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A Big Day

The ribbon cutting for the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion to Merket Alumni Center

Tommy Tuberville

Texas Tech football ushers in a new era

The University College

Texas Tech campuses across the state

2010 Texas Tech Distinguished Alumni Three graduates are honored

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Legacy Registration: The parent or grandparent of a legacy must be a current member at the Century Club level ($100) or above, of the Alumni Association. They must maintain their membership annually for the child or grandchild to continue to receive the benefits of the Legacy Program.

Legacy Benefits: At various stages of childhood, legacies will receive exclusive gifts to remind them that they are part of the Texas Tech family. Gifts include items such as a children’s story book, piggy bank, backpack and key chain. Gifts are age appropriate and therefore cannot be retroactive.

Each legacy participant will receive a welcome letter and gift, a personalized membership card, annual birthday greetings and exclusive gifts. They will also receive invitations to Legacy Program events throughout their membership. l 806.742.3641

Through the Arches / / 8 A BIG DAY / / 16 The Texas Tech Alumni Association celebrates a new building expansion.

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TOMMY TUBERVILLE / / 24 Texas Tech football players answer to a new commander-in-chief this football season.

2010 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI // 30 The Texas Tech Alumni Association honors three graduates.

Texas Tech University has several campuses outside of Lubbock.

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PHOTO ON THE COVER by Artie Limmer Texas Tech Alumni Association commissioned Texas Tech graduate Charise Davis Adams of Ediblemetal to create a glass and metal Masked Rider sculpture to honor the donors to the building expansion PHOTO ON THESE TWO PAGES by Wyman Meinzer

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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.

MAGAZINE STAF F Publisher, Bill Dean ’61, ’65, ’71 Editor, Jean Ann Bowman Cantore ’84, ’87 Associate Editor, Jennifer Bell Ritz ’94, ’95 Intern, Mackenzie Gregory

DESIGN Amanda Sneed ’07 Hartsfield Design, Lubbock, Texas

ADVERTISING Brent Ross ’97, Associate Vice President Texas Tech Alumni Association 17th and University/P.O. Box 45001 Lubbock, Texas 79409 Phone: (806) 742-3641 E-mail:

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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. 4

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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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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.

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What’s Going On one of its greatest supporters when Margaret Wood Brannan died on June 4, 2010. Margaret was “Mrs. Texas Tech” in San Antonio, where she lived. Although I knew Margaret and her husband, Harold Brannan, M.D., my first real encounter with her came in the mid-1980s, when she convinced the powers that be in San Antonio to invite the Texas Tech band to be the lead band in the Battle of the Flowers Parade. Traditionally, the parade had featured the UT Band and the Aggie Band in alternating years. Margaret convinced the committee to invite Tech and then raised the money to pay for the trip. She was not to be denied! She and Harold were given the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 1989 for their efforts in supporting Texas Tech. They have established a Presidential Endowed

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Scholarship as well as scholarships for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Agricultural Sciences. They first met at Texas Tech and were married in 1954. She was from Spur, and he was from Dimmitt. Margaret was elected to the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s National Board in 1991 and served as president in 1998. She was a member of the President’s Council, the Chancellor’s Council, and the Red Raider Club and was a director of the Texas Tech Foundation. Margaret loved literature and history, and treasured the time she spent with her book, history and bridge clubs. She was passionate about her volunteer work in San Antonio. She was a member of the Southwest Foundation Forum, auxiliary to Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research, of which she was a founding board member and president in 1983. Her list of boards and foundations was lengthy and her influence widespread. Her commitment to her faith was pronounced. She and Harold were longtime members of the Alamo Heights Methodist Church. It was obvious at the memorial service that she had touched many lives. She certainly touched mine, and I am forever grateful for her friendship and leadership. She was described in many ways at her memorial service on June 9, but the word “classy” was used several times. She was, indeed, a classy lady. She had selected the hymns and verses to be used at her memorial service and printed in the program was a verse from Dag Hammerskjold titled “Prayer for a New Heart.” It describes Margaret perfectly: “Thou who art over us, Thou who art one of us, Thou who art: “Give me a pure heart, that I may see thee; A humble heart, that I may hear thee; A heart of love, that I may serve thee; A heart of faith, that I my abide in thee.”

T he guiding force in the creation and development of Texas Tech’s Honors College, Gary Bell, Ph.D., stepped down Sept. 1 as dean and returned to classroom teaching. Bell developed one of the most outstanding Honors Colleges in the Untied States. It offers small, discussion-oriented classes and promotes critical thinking, global awareness and broad-based intellectual development. Students are really challenged in this program. They have to maintain a 3.25 average to stay in the program. If a student completes all the requirements for Honors College graduation, he or she will receive a medallion from the Honors College to wear during commencement, as well as transcript and/ or diploma designations indicating Honors achievements. This program has been a great attraction for many bright and highly motivated high school students. It is responsible for bringing many of these type students to Texas Tech that might otherwise gone somewhere else. Former Texas Tech president Don Haragan recalls hiring Bell as Director for a new University Honors Program at Texas Tech in 1993 when he was serving as provost. At that time, the honors program was limited to the College of Arts and Sciences, and there were four students in the program. “Gary was the Director of the Honors Program at Sam Houston State University when we hired him, and he immediately exerted leadership in the program here,” said Haragan. “In 1999 the Honors Program became the Honors College. The investment we made in the Honors Program and later the Honors College was one of the best investments I made during my tenure as provost and president. “We graduated 120 students or so in May and have on the order of 330 new freshmen and transfer students (mostly

freshmen) coming in September. There is always attrition since students must maintain a 3.25 GPA to remain in the program. Other students may simply decide that the experience and added opportunities are not for them. We will probably have between 850 to 900 students in the College in September. Some of the best students recruited to the University are here because of the Honors College.” The National Collegiate Honors Council is a national association of Honors Colleges. Bell has been a leader in this organization for a number of years and currently serves as its treasurer. Many honors colleges in the country today have been modeled after our college at Texas Tech. It is safe to say that Gary Bell has made a tremendous contribution to the academic quality of Texas Tech University, and he will be very hard to replace.

enjoyed being on their campus and have always been treated very well. I also consider their current athletics director and former coach, Tom Osborne, as being one of the great football coaches of the past 50 years and also a very classy individual. That is why I find it curious and a bit inappropriate that Osborne took a shot at Lubbock in one of the press conferences announcing Nebraska’s departure from the Big 12 to the Big 10. Osborne was discussing travel difficulties in the conference and made the comment, “Have you ever tried to go to Lubbock, Texas?” I would ask him the same question. Have you ever tried to go to Lincoln, Nebraska? Lincoln is slightly larger than Lubbock (225,581 to 212,169) but Lubbock has

better air service. Lincoln is served by United, which files mostly regional jets to Chicago O’Hare, and Delta, who flies regional jets to Minneapolis. Lubbock is served by Delta, which flies regional jets to Memphis; American, which flies mostly regional jets to DFW; Continental, which flies regional jets to Houston’s Bush International Airport; and Southwest, which flies 737s to Dallas Love, Austin, Vegas, El Paso and Albuquerque. Football teams travel by charter, as do most basketball teams. Spring athletic teams generally travel by scheduled airlines. I’m sure Nebraska will find it much easier to get to the schools in the Big 10. I wish them well.

