PRESS RELEASE: MPC Announces 2016 President’s Award Recipients
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
ANNOUNCES 2016 PRESIDENT’S AWARD RECIPIENTS:
THE HONORABLE DAN AND MRS. JOANNE ALBERT
MONTEREY, CA – March 8, 2016 – Monterey Peninsula College and the Monterey Peninsula College
Foundation are pleased to announce the Honorable Dan and Mrs. Joanne Albert as the recipients of the 2016
President’s Award. The award will be presented at the 10th Annual President’s Address to the Community on
April 22, 2016 at the Monterey Marriott. The President’s Award is presented annually to those that have made
extraordinary contributions to the Monterey Peninsula community and Monterey Peninsula College (MPC).
The President’s Award recognizes the importance of the strong connection between MPC and the
communities it serves. Tickets are available online by visiting: mpcfoundation.org/PA16.
The program features Dr. Walter Tribley, MPC Superintendent/President, speaking on the “State of the
College,” during which he will outline MPC’s accomplishments, challenges, and future plans. The program will
also feature the President’s Awardees, Dan and Joanne Albert, through a video production that captures
many elements of how Dan and Joanne have served both MPC and Monterey.
The selection of Dan and Joanne Albert for the award is obvious to those who know of their roles in
developing both Monterey and MPC. Dr. Tribley notes “Dan and Joanne Albert provide us with extraordinary
examples of how our lives can include dedicated service and selfless work to improve both our community
and our college. They are Lobos and Lobos give back. We are so proud of their legacy of service and
commitment to education and community development.”
MPC figured prominently in their lives as students, and then later in their years of service to the MPC
Foundation, Alumni Committee, and the MPC Citizen’s Bond Oversight Committee. Dan is perhaps most
recognizable as “Mayor Dan” given his long tenure as Mayor of the City of Monterey, while others know him
as “Coach Albert” following his twenty-eight years of coaching at Monterey High School. Active in Rotary and
other community groups, Dan and Joanne continue to make a positive impact on our communities.
Past President’s Award recipients are Bert Cutino in 2007, Peggy Bates in 2008, Sherman Smith in 2009, Dr.
Jim Tunney in 2010, Dr. Peggy Downes-Baskin in 2011, Kip and Jay Hudson in 2012, John Mahoney in 2013,
Dr. Richard Kezirian in 2014, and Charles Page in 2015. The annual selection is made by the college
Superintendent/President on recommendation of a group of Monterey Peninsula College and MPC
Foundation leaders and past honorees.
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ABOUT MPC FOUNDATION: Monterey Peninsula College Foundation advances the educational experience of students, faculty, and staff of the
Monterey Peninsula College by raising funds for student scholarships, instructional and library materials, professional development for faculty and
staff, facilities improvements and academic programs. The Foundation is committed to the concept that education is the means by which people may
reach their full potential.
ABOUT MPC: Monterey Peninsula College is committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs,
facilities and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and life-long learning opportunities. Through these efforts
MPC seeks to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community.
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