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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
Chairman
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.