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2017-18 BATTLE CREEKHALL OF FAMThe Battle Creek Central High School Hall of Fame Boardis honored to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of another group of worthy individuals. To date, 172 people have been acknowledged with Hall of Fame honors spanning 14 years.The ceremonies will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018at The Commons of Central High School with the social time at 5pm and dinner at 6pm. Tickets are $35 each – pre-sale only as there will be no tickets available at the door. For more ticket information, please contact Fred Jones at H (269) 986-8601, C (269) 274-9002 or Karloynn Ferguson (269) 968-4029.These individuals have made exceptional contributions to society and exhibited outstanding leadership, a high degree of character, integrity, and service to his/her field or community/ country through academics, the arts, or athletics.Bean Jr.,Percy C. (1980 grad): Grad. KCC & WMU; career includes BC Urban League, Starr Commonwealth in Albion, & currently,franchise owner of four Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits; has rec’d awards of over $1 million in sales from Popeye’s, neighborhood improvement from Cityof BC and Lansing, recipient of Randall Brock Memorial Award from BC Area Chamber of Commerce; volunteerism is with Urban League & NAACP for Family Day Celebrations in BC & Washington Heights neighborhood, participated in BC Community Leadership Academy, career fair at Albion Middle Schools, & First Pentecostal Church.Matthews, Wyhomme Sellers (1966 grad): Grad. KCC & MSU; Dir. Music Educ., Benton Harbor Pub. Sch.; Dir. PreschoolEduc., Burlington Cnty. N J; Music/ Geography instructor, BCPS; Chair Vis. & Performing Arts @ KCC; Dir. of KCC Eastern Academic Campus, Albion; CEO of Echoes of Grace, Inc.; founded Operation Generation KCC, MSU Ebonite Choir, KCC Eclectic Chorale, Echoes of Grace, Inc.; & Community Choir; 1999 “George Award” from BC Enquirer; Artistic Dir. for Sojourner Truth Monument Inst., KCC Distinguished Award of Merit, Outstanding Professional Award & Sojourner Truth Award by N BPW Assoc.; listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Educ. & Who’s Who in the World; first African-American Woman to conduct the BC Symph. three times; Life Care Ambulance Brd.; BC Prayer Breakfast, Sojourner Truth Inst., MLK Ecumenical Brd., Mt. Zion AME Church.Boggan, Dr. Jeffery P. (1985 grad): Grad. Saginaw Valley State (was recognized for his basketball prowess), MSU, Word of FaithChristian Center School of Ministry,& Ph.D. from WMU; career includes administrative positions with Starr Commonwealth of Albion, Kazoo Loy Norrix H. S., & Maple Street Magnet Sch. for the Arts in Kazoo; member of Kappa Alpha Psi and Natn’l. Assoc. of Sec. Sch. Principals, pastor of Way of Life Family Christian Center in Plainwell; volunteerism with Kazoo Area Youth for Christ, YMCA, NAACP, Martin L uther King Jr. celebrations, & guest speaker for many religious functions.Rasmussen, Dr. John C. (staff 1970-1988): Grad. Univ. of Iowa & doctorate from WMU; employed at BCCHS as English instructor/grade principal, the American Schoolin Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, KCC,WMU, & Miller College; executive director of Rasmussen & Assoc. LLC (consulting service); grad. of Labor Relations Academy involving saidarea for administrators, principals, & supervisors; is a published author & has many articles for Michigan Out-of-Doors magazine; nominated for “Teacher of the Year” to MI Dept. of Educ., “Master Teacher Award” from Kiwanis Club of BC, & “Outstanding Educator” for WKKF. “Excellence in Educ. Day” ten different years.Holds, Capt. James H., USN (Ret) (1955 grad): BS (Gen’l Engineering), US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD;MS (AeronauticalEngineering), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; Graduate studies, Haas School of Business, UC-Berkeley, CA; MI Air Natn’l Guard while at BCCHS; was Naval Aviator & Flight O fficer, including two combat deployments during Vietnam War; later was on staff of the CNO, & concluded 30 highly decorated years in uniform as Commanding Officer of the Naval Avionics Center in Indianapolis; after Navy, he ran his own consultingfirm specializing in electronics manufacturing; & through 14 years in Indianapolis was the President, or a member, of many charitable organizations; has retired to Sarasota, FL.Hughes Sr.,Gene L. (1968 grad): Grad. Ferris State College & employed at Kellogg’s Purchasing/ Procurement/ Customer Serv./Logistics Serv./Innovation Dept. with retirement after 32 years; grad. of Community Leadership Academy; active member Second Missionary Baptist Church, member of JONAH, member of Charitable Union brd., member of United Way’s Campaign Cabinet, member of HOST program for BCPS; Battle Creek Country Club five-time Senior Champion and three-time Club Champion; first & only African-American to win the Club Championship & first African-American to win the Senior Championship; with his passing the Gene Lewis HughesSr. Memorial Golf Outing has donated more than $130,000 to Bronson BC’s Cancer Care Fund for assistance with medication/transportation & equipment.26 SCENE 4304 I WOMEN IN BUSINESS


































































































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