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Iowa Central Community College recognizes outstanding alumni

Larry Boyd to be honored with new award

Ever since the first graduating class walked across the stage a little more than 50 years ago, Iowa Central Community College alumni have been making an impact on the region, Iowa, the United States and even the world.

Tonight, five of those alumni will be inducted into the college’s Hall of Fame.

Additionally, the late Larry Boyd, who served the college as a math and science teacher, will be honored with the first Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award.

”For more than 50 years, Iowa Central has helped students get to the next step to achieve their dreams and be a vibrant part of their community,” college President Dan Kinney said. ”Our Hall of Fame event provides Iowa Central, fellow alumni, faculty and staff a chance to recognize their contributions and accomplishments.”

This year’s inductees are:

• Jesse Ulrich, superintendent of the Fort Dodge Community School District

• Margo Halm, associate chief nursing executive, VA Portland Healthcare System

• Charlie Walker, Fort Dodge attorney and board member of the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight

• Erik Josephson, president of Josephson Manufacturing

• Joe Anthonsen, 2005 All-Conference baseball player

Boyd taught math and science at Iowa Central from 1998 to 2004. He was the chair of the Mathematics and Science Department from 2005 to 2010. He died in 2016. His wife, Connie Boyd, will be accepting the award.

All of those people have made noteworthy contributions worth honoring.

We join Iowa Central in saluting its Hall of Fame inductess and the inaugural winner of the Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award.