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May 10

Emma Stokely
Public + Media Relations Manager
MCC Foundation announces its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award winner
OMAHA, Neb. (May 10, 2022) — The Metropolitan Community College Foundation announces Mitch Sawyer as the recipient of the MCC 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award, an annual recognition given to a graduate whose achievement, service and commitment to MCC and the community is exemplary.
Sawyer is a 2003 graduate of the MCC Construction Technology program and is an emerging leader in the Fremont, Nebraska, community through his company, S2 Roll-offs & Refuse (S2). He was awarded the small business of the year in 2013 by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce and was named one of the 20 under 40 in 2021.
During the March 2019 catastrophic flood in Fremont, Mitch and S2 assisted his brother Tom and Sawyer Construction to help stop the flooding from ruining the Fremont metropolis. After half the community was under water, they continued to do repairs for months.
S2 serves 8,000 customers in six counties, and in 2016, expanded to S2 Repair and Maintenance, a full-service diesel repair shop to fix, service and maintain all the S2 trucks and equipment while also providing maintenance service for outside customers.
For more information about the Distinguished Alumni Award, visit
Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.