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2018 Pueblo Hall of Fame Slated of Friday, February 10, 2018

3 Outstanding Citizens to be Honored

Three prominent citizens who have made significant social, civil and charitable contributions to the community have been chosen for induction into the Pueblo Hall of Fame.

Local businesswoman Dee Rogers Brown, former Pueblo Chief District Judge Dennis Maes and Pueblo sports and university supporter Dan DeRose will be honored as 2018 inductees in the hall of fame’s 28th year of recognizing Puebloans whose efforts have contributed to the betterment of the city.

Brown came to Pueblo from Albuquerque, N.M., in 2000 as project manager for WL. Enterprises Ltd., and through her role as project manager, has overseen notable local projects such as the expansion of the North Side from Eagleridge Boulevard to Dillon Drive and west of city limits.

She has been involved in giving substantial gifts from WLE to the Pueblo community and has served on numerous community boards — as treasurer of the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, community support chairman of the YMCA, chairperson of the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and board member of the Women’s foundation of Colorado’s Pueblo Committee.

DeRose is a Pueblo native who graduated from East High School and the University of Southern Colorado (now Colorado State University-Pueblo) and is the co-founder and president of local marketing firm DD Marketing.

DeRose has strong ties to both athletics and higher education in Pueblo, having played football at East and USC and holding positions such as Colorado State University-Pueblo professor of business, football and track coach; CSU-Pueblo Foundation president; founder, president and board member of Friends of Football. He also served a short stint as CSU-Pueblo’s athletic director.

Maes, after whom the Pueblo Justice Center is named in his honor, obtained his law degree at the University of Colorado in 1972 and served as a teacher in the Huerfano School District in Walsenburg prior to beginning his legal career.

He served as the deputy state public pefender in Pueblo and opened a private law practice that he operated until being appointed district judge of the Tenth Judicial District in 1988, and later chief district judge. He retired in 2012, but last month was elected to the Pueblo City Schools board.

The 2018 inductees will be honored at the annual hall of fame dinner on February 10, 2018 at Pueblo Community College in the Fortino Ballroom.

The hall of fame ceremony is one of the primary fundraising activities of the PCC Foundation, whose mission is to fund student scholarships and the college’s special needs that are not available through its general fund.

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 About the Pueblo Hall of Fame

The Pueblo Hall of Fame was established to honor individuals who, by their extraordinary efforts, have contributed to the betterment or enhancement of Pueblo.

Nominees are considered on the basis of contributions in the following areas: business and labor; arts and humanities; philanthropy; government; law; science and technology; and health and human services.

Persons selected for the Hall of Fame do not have to be Pueblo natives nor do they have to be current residents. Posthumous nominations are also accepted. Selections are made without regard to gender race, religion or national origin.

The public is encouraged to submit nominations between April and October. Inductees are selected in November of each year by a panel consisting of members of the community and the Board of Directors of the Pueblo Community College Foundation. A new class of Inductees are formally recognized at a celebration in March.

Official Induction Portraits and biographies of the Pueblo Hall of Fame inductees are located on a special kiosk that is located on the second floor of the Student Center of Pueblo Community College. In addition, a “Wall of Fame” has been constructed to pay visual tribute to all Pueblo Hall of Fame inductees and that special presentation is now located within the Fortino Ballroom at Pueblo Community College.

 

2018 Pueblo Hall of Fame to Induct 3 on February 10, 2018

Dan DeRose

Dennis Maes

Dee Rogers Brown

To make reservations or purchase sponsorships for the 2018 event, contact the PCC Foundation at 719.544.0677

2018 Sponsorship Brochure

2018 Pueblo Hall of Fame Invitation

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NOMINATION PACKET

 

 

NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2019 PUEBLO HALL OF FAME

Deadline for Nomination is October 30, 2018

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM

 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Pueblo Hall of Fame.  Local citizens are being asked to nominate someone within the Pueblo community who has made an impact within the community.

Nominations are open now and need to be submitted to the Pueblo Community College Foundation (900 W. Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004) by October 30, 2017.

The Pueblo Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to honor those individuals who – by their extraordinary efforts – have contributed to the betterment or enhancement of Pueblo. Proceeds from the annual event support the Pueblo Community College Foundation and its student scholar and academic excellence programs at Pueblo Community College.

Each year a new class of inductees are presented to the community at a special cocktail and dinner party. In addition to the formal induction ceremony, a permanent record of all Pueblo Hall of Fame inductees is on display at Pueblo Community College within the Fortino Ballroom.

One or more contemporary individuals will be honored each year.  The areas of endeavor for nominations may include education, business and labor, arts and humanities, philanthropy, government, law, science and technology, and health and human services. Deceased persons may be selected by virtue of his or her historical contribution to the Pueblo community.

Persons elected to the Pueblo Hall of Fame need not have been born in Pueblo, or in the case of contemporary nominees, be current residents of the county of Pueblo.

No disqualification or limitation for the nomination or election shall be imposed on the basis of gender, race, religion or national origin. Inductees are selected each November by a panel of Pueblo Community College Foundation Board Members and community representatives.

For more information on the 2016 Pueblo Hall of Fame and/or to obtain a nomination form, please contact the Pueblo Community College Foundation (719.544.0677 or email to Martha.simmons@pueblocc.edu).

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