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Alpena Community College looking for Dinstinguished Graduate nominations

ALPENA, Mich. — The hunt is on for the 2021 Alpena Community College Distinguished Graduate, an honor awarded each year to an ACC alumnus who has achieved remarkable success in life.  

Established in 1998 by the ACC Foundation, the ACC Distinguished Graduate award honors ACC alumni who have gone on to contribute to society through successful careers. Its recipients are examples of how a solid educational foundation from ACC can launch a lifetime of achievements. 

The 2020 Distinguished Graduate was Thomas Sobeck (’88), president and chief financial officer of Presque Isle Electric and Gas Cooperative. Other past recipients of the honor include Keith Wallace, Dr. James E. Stoddard, Frank McCourt, Roger Bauer, and Kurt Golder.  

If you know a graduate of ACC who has gone on to make a significant positive impact on their profession and/or community, you are invited to nominate them to be the 2021 ACC Distinguished Graduate. Nomination forms may be found on the ACC website,, or obtained by emailing ACC Director of Alumni Relations Mary Eagan at 

Deadline for nominations is 11:59 p.m. on March 15, 2021.