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changes that took place in June changed directions almost daily. One day Tech followers were certain we were going to be part of a six-team defection from the Big 12 to the Pac 10. The next day we found that we were back in the Big 12 minus two. I think there are two positives in what ultimately happened. First, we are able to maintain the regional rivalries we have developed over the past 14 years. Second, we are going to make about twice as much in TV revenue. I could say we also learned that The University of Texas is the prime player in any expansion consideration—but we really already knew that. We also learned that Texas Tech is not high on Commissioner Dan Beebe’s priority list. Nebraska’s departure from the Big 12 is sad to me. Unrelated to the fact that Texas Tech has defeated the Cornhuskers the last four times we played them, I will miss Nebraska. They fill their stadium for every home game and they travel as well as anyone in the Big 12. They have always impressed me as being a very classy group of people. I have

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PEOPLE Christi Chadwell accepted the reins to Midnight Matador April 16, becoming Texas Tech’s 2010-2011 Masked Rider.

The sophomore agricultural communications major grew up in what she refers to as a “red-and-black household.” Her parents, Kirby and Terri Chadwell, are Texas Tech graduates, and when Christi began learning how to ride horses at the age of 10, her father told her that she could someday fill the boots of the iconic mascot. Chadwell has proven her father’s prediction accurate as she dons the Masked Rider’s cape. She will promote spirit within the university and goodwill for Texas Tech at athletic events and other school and civic functions across Texas. The Masked Rider is a mysterious and striking symbol of Texas Tech school spirit and pride. Mounted on a black quarter horse and wearing a black mask, bolero hat, and a redand-black cape, the Masked Rider leads the football team onto the field. Chadwell is the 49th student to serve as the Masked Rider. Kent Hance, chancellor of the Texas Tech University System, is the 2010 winner of the Hope Award from the West Texas Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The Hope Award is the society’s most prestigious honor given to those who have had a distinguished career, who are involved and committed to community affairs, who are leaders among peers and whose personal lives are exemplary. The award was presented at the society’s annual event, the Dinner of Champions, April 27 at the Petroleum Club of Midland. Hance was nominated not only for his work as chancellor, but also for his previous service as a Texas Senator, U.S. Congressman and Texas Railroad Commissioner. Mark McGinley, associate professor in the Honors College and the Department of Biological Sciences, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar.

He departed in June and will work at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for 10 months. He is teaching an undergraduate course in which he compares the ecology of temperate-arid regions with that of tropical regions. McGinley plans to develop a Malaysian collection for the “Encyclopedia of Earth” that will focus on the ecology, biodiversity and environmental issues of Malaysia. McGinley said he hopes to travel extensively throughout peninsular Malaysia and Borneo to meet with scholars, students, governmental officials and others. A personal blog will be linked to the Honors College and Department of Biological Sciences websites.


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NEWS Representatives from the University of Technical Education in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on May 3 signed a memorandum of understanding with Texas Tech University, establishing a cooperative program for undergraduate education. The

arrangement will allow qualified students from UTE to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech in the fields of industrial engineering, computer science, finance and banking and business administration. Students from UTE would complete a predetermined number of courses in Vietnam and then transfer to Texas Tech to finish their degrees. UTE is the nation’s leading technical education institution and is one of 200 vocational training institutions in Vietnam seeking to raise the percentage of educated labor force in Vietnam by 40 percent in 2010. This agreement builds upon the work of the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech, which is home to the largest collection of Vietnam-related material outside of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The Vietnam Center and Archive has assisted with numerous academic agreements between Texas Tech and Vietnamese universities, including the University of DaNang and Open University of Ho Chi Minh City. Texas Tech University’s College of Architecture announced April 22 that it met all conditions required for continued accreditation through the National Architectural Accrediting Board.

through the arches « The team completed its visit to Lubbock by providing a report to faculty, staff and students who assembled at the United Spirit Arena April 21. Among student performance criteria, the report listed three areas in which the college excels: Texas Tech’s relationship with the architecture profession, the students’ graphic abilities and site design. With a first-time pass rate of 95.45 percent, the Texas Tech University School of Law once again led all Texas law schools on the February Bar Examination.

The overall pass rate for graduates of the nine Texas law schools taking the bar for the first time was 80.51 percent. Historically, Texas Tech law students have done well on the bar exam. In February 2000, Texas Tech law students achieved a 100 percent passing rate for first-time exam takers. In February 2005, Texas Tech topped all Texas law schools with a 90.63 percent pass rate, and in July 2005 was again the top public law school with a 91.01 percent passing rate. In February 2008, Texas Tech again had the best pass rate among public law schools with 92.86 percent, and in July 2009, Texas Tech law again bested all Texas law schools with a pass rate of 94.52 percent.

In photo from left to right, Simon Williams, Ph.D.; Steven Berk, M.D., dean of the SOM; Betsy Jones, Ed.D.; TTU System Regent Nancy Neal; TTU System Chancellor Kent Hance; Family Medicine Chairman Mike Ragain, M.D.; Interim TTUHSC President Elmo Cavin; TTU System Student Regent Kyle Miller.

In an effort to address the U.S. shortage of primary care physicians, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine has announced the first three-year family medicine degree ever approved by the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education. The new Family

Medicine Accelerated Track program will allow primary care students at the TTUHSC SOM to complete their degree in three years at half of the cost of the standard four-year program. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, since 1997, U.S. medical school graduate matches in family medicine and general internal medicine programs have fallen by nearly 50 percent. A 2006 AAFP Workforce Study estimated that the U.S. will need approximately 39,000 more family physicians by 2020. The TTUHSC SOM FMAT program was approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the nationally recognized accrediting authority for medical education programs leading to the M.D. degree in U.S. and Canadian medical schools. The Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association sponsor the LCME.

