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Celebrating Art and Women

Kippra D. Hopper’s New Book

Reaching for Tier One

Texas Tech’s Research Mission

The Bright Spot

Prosthetist Laurie Dowell’s Gift for Helping Others

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Through the Arches / / 8 Celebrating Art and Women / / 12 Writer and artist Kippra D. Hopper writes about women and their art.

Reaching for Tier One / / 18

The Bright Spot / / 20 Laurie Dowell helps people regain their lifestyles after losing a limb.

Texas Tech School of Pharmacy // 25 Read about the numerous campuses that make up the School of Pharmacy.

Texas Tech strives for the next level.

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Association News / / 32

Institutional Advancement / / 5

Alumni News / / 36

Texas Tech Sports / / 30

Student Spotlight / / 60

PHOTO ON THE COVER by Jerod Foster

The Administration Building PHOTO ON THESE TWO PAGES by Wyman Meinzer

Sunny Flowers in West Texas

I would like to respond to Bill Dean’s article in the May/June issue of Texas Techsan. Bill Dean tries to give the impression that he is neutral, tries to listen to both sides and tries to be balanced. However, not only the content of his own article proves this to be incorrect, the article on pages 12 and 13 proves that neither Bill or the Texas Techsan is balanced and fair. Yes, Tommy Tuberville is now the head coach. But did it need to feature him in two pictures and feature Kent Hance in the large colored pictures with a heading called Insitutional Advancement. NO. NO. NO. If the Texas Techsan is balanced and fair it will in the next issue include a POSTIVE story about Mike Leach and further push the Texas Tech administration to be honest and open about the firing of Mike Leach. Best regards, William Ramirez, BBA 1973, Via e-mail

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Bill, Thank you for your excellent letter and “FYI” article in the Techsan we just received. You did a great job of putting the Mike Leach firing controversy into perspective. I support Texas Tech because it is a great university of which I am proud to be an alumnus. I supported Mike Leach when he was at Tech because I support Tech. From your comments, it would seem that some of our fellow alumni supported Tech only because Mike Leach was a successful football coach. As you said, “That is a sad commentary.” It misses the point of being a part of a great university and the services it provides to thousands of bright students every year. When I was young, my father was the high school football coach in a small West Texas town where football was indeed king, so I think I have a good appreciation of football’s importance in Texas even though I live nearly 2,000 miles away from Lubbock now, but I have a greater appreciation of the value of a great education to the 30,000 students who will attend Tech this next fall. Thank you for your insights and for your leadership of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. Pat Houston, BS, Chemical Engineering, 1968, Via e-mail Dr. Dean, I just read your article on the firing of Mike Leach, and I thought I would jot down some thoughts regarding your position and that of some others. I find your reasoning to be on target and the emphasis on academics correct. I think the “pressure” all schools in the Big 12 and other major sports conferences feel is to develop programs that make their school “shine.” I too am one of those who feel pride when Texas Tech succeeds in sports endeavors, but I feel equally if not more proud when students and alumni excel in other endeavors. After reading the one comment about the lady who wanted to disavow their degrees, I was both appalled and dismayed. I am one on the other side of this controversy (I believe the move the university made is correct) and Mr. Leach needed to leave. Anyone who lets their enormous ego get in the way of simply making an apology needs to exit their position of authority. While I have enjoyed the success of the football program during his tenure, the real reason for having a sports program is to develop both the ability and spirit of the team through participants. I understand that college/university sports has become a business in and of itself but it still is a representative program of the given college/university. Quite frankly, Dr. Dean, I appreciate your point of view and representation of our university. Both my wife and I are alumni of Texas Tech, Classes of ’65 and ’67. Bob Bates, Via e-mail Correction for the May/June Issue On the last Page of the Annual Report, the numbers provided for the Accrued Compensated Absences were incorrect. They should have been as follows: Long-Term Liabilities $912,000 Accrued Comp Absences $45,355


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ALUMNI ASSOC IATION EXEC UTIVE BOA RD Nelda McQuien Laney ’65, Hale Center (President) Stephen Souter ’71, San Antonio (President-Elect) Barbara Esslinger McKenzie ’69, Sulphur Springs (Past President) Bill Dean, Ed.D.,’61, ’65, ’71, Lubbock (Executive VP and CEO)

BOARD OF DIREC TORS Arcilia Carrasco Acosta ’89, Grand Prairie Ryan Barbles ’02, Houston Nelda Benninger ’68, San Antonio Bill Benton ’78, Van Alstyne Bill Brown ’74, Austin James P. Cummings, ’67, Lubbock Linda Schlinkman Fuller ’69, Southlake Victor Hackett ’76, Marlton, N.J. Kent Hance ’65, Lubbock Kristina Harris-Butts ’01, Washington, D.C. Sandy Devlin Henry ’67, Lubbock Carey Hobbs ’58, Waco (Athletic Council Representative) Joan Blackstock McComb ’67, Lubbock Sam Medina ’73, Lubbock Timothy L. Parker ’94, ’96, Roswell, N.M. Paul Parkinson ’74, Plano Brenda Peters-Chase ’74, Houston Terry Putman ’69, Colorado Springs, Colo. Mickey Rogers ’89, Lubbock Linda Burke Rutherford ’88, Carrollton John Scovell ’68, Dallas Clay Sell ’89, Dallas Tom Sellers ’77, Sulphur Springs Gary Shores ’63, Wichita Falls John C. Sims ’65, Lubbock Barry Street ’79, Kress Renee Bergenheier Underwood ’78, Lubbock David Waggoner ’83, Hillsboro Texas Techsan is the official publication of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and Texas Tech University. The Texas Techsan (USPS #021-676) is published bimonthly and mailed to members of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. Annual membership is $35 for alumni and friends of Texas Tech. Editorial and advertising offices: Merket Alumni Center, 17th & University/ P.O. Box 45001, Lubbock, TX 79409-5001. Telephone (806) 742-3641; fax (806) 742-0283; e-mail jean. Periodical postage paid at Lubbock, Texas, and additional offices. Send alumni news information to POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Texas Techsan Magazine, P.O. Box 45001, Lubbock, TX 79409-5001 or by e-mail to We welcome story ideas in writing. We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. If you send us a photograph and would like it returned, please indicate so.


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A place to celebrate life’s special moments. Whether witnessing a couple’s marriage vows or honoring a friend’s memory, important times in the life of a Red Raider deserve an appropriate place for celebration and remembrance. Designed for these special moments, the Texas Tech University Campus Chapel will create a non-denominational space for ceremonies, gatherings and quiet reflection here on the beautiful Texas Tech University campus. Surrounded by an elegant courtyard and located east of the Merket Alumni Center, the Campus Chapel will complement the facilities available to alumni and friends who wish to commemorate life’s milestones here at Texas Tech. To join us in supporting this special gathering place for our Texas Tech family, call 1.888.999.0074 or visit

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The Champions Club at Raider Park Alumni Association and The Red Raider Club are selling jointly memberships in the Champions Club, which will allow donors to park in Raider Park, a multi-use parking garage being constructed across the Marsha Sharp Freeway from Jones AT&T Stadium. Raider Park will be 11 stories, with an open-air rooftop bar, ground-level sports bar and grill, and 1,500 parking spaces. There will also be 18 spaces for RV parking along the west side of the building. On weekdays, parking spaces will be sold to students through the Champions Club. Spaces will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Raider Park will not be available for student parking during Red Raider football games at Jones AT&T Stadium. Similar to the Frazier Pavilion, RaiderPark will serve Red Raider fans as a convenient place to gather before and after football games. At last, there will be food and drinks • available next door to the stadium! Because the Champions Club at RaiderPark is new to everyone, the following are the answers to some frequently asked questions from people who have decided to be a part of this exciting opportunity. • Explain the procedure for getting in and out of the garage. The entrance/exit to the garage is located on Boston Avenue, just as you turn off the frontage road for the Marsha Sharp Freeway. Whether you are coming or going, it will prove to be the easiest gameday parking available. After each football game, the traffic will be directed straight onto the freeway, so traffic jams will not be an issue. • How far is it from the garage to Jones AT&T Stadium? It is approximately 500 feet from the garage to the northwest gate at Jones AT&T Stadium. You will take one of four the elevators from your floor to the ground floor. Once there, you simply walk across the pedestrian bridge that is across Boston Avenue from the garage. • Is there security in the building? Yes, there will be security personnel in the building on gameday, and there are security cameras on every level. Additionally, the traffic around RaiderPark will be barricaded so that only members of the Champions Club will have access to and from. This setup will ensure

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the absolute most convenient parking available around Jones AT&T Stadium. • Will the garage be well lit? Yes, RaiderPark is designed with security in mind. There are large halogen lamps on each level of the garage, and all the areas around the garage are also well lighted. • So, please explain more about the sports bar and the beer garden. RaiderPark is a multi-use development. The ground floor of the facility is designed for retail tenant use, and the eleventh floor is solely designed as a patio. The primary business on the ground floor will be a sports bar and grill. Similar to any other sports bar, it will serve food and drink throughout the year, and during gamedays, it will be open as a gathering point for Champions Club members. Additionally, the top floor of the facility will serve customers as an outdoor rooftop bar. Champions Club members will have access to the rooftop bar. The rooftop bar will serve a full menu of food and have the same drink service found at any other sports bar. Below is a picture of what the rooftop bar will look like. Keep in mind, as you stand in this bar, your feet will be three feet higher than the roof of the west Jones AT&T Stadium roof.

Rooftop Bar and Patio

• Is there also a beer garden? Where? Yes, there is a beer garden. On the ground floor, there is a road that separates Raider Park from the neighboring student-housing complex to the east. This road is designed as an urban parkway, complete with patio seating and a stage. During gameday weekends,

this parkway will be closed to traffic and used as a beer garden. • Is RaiderPark going to be available for parking during the 2010 football season? Yes. • Can I tailgate in the garage? Yes, the top floor of the garage is open air and set aside for those fans with smokers or large grills. In order to bring a smoker or large grill (one that is pulled by a vehicle), you will have to purchase an additional parking space for the smoker or grill. • Can several couples go together and purchase one space? Yes. • How early can I get in my space in the garage? Eight hours before game time. • How early can I get in my RV space? The RV spaces will be available on each Thursday prior to a given weekend football game. However, if you prefer to arrive sooner, that is totally fine. The space is yours to use for the year. • Do the RV spaces have full electrical hookups? Yes. • What about water, sewer, or cable TV? Yes, they all will be provided. • Is my donation to become a member of the Champions Club tax deductible? It is 100 percent deductible. • How will donors be admitted to the parking garage? Similar to current procedure on campus, donors will be issued a parking tag to hang on their rear view mirrors. On gameday, there will be personnel at the entrance of RaiderPark checking those tags for access. • When will parking passes be mailed? Everything necessary will be received at least three weeks prior to the first game of the season.

• Is membership to the Champions Club transferrable? In other words, can I let someone else use my parking pass? Yes. • Does the $1,500 donation count toward Red Raider Club points or Texas Tech Alumni Association membership? While the donation is fully tax-deductible, similar to any giving to TTAA or RRC, the Champions Club is a giving level independent

of all others. Raider Park will provide premium parking and an incredible atmosphere for everyone choosing to join the Champions Club. • How much does it cost for student parking? A student permit is $350 for the fall and spring semesters combined and $100 for the summer semester. • What will happen if a student’s car is left in the garage over a football game weekend?

It will be towed like cars parked on campus during gameday weekends. For more information, or to purchase a space visit or call 806.742.GAME may recall a column I wrote in the March/April issue discussing the fact that the annual Carol of Lights had been moved from Friday night to Wednesday night. I am happy to inform you that Michael Shonrock, Ph.D., vice president of student affairs, has notified me that the Carol of Lights is being moved back to Friday night. That decision seems to have pleased everyone.

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People Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business honored James R. “Jim” Holcomb, John Aure Buesseler, M.D., and the Wood family: Clay and Louise Wood, Don Wood, and Jack Wood with a dinner and award ceremony April 15 at the Valley of Lubbock Scottish Rite.

Holcomb is owner and president of Holcomb Real Estate Services Ltd. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1965 with a bachelor’s of business in finance in the field of banking. Buesseler is the founding chair of the Department of Health Organization Management at the Rawls College. Besides completing a Doctor of Medicine degree in ophthalmology, he is founding dean and founding vice president for Health Affairs of the Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine. Clay and Louise Wood, Don Wood and Jack Wood all attended Texas Tech University. The Wood family has developed extensive business interests throughout West Texas, including convenience stores, oilfield service companies, real estate development and many others.

Back row, left to right: Don Wood, Jack Wood, Jim Holcomb Front row, left to right: Clay Wood, Louise Wood, John A. Buesseler

Bryan Camp, a professor at the Texas Tech University School of Law, recently won the state’s top legal writing award. His article on

protecting trust assets from the federal tax lien, published in the Estate Planning and Community Property Law Journal, has been selected as the Texas Bar Foundation’s Outstanding Law Review Article for 2009. The award is presented annually to designate the most important and best-written legal article published in Texas. Camp is Texas Tech’s George H. Mahon Professor of Law and an expert on bankruptcy law, tax law, statutory interpretation, constitutional law and jurisprudence. This was the fifth time in eight years a Texas Tech University School of Law professor won the award.

The Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering named Jeff Bayer, Mica Endsley, Thomas A. Harper, Allen D. Howard and Randy Howard as recipients of the 2010 Distinguished Engineer Award April 9 at a luncheon on the Texas Tech campus.

Bayer, of Dallas, is owner of Curtain Wall Design and Consulting Inc. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1979. Endsley, of Marietta, Ga., and Midway, Utah, is president of SA Technologies. She earned her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering Cum Laude in 1982. Harper, of Los Alamos, N.M., earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in computer science in 1988 and 1995 respectively. He is chief information officer of Los Alamos National From left, Allen D. Howard; Thomas A. Harper, Ph.D.; Laboratory, a multidiscipline U.S. Department of Energy Mica R. Endsley, Ph.D.; Jeffrey A. Bayer; Randy Howard National Laboratory focused on national security science. Allen D. Howard, of Humble, Texas, earned his bachelor of science in electrical engineering in 1978. He is president and chief executive officer of NuTech Energy Alliance Ltd., which provides advanced petrophysical, geological and engineering solutions to oil and gas companies worldwide. Randy Howard, of The Woodlands, graduated with honors in 1976 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He is a project executive for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston, Texas, where he has worked for 33 years.


