Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Papillion La Vista Community Schools are widely recognized for its quality education, outstanding teachers and generous support by members of the community. To celebrate the achievements of those who have been so instrumental to the school district, the Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation established the “Papillion-La Vista Schools Hall of Fame." The Hall of Fame honors outstanding graduates, educators, and district boosters.

Download the Hall of Fame Nomination form to recognize the outstanding alumni, educators, and boosters you know. Nomination forms are accepted year round. Cut-off date to be considered for 2017 awards is May 2, 2017.


2016 Papillion La Vista Hall of Fame

2016 Inductees, honored August 27 at Gala 2016:

Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
The Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their careers and/or through exemplary public service. Nominees must have graduated from Papillion La Vista Community Schools.
  • Dr. Toni Ganzel, 1971
  • Dr. Scott Woodard, 1977
  • Col. Anthony Deane, 1981
  • Derek Caster, 2013
Legendary Educator Hall of Fame
The Legendary Educator Hall of Fame recognizes the district's legendary teachers, coaches, and/or staff members who have had a positive impact on the lives of those they encountered. Nominees must have worked in the District for a minimum of ten years and must no longer be employed by the school district. A minimum of three supporting letters that clearly articulate how this individual had a positive impact on students and others is required.
  • Kathy Kollars, awarded posthumously
  • Ann Lage
Community Booster Hall of Fame
The Community Booster Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding support of Papillion La Vista Community Schools through private support and/or service. Letter of support must clearly articulate the nominee's outstanding service to the school district.
  • Bill & Donna Gess
  • City of La Vista and City of Papillion

Past Hall of Fame Award Winners
2015
Dr. Donald Nix, 1971 - Distinguished Alum
Robert Grant, 1987 - Distinguished Alum
Franklin Voorhes, 1991 - Distinguished Alum
Brittany Jones-Cooper, 2004 - Distinguished Alum
Lynn Weaver - Legendary Educator
Dr. Mellanee Kvasnicka - Legendary Educator
Jim & Sue O'Con - Community Booster
Papillion Junior Woman's Club  - Community Booster
2014

Gilbert (Gib) Willett, P.T., PhD., 1982 – Distinguished Alum
Brig Gen Peter Gersten, 1984 – Distinguished Alum
LT Jennifer (Rubin) Malandra, 2006 – Distinguished Alum
Ann Danner - Legendary Educator
Jean Brown - Legendary Educator
Michael Logan (posthumous) - Legendary Educator
Dr. Jeffry & Lisa Strohmyer - Community Booster
Optimist Club of Papillion-La Vista  - Community Booster

2013
Sharon (Goff) Northrup, 1960 - Distinguished Alum
Cathy (Evers) Murphy, 1976 - Distinguished Alum
Anne Trumble, 1994 - Distinguished Alum
Henry "Hank" Alfrey - Legendary Educator
Bev Ruff - Legendary Educator
Roger Miller - Legendary Educator
LouAnn & K (Walter) Campbell - Community Booster
Papillion-La Vista Chapter, TeamMates Mentoring Program - Community Booster
 
2012
Don Bellino, 1974 - Distinguished Alum
Michael Gaddis, 1974 - Distinguished Alum
Merle Dandridge, 1993 - Distinguished Alum
Robert Kremke - Legendary Educator
Shirley Minton (posthumous) - Legendary Educator
Anita Kennedy - Community Booster
Elementary Parent/Teacher Organizations (PTOs) - Community Booster

2011
Paul M. Fricke, PhD, 1984 - Distinguished Alum
Lt Gen Frank J. Kisner, 1976 - Distinguished Alum
Marylee Jepsen Sanders, 1962 - Distinguished Alum
Mary K. Peterson - Legendary Educator
Ken Molzer - Legendary Educator
Trish Suponchick - Community Booster
Papillion Area Lions Club - Community Booster

2010
Dr. Paul Moore, 1956 - Distinguished Alum
Allison Weston, 1992 - Distinguished Alum
Colonel Donald Kelly, 1975 - Distinguished Alum
David Cecil – Legendary Educator
Dennis L. Smith – Legendary Educator
Bob & Bindy Frederick – Community Booster

2005
Clarence “Tate” Knapp, 1936 – Distinguished Graduate

2000
Jack Gehringer, 1940 – Distinguished Graduate
Linda Garcia Perez, 1964 – Distinguished Graduate

1999
Helen Hansen, 1939 – Distinguished Graduate
Paul Jochim, 1964 – Distinguished Graduate

1998
Amy Watkins, 1948 – Distinguished Graduate
Charles Sedlacek, 1948 – Distinguished Graduate
Ernest D. Ruff, 1943 – Distinguished Graduate

1997
Connie Ricks Engel, 1967 – Distinguished Graduate
CW McManamy, 1927 – Distinguished Graduate
Jim Thomas, 1965 – Distinguished Graduate

1996
Helen Cordes Lienemann, 1936 – Distinguished Graduate
Robert Sorensen, 1951 – Distinguished Graduate
Dr. Michael Zwiebel Irvin, 1931 – Distinguished Graduate

1995
Delia Croissant, 1921 – Distinguished Graduate
Bob Olson, 1957 – Distinguished Graduate
Dr. Fred Tafoya – Outstanding Booster

1994
Gretchen Kenny, 1926 – Distinguished Graduate
Tom Rahn, 1966 – Distinguished Graduate
Deb Houghtaling, 1969 – Distinguished Graduate
Marvin Hahn – Outstanding Booster
Mrs. Elizabeth Willms – Outstanding Booster
Bob McKinney – Outstanding Booster

1993
Dale Harder, 1939 – Distinguished Graduate
Herbert Lienemann, 1933 – Distinguished Graduate
Karen Olson, 1956 – Distinguished Graduate
Douglas Hobel – Outstanding Booster
Nellie Nastase – Outstanding Booster
Jim Thompson – Outstanding Booster

1992
Lyta Honaker, 1962 – Distinguished Graduate
Henry Peters, 1931 – Distinguished Graduate
Brigadier General Orin L. Godsey, 1960 – Distinguished Graduate
Mayor Harold Anderson – Outstanding Booster
Al Schmid – Outstanding Booster
Dr. Stan Wilcox – Outstanding Booster

1991
Robert Fase, 1959 – Distinguished Graduate
Earl Schobert, 1937 – Distinguished Graduate
John Ward, 1941 – Distinguished Graduate
Paul Basler – Outstanding Booster
Wes Turtscher – Outstanding Booster
Millie Wallace – Outstanding Booster

1990
James Nickerson, 1938 – Distinguished Graduate
Bob O’Neal, 1970 – Distinguished Graduate
Ruby Huebner, 1929 – Distinguished Graduate
Don Schram, 1940 – Distinguished Graduate
Delores Wittmuss, 1945 – Distringuished Graduate
Marv Carcich – Outstanding Booster
Dave Dunn – Outstanding Booster
Al Fey – Outstanding Booster
Loretta Matthies – Outstanding Booster

1989
Milton Fricke, 1928 – Distinguished Graduate
George Miller, 1944 – Distinguished Graduate
Dan Seibold, 1921 – Distinguished Graduate
Laverne Timmerman, 1939 – Distinguished Graduate
Glenn Koca – Outstanding Booster
Ed McGinnis – Outstanding Booster
Clifford Pratt – Outstanding Booster
Barney Shives – Outstanding Booster
Alma Steyer – Outstanding Booster