Texas Tech University wind researchers took part in phase two of the collaborative nationwide project exploring the origins, structure and evolution of tornadoes.

The project, Verification of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment2 (VORTEX2 or V2), ran from May 1 through June 15 in the central United States. The activity was phase two of the largest and most ambitious attempt to study tornadoes in history and involved about 100 scientists and 40 research vehicles, including 10 mobile radars. Texas Tech returned to the field with its two observing platforms. StickNet represented an array of 24 durable tripoded observation stations, individually deployed in the path of tornado-producing storms to measure the temperature, pressure, humidity and wind. The second platform included the two TTUKa mobile Doppler radars that made remote measurements of the horizontal and vertical structure of tornado cyclones. Christopher Weiss, Ph.D., assistant professor of atmospheric science at Texas Tech, led a team of 18 faculty, staff and students into the field— six with the TTUKa radars, 12 with StickNet. Scientists sampled the environment of supercell thunderstorms—violent thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes—that formed over more than 900 miles of the central Great Plains. Areas of focus included southern South Dakota, western Iowa, eastern Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, the Texas panhandle and western Oklahoma.

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» Through the arches With devilish horned ridges above each eye, Crocodylus anthropophagus probably waited patiently for prey to come a little too close to the water’s edge before snapping its huge jaws on its victims and sealing their doom.

The Texas Tech University Libraries Office of Communications and Marketing has received an award in the Creativity 40th Media Competition, a program of the Creativity International Awards.

The animated video, “Raider Red Promotes the 3D Lab,” earned the silver award in the public service film/video category. This year’s media competition garnered hundreds of entries from all over the world representing 16 countries, four Canadian provinces and 23 U.S. states. Winners were selected based on outstanding creativity and design. Established in 1970, Creativity International Awards is based in Louisville, Ky., and is one of the longest-running independent international advertising and graphic design competitions in the world. It is a print, web, advertising and media design competition, and each year the judges choose the best from all over the world to be reproduced in the 400-page “Creativity Awards Annual Book” published and distributed by HarperCollins. To view the video, go to:


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Now, a Texas Tech professor says this crocodile occasionally robbed from the cradle of mankind in Africa’s Olduvai Gorge about 2 million years ago. Lou Densmore, Ph.D., interim chairman of the Department of Biology, said Crocodylus anthropophagus appears to have dined on early human ancestors. Densmore contributed to a recent study led by Chris Brochu, an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Iowa. The startling dietary evidence was discovered while Brochu and his collaborators were reconstructing the evolutionary history of Africa’s crocodiles. Brochu originally thought that the fossilized crocodile remains would be the same as the Nile crocodiles found in East Africa. However, after close inspection of the horned brows over each eye and other differences, the researchers determined this was a separate species. That surprised researchers because although crocodile diversity was higher in Africa up until the start of the Ice Age 2 million years ago, most scientists assumed croc diversity nosedived with the onset of a cooler world, Brochu said. Densmore, whose expertise lies in studying genetic and molecular differences in modern crocodiles, was involved in the research primarily because of the importance this work might have for understanding modern crocodile diversity in Africa. He said there’s growing evidence that the modern, wide-ranging Nile crocodile may actually represent two or more independent but similar-looking species. No one has looked to see if all the Nile populations with differing body types are also genetically different.  Densmore will continue his collaboration with Brochu to work on still more crocodilian fossils from Africa that are 5 to 7 million years old to determine if they might be a close relative of the crocodiles currently living in the Caribbean. Also, the researchers will study a truly giant crocodile that might have exceeded 26 feet in length.

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Texas Tech’s Fibertect Absorbent Can Clean Gulf Oil Spill’s Crude, Hold Toxic Oil and Mustard Vapors

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workers battle the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and officials attempt to decontaminate a clam boat that dredged up old munitions containing mustard gas, a Texas Tech University researcher said his product Fibertect® can handle both dirty jobs. Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., an associate professor of nonwoven technologies with Texas Tech’s Institute of Environmental and Human Health, said the Texas Tech-created nonwoven cotton carbon absorbent wipe can clean up crude oil and adsorb toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon vapors reportedly sickening oil spill clean-up crew members. Also, Fibertect® has been tested to successfully remediate mustard vapors such as those found from dumped munitions discovered this week by the crew members aboard the clamming boat off the coast of Long Island. “Last week, Fibertect® was approved for use as a sorbent by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” Ramkumar said. “It definitely has applications for cleaning up the oil spill or this clam boat. Our wipe material is unique from any others in that it easily absorbs liquids, and it has vapor-holding capacity. No product to my knowledge has the capacity to do both.” A report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration detected low levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons associated with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Ramkumar said. Also, such compounds were found at a depth of 400 meters, showing they have not evaporated. Fibertect® already has proven that it can also adsorb toxic fumes associated with chemical remediation, he said. Evaluation by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found that it can retain offgassing mustard vapors efficiently and does not shed loose particles. Originally developed to protect the U.S. military from chemical and biological warfare agents, Fibertect® contains a fibrous activated carbon center that is sandwiched between layers. The top and bottom layers, made from raw cotton, can absorb oil while the center layer holds volatile compounds such as the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or blistering agents such as mustard vapors or other toxic chemicals. Ramkumar said his latest research shows raw cotton-carbon Fibertect® can absorb oil up to 15 times its weight. Unlike synthetic materials like

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polypropylene that are currently used in many oil containment booms, Fibertect® made from raw cotton and carbon is environmentally friendly. It is available commercially in multiple forms by First Line Technology. “Fibertect® already has proven to be effective in the bulk decontamination of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals, but our proposal here is to use it to aid in the clean-up efforts in the Gulf,” said Amit Kapoor, president of First Line Technology. “Fibertect® allows for a green, environmentally safe, biodegradable technology that is perfect for the expanding effort to protect and decontaminate coastal lands and wildlife.” Provided by Texas Tech University’s Office of Communications and Marketing. The invention of Fibertect and Ramkumar were also included in the March/April 2009 and May/June 2009 Texas Techsan issues.

