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2024-04-10T09:18:22+00:00 April 8, 2024|Featured, News|
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Nominate a Former Highline Student for Alumni Award

  • Distinguished Alumni

Awardee Will be Recognized at Commencement, June 13

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 2024 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 Josias Jean-Pierre, motivational speaker and five-time author. He was recognized for his involvement in the college’s annual Black and Brown Male Summit, leading workshops with young men of color.

This year’s winner, to be selected this spring, will join 2022 winner Jason Prenovost, Athletic Director of Tacoma Community College, and 1990 winner Norm Rice, the award’s first recipient and former mayor of Seattle. Rice attended Highline in 1968–69 and Prenovost in 1988–90.

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 Michele Pedicone, a respiratory care therapist and allied health professor in New York, Angela Sheffey-Bogan, a principal at a local elementary school, Ed Ramos, accountant and veteran, and Ann Rule, an internationally recognized crime author. Eligible nominees are former students who attended Highline five or more years ago (prior to the 2018–19 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 recognized at Highline’s commencement, June 13, 2024.

Online nomination forms are available through the Alumni Relations website. The due date is April 26, 2024. Nominations may also be emailed to Tanisha Williams at twilliam@highline.edu or mailed to:

Highline College Alumni Relations
PO Box 98000 MS CV-3
Des Moines, WA 98198

Contact Tanisha Williams at twilliam@highline.edu.