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through the arches « Garrison Institute on Aging Fosters Healthy Living for Healthy Aging Provided by Annette Nichols Boles Assistant Director, Garrison Institute on Aging The dynamic spirit of West Texas’ aging population is at the heart of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s (TTUHSC) aging initiative . The TTUHSC Garrison Institute

on Aging (GIA) leads this aging initiative through innovative research, educational and community outreach programs. Paula Grammas , Ph.D. , executive director of the GIA, and her team of researchers perform cutting-edge research aimed at understanding Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and other diseases of aging as well as developing novel therapeutic approaches to cure or prevent age-related disorders. The research division is well funded by extramural grants and has received more than $18 million from the National Institutes of Health to pursue innovative projects. Grammas and her team explore the connection between abnormalities in brain blood vessels and the development of brain diseases such as AD. This innovative and exciting work has highlighted a previously unexplored link between cardiovascular disease and diseases of the brain and nervous system. Increasing national and international attention focuses on understanding how blood vessels can affect the progression of many age-related diseases. Recently, Grammas was invited as an honored guest to represent the TTUHSC GIA and present her research findings at a joint United States-United Kingdom sponsored workshop on Vascular Mechanisms in Brain Aging at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Grammas’s work, and the growing interest in blood vessels and age-related diseases, has important implications for developing preventive strategies to reduce the risk of age-related diseases. This emerging area of research demonstrates that adopting a healthy lifestyle that includes diet modification and physical exercise can lower the risk for developing many age-related diseases, including AD. In recognition of this important information, the GIA community outreach programs concentrate on preventive health and are dedicated to encouraging the community to exercise, eat properly and become active in their community. To help accomplish this goal, the Institute offers GET FiT Lubbock, an eightweek team competition for participants to earn points for exercising, eating healthy, attending community events and losing weight for prizes. GET FiT Lubbock recently wrapped up its fifth season and the results have community members well on their way to a healthier lifestyle with a recorded total of more than 77,000 hours of exercise and more than 9,000 pounds lost. In September 2010, the Institute’s GET FiT Lubbock program hopes to provide participants the opportunity to become involved in its first research study. The objective of the program will be to motivate the community to make healthy lifestyle changes; yet, participants will have the opportunity to understand how exercise can impact health by receiving pre and post health screenings. The results from these health screenings will provide an accurate indicator of the impact exercise can have on their life. “Whether you’re a senior citizen or a child, there are many programs the GIA has available to show you and your family how to stay active, eat nutritiously and live a healthier life,” said Grammas, noting that evidence shows physical fitness in early and mid life can mean a better quality of life in later years. To learn more about these programs or to sign up for GET FiT V coming Sept. 13, 2010, visit or


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Hussein Al-Uzri, a 1985 graduate of the Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering , visited campus April 22.

He is chairman and president of the Trade Bank of Iraq, the country's largest financial institution with $100 million in capital and $6.1 billion in total assets. Al-Usri established the independent, government-owned trade bank to serve as a catalyst for economic regeneration in the country and to facilitate the Government of Iraq's trade with the rest of the world. He started the bank at the end of the military campaign of 2003. During a news conference at the international Cultural Center, he spoke about his role in reestablishing Iraq's economy and its current state. Visiting with him at the news conference are Chancellor Kent Hance, left, and Ambassador Tibor Nagy, vice provost for international affairs (right).

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The Texas Tech Alumni Association honored new faculty members with the New Faculty Awards at a presentation in April. The honorees, selected by their respective colleges, are as follows:

Front row, from left, are Sandra Rideout-Hanzak , Ph.D. , Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Sean Cunningham , Ph.D. , Arts and Sciences; and Trent Seltzer , Ph.D. , Mass Communications. Back row, from left, are Chris Taylor , Architecture; Jeffrey Lastrapes , Visual and Performing Arts; and William Lawson , Ph.D. , Engineering. Not pictured are Mitzi Lauderdale, J.D. , Human Sciences, and Loretta Rudd , Ph.D. , Education. Texas Tech University System Chancellor Kent Hance presented new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Tedd Mitchell, M.D., to faculty, staff and students April 15 at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building.

Mitchell was named after system officials conducted a nationwide search. Chancellor Hance chose Mitchell for the position from a group of candidates presented to him by the Presidential Search Committee. The Texas Tech University System Board of Regents approved his appointment April 1.


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News With a $500,000 gift enabling the use of emerging technology in the neuroimaging field, Texas Tech will be on the cutting edge of autism research.

Officials from the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering accepted the gift from Allen Howard, a 1978 electrical and computer engineering graduate, and his wife Linnie, via their foundation Autumn’s Foundation. The existing lab within the department will be named Autumn’s Dawn NeuroImaging, Cognition and Engineering Laboratory. The NICE lab was formed in 2005 as a collaborative effort between the Whitacre College of Engineering and the College of Human Sciences. Lab directors are Mary Baker, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering, and Michael O’Boyle, Ph.D., C.R. Hutcheson Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and assistant dean for research, College of Human Sciences. The lab will promote the importance of early identification of autism and Asperger’s syndrome from a unique perspective by utilizing scientific and engineering methods. March 29, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst announced, along with Sen. Robert Duncan (Lubbock-R), the approval of an Emerging Technology Fund award for MicroZAP, a bio-technology company specializing in food safety.

MicroZAP was spun off from patented technology developed through cutting-edge food sterilization research at Texas Tech’s International Center for Food Industry Excellence in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Four faculty members with ICFIE collaborated on the technology: ICFIE director Mindy Brashears, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Chance Brooks, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences; Christine Alvarado, Ph.D., also an associate professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences; and Todd Brashears, Ed.D., an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications. MicroZAP uses directional microwaves delivered at varying doses and intensities in order to target disease-causing microorganisms with great precision. The technology has even demonstrated the ability to kill the deadly MRSA bacterium.

through the arches « Two Texas Tech University Students Take Prize in ‘Denim Runway’ Competition

Photos and Story Provided by PCCA

Two Texas Tech University student “jeaniuses” recently were named winners of the first Denim Runway competition for designing the best new women’s and men’s jeans. Plains Cotton

Cooperative Association (PCCA) and Cotton Council International (CCI) sponsored the competition in collaboration with the university’s College of Human Sciences Department of Design’s Apparel Design and Manufacturing program. Junior Stephanie Hartwig, (pictured bottom left with Wally Darnielle) was named for her winning pair of men’s jeans, featuring a zigzag pattern; and Senior (pictured top left) Becca Pierce’s jeans— with the profile of a woman’s face in an art nouveau style on the rear pocket of her design—won in the women’s jeans division. “Becca and Stephanie will go on to our Denimatrix jeans facility in Guatemala later this year to see how a new jean design goes into production and to have the opportunity to rub elbows with high-end designers in the denim apparel business,” said Wally Darneille, PCCA President/CEO and 2010 President of CCI. Cotton USA, a CCI program, will sponsor the winning designers on a trip to the ColombiaModa trade show in Medellin, Colombia, July 27-29 to give Hartwig and Pierce a comprehensive view of the entire industry from fiber to manufacturing to brand to retail. The Cotton USA display at this apparel trade show highlights U.S. cotton yarns and fabrics from Cotton USA Sourcing Program member mills. Attendance at ColombiaModa will give the two winning students an opportunity to learn about the U.S. cotton textile industry and garment manufacturing companies throughout the Western Hemisphere. “Many of the students developed provocative label names and design concepts that have the potential to succeed in today’s complex apparel market,” said Natalia Moore, a Denim Runway judge and Director of Human Resources for the

American Cotton Growers denim mill, part of the Textile and Apparel Division of PCCA. “It was evident that Texas Tech University’s Apparel Design and Manufacturing program provides well-rounded preparation and training for students who want to work in the apparel industry.” More than 20 students vied for the winning Denim Runway design. The competition was based on the popular Lifetime reality series, Project Runway, where designer hopefuls vie for a spot in the winner’s circle—and a healthy designer’s contract. “Creating an assignment that students like is very attractive,” said Cherif Amor, Ph.D., Texas Tech’s Chairman of the Department of Design. “I have seen much energy and enthusiasm from the students who were involved in this project, and it helps them all attain the target goals they have set for themselves. It is an outstanding pedagogic experience that bridges the gap between academia and industry.” PCCA, is a farmer-owned cotton marketing, warehousing, denim and jeans manufacturing cooperative headquartered in Lubbock, is America’s largest cotton supplier. Additionally, the cooperative’s textile and apparel division is renowned for innovative, high-fashion denim fabrics and jeans. All students who participated in the Denim Runway competition used denim fabric from American Cotton Growers in Littlefield, Texas, just 34 miles from Lubbock.

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Art & Women By Jaclyn Thies | Photos by Jerod Foster

“For all of these artists, rediscovering and celebrating the ordinary is a part of their creative mission. They have chosen to pursue their art in relative solitude, far away from big-city life and glamorous art marketplaces.” —Pamela Brink, in the introduction to “Art of West Texas Women”


f there’s a word first author Kippra D. Hopper would use to describe the 20 women visual artists in her new book, “Art of West Texas Women: A Celebration,” it’s “tenacious.” Frankly, that’s not an overstatement. There are many different ventures of artistry provided in the book, including painters, photographers, installation artists, sculptors, fiber artists, and printmakers. What they all have in common, however, is an insatiable love for art and an affinity of being surrounded by a thriving atmosphere. The rugged landscape of West Texas gives women artists the ability to spread their wings and defy the critics, housing their creativity while nursing individualist qualities. Personally, Hopper first experienced the outdoors on family trips when she was a child. She said that as a landscape photographer and as a local of West Texas, much of her fondness for nature came from traveling with her family. “We didn’t go visit cities; we went to visit mountains, seashores and the desert,” Hopper says, with cactus plants glittering in her sunroom in the background. “Both my mom and my dad have always been very supportive that I could do anything I wanted to do, that nothing should stand in my way. I always considered both my mom and my dad to be feminists in that they are very equality-oriented—with each other, with their kids and with the world.” The family still takes time to travel. On some trips to visit and interview the artists, Hopper’s parents would come along for the ride. Her mom and her dad, a nature-lover and a person who pushed Hopper’s boundaries, certainly added to the adventure. One of the artists Hopper photographed on a trip with her parents in tow is Collie Ryan, living out of the shell of an old 1940s school bus with no running water or electricity. In Big Bend, Texas, Hopper and her parents traveled the back roads to get to the rundown bus. Ryan doesn’t mind, though. She believes in living as simply as possible so she can focus solely on her art. Ryan paints hubcaps with mandalas, a spiritual image of wholeness. Hopper wrote the collection alongside co-author Laurie C. Churchill, who she met as a graduate student learning women’s studies at Texas Tech. In the early 1980s, Churchill was the coordinator of women’s


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studies at the university. Going against the grain, Hopper became the first person to obtain an interdisciplinary master’s degree focusing on women’s studies from Texas Tech. Her background in art wasn’t the only reason Hopper wanted to write “Art of West Texas Women”—she long before had a passion for learning about women’s issues and making her views heard. Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the book connects the 20 visual artists, first and foremost, through the stretch of land known as West Texas. The pulse for the project began in Lubbock, because Hopper knew many artists through her relationship with Texas Tech, where she teaches photography and magazine writing. Soon, more and more talented artists sprouted up throughout West Texas to join the growing group of women featured in the book. For that reason, Hopper calls the collection a sampler of sorts, rather than a comprehensive effort. As a result, the book of artwork is full of different voices and personal reflections incapable of being copied. The perplexity in background, taste and personality is an ultimately refreshing quality. Take, for example, the art of Lahib Jaddo, a painter transplanted from Baghdad, Iraq, to Lubbock and associate professor of architecture at Texas Tech. Many of her paintings show women with strong physical presence, from the quiet discontentment of a frown to complete nakedness. Her art speaks to a woman’s inner soul, and, as stated in the book, Jaddo wants to show women in various reflective states throughout a lifetime of twists and turns. In the book, Jaddo talks of how the West Texas landscape reminded her of home. Depicted in the painting “The Void,” five women are spread out through a rust-red, plateau-filled background. Hopper is a fan of the rugged scenery. “I love the landscape of the American Southwest,” she says. “I love the openness. I find the desert not to be lacking in life, but full of life. While I’m social, I’m also really independent. I’m not withdrawn, but I like solitude, and in the Southwest, you can find solitude, which is a really invigorating thing.” The influence of the West Texas landscape can be found in many of the artists’ works, but landscape is only a definitive way to view the artists. In similar fashion, Hopper’s book isn’t just about appearance. It took interviewing each artist for five to seven hours using a list of about 30 questions as a buffer to gather the information. The book was a near decade-long project, and the hard work is evident: the artists’ works are clearly and accurately displayed in the book. A brief yet extensive insight into each artist and her work is provided in the text, getting just enough into the nitty-gritty of what makes the artists tick to satisfy a curious audience. The layout is reader-friendly without dumbing down the stylistic qualities the artists possess, and the information about the artists is biographical, insightful and supportive of the images. She is most proud about getting to share art of many media, genres and styles. The “celebration,” as the cover calls the book, has to do with the fact that there is empowerment flowing from the page. Not only are these women extremely talented, but they are

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The author with one of her dogs, Sky.

