Legacy Awards

The legacy left behind by Seminole State College of Florida alumni is recognized by many as extraordinary. Many alumni have gone on to be leaders in the community and have made a difference in the lives of many. It is because of these unique individuals that Seminole State is known as a trailblazer among notable Florida state colleges. The true measure of a college is found in the achievements of its alumni, which led the Association to create the Legacy Awards. At this event, the Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Graduate Awards are presented. As we grow, we may choose to add additional awards to further recognize our alumni.

Distinguished Alumni Award

Submit nominations for the Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Graduate Awards. The deadline is March 16, 2018.

Important

The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1998, and it is our pleasure to continue this notable tradition. This award recognizes the College’s alumni who have made substantial contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at the College.

Criteria

Recipients will be accomplished in three distinct areas as outlined below, and preference will be given to nominees who have obtained an associate (A.A., A.A.S or A.S.) and/or bachelor's (B.A.S. or B.S.) degree from Seminole State College. Those who have received a certificate may be considered at the discretion of the Executive Team. The areas reflect the Core Values of Seminole State: integrity, respect, excellence, academic freedom and learning.

  • Professional achievements
  • Community affairs and service to society
  • Support of the continued excellence of Seminole State College

Outstanding Graduate Award

The Outstanding Graduate Award recognizes Seminole State alumni who have shown promise during their career as students through academics, volunteering and affiliations and plan to continue striving toward a bright future.

Criteria

Recipients will be accomplished in three distinct areas as outlined below, and preference will be given to nominees who have obtained an associate (A.A., A.A.S or A.S.) and/or bachelor's (B.A.S. or B.S.) degree from Seminole State College. Those who have received a certificate may be considered at the discretion of the Executive Team. The areas reflect the Core Values of Seminole State College: integrity, respect, excellence, academic freedom and learning.

There will be one winner per academic year (Summer, Spring, and Fall). 

  • Achievements at Seminole State College
  • Plans to continue their education or begin their career
  • Have a vested interest in continuing to connect with Seminole State

Nominations

Nominations will be accepted via online submission through the Alumni Association website. In addition to completing and submitting the Award Nomination Form, nominators are encouraged to provide supporting items that further distinguish the nominee. Please email pdf documents to alumni@seminolestate.edu. Examples include:

  • Current biography for the nominee
  • Newspaper and/or magazine articles
  • Personal stories
  • Awards or certificates of achievement, etc.

Method of Awarding

A nomination form must be submitted for the nominee to be considered. The Alumni Leadership Team will review submissions and present top nominees to the Executive Director of the Foundation and President of Seminole State College for their recommendation to be considered. The Alumni Leadership Team will then vote and decide whom to award the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Outstanding Graduate Award.

 Restrictions

  • Award winners may win multiple awards during the Legacy Award event; however, they may only win a specific award one time. If the award winner is nominated again for the same award, the Alumni Leadership Team will remove this nominee upon receipt of submission.
  • The deadline for submissions each year is the third Friday of March.
  • All are welcome to submit nomination forms including, but not limited to the Alumni Leadership Team and Seminole State Foundation Staff.

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