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Gibson Named 2014 Distinguished Alumni

June 4, 2014

The Plymouth High School Alumni Association is proud to announce that the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Mr. Dave Gibson on Friday, June 20th at the annual PHS Alumni Association dinner at Christo’s Banquet Center in Plymouth.

Mr. Gibson graduated from PHS with the Class of 1960 and went on to earn a B.S. in Business from Indiana University in 1964 and a MBA in 1965.  In 1966 Mr. Gibson became a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps where he served in Yokohama, Japan.  Upon returning to Plymouth in 1970, Dave joined Gibson Insurance Agency, Inc.   Today Gibson has over 100 employees and is among the top 100 independently owned insurance agencies in the United States.  Active in the industry, Gibson served as President of the Independent Agents of Indiana. 

Mr. Gibson’s community involvement includes organizations such as President of the Ancilla College Board of Trustees, President of the Marshall County Community Foundation, and the Boys Scouts of America.  Dave himself received the Eagle Scout Award in 1956 and later received the Silver Beaver in 1996 and Soaring Eagle Award in 2012. 

Locally, Mr. Gibson served as a Trustee with Holy Cross Parkview Hospital.  He was President of the United Way of Marshall County in 1977.  From 1978 to 1983, Dave was Director of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.  He served as Director of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.  He also served as Director of the Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation (PIDCO), Plymouth Jaycees Treasurer, and President of the Plymouth Optimist Club in 1978.

Mr. Gibson has served on Bloomington’s Indiana University Alumni Association Executive Board along with the Indiana University National Varsity Club as its Director and President. 

Dave and Ginny have two children; Gayle and Cameron, also graduates of Plymouth High School, and three grandchildren. 

Alumni dinner tickets can still be purchased for $25.00 per person from a variety of location in Plymouth: WTCA-AM 1050, Treats Squire Shop, Yoder’s Sports Center, Plymouth High School and the Plymouth School corporation office. 

Questions on the Alumni Banquet can be directed to Kelsey Chipman Flynn (’78) at 574-274-7200 or email  

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