Notable Alumni

Congratulations to our 2017 Alumni Award Recipients!

2017 Alumni Award Winners
Pictured left to right: DMACC President Rob Denson, Crystal Matelski, Kyle Hamilton, Rebekah Johnson, Janus Dcjavu, Penny Sullivan, Christina Moffatt, Justine Peebles and Gabriel Glynn.  Awardees were honored at a dinner and ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Iowa Culinary Institute.

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is the highest honor given to DMACC alumni by the Alumni Association. This award honors and recognizes alumni who provide service to their community, country, and/or fellow citizen; have had great professional or personal achievement since graduation; and continue to be involved in the life and work of DMACC.

  • Janus Kodjo Awoessoh Dcjavu
    Home Mortgage Consultant, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation
    Glen Ellyn, IL

  • Gabriel P. Glynn
    Co-Founder & CEO, MakUSafe
    Ankeny, IA

  • Rebekah S. Johnson
    Clinic Administrator, UnityPoint Clinic, Family Medicine and Urgent Care Urbandale
    Bondurant, IA

  • Christina Moffatt
    Director of Small Business Resources, Greater DSM Partnership
    Founder & CEO, Crème Cupcake + Dessert
    Des Moines, IA
  • Justine Peebles
    Regional Operations Analyst, UnityPoint at Home
    Ankeny, IA

  • Penny Sullivan
    Retired Instructor, DMACC / Free-Lance Artist
    West Des Moines, IA

DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award

The DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award was created to recognize alumni who have graduated from DMACC within the last ten years and have displayed exemplary personal or professional achievement or volunteer service to their community.

  • Kyle Hamilton
    Linux System Administrator, ICS Advanced Technologies
    Altoona, IA
  • Crystal Matelski
    Teacher, Ames Community School District
    Ames, IA



The DMACC Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the Outstanding Alumni Award, DMACC Alumni Early Achievement Award and the DMACC Impact Award. For more information and to learn of the criteria for each award, click on the award name above. The deadline to submit nominations for all three awards is January 22, 2018.