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Inside Schreiner President’s Perspective b y D r . T im S ummer l i n We are blessed at Schreiner with an attractive Hill Country setting, and we are further blessed by sound facilities with basic architectural consistency laid out by a reasonable plan. Each year we have allocated funds to improve our site. In one year, it might be simply a matter of planting new trees. In another, it might be to create a new place for students to gather outdoors. These changes improve campus aesthetics, but they also have a practical purpose. All of us know how strong visual appeal can be. One of my daughters admitted that her college selection was made when we first drove on to that campus. Of course, she was well disposed to the college from previous literature, but that first impression sealed the deal. I hear much the same from many students who select Schreiner as well. As we studied our University’s future, it became apparent to us that it was time for annual improvements to give way to a more comprehensive plan for the campus. That conviction led us to extend a request for proposals to several planning and landscaping architects, then to conduct interviews and finally to select Terra Design as the firm best suited to work with us to develop a campus master plan. What does such a plan include? We can begin with the impression made by the campus entrance and its perimeter. Certainly pedestrian flow and gathering places are important, as well as vehicular movement and continued on page 3



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Schreiner Honors Alumni Schreiner University has named Royce Faulkner ’49 as Distinguished Alumnus, and elected Stephanie Gamble ’90 and Rogers Douglas ’52 to the Athletic Hall of Honor. The Schreiner Former Students Association awarded the Distinguished Service Award to Jerry Marshall ’52. The Distinguished Alumnus award honors former Schreiner students who have achieved a conspicuous level of achievement in their careers. Members of the Athletic Hall of Honor are outstanding former student athletes and coaches. Recipients of both awards are held to be persons of high ethical standards, integrity and ability. The Distinguished Service Award honors the work and effort of former students who have played a significant role in the work of the Schreiner Former Students Association. Marshall is only the third person to receive this award. Distinguished Alumnus Royce Faulkner ’49 used his time at Schreiner University as a springboard into an amazingly successful professional life. “When I graduated from Austin High School in 1947, I was not academically prepared to pursue higher education,” said Faulkner. “Schreiner University (Schreiner Institute, at that time) became my academic foundation enabling me to pursue my lifetime goal of becoming a civil engineer. I earned my B.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of

Texas at Austin in 1952. I used my two years at Schreiner to improve my study habits and time allocation skills that led to the completion of the courses needed to obtain a degree. For the academic and life skills preparation at Schreiner, I have always been thankful.” He founded Faulkner Construction Company in 1962 and watched as that company became a leader in the Texas construction market. With the formation of affiliate companies, the Faulkner Group of Companies expanded to become a major player in almost every aspect of the construction industry. “My three brothers and I grew up watching our father work as a contractor, and I think we always knew that we, too, would pursue careers in the construction industry,” Faulkner said. “My three brothers and I all earned civil engineering degrees from the University of Texas; the only four brothers to do so. We also established the Faulkner Brothers Endowed Scholarship for UT Austin Civil Engineering Students.” Faulkner has actively sought to improve the Austin community through his service and participation in many organizations, both professional and civic. He has been particularly active in the support and promotion of educational programs for young people, especially in efforts to teach technical and engineering skills. He was a founding board member of the Crime Prevention Institute, an organization devoted to providing job skills to detainees in Texas correctional institutions and to prevent recidivism by equipping continued on page 2

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