Nominate a DCTC Supporter

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The deadline has been extended to nominate a DCTC supporter for Dakota County Technical College’s 2014 recognition awards. DCTC established the Recognition Award Program to recognize excellence in the work of higher education in support of DCTC’s mission of “education for employment.”

This year’s award recipients will be recognized at DCTC’s annual True Blue Gala on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Brackett’s Crossing in Lakeville, Minn.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and other stakeholders may nominate individuals who meet the criteria for the following awards:

  • DCTC Advocacy Award – The DCTC Advocacy Award recognizes and individual or business that has displayed extraordinary support for the college mission through partnerships, community engagement and the promotion of technical education as a pivotal component in the quest for economic prosperity.
  • Spirit of DCTC Award – The Spirit of DCTC Award recognizes an individual who has contributed selflessly to the college mission while showing boundless support for student success in the classroom and beyond.
  • Outstanding Alumni Award – The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership, work ethic and dedication as a part of the DCTC community.
  • Rising Star Award – The Rising Star Award recognizes a young alum (having received their degree or diploma within the last 10 years) who is making significant contributions to society through professional or philanthropic work.

Criteria for the awards and nomination forms can be found at

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! Nominations must be received by Friday, March 14, 2014.

Once nominated, the selection process will be administered by the Awards Committee, a subcommittee of DCTC’s Institutional Advancement Steering Committee. The chairperson of the subcommittee will eliminate any conflicts of interest with members of the subcommittee during the evaluation process.

Thank you in advance for your nominations.

For more information about the DCTC Foundation and the DCTC Recognition Award Program, contact:
  • Tharan Leopold
    Executive Director of Foundation and Alumni