Notable Alumni

​​​​Congratulations to our 2022 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.

2022 Alumni Awards Group

Pictured left to right: MD Isley, DMACC Vice President for Academic Affairs; Diane and Steve Crossett (on behalf of their son Caleb Crossett); Jeff Fiechtner; Demir Miljkovic; Callie Ayers; Jay Slight; Shawn Loney; Timothy Meals;  and Tara Connolly, DMACC Foundation Executive Director

​Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor given to DMACC alumni by the Alumni Association. This award honors and recognizes alumni 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.​

  • Shawn C.F. Loney​
    VP of Pleasant Hill Operations, Dee Zee Inc.
    Ankeny, IA
  • Timothy C. Meals
    Story County Attorney, Story County Attorney’s Office
    Ames, IA
  • Demir Miljkovic
    Captain – Technical Rescue, Urbandale Fire Department
    Urbandale, IA
  • J.B. (Jay) Slight
    Head Principal, Northview Middle School, Ankeny Community Schools
    Urbandale, IA

Alumni Early Achievement Award

The DMACC Alumni Association created the Alumni Early Achievement Award in 2011 to recognize alumni who havegraduated 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.

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.

  • Jeff Fiechtner​
    Retired PE/Adaptive PE Teacher, Ben Franklin MS, Fargo Public Schools
    Fargo, ND


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 10, 2023.


View Past Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients