Western Nebraska Community College Alumni Newsletter OPPORTUNITY FOR ALUMS NOMINATE FOR THE 2015 ALUMNI AWARDS Nominate your friends, family, or local organizations that have made a positive impact on our College NOW for the 2015 Alumni Awards. Below is a short description of each award. Winners will be recognized on October 23, 2015 during the Alumni & Friends Banquet. Family Pride: A family with multiple generations of family members that have attended or graduated from WNCC. Include a list of all family members, years of attendance, areas of study, and a description of how each are related. Friend of the College: A person, organization, or business that has demonstrated a commitment to the educational advancement of people in the western Nebraska Panhandle. Lifetime Achievement: A WNCC staff or faculty member (current or former) who has shown a lifetime commitment to the mission of the College. Meritorious Service: A person (need not be an alumnus) or organization that has served WNCC and students in a special or extraordinary way. If this person is not an alumnus he/she will be granted “honorary” alumni member status for life. Outstanding Alumnus: A graduate of WNCC that has displayed great personal achievement in their career field or shown outstanding community service. Outstanding Young Alumnus: A graduate of WNCC that is 40 years of age or less who has proven to be a “rising star” professionally or has shown ou tstanding community service. Please submit nomination letters by September, 15 2015 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org The WNCC Scottsbluff campus library houses 27 “treasure albums”. These scrapbooks are full of newspaper clippings about alumni and events that have happened at our college. The collection spans 41 years of institutional history from 1951 to 1992. Our plan is to digitize the articles and preserve the original articles and albums. The alumni & friends committee along with library staff will organize the project and are looking for volunteers. Volunteers will be trained in correct archival procedures and are an essential component needed to complete this project. If you would like to volunteer, call the Alumni Office, 308.630.6571 CELEBRATE YOUTH ART CONTEST Grow Your Future. Sprout a Career. The Seeds of Your Future Start Here. Kids, this summer let your creative seeds grow! Use the theme, “Grow Your Future” to create an original piece of art and then enter into the Celebrate WNCC 2015 Youth Art Contest. Ages: 5-18 Cost: FREE Submission period: August 1-October 1 (by appointment only) More information on guidelines, age categories, and registration forms can be found at wncc.edu/celebrate or by calling 308.635.6700.