Pueblo Community College is indeed all about community. Supporters of the college and education in general are consistently advocating “community” as one of the cornerstones of success.

The Pueblo Community College Hall of Fame dinner on Friday night continued with that tradition. Four exemplary people were inducted into the Pueblo Community College Hall of Fame during the annual dinner, where friends, family, past honorees and supporters gathered to eat, drink and be merry. This year’s honorees were:

Dian and Gerry Montgomery, who are both native Puebloans and co-owners of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. The Montgomerys have devoted much of their time and financial support to Pueblo’s arts organizations and several civic groups. The couple’s love of animals led to their sponsorship of pet memorial services that are conducted by local clergy.

Tom Welte and Joe Welte, along with their sister Anne Henne, are owners of Summit Brick & Tile Co., a family business founded by their grandfather in 1902. The Weltes were named the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce’s Charles W. Crews Business Leaders of the Year in 2003. Both have extensive civic involvements, serving on boards and supporting numerous local organizations and businesses. Joe is currently the president of the PCC Foundation.

Non-traditional student Jean Daniel gave a heartfelt speech about how PCC’s educational opportunities and core values changed her life. She is solid proof of what a good education like that gained at PCC can do for a person.

Jovial emcee Craig Eliot expertly navigated the program, which was filled with laughter, tears and memories. And it all boils down to how we relate to one another; our community.