47th Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Texas Tech Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards — the highest honor bestowed by the Texas Tech Alumni Association and the University.

Jim Angle ’69
Chief National Correspondent, Fox News
Washington, D.C.

Steven G. Gamble, Ph.D. '67, '68, '76
President, Eastern New Mexico University System
Portales, N.M.

Judge T. John Ward '64
U.S District Judge (Retired), Eastern District of Texas
Longview, TX

Recipients will be honored at the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on March 28, 2014. The evening includes a reception, dinner and a program featuring a video biography highlighting the lives of those honored. Seating is limited, RSVP by March 21, 2014.

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Reserve your seat today!

About the Distinguished Alumni Awards

Since 1967, Texas Tech Alumni Association has been presenting the awards to the most prestigious graduates of Texas Tech University for their professional achievements, contributions to society and support of the university.

Past recipients have governed states, flown space missions, sung leading roles in the great opera houses of the world, served as CEO's and military commanders, won Olympic Gold Medals, and even performed heart surgery on celebrities such as Larry King and David Letterman.

Nominations are accepted year-round from members and friends of the Alumni Association, as well as Texas Tech University faculty and staff. Attendance at Texas Tech University is a requirement to be eligible for nomination, although receiving a degree is not compulsory. A committee comprised of alumni and university officials reviews the nomination materials and makes the final selections.

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Full Bios of 2014 Recipients

Jim Angle '69
Chief National Correspondent, Fox News Channel
Washington, D.C.

Jim Angle currently serves as chief national correspondent for Fox News Channel (FNC). He joined FNC in 1996 as a senior White House correspondent.

Most recently, Angle reported on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the 2013 immigration reform bill and President Obama's second inauguration in 2013 from Washington, D.C. During his tenure at FNC, he has provided coverage of major political news from Washington, including key issues such as social security, tax reform, energy, immigration and the economy within the Obama and Bush administrations. During the presidential election in 2000, he reported live from former Vice President Gore's headquarters in Nashville, Tenn. during the Florida recount process. He also traveled overseas with former President Bill Clinton and covered both his reelection in 1996 and impeachment trial in 1999.

Prior to joining FNC, Angle was a correspondent at CNN, where he covered politics and the economy. Before CNN, he reported on economic policy as a correspondent for ABC News, and contributed to "World News Tonight," "Nightline" and "Good Morning America." From 1990-1993, he anchored the popular national program "Marketplace," a daily half-hour show on money and business on NPR. He also spent seven years as NPR's senior White House correspondent, covering both the Reagan and Bush administrations.

Angle has received numerous awards and honors for his reporting. He was a recipient of the Merriman Smith Memorial Award, awarded by the White House Correspondents’ Association, for outstanding presidential news coverage for broadcast journalism in 2001 and 2003. Additionally, he has twice been honored with the "Excellence in Financial Journalism Award" for his reporting on economic issues on "Nightline" in 1994 and 1995. Renowned columnist Nat Hentoff praised Angle as "One of the most fair, incisive, and informed investigative reporters on the Washington scene."

Angle received his B.A. in political science from Texas Tech University and earned his M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

Steven G. Gamble, Ph.D. '67 '68 '76
President, Eastern New Mexico University System
Portales, N.M.

Education has been a lifelong passion for Steven G. Gamble, Ph.D. He currently serves as the ninth president of Eastern New Mexico University and is also president of the Eastern New Mexico University System. He holds the rank of professor of history at ENMU.

Gamble earned a Ph.D. in American History with a minor in American Literature from Texas Tech University in 1976. He a 1968 master’s degree in history in 1968 and a bachelor’s degree in history from Texas Tech in 1967. His area of study was—and still is—Texas history.

While a student at Texas Tech, Gamble was involved in intramural sports and Air Force ROTC. He also worked as a night manager of the Student Union Building pool room.

Before entering Texas Tech in the fall of 1964, Gamble had a strong educational background at Department of Defense schools in Guam, Alaska and Japan, as well as at Big Spring High School in Texas.

Gamble arrived in Portales on Aug. 1, 2001, after being president of Southern Arkansas University since 1992.

Since Gamble has been at ENMU, enrollment has grown approximately 63 percent. Enrollment in 2001was 3,585, and the university has had 12 consecutive years of increasing enrollment, culminating in a total of 5,856 in Fall 2013. In addition, since 2001, ENMU has obtained more than $127,000,000 for capital improvements to campus facilities. The condition of the school’s physical plant has been rated as the best of New Mexico’s universities.

