Distinguished Alumnus Award
Each year the YVCC Alumni Association seeks nominations for the annual
Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award gets presented at the YVCC Commencement Ceremony each June. The award was first conferred in 1982 to Catherine May Bedell, a 1934 YVCC graduate and U.S. Congresswoman. Since then, the award has been presented to a variety of notable graduates of YVCC.
Because so many former YVCC students have used the college as a spring board and in many cases did not remain for a full two years, the Distinguished Alumnus Selection Committee has set the following guidelines for nominations:
- any former student who attended YVCC for a minimum of three quarters;
- attained at least 45 credits,
- and has distinguished themselves in some positive manner
is eligible for nomination.