Congratulations to our 2014 Alumni Award Recipients!

2014 Alumni Awards
DMACC President Rob Denson (left) congratulated the following recipients: (left to right) Dr. Angela Lamson of Greenville, North Carolina and formerly of Ankeny, Outstanding Alumni Award; James Ballantyne of Boone, Outstanding Alumni Award; John McCannon of Urbandale, Alumni Early Achievement Award; Amir Busnov of Windsor Heights, Impact Award; Zachary Stier of Boone, Alumni Early Achievement Award; Tim Morrison of Altoona, Impact Award; Dr. Sandra McGee of Des Moines, Outstanding Alumni Award and Richard Nabholz of Bremen, Indiana, Outstanding Alumni Award.

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor given to DMACC alumni by the Alumni Association. This award honors and recognizes alumni who provide service to their community, country, and/or fellow citizen; have had great professional or personal achievement since graduation; and continue to be involved in the life and work of DMACC.

Dr. Sandra McGee
Urban Campus
Assistant Visiting Clinical Professor - University of Iowa School of Social Work; Pappajohn Education Center
Des Moines, IA

Dr. Angela Lamson
Ankeny Campus; AS Liberal Arts 1993
Professor, Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at East Carolina University
Formerly of Ankeny, IA

James Ballantyne
Boone Campus; AA Liberal Arts/Business 1979
Owner - Top and Body Repair
Boone, IA

Richard Nabholz
Ankeny Campus; AAS Industrial Electronics 1972
Systems Engineer, Central Region, Johnson Controls, Inc.
Bremen, IN

DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award

The DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award was created to recognize alumni who have graduated from DMACC within the last ten years and have displayed exemplary personal or professional achievement or volunteer service to their community.

John McCannon
Paramedic Specialist Degree 2011
Firefighter and Paramedic - Urbandale Fire Deparment
Urbandale, IA

Zachary Stier
Ankeny Campus; AS Liberal Arts 2008
Children's Librarian - Ericson Public Library
Boone, IA

DMACC Impact Award

The DMACC Impact Award was created to honor DMACC alumni of at least 12 credit hours who make an impact within their community and DMACC.

Amir Busnov
International Relations, Veteran
Windsor Heights, IA

Tim Morrison
Vice President of Engineering and Advanced Technology - Accumold
Altoona, IA


The DMACC Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award, DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award and the DMACC Impact Award. For more information and to learn of the criteria for each award, click on the award name above. The deadline to submit nominations for all three awards is Monday, January 26, 2015.

Past Recipients

For a listing of previous Outstanding Alumni Award recipients, click here.