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IVCC Announces New Hall of Famers

Posted by wlpo on March 10, 2011

The latest inductees into the Illinois Valley Community College Hall of Fame include a former state senator and current cell phone company owner.

Gary Dahl and Illinois Valley Cellular CEO Tom Walsh will be inducted into IVCC’s Hall of Fame April 16th.  Dahl is credited with securing funding for the future Community Technology Center and also for founding the school’s truck driver training program.  Walsh is an IVCC grad and is credited with contributing thousands to local charities and being a big supporter of the school’s performing arts and music program.

Others being inducted include: 1952 grad James Bergagna who’s a renowned advocate for the underprivileged and disabled; former Journalism Instructor Dr. Rose Marie Lynch; and the schools 1958-59 basketball team that made nationals.

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