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WNCC Alumni Association to Recognize Alumni & Friends at Banquet

October 10, 2016
 The Western Nebraska Community College Alumni Association is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the WNCC Alumni & Friends awards. Recipients will be recognized at the Third Annual Alumni & Friends Banquet, which is a part of WNCC's Homecoming week celebration.
"This year is a milestone 90th Anniversary for WNCC. We are so excited to recognize these amazing and deserving individuals, families, and organizations as a part of our continued celebration," shares Jennifer Sibal, Alumni Relations Director.
Award recipients include:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. John N. Harms
This award is given to a person or group who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to serve the mission of Western Nebraska Community College.
Outstanding Alumnus & NCCA Distinguished Alumni Award: Mr. John Berge
The Outstanding Alumni is a graduate of WNCC and has been successful in his/her chosen career or has made significant contributions to his/or her community. The Outstanding Alumni recipient also represents WNCC at the state level and is recognized as the Nebraska Community College Association (NCCA) Distinguished Alumni.
Outstanding Young Alumnus Award: Mr. Jesse Lopez
This award recognizes a graduate of WNCC that is 40 years of age or younger who can be deemed a "rising star" in his/her career field and/or has demonstrated outstanding community service.
Cara Perkins Meritorious Service Award: Ms. Judy Chaloupka
This award honors a person or organization that has served WNCC and students in a special or extraordinary way.
Friend of the College Award: Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce
The Friend of the College is a person, organization or business that has demonstrated a commitment to the educational advancement of people in the Nebraska Panhandle.
Family Pride Award: Dr. Daryl Wills Family
This award is meant to recognize a family with multiple generations of family members that have attended or graduated from WNCC.
To RSVP to attend the WNCC Alumni & Friends Banquet, or to connect with other Homecoming events and activities, visit, email, or call 308.630.6571.