“Each year, thousands of students begin or continue their professional journey at ECC,” noted Shannon Grus who serves as executive director of the Foundation. “Through March 31 we will accept nominations of former ECC students who have gone on to become leaders in their professions and positively impacted their community.”
Selection will be determined by a committee drawn from ECC alumni and the Foundation. The 2016 award will be presented at the East Central College commencement ceremony on the Union campus Saturday, May 14.
The ECC Alumni Association established the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2002 to recognize the accomplishments of former ECC students. Past recipients include: 2002-Tanya Voss; 2003-John Griesheimer; 2004-Tom Robertson; 2005-Chris Manhart; 2006-Deborah Koelling; 2007-Tammy Watz and Dr. Frank Miller; 2008-Ken Schmidt; 2009-Chris Stuckenschneider; 2010-Ann Schroeder; 2011-Ted Coburn, 2012-Linda Mahon, 2013-Joseph Purschke, 2014-Amy Wildhaber, and 2015-Tony Kreutz.