Recognizing the Achievements of Our Alumni
Westmoreland Seeking Distinguished Alumnus & Aspiring Alumnus Leadership Award Nominations
Westmoreland County Community College is accepting nominations through February 26 for its Distinguished Alumnus Award and a new Aspiring Alumnus Leadership Award.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes and honors Westmoreland alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishments, significant community-based service, and support or service to the college. It will be presented at the Westmoreland commencement ceremony Friday, May 7.
Prospective recipients must have earned an associate degree, diploma or certificate from Westmoreland or have completed at least 30 credit hours at Westmoreland. The award is a one-time honor and previous recipients are ineligible.
Aspiring Alumnus Leadership Award nominees must be a current Westmoreland student with a cumulative GPA greater than 2.5, expect to earn a college credential in May 2021, show success in the classroom and exhibit leadership qualities through active involvement at Westmoreland and/or in their communities.
If you would like to nominate a Westmoreland Alumnus for this prestigious award, please complete the Nomination Form.
Candidates are welcome to self nominate. Questions? Please email the Educational Foundation team at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient: Aaron Allen
Aaron Allen, keynote speaker and our 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient is pictured above, with Westmoreland's president, Dr. Tuesday Stanley, as they honor recipients of African-American High School Achievement Awards.
As a Pennsylvania State Trooper, - Heritage Affairs Officer, Corporal Aaron Allen also holds other titles as a Firearms Instructor, Field Driving Instructor, Field Training Officer, and Community Service Officer.
A Westmoreland Criminal Justice graduate of 2009, Allen is an adjunct professor at Westmoreland, teaching Criminal Justice courses. He is also a part-time instructor for the Act 120 Criminal Justice Municipal Police Academy at Robert Morris University and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
|2019 - Clyde Parry||Law Enforcement & Police Science, 1985|
|2018 – Melinda S. Rossell, DPN, RN||Nursing, 2005|
|2017 – John F. Swank||Criminal Justice, 1997|
|2016 – Terry M. Wiltrout||Information Science, 1993|
|2015 – MaryAnn Cherubini (d)||Information Science, 1979|
|2014 – Jeffrey T. Mayo||Law Enforcement / Transfer, 1986|
|2013 – Chef Regis M. Holden||Culinary Arts & Hospitality, 1999|
|2012 – Alan J. Laick||Publishing & Imaging / Commercial Art, 1999/2000|
|2011 – Dr. Cindy A. Komarinski||Food Service Management, 1984|
|2010 – Karen A. Craig||Mechanical Drafting, 1979|
|2009 – Dr. Charles A. Mance||Information Science, 1977|
|2008 – Dr. Judith E. Sturges||General Studies / Transfer, 1992|
|2007 – Tim Pisula||Information Science, 1984|
|2006 – Sandra L. Kratofil-Kaukonen||Nursing, 1983|
|2005 – Herman Mihalich||Real Estate, 1974|
|2004 – Chef Keith A. Coughenour||Culinary Arts & Hospitality, 1987|
|2003 – Thomas D. Horan||Law Enforcement / Transfer, 1981|
|2002 – Buck T. Helffrich||Electronics, 1982|
|2001 – Kathleen J. Bordini||Food Service Management, 1987|
|2000 – Richard A. Parfitt||Law Enforcement / Transfer, 1978|
|1999 – Robert J. Grossman||Liberal Arts, 1978|
|1998 – Edward J. Brinker||Business Management, 1977|
|1997 – Donald D. Good||Liberal Arts, 1978|
|1996 – James A. “Jack” Cherubini||Business Management, 1973|
|1995 – Joanne Cecchi||Business Management, 1974|
|1994 – George P. Smail||General Studies, 1979|
|1993 – Barbara J. Terry||Nursing, 1977|
|1992 – Patricia A. Walt||Business Management, 1977|