Hawkeye Community College's Founding Board
A dedicated crew of elected officials charted a firm course for Iowa's fastest growing vocational-technical Institute. The nine members came from all walks of life and met once a month for a general meeting and often during each month for committee meetings.
|District ||Board Member ||Vocation ||Dates Served |
|1 ||Emil L. Koch, DVM ||Veterinarian ||1966–1979 |
|2 ||Walter Fredrick, Jr. ||Assistant to the president, Wartburg College ||1966–1986 |
|3 ||T. Cooper Evans ||Farmer—Engineer ||1966–1974 |
|4 ||James T. Martin, Sr. ||Owner, Elm Park Plumbing & Electric ||1966–1991 |
|5 ||Wallace Reed ||Attorney ||1966–1969 |
|6 ||James D. Kirk ||Operations Manager, Iowa Public Service ||1966–1969 |
|7 ||Harold Brock |
|Manager, Product Engineering, John Deere Research Center ||1966–1980 |
|8 ||R. Lawrence Kilgore ||Vice President, National Bank of Waterloo ||1966–1968 |
|9 ||Harlan W. Van Gerpen ||Design Analysis—Technical Services Dept., John Deere Research Center ||1966–1983 |
Pictured above: School board chairman Harold Brock, pictured at the head of the table, presides at a meeting of the 1969 Hawkeye directors. Pictured from top right: Travis Martin, Harlan Van Gerpen, James Martin, Sylvester Haughton, Don Lippold. Pictured from top left: John Allen, Walter Fredrick, James Kirk, Wallace Reed, George Bennett.