The Eastern New Mexico University system consists of the main campus in Portales and campuses in Roswell and Ruidoso. The system offers a variety of associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. ENMU-Portales is the third largest university in the state. While at ENMU, Gamble has served on numerous state committees, including chair of the Articulation Committee and membership on the Formula Funding Task Force and New Mexico Computing Application Center Board.

Gamble was president of the Southern Arkansas University system from 1992 to 2001.  During his tenure there, he served as chair of the Arkansas Higher Education Council, Strategic Planning Committee and Productivity Committee, and as a member of the Technology Task Force and Executive Council.

Prior to becoming president of the SAU System, Dr. Gamble was the vice president of Academic Affairs at West Texas A&M University from 1987 to1992. He was an associate professor of history.

Gamble’s career began at Angelo State University, now part of the Texas Tech University System. From 1979 to 1986, he was director of admissions and assistant professor of history at Angelo State University.

From 1976 to 1979, he was an admissions officer at Texas Tech University. While in graduate school, from 1973 to 1976, he was a part-time instructor in the history department and an oral historian at Texas Tech.

Gamble served as a captain in the aircraft maintenance career field on active duty in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 and retired from the Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel in 1995. 

He has one son, Joseph Alford, and one grandson, Caulder.

Judge T. John Ward '64
U.S. District Judge (Retired), Eastern District of Texas
Longview, TX

The many friends of former Federal Judge T. John Ward have used words such as honorable, loyal, and hard-working to describe him, and those are the traits that have contributed to his success in the legal field.

Ward earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1964 from Texas Tech University before obtaining his J.D. from Baylor University School of Law in 1967.

Throughout his legal career, Ward has spent more than 31 years as a trial lawyer trying more than 250 cases to jury verdict. His current practice includes intellectual property litigation, mediation & arbitration, oil & gas law, and complex commercial litigation.

Throughout the course of his career, Ward has been a partner at several law firms, including Brown McCarroll & Oaks Hartline both in Houston and as the founder of the Longview office.  Currently, Ward is a partner with Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview, Texas.

In 1999, U.S. President Bill Clinton appointed Ward to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Texas.  Judge Ward served on the federal bench for 12 years, before returning to private practice in 2011. In addition to being licensed in Texas, he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas.

Ward is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and has served as a member of the Judicial Conference Committee on Court Administration and Court Management.  He is also  a  Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and was a Judicial Fellow during his years on the bench.  Ward currently is an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Fifth Circuit Bar Association and is a member of the Honorable T. John Ward American Inn of Court for East Texas, established in his honor in 2006.

Baylor University School of Law named Ward Baylor Lawyer of the Year in 2004. In 2009, he was recognized as Trial Judge of the Year by the Texas Chapters of American Board of Trial Advocates. This year, he was inducted into the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).

Beginning in college, Ward always found time for community service. While a student at Texas Tech, he was active in Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity and Phi Delta Theta social fraternity. He was a varsity cheerleader and was named Mr. Texas Tech in his senior year.

Today, Ward remains committed to the community. He serves on the Good Shepherd Health System Board of Directors. He has also served for many years on the Good Shepherd Health System Foundation Board of Directors and the Good Shepherd Medical Center Board of Trustees. In addition, he has served on the East Texas Literacy Council Advisory Board and is a ruling elder at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Longview.

Ward and his wife, Elizabeth "Cissy" Clark Ward, have three children, Susan Elizabeth Ward, Johnny Ward and David Ward and five grandchildren. Cissy served a six-year term on the Texas Tech University Board of Regents from 1991 to 1997.


Previous Award Recipients

2013 Recipients

Rear Adm. (Select) John D. Alexander ’82
Assistant Commander of Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4)
Millington, Tenn.

Alexander has had a long and distinguished career with the U.S. Navy. He is the assistant commander of Navy Personnel Command for Career Management (PERS-4). He has completed numerous sea duty assignments, most recently as commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

The Port Neches, Texas, native was commissioned in December 1982 through the Aviation Officer Candidate program, and designated a naval flight officer in November 1983. He graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering; King’s College, University of London, with a Master of Arts degree in Defense Studies; the Royal Naval Staff College Greenwich (UK); the U.S. Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program; the Joint Forces Staff College; and the Navy Executive Development Course from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Scott Pelley ’78
Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS Evening News and Correspondent for 60 Minutes
Darien, Conn.

