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:
- Nominee should be a responsible, law abiding citizen in good standing with the community.
- 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.
The Hall of Fame Selections Committee, solely at their discretion, may move nominees to other appropriate categories.
Not all categories will be awarded each year.
Nominations are accepted in seven categories. After preliminary review of nominations, the selections may move a nominee for consideration in a different category.
Presented to alumni who have reached the pinnacle of accomplishment in their chosen professions. Selections are based on professional accomplishments such as leadership and impact, innovation, mentoring, awards and honors, as well as service and volunteerism.
Outstanding MCC Coaches
Given to individuals for accomplishments in areas such as national championships, a large number of conference and regional championships, development of All-Conference and All-America players, as well as NJCAA All-Academic recognitions. Accomplishments earned after leaving MCC can also play a major role.
Outstanding MCC Athletes
Athletes become eligible five years after completion of their MCC careers. Selections are based on contributions to sports while at MCC including earning All-America honors as well as All-Conference and All-Region. In addition, helping teams to national honors and earning NJCAA All-Academic recognition is taken into consideration. For individual sports, such factors as national championships or top national finishes are considered. Accomplishments earned after leaving MCC can play a major role.
Recognizes a business or community agency with strong, long-standing partnership that benefits Mesa Community College and its students.
Presented to an alum who has provided significant and exemplary service to MCC and/or the community. May also be presented to a community member who has provided significant and exemplary service to Mesa Community College.
Excellence in Teaching
Recognizes a residential faculty member who, over a number of years, has epitomized the role of faculty 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. Selections are based on professional accomplishments such as leadership and impact, innovation, mentoring, awards and honors, as well as service and volunteerism.
Distinguished MCC Staff
Presented to a non-faculty employee for sustained, outstanding contributions in areas such as development of programs at MCC, enhancement of MCC’s reputation, excellence in serving students, and commitment to shaping the future. Selections are based on professional accomplishments such as leadership and impact, innovation, mentoring, awards and honors, as well as service and volunteerism.