Fall 2022 Community Connection


Autumn is upon us in its vibrant colors. This year, after a dry season, the colors are especially bright, almost electric. And perhaps, by the time you read this, the radiant colors will have fallen from the trees in nature’s way of showing us how beautiful it is to let go, in order to make way for what is to come.





Traci Skalberg, CCC Foundation Executive Director

Welcome to the Fall 2022 edition of the Community Connection. We are so happy to share in this CCC journey with you. The theme for Fall of 2022 is “Transition.” This is so appropriate at the CCC Foundation Office as we are experiencing a transition of leadership after 14 years. Dean Moors retired as Executive Director of the organization on November 1. Building upon the groundwork from his predecessor Jack Crowley, Moors moved the organization ten-fold in assets while investing millions into the students, projects, and programs of Central Community College. His legacy is vibrant and electric. His impact will be felt for generations.

On August 15, 2022, I joined the Central Community College Foundation as the third director in its 33-year history. I am excited to be a part of this sincere and reliable team who live the vision of improving quality of life, investing in one dream at a time. I can’t wait to meet you on this path and look forward to the vibrant colors of opportunity that we will paint together.


Commencement Ceremonies

Time to celebrate

Outstanding Alumni

Nominate an Outstanding Alumni

Faculty Awards

Dr. Lauren Gillespie and Michael David received the Faculty Awards

Afghans find a home in Lexington

Central Community College-Lexington is where Angela Elfgren, adult education coordinator, helps Afghans like Fahimullah Tanai and Laiq Lakanwall who are moving into the community.

2023 Athletic Hall of Fame

A proud legacy

Heartwell Renewables

Heartwell Renewables is bringing their renewable energy alternative as well as their heart to the neighborhood.

Brooke Draskovic

Draskovic plans to graduate from CCC in spring 2024 and then transfer to the University of Nebraska-Kearney to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Always part of the family

Let us come together to pay tribute to these outstanding individuals and express our heartfelt appreciation for their enduring dedication to CCC.

A gift made from the land

Heavy equipment operators are highly skilled technicians who operate large industrial moving equipment designed to construct roads, level land, lay pipe, and perform other activities.

Alumni Weekend 2023

Alumni Weekend is a multi-day event that rotates to each campus, allowing each campus to showcase its programs and activities.