Pelley is anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and a correspondent for the CBS news magazine “60 Minutes.”

Pelley began his journalism career long before he enrolled at Texas Tech. At age 15, the San Antonio, Texas, native worked as a copy boy at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal newspaper. He eventually worked at KSEL-TV in Lubbock, KXAS-TV in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth.

Pelley’s career with CBS began in 1989 in New York City. Pelley joined “60 Minutes” in 2004. Since then, half of all the major awards won by that broadcast were by Pelley’s team of producers, reporters, photographers and editors.

Robert J. Salem, M.D. FACS ’50
Chief Medical Officer Emeritus of Covenant Health and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock

West Texas native Robert J. Salem, M.D., FACS, is a noted general and vascular surgeon and researcher. He is currently chief medical officer emeritus of Covenant Health and clinical professor of surgery at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock.

While in medical school during the Korean War, he was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Air Force and served an internship at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver. His subsequent assignment was to a highly strategic Air Force hospital in Paris, France.

After discharge from the Air Force, his surgical training commenced in Houston under the tutelage of two of the most renowned cardiovascular surgeons of the 20th Century, Michael E. “Mike” DeBakey, M.D., and Denton A. Cooley, M.D.

After completing his residency, Salem returned to Lubbock to found SWAT Surgical Associates. He pioneered peripheral vascular surgery in West Texas and is renowned for his role in bringing heart surgery to the South Plains of Texas. In 1970, he developed the first open-heart surgical program at Methodist Hospital in Lubbock.

When the medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center opened, Salem became the first chairman of the Department of Surgery. He later began serving as clinical professor of surgery, a position he still holds.

Recipients will be honored Friday, March 22, 2013, at the Distinguished Alumni Award Ceremony in the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center. The evening includes a reception, dinner and a program featuring a video biography highlighting the lives of those honored.

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m.Tickets are $65 each. Tickets are available online.

2012 Recipients

Ginger Kerrick '91 '93
Flight Director, NASA Space Center
Houston, TX

Ginger Kerrick, the first person of Hispanic heritage to lead Mission Control, serves at the NASA Johnson Space Center as a flight director and has supported 13 International Space Station and five joint shuttle missions.

Leading a team of flight controllers, support personnel and engineering experts, a flight director has the overall responsibility to manage and carry out shuttle flights and station expeditions. Since the beginning of America’s space program, fewer than 90 people have served as NASA flight directors in the nearly 50 years of human spaceflight.

Kerrick earned both bachelor's ('91) and master’s ('93) degrees in physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech University. Her first permanent assignment was at Johnson Space Center in 1994 as a Materials Research Engineer. Kerrick was the first non-astronaut spacecraft communicator.

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Brian McCoy '75
President/CEO, McCoy’s Building Supply
San Marcos, TX

Brian McCoy is the president/CEO of McCoy’s Building Supply, a fourth-generation, family-owned supplier of building materials with stores in five states. Brian has been actively involved with McCoy’s since the age of 17 and has held various positions during the past 40 years.

Brian is also a partner in McCoy Remme Ranches, a cow-calf operation with land holdings in far West Texas. He serves on the boards of the Lumbermen's Association of Texas & Louisiana and Intimate Life Ministries. Additionally, Brian is president of the board of the McCoy College of Business Administration Development Foundation at Texas State University in San Marcos.

In 2005, McCoy and his wife, Wetonnah, were inducted into the Spur Society, an organization established to recognize donors who have given more than $1 million to the Texas Tech University System.

McCoy earned a bachelor's degree in finance in 1975 and was recognized as a Rawls College of Business Distinguished Alumnus in 2007.

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David Schmidly, Ph.D., '66 '68
Former President, Texas Tech University
Albuquerque, NM

David Schmidly is the 20th president of The University of New Mexico. As president, he is responsible for UNM campuses in Gallup, Los Alamos, Taos, Valencia, and Rio Rancho as well as at the UNM Health Sciences Center, which includes the nationally renowned UNM Cancer Center.

Schmidly led Oklahoma State University as its system CEO and president from 2002 to 2007. He was the 13th president of Texas Tech, serving from 2000-2002 after having served as vice president for research, graduate studies, and technology transfer, and as dean of the Graduate School.

