Recognition Award Program

Recognitions

Recognition Award Program

People on our campus and in our communities are amazingly committed to the DCTC mission: Education for Employment. Each year the DCTC Recognition Awards Program gives you the opportunity to nominate your choices for an array of awards that honor people who have bettered society and our college through outstanding professional, philanthropic or volunteer accomplishments.

The Awards Committee, a subcommittee of the DCTC Institutional Advancement Steering Committee, assembles your nominations and administers the selection process for each award. The Awards Committee chairperson ensures that no conflicts of interest with subcommittee members occur during the evaluation process.

Award descriptions, eligibility criteria and nomination information are outlined below. Just click the blue bar below to nominate for that award.

The DCTC Advocacy Award recognizes an 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.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates for the DCTC Advocacy Award must be an individual, organization, business or corporation who has displayed extraordinary support for the college mission; they should have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to DCTC through partnerships, community engagement, and the promotion of technical education for Minnesota's prosperity. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for consideration.

Who Can Nominate: Nominations are open to the public.

Nominations are now closed. View previous award recipients

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.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates for the Spirit of DCTC Award must be a current or former employee of Dakota County Technical College; he/she should have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to DCTC by promoting the college to the public; contributing to the college mission through time, talent and treasure; and demonstrating a positive attitude in support of student achievement. Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for consideration.

Who Can Nominate: Nominations are open to current or former employees of DCTC, students, alumni and Foundation or advisory board members.

Nominations are now closed.

View previous award recipients

The Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes an individual who has shown exceptional leadership, work ethic and dedication as a part of the DCTC community.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates for the Outstanding Alumni Award must have earned a diploma or degree from Dakota County Technical College more than 10 years ago; he/she should have demonstrated a professional and/or personal achievement (e.g., career, obstacles overcome, etc.); service to others (e.g., community service, service clubs, church, volunteerism, etc.); support to Dakota County Technical College (board representative, advocacy, volunteerism, financial, employment of graduates, etc.). Previous recipients of this award are not eligible for consideration.

Who Can Nominate: Nominations are open to the public.

Nominations are now closed.

View previous award recipients

The Rising Star Award recognizes a young alumni who is making significant contributions to society through professional or philanthropic work.

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates for the Rising Star Award must have earned a diploma or degree from Dakota County Technical College within the past 10 years; he/she should have demonstrated a professional and/or personal achievement (e.g., career, obstacles overcome, etc.); service to others (e.g., community service, service clubs, church, volunteerism, etc.); support to Dakota County Technical College (board representative, advocacy, volunteerism, financial, etc.).

Who Can Nominate: Nominations are open to the public.

Nominations are now closed. View previous award recipients

The Outstanding Instructor Award celebrates the importance of education and acknowledges a faculty member for their great work.

Eligibility Criteria: There will be a teacher of the year selected from all instructors on unlimited contracts.

Who Can Nominate: Handled internally by student vote followed by panel interview. Voting is open to students currently enrolled at Dakota County Technical College.

Voting Deadline: TBD.

View previous award recipients


Award recipients will be publicly recognized at DCTC's True Brew Gala on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

Contact Information

Michelle Krenzke
Michelle Krenzke
Foundation Director
michelle.krenzke@dctc.edu
651-423-8236
BIO

Location

  • Room 2-207

Contact Information

Michelle Krenzke
Michelle Krenzke
Foundation Director
michelle.krenzke@dctc.edu
651-423-8236
BIO

Location

  • Room 2-207