2017 Community Booster Hall of Fame award recipient: Dr. Dan Flanagan

Dr. Dan Flanagan’s support for our schools has been immeasurable. He served on the Papillion La Vista school board for four years and was president for two. His work promoted strategic planning that involved district staff as well as community members. He also served as the chair of the Planned Giving Committee for the Papillion La Vista Schools Foundation from its inception to the present day. Dr. Flanagan served as the original president of the district’s TeamMates Advisory Board as well as a member of the Ambassadors of the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. More recently, Dr. Flanagan approached the Nebraska State Board of Education with a proposal to form a statewide Foundation to support Nebraska K-12 education, which resulted in the formation of the Nebraska Career Education and Innovation Foundation.

Dr. Flanagan received his Bachelor of Arts from Morningside College and his Master of Theology from Southern Methodist University, then his Doctor of Education from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Flanagan had several education-related and teaching positions in Kansas, Texas, and Massachusetts, as well as a career in broadcasting. He came to Papillion in 2002 to serve as the senior pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. Dr. Flanagan most recently served as the District Superintendent of the Missouri River District of the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist church. In addition, he serves on the Nebraska Wesleyan Board of Governors, the Board of Governors of Nebraska Methodist College and is a member of the Executive Board of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

Gala 2017 celebrates the outstanding education in Papillion La Vista Community Schools. Proceeds from Gala 2017 will support additional educational opportunities for Papillion La Vista students that otherwise would not be possible, such as 6th Grade Outdoor Education, the Elementary Arts Program, Scholarships for Graduating Seniors and more. Gala serves as an occasion to publicly recognize new Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumni, Legendary Educators, and Community Boosters.

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