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A pilot combined his love of the sky with photography to create Swing Wing Productions, aerial photography like you’ve never seen.
A scholarship ensured that Gabriel Flores received a college degree, now he’s returning the favor.
Matt and Paige Miller Shoberg build special homes with extra care.
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MAKING A HOUSE A HOME
DEPARTMENTS FOR YOUR INFORMATION 6 // THROUGH THE ARCHES 8 // SPORTS 30 // ASSOCIATION NEWS 44 // ALUMNI NEWS 52 // STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 68
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I was certainly surprised to see the photo from the 1963 “La Ventana” on page 40 of the July/August 2013 issue of the Texas Techsan captioned “A Glimpse at Texas Tech’s Heritage.” I was the rider on the horse that was a Quarter Horse stallion owned by Tech. Unfortunately, I do not remember the name of the young lady but believe that she was a student in the Home Economics Department. Of course, I do not know the fate of the VW Karmann Ghia, but it is nice to think that it could be the one restored by John Dugan and pictured with his letter to the editor in the January/February issue of the Texas Techsan. I was horse herdsman and cared for the horse in the photo and more or less 25 other horses kept by the Animal Science Department for teaching purposes.The horse barn was located on campus at that time on the corner of 15th Street at Flint Avenue that is now the site of the Media & Communications Center. I was also the Red Raider (aka Masked Rider) for the 1962–63 year. The photo was taken in a pasture owned by Tech along 4th Street west of the current Texas Tech Parkway, which of course did not exist in 1963. I no longer have horses, but get my “horse fix” as a volunteer at SIRE, Houston’s Therapeutic Equestrian Center. I am currently working with a young man with paraplegia whose parents are both graduates of Tech. Sincerely, Bill Durfey, BS ’63, MS ’68 Houston, Texas
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Highs and Lows A FEW YEA RS ago, Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, under the leadership of Ethan Logan, Ph.D., initiated a series of recruiting events titled the Texas Tech Raider Road Show. These events are scheduled in most of Texas’ larger metropolitan areas, and the crowds have become “sellout size.” Staff members representing each academic college, along with departments such as financial aid, housing, student life, Honors College and the Parents Association, are present to explain the many benefits of being a student at Texas Tech. The Texas Tech Alumni Association also mans a table with local volunteers to promote their local scholarship program and to recruit parents who have children interested in becoming Red Raiders. Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D., and other campus administrators and deans are on hand to greet the parents, students and alumni. The events are in first-class hotels and fashionably decorated in red and black. Jim Douglass, associate vice president of Texas Tech Alumni Association, says, “The success of these Road Shows is playing a large part in Tech’s goal of 40,000 students by the year 2020. But more important than reaching that goal, these recruiting events are bringing the message of what is really special about Texas Tech University. Thanks to the unified effort of our university administration and many campus departments, that message is being delivered loud and clear.”
Lawrence Schovanec, Ph.D., as Texas Tech’s new provost was welcome news and hardly a surprise. The surprise was that Tech had to conduct a “national” search before he was selected. He served as interim president prior to the selection of M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D., as the new president on June 1, 2013. I thought Schovanec did a wonderful job as interim president. He didn’t act as though he was an interim appointment. He took charge immediately. He carried on the recruiting visits around the state that were started by Guy Bailey, Ph.D. He demonstrated a real passion for Texas Tech.
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His background as a department chair and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences enabled him to deal effectively with the academic affairs of the university. He placed strong emphasis on the further development of research and graduate programs. I think he was well liked and respected by his peers on the campus. He was also visible at just about every event that took place on the campus while he was interim president. He will be a great asset to President Nellis and Texas Tech as our permanent provost. I T WA S P R E T T Y obvious that Kliff Kingsbury had his team well prepared to play Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl. It reminded me of the 2004 Holiday Bowl when quarterback Sonny Cumbie led the Red Raiders to a shocking upset of the Aaron Rodgers-led California Bears, the fourth-ranked team in the country. The two TV announcers kept remarking that Arizona State’s defense had no answers to Tech’s offense led by quarterback Davis Webb. It bodes well for the future of Texas Tech football.
you know, two quarterbacks from last fall have left the football program. You would think that Baker Mayfield would have at least thanked Kliff Kingsbury for giving him the opportunity to play when it doesn’t appear that anyone else had offered him that opportunity. I think most fans hated to see Michael Brewer leave but could understand why. I know Michael and wish him the very best.
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am too much old school, but I think athletes open their mouths too much today. Give me the Wes Welker types, who do their job and keep their mouths shut. Their record didn’t show it, but the Texas Tech men’s basketball team was much improved over the previous few years. It is obvious that Coach Tubby Smith can coach, and it has made a difference. The players seem to like and respect him and have played hard against teams with superior talent. Recruiting will be the key but all indications are that this program is on the way up. The women’s team had a horrible year. I don’t think anyone blames new Coach Candi Whitaker. She took over after the recruiting season was over when Kristi Curry left to go to Alabama.The program has a void of talent, and it will take some major recruiting by Whitaker to become competitive. On the surface, Curry’s record was decent, 130-98. However, her Big 12 record was dismal, 46-70. In her seven years, her teams only finished higher than seventh one time and she only was able to make the NCAA playoffs one time. In the process the fan base has badly diminished. Whitaker has her work cut out for her, and it will not happen overnight. Hopefully, she can to bring the program back with several solid recruiting years.
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TEXAS TECH CHANCELLOR KENT HANCE HAS SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH TECH’S BOARD OF REGENTS
TEXAS TECH RAWLS COLLEGE OF BUSINESS UNVEILED STEM MBA, A NEW MASTER’S PROGRAM THAT IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN TEXAS. THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON STEM COMPETENCIES STUDENTS NEED TO
FINALIZING HIS NEW ROLE AS CHANCELLOR EMERITUS. He will continue to serve as chan-
cellor until the board selects a successor. Until then, Hance will still receive his current annual salary of about $420,000 and be accountable to the Board of Regents. Under the contract that took effect Jan. 1, Hance will serve as chancellor emeritus for three years following the hiring of the new chancellor. During that time, he will report directly to the new chancellor, as well as perform duties as a tenured faculty member. He will keep an office and be provided with an executive assistant and at least one student intern. He will receive an annual salary of $240,000. Hance, who became chancellor in 2006, is the longest serving chancellor in Texas Tech’s history.
MOVE FORWARD IN THEIR CAREERS. The one-year program is designed to help STEM students increase their marketability and gain leadership and insights needed to succeed in the business world. The Rawls program is the first in Texas and one of only a handful in the country. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and refers to curriculum adopted by certain schools to improve competitiveness in those four areas.
THE BOB L. HERD DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM ENGINEERING WITHIN THE EDWARD E. WHITACRE JR. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CELEBRATED THE COMPLETION OF ITS NEW $22.8 MILLION RESEARCH FACILITY WITH A RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY ON FEB. 27.
Funded entirely by industry and private contributions, the Terry Fuller Petroleum Engineering Research Building is named in recognition of lead benefactors and Texas Tech University graduates, Terry and Linda Fuller of Frisco, Texas, following a long-standing practice of honoring donors who contribute more than half the construction costs of a new building. The new building houses 42,000-square feet of modern classroom and research space, and sets the national benchmark for petroleum educational facilities.
Some of the highlights of the modern facilities include smart classrooms, state-of-the-art integrated research and teaching laboratories, and collaborative student study areas, which will keep Texas Tech students and faculty on the leading edge of petroleum engineering techniques and innovations. Additionally, the increased space of the building will accommodate anticipated departmental growth for years to come. The new Bob L. Herd Department of Petroleum Engineering building will be featured in an upcoming issue of the Texas Techsan magazine.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY RECEIVED A $19.3 MILLION CONTRIBUTION FROM BAYER CROPSCIENCE ON JAN. 23. The gift qualified for a match from the Texas Research Incentive Program, which brings the total to $38.6 million contribution, which is the largest of its kind in Tech history. The funds will benefit programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources and will fund research in the Department of Plant & Soil Sciences.
BY J E N N I F E R R ITZ THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE OFFERS A CERTIFICATION IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION. The program offers
three major areas of faculty interest in the Historic Preservation program: architecture history and theory; preservation; and preservation technology. The Historic Preservation program consists of 36 hours of course work covering the concepts, principles and techniques of architecture preservation, history and documentation. In addition to course work, students are required to write a thesis. A minor or certificate of specialization can be obtained by graduate students in other programs by taking the 15 hours of core courses in the Historic Preservation program. Students enrich their knowledge and experience by participating in on-site research across and professional internships.
C.F. Doan and Co.: One example of the hands-on projects in which architecture students participate is Doan’s Crossing, pictured above and at right. Elizabeth Louden, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the master of science in architecture, as well as the Historic Preservation Specialization Program. She and her students, on Jan. 30, 2014, traveled to Wilbarger County, at the invitation of County Judge Greg Tyra, to contribute analysis and documentation of the oldest remaining site in Wilbarger County, Doan’s Crossing. The class used the Leica C10 3D laser scanner to record the building and site while also analyzing the site and structure conditions. The documentation and analysis was given to the county to assist in their stabilization and conservation of the site. Doan’s Crossing was a supply store located at a strategic point along the Red River where cowboys crossed with herds of cattle on the way to Dodge City, Kan. Operated by Corwin F. Doan and his uncle, Jonathan Doan, it was the last store on the Western Trail before travelers hit the Indian Territory. The store, C.F. Doan and Co., has records that estimate the number of cattle that passed by the store in 1879 to be 100,000. In 1885 the Fort Worth and Denver Railroad built tracks south of Doan’s Crossing, and other towns became shipping points for cattle. Some information taken from the writings of Henry Chenoweth via http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/tx/doanscrossing.html
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TEXAS TECH HAD RECORD SPRING ENROLLMENT, WITH 30,884 STUDENTS ENROLLED FOR THE SPRING SEMESTER. THIS WAS THE LARGEST SPRING ENROLLMENT IN THE UNIVERSITY’S HISTORY. THE TOTAL BEATS LAST YEAR’S RECORD OF 30,399 STUDENTS. THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW THAT SPRING FIGURES BROKE 30,000 STUDENTS. THERE WERE 24,888 UNDERGRADUATE AND 5,976 GRADUATE STUDENTS ENROLLED LAST SPRING. ENROLLMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY HAS GROWN 27 PERCENT IN THE LAST DECADE. IN SEPTEMBER 2013, TECH ANNOUNCED A FALL ENROLLMENT OF 33,111.
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY PALEONTOLOGISTS HAVE DISCOVERED A NEW TRIASSIC SWAMP MONSTER, A TYPE OF PHYTOSAUR SIMILAR TO PRESENT DAY CROCODILES. Researchers discovered fossilized skulls on a ranch near Post, Texas. The skulls were unearthed in an area that scientists believe was an ancient oxbow lake that was created by a flooded river—estimates are that the skulls are 205 million years old. The first skull discovered belonged to a female phytosaur, and about 40 yards away, the skull of a larger male was identified. The skulls were the only remaining pieces of the creature’s skeletons. The phytosaurs were determined to be a new species of the Triassic-age monster, dubbed Machaeroprosopus lottorum, after the Lott family who owns the ranch on which the remains were discovered. Texas Tech paleontologists deduced that, while West Texas is dry and dusty today, the landscape looked more like a swampy tropical rainforest during the Triassic period. Judging by the female’s skull size, which is more than three feet in length, it is guessed that she would have measured 16 to 17 feet in length from nose to tail tip. The male would have measured about 17 to 18 feet. Their thin jaws suggested they hunted mainly fish as opposed to big prey.
TEXAS TECH HAS ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH TWO UNIVERSITIES, THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA AND MINGDAO UNIVERSITY. TEXAS TECH PRESIDENT M. DUANE NELLIS SIGNED A LETTER OF INTENT ON NOV. 19 WITH RECTOR CARLOS NZE NSUGA OF NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA TO ESTABLISH FUTURE COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE TWO INSTITUTIONS. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea
is an emerging energy power in Sub-Saharan Africa, having quickly risen in several years to become Africa’s third-largest producer of oil. The National University of Equatorial Guinea is in Malabo, Bioko Island, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, a small country located on the western coast of central Africa. Texas Tech University System Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Joseph C. Rallo and Texas Tech University President M. Duane Nellis signed agreements with Da-Yung Want, chancellor of MingDao University. Both agreements encourage students to participate in international exchange programs. The program-toprogram articulation agreement enables MingDao students, who have finished their first two years in Taiwan, to complete their bachelor’s degree at Texas Tech in programs focused in engineering and agriculture, among other disciplines to be determined. MingDao is a private university located in Pitou, Changhua, Taiwan. It was founded in 2001 and specializes in sustainable energy and organic agriculture. There are plans for Angelo State University to establish a partnership with MingDao as well.
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By Jennifer Ritz
A LONG-TIME LOVE FOR TEXAS TECH AND WEST TEXAS LED ALUMNA JEANNE GUERRA ’72 TO COMPOSE A NOVEL, “MY SECOND WIND,” THAT’S SET ON CAMPUS.
Guerra grew up in Richardson and has lived most of her adult life in Dallas. She earned her degree in education and art, but her career has spanned the spectrum of education and public relations. She taught English, created and published a community newspaper in Dallas and worked for The Dallas Morning News, where she produced an award-winning in-house magazine. She also worked for numerous school districts directing their communications efforts and handling crisis management. “Even though I lived in Dallas, I had always said I wanted to go back and work at Texas Tech,” says Guerra, who fulfilled that dream when, in 2007-2008, she was the director of marketing and communications at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Her husband stayed in Dallas while Guerra worked at Tech for a year and a half. She returned to Dallas in 2008. She retired so that she could write full-time. Published in 2013, Guerra’s first book, “Softly As I Leave You,” chronicles the life of Shayne Ann Kohout, who received her BA in English in 1999, a young woman who committed suicide at the age of 33, leaving behind a bereft, confused and sometimes-angry family. Using journals Shayne began keeping as a teenager, Geurra pieced together a touching and heart-wrenching novel chronicling the aftermath of suicide and depression. For her second work, Guerra in 2008 created a blog that followed the life of the fictional Maggie Grant. She enjoyed the experience so much, she chose to refine her work and publish a full-length novel. Author Jeanne Guerra Nobody moves to Lubbock on purpose. Except Maggie Grant. Widowed after a 30-year traditional marriage in Dallas, Maggie moves to West Texas for a new job as director of communications and marketing at her beloved alma mater, Texas Tech University. Her life becomes one adventure, one crisis after another as she faces an unscrupulous boss who appears to be deliberately sabotaging her work. Mix in suspicious and deadly fires at the university, murder and mystery that she alone can solve—can her friendships and faith sustain her through heartache, grief, deception and danger? Nationwide audiences will get a close-up and in-depth view of today’s West Texas that will forever erase any preconceived prejudices of a barren beige land and populace. Texas Tech University and Lubbock come alive in the depictions of time-honored traditions—Red Raider football, Saddle Tramps, Carol of Lights, Fourth on Broadway, eclectic student haunts and surrounding cotton fields. A fun romantic murder mystery that keeps you laughing, crying and guessing. “My Second Wind” is available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle
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TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT
Algal blooms are lethal to many fish, as seen in this photo of a Texas reservoir.
Dairy Barn and Silo
TEXAS TECH RESEARCHERS WERE PART OF A GROUP THAT DETERMINED THE CAUSES OF TOXIC GOLDEN ALGAL BLOOMS IN TEXAS RESERVOIRS. Texas Tech, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department,
The Wildlife Management Institute and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service all took part in a study about the causes of golden algal blooms, which can produce toxins lethal to aquatic animals and cause ecological and environmental damage. Understanding how algal blooms are caused and spread can help resource managers prevent future occurrences. The first toxic bloom in North America occurred in Texasâ€™ Pecos River in 1985. Blooms are now common in five river basins in west and central Texas as well as in 22 other states. The study concluded that, in the past, golden algal blooms spread because of human or natural introductions. However, findings suggest that dry conditions could also play a role in future bloom events. Scientists looked at reservoir water quality variables associated with golden algal habitat and toxic blooms since 2001 at 12 reservoirs from two major Texas basins, which include the Brazos and Colorado Rivers. Results identify several water quality variables that appear necessary for the occurrence of golden algal blooms. High levels of salinity, sulfate and chloride were found to have the greatest influence on golden algal distribution and bloom formation in inland waters. A rise in temperatures and change in precipitation patterns, such as drought, can lead to higher salinity levels. Also, higher temperatures leads to greater water evaporation from reservoirs, which can create higher salinity levels.
