FREEPORT-Highland Community College Foundation is seeking nominations for its 19th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony.

Recipients will be honored during the Foundation's annual meeting on Oct. 10 at the Freeport Country Club.

"The Foundation is looking for persons who have demonstrated community leadership, professional achievement, made their start at Highland College, and believe in the mission of the community college and higher education," according to Pat Dunn, coordinator of the Distinguished Alumni Awards program and the Foundation's director of operations.
Nominees do not have to currently live in the Highland district. The Foundation's Alumni Development Committee will review the nominations and nominees with an earned degree are preferred.

Since the award's inception in 1995, the HCC Foundation and Highland Community College have recognized nearly 100 individuals as distinguished alumni.

Deadline for submission of nomination forms is Sept. 3. Contact Dunn at the HCC Foundation office, 815-599-3413 or The nomination form is also located at