by Kelly Rogge
As plans continue for the Kansas City Kansas Community College Endowment Association’s first gala event, nominations are now being accepted for two special awards.
The 4.0 Gala, presented by AT&T, is on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Lake Quivira. Funds raised through the event will go toward supporting the college as well as for student scholarships.
In addition to a dinner, there will be a live and silent auction and the presentation of two awards – the Wyandotte Countian of the Year and the Distinguished Alumni of the Year.
The purpose of the Wyandotte Countian of the Year Award is to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the Wyandotte community. To qualify for the Distinguished Alumni of the Year Award, nominees must have either attended or graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College.
To nominate an individual for either award, a completed nomination form must be submitted along with one of two things – a statement of one page or less on the nominee’s contributions to Wyandotte County (Wyandotte Countian of the Year Award) or a statement on the nominee’s experience at KCKCC and how that changed their future (Distinguished Alumni award). Additional pages for either award can also include career-community information, personal and professional accomplishments, the nominee’s membership in organizations and other awards and honors.
Nomination forms must be received on or before July 15 in the KCKCC Endowment Office. Winners will be announced later this summer.
For more information, to obtain a nomination form or to submit a nomination packet, contact Dawanna Fangohr at the KCKCC Endowment Association, 913-288-7675 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nomination packets can be submitted via email or can be mailed to the KCKCC Endowment Association, Attn: Dawanna Fangohr, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, KS. 66112. Nomination forms will also be posted on the KCKCC website, www.kckcc.edu.