Imperial Valley College Hall Of Fame February 11th

Imperial Valley College will be inducting six new members into its Hall of Fame Feb. 11 during an IVC Foundation Dinner in the New Science Building lobby.

Tickets for the event are on sale for $30 each at the IVC Foundation Office and will be available at the door. Reservations may be made by calling the Foundation at 760-355-6113.

“A campus/community Hall of Fame Committee has been working with the Foundation to give new emphasis to our IVC Hall of Fame,” said Todd Evangelist, Foundation Executive Director. “They have selected an outstanding group of people.” he said.

This committee is also laying the groundwork for development of an IVC Alumni Association.

New Hall of Fame designees include:

Ron Jessie: A former Pro Bowl receiver, Ron Jessie played for the Los Angeles Rams and two other teams during an 11-year NFL career. He attended IVC, played football and also ran track. After IVC Jessie attended Kansas University where he played football and was part of the national championship track team in 1969. Mr. Jessie has since passed away in 2006 and is survived by his wife Sharon who will be attending the dinner with some of their children.

Dr. T. Kenneth James: Dr. Ken James is a Calexico High School graduate. He enrolled at IVC in the fall of 1968 and transferred to the Arkansas State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. While at IVC he played baseball and continued doing so for ASU. He returned to the Valley, taught for the Calexico School District and later moved into administration. Recently Dr. James retired as the State Secretary of Education for Arkansas. A position he was appointed to by then Governor Bill Clinton and served through several state administrations.

Doug Harvey: Doug Harvey attended Central Junior College (pre-curser to IVC) in the late 1940’s and spent a distinguished career as a Major League Umpire for over 30 years. He has been selected into the 2010 class for Baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Randy Palomino: Randy Palomino a Brawley native, attended IVC in 1968, played football and was a JC All-American. He spent his career as a teacher (1975 to 1994), Assistant Principal (1992-2002) and recently retired as Superintendent 2005-2008 for the Anderson Union High School District in Anderson, CA.

Dr. Stan Arterberry: He retired in July 2008 after six-year tenure serving as Chancellor for West Valley-Mission Community College District and more than 35 years in higher education. He spent 20 years as a community college CEO. In 2008, he was awarded the Harry Buttimer Distinguished Administrator Award from the Association of California Community College Administrators (ACCCA).

Jim Duggins: Jim Duggins attended IVC in the early 70’s and played basketball for the college. Jim developed a very successful and award-winning construction company. He also has been an enthusiastic supporter of the IVC Athletics Department and has spearheaded efforts to support a mission in Loreto, Mexico through an annual fishing derby: “Fishin for the Mission.” Established by Ray Duggins in 1961, Duggins Construction Inc. is one of the elite construction companies in the Imperial Valley. In 1987, Jim Duggins became the president of DCI. Jim began to promote the company in the Imperial Valley as a commercial construction company and

began to build commercial and industrial projects.