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Collin College Honors 2007 Living Legends

November 13, 2007 - The Collin College Foundation honored "jewels" of the community at the 2007 Living Legends tribute recently. Friends and supporters joined college leaders in recognizing Nancy Boyd (Plano), Mary Alice Skaggs (Celina) and Lynn and Neil Sperry (McKinney) at a ceremony themed "Jewels of our Community, Treasures to Honor" at the college's Spring Creek Campus conference center in Plano.

Proceeds from the event went toward Living Legends scholarships, named annually in honor of Living Legends. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano was the event's 2007 Diamond Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsors included Sapphire Humanitarian Sponsor the Ruschhaupt family as well as Emerald Mentor Sponsors American National Bank of Texas, Evercare and Sam Roach Business Center.

According to Collin College President Cary A. Israel, the honorees exemplify the college's core values of Learning, Service and Involvement, Creativity and Innovation, Academic Excellence, Dignity and Respect, and Integrity.

"It is an honor to recognize these individuals. Their vision, passion and years of dedication set an ideal example for our students to emulate. Collin County is continually enriched by their gifts. We appreciate the continued support of quality institutions such as Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano on this milestone community event," Israel said.

According to Ron Johnson, Collin College Foundation board chair, this year's honorees have demonstrated commitment to philanthropy and education.

"These community leaders have made contributions that have touched the lives of individuals and the county. However, what makes them unique is that their actions have transcended our community into the world. The lives they have touched will touch others in a ripple effect that will be felt for years to come," Johnson said.

For more information, call Mary Frazier at the Collin College Foundation at 972.599.3143.

An online gallery of high resolution photographs from the event are posted in the college's virtual newsroom at www.collin.edu/webgalleries/livinglegends2007/ .

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.