Hall of Fame

The Central Community College Foundation Hall of Fame was established to honor individuals and couples who have demonstrated exceptional support for Central Community College and/or the Foundation and their missions over the years.

All Hall of Fame inductees are memorialized and honored on plaques that bear their picture and a brief description of their exemplary support to college and/or foundation. These plaques hang at the entrance of the administration board room at Central Community College in Grand Island.

Individuals who have been honored are listed below.

For more information regarding the Hall of Fame, please contact:

Dean Moors, Executive Director
Central Community College Foundation
201 Foundation Pl., Ste 200
Hastings, NE  68901
Phone: 402-460-2153 (direct line)
Toll-free in Nebraska:  1-877-222-0780 ext. 2153
Email: dmoors@cccneb.edu

Dr. Greg and Marilee Smith

2016

Dr. Greg & Marilee Smith

Dr. Greg and Marilee Smith

In recognition and appreciation of their ongoing support of CCC students through the establishment of two endowed scholarships with the CCC Foundation and for Greg’s dedicated service as CCC President.

Homer and Margaret Pierce

2014

Homer & Margaret Pierce

Homer and Margaret Pierce

In recognition and appreciation of Homer and Margaret’s longtime commitment to Central Community College and the Foundation along with their support in numerous Nebraska communities and for Homer’s many years of service as a member of the Board of Governors and the Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. LaVern Franzen

2013

Dr. LaVern Franzen

Dr. LaVern Franzen

In recognition and appreciation of LaVern’s longtime commitment to CCC and the CCC Foundation along with his support to community service in Hastings and the surrounding area.

S.N. "Bud and Gloria Wolbach

2011

S.N. “Bud & Gloria Wolbach

S.N. "Bud" and Gloria Wolbach

In recognition and appreciation of Bud & Gloria’s commitment to Central Community College and the Foundation, along with their support to philanthropy and community service in Grand Island and the surrounding area.

Jack Crowley

2008

Jack Crowley

Jack Crowley

In grateful recognition and appreciation for his support of CCC and his longtime leadership in the development and growth of the CCC Foundation.

Kenneth Morrison

2006

Kenneth Morrison

Kenneth Morrison

In appreciation of his support of the allied health programs at CCC, including the establishment of the Ken Morrison Endowed Scholarship Fund for students in healthcare related fields.

Dr. Jack and June Yost

2004

Dr. Jack & June Yost

Dr. Jack and June Yost

In grateful recognition and appreciation for their support of Central Community College and the establishment of the June Yost Nursing Scholarship.

Dr. Joseph W. Preusser

2002

Dr. Joseph W. Preusser

Dr. Joseph W. Preusser

Honored for his 32 years of dedicated service to CCC, including 18 years as College President, and in grateful appreciation for his ongoing support of CCC students through the endowment of the Preusser Scholarship Fund.

Mathew "Bud" and Rita Fleischer

2001

Mathew “Bud” and Rita Fleischer

Mathew "Bud" and Rita Fleischer

Cited for their long-standing support of CCC and the CCC Foundation through their ongoing commitment to the development and improvement of the CCC Columbus Campus.

Ron and Carol Cope

2000

Ron and Carol Cope

Ron and Carol Cope

Honored for their support in the development of the CCC Kearney Center and establishment of the Ron & Carol Cope Foundation Scholarship Fund for CCC nursing students.

Dale and Dolores Watley

1998

Dale and Dolores Watley

Dale and Dolores Watley

Established a small business incubator loan fund to provide low interest loans through CCC’s Small Business Institute.

Wuanita Butler and Butler Family

1997

Wuanita Butler and Butler Family

Wuanita Butler

Recognized for early support for Central Community College and the Foundation.

Jim and Norma Merrick

1997

Jim and Norma Merrick

Jim and Norma Merrick

Honored for outstanding leadership in a successful capital campaign on the Grand Island Campus.

Ken Torczon

1995

Ken Torczon

Ken Torczon

Cited for his leadership in the formation of the Columbus Campus.

Ken Wortman

1994

Ken Wortman

Ken Wortman

Instrumental in the creation of the CCC system. He was a member of the Board of Governors from 1966 until his death in 2004.

Lois Behlen

1993

Lois Behlen

Lois Behlen

Strong supporter of CCC for more than 25 years. Mrs. Behlen was a leader of the CCC Foundation kick-off campaign.