Butler to recognize honorees, graduates for Fran Jabara Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame | Butler Community College

Butler to recognize honorees, graduates for Fran Jabara Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame

Published: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

The special event will be held April 27, 6 p.m. and will honor Scott Redler, and Rob and Barbara Mann.

The Fran Jabara Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame will be held April 27, 6:00 p.m. at Noah’s Event Venue to celebrate and honor Scott Redler, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers chief operating officer, and Ron and Barbara Mann; Airtechnecs, Mann Properties LLC, LBD Ltd, and Nouveau.

The event will also spotlight Butler’s culinary arts and hospitality management programs and recognize the students graduating this spring with a degree or certificate. The students will also be providing the hors d’oeuvres for the evening as part of their curriculum. Wine pairings will be done by Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange.

“This event is meant to lift up those in our community who take to heart the entrepreneurial spirit that is embodied in the Midwest,” Vice President of Advancement Stacy Cofer said. “We have always had excellent honorees and this year is no different. It is also thrilling to show off our students who have worked very hard for this event and their degrees.”

The event was recently renamed for Wichita business magnate Fran Jabara after gifts were given in his memory by the R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation and the Lattner Family Foundation. The contributions created an endowment for the event and student scholarships. Past honorees include Jabara, Hubbard, Martha Walker (Lattner Family Foundation), Helen Galloway, and Clifford Stone.

Guy Bower, host of The Good Life with Guy radio talk show on KNSS will be master of ceremonies.

Philanthropic contributions to Butler Community College are coordinated by the Butler Community College Foundation. The foundation manages fundraising efforts with alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to secure private support for the college. For more information about the Butler Community College Foundation visit our website at http://foundation.butlercc.edu or find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/butlerfoundation.