​Spoon River College will host its Annual Alumni Association Awards Reception on Saturday, Nov. 5. Dinner will be offered beginning at 5 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. and will last approximately two hours. The event will be held in lower level Centers on the 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 Rick Klinedinst of Canton.

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 Barbi Brewer-Watson (Kankakee), John Davis (Canton), David Gregory (Peoria), Randy & Susie McMillen (Cuba), Jeff Standard (Farmington), and Carla Teslicka (Macomb).

The Outstanding Service Award, given to alumni who have made significant voluntary contributions to the community and/or to the college will be presented to Henry Dare and Janice Dare Bruster of Canton.

Ellen Dodd (Fiatt) 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.

Elliot “Pete” Terry, a track and field All-American in 1970 who finished second in the nation in the triple jump, will be the Athletic Hall of Fame inductee.

Though donations will be accepted and appreciated, the event is free and the public is invited to attend. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to Lori Murphy at (309) 649-6260 or at lori.murphy@src.edu by Friday, Oct. 28.

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. Those who were nominated but not selected this year will remain in consideration for future years. 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.