A RIBBON CUTTING WAS HELD IN THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING IN JANUARY FOR THE STARS AND STRIPES MILITARY, VETERAN AND FAMILY LOUNGE. LOCATED IN THE BASEMENT OF THE SUB, THE ROOM PROVIDES A QUIET GATHERING PLACE FOR THE 1,700 VETERANS WHO CURRENTLY ATTEND TEXAS TECH. TEXAS TECH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED A MILITARY FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY FOR FIVE CONSECUTIVE YEARS BY GI JOBS MAGAZINE.
In January, several areas began undergoing a $2.5 million Campus Beautification Project. The three areas improved are the Broadway Entrance, Memorial Circle and the historic Dairy Barn. An anonymous donor provided 160 trees, and some existing trees from the Broadway Entrance will be transplanted to the grassy area surrounding the Dairy Barn. All of the trees planted around the Dairy Barn will be strategically placed to form shaded groves over the walkways. A cafĂŠ area and extra seating were included in the additions to the exterior of the Dairy Barn, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992. Included in the beautification project are improved walkways, watering systems and lighting at all three locations.
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There’s no better place to fall in love with the sky than West Texas. It hit Kris Barton when he was a tiny boy, roaming the red sandy
farmland around his home. He’d gaze at the endless expanse above, often observing small yellow planes swoop down, graze the earth, then shoot back into the blue. It made his heart soar. A couple decades later, he combined his affection for wide open spaces and aircraft, and created a remarkable pint-sized helicopter that can capture a bird’s-eye view of the landscape below—or what Kris calls “Images with Altitude.” For as long as he can recall, Kris Barton has been awestruck by flight. “I loved watching crop dusters fly over the fields from my backyard,” says Kris, who grew up in Springlake-Earth, where generations of his family have farmed and ginned cotton at the family’s Barton Brothers Gin in Earth, Texas. Earth lies about 65 miles northeast of Lubbock. From the time he was a small child, Kris says he was quizzing crop dusters about their jobs. For many years, he thought that’s what he’d do for a living. “One time, when I was really young, I heard a crop duster near the house,” Kris says, laughing at the memory. “I ran outside and into the field he was spraying and ran along behind him, trying to keep up. I was so excited to have been so close.” Kris returned to the house, out of breath, beaming, and coated in the “dust” dropped by the plane. His parents failed to share in his jubilation. “I was in big trouble,” he says with an impish grin. While he was too young to fly, Kris spent as much time as he could around pilots and planes. When he was 8 he began building his own remote controlled airplanes and helicopters. By the time he was in 8th grade, he was working for a crop dusting business. He devoured anything and everything he could in preparation for becoming a pilot—every decision he made was geared toward earning that license. Kris chose Texas Tech because, he says, he’s a third generation Red Raider. “My entire family went to Tech. My dad ran track for Tech and my granddad played basketball for Tech. There was no question that’s where I was going, too.” He enrolled in the fall of 2001 as a business major, and by 2005 he was enrolled in flight school and worked full-time at Lubbock International Airport. He completed flight school in 2007. He then returned to fly private planes and as the contract fuel manager for Lubbock Aero, a fixed base operator—or FBO—located at the Lubbock airport. He had fulfilled his life-long dream of being a pilot, but with his high energy level, he couldn’t leave it at that.
Kris became so adept at constructing and flying remote-controlled aircraft that he won many RC-aerobatic competitions while he was attending Texas Tech. He has built five birds for Swing Wing Productions, and while he’s made them almost foolproof, Kris says he won’t fly the helicopter when the wind is above 20 miles an hour, and extreme heat—above 110 degrees—causes the parts to overheat.
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GETTING INTO TH E Kris met his wife, Missi Currier Barton, ’08, ’09, while he was working at Lubbock Aero and continuing to add to his flight time. “Kris and I met at The Office Bar and Grill in February 2008,” says Missi, a Carlsbad, N.M.-native who received her degrees in agricultural communications and is currently pursing a doctoral degree in agricultural commuincations.. “I was in my last semester of undergrad, and he was working at Lubbock Aero as a pilot.” Mutual friends introduced the two. “Sarah (a friend) had been trying to get me to meet Kris…but I was just not having it. She finally got us together that night, and we’ve been together ever since.” The two are well suited, and seeing them interact, their devotion to each other is immediately evident. In 2010, Kris received an offer to work for Atlantic, an FBO in Austin. Missi had recently completed her master’s degree, and was hired to work for Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance’s firm in Austin, Hance Scarborough, LLC. Not long after beginning to work for Atlantic, Kris was hired away by Georgetown Jet Center, another FBO. He also began brokering sales of jets for Shepherd Aviation, in Georgetown, which he still does today in addition to operating his business. The couple married in 2011, and bought a home in Cedar Park. Kris, who had dabbled in aerial photography, began playing with the idea of combining a remote-controlled device with a camera. “I used one of the rooms in the house as my office and workshop,” explains Kris. “It took six months for me to build the first bird.” Years of building his own RC planes and helicopters, combined with his knowledge of flight, allowed him to build the prototype: a multi-rotor RC helicopter outfitted with a high-definition digital camera. The bird was equipped to shoot aerial photography and video, and the cameras are stabilized to provide pristine media. Missi dubbed the creation JIM: Justifiable Investment, Missi. “Missi and I had received some money when we got married,” he says. “I told her I’d like to use that money to start a company that produced aerial photography. I had already decided I’d call it Swing Wing Productions.”
Highly unusual-looking, Kris says it’s common for people to mistake his birds for UFOs. His knowledge of laws governing flight have helped him—he coordinates with local air traffic control entities and law enforcement when he needs to avoid public panic.
Missi, who Kris says is his most fervent and faithful supporter, was unsure. “When Kris told me about his Swing Wing dream I was skeptical,” she says. “Not because I doubted him and his abilities, but because it sounded like a pretty crazy idea. ‘You’re going to spend our life savings, and strap a camera to what?’” Not long after Kris built his prototype in 2012, Missi lost her mother, Linnie, to breast cancer. Linnie had always supported her son-in-law’s dream, which buoyed Kris, and he never relented. He knew he was close to convincing his new bride. One night, after weeks of discussion and worrying about the prospective business, the couple went out to eat at a Chinese restaurant. “We’d been discussing Swing Wing all through dinner,” Kris says. “When we finished our meal, I opened my fortune cookie, and it said, ‘Don’t be afraid to take a chance when the opportunity of a lifetime appears.’ Missi burst into tears, we looked at each other and just knew, it was going to happen.” It was the sign Missi needed. “My Mama was one of our biggest supporters,” says Missi. “Plus, like Kris, she was a dreamer. Despite not being with us, I truly believe she put that message in our hearts and in that fortune cookie.”
Kris’s photography and video far surpasses what can be obtained with standard aerial photography. Because his invention can fly and hover anywhere between the ground to 400 feet in the sky, he can easily adjust his helicopter in order to grab the best images. With a small airplane or helicopter, the photos are not as high-resolution because aircraft are not allowed to fly below 1,000 feet.
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Destin Harbor, Fla. KRIS BARTON
The Jones AT&T Stadium at night.
Kris spent a few months tweaking the cameras he used and perfecting his craft. He quit his job with Georgetown Jet in 2012 and took Swing Wing Productions full-time. “Missi and I had traveled to Amarillo for a wedding,” he says. “I hadn’t landed a lot of work yet, and she urged me to get out there and sell. I went to the Ross Rogers Gold Complex in Amarillo after that wedding and made four sales that day.” From there, Swing Wing Productions took off. Shortly after shooting in Amarillo, he received a job to shoot for Copart, an online auction auto salvage company. “Copart hired me to shoot 130 locations in 44 states,” Kris says. “I hired my uncle to assist me. We started in September and finished just after Thanksgiving. It took nine weeks to shoot all of the locations, and we kicked off the job in Lubbock.” Kris rented a 2012 Ford Explorer that had 300 miles on it. When he returned the vehicle, he had racked up just under 20,000 miles. “We shot three to five locations a day,” he recalls. “We drove about four, five or six hours a day, stayed at a total of 68 Holiday Inns and never took a day off, except for four days when we got rained out in Florida.” Kris’s natural sales skills have served him well and his business continues to grow. He shoots for every type of business imaginable: oil and gas service sites, wind energy fields, football stadiums, golf courses, real estate, city skylines, construction. His scope is limitless. He still has an office and an employee in Austin, where he started the business, and he has an employee in Florida. Swing Wing Productions was another way for his dreams to take flight. “As I mentioned, Kris is a dreamer, and it’s the thing I love most about him,” says Missi. “When it comes to aviation, he truly still holds the wonder of a child. A plane can’t pass over anywhere without Kris throwing his head back and telling you what kind of airplane it is. Even though he can now fly many of those planes that pass over, he still watches them with complete amazement and wonder. “It’s inspiring. When he’s flying, he’s happiest,” says Missi. “Whether he’s on the ground flying something with a remote control or flying an actual plane, you can sense his comfort and confidence. He was born to fly.”
Ross Rogers Golf Complex in Amarillo, Texas.
To view more of Kris Barton’s work, visit his website at
Gift By Jennifer Ritz Photos by Jeremy Enlow
This is a place that formed you. It took you on a wild, bumpy and exhilarating ride from adolescence to adulthood. It’s the place you fell madly in love— with a person, the campus, the traditions or a field of study. It’s Texas Tech. And for a brief period of your life, you called it home. The best way to honor Texas Tech is also the simplest. Give back.
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ages ranged from 14 to 4, there wasn’t a lot of time for selfpity. She picked herself up, looked around, and decided Lubbock would be a great place for her children to attend school. “We had family in Petersburg, and Lubbock was close,” says Gabriel Flores, ’94, ’97, the oldest child in his family—he has G two He be abrie younger brothers and a younger sister. “My st l a C also says there f mom found the best high school in town the ongr riendnd o and were people at his ir t ess s, ne r she made sure we lived in an area close ip ma Rya of h to to n L n is high school who helped W ar He hig Monterey (High School).” as ry nr h hin C y, change his future. When he s gto om wit cho Gabriel and his next-youngest sibling, n, bes h U ol was a junior, he was selected, D. t d .S brother Michael, jumped into life at C. ur . along with one of his best friends, Ryan in ing Monterey, where they were competitiv 19 e 89 Henry ’94, to travel to Washington, D.C., . wrestlers. and meet Larry Combest, who, at the time, was a “I wrestled at 119 pounds and my youn g- Republican U.S. Congressm an. er brother Michael at 125 pounds,” Gabr iel “I told the principal at school I couldn’t go, that we says. “We started in New Mexico when couldn’t afford the travel expense,” says Gabriel. “The we were in grade school, and both of us principal said, ‘Gabriel, don’t say no. Let’s see what wrestled all the way through high schoo l. we can do.’” He and I went to state in the same year: A few days later, Gabriel was informed that some me as a junior and he as a sophomore and benefactors offered to pay for his trip. that’s maybe my favorite memory of time “I wasn’t supposed to know who helpe d, but I did together with my brother…I placed in the some digging and found out there were several lotop 10 at state and then got hurt befor e my cal businessmen and even teachers at Monterey who senior year. I think the competition was pitched in to pay for my trip. Those peop le didn’t important for me from an early age, and have to do that. They didn’t have to help some gave me more confidence.” Hispanic kid take a trip to D.C. But they did, and And though he excelled at wrestling, he things like that have made huge difference in my life.” was also a stellar student who participat ed Henry and Gabriel met their first year at Monterey on the math and science teams and was High School and remained very good friend s throughout vice president of his senior class. high school. Henry says Gabriel’s success is no surprise. “I never made a B in high school,” he “Gabe has always been very well-liked ,” comnotes. “My mom always stressed the imments Henry, who received his bachelor’s in finance portance of an education. When I was from Texas Tech and now works for the Texas about five or six years old, our favorite Tech University Health Sciences Center as the Vice thing to do was take the vocabulary tests President of Federal, State and Governme nt Relations. in the back of Readers Digest. She was “Looking back, it’s amazing how easily he fit in, and intense. She speaks Spanish and English how quickly he made friends, considerin g he’d moved beautifully, and she is very well read. I to Lubbock from New Mexico and didn’ t know a soul. reflect a lot on how determined she alway s He never let his circumsta nces limit his abilities. He was to do her part.” came in like he’d always been there. Gabriel remembers that his mother “He’s got a great sense of humor, he’s always smilworked two or three jobs at a time while ing or laughing and is an extremely hard worker. I still he was in high school, and says that, as an remember on that week-long trip to D.C., it seemed adult, he’s often overwhelmed at what she like he was best friends with everyone by the time the sacrificed for him and his siblings. week ended.”
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In hindsight, Gabriel says receiving the gift of a scholarship and attending Texas Tech was the best thing that could’ve happened. “I received a few other scholarships, in addition to the Excellence one, that allowed me to move into Coleman Hall when I was a freshman,” he says. “I worked all through college, every day, waiting tables at Harrigan’s to supplement my income. But even though I worked a lot, I still had the best time. “That’s when I started playing golf a lot (while attending Texas Tech) and we would go play all the public courses like Meadowbrook and Shadow Hills. We’d play in tournaments when we weren’t working in the restaurant. Lubbock and West Texas have the best people. I made so many good friends and went to almost every football game. I made the most of it.” Gabriel received his undergraduate degree in history in 1994. After graduating he worked briefly in sales for Stenocall, a paging company that served Lubbock’s medical community. He decided to return to graduate school, where he earned his master’s in public administration in 1998. In 1996, while attending grad school, he accepted a position in the human resources division with Texas Instruments at the Lubbock campus. “They hired me full time, then paid for the rest of my master’s degree,” he says. Gabriel was working for TI when the Lubbock location closed. “It was a sad but pivotal moment in my life,” he says of the layoffs. Gabriel says one of the things that impressed him about TI was the generosity of his coworkers. “When I started at TI in Lubbock, they assigned me to represent us on a volunteer committee for the Lubbock State School,” he says. “At Christmas we did a donation drive and I remember that the people at All the TI donated two gifts for every resident—there were over 500 people G abriel time he wa at the school. It made me feel great to be a part of it. I got called to alma still held s climbin Dallas to receive an award from the state commissioner of MHMR mater tight t g “I a . (today the Community Health Centers within the Texas Department o his p the corpor he s lways lan to ate lad kn of State Health Services). To this day, I’m still amazed that TI people ay give b d be m s. “I w ew I’d a r contribute at such a high rate every time something happens like a ack to er, etur nted ore pac n m t his o e t h a t. I natural disaster in another part of the world.” may ningfu wait an at scho for l l d a n a t rs h e n d Once TI phased out of Lubbock, he worked for TI in Midland for like e recip ver kno d make o it wh hip I g ie o en i ww this a bi six months and was then offered a job at their Sherman, Texas, , tha nts, bu t co t,” hat g fin “Th u t t m l a d I m y n ings th office. He was promoted several times within the company a c s we wer ke a di ink it’s cholar ial imne ship ffer and lived in Houston and finally Dallas. Today he is the vice the wer ver we e tight e do little e nt h whe nce in thin es president of human resources for TI’s global Technology and ung nI peo Eve hard w gs, r w p n st y o l a . r e s kers T ’s li ill, Manufacturing Group (TMG) and spends up to half of his life out ve and hank g growin scho I woul g up s. ood I ha d traveling, often to foreign countries where TI has plants. l a n h r , bu d ess ship Gab ave s o t my man nev “I travel frequently to China, the Philippines, Malaysia, scho riel de s.” p er g c lars one y oppo arents hip, ided hi Tec r Japan, Germany and Scotland,” he says. to c s h whi olle tunities ch w gift wo ge w . hav Alumn Gabriel’s primary purpose is speaking to employees uld ill b i As e ch ithbe t e ad soci osen ing and leaders responsible for the TI factories. TI maino a m ti e a to h inis tere ndow a ono on. He End scholar tains strict ethics standards, and he ensures the leaderr Ga d by and owe ship br hi d Sc the in h go t ship teams in other countries follow the company’s Te h er n iel’s mo s wife, oa Hisp olarshi Kris xas ame t s h u e r p r by ethics codes. es le tin, , Th anic . He eD arni wom says elm endowng. “We are one of the most ethical companies in an, t aO who he sch rosc o , lik the business, and wherever we operate, complio e hi larship s wi s mot ance with the law is our first priority, but we also ll her, trea want to be sure all factories are maintaining the company’s high standards.”
