Nominations Sought for Alumni Award

Nominations Sought for Alumni Award Camden County College graduates have made impressive career accomplishments, dedicated themselves to causes and served as inspirations for others. There are thousands of former CCC students worth bragging about, but only one of them will win this year’s Outstanding Alumna/Alumnus Award, which will be presented during the 2009 commencement ceremony on May 23.

Established for the college’s 40th anniversary, the award was first bestowed in 2008. The recipient was Class of 1973 member Eugene J. “Gene” Toni of Alexandria, Va.

Toni was the first person to seek admission when CCC was founded in 1967. He left the college during his third semester to serve in Vietnam and returned to CCC to complete his degree while overcoming substantial combat injuries. He ultimately earned associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees; raised a family; achieved professional success; and contributed to his community.

Nominations for this year’s award are being accepted from anyone who would like to make one. This includes alumni who would like to submit self-nominations.

To be eligible, nominees must have graduated from CCC. They also must have been recognized as outstanding practitioners of their profession or vocation and earned the respect and trust of associates in their chosen field. Or they must have made substantial contributions to the good of their fellow human beings. Or they must have served as a positive motivational force for others.

Nominations are being accepted at www.camdencc.edu/alumni. Nominators must provide their own names and contact information along with the nominee’s name, contact information and year of graduation from CCC. Also required are details about the nominee’s applicable professional success; contributions to the betterment of community, state, region or nation; and/or examples of community service, leadership or philanthropy. Additional supporting comments will be accepted as well.

All information will be kept confidential. All nominations must be received by March 13.

For additional information, contact development associate Melissa McKelvey by telephone at (856) 374-4946 or via e-mail at mmckelvey@camdencc.edu.

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Author: Press Release--Camden County College

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