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Centralia College seeks Distinguished Alumnus nominations
Posted: 1/4/2012 A Centralia College selection committee is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumnus Award. The recipient of this prestigious award is named in the spring and recognized during commencement day exercises in June.

The award is given to an individual who attended Centralia College for at least one year and/or who has made significant contributions to his or her profession or society in general.

A few of the previous winners of the honor include Brian Valentine, former senior vice president with Microsoft; Dr. Jerris Hedges, whose work was instrumental in developing the pacemaker; Del Smith, founder of Evergreen International Aviation, Inc.; and Patty Morton, America’s first female U.S. State Department Special Agent. In all, 34 individuals have received the Centralia College honor.

An overview of each of the Distinguished Alumnus Award recipients is available on the college’s Web site at or

The selection committee depends on the community to make nominations, asking the public to share information about those who have attended Centralia College.

For additional information or for a nomination form, call the Centralia College Foundation, 360.736.9391, extension 290. Nominations may be mailed to: Julie Johnson, 600 Centralia College Blvd, Centralia, WA 98531, or sent via email to The nomination should include a statement outlining why the nominee should be considered for the honor.


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