The 2020 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

We are proud to award NWACC Construction Technology alumnus Jonathan J. Janacek with the Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award for his career achievements and impact on the community.

"It’s an absolute honor to receive this award. I hope that my efforts are an inspiration to my fellow alumni and community that we all have something to give; we just need to discover what it is that we are passionate about. Given the opportunity to teach at NWACC has transformed how I work within my career and my community,” said Janacek. “I hope the path Dick Trammel started continues to inspire others to lead our community, just as I was motivated to lead.”

Janacek is a NorthWest Arkansas Community College adjunct construction professor, teaching Residential Construction Methods, as well as the vice president of operations at Janacek Remodeling.

The award is named in honor of community volunteer, highway commissioner and former college trustee Dick Trammel. The award seeks to recognize an outstanding NWACC alumni who has achieved success in his or her career field and has made a positive impact on the community.


Mr. Dick Trammel

Each year, the NWACC Foundation recognizes an alumnus that has excelled in his/her career field and has made a positive impact in his/her community through either public service such as military or public office, civic or philanthropic engagement, community leadership, volunteerism and or involvement in NWACC recruitment and retention activities. 

The namesake for this award, Mr. Dick Trammel, has been an inspiration to the Northwest Arkansas community with a lasting legacy of service. Mr. Trammel served as a Founding Trustee of NorthWest Arkansas Community College, continues to serve on the NWACC Foundation Board of Directors, and will forever be a part of this institution's history.


Past Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award Winners

2019 - Luis Martinez

2018 - Raul 'Rulli' Torres

2017 - Rodney H. Bailey

2016 - Mindy K. Walker

2015 - Todd Thomas

2014 - Wes Morris

2013 - Becky Hudson

2012 - Cathy Yockey

2011 - Nichole Mannion

2010 - Stephen Sims

2009 - Rick McLeod

2008 - Sue Ann Pekel

2007 - Deb Moore

2006 - Deborah Louise Morey Weineke

2005 - Robert Hamilton

2004 - Lisa Lee

2003 - Jasmin Snarr

2002 - Mindy Ellington

2001 - Elaine Holloway

2000 - Tonya Woods

1999 - NA

1998 - Kevin McAbee