Alumni Association

For those who leave NCCC, but for whom NCCC never leaves.

NCCC Distinguished Alumni Award

The NCCC Distinguished Alumni Award, first given in 1988, is presented each year to graduates of NCCC who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their life, career, and volunteer activities. The award is one of the highest honors that the College bestows to those who can point to NCCC as the place where they obtained their start. Recipients are selected based on professional and personal accomplishments, community service, and unique background.

Nomination Criteria

  • The nominated individual must have completed 50 or more credit hours at NCCC to be considered for this award. It is strongly recommended they are a graduate.
  • Nominees must have graduated or transferred from NCCC 10 or more years ago.
  • Nominees cannot be current NCCC, NCCC Foundation, NCCC Alumni Association, NCCC College Association or Housing Board employees or Board members.
  • Nominees are to be retired from the entities mentioned above for two years prior to September 1 of the nominating year.
  • Persons running for political office will not be considered during the campaign period.
  • Nominees must be nominated by someone other than themselves.

Guidelines & Procedures

  • Complete & submit the Distinguished Alumni application brochure.
  • Answer all questions in a 1-page narrative.
  • Include a resume or biography. This is not considered a replacement of the 1-page narrative.
  • Completed nominations must be submitted to the Alumni Office by Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Applications can be submitted online using the button below or you can mail in a copy of the award form along with the 1-page narrative and resume.

Mailing Address for Printed Applications:
NCCC Alumni Office, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd., Sanborn, NY 14132

Distinguished Alumni Wall

2019 Distinguished Alumni Recipients

Debbie Burns

Deborah Burns

Class of 1978
Communication Degree

Peter Certo

Peter I. Certo

Class of 1973* (*Posthumously)
Business Administration Degree

Rebecca Cuddahee

Rebecca Cuddahee

Class of 1995
Criminal Justice Degree

Richard Frizzell

Richard Frizzell

Class of 1965
Liberal Arts Degree

Previous Distinguished Alumni Recipients

Check out the complete list of our previous Distinguished Alumni Award recipients with biographies and photos from the time of their induction. Search and explore by using their first or last name, their induction year, or the year they graduated!


NCCC Foundation, Inc.
Deborah Brewer, Director
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-5911
Cell: 716-438-6388
Fax: 716-614-5913

NCCC Alumni Association
Alli Korta, Assistant Director
3111 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Sanborn, NY 14132
Phone: 716-614-6231
Fax: 716-614-5913

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