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Kaskaskia College Athletics Hall of Fame

1991 Chuck Mundell
1991 Dorothy Eagen
1991 Russell Coleman
1992 Chuck Hawley
1992 Gary Boles
1992 Tammy Moore
1993 George Marcum
1993 Tom Gray
1993 Wayne Harre
1994 Bryan Eversgerd
1994 Doug Rommelman
1994 Mary Lampe Schildroth
1994 Nate Clay
1994 Shirley Gilter
1995 Bill Hawley
1995 Chris Haake Langford
1995 Jeff Rogers
1996 Larry Smith
2001 Dottie Smith
2001 Marg Beckmann
2008 1963– 1964 Men’s Basketball Team
2008 Bill Niepoetter
2008 Craig Freels
2008 Dr. Shelvy Haywood Keglar
2008 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2008 Mary Ann Bohbrink
2009 1954-55 Men’s Basketball Team
2009 Jim McKee
2009 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2009 Ken Abrams
2009 Monica Konkel O’Rear
2009 Robert J. Logullo
2009 Robert S. Welch, Sr.
2010 1990-91 Men's Baseball Team
2010 Becky Isaacs Hannaford
2010 Jeff Morris
2010 Joe Stark
2010 KC Hall of Fame Ceremony
2010 Mike Pittman
2010 Ray Johnson
2010 Stew Kirkland
2011 1990 Women's Volleyball Team
2011 Cathy Karrick
2011 Harvey Welch
2011 Jason Rakers
2011 Kristy Jones Barton
2011 Pam Jones Evischi
2011 Scott Jones
2012 1966-67 Men's Basketball Team
2012 1988-89 MEN’S BASEBALL TEAM
2012 Al Coers
2012 Becky Richert Wessel
2012 Hal Hempen
2012 Leslie Dumstorff
2012 Liea Toedte
2013 1981-82 Men's Baseball Team
2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony
2013 Cheryl Harre
2013 Joe Petrea
2013 Jon Behrens
2013 Keli Lunn
2013 Robert Hight
2013 Wayne Astrauskas

Mike Pittman

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Mike Pittman attended Kaskaskia College from 1977 to 1979 and was an integral member of the baseball team. He was an All Conference Player in 1978 and was selected for the Illinois State All Star game hosted at Wrigley Field in 1979. Mike’s record at Kaskaskia College stands at eleven wins, five loses with a 3.98 ERA. He pitched 126.2 innings with 112 strike outs. It is interesting to note that his opponents batting average against him was only .200.

After graduation, Mike signed with the St Louis Cardinals as an undrafted free agent, and was the only player signed out of 300 from the camp at Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri. He pitched for the Cardinal Organization from 1979 to 1984. He also played in the

Florida winter instructional league for the late legendary Cardinal coach George Kissell after his baseball career ended, he attended the University of Illinois at Springfield, earning his Bachelor Degree in Labor Relations.

Mike went to work after that in the Illinois State government for twelve years and displayed great entrepreneurial skills through the development of numerous companies that benefitted economically depressed area of Springfield and inspired other sports icons like NBA Basketball player Kevin Gamble, into the business of giving back to the community. Together they invested millions of dollars in economic development projects for Springfield and Mike developed both a popular radio talk show and independent newspaper as well.

His Voice America radio and Capital City Courier newspaper are enjoyed by many in Illinois and his newspaper is distributed nationally and internationally via its associated website. The Capital City Courier was also featured in Editor and Publisher Magazine, a 150 year old trade publication for the newspaper industry.

Mike Pittman had received numerous community awards to include the NAACP Community Service Award, the Springfield Urban League Community Service Award, the Springfield Chamber of Commerce Minority Small Business of the Year Award, was named one of the ten most influential people in Springfield by Springfield Magazine and was chosen as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Illinois Times. He continues to serve his community through active involvement as a member of the Governor’s Council on Health and Physical Fitness, the Judicial Inquiry Board and the Health Care Cost Containment Council, appointments bestowed by three separate Governors. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce and is currently the President of the Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce. Tireless in his dedication to giving back to the community, he has served on the board for the Salvation Army, the VIA Literacy Board, the Central Illinois Light Company Advisory Board, the Springfield YMCA Board of Directors, Contact Ministries, Mercy Community and the Hope School.

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