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Hopper, right, visits with Patty Neel of Lubbock at the Lubbock Arts Festival

real women with real lives, and at the end of the book, it feels like you’ve had a cup of tea with the artists yourself.” One of the strangest, yet most alluring, moments of producing the book came when Pamela Brink, the introductory voice of the book, noticed that the featured women were born during the second wave of the Women’s Movement. The first wave, dealing heavily with suffrage, brought the world the likes of Susan B. Anthony and Virginia Woolf. The second wave, from the 1950s to the 1980s, stretched gender equality further. Women stopped being seen as simply domestic and maternal creatures and expressed a want for what used to be seen as bizarre, which is the chance and right to thrive. Hopper isn’t a stranger to the political arena either. In 1986, Hopper worked as the campaign coordinator for liberal Democrat Mary Nell Mathis, who was the first woman to run for U.S. Congress from West Texas. Although Mathis lost the race (and Hopper was crushed in turn), the ambition and drive needed to complete the job was an invaluable experience for Hopper. So, when looking at the art that these 20 artists make, one can’t forget the influence of the hard-working women who came before them and hauled over ridiculous notions of what a person can and cannot be. One of those hard-working women who influenced Hopper is her best friend Judi Henry, Ed.D., Texas Tech women’s athletic director. Hopper has known Henry for 25 years. “She encourages me all the time and keeps my spirits up,” Hopper comments. “She also loves nature and art and also is a kindred soul. Judi has given me lots of confidence in focusing on what really matters in life, friendships, relationships, travels into nature, love of animals, exploration of art and artists.” Apart from her deep friendships, the women in Hopper’s family nurtured her to become who she is. Fittingly, Hopper dedicated the book to her maternal grandmother, Maxine Shand, and her mother, Linda Hopper. With her background in mind, the project fit Hopper like a glove from the beginning, and the sophisticated photography in the book shows that Hopper was even willing to put aside her first love, landscape photography, to tackle the world of documentary photography. For Hopper, a self-taught photographer, it was a fun experience getting to play with lights and new toys for a change. Her tastes have slightly evolved, too. She is fonder of imperfections than before, and appreciates art regardless of whether or not she personally prefers it. She calls this book her “second-child,” and while she didn’t cry for its completion as she did for her first book, “A Meditation of Fire: The Art of James C. Watkins,” she is grateful for what she learned and experienced along the way. On the opening night of the Lubbock Arts Festival this year, Hopper hauled her newly printed books and a few fresh pens with her to launch the book and commemorate a job well done, along with 15 of the 20 artists and a support group. Among them included Marketing Director for Texas Tech University Press, Barbara Brannon. In the middle of the hectic night, Brannon talked of the immense support the Helen Jones Foundation of Lubbock provided for the project, helping make the book the beautiful collection it is today, adding that being able to print the book in Lubbock was a rare and valuable plus.


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At the Lubbock Arts Festival

Not only did Hopper enjoy the festivities of the night, but she was also met with a gift from one of the artists in the book, Mary Solomon. Hopper knew Solomon as a young child— her parents were good friends with the Solomons. At the festival, Solomon presented Hopper with a pastel work of Hopper sitting in a juniper tree. Solomon painted Hopper’s face as she knew her when she was a child. The tree is symbolic of the nurturing qualities of their lengthy friendship and the influence Solomon had on Hopper despite the age difference. Although the Lubbock Arts Festival is over for the year, the book is an ongoing tool for connecting communities, which is a big part of what Hopper hoped to get out of the book. There are more stops along the trail in efforts of reaching a vast audience and encouraging communities to band together in strength and support. The celebration of women artists isn’t about competition, but cooperation, Hopper notes. There are future exhibits and signings in Amarillo, El Paso, Canadian, Big Bend, and there will be more to come in Lubbock. With a similar vision, co-author Churchill agrees with that sentiment. “I would like the book to enhance awareness of and appreciation for works of many accomplished, practicing, professional women artists living in West Texas; to tell the stories of the artists and juxtapose their words and their works.” So far, so good. The book is merely a dedication to women's creative capabilities. No one artist resembles the other, and strangely, that cements their mission rather than tearing it apart. Before anything, Hopper is a generous human being with a huge passion for what she does. Texas Tech found a gem in Hopper. “I hope as a friend and as a teacher, I can give some of that love, wisdom and support back to others and encouragement and confidence back to my students," she says.

“I would like the book to enhance awareness of and appreciation for works of

many accomplished, practicing, professional women artists living in West Texas; to tell the stories of the artists and juxtapose their words and their works.”

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Reaching for

Tier One By Sally Logue Post


hile the seven Texas Emerging Research Universities wait for the Higher Education Coordinating Board to finalize three of the criteria each school must meet to receive a share of the National Research University Fund (NRUF), Texas Tech is working to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the funding.


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“Our progress may not be readily visible, but many things are happening in a hurry,” said Texas Tech President Guy Bailey, Ph.D. “We have put into place a new strategic plan that is the road map for our progress not just to NRUF but down the road to true National Research University status that will place us among the most dynamic universities in the country. We have also met the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirement for providing a Research Strategic Plan. This is an addendum strategic plan.” Bailey also pointed to ongoing efforts to hire renowned faculty in strategic areas, the development of eight strategic research priorities for Texas Tech and the growth of the student population. “We made good progress last fall with a record enrollment, and I expect that could be the case again next fall,” Bailey said. “It is vital that we continue to grow our enrollment. We will bring in new doctoral students, but the heart of our university remains our undergraduate students. Our goal of providing the best education possible for our undergraduates has not changed and achieving national university status will bring more money, more exceptional faculty and more opportunity for our students.” The primary requirement for any Emerging Research University to receive an allocation from NRUF is to have $45 million in restricted research expenditures. Texas Tech is very close to that benchmark. “We have set eight new strategic research priorities that will help us focus our energies,” said Taylor Eighmy, Ph.D., vice president for research. “We have exceptional research and scholarship happening all over Texas Tech. The key to our growth is to continue to support our ongoing work and look at the areas we can grow and create areas of scholarship across the disciplines—from the arts to engineering—that are uniquely Texas Tech.” Texas Tech’s research mission is not limited to graduate students. The university has a long history of providing research opportunities in a variety of disciplines to undergraduate students. Hundreds of students in disciplines are working in labs and aiding in a professor’s scholarship activities. “Whether it is a chemistry lab or writing poetry, we have undergraduates participating,” Eighmy said. “These students are highly involved in the scholarships, going into the field and writing scholarly articles. “This is a tremendous boost to the students' education and any graduate school aspirations. This is also an area

where we need financial support from our alumni and friends. In some cases the professor’s grant allows for a stipend to support undergraduate students, but many do not. We need support for scholarships, for travel for these students to work in the field and attend professional conventions to present their papers and all the other things that go into the scholarly research experience.” The coordinating board is working with the presidents of the emerging universities to define the remaining criteria. Texas Tech meets two of the three established criteria—an endowment of more than $400 million dollars and either hosting a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa or holding membership in the Association of Research Libraries—Texas Tech has both. The third element is awarding at least 200 doctorates in two consecutive years. Texas Tech is close to that mark. The final three criteria will involve high achievement of the freshman class, high-quality faculty and high-quality graduate programs. Bailey believes Texas Tech will meet the state’s standards, an achievement that could mean up to $10 million per year in new funding as well as funding from the Research University Development Fund. The university’s near-term goal though is to achieve true National Research University status, with more than $100 million in total research per year. Ultimately, NRU and Tier One status is a starting point to become one of the nation’s great public research universities by 2020. “I believe that our efforts now will create a dramatic transformation of this university in the next 10 years,” Eighmy said. “Texas Tech is a very good university now, but the potential is amazing. We are poised to become a truly great public research university, akin to those in the Association of American Universities. National research university status will put us into another category and allow us to offer our students opportunities they’ve never had and allow us to expand the scope of our research.” If you are interested in giving to Texas Tech’s efforts to achieve National Research University status and help support undergraduate research, then please go to

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spot Much like the name of her business, Arise Prosthetics, implies, Laurie Dowell serves as a sort of beacon to uplift people who need her services. Life often serves up the unexpected—and sometimes, the unthinkable. When an accident or illness robs someone of his or her legs or arms, that person may feel as if he or she can no longer function well. It may take someone very special to help the person gain back what has been lost. Laurie Dowell is a certified prosthetist—someone who creates artificial limbs for people who have lost theirs. Her work helps people to regain more than a body part, though; she helps them to regain their former lifestyles and their spirit. “Seventy-five percent of all amputees are below-the-knee amputees,” Dowell says. “That’s, of course, what most prosthetists see. I think 10 percent are above-the-knee. The other 15 percent are missing various parts such as a foot or arm. Only 5 percent are arm amputees. “Every single person you see has a different set of challenges. One may be really old and have a lot of health issues—very weak muscles, a weak heart, poor circulation. One may be 23 and have lost it in a car or motorcycle accident. One may be a person who wants to go back to being a plumber and will be crawling under houses and getting in water all day. One of them wants to do sports. You just have all these different challenges—their bodies, their health, their muscular situation, their endurance, plus what their residual limb looks like. Also, what their activities are—what they want to do, what they did before and what they want to go back to.” Dowell indicates that spending time assessing her patients’ individual needs is what leads to success. She says the first step in building a prosthesis is to design the socket—the most important part, as it interfaces with the residual limb. She says that once the socket fits correctly, you then can start to build the rest of the limb. Patricia Hurd, a below-the-knee amputee who lost her leg in an accident at a steel mill where she is a train engineer, sings Dowell’s praises. She notes that the prosthetist cares about her patients and goes out of her way to be sure they are comfortable. As a result of her new leg, Hurd has been able to return to her job.


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and it’s been great. Now, if she has anything new, I’ll try it. Another “I wouldn’t be where I am if it weren’t for Laurie,” she says. “I was in the hospital and Laurie came to see her friend who was right thing she did is give me the confidence to go a doctor and see about having surgery to remove scar tissue that was causing me a lot of next door to me. Her friend had knee replacement surgery. Laurie pain. I went to the doctor and had surgery, and it improved my life. asked me if anyone had talked to me about prosthetics. She came “I used to think someone needed to have an artificial leg to unback the next day with a bunch of legs and books about them. She derstand how it works. She doesn’t have one, but it is amazing how began working with me before I was even out of the hospital. much she understands. She is a patient and loving human being.” “When I put on the first leg she made me, it felt like the leg I’d A patient’s journey toward walking again often is a very long one. just lost—it was like I was born with it. I was amazed.” John Tucker started trying to save his leg seven years ago. A year Although the stories she hears are heartbreaking, Dowell says ago last June, he underwent an amputation. While in the hospital, that it is important to remain strong. he called a friend from work who had been through the same expe“What good would you do if you go into a room and a little kid rience. His friend came to see him in the hospital and told him to is missing both his legs and you have to help him and you’re so go see Dowell. overcome that you can’t think?” she says. “What I do is go into “From Day One, Laurie and I hit it off the room and start saying things like, ‘Oh, and we can do this and well and worked together well,” that—hey, would you like bandana legs?’ You start thinking of Tucker says. “She works with all sorts of interesting things we could do instead of focusme everyday, doing whating on the gore and how horrible you would feel if you ever it takes. She has were missing a body part.” built socket after There are plenty of joyful moments to share It seems that, socket until we with patients. She adds that the majority of got the right her patients are older and often diabetic. without exception, one and then They typically come in with their spousbuilt me a es, and when the spouse getting the leg leg. I’m stands up and takes those first few when people discover walking steps, the other spouse cries. She also with a gets a kick out of her patients who Dowell and her quad cane are so anxious to get back to their right now normal activities. but will be “I had one young man I fit with a special talents, walking prosthesis, and he went out that night without Skidooing on the lake. He came back they feel as if a cane and said, ‘That sleeve really got wet,’” she by midsays. “I said, ‘Well, you didn’t tell me you summer. She were going to go out on the lake.’ I fixed they’ve found gold— is constantly him up with all these non-rust screws and looking out for got him a special waterproof sleeve.” her patients.” It seems that, without exception, when peoand a lifelong friend. Long before this ple discover Dowell and her special talents, they compassionate woman feel as if they’ve found gold—and a lifelong friend. began her career as a Randy Boswell has had an artificial leg since he was 16 prosthetist, there was never years old. She has improved his quality of life immensely. any doubt that Dowell would at“When I started out, I went to a man who was great,” tend Texas Tech. She is one of 25 family Boswell says. “The technology just was very primitive then. Years members who are Red Raiders. Her parents, Harlan Dowell and later, when I decided to look into some of the newer technology, Doris Tippit, were 1943 graduates. Her uncle, renowned cartoonI had trouble with it. I had a lot of trouble with my hip. My wife, ist Jack Tippit, was one of the first three Distinguished Alumni at Kimberly, is a massage therapist. She was working on my hip and Texas Tech. Another uncle was Texas Tech Athletic Hall of Honor made it better. Then one day, I was going to work and looked down member G.C. “Mule” Dowell. and saw my foot sticking out. Kimberly had heard about Laurie, When Dowell entered as a freshman, she, like so many others, reand we decided to call her. ally wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. She enrolled in the College “Laurie made adjustments to my leg, and we came to the concluof Home Economics, and her adviser suggested she pursue a degree sion that because my hip was better, it threw my foot out of alignment. With a real foot, that adjustment would be automatic. Laurie in applied arts. Her plans after graduation were to teach school. Dowell served as president of an art club, which was sponsored by took my leg and did everything she could to fix it. I was Old School and really didn’t want all this new technology. She was patient with Professor Clarence Kincaid. She also lived in Wall Hall for two years, serving as wing adviser and then went to Stangel to be wing adviser. me yet told me how good it could be with the new. I finally tried it,

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From left are John Tucker, Randy Boswell, Dowell, Ronnie Hall, Prosthetic Resident Gina May and Rick Smith

W hen her graduation rolled around in 1971, she decided she didn’t want to teach after all. She chose a completely different path. “I remembered that they had a career day in high school, and somebody from American Airlines had come to talk about being a flight attendant,” she says. “So, I went to apply for American Airlines. I was selected and thought, ‘Well, OK, I can be a flight attendant for two or three years after graduation and then start teaching.’ I ended up being a flight attendant for seven years. I had to leave because I was so allergic to smoke and got more and more ill on every flight.” Once she left the airlines, she “floundered around,” selling art and finally settled on being a custom picture framer. “I used hand tools and power tools. You had to please the customer and have a good rapport with them. It was a little bit psychological and a little bit artistic—a whole lot like building legs. I just loved it.” She decided during this time that she would like to become a physician. As she had carefully avoided taking math and science courses in college, she dove into


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making up courses she would need to go to medical school. To her surprise, she discovered that she loved them. Unfortunately, the oil business took a dive, and funding for higher education was cut, making her medical education cost-prohibitive. “Then, one day, I saw a documentary where a little girl was running through a field of flowers, and they were talking about these special knees they made for her so she could run again. I thought, ‘Now, prosthetics—that sounds really interesting,’” she says. “So I called the place with the biggest ad in the Yellow Pages in Fort Worth and asked for an interview and to find out what they do and where they get their training. They set me up with a prosthetist, and I spent about two hours with him. “I thought, ‘This is me! This is what I can do. I would be really good at this, I would love it. It’s like picture framing. It’s psychological and medical, artistic and working with hand tools and power tools and building things and doing something cool for people.’ I had already taken all the pre-med things I needed. I started taking anatomy

and physiology. There were about six schools for prosthetics in the country, and the oldest was Northwestern in Chicago.” Dowell worked with the Fort Worth prosthetics company until she was accepted to Northwestern. “Before I left Fort Worth, one of the guys came up to me and said, ‘You don’t think you’re going to come back here when you get out of Northwestern, do you?’” she says. “I said, ‘Yeah, that’s what so-and-so just did.’ He said, ‘I don’t think you realize it, but this is a boys club. Now I’m not telling you I’m prejudiced against you, but prosthetics is very much dominated by men.’ He said there will be places interested in having a female prosthetist, but it’s not this place. He said, ‘I’d start looking around, if I were you.’ “Then I remembered that documentary with the little girl and the place that took care of her, Sabolich in Oklahoma City. I called them and said, ‘I was wondering about becoming a prosthetist there. I’m female and have discovered it’s a bit of a challenge.’ He said, ‘Well, we’d love to have

Patricia Hurd, wearing her dress leg and holding her vacuum train engineer leg, stands with Dowell, who hold's Hurd's "yard work" leg.

