Education Foundation honors 10 at 2014 gala

Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, far left, joins the Clear Creek Education Foundation honorees for a photo as the 2014 Gala gets under way at South Shore Harbour Resort. They are, from left, John and Melinda Wycoff, Caycee Black, Jamieson Mackey, in back, Col. Eugenia Guilmartin, Dr. Sandra Mossman, Dr. C. Lynn Davis, Tony and Sharon Bloomfield, Catherine Sliva and her husband, Glenn, and Dr. Cindy Castille.

Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, far left, joins the Clear Creek Education Foundation honorees for a photo as the 2014 Gala gets under way at South Shore Harbour Resort. They are, from left, John and Melinda Wycoff, Caycee Black, Jamieson Mackey, in back, Col. Eugenia Guilmartin, Dr. Sandra Mossman, Dr. C. Lynn Davis, Tony and Sharon Bloomfield, Catherine Sliva and her husband, Glenn, and Dr. Cindy Castille.

By Mary Alys Cherry

A number of outstanding community volunteers were honored when the Clear Creek Education Foundation hosted its annual gala at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City.

Among them were Jamieson Mackey, former CCEF chairman and immediate past chairman of the Clear Lake Area Chamber, who was named Citizen of the Year, and retired Clear Creek ISD Superintendent Dr. Sandra Mossman, who was presented the George Carlisle Distinguished Service Award – both for their visionary leadership.

Distinguished Alumni Award winners for 2014 were:

  • Fashion designer Caycee Black, Clear Lake High 1989;
  • League City dentist Dr. C. Lynn Davis, Clear Creek High, 1968;
  • Former BlueRock Energy CEO Cathy Landeck Sliva, Clear Lake High 1976.

Other honorees included the winner of the Valor Award, U.S. Army Col. Eugenia K. Guilmartin, who earned her Ph.D at Stanford University after graduating from Clear Lake High in 1989 and became the first woman adjutant for the Corps of Cadets in the history of West Point; and Sharon and Tony Bloomfield, who won the Dennis Johnson Memorial Small Business Award for their strong support of both Clear Creek ISD and CCEF.

This year’s Superstar Award winners were:

  • Clear Lake dentist Dr. Cynthia Reichard Castille, who provided free dental care to a number of CCISD students;
  • League City architect John C. Wycoff and his wife, Dr. Melinda Wycoff, CCISD Gifted and Talented coordinator, who have been generous, both personally and financially to CCISD and the community.

Theme for this year’s gala was “You’ve Gotta Have Heart” and featured both live and silent auctions and dancing after dinner to Andy and the Dreamsicles.

Gala Co-Chairmen Katy Bastedo and Kay Lee Benoit hosted a reception in the Harbourview Room for the honorees and their escorts prior to the event, after which emcee Dr. Greg Smith welcomed the crowd of about 300 in the downstairs Crystal Ballroom.

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