The Spoon River College Alumni Association has announced that its annual alumni awards dinner and reception will be held Saturday, November 6 at 5 p.m. at the SRC Canton Campus.  While the exact location on campus is to be determined, a dinner will be provided prior to the awards ceremony.

The event will be held in conjunction with the induction of the 1964 Canton Community College Baseball Team to the SRC Athletic Hall of Fame.

“We really missed having this event last year due to the pandemic, but with the state of Illinois moving into Phase 5, we’re excited to again host one of our favorite events of the year,” said Colin Davis, Executive Director of the Spoon River College Foundation.  “The Alumni Association’s awards reception is a great event that allows SRC to both reconnect with and honor Canton Community College and SRC alumni for their achievements and their service to their communities.  We are incredibly proud of what our alumni have gone on to do after SRC, and we look forward to honoring some of their achievements in November.”

Traditionally, awards such as the Alumni Achievement Award, the Outstanding Service Award, the Distinguished Retiree Award, the Distinguished Friend of SRC Award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award have been given at the reception.  While last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2019 award recipients included Amanda Atchley, Karen Cotton, Ramon Escapa, Karen Fisher, Eric Phillips, and Mike Walters.  Lance Zedric was inducted into the SRC Athletic Hall of Fame.

The committee is seeking nominations for deserving CCC/SRC alumni to be honored with the Alumni Achievement Award that evening.  The Alumni Achievement Award is given to alumni as they progress up the “success” ladder and should be someone who has earned area-wide recognition, though other qualifications or service will certainly be considered.

Anyone who has attended classes at CCC/SRC can be nominated, and the nominee does not need to be a graduate.  Nomination forms are available on the SRC Alumni Association website ( or by calling (309) 649-6260.  Completed nominations are due by July 31.

The event is free and open to the public – especially Canton Community College and SRC alumni.  Donations to the Spoon River College Foundation will be accepted and appreciated.  For more information about the SRC Foundation and the Alumni Association, or to submit a nomination form, please visit