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a female prosthetist. What kind of experience do you have?’ I told him not a lot except working here in Fort Worth and that I was going to go to Northwestern.’ I told him I had majored in art at TTU. He said, ‘That would really be useful.’ He said, ‘Why don’t you come up here and interview with us for a week.’ So I just loved them, and I guess they liked me OK. I started working there, went to Northwestern and continued to work for them. That was a wonderful place to work; unfortunately, it sold.” She loved her half-year in Chicago and felt well prepared to enter the world of prosthetics. After working in several different places, Dowell decided to open Arise Prosthetics in Tyler, Texas, in 2000. Since that time, she has had even more success with her career. A few years ago, she became Fellow of American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. “There are a number of ways of maintaining your fellowship,” she says. “One way is

to be a sponsor for a resident. I have a really great resident named Gina May. She’s done a research project on vacuum sockets for above-knee amputees. Vacuum is not new—five or six years—but there hasn’t been a good way to use it for above knee until two years ago. A company called Ohio Willow Wood developed this microprocessor vacuum unit that creates the vacuum without you walking to create it. It maintains the vacuum at all times.” It seems that the future of the prosthetics field looks bright, both for patients and for the people who help make them feel whole again. Laurie Dowell is a big part of that. Laurie and Stephen had a good time together in college. Here they are, in 1969, teased by a friend who is pretending to marry them. Interestingly, years later, they really did marry.

A Red Raider Romance

Rev. Stephen B. Stine, ordained deacon of Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler, Texas, with his wife, Laurie Dowell, choir verger.

The couple's cats, Mulder and Scully (the redhead).


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When Laurie Dowell was a junior living in Stangel Hall, she met a freshman named Stephen Stine who was living in adjacent Murdough. They had a few dates and enjoyed talking and laughing. “He was so funny and bright, and I thought he was absolutely darling,” Laurie says. After college, Laurie and Stephen went their separate ways, each marrying someone else. She was married for four years and then single for the next 20. “Over the years, Stephen called me a number of times, and we’d just laugh and have the best conversations over the phone, catching up,” Laurie recalls. “He called me in 1998 and was just brokenhearted because his wife told him she just didn’t want to be married anymore. They worked on counseling, but it wasn’t going to happen. Well, I sympathized with him for about 10 or 15 minutes, and then we just had the best time laughing and talking, as always. I called him back on Sunday—he was in Memphis (Tennessee), and I was in Tyler. I went into work the next day and said, ‘I’m in love.’” They got married, and Stephen moved to Tyler. He had graduated from Texas Tech in 1972 with a degree in economics and gone into banking. He earned a master’s degree in history from the University of Memphis and completed all requirements for a doctorate except for the dissertation. After moving to Tyler, he began teaching history, government and economics at Tyler Junior College. He also became the ordained deacon of Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler, where Laurie is Choir School of East Texas Verger.

S ince its inception in the mid-1920s, Texas Tech has grown from a small college to a major university with campuses spread across the state of Texas. Some of these campuses are new, some older. But, chances are, as alumni, you know only a little about these “Off-Campus Campuses.” Five of the Texas Tech University System off-campus sites will be covered, and I have asked employees from four of Texas Tech's off-campus campuses to write a feature story about their respective programs.

Jennifer Ritz, Associate Editor


The School of By Mark Hendricks

In the Beginning

In 1993, the Texas Legislature established the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy, and in doing so, created the first publicly supported pharmacy program in the United States in nearly five decades. As part of the process, the legislators mandated the SOP be located in Amarillo and that no state funds be used to construct the facility. In response, the Amarillo community rallied behind the efforts of the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation, the Amarillo Hospital District and a host of public and private donors to raise more than $13 million for the project. Three years later those contributions had transformed a dusty slice of Panhandle prairie into a 102,000-square foot addition to Amarillo’s Harrington Regional Medical Center. At that time, the School of Pharmacy was the only school in the Texas Tech System where the main campus was located outside Lubbock. The first classes began in August 2006 with 65 students, 26 faculty and 10 staff. By the start of the 2009-2010 academic year, those numbers grew to more than 475 students, 39 graduate students, 86 faculty, 23 residents and more than 80 staff located in Amarillo and at the SOP’s regional campuses in Lubbock, Dallas/Fort Worth and Abilene. Since its inception, TTUHSC-SOP has embraced new classroom technologies to advance its curriculum and prepare students for the ever-increasing opportunities that exist in pharmacy today. In fact, it was the first program in the nation to require all of its students to have laptop computers and to deliver materials and email services in support of coursework. In November 2009 the Amarillo campus expanded by opening its Pharmacy Academic Center. The 23,000 square-foot facility gives the SOP the ability to increase its Amarillo class sizes from 90 in 2009-2010 to 115 students beginning in 2010-2011. july/august 2010 T E C H S A N «


SOP Regional Campus Development

The SOP’s growth has helped the state of Texas address its pharmacist shortage: more than 90 percent of students who have graduated from TTUHSC-SOP have remained in the Lone Star state. TTUHSC-SOP has also expanded its innovative professional program to multiple campuses, and in the process, has gained a national reputation for its active involvement as a health care provider. Students who enroll in TTUHSC’s pharmacy program have the option of attending their first and second years of classes at the main campus in Amarillo or at the SOP’s Abilene regional campus. Students at the Amarillo campus can remain there for their third and fourth years or they can transfer to either of the SOP’s regional campuses in Lubbock or Dallas/Fort Worth. Abilene students remain at that campus for all four years.

SOP Main Campus: Amarillo


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The SOP’s Lubbock regional campus opened in January of 1998 under the direction of regional dean Charles Seifert, Dr.P.H., who still oversees the regional campus today. The campus is located within the main TTUHSC building in Lubbock and is presently the home to 35 P3 and P4 students, nine faculty, four post-doctoral residents and five staff. SOP faculty in Lubbock have many clinical interests, including adult internal medicine, primary care, geriatrics, pediatrics, community pharmacy and infectious disease research. Their clinical practice sites include University Medical Center, TTUHSC Clinics and the Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center. Lubbock faculty and residents also operate the TTUHSC Pharmacy, which provides medications and biologicals to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Montford Unit Regional Medical Facility; the TTUHSC International Pain Institute; the Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center; and TTUHSC clinics in Lubbock, Odessa and El Paso. The TTUHSC Pharmacy also provides telepharmacy services to the rural Texas communities of Turkey and Earth. In fact, the first telepharmacy prescription dispensed in Texas occurred September 18, 2002, between the TTUHSC Pharmacy and the Turkey Medical Clinic.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Roughly one-third of the TTUHSC-SOP student population has historically come from within a 100-mile radius of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, an area of the state where the shortage of pharmacists has often been described as critical. To help ease the shortage, the school began developing its DFW regional program in 1997 with clinical placements for a few fourth-year students. In 1999, TTUHSC-SOP officially opened its DFW regional campus using facilities leased from Baylor University Medical Center. In 2002, Richard Leff , Dr.P.H., was named regional dean for the DFW campus. Later that year, the campus was relocated to the grounds of the North Texas Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dallas, where a 4,800 square-foot building was renovated and dedicated to the School of Pharmacy. Additional construction during 2003 expanded the campus to approximately 8,000 square feet. In August 2008, TTUHSC expanded its DFW program to a second location inside the Southwest Professional Building. The 9,300 square-foot facility includes a 62-seat state-of-the-art classroom, research labs and administrative support areas. The additional space gives TTUHSC-SOP the ability to host roughly 184 P3 and P4 students. It also affords faculty and students better access to the Dallas Medical Center and several of the school’s important partners, such as Children’s Medical Center, Parkland Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School clinics and hospitals. Today there are 92 P3 and P4 students, 16 faculty, 13 residents and four staff members at the SOP’s D/FW regional campus sites. SOP Dallas: Southwest Campus

SOP Abilene: Regional Campus


The concept for expanding the TTUHSC–SOP program into Abilene first came about in 2004 when a group of community and private organizations first approached the school. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the expansion in January 2006 and the school began making plans for extending its Dr.P.H. and post-graduate pharmacy education programs into the Texas Big Country. Since that time, a 40,000 square-foot campus has been constructed, and classes began in August 2007. Virgil Van Dusen, Dr.P.H., is regional dean for the Abilene campus, which is presently home to 120 students, 14 faculty, three residents, five staff members. By the start of the 2010-2011 academic year, Abilene will be home to 160 pharmacy students. Each year the SOP’s Abilene campus hosts the Raider Red Pharmacy Summer Camp for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in pharmacy as a career. The camp is an excellent opportunity for TTUHSC-SOP faculty and local pharmacists to introduce these young men and women to the profession through hands-on learning experiences and activities that demonstrate drug compounding, patient assessment and pharmacy research. The students also tour local healthcare facilities and meet with recruiters from local colleges who discuss pre-pharmacy course requirements. july/august 2010 T E C H S A N «


Department of Pharmacy Practice

The TTUHSC-SOP Department of Pharmacy Practice is comprised of 61 faculty and seven divisions. Cynthia Raehl, Dr.P.H., the department’s founding chair, oversees clinical research and development, which includes the department’s Geriatrics, Adult Medicine and Clinical Sciences and Research divisions. Department co-chair Roland Patry, Dr.P.H., directs the SOP’s clinical practice and management divisions—Primary Care, Pediatrics, Community Care and Practice Management—and oversees the Office of Experiential Programs and the Graduate Pharmacy Education (Residency) Program. The Office of Experiential Programs, which includes personnel from the SOP campus sites in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas/Fort Worth and Lubbock, places SOP students in actual practice settings across the state of Texas. The technology-driven program provides these future practitioners with opportunities to interact with real patients and other healthcare professionals and has earned high marks from both students and preceptors. The Graduate Pharmacy Education Program is one of the nation’s largest and schoolfunded post-graduate residency programs. It supports the missions of TTUHSC and the SOP by offering unique training opportunities through 13 distinct pharmacy practice and specialty programs located in each of the SOP’s campus communities. Since its inception in 1997, more than 140 pharmacy residents have completed training.


TTUHSC-SOP continues to promote and facilitate clinical and basic science research for its faculty. Senior Associate Dean for Sciences Quentin Smith, Dr.P.H., and his staff oversee all SOP resources related to research and disseminating results to the professional community. In 2009 the TTUHSC Board of Regents named Smith the sixth recipient of the Grover E. Murray Professorship, the highest honor TTUHSC bestows upon its faculty members. In April the SOP and the TTUHSC School of Medicine cut the ribbon on the new Amarillo Research Building. The 48,000 squarefoot facility provides additional space for up to 15 SOP laboratories and offices for researchers, graduate student researchers and support personnel. Each year the SOP hosts the Wendy & Stanley Marsh 3 Endowed Lectureship in Pharmacology & Neurochemistry of Substance Abuse/Addiction. The endowment brings speakers of the highest national and international reputation to the SOP and is funded by the Marshes to give the SOP national recognition in the pharmacological area of substance abuse and the neurochemistry that precipitates this type of addictive behavior. The SOP and its research faculty also manage the Amarillo Biomedical Research Internship summer program. The ABRI program provides valuable hands-on research experience to student investigators by allowing them to develop and conduct an investigator-initiated research project in conjunction with their mentor. In 2001 the SOP established a grant program that resulted in the development of three centers for research excellence during its first three years: The Center for Cancer Biology Research, The Center


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for Pathophysiology and Treatment of Stroke and The Pediatric Pharmacology Research and Development Center. A fourth research center—The Center for Immunotherapeutic Research and Development—was established in 2007 as part of the School’s expansion into Abilene. In 2008 The Center for Pathophysiology and Treatment of Stroke was reorganized as The Vascular Drug Research Center to take advantage of several important collaborations that developed over recent years between the labs of several SOP investigators. Each summer the SOP brings faculty and student researchers from each TTUHSC-SOP campus to Amarillo for the school’s annual Research Days. The event is an interdisciplinary forum designed to showcase research activities that have taken place at the pharmacy school during the preceding year. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students meet to exchange research ideas and interests to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations between the SOP’s departments and campuses.

Poison Control Center

Since September 2003, TTUHSC and the School of Pharmacy have hosted the Texas Panhandle Poison Center, which is one of six regional poison centers established in 1993 by the Texas Legislature to provide emergency treatment information for poisonings or toxic exposures for Texas residents. TPPC’s coverage area includes Texas Public Health Regions 1 and 2, which consists of the Texas Panhandle, the South Plains region and a portion of central Texas. The geographical area covers 71 mostly rural counties but also takes in four urban areas: Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene and Wichita Falls. The total coverage area is equivalent to roughly 25 percent of the state and includes a population of more than 1.3 million Texans.