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Matt with Bowen (center) and Duncan.
Paige with Miller.
but a home is created with care and attention to detail. The word “homes” in the name “Shoberg Homes” is a fitting one. Matt and Paige Miller Shoberg are Austin-based custom homebuilders whose main emphasis is on high-end homes. The homes for which the company is best known are in the Hill Country Contemporary or Contemporary styles, which means new or cutting-edge. The Shobergs are on the forefront of the trend, as they started working with this style five or six years ago, just as it was becoming popular. “The way that a home is built at this level is that the homes are designed by architects,” Matt says. “We get a cookbook handed to us, and we’re the chefs. The cookbook tells us all the ingredients, how long it’s supposed to be in the oven. One guy could bake a cake and another guy bake the same cake, and they could taste similar but one is better. The way you make it better is by execution of the details. “There is nothing in my homes that is different from another builder’s. In our homes, we’re told exactly what to put into them. What sets us apart is the way we put it in and the pride with which we make sure if there’s ding in a piece of trim work, we tear out the trim work, no matter what effect it’s going to have. When we put it back in, it’s going to be perfect. The thing that sets us apart is truly the execution.” Sticking to their standards means that they have to have clients who share their values. “When you’re building somebody’s home, sometimes you’re working with them for more than a year,” Paige says. “It’s a very personal, emotional thing for clients. You really have to like your builder and get along with them and vice versa. Matt interviews the client as much as they interview us. If we see he may not fit their per-
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sonalities, then we move on. If a client is very budget-oriented and quality comes second to that, we’re probably not the right builder for that. Our first concern is quality. With that, your budget needs to be flexible. That’s how our little niche in this industry is different from some of the other bigger production builders. Even in our niche, the clients have to find the right fit. Our big thing is quality of construction and very detailed, but then we also are very good at communication with the clients.” Building homes was always something the pair was interested in doing—even before they met. Matt studied construction engineering at Texas Tech, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2003. The Albuquerque native chose Texas Tech because of his degree program. While a student, he bought homes in Tech Terrace, renovated them and rented them to other students. After graduating, he took a job in Albuquerque with a commercial company but soon decided he wanted to live in Texas—in Austin, specifically. Paige grew up in the Austin suburb of West Lake. When it was time for college, she wanted to attend school away from home. She and her parents drove to California and Florida to visit schools. When she spent a weekend in Lubbock, staying in the dorm with her best friend and attending a football game, she said, “This is so right for me.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 2001. Interestingly, although both had friends in common and lived near each other in college, they never met while students. It wasn’t until Paige had returned to Austin and was working at a custom homebuilding firm that they became acquainted. By then, Matt had moved to Austin and started Shoberg Homes. They finally crossed paths in 2005, when they were out with a group of friends who pointed them out to each other, saying they both had gone to Texas Tech and both were in the homebuilding business. “One of our very first dates—it’s crazy to even call it a date—was driving to Lubbock together to go to a football game,” Paige says. “Matt had invited me to go, and I was really nervous because six hours in a car with somebody you’re not even sure you want to have a relationship with is a long time. At first I said no, and then I called him and said, ‘Am I still invited if I want to go?’ It was make it or break it, and it was make it.” Once they married, Paige remained at her job for a while. She helped Matt with Shoberg Homes on the side as much as she could. They were a good fit because what he knew about the business, she didn’t, and vice versa. “I got pregnant with our first son in 2009, and just a couple of weeks before he was born, was when we said, ‘OK—it’s time.’ I stopped working for the competition, and we started working together. We started officing out of our home for while, and things have just grown since then.”
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The company—with Matt as president and Paige as the controller, overseeing the business side of things—now has two project managers and someone to help with marketing. Matt still makes decisions but is able to focus on business development now that he has two people to help manage the construction team. Making a home a lasting one takes special materials and amenities, too. Matt says that energy efficiency, green materials and home integration are making advances daily. “We have an energy consultant we work with on all our homes—separate from the architect, separate from the interior designer—a guy who draws a plan that shows how big the ductwork is in each room,” he says. Matt notes that they use engineered products such as laminated veneer lumber in framing walls because it is 100 percent stronger than a standard stud. Although they don’t require clients to use LVL products, they highly recommend them. Of course, one of the most important aspects of their work is making a house a Smart house.
“We’re seeing a lot of connectivity, where your air conditioning will talk to you phone, your music will talk to your phone—your TV, the shades on your windows, your garage doors can be connected to an application,” Matt says. “You can be walking around your house and turn on your music and put your shades down with an app. That combined with energy efficiency, insulation and thermal control where you’re not heating or cooling so much because the home is very, very tight and very well insulated. If it’s 100 degrees outside, typically your AC would run all day, but we can get it to where it’s running 30 percent of the time.” The Shobergs’ homes truly are much more than just buildings with lots of detail. They are works of art designed to make life comfortable. In addition, to paraphrase an oftused saying, “Their homes are where the heart is.” The Shobergs clearly have put their hearts into the homes they build. For more information, visit www.shoberghomes.com
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sports CO M PI LE D BY J EAN AN N CANTO R E
Texas Tech's Big 12 Champion 4x400 relay team of Montenae Roye-Speight, Cierra White, Christen Rivers and Amoy Blake.
Lady Raider Relay Wins Big 12 Title
Red Raiders finish 4th, Lady Raiders 6th at Big 12 Indoor Championships BY BRITTON DROWN, ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR/COMMUNICATIONS PHOTO BY TEXAS TECH ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
The Lady Raider 4x400 relay team capped off the 2014 Big 12 Indoor Championships Saturday (March 1) with the program’s first conference title in the event as the squad brought to a close the two-day meet at the Lied Recreation Center. The relay, comprised of Montenae Roye-Speight, Cierra White, Christen Rivers and Amoy Blake crossed the finish line in 3:34.90, outlasting a squad from Texas on the final straightaway. The performance capped off a busy and competitive two days of competition at the conference meet in which the Red Raiders finished fourth in the team standings with 92 points while the Lady Raiders finished in sixth with 70.5. “Overall, we competed hard and had a lot of good things happen,” Texas Tech head coach Wes Kittley said. “Kole Weldon broke his own [weight throw] record, our high jumpers were jumping at 7-feet 5 inches—that was just a phenomenal competition. A lot of people had good efforts.” The 92 points scored by the Red Raiders are the second-most by a Texas Tech men’s team at the Big 12 Indoor Championships in program history, just shy of the 93 points scored in 2008. Meanwhile, the Lady Raiders tallied the most by a women’s squad at Texas Tech since 2011. Ten of those points came in the final event on the track with the victory in the 4x400 relay. “They really wanted to win that relay,” Kittley said. “I thought it was the toughest they have run all year long. They just went after Texas (University of Texas).” The Red Raider 4x400 relay team, comprised of Joseph Richards III, Kyle Collins, Dee Paul and Dwayne Extol, followed with a fifth place finish, crossing the finish line in 3:13.40.
Tech jumped out to a quick start by way of impressive showings in both the men’s high jump and the men’s shot put. The Red Raiders combined for 30 points between the two events as JaCorian Duffield, Bradley Adkins and Dayton Fisher went 2-3-5 in the high jump while Kole Weldon and Jorge Garcia went 2-5 in the shot put. In a thrilling, back-and-forth high jump competition, Duffield and Adkins both cleared the school record of 7-feet 3.75 inches. Duffield cleared the bar on his second attempt and went on to finish second, while Adkins cleared on his third and final try to finish third in the competition. It marked the first time in school history two Red Raiders have finished in the top-3 of the men’s high jump at the Big 12 meet. Furthermore, it marked a new indoor collegiate-best for Adkins heading into the NCAA Championships in two weeks. Freshman Dayton Fisher, competing at his first Big 12 Championship, finished fifth while clearing a best of 6-feet 11 inches on his first attempt. Duffield, Adkins and Iowa State’s Cameron Ostrowski each missed on attempts at 7-feet 5 inches, but Ostrowski took home the title due to his first attempt clearance at 7-feet 2.50 inches earlier in the competition. One day after breaking his own school record in the weight throw, Weldon returned to the Lied Recreation Center Saturday and finished runner-up in the shot put with a throw of 19.80m (64’11.50”). He was followed by teammate Jorge Garcia who finished fifth with a throw of 18.03m (59’-2”) as the pair combined for 12 points in the event. “It was really important,” Garcia said. “Of course this is an individual sport, but as a team we had a chance to win and it feels really good to score points for the team.” Weldon combined for 16 points with his two runner-up performances over the weekend. Moments later on the track, White earned her second-straight top-5 finish in the 60-meter dash at the Big 12 Championships as she opened the day with a runner-up performance crossing the line in 7.38 seconds. She went on to
finish third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.63 and ran a leg on the Big 12 Champion 4x400 relay. White finished fifth in both the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash in 2013. In the 400-meter dash, sophomore Joseph Richards III earned his second straight All-Big 12 Indoor honor finishing fourth in 47.02 seconds. He improved from a sixth place finish at the 2013 indoor conference meet. Meanwhile, Rivers finished fifth in the women’s 400-meter dash crossing the finish line in 53.31 seconds marking a new indoor collegiate-best. The Red Raiders went on to collect nine points in the 60-meter hurdles as Shujaa Benson took home a fourth place finish crossing the line in 8.03 seconds. He was followed closely by teammate Tramaine Maloney in fourth in 8.04 seconds.
In the women’s 600-yard run, newcomer Montenae Roye-Speight clocked in an indoor collegiate-best finishing seventh in 1:22.16. It marked the sixth-fastest time in school history, besting her time from Friday’s preliminaries. Red Raider newcomer Alex Foster finished seventh in the men’s 600-yard run where he crossed the finish line in 1:11.99. In the men’s mile run, senior Ezekiel Kissorio finished seventh in 4:19.88 to pick up two points for the Red Raiders. Sophomore Gionna Jackson continued her strong showing at the conference championship Saturday with a fourth-place finish in the women’s triple jump. Jackson went an indoor collegiate-best of 12.29-meters (40’-4.00”) on her final attempt of the competition. She was followed by freshman teammate Paetyn Revell in fifth who also record a collegiate-best mark going 12.18m (30’-11.50”). Viershanie Latham finished ninth going 11.60m (38’-0.75”). Between the women’s long and triple jump, the Lady Raiders scored a total of 24 points over two days of competition. In the men’s 1,000-meter run, sophomore Nick Rivera clocked in indoor collegiatebest time of 2:24.76 to finish fifth overall. Rivera is now a two-time Big 12 Champion in the 800-meters and an All-Big 12 performer in the 1,000-meters. Meanwhile, he’s a member of the 2013 and 2014 All-Big 12 distance medley relays. Tech went on to pick up five points in the men’s 3,000-meter run led by newcomer Evans Tuitoek who finished fifth with a time of 8:12.37—marking the best time by a Red Raider in the event this season. He was followed by teammate Marcos Vallejo in seventh with a career-best time of 8:17.39.
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THE DENVER POST
Tech well represented on Broncos’ starting offense in Super Bowl BY NICK KOSMIDER, THE DENVER POST REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION OF THE DENVER POST JAN. 27, 2014
The week leading up to the Super Bowl in Lubbock, Texas, like much of the Lone Star State, is often spent lamenting another lost season with the beloved, yet frustrating Dallas Cowboys missing out on the big game. But this year is different. “I think there’s a whole town of new Broncos fans,” said Evan Onstot, a TV news anchor in Lubbock who grew up in Denver and attended Arapahoe High School. “You listen to sports talk radio down here, and they’re talking about it all the time. Almost everyone is cheering for the Broncos, and the main reason, if not the only reason, is because of the three Red Raiders on the team.” Wes Welker, Manny Ramirez and Louis Vasquez, more than a quarter of the Broncos’ record-setting starting offense this season, attended Texas Tech University in the heart of Lubbock. And each player has been a key contributor to the Broncos’ first Super Bowl in 15 years. Welker, who played in only 13 games during the regular season because of concussion issues, caught a career-high 10 touchdown passes in his first year with the team. Vasquez, also in his first season with the Broncos, earned
all-pro honors for the first time in his career and was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Ramirez has been perhaps the most pleasant surprise, seamlessly sliding into the No. 1 center slot and forging quick chemistry with demanding quarterback Peyton Manning. “I think it’s very seldom that you have two centers go on (injured reserve), and for him to step up the way that he has, it has been pretty incredible,” said Welker, who was a teammate of Ramirez’s for one season in college. “I knew what a great player and person Manny was at Texas Tech, and he continues to show it even now.” While the Super Bowl can be a major boost for the cities that are home to its participants, college towns feel the connection to the biggest game in American sports through their former stars. That can be especially true for coaches. Washington State coach Mike Leach, who coached Welker, Ramirez and Vasquez during his previous job at Texas Tech, estimates that he will be one of the few souls in the Pacific Northwest pulling for the Broncos against Seattle. He said he is especially proud of Ramirez and Vasquez, whom he called “the unsung heroes” of the Red Raiders’ successful teams in their college careers. “Manny was freakishly strong,” Leach said. “He could bench 550 pounds, and I’m not sure if I’ve had anybody else who could do that. Louis was just more talented than everybody else. I used to hope somebody on the other team would hit him in the mouth early the game, because then he would just explode and really wreck people inside.” Vasquez, who played with Ramirez for two seasons at Texas Tech and calls the center “my brother,” said the support he’s received from those who coached him or watched him play in college has been humbling. “Wherever you have been and whatever lives you’ve come into contact with,” Vasquez said, “to know that they’re behind you, it’s an honor.” In Lubbock, hearing “Texas Tech” three times when the Broncos’ starting offense is introduced on Super Bowl Sunday will be a source of pride. “It’s not like Miami or Alabama, where there’s just a ton of guys to follow,” Onstot said. “There’s only a handful of (former Texas Tech players) starting in the NFL, so to have three of them on one side of the ball playing in the Super Bowl, it’s pretty special.”
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leTTer from The execuTive direcTor dear alumni association member: Thanks to members like you, we had arguably the best year in our 87-year history! In fact, we added almost 5,000 members and $435,000 in contributions, surpassing $2 million in giving for a single year for the first time. Your support allowed us to invest in our digital infrastructure to improve our stewardship of your contributions by relying more on digital communication efforts, cutting down on waste and printing expenses. Your contributions provided critical funding for key initiatives for scholarships and academic support allowing us to: > raise more than $500,000 which resulted in a $1 million investment to the TTAA Scholarship Endowment through a scholarship matching program. > assist 405 deserving Texas Tech students with $263,760 in scholarships. > award $10,000 through our inaugural Excellence Grant to San Antonio TechTeach, a fast-track teacher education program in the College of Education. Beginning with the December class of 2013, all graduates will receive a special graduation gift: a one-year TTAA membership. Thanks to a new partnership with our new university president, M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D., all graduates automatically receive a full one-year membership. I believe this partnership will bolster the connection between these new Red Raiders and their alma mater. We added programming that enhances the value of each membership, you save money on everyday purchases and support the alumni association at the same time. We: > finalized an agreement with Discover Card as the new official Texas Tech credit card. > launched an energy services partnership with Everything Energy; members in deregulated markets can lower their electricity rates. It was a banner year for the Texas Tech Alumni Association. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank you.
