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.


2025 Nominations now open!

Do you know a Kirkwood alum worthy of recognition? Nominees must have:

  • Participated in significant college credit course work at Kirkwood
  • 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
  • Be able to attend Kirkwood Alumni & Friends Celebration of Success awards ceremony on April 24, 2025

Submit a Nomination!

Previous recipients are not eligible.

2024 Honorees:

President's Award:
OPN Architects

Trustees' Award:
Troy McQuillen, Kirkwood Community College

Distinguished Alumni Award:
Doug Alberhasky, John's Grocery

Distinguished Alumni Award:

Dennis Jordan, Alliant Energy

Distinguished Alumni Award:

Marketia Moore, Momma 'Nem Soul Food and Catering


Click here to view a complete list of past honorees.

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