Celebration of Success

Celebration of Success

Celebration of Success is the Kirkwood Foundation’s signature event with prestigious recipients, significant attendance, and a multicourse dinner prepared by the college’s Culinary Arts department.

Presented in partnership with the Alumni Leadership Council, the awards banquet recognizes the college's most valuable business partners, accomplished alums, and leaders in higher education.

Recognize an Outstanding Alum!

Do you know an alumna or alumnus worthy of recognition? To be considered for the 2023 Kirkwood Distinguished Alumni & Friends Award, the following criteria must be met:

  • Participated in significant college credit course work at Kirkwood Community College.
  • Demonstrated success within their chosen career or field of expertise.
  • Made a positive and lasting impact on their community through leadership, and/or volunteering while exemplifying the mission and values of Kirkwood Community College.
  • Must be able to attend Kirkwood Alumni & Friends Celebration of Success awards ceremony on March 30, 2023.
  • Nomination must be submitted by December 8, 2022.

We're also seeking nominations for the President's and Trustees' Awards, recognizing a business and a faculty or staff member who represents extraordinary support and leadership in higher education.

Previous recipients are not eligible.

Submit a Nomination


Register for the 10th Anniversary Celebration:

Thursday, March 30, 2023
The Hotel at Kirkwood Center  |  7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW

6 – 6:45 p.m.  Reception and Hors d'oeuvres
6:45 p.m.  Dinner and Program

 Individual and Corporate Table Registration  Event Sponsorship Registration

Learn about the 2022 award recipients:

President's Award:
GreatAmerica Financial

Trustee's Award:
Jody Donaldson

Distinguished Alumni Award:
David Junge

Distinguished Alumni Award:
John Oxley

Distinguished Alumni Award:
Ron Rausch

Distinguished Young Alumni Award:
Cassandra Brower

Kirkwood Alumni & Friends
6301 Kirkwood Blvd. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404