2022 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 Awards Committee, composed of staff, faculty and a student representative, will collect the nominations and administer the selection process for these awards.



Alumnus of the Year (Inver Hills and DCTC)

Recognizes a former student or graduate who has shown exceptional leadership, professional accomplishment, and/or distinguished service to the community.


Employee of the Year (Inver Hills and DCTC)

Recognizes a staff person, faculty member, or college 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.


Community Partner of the Year

An external individual, couple, or business that provides extraordinary support for Inver Hills Community College and/or Dakota County Technical College through their philanthropy, partnership, engagement in the community, and ultimately advances student success at our institutions.


Faculty of the Year Award

Faculty of the Year will be selected by separate process.


2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2021 award winners!

DCTC Employee of the Year – Anne Johnson
DCTC Alumna of the Year – Whitney Bunce

Community Partner of the Year (for both colleges) – The Open Door

IHCC Employee of the Year: Randi Goettl
IHCC Alumnus of the Year: Dave Rustad