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» Through the arches The Texas Tech University System, the Innovate Texas Foundation, and The Wind Alliance, announced May 24 the formation of the National Institute for Renewable Energy, an independent public-private collaboration that will work to solve key scientific and technology challenges facing the wind power industry. The

Students sign their names to the beam that will “top out” the new BA building

The Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business held a Topping Out ceremony for its new 140,000 square-foot LEED-certified building May 13.

The building will serve as an anchor for a new North Campus Gateway that will be an entrance to the campus from the Marsha Sharp Freeway. The LEED Green Building Rating System™ is a voluntary, consensus-based standard to support and certify successful green building design, construction and operations.demolition of Thompson and Gaston Halls, begun in the fall of 2008, was the first step in the construction of the Rawls College of Business Building.


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announcement came during the American Wind Energy Association’s Windpower 2010 conference in Dallas. NIRE will operate a for-profit business component that will design, construct and operate research wind farms, selling the power generated in the commercial marketplace to fund a nonprofit research center. NIRE also will provide services to industry partners and offer an industry consortium which will be managed by The Wind Alliance. Start-up funding for NIRE has been derived from many of the economic development organizations in West Texas. The National Wind Resource Center, established by Texas Tech University, will serve as the research center for the initiative with support from many of the nation’s leading research universities, each utilizing its unique areas of expertise within the renewable energy sector. The consortium also includes several nationally recognized workforce development leaders.

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Join us as We invade austin and meet WitH state senatoRs and RepResentatives to advocate foR adequate funding of HigHeR education in texas. We Want texas tecH alumni RepResentation fRom eveRy paRt of texas. Schedule 8:30 am...Reception in capital extension auditoRium, Room e1.004 9 am...Welcome & oveRvieW of day’s events 10 am…Recognition in House cHambeR 11 am…Recognition in senate cHambeR 1:30 pm…peRsonal visits to eveRy state legislative office 5:30 pm…texas tecH Reception at stepHen f. austin Hotel foR moRe infoRmation, contact Jim douglass at oR 806.742.3641 x228

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Bayer CropScience Announces Research Gift a $7.5 million contribution to Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences on May 4, 2010. The contribution, in support of new research initiatives and facilities development, is eligible for a full funding match through the Texas Research Incentive Program (TRIP), creating a $15 million total contribution to the university.

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“Bayer CropScience has a proven track record of innovation and success,” Chancellor Kent Hance said. “It is a world leader in crop protection and plant biotechnology, and we are honored that it continues to partner with Texas Tech to meet the needs of consumers and the cotton industry. This contribution provides a considerable boost toward Texas Tech’s goal of achieving Tier One research status.” Texas Tech announced in September 2009 that it qualified for $21.5 million in matching grants through TRIP, established by the Texas Legislature for seven designated research universities to achieve national research university or Tier One status. TRIP grants match 100 percent of contributions and endowments between $2 million and $10 million.

Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance introduces representatives from Bayer CropScience before they announce the company’s gift to Texas Tech.

The total will be split with $10 million allocated to support a research collaboration between Bayer CropScience and the university, and $5 million for a planned Plant and Soil Sciences Building. The collaborative research project will be focused on developing cotton with improved fiber properties, and includes scientists affiliated with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute within the department. “Texas Tech is a leading agricultural research institution with which Bayer CropScience has enjoyed a close relationship,” said Joachim Schneider, head of the BioScience Business Unit of Bayer CropScience. “We’re committed to delivering innovation in cotton that will improve the sustainability and economic value of cotton from the farm all the way to consumers. Texas Tech is a natural partner for us in this effort, as it has the drive, focus, cotton expertise and outstanding research capabilities that will be needed to turn promising research concepts into reality.” 14

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Joachim Schneider, Ph.D., of Bayer CropScience (right) visits with John Burns, Ph.D., (center) dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and with Dr. Tom Thompson, (left) department chair and professor of soil science at Texas Tech University.

“This contribution from Bayer CropScience will enhance our already formidable research and academics in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences,” President Guy Bailey said. “It also continues a long-standing and productive research relationship between Texas Tech and Bayer CropScience.”

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A Big Day The Ribbon Cutting for the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion to Merket Alumni Center compiled by jean ann cantore | photos by artie limmer

Ground was broken on the expansion to Merket Alumni Center May 12, 2009. Just more than a year later, the beautiful facility was opened for business officially June 19, 2010, with a reception and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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1. Mickey and Barbara Esslinger McKenzie stand in front of the McKenzie Ballroom. The couple and their family gave $500,000, the single largest gift, to the Peggy and Bill Dean Expansion Project. 2. Leadership for the project has been provided by, from left, Nelda McQuien Laney, president of the Texas Tech Alumni Association and fundraising chair for the project; RenĂŠe Bergenheier Underwood, Alumni Association board member and chair of marketing for the project; and Rex Isom, past president of the Alumni Association and chair of the building expansion project. 3. Dan and Kay Howard, left, visit with Wick Alexander. The Alexanders gave funding for the Wick Alexander Family Room. 4. Texas Tech Alumni Association National Board members help host the ribbon-cutting. From left are Linda Burke Rutherford, Nelda Benninger and Telea Johnson Stafford.


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5. Peggy Dean, far left, poses with former board member Alan Henry, second from left, and Mary Ann McKay and Joe D. McKay, the architect for the project. 6. Board members Sam Medina and Arcilia Carrasco Acosta visit during the festivities. 7. Several hundred people from the Texas Tech and Lubbock communities attended the ceremony. 8. Larry K. Anders, chair of the Texas Tech University System Board of Regents, and his wife, Nesa, have given funding for the new Anders Courtyard, which is on the east side of the Merket Alumni Center. 9. Chancellor Kent Hance and his wife, Susie, have provided funding for the Chancellor Kent Hance Board Room. september/october 2010 T E C H S A N ÂŤ




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10. Among those making it official are, from left, Nelda Laney, Peggy Dean, granddaughter Ryleigh Chamberlain, Bill Dean, Larry Anders, Chancellor Kent Hance, Wick Alexander, Rex Isom, Nancy Johnson Isom, Joe D. McKay, construction superintendent Steve Littlejohn, Tao Development Group vice president Zach Sawyer and Alumni Association staff member Theresa Denney, holding the ribbon. 11. Guests enjoy the new Peggy and Bill Dean Grand Reception Hall. 12. Bill and Peggy Dean and Wick Alexander enjoy a moment. Bill Dean and Alexander have known each other for many years. It was Alexander who suggested Bill Dean for the position as head of the Alumni Association more than 31 years ago. 13. The four generations of the Isom Family, which along with the Ralston and Johnson Families, gave the lead gift for the building expansion project, stand by the Paul Milosevich portrait of Peggy and Bill Dean. (Sarah Klimek) 14. One of the highlights of the facility is the Phi Delta Theta wall. For either a $500, $1,000 or larger gift, members of the fraternity, which is Bill Dean’s, can have their names engraved on the wall. Other organizations are planning similar projects.


