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Nominations now being accepted for Heartland Distinguished Alumni award

January 16, 2019

The Heartland Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Distinguished Alumni award. The award recognizes notable Heartland alumni who demonstrate exceptional achievement in their profession and make a positive impact on their community.

“The purpose of the award is to recognize alumni who are making a difference in their community,” said Foundation Executive Director Chris Downing. “We encourage co-workers, family members, friends and professors to consider taking a few minutes to nominate a former Heartland student who deserves to be honored.”

Last year’s award winner was Justin Boyd, a financial representative who has served on the Bloomington City Planning Commission and McLean County Chamber of Commerce Board and is also an active volunteer for a number of organizations including the Bloomington-Normal Sunrise Rotary, West Bloomington Revitalization Project, and The Salvation Army.

Criteria for Nominations

To be considered for the Distinguished Alumni award, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Have completed at least one class at Heartland Community College
  • Achieved success of an exceptional nature within their chosen field or profession
  • Made a positive impact on his/her community, through leadership and/or active volunteering
  • Agree to be present and accept the award during commencement on May 17, 2019 at the Grossinger Motors Arena

Nomination forms are available at

Nominations are due Friday, March 29, 2019 and can be emailed to Gena.Glover@heartland mailed or hand-delivered to:

Gena Glover
Associate Director of College Engagement
Heartland Community College
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761

Written by: Steve Fast