Go Tech! bill dean, ed.d.
Executive Vice President and CEO Texas Tech Alumni Association
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2013 naTional board of direcTors ExEcutivE committEE
William D. “Bill” Benton, ’78, van Alstyne
Renée Bergenheier underwood, ’78, Lubbock
immediate past president
David K. Waggoner, ’83, Hillsboro
executive vice president & ceo
Bill Dean, Ed.D., ’61, ’65, ’71, Lubbock SpEciAL poSitionS
Academic Recruiting Representative peggy Adcox maxwell, ’76, Grapevine Athletic council Representative carey Hobbs, ’58, Waco EASi/Diversity Representative Telea J. Stafford, ’94, Farmers Branch/Dallas Endowment Trust & Finance Chair William D. “Bill” Brown, ’74, Austin Secretary & Legal counsel John c. Sims, ’65, Lubbock Student Alumni Board Representatives clara Garcia, ’13, coppell mallory Sanderson, ’15, trophy club texas tech university Ex-Officio Representative Kelly Overley Cronin, Ed.D., ’92, Lubbock BoARD mEmBERS
Arcilia Acosta, ’89, Dallas Ryan Barbles, ’02, Houston Nancy Birdwell, ’74, Salado Michelle Bleiberg, ’89, Dallas Kristina Butts, ’01, ’04, Washington, D.C. Paul Foster, ’80, San Antonio Ginger Gurss Francis, ’79, El Paso Linda Fuller, ’69, Frisco victor c. Hackett, Jr., ’76, marlton, n.J. Art Alcausin Hall, ’96, San Antonio Sandy Lee Henry, ’67, Lubbock nancy Johnson isom, ’80, idalou Neal Leonard, ’95, San Antonio vicki nixon, ’73, Lubbock Timothy Parker, MS, PE, ’94, ’96, Roswell, N.M. Paul Parkinson, ’74, ’82, Plano John W. Redmon, ’71, the Woodlands Linda B. Rutherford, ’88, carrollton thomas c. Sellers, ’77, Sulphur Springs Gary H. Shores, ’63, Wichita Falls Jerry v. Smith, ’65, ’67, Dallas Barry Street, ’79, Kress Bobby Waddle, ’55, DeSoto Louis Bryant Williams Jr., ’61, Kerrville
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South Dakota Wyoming
32 37 Maryland 72 Delaware 8 69
6 48 2
Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut
21,534 end (dec. 31, 2013) 26,341 beginning (Jan. 1, 2013)
Military Addresses 12 Alaska 26 Hawaii 9
members by colleGe Media & Communication Edward e. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Human Sciences 9%
Visual & Performing Arts 2%
Arts & Sciences
Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources 10%
Architecture Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration 27%
Other Degree Programs 4%
26% 26% Increased Increased contributions contributions $435,465 $435,465 over over 20122012 increase increase
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$263,760 in scholarships to 405 deserving Texas Tech students
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snail mail vs. email Memberships renewed: 14,265 Gross: $1,203,530.46 Average Gift: $84.37 Direct Cost to raise a dollar: $0.07
Memberships renewed: 3,600 Revenue: $249,989.71 Average Gift: $69.44 Direct Cost to raise a dollar: $0.00
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chapTers There areare 41 41 active alumni chapters in Texas There active alumni chapters in Texas andand 28 28 active chapters outout of state. active chapters of state.
leGislaTive leGislaTiveadvocacy advocacyefforTs efforTs WeWe trytry to paint thethe towns redred & black to paint towns & black Texas Tech DayDay in Austin: 240240 Volunteers Texas Tech in Austin: Volunteers Washington, DC:DC: 75 75 Volunteers Washington, Volunteers
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Pregame party attendance
,000 10 for six games
Student: 1.3 % Loyalty: 41.5 % Century: 44.0 % Bronze: 8.0 % Silver: 2.6 % Gold: 2.4 % Platinum: 0.2 %
frazier alumni pavilion fooTball preGame 172 new members generated
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457 renewals $31,655 in membership revenue $50.33 avg. gift
official Texas Tech class rinGs sold
firsT GeneraTion scholarships
ANNUAL REPORT 1,505
53% of the royalty from each Official Texas Tech Class Ring sold goes to fund Texas Tech Alumni Association First Generation Scholarships.
$313,000 has been awarded to first generation college students since 2008. Last year, 94 students received scholarships.
sTudenT proGramminG Student Alumni Association Members
Highest Ranking Graduates Recognized
Lapel Pins Given to Graduates at Commencement
New Graduate Alumni Association Memberships
Total u.s. alumni
184,867 143,877 Total Texas alumni
*These numbers reflect those alumni for whom we have a current mailing address.
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disTinGuished alumni awards since 1967, the Texas Tech alumni association has been presenting awards to the most prestigious graduates of Texas Tech university for their professional achievements, contributions to society and support of the university. it is the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni Association and the University. Past recipients have governed states, flown space missions, sung leading roles in the great opera houses of the world, served as CEOs and military commanders, won Olympic Gold Medals, and even performed heart surgery on celebrities such as Larry King and David Letterman. The 2013 recipients were honored at the Distinguished Alumni Dinner in March 2013, where more than 300 family and friends paid tribute to their remarkable accomplishments.
rear adm. (select) , John d. alexander 82 Assistant Commander of Navy Personnel Command for Career Management
scott pelley 78 Anchor and Managing Editor, “CBS Evening News;” Correspondent for “60 Minutes”
robert J. salem, m.d. 50 Chief Medical Officer Emeritus, Covenant Health, Clinical Professor of Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Top Techsan award Recognized as individuals who exemplify team spirit and extraordinary work proficiency, four individuals were honored at the 2013 Top Techsan Luncheon: • KRisTina WOOds BuTlER associate director, Research & academic Communications, Office of Vice President for Research • DALE GANUS Assistant Managing Director of Texas Tech University Systems information Technology • JEff liVinGsTOn Senior Superintendent for the national Wind institute Research facilities at Reese Technology Center • JO lynnE sTaRK Senior Business Assistant at the TECHniques Center Each winner was nominated by fellow Texas Tech faculty, students or staff. Selections are made based on nominations of individuals, emphasizing work ethic and attitude within the Texas Tech family. Each winner received a plaque and $500 during the presentation.
lauro f. cavazos award The Lauro F. Cavazos Award is presented to individuals who have made a positive impact on the university through outstanding accomplishments, acts of service and/or financial support.
bernhard T. miTTemeyer, m.d.
The award was created in 1987 in honor of Lauro F. Cavazos, Ph.D., a sixthgeneration Texan who served as the 10th president of the university. He was the first Texas Tech alumnus and first Hispanic to achieve that distinction.
Bernhard T. Mittemeyer, M.D., Executive Vice President, Provost & Professor Emeritus, Texas Tech University Health sciences Center, lt. General, u.s. army (Ret) was chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Cavazos award.
disTinGuished service award The distinguished service award, first presented to dean lewis n. Jones in 1977, was created to recognize and commend outstanding service rendered to the Texas Tech Alumni Association and Texas Tech University.
allen T. mcinnes, ph.d. allen T. Mcinnes, Ph.d., dean Emeritus, Jerry s. Rawls College of Business administration, Texas Tech University was chosen as the 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
new faculTy awards One of the most important things we do at the Texas Tech Alumni Association is use membership funds to help meet academic needs throughout Texas Tech university. in order to assist Texas Tech in attracting and retaining world class faculty, the Alumni Association established the New Faculty Awards program in 1987 to recognize outstanding new members of the faculty in each college and the School of Law. The dean of each of these academic units designates the recipient of the award, which carries with it a certificate and an honorarium of $500 funded by the Texas Tech alumni association. The awards are presented to faculty who have four years, or fewer, of service at any university and who have earned distinction for dedicated service to Texas Tech. in 2013, 10 faculty members received the recognition along with a $500 award.
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Texas Tech alumni associaTion and subsidiary
Financial information provided by Texas Tech Alumni Association Accounting Department Consolidated Statement of Financial Position For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2013
Cash & Cash Equivalents Receivables accounts Receivables Contributions Receivable Other Receivables inventory Prepaid Expenses Restricted Cash & Receivables Property & Equiptment Cash surr. Value of life insurance Other Assets
Liabilities & Net Assets Liabilities
Accounts Payable Retirement Payable 401 (K) Es Accured Liabilities Payroll Liabilities Accrued Compensated Absences Ring deposits due to affiliate (s) deferred Revenues Notes Payable
Total Liabilities Net Assets
Consolidated Statement of Activities For the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2013
185,518 135,778 320,193 95,099 295 848 _ (9,916) 76,287 201,293 1,010,480 685,009 6,272,305 6,180,589 230,439 230,439 569,053 1,508,282 12,325,381 11,953,394
165,078 11,322 114,895 46,541 282,370 4,680 145,461
125,874 6,526 5,085 145,636 46,540 _ 159,635 205,722
Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted
Total Net Assets
9,971,704 9,495,860 1,256,356 1,450,361 326,974 312,154 11,555,034 11,258,375
Total Liabilities & Net Assets
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1,515,244 24,200 75,000 126,308 62,400 312,524 430,098 128,587 629,060 52,360 _ _ _ 8,684 3,565,222 3,565,222
2,100,100 557 110,000 28,670 61,400 304,008 331,428 109,478 675,286 37,652 100,156 399 _ 359 4,069,468 4,069,468
2,283,072 668,216 751,177 3,702,465
2,149,734 706,257 912,047 3,768,038
Increase in Net Assets (137,243) Contributions to Endowment Trust _ Net Assets, Beginning of the Year 11,692,277 Net Assets, End of the Year 11,555,034
301,430 (600,000) 11,555,034 11,256,464
Sales & Commissions Contributions Unrestricted in-kind Contributions University Support Restricted Sponsorships Rental income Programs & Special Events Texas Techsan Magazine Revenues Royalty income investment income insurance Proceeds Gain (loss) on sale of assets assets Released from Restriction Miscellaneous income Total Revenue
Total Revenues & Other Support Expenses
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Jaclyn Cañas-Carrell 2001 Graduate , Texas Tech University Assistant Professor, Environmental Toxology
" Looking back now, my coursework in the Honors College – especially the courses outside of science – helped to shape me into a very well rounded and open-minded student. I strongly believe that my Honors College experience prepared me well to become the academic I am today. On a professional level, I currently collaborate with Dr. Micah Green (Honors College Alum) in the Department of Chemical Engineering. We knew each other from our days in the Honors College and started collaborating back in 2009 which has led to federal funding, a patent, and several joint publications in the peer-reviewed literature!!"
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Red Raider Roots Run Deep THE MEMORIES (AND THE FRIENDSHIPS) MADE AT TEXAS TECH LAST A LIFETIME. WE’RE HERE TO KEEP ALUMNI CONNECTED FOR LIFE WITH EACH OTHER AND TEXAS TECH. Finding a job … a place to live … making new friends … we know the transition from college life to “real” life can be challenging. Staying in touch with your Red Raider family shouldn’t have to be. That’s why the Texas Tech Alumni Association created two new programs for young alumni. Beginning with the December 2013 class, all new graduates will receive a special graduation gift: a one-year TTAA membership. Thanks to a partnership with our new university president, M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D., all graduates automatically receive a full one-year membership. Recent grads are eligible for a special $35 annual membership* for the first five years after graduation. For the price of a dinner out, young alumni enjoy all the benefits of membership. But more importantly, it provides an easy and inexpensive way for young alumni to give back to their alma mater. All members receive an annual subscription to the Texas Techsan magazine, a full-color wall calendar, free admission to the Frazier Alumni Pavilion on football game days and a car decal. We work with affinity partners to provide valuable products and services such as banking, insurance, travel and merchandise discounts, members-only deals and more. A university is only as good as the leaders it cultivates. The Texas Tech Alumni Association is proud to invest in our future. Help us spread the word to keep our Red Raider community a place where all can thrive. Refer friends and family to TexasTechAlumni.org/ young-alumni.
CONNECT WITH US From our award-winning magazine to networking to volunteer opportunities in your local community, our website has it all. Activate your account today! Click “Create Account” and follow the simple steps. Type your name exactly as it’s listed on the address label on the back of this magazine. Confirm with your TTAA ID, also located on the address label. Don’t know your ID? No problem, just drop us a line at email@example.com or call 806-742-3641. THE TEXAS TECH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CULTIVATES LOYALTY, TRADITION, SERVICE AND LIFELONG RELATIONSHIPS. LEARN MORE AT TEXASTECHALUMNI.ORG.
*Young alumni are eligible to purchase a Loyalty Membership within five years of graduation for $35 per year.
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Left: Students at Eagle Academy for Young Men joined by Dale Cherry, back row, second from left; Victor Hackett, Jr., back row, third from left; and Linda Hackett, front row, far right. Bottom: Visiting Eagle Academy for Young Men are, from left, Victor Hackett, Jr., Linda Hackett, Dale Cherry; and, far right, Teddi Cherry. Joining them is Donald Ruff, director of strategic partnerships and college planning for the academy.
Spreading the Word About Texas Tech BY JEAN ANN CANTORE
Tech graduates Victor Hackett, Jr., and Dale Cherry spoke to students at Eagle Academy for Young Men in New York City. Eagle Academy is a school that provides high-quality educational opportunities for inner-city young men. Hackett, who graduated from Texas Tech in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in social welfare and a master’s degree in public administration from Texas Southern University in 1978, spoke to the group about Texas Tech and his experiences as a college student. A member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board of Directors, Hackett lives in Marlton, N.J. He is a retired United States Air Force officer and also is retired as chief executive officer from the American Red Cross in Long Island, N.Y. He is a Regional Health Planner for the State of New Jersey, charged with preparing the state’s healthcare system to respond to emergencies including Bio-Terrorism events.
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Cherry, a 1978 graduate of Texas Tech with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, shared his experiences as a professional engineer with students. He also talked about the Texas Tech Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. College of Engineering. Retired as a vice president from Black and Veatch, he now is an executive with more than 34 years of broad-based water experience building relationships and advising municipal clients, special water districts and river authorities throughout Texas. He lives in Rockwall, Texas. Joining the two at Eagle Academy were Hackett’s wife, Linda, and Cherry’s wife, Teddi Crager Cherry, a 1977 graduate of Texas Tech.
Three Texas Tech Alumni Association Designs Receive ADDYs DESIGNS CREATED FOR THE TTAA TAKE HOME SILVER AND BRONZE ADDY AWARDS AT THE 2014 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS. BY PA I G E H E A D R I C K EAC H Y EA R THE American Advertising Federation–Lubbock (AAF-Lubbock) hosts the American Advertising Awards, recognizing the best work in the fields of advertising and marketing. This year’s event was held on Feb. 22 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, where three designs created for the Texas Tech Alumni Association received awards. A distinguished panel of advertising creative executives gathered in Albuquerque, N.M., in January to select the winners from hundreds of entries. The American Advertising Awards Competition is a threetier national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation. The American Advertising Awards Competition is the advertising industry›s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence. The following designs created for the Texas Tech Alumni Association received awards:
SILVER ADDY AWARD , “Take the Reigns,” Stallings Design Co.; Texas Tech Alumni Association; Brett Stallings, designer/animator; Stacy Stallings, designer; Lisa Low, copywriter.
SILVER ADDY AWARD , Texas Tech Day gift, The Price Group, Texas Tech Alumni Association; Mike Meister, designer; Copy Craft, printer; Runnels Enterprises, Boxes, wine stoppers.
BRONZE ADDY AWARD , Texas Techsan, March/April 2013, Texas Tech Alumni Association; Amanda Sneed, designer; Jean Ann Cantore, editor; Jennifer Ritz, associate editor; Craftsman Printers, printer.
Proceeds from the awards help support the club’s educational programs, public service projects and proactive government relations efforts.
