Alumni & Foundation
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
Drs. Greg & 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 & 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
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 & 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.
In grateful recognition and appreciation for his support of CCC and his longtime leadership in the development and growth of the CCC Foundation.
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 & 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
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
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
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
Established a small business incubator loan fund to provide low interest loans through CCC’s Small Business Institute.
Wuanita Butler and Butler Family
Recognized for early support for Central Community College and the Foundation.
Jim and Norma Merrick
Honored for outstanding leadership in a successful capital campaign on the Grand Island Campus.
Cited for his leadership in the formation of the Columbus Campus.
Instrumental in the creation of the CCC system. He was a member of the Board of Governors from 1966 until his death in 2004.
Strong supporter of CCC for more than 25 years. Mrs. Behlen was a leader of the CCC Foundation kick-off campaign.