NECC Names Sehi, Two Others for ‘Hall of Success’

The Northeast Community College Board of Governors and campus community honored three individuals recently for career success and achievement following graduation.
Bryan Reichmuth, Humphrey, James “Jim” Sehi, Ft. Collins, Colo., and the late Lieutenant Commander Ernest H. Gleim were inducted in to Northeast’s Hall of Success.  The Hall of Success is awarded to individuals for achieving significant professional success, exhibiting exemplary citizenship qualities, or making significant contributions to their communities and/or community affairs.
Reichmuth earned an associate of applied science degree in agribusiness from then-Northeast Technical Community College in 1981.  He also played basketball for the Northeast Hawks.  After graduation, he worked at Farmers Co-op Association in Lindsay.  After a long career at Farmers Co-Ops and Central Valley Ag Cooperative, he is now senior vice president of grain and feed processing at Central Valley Ag.  He is a licensed commodity broker holding a Series 3 and 30 brokerage license. He led the development of the ProEdge Commodity Risk Management program that provides Nebraska producers marketing assistance for their farming operations.   He coaches girls’ basketball at Humphrey St. Francis High School, serves on the school board, and is active with the Nebraska Cooperative Council Association, High School Rodeo Association, 4-H, and his church.
Reichmuth and his wife, Lori, have four children and three grandchildren.
James “Jim” Sehi  graduated from then-Northeast Technical Community College in 1987 with an associate of applied science degree in data processing/computer programming.  He earned a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in computer information systems from Colorado State University College of Business.
He currently serves as the Information Technology Director for the Business Systems Group at JBS USA. According to its website, JBS is the largest animal protein processor in the world with 140 production facilities worldwide and over 120,000 employees.
Sehi manages a team of over 50 people representing the JBS USA SAP Core Competency Center and business systems support.  While in this position, he served as the information technology lead and multi-shore project manager to standardize all North American, Australian, New Zealand, and Tasmanian operations into a single SAP platform supporting approximately 7,000 users.
He is active in the Ft. Collins Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and the Ft. Collins Soccer Club.  He is a member of the Colorado State University College of Business CIS Advisory Board, an advocate in the SAP University Alliance program, and routinely presents to students at Colorado State University and ASUG events. Sehi and his wife, Debra, have two daughters.
The late Lt. Commander Ernest H. Gleim grew up in Polk and graduated from Norfolk Junior College (NJC) in 1951 where he studied agriculture. He was involved in NJC sports and extracurricular activities, including serving as president of his graduating class.
After graduation, he entered the Naval Cadet program, received his pilot’s wings, and was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy.  In 1956, he became an instructor in the P2V aircraft used for anti-submarine patrol.
He was inducted into the Fraternity of Salt Mine Chippers Society in 1958 after a successful period of training other pilots. He later earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Nebraska.
In 1960, he was selected to go to Naval Intelligence in Washington D.C. and later served as Intelligence Officer aboard aircraft carriers. While stationed in Korea from 1962-1963, he flew a twin-engine aircraft and was awarded a special commendation from the Korean Minister of Defense.
Lt. Commander Gleim was described by his nominator as an exceptional naval officer and pilot specializing in intelligence and anti-submarine patrol. “He excelled in a very challenging squadron, with shipboard and overseas staff assignments and was being groomed for squadron command when he and his crew perished in the Pacific Ocean in 1966 due to mechanical failure,” his nominator wrote.
He and his wife, Dorothy Gleim Claussen, now of Lincoln, had three sons, all graduates of the University of Nebraska.