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Since its inception in the mid-1920s, Texas Tech has grown from a small college to a major university with sites spread across the state of Texas. Some of these sites are new, some older. But, chances are, as alumni, you know only a little about these “Off-Campus Sites.” Some 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 sites to write a feature story about their respective programs.

Jennifer Ritz, Associate Editor



C O L L E G E By Abby Tomlinson | Photos by Jerod Foster

“We wanted to impact more Texans and build support for Texas Tech.” - Bob Hickerson In the summer of 2000, David Schmidly, Ph.D., had a vision. The former Texas Tech University president envisioned an effort to build support for Texas Tech by extending the University’s influence beyond the South Plains. This effort, he decided, would concentrate on the region west of I-35 and originate near Junction, Texas, at a center owned by the University since 1971. Schmidly’s vision became a plan with the help of Bob Hickerson, now the chief operating officer for off-campus sites. “The idea was to serve a region, as opposed to a single site,” Hickerson said of the design that placed three academic centers within one hours’ drive of each other. “We planned to link the sites electronically and share staff in order to offer programs accessible from any one of the locations.” With the backing of the University and encouragement from area residents, the plan became a reality in 2001.

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"It's kind of like a summer camp." -Robert Stubberfield A one-way bridge connects the Texas Tech University Center at Junction to the small-town countryside of Junction, Texas. The landscape of the site is almost exclusively wild; only a handful of open-air cabins, a dining room, an outdoor stage, a few study areas and a high-tech learning facility fill the small area of cleared land. Visitors to the 411-acre expanse can certainly feel at one with nature; bird calls, crunching brush and the sounds of socializing insects resonate in the otherwise hushed atmosphere. Robert Stubberfield, director of operations, said the wildlife and the variety of outdoor activities available to students is an integral part of the Junction experience, but warned visitors not to judge the site on its rustic appearance. “The technology is second to none at the center, despite its rural nature,” Stubberfield said. “No one would expect it, but we can do almost anything here.” Stubberfield is correct about the versatility of the center. Since Texas Tech acquired the center, students of all ages have flocked to join in the hands-on learning experiences offered. Elementary, middle, and high school students have used the center for learning-based field trips in biology and ecology. Texas Tech college students who attend the Lubbock campus use the center to fulfill laboratory science requirements each summer. Full-time teachers in master’s and doctoral programs use the center as a home-base for face-to-face meetings; artists and art teachers visit the center each summer for intensive


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instructional workshops that fulfill requirements for an otherwise online Master of Art Education. Despite all of the types of students that visit the campus each year, Hickerson contends that enrollment numbers are not the most important criteria by which to judge the value of the Hill Country off-campus locations. “I would argue that Texas Tech has an obligation to rural West Texas,” Hickerson said. “Expanding higher education opportunities is important because it’s one way to help keep rural areas alive. If you ignore the rural areas, you might not have a state that you like in 10 or 20 years.”

marble falls "We are stepping up financially and looking forward to expansion." -Barbara Warden Texas Tech University at Highland Lakes sits atop a hill, with large windows that provide a panoramic view of Lake Marble Falls and the modest surrounding town. Inside, a student who has just received notification of her acceptance to Texas Tech rushes in to hug Barbara Warden, the senior academic adviser at the site. Everyone in the site's office takes a moment to revel in the student’s excitement; she is one of many students for whom higher education would not be an option if Texas Tech University had not come to the Hill Country. Similar to the other central Texas communities in which Texas Tech has found a home, the residents of Marble Falls are remarkably supportive of the University’s initiatives. Support is so prolific that funding from donors such as Frank Fickett of Burnet, Texas, provided for the site’s operation for the first several years. “We have a huge amount of alumni support. They worked very hard to get Tech here, and they are very much invested,” Warden said of the Texas Tech Alumni Hill Country and Highland Lakes Chapters. “And, we have a higher education board that underwrites scholarships for students. Many of our students could not even consider this without financial assistance.” Michele Hicks recruits students for the site’s academic programs. Much like Warden, Hicks believes the site is a valuable source of education for Hill Country residents. “For the rural community, this is a really, really good thing,” Hicks said. “You have people who are here, who love to be here and who do not want to leave here. We are able to grow our own.” Warden said that the off-campus sites benefit Texas Tech in two ways. First, the sites elevate Tech’s visibility in a region where the University of Texas once reigned supreme. Additionally, the sites help to grow the student population, but do not require additional oncampus space in Lubbock. “When you reach out to the sites, there is a whole new pool of people who want to be a part of Texas Tech,” Warden said.

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"We are really excited to have a permanent home." -Linda Nevels Just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas, a 24,000-squarefoot limestone building named the Hill Country University Center was recently completed. It will house students that represent four institutions of higher education, and Texas Tech University was there from the beginning. Linda Nevels, supervisor of business services for Texas Tech University at Fredericksburg, has witnessed the growth of the Hill Country off-campus sites from the beginning. Hired in 2001, just after TTU at Fredericksburg was established in an old post office building, she said her interest in expanding the influence of Texas Tech began long before she became a staff member. “My husband was the economic developer for Gillespie County for a number of years and was interested in bringing higher education to the Hill Country,” Nevels said. “Businesses would ask him how to educate the workforce; consequently, I developed an interest in that.” There were many other community members who had an interest in Texas Tech University long before the ribbon was cut in Fredericksburg. Nevels credits the community's eagerness to have a higher education facility as part of the reason the site has been successful. James Morris, director of off-campus academic affairs, joined the team in the Hill Country in 2003. He said he has been impressed at the community’s willingness to make contributions toward Texas Tech’s success. These contributions have allowed for the construction of the new educational facility in Fredericksburg, and additional funds go toward student scholarships. “The Alumni Association is very supportive. The group here does an annual golf tournament and fundraiser in September. Each year they raise $15-20,000, almost all of which goes to scholarships for Tech students.” Morris said.


