FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Coconino Community College is seeking nominations for its prestigious Distinguished Service Award.

 

The award recognizes outstanding service, leadership and support to the College and to the educational enrichment of Coconino County.

 

Nominees must be a resident of Coconino County at the time of nomination, and they must have affected or substantially contributed a major accomplishment for the benefit of CCC and to the educational enrichment of district residents.

 

The award is normally given to one recipient annually, and any resident of the county may nominate a person for the award. Current members of the CCC District Governing Board and individuals employed by the College are exempt from nomination.

 

“The Distinguished Service Award Committee meets once a year to review nominations,” said Scott Talboom, Committee Chairman. “The award is not necessarily presented each year, and candidates must have truly demonstrated exceptional service to the college and to education in Coconino County to receive the award.”

 

Past recipients of the award include former Mayor Joe Donaldson and former Northern Arizona University Presidents Dr. Eugene Hughes and Dr. John Haeger among others.

 

The deadline for nomination is April 1, 2017. Nomination forms may be found online at https://www.coconino.edu/distinguished-service-award-nomination. If a candidate is chosen for the award, the award is presented at the CCC Foundation’s Annual Meeting, Alumni Awards and Breakfast in September.

 

For more information, contact Larry Hendricks, Public Relations Coordinator, at larry.hendricks@coconino.edu, or 928.226.4374.

 

About Coconino Community College

 

Coconino Community College faculty and staff are dedicated to promoting an environment of excellence to support students. Since 1991, CCC has served residents across 18,000 square miles of Coconino County. The College has helped create the region's skilled workforce, with the goal of improving the lives of our residents through workforce development and higher education. CCC has served more than 75,000 students countywide, with two campuses in Flagstaff and an instructional site in Page.

 

CCC provides affordable tuition and a variety of certificates and degrees including career/technical programs with more than 50 certificate programs and two-year associate degrees in various fields. Those fields include nursing, fire science, law enforcement and business. Additionally, CCC has programs that ease student transition to any of the three state universities.

 

CCC reaches out to the more rural portions of the County including Williams, the Grand Canyon/Tusayan, Page/Lake Powell, Fredonia, Tuba City and other remote areas on the Navajo, Hopi and Supai Tribal Lands. Instructional sites offer classes through online, in-person and Interactive Television classes to meet the needs of students in these rural and remote areas. Nearly 20 percent of CCC's students are Native American learners.

 

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