Outstanding Alumni

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni

Calling all CCC enthusiasts and proud alumni. Get ready to unleash your excitement and nominate an extraordinary CCC graduate for the highly coveted Outstanding Alumni Award. We’re all about celebrating those outstanding individuals whose lives have been transformed by Central Community College, and who have gone on to achieve remarkable feats in their personal, professional and community endeavors.

Let us celebrate remarkable alumni who personify the very essence of CCC’s mission to “Maximize Student and Community Success.” This prestigious award recognizes the achievements of CCC graduates who have made a lasting impact in their fields, receiving recognition, overcoming challenges and making significant contributions to society.

Do you know someone who embodies the essence of an outstanding CCC alum? Don’t let this chance slip away. Nominate them for the 2024 Outstanding Alumni Award using our convenient online form. Remember, all fields must be completed to qualify, so be sure to gather all the necessary information before submitting your nomination. Mark your calendars, as the deadline for nominations is February 25, 2024. Let’s celebrate the shining stars of CCC and show the world the incredible impact our alumni make.



Marci Ostmeyer

Marci earned an associate of arts degree from CCC- Columbus before going on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska- Kearney, a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master’s degree in pre- kindergarten through eighth- grade administration from UNK.  She began her career as a fourth-grade teacher but later made the transition into teaching middle school and high school mathematics.

Today, Ostmeyer is the professional development director at Educational Service Unit 7 in Columbus and coordinates its efforts in supporting the 19 public schools in the ESU’s service area. As the ESU’s math specialist, she also helps school district teachers and administrators improve the teaching of mathematics and select high quality instructional materials. She has been active at the state level as a member of the 2009 and 2015 Nebraska Math Standards revision teams and several Nebraska Department of Education committees.

Since 2009, she has held numerous positions as a board member for the Nebraska Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Nationally, she was tapped to serve on committees for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is the chair of its Membership and Affiliate Relations Committee. She received the 2008 Pinnacle Bank Teacher of the Year at Cross County Community Schools and the 2019 Donald W. Miller Distinguished Service Award for contributions to the improvement of mathematics education in Nebraska. She and her husband, Rance, have three children and five grandchildren.


CCC-Grand Island

Jannelle Seim

Jannelle received an associate of arts degree from CCC-Grand Island in 2001. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Bellevue University in 2005 and a master’s degree in management from Doane College in 2008.  Seim’s career first focused on social service work with South Central Behavioral Services, CCC-Hastings and Nebraska State Probation-District 5. In 2016, she made a change and went to work at Hamilton Telecommunications where she is the chief administrative officer. She is part of the executive team that supports the company’s strategic initiatives and works closely with its board of directors and shareholders.  A passion for economic development led her to serve as president of the Aurora Housing Development Corporation (AHDC) and Aurora Construction Enterprises since 2018.

She worked with Hamilton County community leaders to establish a $2 million revolving workforce housing fund, made possible by $750,000 of local donations and $1.25 million in grants from the 2020 Rural Workforce Housing Fund and Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. To date, the fund has resulted in a 59-lot subdivision, eight townhomes and 12 single- family homes in Aurora, Hampton and Phillips. In 2023, AHDC raised an additional $500,000 in funds and applied for an additional $1 million in Rural Workforce Housing Funds, which if funded, will expand rental properties in Aurora, continue building single-family houses in Phillips, and start focusing on housing in Hordville. Seim and her husband, Anthony, have two sons.



Brent and Andrea Winfield

Both Brent and Andrea graduated from CCC- Hastings in 2009 with associate of arts degrees. Andrea went on to also earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hastings College. They are owners of Aurora Meat Block, which they bought in January 2014. It is a custom processor and retailer of meats and specialty products.

They have continued to grow the business each year they have owned it. In June 2020, they purchased a food trailer and opened Winfield Sweets N Eats, which offers baked goods and a variety of meal options as well as catering. Both businesses stay busy throughout the year. So do Brent and Andrea, who not only thrive as business owners but also as the parents of three daughters, 5, 3 and 11 months.