Iowa Central: Alumni/Foundation

2010 Triton Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees


John N. Dodgen

  • A.A. Degree: Fort Dodge Junior College (now Iowa Central Community College)
  • B.A. Degree: Ottawa University
  • Program for Management Development Certificate: Harvard Business School
  • President/Chairman of Dodgen Industries, Inc.
  • 100 Most Influential People in the History of the RV Industry
  • Who’s Who in Finance and Industry
  • Who’s Who in the Midwest
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Chairman of Iowa SBA Delegation to the White House
  • Iowa Manufacturers Board
  • Central Baptist Seminary Board
  • Ottawa University Board
  • Rotary International
  • Baptist Lay Minister
  • Founder of Children Without Fathers Foundation

Dr. Rudolph P. Galask

  • A.A. Degree: Fort Dodge Junior College (now Iowa Central Community College)
  • B.A. Degree: Major – Liberal Arts; Drake University
  • M.D. Degree: OB/GYN; University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • M.S. Degree: Microbiology; University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Certification: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 1970-2006 Various professor positions with the University of Iowa, College of Medicine
  • Founders Award Infectious Disease Society of Obstetrics &
    Gynecology 2004
  • Nominee for College of Medicine Senior Class Teacher of
    the Year 1997-1998
  • Nominee for College of Medicine Junior Class Teacher of
    the Year 1998-1999
  • IDSOG/Ortho McNeil Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Honorary Member – Queen’s Gynecological Society 1983
  • Honorary Member – The Texas Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists APGO Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Teacher of the Year 1997
  • University of Iowa Collegiate Teaching Award 1998-1999
  • Numerous peer reviewed publications/invited lectures
  • National Register’s Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals VIP section 2004
  • Obstetrical Society of Philadelphia (President’s guest lecturer)
  • America’s Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists; Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • America’s Top Doctors for Cancer; Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • America’s Top Doctors, 2001— present; Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  • Who’s Who in America 1986-present
  • Who’s Who in the World 1990-present
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare 1997-present
  • Who’s Who in Academic Medicine 2005
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering 2007
  • 1 of 107 Best Doctors for Women 1988; Good Housekeeping
  • 1 of 401 Best Doctors for Women 1997; Good Housekeeping

Jerry Patterson

  • A.A. Degree: Fort Dodge Junior College (now Iowa Central Community College)
  • B.A. Degree: Major – Education; Buena Vista University
  • Postgraduate work at Drake & University of Northern Iowa
  • President Fort Dodge Amateur Sports, Inc.
  • Fort Dodge Fine Arts Board
  • YMCA Board of Directors
  • Fort Dodge Citizen of the Year (1997)
  • Friend of Oleson Park Zoo Board
  • Iowa High School Basketball Coach of the Year 1976 & 1977
  • Fort Dodge Kiwanis Club President/Board
  • Kiwanis Golden Ruler Award (1968 and 1998)
  • Sertoma Service to Mankind Award (1980 and 1998)
  • Iowa Men’s AAU Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Tri-State Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Member of Citizen’s Community Credit Board
  • Governor of Iowa Award for Service to Youth
  • Member Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Buena Vista University Alumni High School Basketball Coach of the Year, 1977
  • Citation from President George W. Bush for youth baseball

Donald L. Decker

  • A.A. Degree: Iowa Central Community College
  • B.A. Degree: Major – Business Administration; Drake University
  • Graduate work in Economics; Drake University
  • President and Chairman of the Board of The Decker Companies, Decker Truck Line, Inc. and B-T, Inc.
  • Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Iowa Motor Truck Association
  • Past President of the Iowa Motor Truck Association
  • Member of the Board of Trustees for Drake University
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Truckload Carriers Association
  • Member of the World Presidents Organization
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Traffic Insurance Company, Schaumburg, IL
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Captive Investors Fund, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • 2008 recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropic Business/Corporation Award – Fort Dodge, IA
  • Past member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the State of Iowa