Department of Sciences

The School of Pharmacy reorganized its science-based research faculty in 2009, creating two departments: the long-standing Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the newly formed Department of Biomedical Sciences. Together these two departments are comprised of 23 research-based faculty, two academic faculty and nearly 60 postdoctoral associates, graduate students and technicians in Amarillo and Abilene. Ulrich Bickel, Dr.P.H., Reza Mehvar, Dr.P.H., and Thomas Abbruscato, Dr.P.H., are interim chairs for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Amarillo Regional Dean Thomas Thekkumkara, Dr.P.H., is serving as interim chair for the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Pharmaceutical sciences researchers use the latest research protocols related to modern drug development, targeting and formulation to focus upon critical research areas such as pharmacology, pharmaceutics, biochemistry, immunology and pharmacokinetics. Biomedical sciences investigators employ integrated research to take advantage of cutting-edge molecular advances in biology and medicine as they focus their research upon cancer biology, immunology, vascular biology, cell signaling, immunotherapy, cell biology, molecular biology and neurobiology. During 2009, the combined SOP sciences faculty received more than $2.54 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health and other government, foundation and pharmaceutical industry entities. They also contributed more than 60 semester credit hours of teaching to the SOP’s Dr.P.H. curriculum and administered the graduate program in pharmaceutical sciences. The GPPS is part of the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and offers master’s and doctoral degrees in integrated biomedical/pharmaceutical research. GPPS enrollment grew to 39 doctoral and master’s students in 2009 and accounted for more than one-third of total GSBS enrollment. Many GPPS graduates presently fill important positions with academic labs, government agencies and private companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Texas Pharmacy Museum

The Texas Pharmacy Museum is the largest museum in the state dedicated to collecting, preserving and displaying items that document the history of pharmacy. The museum, located in the basement of the SOP’s main campus in Amarillo, opened in 1998 thanks to the combined efforts of SOP Dean Arthur Nelson and Billy Walker, a San Antonio resident who began collecting pharmacy paraphernalia during his travels as a field representative for Wyeth Laboratories. Since Walker began putting the collection together in 1996, the museum has amassed more than 11,000 items, including pharmacy art and books, various commercial remedies and products, bottles and containers, laboratory glassware and other tools of the trade. These pieces of drugstore history have found their way to the museum thanks to 140 donors from 34 Texas communities and six other states.

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Back row, from left, are Logan McCracken; Drew Dorsey; Bennie Wylie, strength and conditioning coach; Greg Sands, head coach; Marty McCauley, assistant coach; Aaron Fitzpatrick; Chris Ward and Jacob Simon. Front row, from left, are Finley Ewing IV, Brian Scherer, Tyler Weworski, Matt Smith, Sergio Franky, Nils Floren and Chandler Rusk.

Texas Tech Claims NCAA South Central Regional Title By Matthew Dowdy T exas T ech men’s golf claimed its first NCAA Regional title in school history on Saturday (May 22), firing a 3-under 285 while outlasting top-seed Texas A&M in the final round of the South Central Regional at the Traditions Club in College Station, Texas. Tech’s second tournament victory of the season could not have come at a better time as the 10th-ranked Red Raiders will now have a favorable seed at the NCAA Championships, held June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn. “Advancing was the goal, but I think that good teams try to win and advancing takes care of itself,” said head coach Greg Sands, who will be leading the Red Raiders to the NCAA Championships for the fourth time in the last five seasons. “We set our sights on being in contention, and we were fortunate to play well today and have a few things go our way. We hadn’t beaten A&M all year. We had a couple of close tournaments where we were one or couple behind them, but it was really neat to see the guys compete and win.” Despite playing on the 3rd-ranked Aggies’ home course, Tech made just enough birdies to outlast A&M’s 1-under-par day and a couple Tech bogies on the 18th hole. The Red Raiders finished 13-under-par as a team, defeating Texas A&M by a single stroke. After a bogie on the day’s first hole, Chris Ward led the way for Tech as he had a par or better on the final 17 holes, finishing 4-under on the day and in a five-way tie for fifth place with teammates


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Nils Floren and Finley Ewing IV at 5-under for the tournament. The trio attempted 211 shots on the weekend, matching Andrew Dresser (2003) for the lowest three-round score at an NCAA Regional. Floren and Ewing continued their strong play from the previous two rounds with both firing 1-under 71 cards. Matt Smith finished in a tie for 20th place after shooting 3-over on the day and 2-over for the tournament. Tech’s other player, Tyler Weworski, finished 9-over for the tournament after shooting a 3-over 75 Saturday. Prior to the weekend, no Tech team had shot a score lower than 873 at the regional round. The Red Raiders fired 851 shots, over 20 less than the previous record set by the 2006 squad. “You always try to convince your team that they are good," Sands said. "When you do something like this, you don’t have to talk them into anything. They know we did something that was pretty neat. In my mind, A&M is probably the best team in the country, and for sure the deepest team. So for us to win here can only boost our confidence.” TCU (-6) and North Florida (-5) were the only other two schools under par, while Baylor (+5) earned the last automatic bid into the NCAA Championships following a playoff with Georgia. Russell Henley of Georgia won the individual title at 9-under-par.

Texas Tech Softball Falls Victim to Long Ball By Jody Roginson a lead off home run to set the tone for Hawaii and after it was all over, her teammates smacked four more to stake the Rainbow Wahine to a 7-1 win over Texas Tech. Hawaii advanced to face the No. 1 seed Alabama at a Super Regional in Tuscaloosa and improved to 47-13 while Tech’s second-best all-time season came to a close with a 38-18 final record. Ashley Brokeshoulder, who came on early in relief of starter Karli Merlich, absorbed the loss for the Red Raiders and finished with an 8-6 record. “I can’t even begin to express how proud I am of this team and how much it meant to all of us associated with this program that we were able to represent ourselves so well,” head coach Shanon Hays said following the game. “For our seniors, Ashly Jacobs, Leah Legler and Danielle Matthews to have experienced being a regional finalist is an amazing thing.” Tech, who drew the visitor side of the scoreboard, got things started aggressively in the first when Mikey Kenney drew a walk, wsa sacrificed to second on a bunt by Legler and cruised home on an Emily Bledsoe double down the right field line. But, Majam’s solo shot, the first of five total solo home runs for the Rainbow Wahine, evened the score and quickly set the tone for the tournament’s 16th seed. (And, it was Majam’s 20th birthday, which is rather special.) The Red Raiders threatened as six players tallied hits on the afternoon, Bledsoe, Kenney, Stephanie Drewry and Jennifer Lee each singled, while Holley Gentsch collected two singles on the game to lead the offense. Each of Tech’s three pitchers threw in the game as Ashly Jacobs came on to pitch the final 3.2 innings.

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“I didn’t want it to end, but I also have a perspective on what this team accomplished and on how bright the future is for Texas Tech softball,” Jacobs said after the game. “We left everything out there today and got beat by a team that’s playing really well. When all is said and done, you can hold your head up about that.” Tech’s 38 wins on the season were the second-most in the school’s history and the appearance in a regional final in this format (in the 64-team bracket) has now set a benchmark for the program. Jacobs, Legler and Matthews finish solid careers, with Jacobs and Legler each landing in several categories in the record books for Red Raiders, and Legler and Matthews who co-earned the high graduating senior honors at the TECHspy awards for academic achievements earlier this spring, completing outstanding academic careers as well.

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Former president of the Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board Barbara Esslinger McKenzie and her husband, Mickey, pose with their grandchildren. From left are Hayden, McKenzie, Lucy and Christian. The McKenzie Family has given the funding for the McKenzie Ballroom, part of the expansion of the Merket Alumni Center.

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance, fourth from left, and Texas Tech President Guy Bailey, fifth from left, met with the Washington, D.C., Chapter board this spring. With them, from left, are Carmen Haworth, Aaron Krejci, Ryan Geach, Chancellor Hance, President Bailey, Neal Carlton, Leah McCoy and Meredith Mino.

The San Antonio Chapter took advantage of a spring day to do some community service work and spent the day repairing a house.

Our Southeast Texas chapter is rebuilding and started by having a game watching party in Beaumont to watch the Raiders win the Alamo Bowl.


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Raise ’Em, Raise ’Em Texas Tech By Telea Johnson Stafford The Dallas Chapter of the Alumni Association marks a major milestone as the first chapter to raise a $100,000 scholarship endowment. If fundraising were a sport, the Dallas chapter highlight reel would span 15 years and close to as many presidents with memorable vignettes showcasing the early days of small social hours to the more ambitious signature events such as Red Raider Live and the coup de gras and top money earner The Quarterly Business Briefing. The Dallas Chapter, one of the largest and most active chapters of the Texas Tech Alumni Association, has seen steady growth in the endowment over the past 15 years, but nothing compares to the last two years. In just two years, The Quarterly Business Briefing is responsible for contributing more than $45,000, to move the needle across the $100,000 mark. The Dallas chapter has a colorful history. “There are colorful beginnings and interesting challenges that come along with winging it,” says David Thomas, former president of the Dallas Chapter. “If it weren’t for Jim Douglass providing comic relief and Bill Dean giving morale support when we needed it, some of those early events may not have happened. Now a Foundation Board member, Thomas shares the stories of near misses and close calls that could have prevented some of the early signature events. From the donated armoire that came up missing before being picked up by the winner of the silent auction to the last minute cancellation of the Red Raider Live headliner a few days before the event with 500 in attendance. The good news is that the armoire found its way back to the country club in time to be claimed by the buyer and the headliner who canceled was replaced by then unknown girl group that became the Dixie Chicks.

The current Dallas Board, back row, from left, are Nathan Nash (president), Heath Cheek, Carson Cullen, Brian Trulove and Katie Tellkamp. Front row, from left, are Lesley Jarrett, Dustin Elo and Elissa Luke.

The Dallas chapter has truly continued the passion started by the first wave of risk takers and give tips to other chapters on how they did it. “The Dallas chapter decided not to stick to the formula, trying something new gave an opportunity to grow,” said Heath Cheek, vice president of the Dallas Chapter. Cheek presented the idea of the Quarterly Business Briefing to the Dallas officers close to four years ago. Heath and the Quarterly Business Briefing committee spent close to 18 months planning the first event and the next 18 months executing and perfecting it. Very gracious, Heath gives most of the credit to a borrowed idea. Unlike the original concept established as a free/break even event, the Dallas Chapter set a goal for the first event of generating $7,500 and 100 guests. Within weeks of sending out the invitation, the first event featuring inaugural speaker Stephen Jones, Dallas Cowboys senior vice president reached $22,000 in sponsorship sales and 200 guests. “What worked for us was believing in the effort and faith that the Alumni base would support the idea and it proved to be true,” Nathan Nash, president of the Dallas Chapter. This support translates into sustainable scholarships that will be available year after year. Immediately, the Dallas Chapter can increase the number of scholarships awarded from one to four in amounts double to prior years. Scholarships are near to the hearts of the Dallas leadership, and the goal of making a larger impact in the lives of future Red Raider just got $100,000 closer. Derrick Morgan, membership development representative from 1999-2001, remarks on the quiet competition among the chapters during his time with the Alumni Association. All of the chapters had their eye on reaching the $100,000 milestone, some with carwashes and others with casino nights. “It is a great accomplishment for the Dallas chapter; I know other chapters are taking notice,” says Morgan. “It will be great to see who takes the challenge to be next.” Sponsorship opportunities are available for the quarterly business briefing by contacting Heath Cheek or online:

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» association news/compiled by sara lauderdale The Texas Tech Alumni Association wishes to express appreciation to our newest members who joined at the Century level and above.

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Mr. & Mrs. Joe B. Abston `60(Nancy S. Abston) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Alexander `95 (Ellen J. Alexander `96) Mr. & Mrs. Stephan J. Allenson `77 (Sharon M. Allenson `77) Mr. & Mrs. John Avila `50 (Juanita S. Avila) Mr. & Mrs. Gary D. Bagwell `81 (Shawna Bagwell) Mr. & Mrs. J. Kevin Belt `85 (Cynthia S. Belt `85) Mr. & Mrs. Stephen N. Biddy `90 (Darla Biddy `93) Mr. & Mrs. Kim D. Bledsoe `82 (Roxanne Bledsoe) Mr. & Mrs. Kirk L. Boyd (Suzanna R. Boyd `81) Mr. Randy W. Brillhart `71 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Burch (Lauren T. Burch `00) Mr. & Mrs. John Castro `88 (Carolina Castro `88) Mr. & Dr. Wallace H. Collins, Jr. `51 (Emogene G. Collins) Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Cotter `83 (Darla K. Cotter) Mr. & Mrs. Blake H. Crawford `05 (Lindsey W. Crawford `06) Mr. & Mrs. Glen M. Curry `87 (Julia R. Curry) Dr. & Dr. Stephen G. Dalton `85 (Ronda L. Barr `85) Mr. Daniel A. Dungan `79 Mr. & Mrs. Jim T. Durham `84 (Rita W. Durham) Mr. & Mrs. Douglas C. Ellison, Sr. (Yvette W. Ellison `85) Mr. & Mrs. Mike G. Fowler `84 (Debbie A. Fowler `86) Mr. & Mrs. Chris S. Galanos `68 (Carla J. Galanos `69) Mr. & Mrs. Dale Gladden (Margaret Gladden `86) Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Gleaton (Sylvia L. Gleaton `73) Mr. & Mrs. Mike B. Gooden `65 (Beverly F. Gooden `65) Mr. Frank P. Greenhaw, IV `97 Mrs. Gloria N. Henderson `72 Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hildebrand `83 (Eileen G. Hildebrand) Mr. & Mrs. Terry G. Knighton `80 (Patricia D. Knighton) Mr. Martin W. Kuykendall `72 Mr. & Mrs. Gary L. Langford `81 (Stacy H. Langford `81) Mr. & Mrs. Roy H. Lilly `78 (Ann A. Lilly) Mr. & Mrs. William B. Low (Jaclyn F. Low) Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Lyons `80 (Susan G. Lyons) Mr. & Mrs. Jason A. Maclaskey `05 (Lauren N. Maclaskey `06) Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. McCloy `73 (Annette McCloy) Mr. & Mrs. Raymond L. McKim, III `77 (Betty J. McKim) Mrs. Cynthia L. Melugin `05 Major & Mrs. Pedro S. Parra `50 (Mary J. Parra `50) Mr. & Mrs. Dan B. Pender `74 (Teri Pender `77) Mr. Weldon B. Rankin `98 Mr. & Mrs. Jack L. Richardson (Paula Richardson)