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"We are reaching students whom we otherwise wouldn't reach, and that benefits Texas Tech." -Donna Hamilton Across the sprawling grounds of McLennan Community College (MCC), students hustle from class to class, following paved pathways that zigzag under an abundance of towering trees. Many attend McLennan to complete freshmen-and sophomore-level requirements; lower-level courses are the typical community college offering. Fortunately for Waco residents, MCC is anything but typical. Since 2001, McLennan leaders have worked to form partnerships with various Texas universities so students can complete their bachelor’s degrees through the campus University Center without leaving MCC. To date, six unique partnerships have developed, and Texas Tech University is among them. Lewis Snell is the Director of the University Center at McLennan. He said the partnership with Tech was formed to meet the Center's needs for a “big name.” Currently, Texas Tech offers the Bachelor of General Studies through the University Center, and Snell has high hopes for the future. He speculates that offerings from each of the colleges and universities represented at the Center will expand, including Texas Tech’s. Ashley Walpole, the adviser for Texas Tech in Waco, is a prime example of what the University Center was designed to do. Walpole needed to stay in Waco after she finished the general requirements for her degree for many reasons. In the past, the only option would have been Baylor, a great school with a big price tag. Because of the Center, she was able to finish her upper-level coursework at MCC and graduate with a bachelor's degree. She was hired to be the new advisor for Texas Tech shortly after she graduated. “MCC and the University Center do a fabulous job of making you feel like you are a part of your home university,” Walpole said, while recounting her experiences as a student at MCC. Donna Hamilton is a post-doctoral instructor with the Texas Tech University Department of Biological Sciences who recently made the move from the Lubbock campus to the University Center. Her formal responsibilities are teaching, grant-writing and research, but she has taken on a variety of other roles that include recruitment, involvement with the local alumni chapters, and communication with local organizations like the Waco Chamber of Commerce. Each of these roles is vital to the advancement of Texas Tech’s goals in Waco. “This partnership is truly a win/win situation for Texas Tech and McLennan Community College,” Hamilton said. “These students are getting a Tech education while staying in Waco. They offer us a whole new pool of potential students.”

"The schools in Dallas ISD need hundreds of bilingual teachers. Although there are multiple teacher education programs in the Metroplex, none have been able to produce sufficient teachers to meet that need. Our program is unique because of its' central focus." -Dr. Walter Smith In July 2007, the U.S. Department of Education awarded Texas Tech University’s College of Education a significant, multi-year grant to fund the Project TEACH (Teacher Education Alliance Collaborative for Higher Education) program. The spring and fall semesters of 2008 brought expansion to the program; new students were inducted from both the College of Education's existing undergraduate program and students at the university’s Hill Country off-campus sites. As a result of a newly-developed partnership with the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), another group of new students was recently added to the program’s roster. The unique partnership between the Dallas area’s community colleges and Texas Tech University developed to meet demands for a program in the area through which education paraprofessionals can earn teacher certification in high needs areas. Dora Salazar, Ed.D., the program's coordinator, described an extremely favorable reaction to Texas Tech's presence among students in the Dallas area. “Students are very excited about the program,” Salazar said. “For many of these students, a Texas Tech University degree represents a means to providing a better life for their families and a more promising future.” According to Walter Smith, Ph.D., the department chair over the program, the benefits that Project TEACH delivers are not restricted to the students enrolled. Because it is geared toward certification in the high-needs areas of bilingual education, English as a second language, and special education, the program will increase the number of qualified educators in the Dallas area who can serve in high-needs fields. Smith described the importance of Texas Tech’s contribution to the area. “We are helping schools that desperately need appropriately trained teachers, and we have the capacity to reach beyond Lubbock to help communities address this specific problem.” Delivered almost entirely online, the Project TEACH program is ideal for working professionals who want to continue their education, and it is not without advantages for Texas Tech. Salazar described several ways that community college partnerships like the one with DCCCD benefit the University. “It is important for TTU to be able to partner with large community college systems in an effort to attract the best and the brightest new transfer students,” Salazar said. “Universities that want to compete for community college students need to aggressively recruit and retain students in order to build a reputation of excellence.”


"We are happy to welcome many more people into the Red Raider family and to help strengthen Texas." -Dr. Guy Bailey Texas Tech University currently offers more than 40 degree, certificate and certification preparation programs online, with additional programs offered through off-campus locations throughout the state of Texas. As the University prospers, these partnerships are expected to grow to better meet the needs of students across the state and the country. Texas Tech University President, Dr. Guy Bailey, is one of many leaders who sees a bright future for the University’s online and off-campus initiatives. “Extending Texas Tech's outreach efforts across the state allow us to be a better partner for our state. The demographics of Texas, along with the rest of the country, are quickly changing,” Bailey said. “Being able to help educate people in their local communities, not only benefits the state economically, but also provides a huge social impact for local regions.” september/october 2010 T E C H S A N «




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B y Je nnife r R itz | P h oto s b y Je r o d F o s te r

I met Coach Tuberville

in his office on a gray, cool April day. He is good-humored and exceedingly polite. We took a moment to lament that his move to Lubbock occurred during such a horrific winter and nasty spring. I fear he believes the weather in Lubbock is never fair. I did my best to convince him we have exceptional summers and falls, and he acknowledged weather across the country was atrocious during the 2009-2010 winter, and that he hopes his experience thus far is not typical of West Texas. “I tell you, the first week I was here I saw a sand storm, a snow storm, an ice storm,” Tuberville says. “I saw it all. I’m not a big cold weather person.” He actually said the wind doesn't bother him...and, hey, if that doesn’t tell you how gracious he is, nothing will. His acceptance of the tempestuous weather is most likely due to his upbringing. He was raised in Camden, a small town in southern Arkansas, which is bordered on the east by the Ouachita River. He lived in a rural area and, consequently, spent most of his time outdoors - much of that time was spent with his late father, Charles “C.R.” Tuberville. He went to high school at the county high school in Harmony Grove, rather than the city high school in Camden. Harmony Grove is about six miles northeast of Camden. “I grew up in a farming community; a lot of cotton, a lot of soybeans,” says Tuberville. “I’m a big outdoorsman. Love to hunt, love to fish. I actually raise Whitetail (deer). I’ve got a 200-acre farm in Alabama that's high-fenced where I raise deer. I just like the outdoors. Besides my job and golf, I guess my biggest passions are hunting and fishing.” Since moving to Lubbock, he has had the opportunity to hunt, something he enjoys doing with his own children, sons Tucker, 16, and Troy, 14. Tucker was born in College Station, Troy in Mississippi. “My dad taught me to hunt and fish, I’ve tried to do that with my boys,” Tuberville says. “We’ve hunted since we've been here. We’ve gone out to the Caprock to a couple ranches. I shot a (feral) pig the other day. Turkey hunting’s my biggest passion because it’s in the spring when I’m not near as busy, I’m still busy, but the pace is less hectic.”

