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CCCCD Seeks Living Legends Nominations


August 5, 2004 -- Collin County Community College District is requesting nominations for the second annual Living Legends tribute. Nomination forms for this special distinction honoring pillars of the community are due by Aug. 27.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano has signed on as the underwriter of the 2004 Living Legends Tribute. This year, the tribute will honor four individuals from throughout Collin County. The Living Legends ceremony and dinner will be held Nov. 13 in the new training and conference center at the college’s Spring Creek Campus in Plano. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Living Legends Endowment Fund, which supports education for the leaders of tomorrow within the community and district.

“We would like to honor individuals who have given their time and talent to our community. Living Legends was created to both educate and inspire, so that more individuals will follow in the footsteps of these exceptional people,” said Cindy Bauge, with college’s Board of Trustees and Foundation.

The late Gladys Harrington, credited for starting Plano’s first library, was the college’s inaugural Living Legend recipient.

“Collin County is full of people whose legendary leadership will impact the lives of generations to come. Unfortunately, many of these humble heroes go unsung,” said college president Cary Israel. “This program is intended to be a point of unity for the entire county, so we strongly encourage people from cities throughout Collin County to make nominations.”

Living Legends selection will be based on the following criteria:

• Nominees must reflect the college’s core values: learning, service and involvement, creativity and innovation, academic excellence, dignity and respect and integrity.

• Nominees must have profoundly shaped the progress of their communities and have a record of service and philanthropy in Collin County.

• While families, groups or organizations cannot be selected for this event, individuals associated with a group are eligible.

The community is invited to participate and may purchase tables of 10 for $500 or individual tickets at $60. In addition, corporations and/or families can choose to support the college through a special contribution as Humanitarian Sponsors at the $5000 level.

For more information about Living Legends, call the CCCCD Foundation at 972.881.5611.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.