2015 Triton Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

Bruce Shimkat

  • A.A. Degree, Iowa Central Community College
  • B.S. Accounting/Marketing; Iowa State University
  • Shimkat Motor Company, President
  • Ambassador for Great Fort Dodge Growth Alliance
  • Member of Fort Dodge Noon Rotary (Past President)
  • Friendship Haven, Inc. Board
  • First American Bank Board
  • Trinity Regional Medical Center Board
  • Greater Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce Board
  • Dorms, Inc. (IC) Board
  • Twin Lakes Restoration Association Board
  • Boy Scouts, Mid-America Council Board
  • Fort Dodge Salvation Army
  • National Automobile Dealers Associates Member
  • Iowa Automobile Dealers Association Board

Bruce Murman

  • A.S. Food Marketing, Iowa Central Community College
  • Recipient of Hy-Vee Legendary Service Award
  • Fort Dodge Tennis Association (Past President)
  • Noon Sertoma
  • Character Counts Board
  • Rotary Club
  • Fort Dodge Junior Open Tennis Tournament
  • Staff Parish Committee, Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Fundraising Board, United Point Cancer Center
  • Fort Dodge Senior High School Booster Club

Ben Smith

  • A.A., Iowa Central Community College
  • Member of Triton Football Team and a lead in two musicals
  • B.A., Buena Vista University (also named as Academic All-American in Football and had the lead in two BVU musicals)
  • J.D., Drake University with honors
  • Sac County Attorney (present)
  • Assistant Attorney General, State of Iowa
  • Captain of Iowa Army national Guard Judge Advocate General Corps
  • Member of Iowan’s for Life
  • Co-head junior high wrestling coach, East Sac Community School District

Denisa Gace

  • A.S. Medical Laboratory Technician, and A.A., Iowa Central Community College
  • B.A. Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology and B.S. in Biology at Drake University
  • Doctor of Osteopathy, University of New England
  • Masters of Public Health, Des Moines University
  • Assistant in Medicine, Mass General Hospital
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Member, American Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Excellence in Teaching & Leadership Award
  • Academic Hospitalist Award
  • Noteable Teaching In Medicine Clerkship
  • North Shore Cancer Walk Event Organizer
  • T Bone/Marrow Event Organizer
  • Biddeford Free Clinic Volunteer
  • Biddeford Soup Kitchen Volunteer

Elias Johnson

  • Attended Iowa Central Community College 2002-2003
  • Academic All-American Honors, Iowa Central Golf
  • B.A. Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University
  • Good Morning Iowa Anchor/Reporter, WOI-TV ABC5, Des Moines
  • KNRV NBC News 4 News/Anchor Reporter, Reno, Nevada
  • Public Information Office, Pinal County Sheriff, Arizona
  • PPHO CBS 5 Reporter/Multi-Media Journalist, Arizona
  • WHO-TV NBC Channel 13 Reporter
  • KDSM Fox 17 Reporter/Anchor, Des Moines
  • Edward R. Murrow Award Investigative and Hard News and Feature Reporting
  • Emmy Nominated Academy of Television Arts & Science – San Francisco chapter
  • Excellence in Journalism – Best Videograph Associated Press Television – Radio
  • Best Serious Video Feature – National Press Photograph Association
  • Founder, Tournament Director, Joel L. Middleton Scholarship Fund, Manson, Iowa Central Community College