Hugh W. Speer Award for Distinguished Service

The Hugh W. Speer award is the Foundation's highest honor, given to a person who has helped the college fulfill its mission to the students and community.

Jill Gerlach (left) surprises Sandy Price with the award at the Foundation's annual lunch May 21, 2013.
Jill Gerlach (left) surprises Sandy
Price with the award at the Foundation’s
annual lunch May 21, 2013.

The JCCC Foundation recognizes Sandy Price for her commitment to education, JCCC and our students. When Sandy joined our Foundation board in 1999, she brought her many skills to facilitate the Foundation’s first strategic planning process since 1992. She has been the force behind this plan as it has evolved from 1999 to the present plan which will take us through 2015.

In 2003, Sandy joined the executive board, and in 2009, she became president of the Foundation. One of Sandy’s goals was to increase the amount of scholarship funds distributed to students. In the last year of her presidency more funds were disbursed than ever — $911,000. 

Recipients

  • 2012 - Sandy Price
  • 2011 - Mark Gilman
  • 2010 - Dr. Mary Davidson Cohen
  • 2009 - Shirley Brown-VanArsdale
  • 2008 - Geri Christian
  • 2006 - Maxine Allen
  • 2004 - Dick and Barbara Shull
  • 2003 - Ben Craig
  • 2000 - Senator Dick Bond
  • 1999 - Virginia Krebs
  • 1998 - Walt Hiersteiner
  • 1997 - Fred Logan
  • 1996 - Lynn Mitchelson
  • 1995 - Sonny Maynard
  • 1994 - Dr. Wilbur T. Billington
  • 1993 - Hugh W. Speer