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Pro Rege Society

Membership in the Pro Rege Society is the highest non-academic recognition Hastings College bestows. Criteria for selection may include, but is not limited to, extraordinary service to Hastings College, significant philanthropic contributions and/or unusual commitment to the College over an extended period of time.

Inductees into the Pro Rege society in 2019
Pro Rege inductees in 2019 included Gretchen Vondrak, The Noel Cover Foundation and MarySue (Hormel) Harris ’63.

Those selected are individuals who have “led by example, led principled lives and/or accomplished creative and innovative achievements favorable to Hastings College.”

Honorees are presented a Pro Rege medallion, which was designed by renowned sculptor George Lundeen ’71. Inscribed with the College’s official motto, “Pro Rege” and “Humanities, Arts, Sciences,” the medallion is similar in design to that which is worn by the College president at official functions. The President’s Medallion was designed in 1986 by Lundeen.

The Pro Rege Society was established in 1997. “Pro Rege” is a Latin phrase meaning “For the King.”

Members of the Pro Rege Society

2019
Gretchen Vondrak
The Noel Cover Foundation
MarySue (Hormel) Harris ’63

2018
Jack K. Kramer ’70
Dwayne S. Strasheim
The Sunderland Foundation

2016
Tim Daugherty*
Lyle Fleharty
William Nottage-Tacey

2015
George Lundeen ’71
Fredrick Mattes

2014
Roger Doerr
Dennis Krienert
Gretchen H. Lainson ’37*

2013
Cindy and Bobby* Gottsch
Dr. Ladd Cochrane ’58
Pepsi Cola Bottling of Hastings

2012
Thomas C. Jorgenson*
Dr. William Locke
Jo Ann Klemmer*

2011
Dr. Phillip Dudley Jr.

2010
Kenneth Rhodus
Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.

2009
Charles Gardner
Fred Hawkins, Jr.

2008
Clayton Anderson

2007
Armstrong McDonald Foundation
Charles Hermes
John “Jack” Osborne*

2006
Charles Evans*
Calvin Johnson
Dennis Storer

2005
William Barrett*
Robert Foote*
Sarah Leer*
Darrel Lloyd*
James Walter, Sr.*

2004
Leonard (Lynn) Farrell
Duane (Bear) Johnson
Robert Julian
Glenda Pauley

2003
Lloyd Jones*
Clyde Sachtleben
Leota Tyner
John Yost*

2002
Wayne Goettsche
Lawrence James*
Grace Riley Leinart*
Doris Morhart*
Robert Schalock
Charles Uerling, Jr.*

2001
Gilbert Adrian*
Elinore Barber*
Gerald Holcomb*
Jerrold Kerr

2000
Helen Barrett*
Robert Gray*
O.J. McDougal*
Thomas Osborne
Carl Throckmorton*
Richard Tickler*

1999
Virginia Belknap*
Candace Lambie*
Donald Lambie*
Arthur Langvardt*
Kenneth Morrison*
Richard Spelts*
LeRoy Thom*

1998
Anne Batchelder*
Robert Daugherty*
Thomas Reeves
Walter Scott, Jr.*
Willis Strauss*

1997
Thomas Creigh, Jr.*
Marvin Fink*
B. Keith Heuermann
Silas Kessler*
Harry (Hal) Lainson*
Betty Menke*
Irene Moerer*
Harrold (Hal) Shiffler*
D. Lloyd Wilson*

*Denotes deceased