Call for Nominations Each year the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors elects new members to three-year terms. These positions are open to all alumni. If you know an alumna or an alumnus who loves Texas Tech, and you think that person would make a good addition to the board, contact Sara Lauderdale for a nomination form: firstname.lastname@example.org; 806-742-3641. This is your Association, so join in!
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getting to know Texas Tech Alumni Association Board Members
Ryan M. Barbles
In what city do you reside? I am a native Houstonian, except for my time spent in Lubbock. What is your position on the Alumni Association Board? I recently was chairman of the Chapter Development Committee, I have served on Marketing and Membership and served as co-chair for the Multimedia/Communications Committee. What was your major and class year at Tech? Marketing, 2002 Where are you employed and what is your position? I work for Jones Lang LaSalle as a vice president in the Office Tenant Representation Division. What are the names of your family members? Casey is my wife, and currently, our only child is a year-old German Shepherd named Ollie. Major activities in which you were involved as a student at Tech: During my time at Texas Tech, I was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, where I spent most of my time outside of the Business School. What is one of your fondest memories from your Tech days? There are a lot of memories from my days at Tech; it is very hard to select just one…. I would say that one of the most exciting ones was the day my parents moved me in the dorms my freshman year. It was the day I looked forward to since my older brother went to college. It was the beginning of a great chapter in my life. What is one thing you’ve enjoyed seeing occur recently at Texas Tech? I have really enjoyed watching the campus and surrounding areas be redeveloped; it has tremendously impacted Texas Tech’s growth and is paving the way for the future of Raider Nation. I can’t wait to see what the next 5, 10 and 20 years look like for our great university.
In what city do you reside? Sulphur Springs, Texas. What is your position on the Alumni Association Board? President-Elect. What was your major and class year at Tech, plus any other degrees you may have earned? I received a bachelor of science in agricultural education in 1977 and a graduate degree in banking from SMU in 1992. Where are you employed and what is your position? I am the president and CEO of Alliance Bank. What are the names of your family members? My wife is Pam, and my two children are Katy and Jacob and they are all Tech graduates. Major activities in which you were involved as a student at Tech: I was active in the Texas Tech Rodeo Association. What is one of your fondest memories from your Tech days? The people I had the opportunity to meet and the beauty of the campus. What is one thing you’ve enjoyed seeing occur recently at Texas Tech? The progress Texas Tech is achieving in becoming a national research university. What is your favorite book? “All the King’s Men” by Robert Penn Warren. What is your favorite movie? “Field of Dreams.”
What is your favorite book? “Lone Survivor.” I read it a few years ago and have yet to find its replacement in my No.1 spot.
What are your interests and hobbies? I enjoy political reading, watching baseball and Texas Tech sports.
What is your favorite movie? “A River Runs Through It.”
What character traits do you value highly in an individual? Loyalty and integrity.
What are your interests and hobbies? Most activities outdoors, hunting, fishing, snow skiing, playing golf with buddies and traveling with my wife. What character trait do you value highly in an individual? Honesty. If you could ask five or six people to your home for an evening, who would they be? My grandfather who passed away when I was 2 years old; I have heard great stories from my mom growing up, and I would love to be able to break bread with him. George Washington, Johnny Cash, Marcus Luttrell and Jack Nicklaus.
Thomas C. “Tom” Sellers
If you could ask five or six people to your home for an evening, who would they be? George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Jackie Robinson and Jesus.
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The Texas Tech Alumni Association wishes to express appreciation to our newest members who joined at the Century level and above.
/ / / P L AT I N U M Mrs. Joyce W. Perkins ’64 Mr. & Mrs. John Wilkins ’88 (Karen Wilkins ’89)
///GOLD Dr. & Mrs. John Armstrong ’76 (Casey Armstrong) Mr. & Mrs. J. Mart Armstrong ’79 (Tonya J. Armstrong) Mr. & Mrs. C. Kevin Atkins ’81 (Gay Atkins) Mr. & Mrs. Jon Brown ’90 (Elizabeth Brown ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Glen Curry (Julia Curry ’87) Carrie E. DeMoor, M.D. ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fitzgerald ’86 (Jeanette Fitzgerald) Mr. Thomas J. Howard, Jr. (Percilla Howard ’79) Mr. Jack C. Looney ’78 Mr. & Mrs. George McMahan (Linda McMahan) Mr. & Mrs. Jarrett Meuth ’96 (Lauren Meuth) Mr. & Mrs. Tim Miller ’82 (Kyla Miller) Mr. & Mrs. H. Garth Nash ’63 (Zandra Nash) Mr. & Mrs. Bolkar Sahinler (Michelle Sahinler ’99) Mr. James M. Watson ’58 Mr. Ted L. Wilkerson ’75 Mr. William C. Winters ’08
/ / / S I LV E R M. Christie Carstens, M.D. ’82 Mr. & Mrs. Guy Chaney ’86 (Michelle Chaney) Mr. & Mrs. Danny Cross ’83 (Ann Cross) Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Freeman ’81 (Peggy Freeman) Mr. & Mrs. Gary Fuller ’77 (Julie Fuller ’77) Ms. Marcy N. Glidden ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Dustin J. Hopson ’02 Mr. Billy M. Joplin ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Jason Kestner ’92 (Sandra Kestner) Mr. & Mrs. Jay Kinnison ’63 (Phyllis Kinnison ’66) Mr. & Mrs. David Kuykendall ’77 (Karol Kuykendall) Ms. Judy G. Long Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Lueck ’92 (Joanne Lueck ’92) Mr. Daniel R. McMurrough ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo Ortiz ’00 (Megan Lenhart-Ortiz) Ms. Brenda M. Ostroski ’95 Mr. & Mrs. Mark S. Phillips ’76 (Dottie Phillips ’76)
Ms. Selena D. Reagan ’02
Mr. Rodolfo O. Mireles ’11
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Robinson ’01
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moschak (Shelly Moschak)
(Rena Robinson ’00)
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Moseley (Kevann Moseley ’89)
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Storm ’80
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Nichols (Gwendolyon Nichols)
Mr. & Mrs. Edmond Tam ’86 (Belinda Lai’87)
Ms. Kimberly A. Orr
Mr. Billy M. Triplett ’72
Mr. Jorge L. Ortegon ’11
Mr. Matthew A. Voss ’11
Mrs. Liza T. Painter ’94
Ms. Nicole H. Peckham ’88
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Aguilera ’91 (Nicole Aguilera)
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Perkins (Lee Perkins ’72)
Mr. & Mrs. Earl Asel, Jr. ’61 (Marcia Asel ’61)
Mr. Brent T. Phelps ’04
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Baird ’72 (Lauren F. Baird)
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Phinizy ’57 (Mary J. Phinizy)
Mr. & Mrs. Carl Beard ’12 (Robin Beard)
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Pierce ’72 (Joyce Pierce ’74)
Mr. Timothy A. Bourn ’11
Mr. & Mrs. Benny D. Pryor ’52 (Mary Pryor ’49)
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene G. Bowles ’05
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Radtke ’97 (Mary Radtke)
Mr. Ryan M. Burkhardt ’02
Mr. Brian M. Reyes ’12
Ms. Ryan A. Caldwell ’02
Mr. Mike Rodriguez ’84
Mr. Cody D. Chapman ’97
Dr. Tim Runge (Ms. Slelagh Jones)
Mrs. Stacy M. Cordes
Mr. & Mrs. Derek P. Scrivner ’90 (Christy Scrivner ’92)
Mr. & Mrs. Adam Crawford ’03 (Rebecca Crawford)
Ms. Beth A. Siron ’97
Mrs. Kathleen M. Davis ’74
Ms. Elizabeth A. Sisney ’82
Mr. & Mrs. Albert Erxleben ’68 (Charlotte Erxleben)
Mr. & Mrs. William Skinner ’75 (Cheryl Skinner)
Mr. & Mrs. Jesse Faught ’73 (Brenda Faught)
Mr. Tyler W. Troop ’06
Mr. Emilio J. Flores ’11
Mr. Trinidad B. Valdez ’03
Mr. & Mrs. John D. Gamble ’86 (Leslie Gamble)
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Vineyard ’94 (April Vineyard)
Mrs. Sherry L. Gannon ’95
Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Watson
Mr. Donald J. Gillilan ’97
Ms. Sharon H. Woldhagen ’68
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Greenstreet (Linda Greenstreet)
Mrs. Loma J. Wynn ’58
Mr. & Mrs. Boyd Grissett (Lee Grissett)
Mr. Joshua I. Perez ’11
Ms. Melinda A. Groters ’08
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Mr. Michael W. Hehman ’91
Mr. Andrew D. Allbritton ’12
Mr. Robert L. Henry ’05
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Allon ’90 (Lisa Benjamini)
Mr. & Mrs. Kim Hill (Shryle Hill ’75)
Mr. Thurman M. Andress ’56
Mr. Timothy J. Hinojosa
Mr. Randy Ausbern ’02
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Johnson ’99 (Monica Johnson)
Mr. & Mrs. Dow Austin, Jr. ’77 (Debbie Austin)
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Knittle ’89 (Susan Knittle)
Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Bilbo ’85 (Kelli Bilbo ’87)
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Lecca (Mary Lecca ’81)
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bolla ’88 (Laure Bolla)
Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Lierly ’12 (Jessica Lierly ’10)
Mr. Paul R. Booth ’99
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Lindley ’84 (Shirley Lindley)
Mr. Corey F. Brazenec ’11
Ms. Anita A. Marable ’85
Mr. Benjamin M. Bronson ’11
Mr. & Mrs. Gerald Martin ’85 (Delores Martin)
Mrs. Cindy A. Brown ’71
Mr. Mark-David J. McLaughlin ’97
Gwen D. Brunson, Ed.D ’88
Mr. & Mrs. Flavio A. Medina ’07 (Jennifer A. Medina ’07)
Ms. Meagan B. Buesing ’12
Tickets for the 2015 T TAA Raffle are on sale NOW until they SELL OUT or Oct. 31, 2014, whichever comes first. Only 600 Tickets will be Sold The raffle drawing will be held Nov. 15, 2014, during the Texas Tech Alumni Association football pre-game party at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion.
The Winning Ticket Holder Will Choose Their Prize Package:
Kentucky Derby or The Masters
newest members Mr. Rhett S. Buntin ’01
Mr. Jan C. Jackson ’66
Mr. & Mrs. Delynn G. Reed ’01 (Stephanie Reed ’05)
Ms. Diane Bunton
Mr. Tucker L. Jacobs ’12
Mr. & Mrs. David Rhodes ’95 (Tristen Rhodes ’93)
Mr. Kyle C. Buzzard ’11
Mr. & Mrs. Dale Jakeway ’95 (Kimberly Jakeway ’85)
Mr. & Mrs. Reagan Rich ’04 (Deana Rich ’12)
Mr. Fausto S. Cheng ’94
Mr. & Mrs. K. Jeffrey Jegelewicz ’96
Mr. Scott A. Richeson ’94
Mr. Chase P. Christal ’13 Mr. Stephen T. Clark ’99 Mrs. Nel D. Coker ’58
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Johnston ’05 (Katherine Cos-Johnston)
Mr. Zane M. Riggs ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Scott Robinson (Amy Robinson ’92) Ms. Ninette Rodriguez ’08
Mr. Nicholas J. Cole ’13
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Johnston ’65 (Linda Johnston)
Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Russo ’88 (Michelle Russo ’88)
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Crane ’80 (Linda S. Crane’79)
Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Jones (Laurie Jones)
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Scearce ’55 (Frances Scearce)
The Hon. Kara L. Darnell ’98
Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Kalush ’05 (Michelle Kalush ’05)
Ms. Cindy A. Schardt ’90
Mr. David & Dr. R. Sue Day ’77 (Dr. R. Sue Day)
Mr. & Mrs. Lee Kelley ’71 (Bonnie Kelley)
Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Schroeder ’72
Virginia K. De Marquis, Ph.D. ’93
Mr. Daniel B. King ’96
Ms. Diane M. Degenfelder ’88
Mr. Henry M. Kirkpatrick ’13
Dr. & Mrs. Randy Simpton ’04
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Delay ’87 (Jan Delay)
Ms. Angela M. Kravetz ’84
Dr. & Mrs Gargi R. Sodowsky ’88
Mr. & Mrs. David Dill ’04 (Karla Dill)
Mr. & Mrs. David Kremmer ’83 (René Kremmer)
Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Sondeggaard ’03
Mr. & Mrs. J. Marshall Dodson ’93 (Aimee B. Dodson)
Mr. Miles D. Kroeger ’09
Mr. & Mrs. James Doyen ’63 (Fay Doyen)
Mr. & Mrs. Richard L’Amie ’82 (Nancy L’Amie ’86)
Mr. Justin K. Stegall ’04
Mr. & Mrs. John L. Dryden ’76 (Kathy Dryden)
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lane ’98 (Theresa Lane)
Mr. & Mrs. Rick Stockton ’86 (Tracy Stockton)
Mr. & Mrs. F. Clark Dunlap ’72 (Lori Ann Dunlap)
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Lea (Margie Lea)
Mr. & Mrs. William Stringer ’07 (Karen Stringer)
Mr. & Mrs. Brian Edmonds ’00 (Jill Edmonds)
Dr. & Mrs. Matthew Loe ’12 (Cynthia Loe)
Mr. Kelyn J. Synatschk ’09
Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ehnis ’85 (Barbara Ehnis)
Mr. & Mrs. Chris Lopez ’93 (Maranda Lopez)
Mr. Ishii R. Tavarez ’01
Mr. & Mrs. Devin Erxleben ’06 (Deanna Erxleben ’07)
Ms. Sheri A. Loving ’83
Mr. Ralph S. Tidwell ’73
Mr. Samuel A. Fisher ’13
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Mac Nair ’86 (Kathryn Mac Nair)
Mr. & Mrs. J. Carlisle Tubbs ’67 (Teresa Tubbs)
Mr. David E. Foley ’84
Gary J. Mann ’86
Ms. Stacy D. Turner ’79
Robert L. Fong, CPA ’06
Mr. & Mrs. Cody Mauldin ’96 (Michelle Mauldin)
Mr. C. W. Turner ’49
Mr. & Mrs. W. Greg Fox ’80 (Alison L. Fox)
Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Maxwell ’67 (Evelyn Maxwell)
Mr. & Mrs. Ty Underwood (Cathy Underwood)
Mr. Mark A. Friday ’09
Mr. Lorin S. McDowell, III ’61
Mr. & Mrs. Jason Valerius ’96 (Heidi Valerius)
Mr. Arlon L. Garretson ’66
Mr. & Mrs. Barry McGaughy ’72 (Linda McGaughy)
Mr. & Mrs. Isidro Vela ’01 (Carol Vela ’99)
Mr. & Mrs. Truitt Garrison ’62 (Joyce Garrison ’60)
Ms. Kelly J. McGhee ’05
Mr. & Mrs. Donnie Vines ’02 (Dr. Melony Vines)
Ms. Kylee H. Giles ’07
Ms. Allison D. McKamie ’12
Ms. Anne E. Voisinet ’84
Mr. David C. Granado ’13
Mr. & Mrs. Gary McKinney ’10 (Alicia McKinney)
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Waller ’00 (Kathryn Waller)
Mr. Brent A. Green ’06
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Mead ’89 (Carey Mead ’90)
Mr. & Mrs. John C. Waller, Jr. ’60 (Joyce Wallcer)
Mr. & Mrs. D. Greg Guinn ’75 (Benji Guinn)
Mr. Michael Menchaca ’89
Ms. Patricia A. Warnick ’67
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Harris ’11 (Shelley Harris ’95)
Mr. Luisvidal Meza ’01
Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Weibel ’84 (Shelly Weibel)
Mr. & Mrs. Roger Haynes ’92 (Kathi Haynes ’91)
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Miller ’71 (Joanne Miller)
Mr. Bernard R. Welch ’58
Mr. John A. Haynes, Jr. ’82
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Miller (Susan Miller)
Mr. & Mrs. Steven Whaley ’96 (Amy Whaley ’94)
Mrs. Elizabeth K. Heffernan ’88
Mr. Robert D. Moore ’87
Mr. David A. Whipple ’86
Mr. Benjamin Hernandez ’12
Mr. Randall D. Moore ’12
Mrs. Betty A. White ’52
Ms. Cynthia J. Hester ’68
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Mulanax ’90 (Susan Mulanax)
Mr. John R. White ’71
Mrs. Susan G. Hill ’71
Mr. Marcos Munoz ’11
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Williams ’91 (Amy Williams)
Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hoelting ’86 (Vera Hoelting)
Ms. Mary M. Myers ’99
Mr. & Mrs. Roderick Williams ’10 (Samantha Williams)
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew L. Hokanson ’08
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Noll ’00 (Heidi Noll)
Dr. & Mrs. James M. Williams, Jr. ’55 (Dixie Williams)
Mr. Babatunde A. Okunola ’11
Mr. & Mrs. William Wilson (Melissa Wilson)
Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Horn ’66 (Christina Horn)
Mr. & Mrs. Martin Olivares ’02 (Mindy Olivares)
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Wilson (Carma Wilson)
Mr. & Mrs. Rusty Howle ’88 (Ronda Howle ’87)
Mr. & Mrs. Larry Parker ’73 (Deborah Parker)
Mr. Donald L. Wilson ’73
Miss Dora S. Huang
Mr. & Mrs. Gary Parnell ’68 (Karen Parnell)
Mr. & Mrs. Doyce Wright ’86 (Rynnea Wright ’84)
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hutcherson ’78 (Suzy Hutcherson)
Mrs. Amy K. Perales ’00
Mr. & Mrs. Justin Yarborough ’02 (Ashley Yarborough)
Mrs. Karen C. Isbell ’00
Mr. Chad W. Read
Mr. Landon K. Yeager ’02
(Rebecca Hokanson ’08)
(Renee D. Jeglewicz)
(Harriet Schroeder ’72)
(Mehren Sondeggaard ’04)
RANCHiNg HeRiTAge ASSOCiATiON
Saturday, June 21 at the National Ranching Heritage Center | 5:00 to 11:30 pm
Western art & Gear sHoW Music by: Jake Hooker & the Outsiders Benefitting the National Ranching Heritage Center’s programs and historical ranch structures. Showcasing 20 outstanding artists – paintings, sculptures, spurs, jewelry, bits and leatherwork. Tickets: $75 for general public | $65 for RHA Members F e at u r e d a rt i s t s Mary Baxter Buckeye Blake Teal Blake Mike Capron Wilson Capron
Doug Clark Tyler Crow David Griffin Leland Hensley Matt Humphreys
Billy Klapper Laddan Ledbetter Matt McClure Bob Moline TK Riddle
Peter Robbins Edgar Sotelo Baru Spiller Weldon Whitley Russell Yates
Lauren Lovelace Clay McKesson Brandi and Mike Mustian Kathy and Jeffry Presbaugh Ledah and Wesley Welch
Emily Wilkinson Jennifer Workman
Host Committee Annie and Dustin Dean Summer Dean Bethany and Matt Ethridge Tanya and Anthony Foerster Nancy Gill
Becca and Brad Heidelberg Amanda and Brooks Hodges Michelle and Bedford Jones Lindsay and Byron Kennedy Amy Moorhouse and Chad Lee
3121 4th Street • Lubbock, TX For tickets or more information, visit our website, ranchingheritage.org, or contact Vicki Quinn-Williams at 806-742-0498.
