Hazard KCTCS

President's Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner

Benefactors of the Year, 2002
Hazard Community and Technical College

Bruce Stephens, Jr., Hazard
Being Honored by Hazard Community and Technical College District

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To accept the award is Mr. Bruce Stephens, Jr.

Mr. Stephens' love of eastern Kentucky and Hazard Community College has been exemplified by his long lasting support of the College. Mr. Stephens has served on the Board of Directors of the Hazard Independent College Foundation since 1989 and served as Chairman of the Campaign for Hazard Community College and was instrumental in securing $2.9 million for the endowment challenge portion of the Campaign. In addition to his volunteer work for the College, Mr. Stephens and his wife, Virginia Jo, established the Stephens Appalachian Historical and Genealogical Library Fund and have made other major contributions to support the needs of the College. In 1993 Mr. Stephens was honored for his leadership and personal philanthropy by the National Council for Resource Development and was given the National Benefactors Award at their annual conference in Washington, D. C. He also received the 1991 Distinguished Service Award presented by the Hazard Community College Board of Directors.

 

Dale Turpin, Deland, FL
Being Honored by Hazard Community and Technical College District
To accept the award is Mr. J. Phil Smith, brother of Dale Turpin

Dale Turpin has been a life long supporter of higher education as well as Lees College (now Lees College Campus of Hazard Community College). Even though she moved from Kentucky to Florida, she has never forgotten her ties to Lees College. Her annual unrestricted gifts to Lees have always made a difference in the lives of the students served by this campus. Many donations are earmarked for special projects; a gift of this nature allows the College to put the dollars to use where most needed and no other funding sources exist. Dale's continuing generosity in this regard is most appreciated by the College and campus community.

 

Greg Wells, Hazard
Being Honored by Hazard Community and Technical College District

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To accept the award is Mr. Greg Wells

Hazard businessman, Greg Wells, believes that his partnership with Hazard Community College benefits the entire community. When members of the Hazard Independent College Foundation were asked to help the College meet a challenge from the Department of Education to provide a match to fund a Student Support Services Grant, Mr. Wells stepped forward and provided the complete match. Mr. Wells and his wife, Noreen, have been significant contributors to the Performing Arts Series and the HCC Golf Classic. He serves on the Board of the Hazard Independent College Foundation and holds the position of assistant treasurer.

 

Hyden Citizens Bank/W. Fred Brashear, II, Hyden
Being Honored by Hazard Community and Technical College District

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To accept the award is Mr. W. Fred Brashear, II, President and CEO

When Hazard Community College reviews their longtime friends and supporters, Hyden Citizens Bank and Fred Brashear, President and CEO, are on the top of the list. The College has enjoyed longtime partnerships with the Bank, Mr. Brashear, and his family. In 1986 Hyden Citizens Bank, W. Fred Brashear, III, his family, and his friends established the W. F. Brashear Education Fund, the first endowed scholarship at Hazard Community College, and a perpetual living memorial to his father, W. F. Brashear. The Fund provides scholarships to HCC students who are residents of Leslie County. A second scholarship was established in 1990 by Mr. Brashear and Hyden Citizens Bank to honor his father. Mr. Brasher has been a driving force to help the College open the Leslie County campus of Hazard Community College. The Bank and Mr. and Mrs. Brashear provide ongoing support to the College with annual gifts to the Performing Arts Center and the HCC Golf Classic. Since 1990 Mr. Brashear has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hazard Independent College Foundation and has held the positions of chairman and treasurer. Since 1987 he has served as a member of the Hazard Community College Board of Directors.