Spoon River College will host its Annual Alumni Association Awards Reception on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Dinner will be offered beginning at 5 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. The event is scheduled to be held in the Student Center, Downstairs Centers Hall, on SRC’s Canton Campus.

The Distinguished Alumni Award, reserved for those SRC alumni who have previously been honored with an alumni award and have reached the top of their field or otherwise achieved extremely noteworthy accomplishments of statewide notoriety, will be presented to Pam Wilson of Texas, whose accomplishments and contributions to public health have been internationally recognized.

Alumni Achievement Awards are given to alumni to celebrate outstanding achievements made by alumni of SRC or Canton Community College, and this year’s recipients are Nancy Anderson (Ohio), Klinton Briney (California), Scott Brown (Canton), Brian Fengel (Bartonville), Chris Helle (Farmington), and Lindsey Larson (Canton).

The Outstanding Service Award, given to alumni who have made significant voluntary contributions to mankind in general and/or to the college will be presented to Paula Grigsby, Executive Director of the Canton Family YMCA and an SRC graduate.

Former SRC faculty Dr. Roland Pettit will be honored with the Distinguished Spoon River College Retiree Award, which is based upon an individual’s significant contributions to Spoon River College, its students, and the community.

The 1964 CCC Baseball Team will be inducted into the SRC Athletic Hall of Fame, and the SRC Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be announced at the event.

Though donations will be accepted and appreciated, the event is free, and the public is invited to attend; though, reservations are required.  Social distancing will be enacted to the extent possible, and masks will be required when not eating.  Please RSVP to Lori Murphy at (309) 649-6260 or at lori.murphy@src.edu by Friday, Oct. 29.  Additional information on how to view the ceremony remotely will be announced in the coming weeks.

The SRC Alumni Association exists as a function of the SRC Foundation and seeks to close the gap between past alumni, present students and future leaders.  SRC alumni need not be graduates.  To learn more about the SRC Alumni Association or to register as an alumnus/alumna, please visit http://www.src.edu/alumni or call (309) 649-6260.