Outstanding Alumni Recipients

  • The Outstanding Alumni Award was created in 1987 for the purpose of recognizing the outstanding professional, personal and civic achievements of the men and women who graduated from the Nebraska State Trade School, the Nebraska Vocational Technical School, Nebraska Technical College or Southeast Community College.

    June 1987

    David L. Vyhlidal
    Graduated 1968
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown - Fremont, NE
    NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    December 1987

    Samuel J. Manzitto
    Graduated 1976
    Building Construction Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    June 1988

    Janice M. Dorn
    Graduated 1979
    Commercial Art Technology
    Hometown – Beatrice, NE

    December 1988

    Gary L. Fouraker
    Graduated 1966
    Data Processing Technology
    Hometown – Columbus, NE

    June 1989

    Jerry G. Hain
    Graduated 1971
    Civil Engineering Technology
    Hometown – Bee, NE

    December 1989

    Bruce G. Burton
    Graduated 1974
    Electronic Engineering Technology
    Hometown – Omaha, NE

    June 1990

    Duane E. Roth
    Graduated 1968
    Date Processing Technology
    Hometown – Milford, NE

    December 1990

    Sherri Crewdson-Stock
    Graduated 1982 & 1983
    Auto Mechanics & Parts Distribution
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    June 1991

    Hilton "Pete" Perterson
    Graduated 1947
    Carpentry
    Hometown - St. Paul, NE

    December 1991

    Donald E. Knop>
    Graduated 1966
    Machine Technology
    Hometown - Malvern, IA

    June 1992

    Dwight L. Gatzemeyer
    Graduated 1974
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown – Bancroft, NE

    December 1992

    David E. Swett
    Graduated 1980
    Air Conditioning Technology
    Hometown – York, NE

    June 1993

    John Michael Duesing
    Graduated 1978
    Architectural Technology
    Hometown – Seward, NE

    December 1993

    Elmer A. Wessel
    Graduated 1971
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE
    NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    June 1994

    Barbara J. Adams
    Graduated 1985
    Computer Programming Technology
    Hometown – Hastings, NE

    December 1994

    John Mackichan
    Graduated 1971
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    June 1995

    Douglas J. Keller
    Graduated 1977
    Auto Body Technology
    Hometown – Eustis, NE
    NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    December 1995

    Edward R. Bohnart
    Graduated 1966
    Welding Technology
    Hometown - Wood River, NE
    NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    June 1996

    James Alan Essman
    Graduated 1978
    Electrical Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    December 1996

    Greg Shinaut
    Graduated 1976
    Building Construction Technology
    Hometown – Fremont, NE

    June 1997

    Douglas Elting
    Graduated 1970
    Architectural Technology
    Hometown – Bruning, NE

    December 1997

    Gerald Wessel
    Graduated 1968
    Diesel Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    June 1998

    Daniel W. Rabbass
    Graduated 1975
    Auto Mechanics
    Hometown – Bellevue, NE

    December 1998

    Nelson D. Stephens
    Graduated 1977
    Air Conditioning
    Hometown – Milford, NE

    June 1999

    Katherine R. Guiducci-Ferry
    Graduated 1981
    Commercial Art
    Hometown – San Diego, CA

    December 1999

    Perry Lee Poyner>
    Graduated 1970
    Architecture
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    June 2000

    Kevin Paul Baker
    Graduated 1974
    Electromechanical
    Hometown - Cedar Creek, NE

    December 2000

    Gary C. Tuttle
    Graduated 1970
    Welding Technology
    Hometown – Friend, NE

    June 2001

    Rodney D. Poskochil
    Graduated 1972
    Electronic Data Processing
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE
    NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    December 2001

    Doyle D. Helmink
    Graduated 1969
    Auto Mechanics Technology
    Hometown – Hickman, NE

    June 2002

    Richard C. Krueger
    Graduated 1975
    Architectural Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    December 2002

    Lisa K. Schafers
    Graduated 1984
    Computer Programming Technology
    Hometown – Lincoln, NE

    June 2003

    James W. Vyhlidal
    Graduated 1966
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown – Fremont, NE

    December 2003

    Steve W. Fulton
    Graduated 1977
    Building Construction Technology
    Hometown – Liberty, NE
    2006 NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    June 2004

    John V. Fuchs
    Graduated 1982
    Electromechanical Technology
    Hometown - Humphrey, NE

    December 2004

    Randalle E. Jensen
    Graduated 1974
    Auto Mechanics Technology
    Hometown - Waverly, NE

    March 2005

    Ivan D. Russell
    Graduated 1967
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown - Chester, NE

    June 2005

    Brian L. Johnson
    Graduated 1982
    Auto Body Technology
    Hometown - Waverly, NE

    September 2005

    Allen C. Barber
    Graduated 1975
    Building Construction Technology
    Hometown - Lincoln, NE

    December 2005

    Robert E. Dunn
    Graduated 1983
    Parts Distribution & Management Technology
    Hometown - DeWitt, NE

    March 2006

    Larry L. Shaw
    Graduated 1960
    Electronics Technology
    Hometown - Pleasant Dale, NE

