In Search Of…Outstanding Alumni! Nomination yourself or fellow alumni or colleagues to be recognized for community service, professional success, and dedication to NCC. Keep in mind that nominees for the alumni awards need to have completed at least 30 credits at NCC or be a graduate of NCC to qualify. The Recipes for Success Alumni Awards Program is hosted each October. Nominations are reviewed and selected by members of the Alumni Association's Alumni Student Affairs Committee each spring. Award winners are notified each June.