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Tuberville at home with his family, Tucker, Suzanne, Troy and their dog, Trixie. The Tuberville family enjoys skiing, and will take more skiing trips since they're in closer proximity to ski country. Suzanne gave Tuberville a trip to the British Open for his birthday — he went with three friends. Remarks Tuberville, "It was one of my 'Bucket List' things I wanted to do."

It didn’t take long for me to figure out how fond Coach Tuberville is of his sons. I asked him about a photo in his office taken on the field at Auburn, quite a few years ago. I pointed to his older son, Tucker, and asked, “So, how tall is he now?” “Oh, he’s as tall as I am,” he said, laughed, then pointed to Troy’s photo and said, “But he’s six-feet, two-inches tall!” I spoke to Tuberville’s wife, Suzanne, the following day, and asked her, “What are you feeding this boy? He’s already more than six feet tall.” She laughed and said, “I just took him to the doctor yesterday for shots and he’s grown another half inch! They’re (Tucker and Troy) loving living in Texas because they get to eat a lot of steak.” And, of course, both boys play football. According to Tuberville, they’re involved in their youth group at church as well. “We visited probably seven or eight churches when we moved here,” Tuberville says. “We found a church home and pretty much let the kids pick it out, because the youth program is most important to us in terms of getting them involved and finding friends.” Suzanne grew up in southern Indiana, attended Ball State and received a degree in marketing. She is the oldest of four


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siblings, and has a brother who lives in Plano, near Dallas. When she met Tuberville, she was working for Print Marketing Concepts, a Houston-based company, and traveled for a living. One of her markets was Lubbock, so she had been to the Hub City prior to their move here. The couple met at New Orlean’s famed Bourbon Street bar Pat O’Brien’s - even though neither drinks alcohol. She was there for a convention, he for the Sugar Bowl. “We were sitting at tables near each other, she asked why I was in New Orleans,” Tuberville recalls. “I said, ‘The Sugar Bowl.’ She asked, ‘What’s that?’ She didn't know a thing about football, that’s part of what made her so attractive.” Several months later the two began talking on the phone. When Suzanne moved to Athens, Ga., the couple began dating. They married in 1992. “I remember, when we started dating, the guys I worked with asked me, ‘What does your boyfriend coach?’,” she says. “I said, ‘Football.’ They wanted to know what position he coached, I didn’t know. I know more now than I did then, but I grew up around basketball.”

Tuberville at the 2010 Spring game.

Tuberville is the youngest of three siblings. His brother, Charles, a singer and songwriter, lives in Tulsa, Okla., and is part of a jazz band. His sister, Vickie, lives in Tullahoma, Tenn., and is a homemaker. At one point in the early 1980s, Tuberville and his sister were in business together. “I owned a catfish restaurant one time, called Tubby’s Catfish,” he says. “It was in Tullahoma, Tenn., and I owned it with my sister. I ran it awhile and it did well...we had a plate called the ‘Pond Platter,’ it had two frog legs, two catfish filets, catfish steaks and it had fries and slaw. We had ‘Pond Water’ that went with it, it was just a fruit punch.” When Tuberville began working with the Miami Hurricanes in 1986, he handed sister Vickie the keys to Tubby’s. She eventually closed the doors to focus on raising her family. His father was a World War II veteran, earned five Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart and remained involved with the Army, through service with the National Guard, until his death - he died in 1977 at the age of 53. Tuberville credits his father with his affinity for sports. “I got into to football,, baseball,” he says. “Our high school started football when I was in seventh grade. My dad was a big Arkansas Razorback fan, he’d take me to Razorback games and I’d go with him on Friday nights and Tuesday nights to watch him referee football games, and it’s like anything, if you’re involved in it, you become interested in it. Probably because, it goes back to everything, your parents have a lot to do with what your interests are, and fortunately he (Tuberville’s father) liked athletics.” Tuberville’s mother, Olive Tuberville, has always been one of his most avid supporters. When he accepted the head coach position at Auburn University he moved her from Arkansas to Auburn. She now lives in Frenship, near the high school Tucker and Troy attend, so they can walk to her home after school.

Insiste nc e o f P e r s is te nc e Tuberville’s rise to success, he says, can be credited to his persistence. “One attribute I have, whether it’s good or bad, I’m hard-headed,” he says “I wanted to be a college football coach. I played college football. I wasn’t a great player, but I played. Went to a small NAIA school (Southern Arkansas, where he played from 1972-1976 and received a bachelor's degree in physical education). “...a coach is really someone who just wants to stay involved in athletics. So, you play, and you say, ‘I don’t want to give all this up.’ Coaching’s the next best thing. I got into high school coaching, was an assistant for two years at Hermitage High School in Arkansas, and after the second year the head coach left and I got the head job at a very young age. And that’s when I figured out pretty quick, I started dealing with politics, school boards and all that, and I said, you know, if I’m going to do this, I’m going to try to get into college (football coaching). And I asked a coach who was recruiting one of my players, ‘How do I get in?’ He said, ‘Well, I can't pay you anything, but if you’ll move to Jonesboro, Arkansas, I'll put you to work.’ His name was Larry Lacewell.” Though he is a millionaire today, early in his collegiate coaching career there were several jobs he worked gratis. A synopsis of his collegiate coaching career is as follows: He went to Arkansas State in 1980 and stayed until 1984; opened Tubby’s Catfish restaurant; left that business to join the Miami Hurricanes in 1986; was hired by R.C. Slocum in 1994 where he was Aggie’s defensive coordinator; hired by Ole Miss for his first collegiate head coaching position; from there he went to Auburn in 1998, where he stayed until 2008, when he resigned. He was hired by Texas Tech Jan. 9, 2010. I asked him if he understood the glee Red Raiders experience upon beating Texas A&M or the University of Texas. He responded that he, of course, understands rivalries, but his objective is simple. “I’ve been to enough alumni meetings now to know what everybody’s goal is, and of course mine is to beat everybody and win championships.” september/october 2010 T E C H S A N «


