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Collin Announces 2005 'Living Legends'

Sept. 16, 2005 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) announces its choice for Living Legends 2005: Richard and Diane Dill of McKinney, Jan Miller of the Anna and Celina communities, Rita G. Smith of Wylie, and Bob Warren of Frisco. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano will underwrite this year’s tribute.

The college will formally recognize these individuals at the 2005 Living Legends ceremony and dinner to be held Nov. 12 in the 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 student scholarships and academic success.

According to Cindy Bauge, with the college's Board of Trustees and foundation, the selection committee chose individuals who best exemplified the college's core values of Learning, Service and Involvement, Creativity and Innovation, Academic Excellence, Dignity and Respect, and Integrity. “These honorees not only reflect the college’s core values, but they have profoundly shaped the progress of their respective communities. They have a record of service and philanthropy which reaches throughout Collin County. They are exceptional people and great examples for our student scholars.”

Cary Israel, college president, encouraged friends, family and colleagues of the honorees to join in the celebration of these Living Legends. “Recognition is not what motivates these individuals to give so much service and leadership, but they certainly deserve to be acknowledged for it. Our students and citizens have greatly benefited from their generosity. They are truly legends in our community.”

The community is invited to participate in the 2005 Living Legends Tribute ceremony and dinner and may purchase tables of 8 for $400 or individual tickets for $60. In addition, corporations and/or families can choose to support the college through a special contribution as Humanitarian Sponsors at the $5,000 level.

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