Schmidly is an internationally respected researcher and scientific author and has been inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame for Science, Mathematics, and Technology, which recognizes individuals who have played a major role in significant scientific accomplishments.

Schmidly earned a bachelor’s ('66) and master’s ('68) degrees in zoology from the College of Arts & Sciences at Texas Tech University.

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2011

Brig. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. '84, Deputy Director of Operations, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base

Larry R. Byrd '57, Pesident and Partner of the All-Plastics Molding Inc.

Michael L. Gilbert, Ph.D., '80, President of Bayer Cotton Seed International

Kirk Lewis, Ed.D., '76, CEO of the Pasadena Independent School District

2010

Les Shepherd '83, Chief Architect of the U.S. General Services Admin.

James E. Skinner '74, Exec. V.P., COO & CFO of The Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

Bobby G. Waddle '55, U.S. Air Force & City of Desoto Mayor

2009

Douglas E. Barnhart '69, CEO of Makena Consulting Inc.

Larry D. Johnson '61, Founder, President and CEO of The Johnson Development Co.

Wyman Meinzer '74, Photographer and Author

2008

Jeff D. Morris '74, President and CEO of ALON USA

Dunia A. Shive '82, President and CEO of Belo Corp.

Dale V. Swinburn '65, Owner of Dale Swinburn Farms, Partner and Director of Windstar Inc.

2007

Angela Fick Braly '82, President & CEO, WellPoint

Royal Furgeson '64, U.S. District Judge

Richard Ligon '58, '60, Ranching and Business

2006

Dain M. Hancock '64, '66, Retired Business Executive, Lockheed Martin

Phil Price '67, President & CEO, the Price Group

Karen P. Tandy '74, '77, Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration

2005

Carey Hobbs, CEO and President, Hobbs Bonded Fibers

Sheryl Swoops, WNBA Player - Houston Comets

Alan B. White, Chairman and CEO, PlainsCapital Corp.

2004

Jerry S. Rawls, President and CEO, Finisar Corp.

James E. "Jim" Sowell, Chairman, Sowell and Co.

John B. Walker, Founder and CEO, EnerVest Management Partners Ltd.

2003

C. Moody Alexander, D.D.S., M.S. '54, Orthodontist and Professor

Maj. Gen. Robert T. Clark '70, Deputy Commanding General of the Fifth Army

Col. Rick D. Husband '80, Commander of the STS-107 Columbia, Honored Posthumously

2002

David P. Frazier '72, Founder and Former CEO, DF&R Corp.

Nelda Jo Price Koumalats '70, Historical Romance Author

Diane King Scovell '68, Volunteer Service, Banking & Ranching

2001

Harold M. Brannan, M.D., '53, President, South Texas Radiology Group

Susan Graham '83, Performer, Mezzo-Soprano

Gary R. Petersen '68, Co-founder and Partner, Encap Investments, L.C.

Bill R. Womble '60, Attorney, Thompson & Knight

2000

Robert L. Duncan '76, Texas State Senator, Partner, Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam

J. Rex Vardeman '61, Board of Directors, TriPoint Global

Gerald L. Woolam, M.D. '62, Physician, Lubbock Surgical Associates; President, American Cancer Society

1999

Dicky Grigg '70, Partner, Law Offices of Dicky Grigg

Andrew Sansom '68, Executive Director, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Ken Talkington, M.D. '61, Physician, Obstetrics and Gynecology

1998

Jimmie Ruth Wittenburg Evans '71, Community Volunteer, Agribusiness/Investments

Shirley L. Garrison '40, Agribusiness, Investments/Banking

Will D. Jarrett '58, Former President, Westward Communications

William M. "Bill" Sims '55, Former Texas State Senator, Rancher

1997

Charles Harper '55, President & CEO, Harper Perkins Architects

Robert A. Junell '69, Texas State Representative, and Attorney-Small, Craig & Werkenthin

Diane Phillips McGauley '69, Executive Director, The Family Place

Polk F. Robison '34, Retired TTU Athletic Director & Coach

1996

Scott G. Arbuckle '57, Chairman & CEO, Eljer Industries, Inc.

