WAYNE, Neb. -- Kam Reeves, Wayne State College Class of 1979, was awarded the Alumni Service Award at the college’s recent Homecoming.

The award is presented to someone who enhances the college through dedicated service, promotion, financial support and other efforts.

Wayne State College faculty, staff and alumni can nominate those alumni who display the qualities needed to receive the Service Award. The staff of the Foundation/Alumni Office will review the information submitted on each nominee to determine who shall receive the award.

Reeves has served as the department head and superintendent for the Ottumwa, Iowa, Water Pollution Control Facility since 2013. Prior to that, he worked as the operations supervisor for 14 years and as a shift operator for 3½ years. He has a Grade IV Wastewater License, issued by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

A native Ottumwan, Reeves became part of the Wayne State family when he transferred from Ottumwa Heights College in 1975. He graduated in 1979 with a bachelor of arts in secondary education with a major in physical education and a minor in traffic safety.

Reeves was invited to become a trustee of the Wayne State Foundation in 2012 and continues to encourage graduates to give back to the college. He established the J. Kevin Reeves Memorial Theater Arts Endowed Scholarship in 2016, in honor of his older brother.

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