The Mission of the Highland Community College Foundation is to provide support that helps advance the Mission of Highland Community College.

The HCC Foundation is currently undergoing the most extensive campaign in its history in support of the new Ray and Betty Stamm Health Science Nursing Wing and Wind Turbine Technology Training Center. Click here to read more about the Growing for tomorrow...Changing lives today major gift campaign.

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2016 Distinguished Alum

Highland Community College is seeking nominations for its 22st annual Distinguished Alumni Awards. Recipients will be honored during the Foundation’s meeting in October.


“The Foundation is looking for persons who have demonstrated community leadership, professional achievement, made their start at Highland College, and believe in the mission of the community college and higher education,” said Pat Dunn, coordinator of the Distinguished Alumni Awards program and the Foundation’s director of operations.


Nominees do not have to currently live in the Highland District. The Foundation’s Alumni Development Committee will review the nominations and select the award recipients. Nominees with an earned degree are preferred, although nominees who have taken some classes at HCC or participated in the Leadership Forum or Leadership Institute will also be considered.


Since the award’s inception in 1995, the HCC Foundation and Highland Community College have recognized over 100 individuals as Distinguished Alumni.


Deadline for submission of nomination forms is September 16, 2016. Contact Pat Dunn at the HCC Foundation office at 815.599.3413 or foundation@highland.edu. The nomination form can be found HERE.

Foundation News

The Rubin Education Challenge offers scholarships. To give to the Rubin Education fund, call the HCC Foundation at 815.599.3413. Learn more about the Rubin Exchange Education Challenge here.

More on the HCC Foundation

Click on the “Successes” link to read about how your gifts have helped us to provide Highland Community College with everything from program development, buildings and equipment, student scholarships and much more.

For over 48 years the HCC Foundation has provided support to HCC and its students due to the wonderful generosity of many people.

Click on the “Giving Opportunities” link for information about how you can help us provide the much needed support to HCC.

Contributions to the HCC Foundation can be made in a number of ways. Click on “Giving Opportunities” for specific information about how you can help support Highland Community College and the HCC Foundation.

James M. Berberet, Executive Director

Kim Rampenthal, Director of Fundraising



Pat Dunn, Director of Operations

Joanne Kasprzak, Secretary


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