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Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Puckett `81 (Lea A. Puckett) Mr. & Mrs. Jay Ragland (Melanie E. Ragland `93) Dr. & Mrs. Gonzalo Ramirez, Jr. `81 (Jan W. Ramirez `81) LTC & Mrs. Robert C. Reister `83 (Karla Reister) Mr. Blake B. Reyna `99 Ms. Kristen M. Reynolds `03 Mr. Matthew R. Riggins `08 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Rioux (Anne C. Rioux `92) Ms. Amelia N. Rodriguez `05 Dr. Rolando N. Rodriguez, Jr. `06 Dr. Tridib K. Roy `77 Mr. & Mrs. David R. Schmidt `73 (Reba S. Schmidt) Mr. & Mrs. Fred W. Schneider `81 (Sonya H. Schneider `86) Dr. Kirk W. Sears `00 Mr. & Mrs. Gene M. Shirley `63 (Joyce P. Shirley) Mr. & Mrs. Brian S. Sikes `91 (Amy R. Sikes `92) Ms. Shelley A. Smith `04 Ms. Mickea A. Smith `09 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin C. Smith `93 (Cindy N. Smith) Mr. & Mrs. Roswell Smith, Jr. `02 (Shelley J. Smith `03) Mr. & Mrs. James B. Spaulding `49 (Joan L. Spaulding) Mr. & Mrs. Dan C. Spencer (Susan Spencer) The Hon. & Mrs. James T. St. Clair, III `66 (Mary S. St. Clair `70) Mr. Logan H. Stanley `04

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Edwin L. Dawson (BS Agricultural Education, ’49 MS Agricultural Education) Lubbock, and his wife,

Mary Alice Jones Oatman (BSE Elementary Education) Jefferson, Texas, is completing her term as president of the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club of Jefferson. The club owns the Excelsior Hotel—the longest continuously operating hotel in Texas—as well as the Joy Gould Railroad Car and the Ruth Lester Playhouse. Her husband is Donald W. Oatman (’57 BBA Marketing).

Norma Cleavinger Dawson

(’46 BS Child Development), in July 2009 moved from their farm home near Springlake, Texas, after 60 years on the same farm. They now live in a garden home in Lubbock.


John B. Malouf (BBA Management) Lubbock, recently announced that a new Malouf’s store opened in Southlake Town Square, north of Dallas and Fort Worth.


’ 59 Herbert D. Dolle (BS Soil Science) Canyon, Texas, and his wife, Carolyn, are retired and happy.

’60 Robert A. Clark (BS Soil Science) Miami, Texas, and his wife, Penni, live on the Clark Ranch, eight miles northwest of Miami, raising Angus cattle with their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Robert maintains a 4,900-foot N-S grass airstrip and a Beechcraft Sierra Musketeer plane.

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Bill T. Piper (BS Animal Production) Patagonia, Ariz., and his wife, Rose Hickok “Posy” Piper (’50 BA English), received the 2010 Pioneer Stockman of the Year award Dec. 29 at the annual meeting of the Arizona Pioneer Stockman Association in Phoenix, Ariz. They are the first ranchers in Santa Cruz County, Ariz., to be honored with the award.

Royce G. Newsom (BBA Industrial Management) Lubbock, recently received ACMA’s Lifetime Achievement award for his long-standing industry and association leadership. He founded Venetian Marble Company, Inc. in 1965 and Ortega Bath Environments, Inc. in 1980. Both businesses are currently operating in Lubbock. His wife is Mary Jo Garrett Newsom (’65 BS General Home Economics).


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Karl F. Kautz Jr. (BS Physical Education) Windcrest, Texas, and his wife, Anne, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August 2009 with their family.

Michael K. Bohn (BA Political Science, ’67 MA Political Science) Alexandria, Va., recently attended a book fair in Washington promoting his new

’00 Capt. Alex M. Thyne (BA Public Relations) McFarland, Wis., is an assistant professor of military science for the Army ROTC program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His wife is Amy. book, “Heroes and Ballyhoo: How the Golden Age of the 1920s Transformed American Sports.” He is the author of three other books – “Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room,” “The Achille Lauro Hijacking: Lessons in the Politics and Prejudice of Terrorism,” and “Money Golf: 600 Years of Bettin’ on Birdies.” His wife is Elin.

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James M. Ludeke (BS Agricultural Education, ’53 MS Agricultural Education) Burkburnett, Texas, resides on his ranch, “The Flying Horseman Ranch,” northwest of Burkburnett. The ranch is named after the Flying Horsemen of the 449th Bomb Group in which he served in World War II, stationed in Grottaglie, Italy. He and his wife, Joreen Kocurek Ludeke (’49 BA Political Science), have been married 63 years.

Richard Ramsey, Hammond , La., a former faculty member, retired as lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve. His wife is Birgitta.

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’66 Rio H. King (BS Mathematics, ’73 MA Mathematics) Fort Worth, Texas, recently released his debut album of Texas music, “I’d Love To See Texas Again.” Alan C. Whitmire (BS Park Administration) Wichita Falls, Texas, retired Jan. 18 ending a 43-year career with the City of Wichita Falls, Texas Parks and Recreation Department. During his years with the city, he held the following job titles: landscape architect, park planner, superintendent of recreation and planning, parks and recreation superintendent, park maintenance administrator, park and recreation coordinator, parks and recreation administrative assistant and park maintenance supervisor II. He and his wife, Lou, have 10 grandchildren, and much of their time is spent traveling to attend sports events or to help celebrate birthdays. They are members of Faith Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. july/august 2010 T E C H S A N «


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Mr. & Mrs. G. Barney Adams ‘75 (Kandy Adams ‘75) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Larry Anders ‘78 (Nesa Anders ‘81) Plano, TX Mr. & Mrs. Mike Baca (Jan W. Baca ‘70) Vega, TX Mr. & Mrs. Edward Benninger, Jr. ‘65 (Nelda Benninger ‘68) San Antonio, TX Mr. & Mrs. C. Robert Black ‘58 (Billie K. Black) Horseshoe Bay, TX Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brawley ‘95 (Sabrina Brawley ‘94) Keller, TX Mr. & Mrs. Richard Breedlove ‘70 (Lorrie Breedlove) Spring, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robert F. Brown ‘59 (Elena Brown) Lamesa, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Broyles ‘51 (Helen P. Broyles) Fort Worth, TX Mr. Clay Cash ‘97 Midland, TX Mr. & Mrs. R. Don Cash ‘66 (Kay Cash ‘67) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Chenault ‘82 (Vicki L. Chenault) Austin, TX Mr. & Mrs. Kemp Copeland ‘83 (Janet Copeland) Houston, TX Mr. Floyd Cotham ‘83 Dallas, TX Mr. John M. Czapski ‘78 Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Enoch L. Dawkins ‘60 (Frances Dawkins) New Orleans, LA Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Doherty, D.V.M. ‘73 (Ginger Doherty) New Braunfels, TX

Mr. Gayle M. Earls ‘59 Frisco, TX Mr. Daniel F. Frye, III ‘73 Austin, TX Mr. H. Wayne Henry ‘75 APO, AE Mr. & Mrs. Bob L. Herd ‘57 (Patsy N. Herd) Tyler, TX Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Hix ‘70 (Leslie Hix ‘71) Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Holloman ‘80 (Karlene Holloman) San Francisco, CA Mr. & Mrs. Peter M. Holt (Julianna Hawn Holt ‘69) Blanco, TX Mr. & Mrs. Tom W. Jacobs ‘87 (Jerri L. Jacobs) Katy, TX Mr. & Mrs. Leon Jeffcoat ‘66 (Patricia E. Jeffcoat ‘66) Midland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Johnson ‘61 (Suzie E. Johnson ‘62) Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Douglas D. Kenny ‘66 (Jenny C. Kenny ‘70) San Antonio, TX Mr. & Mrs. Russell Mathis ‘80 (Wendy Mathis) Midland, TX Mrs. Joan McComb ‘67 Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Michael McKenzie ‘68 (Barbara McKenzie ‘69) Sulphur Springs, TX Col. (ret) & Mrs. Michael Morse ‘63 (Constance Morse) Marble Falls, TX Mr. & Mrs. R. Northcutt ‘82 (Karen Northcutt ‘84) The Woodlands, TX Mr. & Mrs. James R Pendell ‘81 (Belinda J. Pendell) Clint, TX

Mr. R. Maxey Pinson ‘47 Oklahoma City, OK Mr. & Mrs. Joe H. Price (Mary Jo Price ‘53) San Antonio, TX Mr. & Mrs. John W. Redmon ‘71 (Ann R. Redmon ‘71) The Woodlands, TX Mr. & Mrs. Michael L. Riddle ‘69 (Carol Riddle) Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Rose (Susan Menelaides Rose ‘76) Scottsdale, AZ Ms. Nancy R. Ruff, Ed.D. ‘69 Clinton, WA Mr. Marlis E. Smith ‘54 Englewood, CO Mr. & Mrs. William B. Snyder ‘55 (Sally M. Snyder) Saint Petersburg, FL Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Souter ‘71 (Jill Souter) Alamo Heights, TX Mr. & Mrs. James H. Stone ‘50 (Evelyn B. Stone ‘48) Hattiesburg, MS Mr. & Mrs. Barry C. Street ‘79 (SuDeline Street ‘79) Kress, TX Mr. & Mrs. Dale V. Swinburn ‘65 (Cheryl Swinburn) Tulia, TX Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Swofford, Jr. ‘47 (Sarah Swofford ‘47) San Diego, CA Mr. & Mrs. Randall Vines ‘84 (Dona Vines ‘86) Montgomery, TX Mr. & Mrs. John Wald ‘80 (Karen Wald ‘80) Southlake, TX Mr. & Mrs. Edward Whitacre ‘64 (Linda Whitacre ‘65) San Antonio, TX *As of May 18, 2010

Gold ($1,000 to $2,499 annually) Mr. & Mrs. Terry L. Adams ‘78 (Deborah T. Adams) Henrico, VA Mr. & Mrs. William A. Adams ‘71 (Linda R. Adams ‘71) Arlington, TX Mr. & Mrs. Grant Adamson ‘81 (Nelda Adamson) Austin, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Adcox ‘95 (Keeley K Orman-Adcox ‘95) Dripping Springs, TX Mr. John Albert ‘09 Irving, TX Mr. Richard G. Alexander, D.D.S. ‘58 (Janna Alexander ‘58) Arlington, TX Dr. B. L. Allen ‘48 Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Ronald G. Althof ‘79 (Deidra R. Althof) Newburgh, IN Mr. & Mrs. David Anderson ‘84 (Susan Anderson ‘85) Lake Oswego, OR Mr. & Mrs. Dennis W. Anthony ‘75 (Loraine C. Anthony) Friona, TX Mr. & Mrs. M. Todd Barnes ‘91 (Amy Barnes) Boerne, TX The Honorable Ben Barnes & Melanie H. Barnes ‘77 Austin, TX Mr. Paul M. Barowsky ‘00 (Sarah Barowsky) San Antonio, TX Mr. Danny Bates ‘78 Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. William D. Benton ‘78 (Paula M. Benton) Van Alstyne, TX Mr. & Mrs. Oran H. Berry, III ‘71 (Linda L. Berry ‘70) San Angelo, TX Mr. & Mrs. Brent C. Bertrand ‘87 (Tonya H. Bertrand ‘86) Round Rock, TX

Mr. & Mrs. Hubert P. Bezner ‘49 (Victoria M. Bezner) Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. John F. Bickley, III ‘74 (Sandi Bickley) Garland, TX Mr. David D. Bishop ‘88 Arlington, TX Mr. & Mrs. John E. Blake ‘49 (Carol J. Blake) Midland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bridges ‘81 (Cindy Bridges) The Woodlands, TX Mr. & Mrs. Bennie R. Brigham ‘65 (Mary G. Brigham ‘66) Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Britton ‘69 (Judith A. Britton) Arlington, TX Mr. Oscar Brown ‘51 Arlington, TX Mr. & Mrs. William D. Brown ‘74 (Karen E. Brown ‘74) Austin, TX Lt. Colonel & Mrs. Mark Bryant ‘83 (Paula H. Bryant) Salt Lake City, UT Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Bryant ‘73 (Rebecca E. Bryant) Mechanicsburg, PA Dr. J. Fred Bucy, Ph.D. ‘51 Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. Steve Burleson ‘83 (Elizabeth G. Burleson ‘84) Midland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Larry R. Byrd ‘57 (Patricia A. Byrd) Dallas, TX Mrs. Barbara M. Carter ‘79 Antioch, CA Mr. David R. Carter ‘87 Levelland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Eugene C. Chambers ‘66 (Carole Chambers) Katy, TX

Mr. Mark A. Cina ‘75 Harker Heights, TX

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Ciolli (Kim Ciolli ‘91) San Antonio, TX

Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Conrad (Christy D. Conrad ‘92) Spring, TX Mr. & Mrs. Richard N. Cook ‘74 (Mary Cook) Katy, TX Dr. & Mrs. Todd K. Cowan ‘81 (Veronica Cowan) Fort Worth, TX Mr. Brenton A. Croley ‘96 (Carrie E. Croley ‘95) Carrollton, TX Mr. & Mrs. Tim G. Culp ‘81 (Annette Culp ‘81) Midland, TX Mr. Charles Cummings ‘59 Fort Worth, TX Mr. Frank M. Cushing Falls Church, VA Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Davis ‘84 (Lisa G. Davis) Tulsa, OK Mrs. & Mrs. Tom D. Davis ‘50 (Marjorie Davis) San Angelo, TX Mr. & Mrs. Sean D. Davis ‘86 (Donna Davis) Baltimore, MD Dr. Miles Day & Dr. Audra Day ‘99 Lubbock, TX Dr. & Mrs. Bill F. Dean, Ph.D. ‘61 (Peggy M. Dean ‘66) Lubbock, TX Mrs. Sue Derr ‘50 Colleyville, TX Ms. Jane B. Dickson ‘74 Stephenville, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jim A. Douglass ‘70 (Patti Douglass ‘85) Lubbock, TX

