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Collin Announces 2006 Living Legends

Collin Announces 2006 Living Legends

September 13, 2006 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) announces its choice for Living Legends 2006: Raymond B. Cooper, Wylie; Helen Hall, McKinney; Fred and Mazzie Moses, Plano; Jean and Mike Newman, Plano. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano will underwrite this year's tribute.

The college will formally recognize these individuals at the 2006 Living Legends ceremony and dinner to be held Nov. 11 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 Collin Trustee Cindy Bauge, who helped found the tribute, working with members of the Board of Trustees and the Foundation to select Living Legends is a privilege because these honorees exemplify the college's core values of Learning, Service and Involvement, Creativity and Innovation, Academic Excellence, Dignity and Respect, and Integrity.

"The individuals selected to receive this prestigious award are an inspiration to our students. Though their careers may differ, they are unified in their love for our community. Their concern is easily seen in their vision and the countless volunteer hours they have freely given to the community as a whole," Trustee Bauge said.

According to college President Cary A. Israel, the significant contributions made by those honored as Living Legends are evidenced in the vitality of the county.

"Collin County thrives because of the talent and commitment of volunteer leaders," said Israel. "Their altruistic achievements have benefited our entire community and strengthened Collin County's reputation as a vibrant area in which to learn, work and live. We look forward to paying tribute to this year's Living Legends."

The community is invited to participate in the 2006 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.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 41,000 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.