College District seeks nominations for Unsung Heroes

The Contra Costa Community College District (District) is seeking nominations from the community to recognize Unsung Heroes for their little-known, unique and/or aspiring contributions that he/she has made for students.  Awards will be given out in eight categories: Faculty, Classified Staff, Manager, Student, Alumni, Retiree, Volunteer and Community Partner, at the District’s 65th anniversary showcase event on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

The public can nominate someone from any of these categories they feel has contributed to the District and has made a difference in the lives of students,” says Unsung Heroes coordinator Michele Jackson.  “Our success depends on the contribution of many people, organizations, and community partners, and this recognition gives us the opportunity to thank them for their support.”

To nominate an Unsung Hero, complete the application by visiting the District’s 65th Anniversary website at and click on “Unsung Hero Nomination Form”.  A selection committee will review the applications, select the awardees, and make the presentations at the District’s 65th anniversary showcase event scheduled at the Universal Sports Academy, 330, Ferry Street, Martinez, beginning at Noon.  Deadline for nominations is Thursday, October 31, 2013.

The showcase event will feature programs and services offered by the District through its colleges – Contra Costa College, Diablo Valley College and the San Ramon Campus, and Los Medanos College and the Brentwood Center.  Live entertainment and family fun will be provided, and attendees can learn more about the educational resources and community partnerships the District enjoys.

The Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) is one of the largest multi-college community college districts in California. The CCCCD serves a population of 1,019,640 people, and its boundaries encompass all but 48 of the 734-square-mile land area of Contra Costa County. The District is home to Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, as well as educational centers in Brentwood and San Ramon. The District headquarters is located in downtown Martinez. For more information visit

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