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Dodge City Community College Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3, mission driven organization that provides support and financial assistance to Dodge City Community College to achieve and maintain excellence in higher education and leadership for the community served. Dodge City Community College Foundation provides opportunities for people to invest their time, money and energy in a mutually beneficial relationship that makes Dodge City Community College the student-centered community college of choice.

Foundation Board

  • Duane Ross - Chairman
  • Jerad Busch - Vice Chairman
  • Charles Esquibel - Treasurer
  • Christina Haselhorst - Secretary
  • Alan Cunningham
  • Eldon Becker
  • Vada Hermon
  • Sandy Moore
  • Kaci Davignon
  • Ben Zimmerman III
  • Merle Kaufman
  • Jim Coffin
  • Floris Jean Hampton
  • Jeff Hiers
  • Greg Goff
  • Amanda Nufer
  • Sheri Cook
  • Suzy Busch
  • Stana Slattery
  • Dan Aistrup
  • Mark Fischer
  • Bev Kinkelaar
  • Dr. Steve Cauble
  • Larry Burke
Ex-Officio Members: 
  • Dr. Jeremy Presley
  • Dr. Harold Nolte

Dodge City Community College Foundation Announces Naming of Campus Drive for the Second Time

Dodge City Community College Foundation announced that the campus drive name will stay the same for another year.

For the first time last year, those who attended the DCCC Scholarship Auction were able to bid on the campus drive naming opportunity. "The highest bidder, who wished to be kept anonymous, chose to name it "Ed Herrin Drive." When you drive into the main entrance off 14th Avenue, you will see the street sign prominently displayed," Stated Roger Proffitt, DCCC Foundation Director.

Ed Herrin was a professor in Sociology, head track coach, and assistant football coach for Dodge City Community College from 1970 to 1997. Ed was born in Brewster, Colorado in 1938 and died March 8, 2012 in Canon City, Co., he was 73.

“Ed was a very intelligent person” stated Eldon Becker, retired DCCC coach.  “He liked to play mind games with his students.  He used to say he confused them the first 9 weeks of school and straighten them out the last 9 weeks.”

Becker continued, “He cared about his students, and that’s why they started the Ed Herrin scholarship fund in his honor.”

“Ed was my assistant coach,” stated Terry Williams, retired DCCC football coach.  “We spent a lot of time traveling together recruiting and going to games, we were very good friends. The players liked Ed because they knew he cared about them.  I think it’s a very special tribute to Ed, and he would certainly get a kick out of seeing his name on the main drive to DCCC’s campus.”     

Check out this fly through video, as well as our time lapse camera photos of the new student activities center by going to!

The Student Activities Center includes a basketball court, a walking area, study areas, and more for students and community members to enjoy. The monolithic dome design serves as a community tornado shelter and a possible staging area in the event of a large-scale community disaster. 

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