alumni news C OM PI LE D BY KATE WE STFALL
A G LI M PS E AT TE XAS TEC H’S H E R ITAG E
“Army Sweethearts,” part of Army ROTC, are pictured in the 1954 “La Ventana.” From left are Elna Dunagan, D Co. Sweetheart, honorary cadet captain; Ann Perkins, C Co. Sweetheart, honorary cadet captain; Nina Flanagan, regimental sweetheart, honorary cadet colonel; Darlene Wood, E Co. Sweetheart, honorary cadet captain; Mary Gristy, A Co. sweetheart; honorary cadet captain and Pat Knox, B Co. Sweetheart, honorary cadet captain. Not pictured is Edith Aldridge, F Co. Sweetheart, honorary cadet captain
BOOKS Two alumni collaborated on the book “Lubbock,” which is part of the “Images of America” series published by Arcadia Publishing. The authors are Cindy Martin, Daniel Urbina Sanchez and Pamela Brink. CINDY MARTIN (’74 BA Sociology, ’86 MA History), Lubbock, has been involved with the Lubbock Heritage Society since the early 1980s. She is married to DAVID LANEHART (’81 MA History, ’87 JD Law). DANIEL URBINA SANCHEZ (’93 BA Psychology) Lubbock, is an oral historian at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, where he specializes in minority and sports history. He has been on the Lubbock Heritage Society Board of Directors since 2010.
1960 ROBERT G. KINNEY (BA Mathematics, ’63 MS Mathematics) Waco, Texas, has been honored with a Life Membership to the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Waco, Texas. Bob has served 20 years on the boards in Flint, Mich., and Waco, Texas, and was the board chairman at each location. He was a member of the SAE Fraternity and was a dormitory supervisor in Gaston Hall from 1961-1963 He is married to Elaine.
1962 JOYCE CAROLYN “CARRIE” HERVEY MCIVER (BS Applied Art) San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, has held various positions since graduating from Texas Tech. She was a cartographer, then an assistant corporate secretary of a trust, working with Wall Street entities. Later she began teaching at a high school for at-risk young men and was also an assistant professor at a university. She was awarded two Fulbright Scholarships, one in 1994 to Pakistan and the second in 1998 to India. In 1993 she was awarded a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship for a summer at Princeton University, and in 1995 she was awarded a Japan Foundation grant at Mount Holyoke College in
South Hadley, Mass. She has written two chapters for books associated with the Fulbright Scholar program: one on Pakistan and the other on India.
1965 PHIL JOHNSON (BA Mathematics ’75 JD Law) Austin, Texas, was the first Republican to file official papers for candidacy for the Texas Supreme Court. His papers included more than 1,900 signatures representing Texas voters from all 14 appellate court districts across the state, more than double the required amount. His wife is CARLA NEWSOM JOHNSON (’62 BME Music Education).
1969 DOUG BOGAN (BA Zoology) Houston,
Texas, a dentist, was selected as a national trustee for the board of directors of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. His wife is LINDA “DIANE” OGLESBY (BA Spanish)
1979 MARK WHITE (BS Finance, ’82 JD Law)
Amarillo, Texas, has been selected as a Super Lawyer in the practice area of litigation. To be selected as a Super
Lawyer, each attorney must go through a vigorous selection process which includes being nominated, evaluated by a candidate pool, have a peer evaluation by practice area and finally selected by highest totals compared to those with firms of similar size. He is a shareholder at Sprouse Shrader Smith PC. He is married to TERRY HUDSON WHITE (JD Law).
1978 KURT LOVELESS (BA Microbiology)
Lubbock, a dentist, was nominated by the South Plains District Dental Society to represent his district at the Texas Academy of General Dentistry annual meeting. His wife is PAULA CRUMP LOVELESS (’79 BS Mathematics).
1981 JACK BATEMAN (BBA Management)
Flower Mound, Texas, has decided to pursue an opportunity outside of Great Wolf Resorts-Grapevine, where he was general manager for seven years. Jack is married to LAUREN SHEEHAN BATEMAN (’82 BA Social Welfare). CRAIG HAYNES (BA Political Science) Garland, Texas, is an attorney with Thompson & Knight LLP. He was included in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field” legal directory
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A special thank you to our top-level members for their continued support. Diamond ($5,000 or more annually) Mr. & Mrs. George H. McMahan (Linda M. McMahan) Mr. & Mrs. Barry C. Street ’79 (SuDeline Street ’79)
Platinum ($2,500 to $4,999 annually)
Mr. & Mrs. G. Barney Adams ’75 (Kandy Adams ’75)
Mr. & Mrs. Parker C. Johnson ’97 (Victoria N. Johnson)
Mr. & Mrs. Grant Adamson ’81 (Nelda Adamson)
Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Josephs, Jr. (Kirsten Josephs)
Mr. & Mrs. Larry K. Anders ’78 (Nesa J. Anders ’81)
Mr. & Mrs. David L. King ’74 (Janis King)
Mr. & Mrs. Mike Baca (Jan W. Baca ’70)
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Mase (Liz Mase)
Ms. William B. Baker ’06
Mr. & Mrs. L. Brent McGavock ’95 (Amy McGavock ’94)
Mr. & Mrs. Bryant Bonner ’95 (Whitney Bonner ’96)
Mrs. & Mrs. Mark R. McGuire ’83 (Nancy Q. McGuire ’77)
Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brawley ’95 (Sabrina Brawley ’94)
Mr. & Mrs. Michael McKenzie ’68 (Barbara McKenzie ’69)
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Breedlove ’70 (Lorrie Breedlove)
Mr. Glenn D. Moor ’84
Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Brown ’59 (Elena Brown)
Mrs. Joyce W. Perkins ’64
Lt. Col. Mark H. Bryant ’83 (Colby Ethan)
Mr. & Mrs. Joe H. Price (Mary Jo Price ’53)
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Burleson ’83 (Elizabeth Burleson ’84)
Mr. Michael R. Proctor ’90
Mr. Clay Cash ’97
Mr. & Mrs. Ben H. Ralston ’76 (Jeannie Ralston ’77)
Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Chenault ’82 (Vicki L. Chenault)
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Redmon ’71 (Ann R. Redmon ’71)
Mr. Floyd E. Cotham, Jr. ’83
Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Riordan ’00 (Jennifer Riordan ’00)
Dr. & Mrs. Todd K. Cowan ’81 (Veronica I. Cowan)
Mr. & Mrs. Douglass C. Robison ’79 (Angie Robison)
Mr. Lynn F. Cowden ’80
Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Rose (Susan M. Rose ’76)
Mr. Richard R. Davila, II
Dr. Nancy R. Ruff ’69
Mr. & Mrs. Enoch L. Dawkins ’60 (Frances Dawkins)
Mr. & Mrs. John Scovell ’68 (Diane Scovell ’68)
Mr. Joseph H. Dominey (Joan McComb-Dominey ’67)
Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth H. Sheffield, Jr. (Catherine Sheffield ’79)
Mr. & Mrs. David A. Domino ’86 (Lisa K. Domino)
Ms. Anita Smith ’63
Mr. & Mrs. Gayle M. Earls ’59 (Dolores J. Earls)
Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Smith ’65 (Gail Smith ’68)
Mr. Daniel F. Frye, III ’73
Mr. & Mrs. Marlis Smith ’54 (Shirley Smith ’54)
Mrs. Helen J. Geick ’61
Mr. & Mrs. Tom S. Stacy ’75 (Melinda M. Stacy)
Mr. Ralph G. Goodlet, Jr. ’82
Mr. & Mrs. James H. Stone ’50 (Evelyn B. Stone ’48)
Mr. & Mrs. J. Todd Gregory ’85 (Nancy Gregory)
Mr. & Mrs. Dale V. Swinburn ’65 (Cheryl Swinburn)
Mr. & Mrs. B.R. “Rip” Griffin (Geneva Griffin ’51)
Mr. & Mrs. Max Swinburn ’67 (Doris Swinburn)
Mr. & Mrs. William B. Hagood ’69 (Karen G. Hagood ’71)
Mr. & Mrs. Raymond P. Swofford, Jr. ’47 (Sarah Swofford ’47)
Mrs. Julianna Hawn Holt ’69
Mr. David F. Thomas ’83
Mr. H. Wayne Henry ’75
Mr. & Mrs. Mickey D. Tucker ’77 (Schelley A. Tucker)
Mr. Bob L. Herd ’57
Mr. Tommy W. Velasquez ’93
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hix ’70 (Leslie Hix ’71)
Mr. & Mrs. Randall W. Vines ’84 (Dona E. Vines ’86)
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Holloman ’80 (Karlene Holloman)
Mr. & Mrs. John B. Walker ’68 (Lisa A. Walker)
Mr. Peter M. Holt
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Whitacre ’64 (Linda Whitacre ’65)
Mr. & Mrs. Don J. Howe ’71 (Vickie Howe)
Mr. Dan White ’79
Dr. & Mrs. O. Wayne Isom, M.D. ’61 (Pat Isom)
Mr. & Mrs. John W. Wilkins, Jr. ’88 (Karen Wilkins)
Mr. & Mrs. Tom W. Jacobs ’87 (Jerri L. Jacobs) Mr. & Mrs. Leon Jeffcoat ’66 (Patricia E. Jeffcoat ’66) Ms. Kathy G. Johnson ’77
*As of March 27, 2014
Gold ($1,000 to $2,499 annually) Mr. & Mrs. Mike R. Abbott ’63 (Diane Abbott) Mr. & Mrs. Ken Abraham ’63 (Renee Abrahma ‘71) Mr. & Mrs. Joe B. Abston ’60 (Nancy S. Abston) Mr. Darrell W. Adams ’81 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Adcox ’95 (Keeley K. Orman-Adcox ’95) Mr. Michael Akeroyd Dr. & Mrs. Russell S. Akin ’05 (Jill L. Akin) Dr. & Mrs. Richard G. Alexander ’58 (Janna Alexander) Mr. Robert Allen (Janice Allen) Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Althof ’79 (Deirdra Althof) Mr. & Mrs. Bruce E. Anderson ’91 (Melissa Anderson) Mr. & Mrs. David Anderson ’84 (Susan Anderson ’85) Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Anthony ’75 (Loraine C. Anthony) Mr. & Mrs. J. Mart Armstrong ’79 (Tonya Armstrong) Mr. & Mrs. C Kevin Atkins ’81 (Gay Atkins) Mr. & Mrs. Chris Aulds ’84 (Terry Aulds) Mr. & Mrs. Larry G. Autrey ’84 (Tiffany Autrey) Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Baker ’73 (Leslie E. Baker) Mr. & Mrs. David E. Barber ’65 (Sandra R. Barber) Mr. Richard Beach ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Carl A. Beard, Ph.D. (Robin Beard ’12) Mr. & Mrs. Joe Beaty ’69 (Patricia Beaty ’75) Mr. & Mrs. Edward Benninger ’65 (Nelda Benninger) Mr. Michael C. Bernatis ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Oran H. Berry, III ’71 (Linda L. Berry ’70) Mr. & Mrs. Brent C. Bertrand ’87 (Tonya H. Bertrand ’86) Mr. & Mrs. Hubert P. Bezner ’49 (Victoria M. Bezner) Ms. Nancy L. Birdwell ’74 Mr. & Mrs. C. Bob Black ’58 (Billie Black) Mr. & Mrs. Jack E. Blake ’49 (Carol Blake) Mr. William C. Bomberger ’79 Mr. Greg Borum Mr. Jared W. Bradford ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Bradley ’90 (Vicki W. Bradley) Mr. & Mrs. Bennie R. Brigham ’65 ( Mary Brigham ’66) Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Britton ’69 (Judith A. Britton) Mr. & Mrs. Randy L. Broiles ’79 (Cindy L. Broiles) Dr. & Mrs. Edward Broome ’68 (Jan L. Broome ’68) Mr. Alan D. Brown ’69 Mr. & Mrs. Eddie M. Brown ’60 (Billie G. Brown) Mr. & Mrs. Jon Brown ’90 (Elizabeth Brown ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Tommy R. Brown (Brenda Brown) Mr. & Mrs. William D. Brown ’74 (Karen E. Brown ’74) Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Bryant ’73 (Rebecca Bryant) Dr. J. Fred Bucy ’51 Mr. & Mrs. William G. Burnett, III ’70 (Carolyn Burnett) Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Byrd ’56 (Marline C. Byrd) Mr. & Mrs. Larry Byrd ’57 (Patricia Byrd) Mr. & Mrs. Gary R. Cain (Melissa Cain) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Cameron (June C. Cameron ’64) Mr. & Mrs. Ben D. Campbell ’77 (Marsha B. Campbell) Mr. Louis C. Cartall ’03 Mr. David R. Carter ’87 Mr. & Mrs. R Don Cash ’66 (S. Kay Cash ’67) Mr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Chambers ’66 (Carole Chambers) Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Champion ’69 (Robbie M. Champion ’69) Ms. Nora Chang ’95 Mr. & Mrs. Kyle Chapman ’98 (Ivette Chapman) Mr. Thame H. Chapman ’90 Mr. Mark A. Cina ’75 Dr. David S. Cockrum ’94 Mrs. Kathryn E. Comfort ’83 Mr. John M. Conrad ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Paul M. Coppinger ’84 (Belinda Coppinger) Mr. & Mrs. John C. Covery ’77 (Teresa C. Covey) Mr. & Mrs. Holt Cowden ’00 (Kaye Cowden ’78) Mr. Lynn F. Cowden ’80 Col. Jimmy D. Cox ’63 The Hon. & Mrs. Tom Craddick ’65 (Nadine Craddick ’69) Mr. & Mrs. Brenton A. Croley ’96 (Carrie E. Croley ’95) Dr. & mrs. Charles F. Cruser ’76 (Salty Cruser) Mr. & Mrs. Tim G. Culp ’81 (Annette L. Culp ’81) Mr. Charles Cummings ’59 Mr. & Mrs. Glen M. Curry ’87 (Julia Curry) Mr. & Mrs. Jim Daniel (Mary Daniel ’78) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Davis ’84 (Lisa G. Davis) Mr. & Mrs. Sean D. Davis ’86 (Donna Davis) Dr. & Dr. Miles R. Day (Audra R. Day ’99) Dr. & Mrs. Bill F. Dean ’61 (Peggy M. Dean ’66) Dr. Carrie E. DeMoor ’05 Mr. & Mrs. Richard A Derr, Jr. ’89 (Stacey R. Derr ’88) Mrs. Sue A. Derr ’50 Ms. Jane B. Dickson ’74 Ms. Whitney D. Dillon ’08 Mrs. & Mrs. Mike K. Dobbins ’88 (Tracy Dobbins) Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Doherty ’73 (Ginger R. Doherty) Mrs. & Mrs. Stefan K. Dorman ’99 (Johnna Dorman) Mr. & Mrs. Jim A. Douglass ’70 (Patti Douglass ’85) Mr. & Mrs. MIchael S. Dowdy ’88 (Cynthia Dowdy ’88) Mr. & Mrs. John C. Downs ’66 (Edie Downs) Mr. & Mrs. Jason Elliott (Robin L Elliott ’95) Mr. & Mrs. C Robert Fabling, Jr. ’69 (Lee Fabling) Mr. & Mrs. Edward M. Fitzgerald (Jeanette Fitzgerald ’86) Dr. W. T. Fogarty ’80 Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Foster, Jr. ’58 (Ann B. Foster ’58)
