Categories & Criteria

Nominations for MCC's Hall of Fame are accepted year round. A volunteer committee reviews and selects Hall of Fame honorees. 

A nomination form must be completed for each nominee.  The selections committee conducts a preliminary screening of nominees each July.  Nominees who advance in the process will be asked to provide a copy of their resume and photo*.  Final selections will be made in early September based on submitted materials.  Criteria vary by award type.  Please see award categories and criteria below.  Additionally:

  1. Nominee should be a responsible, law abiding citizen in good standing with the community. 
  2. Nominee should not be related to the person making the nomination. Self nominations are not accepted.

*The Excellence in Teaching Award may require additional materials as determined by MCC's Faculty Senate.


Award Categories

Nominations are accepted in seven categories. After preliminary review of nominations, the selections may move a nominee for consideration in a different category. 

Alumni Achievement

Presented to alumni who have reached the pinnacle of accomplishment in their chosen profession. 

Outstanding Coaches

Given to individuals for accomplishment in areas such as program, All-Conference Player, and ACCAC champion in individual sports development; career records; ACCAC titles and achievements; and national rankings.

Outstanding MCC Athletes

Athletes become eligible 10 years after their second year of participation in MCC athletics. Selections are based on contributions to sports while at MCC, including participation in duals sports; All-Conference or All-American honors; and NJCAA accomplishments such as Champion, top six finish, record performance, or statistical champion.

Community Partner

Recognizes a business or community agency with strong, long-standing partnership that benefits Mesa Community College and its students.


Presented to a community member who has provided significant and exemplary service to Mesa Community College or the community.

Excellence in Teaching

The purpose of the MCC Excellence in Teaching Award is to recognize a faculty member who, over a number of years, has epitomized the role of a faculty member in higher education.  Recipients should have distinguished themselves as exceeding expectations in their contribution to the classroom, the college, the district, the profession, and the community.

Distinguished MCC Staff

Presented to a non-faculty employee for outstanding contributions in areas such as development of programs at MCC, enhancing MCC’s reputation, excellence in serving students, and commitment to shaping the future.