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Collin Honors Its Donors at President's Circle Event

May 25, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) recently announced its second annual President's Circle honoring businesses and individuals who have generously supported the college.

The honorees of the President's Circle were recognized May 24, for their generous giving and support of Collin County Community College District.

The prestigious President's Circle were recognized at a dinner hosted by Larry Eagan, chair of the college's foundation, Dr. J. Robert Collins, chair of the college's board of trustees, and Cary A. Israel, college president.

"It is very important to the Foundation that we honor individuals and companies that so generously support the college and its students," Eagan said. "The President's Circle Dinner is a great way to show appreciation to the growing number of major donors."

The President's Circle is made up of President's Council, Legacy Guild Silver and Legacy Guild Gold.

The President's Council members are: Richard and Jill Abernathy, Harry and Cindy Bauge, Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano, Charles and Patricia Beck, Norman Brinker and Cindy Brinker-Simmons, Chartwells, EDS, Emerson Process Management-Fisher Regulator Division, Ericsson, Exide Technologies, Hall Financial Group, Mac and Sherry Hendricks, Hillcrest Foundation, Intel, JCPenney Co. Inc., Steve and Libby Maus, Medical Center of Plano, MCI, Fred and Mazzie Moses, Nortel, Robert and Paula Ouellette, Raytheon, Sam and Anita Roach, Gregory and Florence Simpson, TXU Electric Delivery and Stan and Judy Woodward.

Legacy Guild Silver members are: Milton and Mary Kate Buschbom, Collin County Fireman's Association, Collin County Healthcare Foundation/Shoap Foundation, Smokey and Vivian Commons Estate, The Richard R. Dickinson Family, Richard and Diane Dill, Hoblitzelle Foundation and Emma Lou Lancaster Estate.

The Legacy Guild Gold member is Texas Instruments and Royden Lebrecht Estate.

The theme for this year's event was "Generous giving, promising futures."

"We applaud these community leaders for their foresight and commitment," Dr. Collins said. "Their generosity means that we will continue to have a positive impact on the quality of life in our community for years to come."

"We truly appreciate the support these donors have given us throughout the year," Israel said. "It is priority for Collin to maintain affordability in the arena of higher education. More and more students depend on scholarships and other forms of financial aid to complete their degree. The scholarships ensure that our community will have stellar nurses, respiratory therapists, firefighters, engineers and other needed professionals."

For more information about the newly established President's Circle, call the CCCCD Foundation, Inc. at 972.881.5611.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.