Mr. Reynolds L. Foster ’67 Regent & Mrs. L. F. Francis ’78 (Ginger G. Francis ’79) Mr. & Mrs. Terry E. Fuller ’77 (Linda S. Fuller ’69) Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Gaddis (Melinda Gaddis ’84) Dr. Steven G. Gamble ’67 Mr. & Mrs. James L. Gaspard ’72 (Dinah A. Gaspard ’72) Mr. & Mrs. W. Dan Gibson, Jr. ’80 (Karen Gibson) Mr. & Mrs. Bryan B. Gossett ’73 (Nancy K. Gossett) Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Graham ’73 (Jane Graham ’73) Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Gunter ’86 (Karen Gunter) Mr. & Mrs. Dan Guy (Terri S. Guy ’73) Dr. & Mrs. Nadim G. Haddad ’88 (Christine Haddad) Mr. & Mrs. David H. Hadden ’78 (Pamela A. Hadden ’87) Mrs. Karen Hamel ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Bobby E. Hammond Jr. ’75 (Cynthia Hammond) Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie D. Hammonds ’68 (Nancy L. Hammonds) Chancellor & Mrs. Kent R. Hance ’65 (Susie Hance) Mr. & Mrs. Owen Harrison ’73 (Lois Harrison) Mr. & Mrs. Daniel D. Hart ’95 (April Hart) Dr. & Dr. Robert I. Hart ’80 (Susan E. Hart) Mr. Terence J. Hart ’75 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel W. Heinchon ’81 (Nita C. Heinchon ’81) Mr. & Mrs. Alan R. Henry ’64 (Cassandra L. Henry ’67) Mr. & Mrs. Christopher C. Herrin ’82 (Cheryl Herrin ’83) Dr. & Mrs. William W. Hinchey ’74 (Joaan C. Hinchey) Mr. Robert W. Hodge, II Mr. & Mrs. Gregory R. Hoes ’86 (Lori Hoes) Mr. & Mrs. Ted W. Hogan Jr. ’77 (Joellen Hogan ’76) Mr. & Mrs. Kevin P. Holleron ’94 (Mona Holleron) Ms. Jesse Holleron Mr. Stanley K. Horton ’86 Mr. Thomas J. Howard Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Huckabee ’91 (Robin Huckabee ’92) Mr. & Mrs. James E. Huckaby ’66 (Clara J. Huckaby) Mr. Chris A. Huff ’07 Mr. & Mrs. Kerry M. Hunt (Debbie Hunt) Mr. & Mrs. Ken Huseman ’75 (Jaye Huseman) Mr. & Mrs. Drew M. Ingram ’79 (Laura J. Ingram ’79) Mr. & Mrs. Rex Isom ’78 (Nancy Isom ’80) Mr. & Mrs. Steven Jeffcoat ’96 (Lesley Jeffcoat ’96) Ms. Kathy G. Johnson ’77 Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur H. Johnson ’65 (Patricia J. Johnson) Mr. & Mrs. H. David Jones ’69 (Cindy R. Jones) Mr. & Mrs. Troy D. Jones ’57 (Lona F. Jones) Mr. Van Josselet ’74 Mr. & Mrs. J. David Joyner ’86 ( Carrie R. Joyner) Mr. Phillip S. Kahlich ’09 Major Anthony D. Killa ’95 Mr. & Mrs. M. Chris Kirksey ’84 (Betsy B. Kirksey ’83) Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Kitten ’89 (Janet Kitten ’91) Mr. & Mrs. Terry G. Knighton ’80 (Patricia Knighton) Mr. David M. Ladewig ’09 Mrs. Peggy B. LaFont ’61 Mr. & Mrs. A. Lance Langford ’87 (Brenda L. Langford) Mr. Rowland C. Lawson ’84 Mr. & Mrs. Lanny G. Layman ’77 (Joni Layman ’79) Mr. Robert J. Lewis ’49 Mr. Todd M. Lindley ’09 Mr. Jack C. Looney ’78 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Loveless ’93 (Stacy Loveless ’92) Mr. Robert J. Manalli ’94 Mr. & Mrs. Justin Mason (Denise Mason) Mr. & Mrs. Wendell W. Mayes, Jr ’49 (Mary Jane Mayes) Mr. & Mrs. Bob Mayo ’69 (Jo C. Mayo ’71) Mr. & Mrs. John N. McAnulty ’96 (Michelle McAnulty ’98) Mr. & Mrs. George H. McCleskey, III (Royan McCleskey ‘95) Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. McCloy ’73 (Annette McCloy) Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCoy ’75 (Wetonnah L. McCoy) Mr. & Mrs. John L. McCoy ’70 (Lynnda McCoy ’68) Mr. & Mrs. Paul McDonald ’81 (Karen P. McDonald ’81) Mr. & Mrs. George G. McDuff ’58 (Beverly J. McDuff ’54) Mr. & Mrs. Don E. McInturff (Pauline L. McInturff ’48) Mr. & Mrs. M. Ryan McKenzie ’98 (Kathleen K. McKenzie ’04) Mr. & Mrs. Robert McNaughton ’84 (Anne McNaughton ’76) Mr. & Mrs. Philip Meaders ’84 (Lamar Meaders ’83) Dr. John S. Menzies ’75 Mr. Jarret B. Meuth ’96 Ms. Patsy Middleton ’57 Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Miers ’82 (Sarah Miers) Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Mikolajczyk ’60 (Hilda Mikolajczyk) Mr. & Mrs. Lon E. Miller ’71 (Gertrude P. Miller ’65) Mr. & Mrs. Jacob A. Miller ’01 (Erica Miller) Mr. & Mrs. Tim G. Miller ’82 (Kyla Miller) Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Mitchell ’56 (Bettye A. Mitchell) Mr. Michael J. Montgomery ’76 Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Moore ’56 (Dorothy E. Moore) Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Morris, III ’99 (Leslie Morris) Mr. Luke N. Morrow ’93 Mr. Kevin G. Morton ’83 Mr. & Mrs. Fred H. Moseley ’67 (Janet Moseley ’65) Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Mrazek ’75 (Debra Mrazek ‘81) Mr. & Mrs. James A. Mueller ’80 (Kathleen M. Mueller) Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Munn ’61 (Janice Munn) Dr. Paul M. Muratta ’86 Mr. Parameswaran Nampoothiri ’01 (Leena Devakikutty)
Mr. & Mrs. H Garth Nash ’63 (Zandra Nash) Ms. Jennifer L. Neff ’91 Mr. & Mrs. Juan J. Nevarez ’95 (Iris R. Nevarez) Mr. & Mrs. Lyndel A. Newsom ’55 (Billie Newsom) Dr. James D. Norcross ’87 Mr. & Mrs. John C. Owens ’71 (Cynthia M. Owens ’73) Dr. & Mrs. Brian Papworth ’88 (Mardi Papworth) Mr. Bob J. Paradiso ’79 Mr. Paul E. Parkinson ’74 (Crystal Parkinson) Dr. & Mrs. Neal R. Patel (Carrie Patel ’96) Mr. & Mrs. Gary S. Payne (Debbie Payne) Mrs. Joyce W. Perkins ’64 Mr. Gary R. Petersen ’68 Mr. & Mrs. Mike J. Petraitis ’79 (Martha M. Petraitis ’81) Mr. & Mrs. Steve Phillips ’93 (Stacey Phillips ’93) Mr. David R. Pickering Mr. Matthew A. Poerner ’11 Mr. & Mrs Stephen S. Poore ’90 (Christina B. Poore) Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery M. Pratt (Amy C. Pratt) Mr. & Mrs. David E. Proctor ’91 (Cindy B. Proctor ’90) Mr. & Mrs. Michael D. Pubentz ’98 (Rebecca Pubentz ’99) Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Pullen ’80 (Carroll A. Pullen) Mr. & Mrs. Terry H. Putman ’69 (Mendy W. Putman ’81) Mr. & Mrs. Gil H. Radtke ’82 (Ann G. Radtke) Dr. & Dr. George R. Raschbaum ’82 (Rene Raschbaum) Mr. Jerry S. Rawls ’67 Mr. Samuel M. Ray, IV ’66 (Sandra L. Ray) Mr. & Mrs. Jeffery F. Rea (Michelle S. Rea) Mr. Richard D. Rhodes ’71 Mr. & Mrs. Walter Rinehart ’60 (Joyce Rinehart) Mr. & Mrs. James S. Rivera (Dr. Cynthia D Rivera ’88) Mr. & Mrs. Rokki F. Roberts (Kathy Hager Roberts ’72) Mr & Mrs. Rokki Roberts (Kathy H. Roberts ’72) Mr. & Mrs. Rex F. Robertson ’81 (Debra Robertson ’81) Mr. & Dr. Keith J. Rogers (Brooks Rogers, M.D. ’87) Ms. Terry L Rolan ’85 Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Rose (Susan Rose ’76) Mr. & Mrs. John E. Roueche, III ’88 (Elise W. Roueche) Mr. & Mrs. Brandon D. Rowland ’95 (Kelley Rowland) Mr. & Mrs. John Saenz ’96 (Suzanne Saenz ’95) Drs. Bolkar Sahinler, M.D. (Michelle Sahinler, M.D. ’99) Dr. & Mrs. Martin Salazar ’78 (Margie Salazar) Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Sales ’75 (Kathy A. Sales ’74) Mr. & Mrs. David E. Salter ’72 (Lana L. Salter) Mr. & Mrs. W. Joseph Sammons ’78 (Susan A. Sammons ’78) Mr. & Mrs. Robbie R. Sartain ’79 (Kathleen M. Sartain ’79) Mrs. Sammie F. Saulsbury ’58 Dr. Alan C. Schauer ’77 (Regina Schauer) Mr. & Mrs. Ryan W. Schneider ’01 (Mindy B. Schneider ’02) Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Scorgie ’95 (Colleen Scorgie) Mr. & Mrs. Ricky C. Scott ’81 (Lori J. Scott ’80) Mr. & Mrs. Bill D. Senter ’51 (Lila L. Senter) Mr. Rodney M. Shank ’81 Mr. & Mrs. Joe M. Shannon ’89 (Brooke M. Shannon ’88) Mr. Josh M. Shuster ’00 Mr. & Dr. Reagan W. Simpson (Nancy D. Simpson ’75) Mr. & Mrs. James E. Skinner ’74 (Alice B. Skinner) Mr. Kenneth L. Slack, Jr. ’71 Mr. & Mrs. John P. Smith (Ashlee M. Smith ’07) Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Smith ’74 (Kristin Smith ’76) Mr. Robert D. Smith ’82 Mr. & Mrs. William B. Snyder ’55 (Sally M. Snyder) Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Souter ’71 (Jill H. Souter) Mr. & Mrs. Phil D. Staley ’70 (Sharon D. Staley ’71) Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Stark (Diane Stark) Mr. & Mrs. Larry G. Strickland ’70 (Linda F. Strickland) Mr. & Mrs. Ron W. Stroman ’70 (Carolyn S. Stroman) Mr. &Mrs. David Stroud (Terrie Stroud ‘75) Dr. Marcus N. Tanner ’11 Ms. Kate Tatarowicz Mr. Tim R. Tate ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Lance L. Taylor ’99 (Dawn M. Taylor ’00) Mr. & Mrs. Tommy E. Taylor ’85 (Gwen Taylor) Mr. & Mrs. Fred Timberlake, Jr. ’68 (Kay G. Timberlake) Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Turner ’68 (Diane Turner ’68) Mr. & Mrs. Wes Turner (Julie Turner ’06) Mr. & Mrs. Fred A. Underwood ’71 (Pam Underwood) Mr. & Mrs. Bobby G. Waddle ’55 (Shirley D. Waddle) Mr. & Mrs. David W. Walker ’51 (Virginia Walker) Mr. & Mrs. Ben B. Wallace ’76 (Patricia H. Wallace) Mr. James M. Watson ’58 Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Weber, III ’77 (Debra Weber) Mr. & Mrs. Dan G. Webster, III ’61 (Molly I. Webster) Mr. & Dr. David R. White (Lynn White, Ph.D. ’69) Mr. Ted L. Wilkerson ’75) Mr. & Mrs. D. Andy Williams ’91 (Camille Williams) Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Williams ’57 (Jamelle Williams) Mr. William C. Winters ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Justin D. Wright ’01 (Sheri L Williams ’ 01) Mr. Lee Wright ’ 87 Dr. & Mrs. Scott W. Wyrick ’87 (Lenore P. Wyrick) Mr. Wesley B. Youngblood ’74 Mr. & Mrs. Greg M. Zielinski (Donna J. Zielinski) *As of March 27, 2014
alumni news by Chambers & Partners. He was recognized for his expertise in Litigation: Energy & Natural Resources.
1983 C. JEFFERSON HOOD (MS Human Development and Family Studies, ’89 Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy) Duncan, S.C., has relocated to be closer to family. An author, speaker and counselor, he is continuing his work with members of the military and their families through United States Department of Defense-sponsored Military and Family Life Counselor program. He has been to many bases and posts, from Georgia to Texas and South Carolina to Colorado and Tennessee. He has travelled to Germany four times to work at installations there. His most recent assignment was to South Korea. He recently published an eBook titled “Power
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alumni news Up,” which grew out of his 30 years of counseling experience. He is married to Linda. DAVID HUDSON (BS Industrial Engineering) Amarillo, Texas, is now president and CEO of the Southwestern Public Service Co. He is married to Susan.