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dowdey ‘88 (Cynthia Dowdey ‘88) Richardson, TX Mr. & Mrs. John C. Downs ‘66 (Edie Downs) Sadler, TX Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Dry ‘73 (Laura Dry) Flower Mound, TX Mr. Michael Earthman Houston, TX Ms. Patricia A. Erwin ‘77 Taylor, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Fannin ‘70 (Linda B. Fannin) San Antonio, TX Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Figueroa ‘67 (Sharon M. Figueroa) Richland, WA Mr. Clyde L. Fincher ‘30 San Benito, TX Mr. & Mrs. Edward B. Franco ‘70 (Nora Franco) Irving, TX Mr. & Mrs. Terry E. Fuller ‘77 (Linda S. Fuller ‘69) Southlake, TX Mr. Joe Kirk Fulton ‘54 Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Ricky Gaddis (Melinda Gaddis ‘84) Katy, TX Mr. & Mrs. David Gates ‘85 (Jill Gates ‘85) Madison, MS Mr. & Mrs. Mariano Gomez, Jr. ‘90 (Elena Gomez) Austin, TX Dr. & Mrs. James C. Graham ‘63 (Rachel S. Graham) Creve Coeur, MO Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Green ‘64 (Mary Ann Green ‘64) Fair Oaks Ranch, TX Mr. & Mrs. Steve Greer ‘68 (Dolores G. Greer) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. J. Todd Gregory ‘85 (Nancy E. Gregory) Fort Worth, TX Dr. Nadim Haddad ‘88 Potomac, MD Mr. & Mrs. David H. Hadden ‘78 (Pamela A. Hadden ‘87) Allen, TX Mrs. Karen Hamel ‘93 Lubbock, TX Mrs. Amy R. Hammer ‘72 Falls Church, VA Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Hammond ‘75 (Cynthia Hammond) Woodland Hills, CA Chancellor & Mrs. Kent R. Hance ‘65 (Susie Hance) Lubbock, TX Ms. Bobbie C. Harris Opelika, AL Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Harris ‘55 (Denise M. Harris) Bellingham, WA Mr. & Mrs. Owen Harrison ‘73 (Lois Harrison) San Angelo, TX Dr. Robert I. Hart, M.D. ‘80 & Dr. Susan E. Hart, M.D. Baton Rouge, LA Mr. & Mrs. John W. Harvill ‘72 (Jean R. Harvill) Harvey, LA Mr. & Mrs. Marc Hayes (Amy Hayes ‘96) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Daniel W. Heinchon ‘81 (Nita C. Heinchon ‘81) San Antonio, TX Mr. Scott E. Heinzman ‘87 Hanover Park, IL Mr. Homer L. Hensley, IV ‘96 Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Herrin ‘82 (Cheryl Herrin ‘83) Tampa, FL Mr. & Mrs. Gregory R. Hoes ‘86 (Lori Hoes) Garland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Timothy S. Hopper ‘82 (Gretchen Hopper ‘86) Katy, TX Mr. & Mrs. Don J. Howe ‘71 (Vickie Howe) Alpharetta, GA Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Huckabee ‘91 (Robin Huckabee ‘92) Fort Worth, TX Dr. Tim Huckabee ‘87 Southlake, TX Mr. & Mrs. Drew M. Ingram ‘79 (Laura J. Ingram ‘79) Midland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Rex Isom ‘78 (Nancy Isom ‘80) Idalou, TX Mr. Van J. Josselet ‘74 Dalhart, TX Major & Mrs. Anthony D. Killa ‘95 (Carolyn T. Killa) Atlanta, GA

Mr. & Mrs. Derrick Kirkpatrick ‘01 (Kimberly Kirkpatrick ‘01) Pflugerville, TX Mrs. Peggy B. LaFont ‘61 Plainview, TX Mr. & Mrs. Curt Langford ‘90 (Jill Langford ‘90) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Charles Latch ‘71 (Linda Latch) Houston, TX Mr. Rowland C. Lawson ‘84 Soldotna, AK Mr. & Mrs. Lanny G. Layman ‘77 (Joni Layman ‘79) San Angelo, TX Mr. Robert J. Lewis ‘49 Sea Island, GA Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Logan ‘51 (Carol L. Logan) Colleyville, TX Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Loveless ‘93 (Stacy Loveless ‘92) Cos Cob, CT Mr. & Mrs. Larry K. Lowe ‘67 (Ashley Lowe) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Wendell W. Mayes, Jr ‘49 (Mary Jane Mayes) Austin, TX Mr. & Mrs. Bob Mayo ‘69 (Jo C. Mayo ‘71) Petersburg, TX Mr. & Mrs. Brian F. McCoy ‘75 (Wetonnah L. McCoy) San Marcos, TX Mr. & Mrs. John L. McCoy ‘70 (Lynnda J. McCoy ‘68) Haslet, TX Mr. & Mrs. George G. McDuff ‘58 (Beverly J. McDuff ‘54) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. M. Ryan McKenzie ‘98 (Kathleen McKenzie ‘04) Sulphur Springs, TX Dr. John S. Menzies, D.V.M. ‘75 Cleburne, TX Ms. Patsy Middleton ‘57 Austin, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Miers ‘82 (Sarah Miers) Abilene, TX Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Mikolajczyk ‘60 (Hilda Mikolajczyk) Broussard, LA Mr. & Mrs. Jacob A. Miller ‘01 (Erica Miller) Lubbock, TX Mrs. Martha H. Miller ‘49 Brenham, TX Mr. Glenn Moor ‘84 Lubbock, TX Dr. Joshua H. Moore ‘04 & Dr. Christina M. Moore ‘03 Tulia, TX Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Moore ‘94 (Kathryn Moore) Plano, TX Mr. Paul C. Nader, M.D. ‘81 Austin, TX Dr. & Mrs. Raghu Narayan ‘71 (Barbara Narayan) Conroe, TX Mr. & Mrs. H. Jack Naumann (Melinda Naumann) Midland, TX Mr. & Mrs. Mark Neas ‘92 (Gaylynn Neas) Houston, TX Dr. James D. Norcross ‘87 Irving, TX Mr. & Mrs. John C. Owens ‘71 (Cynthia M. Owens ‘73) Lubbock, TX Dr. & Mrs. Brian Papworth ‘88 (Mardi Papworth) Albuquerque, NM Mr. Paul E. Parkinson ‘74 Plano, TX Mr. Gary R. Petersen ‘68 Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Mike J. Petraitis ‘79 (Martha M. Petraitis ‘81) Midland, TX Mr. David R. Pickering Lubbock, TX Mr. Ivan W. Pinney ‘07 The Woodlands, TX Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Poore ‘90 (Christina Poore) Mercer Island, WA Mr. & Mrs. Bradley P. Poteet ‘96 (Gina M. Poteet ‘97) Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Billy Power ‘47 (Ruby Power ‘44) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey D. Price (Barbara D. Price ‘74) Boerne, TX Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Pullen ‘80 (Carroll A. Pullen) Sugar Land, TX Mrs. Mendy W. Putman ‘81 Colorado Springs, CO

Mr. & Mrs. Gil H. Radtke ‘82 (Ann G. Radtke) Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Ben Ralston ‘76 (Jeannie Ralston ‘77) Wichita Falls, TX Mr. Jerry S. Rawls ‘67 Los Altos, CA Mr. & Mrs. Steve Reichmuth ‘72 (Barbara Reichmuth) Dallas, TX Mr. J. Ross Relyea ‘53 Oklahoma City, OK Mr. & Mrs. Charles Rippy ‘84 (Michele Rippy) Flint, TX Mrs. Kathy H. Roberts ‘72 Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Douglass C. Robison ‘79 (Angie Robison) Midland, TX Ms. Terry Rolan ‘85 Saint Louis, MO Mr. & Mrs. Bari A. Sadler ‘02 (Mary K. Sadler ‘02) Baytown, TX Dr. & Mrs. Martin Salazar, Ed.D. ‘78 (Margie Salazar) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Robbie R. Sartain ‘79 (Kathleen M. Sartain ‘79) Midland, MI Mrs. Sammie F. Saulsbury ‘58 Monroe, LA Dr. Alan C. Schauer, D.D.S. ‘77 Austin, TX Ms. Anita R. Smith ‘63 Slidell, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jerry V. Smith ‘65 (Gail P. Smith ‘68) Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Smith ‘74 (Kristin Smith ‘76) Hunt, TX Mr. Robert D. Smith ‘82 Fort Worth, TX Mrs. Karisa P. Sprague ‘01 Colorado Springs, CO Mr. & Mrs. Scott D. Stedman ‘98 (Tamie Stedman ‘98) Frisco, TX Mr. & Mrs. Larry G. Strickland ‘70 (Linda F. Strickland) Colleyville, TX Mr. & Mrs. Max S. Swinburn ‘67 (Doris Swinburn) Dimmitt, TX Mr. & Mrs. R. Brian Teal ‘95 (Jessica Teal ‘96) Dallas, TX Mr. & Mrs. Don D. Thetford ‘56 (Mary B. Thetford) Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Fred Timberlake, Jr. ‘68 (Kay G. Timberlake) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Traylor ‘86 (Laura Traylor) Austin, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Turner ‘68 (Diane Turner ‘68) Blanco, TX Mr. & Mrs. Fred A. Underwood ‘71 (Pam Underwood) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. John B. Walker ‘68 (Lisa A. Walker) Houston, TX Mr. & Mrs. Ben B. Wallace ‘76 (Patricia H. Wallace) Corpus Christi, TX Mr. & Mrs. Dan G. Webster, III ‘61 (Molly I. Webster) San Antonio, TX Mr. & Mrs. Herman Wheatley, Jr. ‘65 (Barbara Wheatley) Brownfield, TX Mr. & Mrs. Bryant L. Williams, Jr. ‘61 (Brenda Williams) Kerrville, TX Mr. D. Andy Williams ‘91 (Camille Williams) Dimmitt, TX Mr. Lewis Williams ‘57 Montgomery, TX Mr. & Mrs. James S. Young ‘49 (Peggy B. Young) Lubbock, TX *As of May 18, 2010

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Jim C. Black (BS Animal Production) Kingfisher, Okla., retired from Farm Service Agency, USDA Jan. 1. His wife is Janell.

’68 Michael K. “Mickey” McKenzie (BBA Management) Sulphur Springs, Texas, and his wife, Barbara Esslinger McKenzie (’69 BA History), announce the birth of their granddaughter, Mickey Anne, on Feb. 10. Mickey recently was named “Citizen of the Year” in Sulphur Springs.




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» alumni news John F. Scovell (BBA Accounting) Dallas, Texas, recently was named winner of the 81st annual Linz Award for his work as chairman of the Dallas Citizen Council last year. The Linz Award, sponsored by Zale Corp. and the Dallas Morning News, is presented to a Dallas County resident in honor of civic service or humanitarian efforts benefitting the city of Dallas. John’s wife is Diane Scovell (’68 BS Clothing, Textile and Merchandising).

’ 70 Ronald L. Hilliard (BS Agricultural Education, ’74 M.Ed. Agricultural Education) Stillwater, Okla., is a state conservationist with USDA NRCS in Stillwater. His wife is Edith.

’ 71 Bob Eudy (BAR Architecture) Houston, Texas, recently joined Bay Architects as a project manager. He has more than 35 years of architectural experience, including 27 years in project management and construction management. He is project manager of San Jacinto College’s four new LEED science facilities.

’ 72 Debbie Kennedy Christian (BA Journalism) Mesquite, Texas, director of customer relations for UMR Communications in Dallas, Texas, was elected April 8 to a one-year term as president of the Religion Communicators Council in Chicago, Ill. Her husband is Richard D. Christian (’71 BBA General Business).

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’ 73 Michael A. Doherty (BS Zoology) New Braunfels, Texas, is the 20092010 president of the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice. His wife is Ginger. Mitch Spillar (BS Agricultural Economics) Waxahachie, Texas, has been at Gerdau Ameristeel 27 years. He and his wife, Kathy, live on a ranch.

’ 75 Dennis W. Anthony (BS Agricultural Economics) Friona, Texas, chairman of the Board of Great Plains

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alumni news « Ag Credit in Amarillo, Texas, is involved in farming and livestock operations in Friona. His wife is Loraine.

’ 77 James J. Cook (Ed.D. Education) Oklahoma City, Okla., retired from presidency of Rose State College, an urban community college in Midwest City, Okla., in January 2007. His wife is Stephanie. W. Rick Saigling (BA Journalism) Allen, Texas, recently retired from teaching in Plano Independent School District after 32 years. His wife is Cynthia. Thomas E. “Tom” Smith (Ed.D. Education) Fayetteville, Ark., recently was appointed dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas. His wife is Debi.

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E. Tyson Thomas (BS Civil Engineering) Richmond, Texas, is vice president of Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc., a planning, engineering and program management firm. His wife is Kathy.

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Mark L. Witt (BBA Management) Mason, Texas, retired from Texas Instruments in February 2009. He and his wife, Laurie Hansen Witt (’76 BS Cloth, Textile and Merchandising), are enjoying retirement in the Texas Hill Country.

Russell K. Holeman (BS Civil Engineering) Plano, Texas, recently was selected as regional construction engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division in Dallas, Texas. He is responsible for oversight of construction in a four-state area.

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Mark D. White (BS Finance, ’82 JD Law) Amarillo, Texas, is managing shareholder of Sprouse Shrader Smith P.C. His wife is Terry Hudson White (’79 JD Law).

’80 Ronald E. “Ron” Mercer Jr. (BBA Finance) Dallas, Texas, is senior vice president and area manager for the southeast division of Wells Fargo

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Class of 1960 – 50th Reunion

Thursday, September 2, 2010 – Saturday, September 4, 2010 For more information, please contact: Sara Lauderdale at Peggy Pearce at Texas Tech Alumni Association 806.742.3641

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alumni news « Correspondent Banking Group. He and his staff provide financial institutions with credit, trade, international payment, foreign exchange, financial risk management, corporate trust, treasury management and investment services. His wife is Debra Hanson Mercer (’80 BS Cloth, Textile and Merchandising).

’ 81 James R. Pendell (BS Agricultural Education, ’82 MS Agricultural Education, ’83 BS Soil Science) Clint, Texas, and his wife, Belinda, have three sons and one daughter.

