From fundraising dinners to bake sales to cookbooks for a cause, one woman tirelessly worked to support the students of York College for more than 50 years: Johnnie Conway.

Though diminutive in stature, “Miss Johnnie” is a giant in eyes of many at YC. She started the Helping Hands for York College (women’s auxiliary group) chapter in Bellevue, Nebraska, in the mid-60s. For the next 50 years, she served in various capacities, including many years as chapter president. 

Since Miss Johnnie founded it, the Bellevue Helping Hands chapter has given close to $50,000 to York College to benefit students. 

Miss Johnnie, age 96, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  You can see her obituary here. York College is forever grateful to Miss Johnnie and all of the women of the Bellevue chapter of Helping Hands for their decades of blessing students, one banana pudding (Conway's signature dish) at a time.