The Southern Union Foundation will hold its inaugural Distinguished Alumni Ceremony and Dinner on Thursday, April 28, at Moore’s Mill Club in Auburn.

A cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are $100. Patron level sponsorships are also available.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes a SUSCC alum who has made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and loyalty to the college have honored the legacy of excellence at SUSCC.

The winner will receive a medallion and special recognition during the awards ceremony. Nominations are being taken for the Distinguished Alumni Award through March 18. Nominees must have earned an associate’s degree or diploma or 45 semester hours (67 quarter hours) at Southern Union, have distinguished him or herself through achievement or advancement in his or her career, demonstrated community involvement  and shown loyalty to SUSCC as demonstrated through their interest in and support of SUSCC and its programs.

Nominations may be made by any individual, friend of the college, former student or employee  or current member of the administration, faculty and staff. A nomination form is available by clicking the link on the college’s webpage,

“We are striving to ensure that our 100 year celebrations highlight Southern Union’s commitment to our communities and the contribution the college has made through our outstanding alumni,” said Shondae Brown, director of public relations at SUSCC.

For more information about the Distinguished Alumni Award Dinner or nominating someone for the award, please contact Brown at 256-395-2211, ext. 5145.

With campuses in Wadley, Opelika and Valley, SUSCC is the second-oldest two-year college in Alabama and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.