Notable Alumni

Congratulations to our 2024 Alumni Award Recipients!

This year's class of award recipients have gone above and beyond – in their professions, in their communities, and in support of others. They epitomize all that is great about this institution, and we are proud to count them among our esteemed alumni.

Honorees will be recognized at a private dinner and ceremony to be held on October 15, 2024.

​Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor given to Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) alumni by the Alumni Association. This award honors and recognizes DMACC graduates who:

  • provide service to their community, country, and/or fellow citizen,
  • have had great professional or personal achievement since graduation, and/or
  • continue to be involved in the life and work of DMACC.


Kimberly S. Brix
Lead CAD Technician, Snyder & Associates
Ankeny, IA
Diploma Architectural Drafting 1999,
AAS Architectural Technologies 2003

Clint Dudley
Owner, Shade Tree Auto
Grimes, IA
AAS Auto Mechanic Technologies 1999


Holly K. Miller
Owner/Funeral Director, Hamilton’s Funeral Home
Monroe, IA
Advanced Standing Diploma Mortuary Science 2007

Bradley Snowgren
Assistant Principal/Principal, Perry High School
Perry, IA
AA Liberal Arts 2000


Matthew Stephenson
Director of Learning and Development, Casey’s
Ankeny, IA
AA Liberal Arts 2002



Alumni Early Achievement Award

The DMACC Alumni Association created the Alumni Early Achievement Award in 2011 to recognize alumni who have graduated from DMACC within the last ten years and have displayed exemplary personal or professional achievement or volunteer service to their community. Nominees shall not be currently enrolled in an institution of higher learning.


Meghanne E. Knight
Equipment Maintenance Specialist, Eurofins Nutritional Analysis Center
Ankeny, IA
AS Biotechnology 2018

Justin Phongsavanh
Seated Javelin Thrower, USA National Team and US Olympic and Paralympic Committee
McDonough, GA
AA Business Administration 2018,
AA Financial Administration 2018


Impact Award

The DMACC Alumni Association created the DMACC Impact Award in 2011 to recognize DMACC alumni attendees of at least 12 credit hours who make an impact within their community, profession and/or DMACC.


Izaah JB Knox
Executive Director, Wellmark Urban Dreams Community Center
Des Moines, IA
Attended from 2001 to 2002



The DMACC Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award, DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award and the DMACC Impact Award. For more information and to learn of the criteria for each award, click on the award name above. The deadline to submit nominations for all three awards is April 14, 2025.

View Past Alumni Award Recipients