Six former Des Moines Area Community College students have received the DMACC Outstanding Alumni Award from the DMACC Alumni Association. The award recognizes alumni who provide service to their community, country and fellow citizens; have had great professional or personal achievement since graduation; and continue to be involved in the life and work of DMACC. They are:

  • Janus Dcjavu, a mortgage expert in the Chicago area; he now lives in Glen Ellyn, Ill.
  • Gabriel Glynn of Ankeny, an entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of MakuSafe, a company that manufactures wearable devices that collect environmental data to help prevent workplace accidents. 
  • Rebekah Johnson of Bondurant, senior clinic administrator for UnityPoint Health. 
  • Christina Moffatt of Des Moines, founder and owner of Crème Cupcake + Dessert and director of small business development for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 
  • Justine Peebles of Ankeny, regional operations analyst for UnityPoint at Home. 
  • Penny Sullivan of West Des Moines, principal of Penny Sullivan Graphic Design and former DMACC Graphic Design Program chair. 

Additionally, two recent DMACC graduates received Alumni Early Achievement Awards. Those recipients are Kyle Hamilton of Altoona, Linux systems administrator at Aureon in Des Moines, and Crystal Matelski of Ames, Ames Community School District teacher of At-Risk, Special Education, Reading and English.