1984 STEVE GUTHRIE (BS Petroleum Engineering) Midland, Texas, has been promoted to senior vice president of business operations and engineering at Concho Resources. He has been with Concho since 2004, and prior to that he worked for Exxon and Henry Petroleum. His career focus has been exploration and production, including corporate engineering and asset management while at Concho. He will also
supervise Concho’s land and corporate engineering functions. He is married to EILEEN VAUGHAN GUTHRIE (BBA Marketing) .
1987 LIBBY BALTER BLUME (Ph.D. Human
Development and Family Studies) Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has been named the new editor of the Journal of Family Theory and Review. Libby is the current deputy editor of JFTR. She is married to THOMAS BLUME (Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy).
1988 WILSON JONES (BA Zoology) Dallas, Texas, is an attorney with Thompson & Knight LLP. He was included in the 2014 Chambers USA “Leaders in their
Field” legal directory by Chambers & Partners. He was recognized for his expertise in healthcare. His wife is Lendy.
1989 MICHELLE BLEIBERG (BA Advertising/ Public Relations) Dallas, Texas, accepted a position as vice president in the Dallas office of Pierpont Communications, the largest independent integrated communications agency in the Southwest. Michelle brings 25 years of agency and corporate experience to the firm and will focus on client leadership and strategic counsel across all offices. She has experience executing multidisciplinary global programs and national and state public education campaigns and has worked in a variety of industries, including entertainment, healthcare, nonprofit, the arts and energy. Michelle is a member of the Texas Tech Alumni Association Board of Directors.
1990 NORMA RITZ JOHNSON (BS Agricultural Communications) Lubbock, has been promoted to executive vice president of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. She will also oversee the government and community relation functions and external programs. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is the largest business federation on the South Plains, representing 2,100 members who employ approximately 73,000 workers and account for about $900 million in economic impact in Lubbock and West Texas—all without the use of tax dollars. She is married to JOHN W. JOHNSON (’77 BS Agricultural Education).
1993 DANA STALCUP JACOBS (BS Cloth, Textile and Merchandising) Brooklyn, N.Y., was selected by her peers as a New York Super Doctors. Physicians nominate colleagues they would choose in seeking
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1994 SHERI ROBERTSON NUGENT (BBA Finance) Lubbock, was promoted to chief financial officer and vice president of administration of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. She will oversee financial processes as well as internal chamber operations. The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is the largest business federation on the South Plains, representing 2,100 members who employ approximately 73,000 workers and account for about $900 million in economic impact in Lubbock and West Texas—all without the use of tax dollars. She is married to Ben Nugent.
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Classes Designed For People Ages 50 & Up McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center 17th and University Avenue Lubbock, TX 79409 806.742.OLLI (6554) www.olli-ttaa.org email@example.com OLLI would like to thank the following for their generous support of our program by teaching during the Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 semesters: Dr. Dick Auld • Bonnie Aycock • Dr. Ken Baake • Dr. Steve Balch • Donald Beard • Jon Benton • Gilbert G. Berdine, M.D. • Dr. Gerry W. Beyer • Dr. Barbara Brannon • Dr. John Brock • Diane Brown • Bryan T. Camp • Gilbert Carrasco • Dr. Narissra Punyanunt-Carter • Lee Chambers • Dr. Mark J. Charney • Dr. David Cho • Dr. Christian Conrad • Dr. David Cummins • Louise Cummins • Daniel Cunningham • Chad Davis • Dr. Lou Densmore • Dr. Dean Ethridge • Abner Euresti • La Gina Fairbetter • Tommie W. Farrell, M.D. • Dr. Hafid Gafaïti • Dr. Lyda G. Garcia • Kerry K. Gilbert, P.T. • Dr. Greta Gorsuch • Dr. Micah Green • Dr. Matthew Grisham • Christopher Hepburn • Cynthia Hester • Helen Holley • Kippra D. Hopper • Dr. Holle Humphries • Deena Katz • Matt Kerley • Dr. Peter Keyel • Dr. Tigga Kingston • Dr. Tai Kriedler • Yi-hui Lee • Dr. Clyde F. Martin • Dr. Mark McGinley • Karin McKay • Linda Miller • Sheon Montgomery • SarahLee Morris • Ron Mouser • Carolie Mullan • Jane Nagy • Tibor P. Nagy • Dr. Lance Nail, CFA • Dr. Jorgelina Orfila • Dr. Michael Orth • Dr. Robert R. Paine • Amy Parks • Natalie Phillips • Dr. Catalina Popescu • Dr. Francesca di Poppa • Matt Powell • Barbara Barnhart Rallo • Dr. David Ray • Dr. Robert Ricketts • Mayor Glen Robertson • Dr. Chris Rock • Dr. Lisa Rogers • Arezou Sadoughi • Dr. John Salter • Dr. David Sand • Matthew Schlief • Dr. Dylan Schwilk • Sam Segran • Carolyn Simpson • Dr. Christopher Smith • Dr. Brian Steele • James Tarbox, M.D. • Dr. Jeffrey H. Thomas • Erin Vaden • Dr. Jennifer Vanos • Maria Vasquez • Austin T. Walden • Rob Weiner • Dr. Scott White • Donna Wright.
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Ifeatu Okafor Former Texas Tech student athlete I am the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year. In 2012, I earned the Big 12 Conference Dr. Gerald Lage Award, the conferenceâ€™s highest academic honor. I was the 2011 Big 12 Shot Put Champion and named first team All-American. I am currently studying to become a physician assistant.
I am many things. But wherever I go and whatever I do,
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1995 CHRIS SNEAD (BBA English) Lubbock, was recognized as the Communities in Schools-South Plains Volunteer of the Year. The honor is given to someone who exhibits unsurpassed support of CIS and its staff in the agency’s work to support and empower students to stay in school and achieve in life. Chris is an associate vice president of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. He and his wife, SUSAN COX SNEAD (BBA Accounting ’93) have two daughters.
1996 WILLIAM C. SHRADER (BBA Finance)
Houston, Texas, has retired from law practice and joined the Board of
Directors of the John P. McGovern Foundation. His wife is Peggy.
1997 CHARLIE CANO (BS Electrical Engineering) Gilmer, Texas, has been named general manager/chief executive officer of ETEX Telephone telecommunications cooperative and its subsidiaries. Charlie has been with the company for nine years, previously he was with CHR Solutions, formerly known as Hicks and Ragland. He is married to SHELLEY REDELSPERGER CANO (’01 MSPT Allied Health Physical Therapy).
1998 JASON COX (BA Political Science) Pagosa
Springs, Colo., recently founded a craft
brewery, Riff Raff Brewing Company. His wife is SHELLY CAGLE COX (’99 BBA Marketing). BRENT HUDDLESTON (BA History) Dallas, Texas, has been elevated to partner at Haynes and Boone, LLP. Brent leads the firm’s immigration practice in Dallas. Brent has experience in employment-based immigration law and regularly counsels clients in establishing company policies regarding hiring procedures, I-9 compliance, employment of foreign nationals and national origin discrimination issues.
1999 SHANE LOGGAINS (BA German, ’11 BS Architecture) Houston, Texas, joined the Wilson Architectural Group, Inc. as an Architectural Intern. While pursuing his degree, he worked as a history of world architecture teaching assistant at Texas Tech. Wilson Architectural Group has designed diverse projects such as the Ronald McDonald House, Sam Houston Race Park, the Houston Livestock Show & rodeo executive offices in Houston and the Tennessee Titans’ practice facility in Nashville.
2000 THAIS CONWAY (BA Political Science,
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BA Spanish) Dallas, Texas, has accepted an offer to join the communications and public affairs team at Dallasbased Southwest Airlines. Previously, she served as the director for Communications and Public Affairs with Tug Hill companies and The Radler Foundation.
2002 STUART SUTTON (BBA Finance) Canyon, Texas, has been promoted to senior vice president and branch manager of the Canyon Banking Center at First United Bank. Stuart has been with First United
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alumni news Bank since February of 2003. He volunteers for several organizations including Canyon Chamber of Commerce, Education Foundation of Canyon, March of Dimes, Lions Club, United Way and Snack Pak 4 Kids. He is married to Misty.
2005 PATRICIO JARAMILLO (MS Business Administration) New York City, N.Y., has been named vice president, solutions, by dunnhumbyUSA. He is responsible for leading product solutions and delivery for Macyâ€™s. Previously, Patricio acted as director of customer insight and was responsible for leading a team of analysts to deliver unique, datadriven insights for dunnhumbyâ€™s retail clients. Prior to joining dunnhumbyUSA, Patricio was a senior manager at Zappos.com, leading the advanced analytics team. His wife is Moxa Giddings.
CHRISTOPHER GREER (JD Law) Fort
Worth, Texas, was elected to partner status at Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP. Christopher represents clients in civil litigation and general business matters. ANDREW SUTTON (BS Architecture)
Brooklyn, N.Y., has recently created and launched a multi-language cloud app for iPhone called Lingrid.
2007 JOEL GOFF (BS Personal Financial
Planning) San Antonio, Texas, has joined the Predico Partners, LLC firm as vice president of planning and client services. Previously he served as vice president of planning for One Advocate Group, a San Antonio-based insurance and investment firm. Predico Partners is a fee-only financial consulting firm.
2008 MICHELLE DEMPSEY (BBA Management) Lubbock, has been promoted to banking officer for First United Bank. Michelle has been with First United Bank since July of 2011. She spends her time outside of work volunteering for the March of Dimes and Experience Life Church.
2009 CAITLIN CARTER (MS Exercise and
Sports Science) Carrollton, Texas, is in her third winter of training in Lake Placid, N.Y., at the Olympic training facility for her sport, called Skeleton. Skeleton participants slide headfirst on their stomachs down an icy slope at around 80 miles per hour.
In Memoriam TRAVIS WILLIAM ARTHUR student, died Jan. 28.
JOHN HARVEY PITTMAN ’56, Plano, Texas, died Dec. 7.
JUDY CAROLYN JACKSON BEAVERS ’69, Goldthwaite, Texas,
AMANDA SEVANAH PORRAS , a student, died Feb. 7.
died Dec. 12. JAMES WARREN “JIM” BOWMAN ’49, Lubbock, former faculty
member in the Department of Political Science, died Feb. 11. He is survived by his wife, IMOGENE FORTENBERRY BOWMAN ’49. TYRA MARTIN CARTER ’74, ’78, ’05, Lubbock, died Jan. 23. CARRELL ANNE BRISCOE CHILDRESS ’67, Lubbock, died Feb. 3. CHARLENE JORDAN DAVIS ’46, ’52, Slaton, Texas, died Jan. 22. MARSHA DEA DAVIS ’92, Slaton, Texas, died Jan. 30. JOSEPH CORDELL DENNIS ’72, Fullerton, Calif., died Oct. 24. TALMAGE B. DEWITT ’50, Lubbock, died Dec. 22. DAN FRY ’58, Irving, Texas, died Dec. 11. ELMER HARGROVE ’48, Farwell, Texas, died Dec. 17. THOMAS HART ’50, Lubbock, died Jan. 9. LAQUETTA HENDERSON ’90, Sundown, Texas, died Jan. 5. She is survived by her husband, CARLTON H. HENDERSON ’85. GENA HUBER ’81, Lubbock, died Dec. 23. EDITH HUNTER ’47, Lubbock, died Dec. 20. GORDON EUGENE JOINER ’60, Farmers Branch, Texas, died Feb. 3. WILLIAM MURRELL “BILL” KNIGHT ’50, Lubbock, died Dec. 11. BRETT DUSTIN MCDANIEL ’10, San Angelo, Texas, died Jan. 30. KENNETH TRUITT MCEACHERN ’64, Lubbock, died Jan. 18. BUCK W. MCNEIL ’39, Lubbock, died Jan. 14. He is survived by his wife, BETTY JO WATSON ’40. SAM MILLER ’88, ’90, McKinney, Texas, died Dec. 6.
WILLIAM C. “MICKEY” POWELL ’52, Stillwater, Okla., Dec.
31. ARETTA JENNINGS RATHMELL ’63, Springfield, Ill., died
Dec. 26. LEVON L. RAY ’48, ’52, Waco, Texas,
died Jan. 7. CORWIN C. “TEX” REEVES, JR. ’70, Columbus, Wis., died Dec. 17. He is survived by his wife, JUDY VINCENT REEVES ’83, ’88. JERRY REYNA ’88, Lubbock, died Dec. 9. RANELL LEE CHANEY ROLLINS ’40, Denver City, Texas,
died Feb. 1. BENITO SALINAS, JR. ’81, Lubbock,
died Nov. 29. TOM SCARBOROUGH ’49, ’50, Lubbock, died Jan. 13. He is survived by his wife, ALICE JEANNE BULLARD SCARBOROUGH ’49. OLETA MOORE SMITH ’38, Sandwich, Mass., died Jan. 6. FRANK A. STUART ’79, Lubbock, died Jan. 27. He is survived by his wife, LOUISE WHEAT STUART ’68, ’71. PATRICK ANTHONY “PAT” THOMPSON ’65, Lubbock,
died Dec. 25. ROYCE DEAN WALKER ’73, Abilene, Texas, died Dec. 17. KENNETH W. WARREN ’60, Woodlands, Texas, died Dec.
10. FLORADARE STUART WOOD ’49,
Santa Fe, N.M., died Nov. 12, 2011. JOYCE WATSON WOODS ’69, ’73,
San Francisco, Calif., died Dec. 20. BOB WOOLDRIDGE ’59, Dallas, Texas, died Jan. 3.
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student spotlight CO M PI LE D BY J EAN AN N CANTO R E
T E X A S T E C H UN I V E R S I T Y School of Law won its 31st national advocacy championship at the American Bar Association Arbitration Competition in Chicago. The win is the law school’s third national title in the 2013–2014 academic year, following its championships at the Hassell National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in Virginia Beach, Va., and at the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition in Malibu, Calif., last fall. The winning team is comprised of second-year law students DREW THOMAS, TAYLOR STOEHNER, DELANEY CROCKER and CALEB MILLER . Their win marks the law school’s fourth national title at this competition since the 2007 academic year.
From left are Drew Thomas, Taylor Stoehner, Delaney Crocker and Caleb Miller.
WHITNEY NEAL, CANDACE SCHOLZ and MICHAEL WALSH , graduate students from the Department
of Personal Financial Planning, won first place at the Industry Issues Competition hosted by the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals at the organization’s annual conference, The Arizona Institute. The victory was the second year in a row for a Texas Tech team to have won. They won a $5,000 scholarship for their department. Competing teams were charged with exploring three professions in the financial services industry and writing a 25-page paper delivering their findings. The team from Texas Tech researched elder law attorneys, life insurance underwriters and pension administrators.
From left are Mekonnen, McCray and Pierce.
TYLER CHANEY and DAVID WILDER , both gradu-
College of Business master of science in accounting students NIA PIERCE, BILLAL MEKONNEN and DENISE MCCRAY recently attended a conference in New York City hosted by Ernst & Young (EY) to discuss the role of diversity in an ever-changing and global workforce. Students from 71 other universities from around the country also attended the conference. Pierce and Mekonnen will graduate in May 2016. McCray will graduate in May 2017. The three also were offered internships for EY. Pierce and McCray will intern at EY Houston office during this upcoming summer. Mekonnen will intern in the Dallas office in the summer and will also intern during Spring 2015.
ate students in the Personal Financial Planning Department won first place and a $5,000 scholarship at the 2013 Foundation for Financial Service Professionals Industry Issue Competition at the Arizona Institute. They were chosen by a panel of judges through a blind review process as one of the top three teams to advance to the final oral round of the competition based on their written solution, which was previously submitted in October. This is the second consecutive year Texas Tech has placed in the top three teams at the Industry Issue Competition.
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ASHLEY LEMBKE , a doctoral candidate in animal sci-
ence, won the gold medal at the American Quarter Horse Association Amateur Working Cow Horse World Championship.
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