Four Dodge City Community College alumni will be associated with the school in a whole new way beginning Saturday.
The four DCCC alumni will be inducted into the DC3 Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday at the Student Union ballroom.
According to a press release, since 1986, Dodge City Community College has recognized 56 total alumni, faculty and friends for their exemplary contributions to the institution as well as the community. The three categories awarded are for Outstanding Service, Outstanding Volunteer Service and Outstanding Career Achievement.
This year’s inductees are Dave Rebein, for Outstanding Voluntary Service; Shelvy Lane, for Outstanding Service; W.R. Robbins, for Outstanding Career Achievement; and James Maag, also for Outstanding Career Achievement.
Hall of Fame inductees are chosen by the Hall of Fame Committee, who accept nominations from faculty, staff and the public. The committee reviews the nominations and typically selects one candidate for each category.
"This year, we did select two Outstanding Career Achievement Honorees," said Dave Wetmore, DCCC director of human resources and Hall of Fame committee chairman. "We did not have a full slate last year and felt we had very deserving candidates this year."
Rebein is a local attorney that has been an active supporter of the college. Rebein served on the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees from 1998-2005 and volunteered in many ways for the college including being a past commencement address speaker. Rebein and many of his family are alumni of Dodge City Community College.
Robbins attended Dodge City Community College and played football for the institution. Robbins returned to Dodge City to teach after completing his bachelor’s degree. He later made a career change and got into the banking industry. Robbins is the CEO and chairman of the Farmers Bank and Trust, headquartered in Great Bend, Kansas. He recently endowed the Robbins Business and Leadership Scholarship for DCCC students.
Maag taught history at Dodge City Community College before going on to serve the state of Kansas as the Assistant Secretary of State, Assistant Majority Leader and Speaker Pro Tem as the state representative for the 116th District. Maag currently serves as the governmental affairs consultant for Foulston Siefkin Law Firm.
Lane is receiving his award posthumously. Lane attended Dodge City Community College, graduating in 1937. He designed the original Conquistador logo and played football for DCCC. Lane had a successful military career and is buried in the Arlington National Cemetery.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reception will be Saturday in the Student Union ballroom at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
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