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

Published: Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

Ron & Barbara Mann, Scott Redler

Fran Jabara Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame welcomes 10th class of honorees.

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 & Steakburgerschief 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.