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Plano, McKinney, Parker & Frisco Residents Named To CCCCD Foundation Board Of Directors

OCTOBER 4, 2002 - Four community leaders, renown for their civic involvement and commitment to quality higher education, have been appointed to the CCCCD Foundation Board of Directors. Milton Buschbom, Dr. David Hammel, Ron Johnson, and Sharon Weinburg will lend their expertise to the 20-member strong community based board, which is affiliated with Collin County Community College District (CCCCD).

"I look forward to working with these respected community leaders," said CCCCD President and Foundation Board Member, Dr. Cary A. Israel. "CCCCD will benefit tremendously from their vision and leadership."

Milton Buschbom, a resident of Plano, recently retired from Texas Instruments after a 31-year career as a distinguished member of its technical staff. His primary responsibilities included the development of an advanced semiconductor packaging process. He has provided leadership to many professional organizations including the American Chemical Society. Mr. Buschbom has watched the college district grow and has been impressed with how it has provided excellent educational opportunities to the community. "Higher education should provide the opportunity for students of all ages and abilities to improve themselves. I welcome an opportunity to be part of the college district and the CCCCD Foundation," said Mr. Buschbom.

Dr. David Hammel currently holds office as the mayor of the city of Parker. A longtime supporter of the college, he is pleased to join the CCCCD Foundation Board. As Dr. Hammel states, "It is imperative that we provide the opportunity, framework and support to make quality higher educational experiences available to all who seek it." Dr. Hammel has spent more than 32 years in management for three Fortune 500 companies in a variety of positions including marketing, engineering, business development, corporate affairs, and government relations. He has lived in the Plano and Parker areas for more than 12 years and is active in a number of civic organizations including Rotary and CITY House. He has been active on the Collin County Planning Board for six years and a member of the Parker City Council for more than 16 years.

Ron Johnson is a familiar face in and around McKinney. Mr. Johnson is a senior vice president of investments at Salomon Smith Barney in McKinney. As past president of the McKinney Education Foundation and a member of the CCCCD Committee of 100, he is familiar with the issues facing education today. A committed volunteer, Mr. Johnson has served terms as the president of the McKinney Rotary Club, the McKinney Alliance Board and with the McKinney Chamber of Commerce.

Sharon Weinberg has long been a supporter and community volunteer for Frisco. As a former Frisco Citizen of the Year, she has been a cornerstone of the Frisco community for many years. She is a former feature writer, reporter and photographer for The Frisco Enterprise and is a founding board member of Frisco Style Magazine. She is a constant volunteer and contributor to the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Collin County Bond Committee. She is currently working with the Heritage Association of Frisco to obtain and preserve photographs of Frisco's past, and is photography advisor for Frisco's Centennial Book. As a former teacher, she is well aware the difference education can make to the individual. "Higher education helps people see and achieve the broad range of possibilities that are available to them and helps fuel a lifelong love of learning. I would like to commend CCCCD and the CCCCD Foundation for making the college so successful and thereby making Collin County a better place to live."

Robert Keahey, CCCCD Foundation chairman, expressed his appreciation for the contributions each member will make while serving on the to the Foundation Board. "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to welcome our newest members - Milton, David, Ron, and Sharon. Each brings unique community and business insight to the CCCCD Foundation, ensuring that we continue our goal of encompassing all locales and viewpoints of Collin County and the surrounding areas as we shape the future of the CCCCD Foundation," said Keahey. "These are exciting times for CCCCD and we appreciate the time, talent and enthusiasm that each new member brings to the Foundation."

The CCCCD Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit charitable corporation chartered by the CCCCD Board of Trustees on September 28, 1987. Its primary purpose is to seek support from the private sector - individuals, corporations, and foundations - to enhance the quality of education at CCCCD, expand educational opportunities, and enrich the learning experience for CCCCD students.

For more information about the CCCCD Foundation, please contact Paula Roman, executive director, at (972) 881-5611.