CCC Alumni Association Recognizes Student Leaders

4/27/17

Group of student leadersClinton Community College student leaders were recognized by the CCC Alumni Association at the annual Student Leader Luncheon.  These 21 students were nominated by the CCC staff and faculty for showing leadership in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Clinton City Administrator Matt Brooke was the Keynote Speaker for the annual event, sharing a dynamic presentation of his views on leadership to the group.  

Matt Brooke has served as the City Administrator for the City of Clinton, Iowa, since 2016.  He is a native of Iowa, but spent years in the US Army, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Brooke is the recipient of numerous military awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal.  His education includes earning his BA from Augustana College, Masters of Education from the American Intercontinental University and a Masters of Business Administration from Iowa State University.

After retiring from the US Army, Matt worked as a Senior Manager for Renewable Energy Group, Inc., in Ames, Iowa.  He was in charge of Corporate Services that consisted of plant, property, equipment, and personnel for 11 active Bio-Diesel Plants in the US and two in Europe.  His focus was on Project Management for buildings, all processes that involved insurance, fleet vehicles, rental property, supply chain management for the Ames office regarding shipping, processing, and coordinating all property and equipment.  Brooke’s experiences provide a better understanding of the unparalleled commitment and leadership required to be successful when executing operations in the most difficult and severe situations. Many key values associated with successful leadership were highlighted and referenced throughout his presentation. The real world experience associated with his involvement (more than four years) served in combat locations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, will be expounded on to relate the commitment and leadership necessary to achieve success.

The students recognized included:

Camanche, IA
Claire Blinkinsop
Kimberlee McMichael
Bailee Shepherd

Clinton, IA
Angela Ash
Alex Dodd
Jessica Fujiwara
Caleb Kaczinski
Michael Kremer
Maddie Marlowe
Jeremy Meyermann
Sean Mulholland
Veronica Perales
Michael Peters
Kayleigh Schultz
Megan Spaight
Ryan Thomas

DeWitt, IA
Bailey Garrity

Morrison, IL
Morgon Hayenga

Sabula, IA
Colby Mangler
Zach Marburger

Savanna, IL
Michelle Green


The CCC Alumni Association was organized in 1981.  The objectives of the Clinton Community College Alumni Association shall be:

  • To assist Clinton Community College in its efforts of increasing benefits to students enrolled;
  • To foster a spirit of loyalty to Clinton Community College; and
  • To coordinate activities of alumni furthering the welfare of both Clinton Community College and its alumni.


For more information about the CCC Alumni Association, contact Clinton Community College at 563-244-7001.