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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • DCCC drive named following auction

  • Those driving to Dodge City Community College (DCCC) will notice a new addition to campus, but the new feature isn't a building.The main drive leading into campus has been newly named Ed Herrin drive in honor of a former professor and coach at the college. The drive was named as part of this year's Alumni Booster Asso...
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  • Those driving to Dodge City Community College (DCCC) will notice a new addition to campus, but the new feature isn't a building. The main drive leading into campus has been newly named Ed Herrin drive in honor of a former professor and coach at the college. The drive was named as part of this year's Alumni Booster Association/ Foundation scholarship auction, which took place on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Western State Bank Expo Center. Any individual, family or business could have a name placed on the sign indicating the campus drive. “The winning bidder wants to remain anonymous, and has chosen the street to be chosen the Ed Herrin drive,” DCCC Foundation Director Roger Proffitt said in a news release. “When you drive into the main entrance off 14th Avenue you will see the new street sign prominently displayed.” The sign will remain in place until a new name is bid on at the next auction. Proffitt said the idea was spurred by the fact that similar namings had been done at other colleges, and by the fact that there was no name for the drive on campus. The present naming generated over $1,100. Ed Herrin was professor of Sociology, head track coach and assistant football coach for DCCC from 1970 to 1997. He was born in Brewster, Colo. in 1938 and died March 8, 2012 in Canon City, Colo. He was 73 years old. “Ed was a very intelligent person,” retired DCCC coach Eldon Becker said in a news release. “He liked to play mind games with his students. He used to say he confused them the first nine weeks of school and straightened them out the last nine weeks.” “He cared about his students, and that's why they started the Ed Herrin scholarship fund in his honor,” he added. “Ed was my assistant coach,” retired DCCC football coach Terry Williams said in a news release. “We spent a lot of time traveling together recruiting and going to games, we were very good friends. The players liked Ed because they knew he cared about them. I think it's a very special tribute to Ed, and he would certainly get a kick out of seeing his name on the main drive to DCCC's campus.”

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