C. R. "Choc" Hutcheson '48, Oil Royalty Investments

O. Wayne Isom, M.D. '61, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center

1995

R. Guy Carter '28, Attorney, Retired; Carter, Jones, Magee, Rudberg & Mayes

Tom Craddick '65, Texas State Representative; Investor-Craddick Properties

Brig. Gen. Walter Burl Huffman '67, Assistant Judge Advocate General of the Army, the Pentagon

Judy Odom Sims '74, CEO and Co-Founder of Software Spectrum

1994

Bob L. Herd '57, Independent Oil & Gas Operator/Producer, Herd Producing Co., Inc.

Stephen J. "Tio" Kleberg '69, Vice President, Agribusiness, King Ranch

Jack W. McAninch, M.D. '58, Professor, University of California, Chief of Urology, San Francisco General Hospital

Helen verDuin Palit '78, Founder and President, America Harvest, Inc.

1993

E.R. "Dick" Brooks '61, Chairman, President and CEO, Central and South West Corp.

Dolores Hutto Carruth, M.D. '58, Neonatologist

R.D. "Don" Cash '66, Chairman, President and CEO, Questar Corp.

Joseph A. Stanley, Jr. '39, Investments and Civic Work

1992

Donald E. Ledwig '59, Executive Director, American Production & Inventory Control Society

John Field Scovell '68, Chairman and Director, Woodbine Development Corp.

R. Canon Clements '32, Retired Banking and Financial Executive

Ilah Coffee Merriman '57, Chief Executive Officer, Houston and Hawaii Offices of H&R Block

1991

J. Fred Bucy, Jr. '51, Retired President and CEO, Texas Instruments

James E. "Pete" Laney '65, Texas State Representative and Farmer

Billie Jean Stroehle Smith, M.D. '60, Director, University of Houston Student Health Center

Elizabeth M. Watson '71, Chief, Houston Police Department

1990

J. C. Chambers '54, CLU, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co.

James W. Lacy '49, Chairman of the Board, Lacy & Byrd

Rodrick L. Shaw '47, Lubbock County Judge

William B. Snyder '55, President, Chief Executive Officer, Government Employees Insurance Co.

1989

James L. Snyder '41, Rancher

J. Garland Threadgill '50, Retired Consulting Engineer

Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. '64, President and Chief Operating Officer, Southwestern Bell Corp.

Betty Clawson Wright '53, Betty Wright Investments

1988

Bob Bullock '55, Texas State Comptroller

T. Scott Hickman '57, Petroleum Consultant

Frances Mayhugh Holden '36, Historian-Writer, Cultural Leader

James L. "Rocky" Johnson '49, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer-GTE

Walter McDonald, Ph.D., '56, Poet and Paul Whitfield Horn Professor English, Texas Tech University

1987

Georgia Mae Ericson '36, Retired Dietitian and Food Service Manager, Now Stock Farmer, Mt Blanco Canyon

Robert L. Pfluger '51, Rancher

Floyd C. Rector, Jr., M.D., '50, Chief Renal Division, University of California Medical Center

Charles W. Stenholm '61, United States Congressman

1986

R.A. "Rob" Brown, Jr. '58, Rancher

Bill E. Collins '32, Retired Chairman of the Board, Hemphill-Wells

Jack H. Henry, M.D., '60, Orthopedic Surgeon

B.J. "Joe" Pevehouse '48, Adobe Oil & Gas Corp.

1985

Marion F. Baumgardner, pH.D. , '50, Director, Remote Sensing Applications, Agronomy Professor, Purdue University

Kent R. Hance '65, Law Partner, Firm of Boyd, Veigel and Hance

Arch G. Lamb '39, Retired, Farm Management and Investments

Gerald R. Seemann, M.D., '59, Vice President and General Manager, Developmental Sciences, Lear Siegler, Inc.

1984

Clint Formby '49, President of Formby Group Radio Stations

J. L. Gulley, Jr. '49, Independent Oil Producer & Geologist

Charles L. Harris, Jr. '47, Vice President, Mfg. Bed Products Division, WestPoint Pepperell

Robert J. Lewis '49, Retired, Chairman of the Board, United States Bank

1983

R.G. "Wick"Alexander, D.D.S., '58, Orthodontist

W.K. "Bill" Barnett '44, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive , First National Bank

Frank M. Burke, Jr. '60, National Director, Energy & Natural Resources Practice, Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.

Virginia Hufstedler Love, Ph.D., '32, Retired, Austin College

1982

Anna Belle Collier '29, Retired Banking Executive

Alex K. Cooke '47, Chairman of the Board, Fields & Co.

