The Richland Community College Alumni Association encourages anyone who has graduated from Richland, with a degree or a certificate,  to reconnect to Richland Community College as a member of the Richland Community College Alumni Association. Members enjoy benefits of staying in touch with former classmates, keeping informed about what is happening at Richland through an alumni newsletter, becoming involved in alumni activities, and receiving invitations to special events. Alumni of Richland Community College are always welcome to return to campus for a tour by contacting the Alumni Relations Office below.

Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Julie Melton, Matt Whitehead and Mark Avery

The Illinois Community College Trustees Association sponsors the Distinguished Alumnus Award each year. All community colleges in the state of Illinois submit their local winners to be considered for these statewide awards. The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes the many success stories of Illinois’ community college graduates. Nominees must have completed a recognized program of instruction at an Illinois public community college more than 5 years ago.

Award Criteria

Each nomination will be reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Outstanding success and distinction in his/her chosen field
  • Humanitarian service that has proven greatly beneficial to society
  • Continued interest in and support of education and community colleges
  • Overcoming life’s obstacles

Stay Connected to Richland 

We want to hear from Richland Community College graduates (old and new) as to what is going on in your lives – education, career, marriage, kids, grand

kids! Email Tricia or Debbie to send us postal and e-mail address changes so we can keep in touch.

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