NICC to honor outstanding alumni, retirees in Hall of Fame ceremonies

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will celebrate six outstanding alumni and two retirees  . . .

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) will celebrate six outstanding alumni and two retirees for their outstanding career achievements and exemplary service to their communities in November.
The Calmar campus ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 18 celebrates three NICC alumni and one outstanding retiree.

Calmar campus inductees
Janet Bullerman, Secretarial, 1970. Bullerman began her career at NICC in 1970 in diverse support staff roles and served as executive assistant to the president/board secretary until her retirement in 2017.
Ryan Becker, Commercial-Residential Electrician, 1995. Becker, of Ossian, is owner of Becker Hardware. The business provides a diverse range of services including plumbing, heating and electrical contracting, and 24-hour pump service.
Ted Jessen, Carpentry, 1993. Melissa (Lamphier) Jessen, Medical Transcriptionist, 1993, and Health Information Technology, 1994. Ted is the owner of Ted Jessen Construction in Vinton. Melissa is Health Information Management supervisor at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton.

Calmar campus Outstanding Retiree inductee
Robert P. Maxson, Vice President for Administrative Services and Calmar Campus Provost, 1991-2006. Maxson organized and established the College’s first Fall Fest celebration for the community. After retirement from NICC he served as vice president for administrative services for Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan.
The Peosta campus ceremony on Nov. 15 celebrates three NICC alumni; Brenda Ann Husemann ‘02, ARNP of Dubuque, Ron Mussehl ’80 of Dubuque, Mike Wiedemann ’98, Asbury, and one outstanding retiree, Gloria Kluesner, Dental Assisting instructor and program director at NICC from 1978-2016.
Since the College was founded in 1966, many NICC graduates have achieved distinction in their professions and through service to their communities. Retired faculty, staff and administrators continue to lend their time, talent and expertise to help NICC, students and graduates succeed. At the Hall of Fame induction, NICC will also honor new members of the Legacy Society, a group of donors who have chosen to honor their passion for education with a gift that provides a lasting legacy for the future of the college. 
For more information on the NICC Foundation, visit

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