Alumni & Friends
~UPCOMING ALUMNI EVENTS~
August 22, 2015- Alumni Games
September 19, 2015- Hall of Fame
October 3, 2015- Homecoming honoring Class of 1965
Homecoming October 11th, 2014
The Homecoming and Alumni Day honoring the Golden Grads Class of 1964 was held on October 11th.The schedule for the event included registration and breakfast reception at 9:00 a.m. in the Library. Classmates of 1964 and guests were offered a campus tour to see both the familiar and new buildings. A special luncheon for the class and a program which included a brief message from President David Reist. The day continued with the Class of 1964 being recognized at the HCC Scotties football game that day at 1:00 p.m. A social gathering continued during the game in the Barber Room located in the Scottie Stadium Center overlooking the football stadium.
The Highland Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce its 2014 candidate for induction in the Hall of Fame: Paul Stanley Simmons.
Simmons came to Highland after graduating from Midway High School in 1965. He went on from Highland to receive his Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University in 1969. While at Highland, he participated in football, basketball, and track in 1965 and ’66 and helped win the Conference in football both years.
While at Fort Hays, Simmons was All-Conference in 1968; led the team in tackles, was All District 10, and was Honorable Mention NAIA Little All-American. Paul also played baseball; he had a .380 batting average and chalked up three individual records. In 1969, Paul was the 14th athlete to receive the Paul Busch Gross Award, which is given each year to the graduating athlete deemed most outstanding in scholarship, citizenship, leadership, and athletics at Fort Hays State.
Paul married Mary Miller Simmons in 1966. They have four children, Dave, Paula, Barry, and Tammy, and have six grandchildren. In addition to farming, Paul owned and operated P&S Muffler & Radiator Shop in Hiawatha. He retired in 2010, and loves spending time with his grandchildren, who are the light of his life. Paul noted, “If I had it all to do over again, I wouldn’t change a thing!”
Along with Simmons’ induction, a reception and recognition was conducted of the 1984 Scottie football team which had the most wins in a season.