Katherine L. Rodgers, M.D., '55, Pediatrician

Allan J. Tomlinson, Jr. '54, President and Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Shamrock Corp.

1981

Malouf Abraham '34, Malouf Abraham, Inc.

Jean McLaughlin Kahle '44, Philanthropist

Wendell Mayes, Jr. '49, President, KNOW-AM & KCSW

W.B. "dub" Rushing, '32, Private Investments

1980

Camille G. Bell, Ph.D., '42, Chairperson, Home Economics Education, Texas Tech University

H. P. Bezner '49, Drilling Manager, South Texas Division, Exxon Co.

Ray Butler '49, President, Harkins & Company Oil & Gas-Drilling and Producing

Elmer L. Tarbox '39, Retired Businessman, Former State Representative, Founder Elmer's Weights, Inc.

1979

C. Robert Black '58, President and General Manager, Texaco Iran, Ltd.

Roy Butler '49, President, Noble Affiliates, Inc.

Scott M. Grundy, M.D., '55, Chief, Metabolic Section, VA Hospital in California

Mina W. Lamb, Ph.D., '32, Prof Emeritus, College of Home Economics, Texas Tech University

1978

Alvin R. Allison '39, Attorney

John J. Hinchey, M.D.,'36, Orthopedic Surgeon

Berl M. Springer, '43, President and Chief Operating Officer, SPS

Robert C. Jordan '41, Chief Financial Officer, New England Life Insurance

1977

Lauro F. Cavazos, Ph.D., '49, Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine

Manuel DeBusk '33, Attorney and Businessman

Marshall Formby '32, Attorney and Businessman

Hon. John C. White '46, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1976

Maj. Gen. Richard E. Cavazos '51, Director, Inter-American Region Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense International Security Affairs

Howard H. Hinson '34, President & Chief Executive Office, Texas Pacific Oil Co., Inc.

Dysart E. Holcomb, Ph.D., '34, Vice President Research & Development Pennzoil Co.

Ewell L. Hunt, M.D., '29, Physician and Surgeon

1975

Arthur W. Busch '50, Vice-President Environmental Affairs, Southwest Research Institute

R. Trent Campbell '32, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Mosher Steel Co.

J. Doyle Settle '33, Chairman of the Board, Setco Glove Award Corp.

Wilmer Smith '37, Nationally-Known Agricultural Leader

1974

Joe B. Alford '39, Executive Director, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers

John R. Bradford, Ph.D., '42, Dean College of Engineering, Texas Tech University

Judge James G. Denton '38, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court

William M. Pearce, Ph.D., '35, President, Texas Wesleyan College

1973

Earnest F. Gloyna, Ph.D., '42, Dean of Engineering, University of Texas

Rilla C. Lovell '40, Business Education Consultant, San Diego City Schools

Bevington A. Reed, Ph.D., '48, Texas Commissioner of Higher Education

Charles W. Wooldridge '30, Chairman of the Board, Texas Power and Light Company

1972

Maj. Gen. Ross Ayers '33, Adjutant General for Texas

Charles H. Feltz '40, Vice President, North American Rockwell Corp.

Don Maddox '34, President, Textiles, Inc.

Lola Smith '39, Former President, National Extension Homemakers Council

1971

John R. Bertrand, Ph.D., '40, President, Berry College

George W. Burnett, D.D.S., '37, Associate Dean, School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia

C.A. Cash '35, President, Diamond Shamrock Corp.

Charles Bates Thornton '35, Chairman of the Board, Litton Industries

1970

Rear Adm. Felix P. Ballenger '34, Commanding Officer, National Naval Medical Center

Charles A. Bucks '48, Senior Vice President, Continental Airlines

W. Austin Davis '36, V ice-President, North American Rockwell Corp.

Demetrio B. Lakas '53, President, Republic of Panama

1969

Governor Preston E. Smith '34, Governor of Texas

Ima Smith '33, First Lady of Texas

1968

Waggoner Carr '40, Former Attorney General of Texas

Rear Adm. Donald D. Chapman '39, Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Navy

Porter Parris '38, Vice-President, Hilton Hotel Corp.

Dan Thornton '32, Former Governor of Colorado

1967

William W. Akers, Ph.D., '43, Educator and Researcher

Jack F. Maddox '29, Business and Civic Leader

Fred H. Moore '30, Industrial and Business Executive

Jack Tippit '47, Cartoonist and Professional Leader