Iowa Central: Alumni/Foundation

2011 Triton Humanitarian Award Hall of Fame Inductee


John C. Johnson

  • 1981 A.A. Iowa Central Community College
  • 1984 B.S. Physical Education, Iowa State University
  • 1987 M.A. Health, Physical Education and Recreation, University of South Dakota
  • 1998 M.A. Educational Administration, University of Iowa
  • 2011 Advance Studies Certification – Superintendent, University of Northern Iowa
  • Member of First NJCAA National Championship Wrestling Team
  • NJCAA Wrestling Coach 1984-1993
  • Two-time NJCAA Regional 10 Coach of the Year
  • Two NJCAA Region 10 Championships
  • NJCAA coaching record 86-13-2
  • 1993 KCRG TV9 Who Cares Award (Community Service)
  • 2000 United States Navy “Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.”
  • 2008 NJCAA National Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • 2009 SAI-NE Iowa Principal of the Year
  • 2011 IHSAA News Media Award
  • 2011 SAI – Nominee Secondary Principal of the Year
  • Education Consultant

Dr. John E. Hodges

  • 1941-1947 Drake University
  • 1942-1945 U.S. Air corps Service
  • 1951 Still College of Osteopathy, DO
  • Iowa Central Board of Trustees representing District 1 – 39 years of service.
  • Vice President Iowa Central Board of Trustees 2001-2008
  • Physician in Laurens, Iowa, for 53 years
  • Team Physician for Laurens Community School System for 22 years
  • 1957 Founding member of Laurens Golf Club
  • Laurens Community Chest (Chairman)
  • Laurens Community Theatre Corporation (Chairman)
  • Red Cross (County Chair for 14 years)
  • Iowa Work Force Development Commission
  • Regional Library Board
  • Laurens Kiwanis Club
  • United Methodist Church
  • Child Care Center (original Board member)