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McHenry County College names five Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College and the Friends of MCC Foundation honored five recipients of the inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award at a reception last week at the college, 8900 Route 14, Crystal Lake.

Selected as recipients were Mary Beth Siddons of McHenry, president of ITW Food Equipment Group-Service; Andrew Zinke of Woodstock, undersheriff of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office; Kimberly Keefe of Rockford, real estate broker, Re/Max Plaza in McHenry; Steve Rankins of McHenry, senior vice president of corporate lending at First Midwest Bank in McHenry; and Matthew Lemke of Lakewood, owner of Summit Wealth Strategies in Crystal Lake.

“Our alumni are a significant part of our community, and they have given their time, talent and resources to help move the college forward,” said Dane Walkington, development coordinator for the Friends of MCC Foundation. “This ceremony (is) an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and the role that the College has played in their success.”

Walkington said MCC’s distinguished alumni are evidence of the community college serving as an  educational stepping stone for students as they prepare themselves for successful careers.

According to Donna Bieschke, marketing communications specialist for MCC, the McHenry County College Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the accomplishments of MCC alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in their chosen profession and have made a positive impact on their community through leadership and/or volunteering.

The reception and award ceremony was sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. For complete details and biographies of the award recipients, visit www.mchenry.edu/alumni.

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