2023 Award Nominations
People on our campuses and in our communities are amazingly committed to both Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College. Each year the college’s Recognition Awards Programs give you the opportunity to nominate your choices for an array of awards that honor people who have bettered society and our colleges through outstanding professional, philanthropic or volunteer accomplishments.
The Foundation staff will oversee the nomination and award process. An Awards Committee, composed of staff, faculty, board members, alumni, and a student representative, will review nominations and select the winners for the DCTC Outstanding Staff, Inver Hills Outstanding Staff, and DCTC Outstanding Alumnus Awards. The Inver Hills Outstanding Alumnus nominations will be reviewed by an Alumni Association Award Committee and a recommendation will be forwarded to the Alumni Board for approval. The DCTC and Inver Hills Outstanding Educator Award will be determined through the Board of Trustees process. The 2023 award winners will be recognized at DCTC and Inver Hills celebration events in late Spring.
Outstanding Alumnus (Inver Hills and DCTC)
Recognizes a former student or graduate who has shown exceptional leadership, professional accomplishment, and/or distinguished service to the community.
Outstanding Staff (Inver Hills AND DCTC)
Recognizes a staff person or administrator that goes the extra mile, who listens, seeks input, and encourages collaboration across campus, and contributes selflessly to the college mission while showing boundless support for student success.
Outstanding Educator (Inver Hills and DCTC)
The Outstanding Educator Award will be determined through the Board of Trustees process.
2022 AWARD WINNERS
Congratulations to all of the 2022 award winners!
DCTC Employee of the Year – Susan Farmer
DCTC Alumna of the Year – Kimberly Scanlon
Community Partner of the Year (for both colleges) – Allina Health
IHCC Employee of the Year: Shannon Williams
IHCC Alumnus of the Year: Kathy Bachman