Please nominate a current or former student for the Association of College Trustees (ACT) 2018 Transforming Lives Awards

The Washington ACT Transforming Lives Awards recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by attending a Washington State Community or Technical College (CTC).

Download the criteria and nomination form. Nominations are due to Lori Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu by 4:30pm on Fri., Oct. 27.

Thank you.

Reminder: Nominations for the WA ACT Transforming Lives Awards 2016 Due This Thurs., Nov. 12

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Dear Campus Community,

Please consider nominating a current or former Shoreline Community College student for the Washington ACT 2016 Transforming Lives Awards.

You can check out the 2015 Transforming Lives Awards booklet cover here and the booklet here.

The criteria and nomination form can be found herePlease do not hesitate to contact Lori Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu if you need assistance with the form or have questions.

To nominate a current or former student: please complete form on page 2 of the criteria and nomination form and include the written statement (“compelling story”) from the nominee and return to Lori Yonemitsu atlyonemitsu@shoreline.edu no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 12, 2015.

About the Washington ACT (Association of College Trustees) 2016 Transforming Lives Awards
The Washington ACT Transforming Lives Awards recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by attending a Washington State Community or Technical College.  One (1) current or former student from each of the 34 Community and Technical Colleges will be nominated by the College’s Board of Trustees. A subcommittee of the Shoreline Community College’s (SCC’s) Board of Trustees will review all nominations received from the campus community, determine the College’s nominee for the 2016 Washington ACT Transforming Lives Awards and submit the nominee’s name to the ACT Awards Committee.

The ACT Awards Committee will select a total of five individuals (awardees) from the nominations submitted by the CTCs and each of the five awardees, will receive a $500.00 (Five-Hundred dollar) monetary award. In addition, the ACT will honor all 34 current or former CTC nominees at a Transforming Lives Awards Dinner, scheduled for January 24, 2016.

CRITERIA:
Nominations must come from the current or former student’s Board of Trustees, based on the following criteria:

The nominee may be either a current or former Washington Community or Technical College student who has completed or made significant progress toward completing a degree or certificate that has helped him or her prepare for, or achieve success in future or current endeavors.

The nominee must share a compelling story** in written format (maximum 500 words) about overcoming barriers to achieve higher education goals and how the education and support received at his/her Community or Technical College was life transforming (e.g. new employment, self-sufficiency, etc.). ** Please note: All 34 stories will be published in the Transforming Lives Booklet. The booklet is widely distributed to Legislators, CTC Stakeholders, the Public and is posted to the ACT’s website.

NOMINATIONS:
To nominate a current or former student: please complete form on page 2 of the attached and include the written statement (“compelling story”) from the nominee and return to Lori Yonemitsu at lyonemitsu@shoreline.edu no later than 5:00 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2015.