’82 Kathleen Campbell-Walker (BA History) El Paso, Texas, past national president of the American

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» alumni news Immigration Lawyers Association, remains active in AILA and acts as the association’s general counsel. Her husband is Mark.

’ 83 Martin R. Barkley (BGS General Studies) Fort Worth, Texas, cofounded BBS Research, which has expanded to California and Ohio.

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’84 Philip L. Meaders (BS Civil Engineering) Kingwood, Texas, is vice president of planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam, Inc. His wife is Lamar Urey Meaders (’83 BBA Accounting, BBA Finance).

New Texas Tech Wine Collector’s Series Llano Estacado Winery, in conjunction with the Texas Tech Alumni Association and the Texas Tech Wine Marketing Research Institute, has just announced the release of two premium wines. These two wines were specifically developed for Texas Tech and the grapes were especially selected for the program. These two wines are the first in a new Collector’s Series of wines. Less than 150 cases of each wine were produced exclusively for this program and it is expected that quantities will be sold quickly.

The red wine is a 2008 Tempranillo. This is a Spanish grape variety that is proving a perfect match for the Texas climate and growing conditions. The 2008 vintage provided a wine that is extremely robust with ripe plum aromas and considerable depth. While a great wine to drink now with a variety of steak dishes, the Tempranillo also has significant aging potential that will enhance its complex flavors over the coming years.

The white wine is a 2009 Viognier that was produced from West Texas grapes. The wine spent four months in French Oak Pungeon barrels and will be a wonderful summer wine to accompany seafood and poultry dishes.

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’ 85 Jay K. Rutherford (BS Agricultural Economics) Fort Worth, Texas, is chairman of the Texas Lyceum for 2010. His wife is Kay Howell Rutherford (’85 BSE Secondary Education).

’86 Debora Crown “Debbie” Humphreys (BS Recreation, ’88 M.Ed. Physical Education) Nacogdoches, Texas, Stephen F. Austin women’s volleyball coach, earned her 500th career victory Oct. 17 when the Lady Jacks defeated Texas-San Antonio 3-2. Her husband is Richard.


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Roy D. Ward (BS Agricultural Education) Weatherford, Texas, and his wife, Elizabeth, announce the birth of their daughter, Randi Darlene, on April 7, 2008.

James C. Helm II (BAR Architecture Design) Clear Lake Shores, Texas, recently joined Bay Architects as a senior project architect. He has more than 19 years experience in architectural design and construction. He is project architect for a new Early Childhood Center.

’90 Melissa A. Garlington (BS Human Development and Family Studies) Houston, Texas, is director of development for the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Catherine Lee Lyons (BSE Secondary Education, ’93 MS Speech and Hearing Sciences) Hanover, Mass., recently became a partner in the firm of Sullivan, Nuttall and MacAvoy, P.C., which will practice under the name of Sullivan, Nuttall, MacAvoy and Lyons, P.C.

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’93 Douglas J. “Doug” Fair Jr. (BA Journalism) Frisco, Texas, and his wife, Jill Brokenbek Fair (’99 BS Human Development and Family Studies, ’03 M.Ed. Education), announce the birth of their first child, Alexandra Renee, in August 2008. Doug is head tennis coach at RL Turner High School in Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and Jill is a school librarian in Frisco Independent School District.

’94 Chadwick M. Sargent (BS Biology) Lubbock, is an endodontist for Lubbock Endodontics PC. He performs microscopic and microsurgical root canal treatments. His wife is Misty DeFord Sargent (’94 BS Biology).

Wing C. Wong (MS Medical Microbiology) Houston, Texas, senior scientist, NASA/WYLE/EASI, is a Registrant of the National Registry of Certified Microbiologists. His wife is May Kwan (’00 BBA Finance).

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’95 Ashley Houston Ranje (BA Latin American Area Studies) New Rochelle, N.Y., and her husband, Magnus, announce the birth of their second child, Gustav Magnus, on June 18, 2009. They also have a daughter.

’96 Robert W. Reed III (BBA Marketing) Mansfield, Texas, and his wife, Kristel, announce the birth of their second daughter, Claire Elise, on Sept. 17.

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alumni news « Brandi Stelter Wallace (BA Advertising) San Diego, Calif., and her husband, Duncan, announce the birth of their identical twin boys, Gavin William Robertson and Collin Luke Robertson, on Nov. 10.

’ 97 Mark Bennett (JD Law) Lucas, Texas, is a partner in Strasburger and Price, LLP’s specialty litigation practice unit. His wife is Alisa.

’98 Eric O. Simpson (MS Geoscience) Stanton, Calif., is the sole GIS analyst for the California Emergency Management Agency-Southern Region.

’99 Suzanne Guess “Zanna” Bowles (BS Environmental Engineering) Richland, Wash., and her husband, Nathan, announce the birth of their seventh child, Posey Noël, on Dec. 24. Zanna is a stay-at-home mother. J. Daren Brown (BBA Marketing) Amarillo, Texas, is shareholder with Sprouse Shrader Smith P.C. His wife is Elizabeth. Billy J. Tiongco (BBA Management, ’05 MS Personal Financial Planning) Lubbock, and his wife, Cindi Gorter Tiongco (’02 MSOT Allied Health Occupational Therapy, BSOT Allied Health Occupational Therapy), announce the birth of their daughter, Rachel Grace, in May 2009. Billy is a financial aid adviser at the Texas Tech

University Law School. Cindi is an assistant professor in the MOT program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

’00 Danny J. An (BS Food and Nutrition) Humble, Texas, married Kelly DeSplinter (’99 BS Communication Disorders, ’01 MS Communication Disorders) May 27, 2009, in Wroxton, England. John Paul Belew (BS Agronomy) Lubbock, a product manager for Helena Chemicals, and his wife, Paige Derrick Belew (’02 BS Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management), announce the birth of their second child, Walker Martin, on Sept. 2, 2009.

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alumni news « Michael G. Norris (BS Biology) Houston, Texas, is an attorney with Keeling Patents and Trademarks, LLC in Houston.

’ 01 James M. Stewart (BA History) Lubbock, and his wife, Denise Vest Stewart (’02 BS Human Development and Family Studies), announce the birth of their second child, James “Ryland,” on March 10. Joseph J. Wolcott (BS Cell and Molecular Biology, ’06 MD Medicine) Lubbock, is a hospitalist at University Medical Center.

’02 Lloyd A. Lim Jr. (BA Political Science) Dallas, Texas, and his wife, Dana McClanahan Lim (’02 BA Political Science), announce the birth of their daughter, Charlotte, on March 23. Lloyd is an attorney with Winstead,

P.C. Dana opened her solo law practice, The Law Office of Dana M. Lim, P.C., in September 2009.

’03 Cory W. Cash (BA Communication Studies) Wolfforth, Texas, vice president in Peoples Bank’s operations department, oversees all work in the fraud services department. Zach Sawyer (BS Engineering Technology) Dallas, Texas, recently joined Tao Development as construction manager. His wife is Victoria Zahn Sawyer (’02 BA Public Relations).

’04 Seung-Hwan Lee (Ph.D. Mathematics) Forsyth, Ill., is an assistant professor of mathematics at Illinois Wesleyan University. His wife is EunJoo Lee (’04 Ph.D. Mathematics).

In Memoriam Pauline Phillips Caldwell ’37, of Lubbock, died March 15. Mary George , a former faculty member, of Farwell, Texas, died March 3. Harry Luther Campbell-Gunn ‘99 of Pagosa Springs, Colo., died Aug. 30, 2009. James W. Harper , a former faculty member, of Arlington, Texas, died March 30. Wilbert W. Hart ’49, of Lubbock, died March 16.

Sarah Stiles Stotts (BA Journalism) Austin, Texas, and her husband, Glenn, announce the birth of their first child, William Austin, on Feb. 3.

’05 Jeremy L. Dickinson (BS Human Development and Family Studies) Euless, Texas, married Lauren Mikusek (’05 BBA Marketing) July 25, 2009.

’06 Rabiul Hasan (Ph.D. English) Baton Rouge, La., assistant professor of English at Southern University in Baton Rouge, won the Slade Poetry Award for 2010 for the “Best Published Poem in 2009 Issues” of The Griot: The Journal of African American Studies.

’08 Jennifer Scaramuzzo (BS Nutritional Sciences) Lubbock, is a dietitian in the Lifestyles Centre at Covenant Health System.

’09 Taylor K. Kelley (MBA General Business, JD Law) Amarillo, Texas, is an associate with Sprouse Shrader Smith P.C. with areas in corporate transactions, business entities, real estate and oil and gas law.

John M. Mings V ’86, of Houston, Texas, died Jan. 18. Koy L. Neeley ’41, of Amarillo, Texas, died March 10. James C. Niver ’51, of Houston, Texas, died March 21. Gregory W. Stephens ’77, of Hurst, Texas, died March 31. William D. Thomas ’59, of Rowlett, Texas, died March 28. William P. “Phil” West ’70, ’74, of Poway, Calif., died Dec. 15, 2008. Randy G. Wood Jr. ’98, of Lubbock, died March 10. Don Worsham ’50, of Smithfield, Texas, died March 22. Robert K. “Bob” Wylie ’48, of Lubbock, died March 7. Beatrice Thrapp Zeeck ’75, former Texas Tech staff member, of Lubbock, died March 25.

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» student spotlight/compiled by jean ann cantore Artie Limmer

American Revolution presented two Texas Tech ROTC cadets with DAR Gold ROTC Medals during a ceremony April 22. Cadet Kayleigh Thompson of the Texas Tech United States Air Force ROTC program was selected by her cadet wing leader for her outstanding academic and military performance. She is a senior. Cadet Jason Cahill of the Texas Tech United States Army ROTC program was selected for being in the top 25 percent of his class and for demonstrating loyalty, leadership, dependability, adherence to military discipline and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of ROTC training. He is a senior. Animal Evaluation Team won its fourth national championship in four years at the Oklahoma City Stockyards. The team won sheep evaluation, beef evaluation, market animal and meats divisions at the National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest. Twelve universities from across the nation competed in the annual event. The contest was specifically designed to encourage students to seek a more complete understanding of the food supply from conception to consumer. Ben Scott, a junior, led the team as second high-point individual. Juniors Matt Bruton, Collin Corbin and Josh McCann, finished in the Top 10. Team members include Brittany T exas T ech ’s M eat

Brian Horton, left, and Adam Testerman

Adam Testerman , a junior mass communications major, was named top individual debater in the country at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence (NPTE). He beat 128 other debaters from across the country during the event held in March in California. He and his debate partner, Brian Horton , a senior political science, French and geography major, went on to win the 2010 National Parliamentary Debate Association’s (NPDA) championship tournament in March by a 7-2 decision. Texas Tech last won a national championship in 2008, and is the first school in the history of the NPDA to win two national championships in a three-year span. The event was hosted by Texas Tech and featured nearly 200 two-person debate teams from schools across the nation. Horton received the NPDA All-American award, signifying excellence in debate, service and academics. Testerman was named one of the top 20 individual speakers at the tournament. Nicole Brown , a senior political science major, and Paul Williamson , a senior mass communications major, were one of the top 32 teams in the nation. Chapter of National Society Daughters of the

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Boxwell, Kirby Carpenter, Chelsea Clifton, Adam Copeland, Tate Corliss, Josh Cribbs, Caleb Crosswhite, Kelsey Fletcher, Meagan Igo, Amber Krause, Stormie McClurg, Maddee Moore, Chance Neff, Brandon Reeves and Martin Shaw .

T exas T ech U niversity men’s and women’s rodeo teams had a strong finish April 22-24 in Stephenville at the Tarleton State University NIRA rodeo. The Texas Tech men’s rodeo team finished third, while the women’s team finished fourth for the 2009-2010 school year in the Southwest region year-end standings. Luke Creasy placed first in go round one and first place in the finals, winning the championship in the bareback bronc

riding event. Logan Allen placed fourth in go round one of the bull riding and in the top 10 in team roping and bareback riding. C.J. Kerr was crowned reserve regional champion steer wrestler. After finishing fourth in go round one, Taylor Langdon placed first in the finals and first overall in barrel racing. Dani McGuire placed fourth in the first go round of the breakaway calf roping. Erica Creswell placed third place in the goat tying standings. Animal and Food Sciences Ranch Horse Team clenched the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) Collegiate National Championship at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center in Lubbock. The team was undefeated this season. Six team members won class individual national championships, including the following: Brianne Hight , first in the Non-Pro Trail and Pleasure classes; Cooper Cogdell , first in the Non-Pro Cowhorse class; Will Wallendorff , first in the Limited Non-Pro Cowhorse class; and Kelsey Stokes , first in the Novice Trail and Reining classes. Team members in the Non-Pro Division included Cogdell; Alicia T he Department of

Daugherty; Hight; Jay Ray Sageser and Jordan Williams . Team members in the Limited Non-Pro Division included Dusty Burson; Mattie Dunshee; Luke England; Wallendorff and Ashley Palmer . Team members in the Novice Division included Justine Boswell; True Burson, Amanda Cage; Robert Rivers and Stokes . The team coach is graduate student Levi Williamson.

Rachel Steiner , a master’s degree candidate in Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures Classics Program received the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) Award for Outstanding Accomplishment in Classical Studies for the 2009-2010. She also presented a paper entitled “Propertius, Elegy, and Epic: Redefining Roman Masculinity” at the 106th Annual Conference of CAMWS in Oklahoma City March 24-27.



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Texas Tech Class Ring and Leaders Plaza The Texas Tech Class Ring and Leaders Plaza, to be located on the grounds of Merket Alumni Center, will include a two-ton bronze replica of the Official Texas Tech Class Ring, one of the most popular and fastest growing Tech traditions since it was first introduced in 1999. It will be surrounded by 16-by-8 inch cast stone pavers that will honor the leadership achievements of Texas Tech alumni and friends who are donors to the project. The pavers may include degrees, graduation years, honors, leadership roles, career accomplishments or similar information. Priced at $750, each paver may be paid over three years. Pavers for $750 each – payable over three years – will line the Leadership Plaza and will be a permanent monument to the donors’ leadership roles during their years at Texas Tech or from their careers. For more information, contact Texas Tech Alumni Association at (806) 742-3641.

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