The 2023 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award Recipient

Congratulations to NWACC alumna Shelley Attaway for winning the 2023 Dick Trammel Outstanding Alumni Award!

This annual award recognizes outstanding alumni who have been successful in their career field and have made a positive impact on the community.

Shelley Attaway works as a Computer Lab Supervisor at Northwest Arkansas Community College, where she utilizes her skills and expertise to provide assistance to students and faculty with technology-related issues. In addition to her role as a technology assistant, Shelley also serves as a tutor, helping students with computer information assignments and programming. She is committed to empowering students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their academic and professional careers.

After several years of working in childcare and raising three children of her own, Shelley pursued her dream of a career in technology. Despite the challenges of managing both her home and education during the global pandemic, she completed her AAS in Computer Information from Northwest Community College. Shelley continues to stay up to date with the latest advancements in her field and aspires to continue her education in the near future.

Apart from her professional work, Shelley is a devoted mother of three and enjoys spending time with her family. She also has generously provided pro bono website design and development services to local non-profit organizations, reflecting her passion for giving back to the community and supporting organizations in creating positive change.


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

2022 - Gregory Forrester 

2021 - Patricia Rodriguez

2020 - Jonathan J. Janacek

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