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Distinguished Alumni

Celebrating Professional and Community Achievements

The Oakton Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize Oakton graduates who have achieved distinction through sustained and outstanding performance in their professional fields or who have provided outstanding service to the community through leadership and active volunteering.

Former Oakton students who have completed an associate degree and/or certificate at the College.

The candidate agrees to be present at Commencement in May 2016 to accept the award. The candidate also agrees to return to campus at least once within the year (in addition to accepting the award) to be a guest speaker at an alumni event and/or participate in a student engagement activity.

Nomination forms must be completed and submitted by Thursday, October 1, and must be accompanied by a current resume or bio sent to Supplementary materials which address the nominees accomplishments (i.e. news articles, brochures, photos) may also be submitted via e-mail.

Nominees can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else. If self-nominating, at least one letter of recommendation must be submitted to

To nominate an outstanding graduate, please complete the following form:

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Nominee Information

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Alumni Profile

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In spite of having a bachelor’s degree, Anita Taylor ’86 wasn’t sure what she wanted to do with her life. She found her niche at Oakton.


Office of Alumni Relations
Elena Couto, Manager
Development & Alumni Relations