B Y PA U L A . A N T H O N Y PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEREMY ENL OW
Dr. Billy Curl (left) and Larry Bonner were recently on campus together for the first time since they were seniors in 1964.
he foyer is crowded, administrators and faculty pressing in on every side, adjusting robes, donning caps, making small-talk. But Dr. Billy Curl (’64) stands in front of a mirror in the Teague Special Events Center, fiddling with the tassel on his cap. He’s dressed in a black robe, the fabric barely covering all of his 6-foot, 2-inch frame, and as he smooths it down, the bustle around him seems far away. Curl takes stock of his appearance, and his tight smile of anticipation breaks into a laugh before he remarks: “This is my graduation year.” Strange words from a 70-year-old man who graduated