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Collin Announces President's Circle Members


June 24, 2005 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) recently announced the inaugural members of the prestigious President’s Circle, which honors businesses and individuals who have generously supported the college. This group was recognized at a celebration dinner hosted by Larry Eagan, chair of the college’s Foundation, Sam Roach, chair of the Collin board of trustees and Cary A. Israel, college president.

“It was such a pleasure to honor our long-term donors for their generous support,” said Eagan. “We look forward to the circle expanding as donations to the foundation continue to increase.”

President’s Circle Members include: Richard and Jill Abernathy, Harry and Cindy Bauge, Baylor Healthcare System Foundation, Norman Brinker and Cindy Brinker-Simmons, Chartwells, EDS, Emerson Process Management-Fisher Regulator Division, Exide Technologies, Hall Financial Group, Mac and Sherry Hendricks, JCPenney Co. Inc., Steve and Libby Maus, Medical Center of Plano, Fred and Mazzie Moses, ONCOR, Robert and Paula Ouellette, Sam and Anita Roach, Gregory and Florence Simpson, Stan and Judy Woodward.

“We applaud these community leaders for their foresight and commitment," said Sam Roach, chair of the Collin board of trustees. “Their generosity means that we will continue to have a positive impact on the quality of life in our community for years to come.”

Also recognized for their contributions to the college were Legacy Guild members. Legacy Guild silver members include: Milton and Mary Kate Buschbom, Collin County Fireman’s Association, Collin County Healthcare Foundation/Shoap Foundation, Smokey and Vivian Commons Estate, Richard and Diane Dill, Hoblitzelle Foundation, Emma Lou Lancaster Estate.

“We very much appreciate the support shown by these business and community leaders,” said Cary A. Israel, Collin president. “Affordability of higher education is a big issue facing students and parents. More and more of our students depend on scholarships or financial aid to help pay for college.”

The honorees were the “cast of stars” at a command performance, held on stage at the John Anthony Threatre. They enjoyed a formal dinner accompanied by the college’s guitar musicians. Foundation Chair Larry Eagan ended the evening by asking all attendees to participate in a curtain call.

For more information about the newly established President’s Circle, call the CCCCD Foundation, Inc. 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.