Board Member Emeritus Honors Conferred by YC Foundation

Eight former Yavapai College Foundation board members were among those honored at the 48th annual meeting of the Yavapai College Foundation, held Tuesday May 7, at the YC Performing Arts Center in Prescott.

The title of board member emeritus was conferred upon Frank Fitzgerald, Pam Haber, Perry Massie, Howard Moody, Karen Rizk, Oren Thompson, Chuck Walker and Richard Wright. They will join Board Member Emeritus Jean Phillips, who was inducted in 2010.

“Emeritus status is an honorary position that is granted to past board members who have served the foundation with distinction,” said Paul Kirchgraber, executive director. “Each of these individuals has a long history of leadership and commitment to higher education in our community.”

The foundation also elected three new board members to three-year terms. They include Tony Hamer, Joan Meyers and Bill Sonsin.

Since 1972, the Yavapai College Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has supported Yavapai College in fulfilling its mission to provide high quality, cost effective education. For more information visit