FSCC announces the 2021 Outstanding Alumni

March 30, 2021

Fort Scott, Kansas – Fort Scott Community College Foundation is proud to announce the 2021 Outstanding Alumni, Richard “Rick” Mayhew. As a 1973 FSCC alum, Mayhew has many accomplishments in his life. In 1976, Richard obtained his Bachelors of General Science from Pittsburg State University and in 2003 he received his Masters in Financial Planning from Kansas State University. His degrees led him to careers in the insurance and financial field. During this period, he also volunteered his time and expertise to many organizations such as Big Brother/Little Brother Program, Fenton, MO Planning & Zoning Commissioner, Society of Certified Insurance Counselors, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter Society, Boy Scout Review Board for Eagle Scouts, local music events, and a contributor to the Jazz St. Louis youth programs. Mayhew is an author, producer, microcomputer system management developer, and consulted for Domino’s Pizza in Paris, France. He is a published author in Forbes Agent & Broker Magazine.


With Mayhew’s impressive pedigree, he has always given back to the FSCC Greyhounds. “Rick Mayhew has gone above and beyond in his willingness to help the students of FSCC”, says Business Instructor, Deb Cummings. Richard has given FSCC students the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with Warren Buffett at no expense to them. FSCC students have attended sessions with Warren Buffett and his daughter.


“I have a feeling there are more accomplished graduates, but I doubt there are many who appreciate FSCC as much as I do. It was a formative time in my life, and it turned out that FSCC was the perfect place for me. I will always be grateful”, said Mayhew.


There will be a reception to honor Mr. Mayhew as this year’s Outstanding Alumni on May 1st at 11:00 a.m. in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center. There will also be a gathering in his honor on April 30th with the FSCC Board of Trustees. No business will be conducted at the get-together.