago (prior to the 2015–16 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 resume and personal profile questionnaire for review by a campus selection committee. The person selected will be asked to speak at Highline’s annual Spring Luncheon for staff and faculty and will be recognized later that evening at Highline’s commencement, June 11, 2020.

Online nomination forms are available through Alumni Relations. The due date is May 1, 2020. Nominations may also be emailed to Tanisha Williams or mailed to:

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.