    June 2006

    Scott Harms
    Graduated 1994
    Machine Tool & Design Technology
    Hometown - Deshler, NE

    September 2006

    Matt Kleinschmit
    Graduated 1996
    Building Construction Technology
    Hometown - Hartington, NE

    December 2006

    Scott R. Getzschman
    Graduated 1978
    Air Conditioning Technology
    Hometown - Fremont, NE

    March 2007

    Larry D. Melichar
    Graduated 1969
    Computer Programming Technology
    Hometown - Lincoln, NE

    June 2007

    Steve B. Rexroth
    Graduated 1988
    Auto Body Technology
    Hometown - Lincoln, NE

    September 2007

    Wesley J. Mosier
    Graduated 1964
    Welding & Metallurgy Technology
    Hometown - Edgar, NE

    December 2007

    Craig Alan Sparks
    Graduated 1978
    Auto Mechanics Technology
    Hometown - Nehawka, NE

    March 2008

    Jack A. Schreiner
    Graduated 1977
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Hometown - Nebraska City, NE

    June 2008

    Mark W. Morris
    Graduated 1980
    Electrical Technology
    Hometown - Columbus, NE
    2010 NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    September 2008

    Ray Allen Bruegman
    Graduated 1983
    Electrical Technology
    Hometown - Bloomfield, NE

    December 2008

    Scott Paul Volk
    Graduated 1995
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Hometown - Norfolk, NE
    2013 NE Community College Distinguished Alumni

    March 2009

    Paul V. Beller
    Graduated 1981
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown - Fremont, NE

    June 2009

    Kenneth J. Kucera
    Graduated 1976
    Data Processing Technology
    Hometown - DeWeese, NE

    September 2009

    Scott E. Kraus
    Gradated 1998
    Parts Distribution & Mgmt
    Hometown - Denton, NE

    December 2009

    Richard Grundman
    Graduated 1977
    Manufacturing Engineering
    Hometown - Talmage, NE

    March 2010

    George Killian
    Graduated 1983
    Architecture Technology
    Hometown - Topeka, KS

    June 2010

    Rex C. Varilek
    Graduated 1981
    Diesel Technology
    Hometown - Stuart, NE

    September 2010

    Richard B. Wagner
    Graduated 1976
    Machine Tool & Design Technology
    Hometown - Madison, NE

    December 2010

    Jeffrey S. Hankel
    Graduated 1998
    Architectural Engineering Technology
    Hometown - York, NE

    March 2011

    Bradley L. Johnson
    Graduated 1984
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown - Axtell, NE

    June 2011

    Conley Q. Frieden
    Graduated 1988
    Electrical & Electromechanical Technology
    Hometown - Shickley, NE

    September 2011

    Steve D. Yates
    Graduated 1970
    Welding Technology
    Hometown - Geneva, NE

    December 2011

    Kenneth L. Sillman
    Graduated 1978
    Air Conditioning Technology
    Hometown - Wymore, NE

    March 2012

    Wade E. Neth
    Graduated 1983
    Auto Body Technology
    Hometown - Waverly, NE

    June 2012

    Steven J. Lindsay
    Graduated 1978
    Machine Tool Technology
    Hometown - Holdrege, NE

    September 2012

    Robert B. Keith
    Graduated 1974
    Diesel Technology
    Hometown - Omaha, NE

    December 2012

    Nicholas Bublitz
    Graduated 2005
    Nondestructive Testing Technology
    Hometown - Waverly, IA

    March 2013

    Lee Quakenbush
    Graduated 2002
    Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment
    Hometown - Prague, NE

    June 2013

    Steve Schwartzkopf
    Graduated 1977
    Machine Tool & Design Technology
    Hometown - Lincoln, NE

    September 2013

    Brian K. Fehlhafer
    Graduated 1988
    Automotive Technology
    Hometown - Seward, NE

    December 2013

    David A. Hattan
    Graduated 1973
    Data Processing Technology
    Hometown - Aurora, NE

    March 2014

    Afton Hollertz
    Graduated 2004
    Manufacturing Engineering Technology
    Hometown - Holdrege, NE

    June 2014

    Jay D. Stoa
    Graduated 1991
    Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology
    Hometown - Milford, NE

    September 2014

    No recipient

    December 2014

    Dan Holtmeyer
    Graduated 1975
    Air Conditioning Technology
    Hometown - Bellevue, NE

    March 2015

    Michael Morgan
    Graduated 1989
    Automotive Service Education Program
    Hometown - Gibbon, NE

    June 2015

    michael W. Beltz
    Graduated 1999
    Computer Programming Technology
    Hometown - Lincoln, NE

    September 2015

    Daniel Woitzel
    Graduated 2006
    John Deere Construction Equipment
    Hometown - Greenwood, NE

    December 2015

    Gerald Regelean, Jr.
    Graduated 1980
    Building Construction Technology
    Hometown - Lincoln, NE

    March 2016

    Brian J. Miller
    Graduated 1992
    John Deere Tech
    Hometown - Council Bluffs, IA

    June 2016

    Gary L. Cooper
    Graduated 1974
    Architectural Technology
    Hometown - Omaha, NE