AK-SAR-BEN CORONATION AND SCHOLARSHIP BALL
The Coronation and Scholarship Ball was established in 1895 to recognize individuals in the region for their civic endeavors. The 117th King and Queen were crowned on October 19th in the magical kingdom of Quivira - Queen Carolyn Lea German and King William A. Cutler. Bill Cutler, a dedicated businessman and true leader in the Omaha community, is a partner with Heafey Hoffman Dworak and Cutler Mortuaries. The German family was honored for their civic leadership and community service. Carolyn currently attends Creighton University in Omaha where she is majoring in English with a Language Arts Endorsement.
Also recognized during this event are outstanding leaders from around the Heartland. Princesses, Escorts, and Pages represent their families who are being honored for their contributions to the region. The Court of Honor Recognition Award is also distributed at the Ball. Recipients from throughout the region are recognized for one of the following eight categories: agriculture, arts, business and industry, education, philanthropy, professions, public service, and sports.
The annual Coronation and Scholarship Ball raises money for the Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship Fund. Ak-Sar-Ben partners with the Horatio Alger Scholarship Program to provide 50 scholarships to deserving students from Nebraska and Western Iowa.
BROADCASTS OF THE CORONATION & SCHOLARSHIP BALL CAN BE VIEWED ON COX CHANNEL 126, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH AT 8:00 P.M. AND RE-BROADSCAST TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND AT 6:00 P.M.
STARTING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, THE 2013 CORONATION WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING THROUGH COX ON THE "ON DEMAND" PLATFORM UNDER "FREEZONE," THEN BY SELECTING "OMAHA METRO" AND THEN "LOCAL EVENTS."
The 2014 Coronation & Scholarship Ball will be Saturday, October 18, 2014
All aspects of the event are directed by volunteers who serve on the either the Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Ball Committee or the Women's Ball Committee. The current members are as follows:
2014 Ak-Sar-Ben Coronation Ball Committee
Terry J. Kroeger, Coronation Ball Committee Chairman
George A. Little, Coronation Ball Committee Vice-Chair
Kim Simon- Women's Ball Committee Chair
Ann Tjaden, Women's Ball Committee Advisor
2014 Women's Ball Committee
Kim Simon - Chairman, CBC, Endowment-Investment Committee
Ann Tjaden - Advisor, CBC, Endowment-Investment Committees
Kim Banat - Standard Bearer Chair, Page Assistant, Program Chair
Jennifer Bettger - Royal Court Welcome Chair, Yearbook Chair, Regale Assistant
Karen Burkley - Princess Chair
Linda Chloupek - Treasurer, Reservations Chair, Royal Court Brunch Assistant
Stacey Falk - Court of Honor Chair, Royal Court Luncheon Chair
Kate Grabill - Site Chair, Social Chair
Victoria Halgren - Heartland Princess Chair
Kimberly Hord - Scholarship Chair, Royal Court Supper Chair, Royal Court Welcome Assistant
Carrie Jenkins - Files & Lists, Royal Court Supper Assistant, Production Assistant-Scenario
Jeanie Jones - Production Chair
Suzanne Kotula - Gifts/Courtesy/Tribute Cards, Royal Court Brunch Chair, Regale Assistant
Cydney Koukol - Heartland Escort Chair, Ak-Sar-Ben Friends Liaison, Regale Co-Chair
Stephanie Murphy - Publicity Chair, Social Media, Page Luncheon Assistant
Kathleen Pallesen - Escort Chair, Regale Co-Chair
Buffy Ricceri - Page Chair
Andee Scioli - Community Support/Endowment, Invitations Chair, Production Assistant-Inventory
Karen Sundell - Page Luncheon Chair, Scholarship Assistant, Photography Chair & Historian