Top, middle: Coach Tuberville with the group of NCAA coaches who met troops overseas while volunteering with Morale Entertainment

T h is a nd T h at I found out other entertaining tidbits about Coach Tuberville. While visiting his office, we discussed a number of photos that hang on his wall. One of those is a photo taken from a helicopter of him driving a NASCAR pace car in 2007. He knows who all of the NASCAR competitors are, has been a fan for 15 years, and, what a great way to relax on Sundays after stressful Saturday game days. Besides NASCAR, golf, football, hunting and fishing, Tuberville is a fan of America's military. In 2008 and 2009 he traveled with Morale Entertainment Foundation's NCAA Coaches tour. He also serves on the Morale Entertainment's board of directors. “You know what was my favorite trip,” he says, pointing to a series of photos on the wall in his office. “We went to Iraq the last two years. It was pretty interesting. That was the first year (pointing at photos on the wall)...they send groups over to the bases to visit the troops, and that year, I went with Charlie Weis, who was at Notre Dame, Randy Shannon who's at Miami, Mark Richt, who's at Georgia, and myself. “It was a hard trip. You fly over in these big tankers. You wear a ski suit on the plane. You sleep on pallets on the plane, I mean, it's a transport plane. We flew to Germany, it was about eight, nine hours. We spent about 40 hours on the plane on that trip. We'd go about 30,000 miles. We went to four continents on that trip. Last year Mack Brown (head football coach at University of Texas) went with us, we spent a couple nights in one of Saddam's palaces.


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Tuberville displays some of his collection of cowboy boots.

“The first year we came back, President Bush wanted to visit with us,” he again points to a photo on his office wall, one of him with President Bush. “We got to go over there and see kids, well, adults, who are the same age as what we coach here. And they're in a different environment, and it's tough. Last year we went to the hospital in Germany (Landstuhl Regional Medical Center) where they take all the injured, and we went to Turkey and we went to Balad (Airbase) and Baghdad, Iraq, and Kuwait, and then we went over to the Horn of Africa, then we flew back to Spain. (It's an) eight, nine day trip, you roll. When you see the organization (of the military), we've got the best military by far that anybody in the world has. We (Americans) spend a lot of money on it, and it's obvious we need it (military).” Two of the last things Coach Tuberville and I visited about were country music and cowboy boots. He says he loves country and western music, in particular George Strait. “I commented during an interview that he was my favorite artist,” Tuberville says. “Well, he read that article and he sent me an autographed picture that said, ‘Good luck at Tech.’ ” As for the boots: “I've gotten about five pair of cowboy boots since I've been here,” he says, noting that he has worn cowboy boots for years, but none as fancy as those he has acquired in the last few years. He was recently fitted for a custom pair of Lucchese boots, but notes that his first pair of handmade boots were a gift from two Auburn alumni, Jim and Sally Hill, who co-owned (with another couple) Seattle Slew, the legendary Triple Crown thoroughbred racehorse. Because of their financial success with Seattle Slew, the Hills decided to purchase a boot company in El Paso, and named it J.B. Hill boots. “So they (the Hills) got me a pair of boots, and they're handmade, beautiful,” Tuberville says. “So the next year, we're playing Alabama, our big rival game (The Iron Bowl). They'd not played in Tuscaloosa in 90 years, and we're going there for the first time,” Tuberville says of the football game, which for much of the 20th century was played at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. “So, I got all the coaches together and I said, ‘O.K., y'all have all been bragging about my boots, I'll buy each one of y'all a pair of boots if we win this game.’ We won. I bought 25 pair of handmade boots.”

The Red Carpet Because Tuberville wasn’t coaching in 2009, you might think it was an uneventful year for him, but he says he received more recognition for one event than for any other in his life: he appeared in the Oscar-winning blockbuster “The Blind Side.” The film featured real-life college coaches who tried to recruit football player Michael Oher, who was the subject of the film. “We (he and Suzanne) were invited to the premiere, we went to New York. It was at one of the theatres on Broadway…we got to walk down the red carpet. Tim McGraw was a nice guy, we visited with him and Faith Hill. It was just a first class deal. We sat with Lou Holz at the premiere. Of course, he and I have spent a lot of time together over the years. “I’ve been national coach of the year, been SEC (Southeastern Conference) coach of the year several times, been on national TV numerous times, won big games, bowl games,” he says. “People would come up and say, ‘Hey, I saw you in the Blind Side.’ More people recognize me for a one-minute role in a movie than 15 years of coaching football and receiving awards. It’s amazing.” Regardless of his star status, Tuberville remains down-to-earth (Hey, y’all, he even says y’all, like us!) and ready to lead the Red Raiders to victory. Hopefully a successful football season will follow a summer of welcome, pleasant weather. september/october 2010 T E C H S A N «


You Are Invited To Ceremonies Honoring the 2010 Texas Tech University

Distinguished Alumni Friday, October 15, 2010 Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. Merket Alumni Center | 17th & University | Lubbock, Texas Contact the Texas Tech Alumni Association for reservations no later than October 7, 2010 | 806.742.3641

Les She p he rd holds the unique position of chief architect of

the United States General Services Administration. In this position, which he has held since 2007, he oversees $12 billion of work on buildings throughout the nation, including federal courthouses, office buildings, land ports of entry, national laboratories, historic preservation and modernization projects and the Art in Architecture and Fine Arts conservation programs. During his 21-year tenure with the GSA, he has held numerous positions. In his current position, he provides leadership, policy direction and program guidance for federal design. He represents the agency with professional societies and trade organizations. Shepherd has managed GSA’s Design Excellence program since 2005. GSA’s Design Excellence program has raised the quality of public architecture and has been recognized internationally. This year, he won the American Institute of Architects’ Thomas Jefferson Award, which recognizes a public-sector architect who manages and produces quality public buildings. This prestigious honor is considered the highest given for the design and construction of public architecture. In the past three years, GSA has received 12 major design awards under his leadership. Some of the most recent ones are Government Building of the Year from the New York Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association for the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York and the Downtown Cleveland Alliance Award for the Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse as part of redevelopment of downtown. GSA was also awarded the 26th Annual Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Award for the James A. Walsh Courthouse in Tucson, Ariz.; the Preserve American Presidential Award for the African Burial Ground memorial and interpretation; and the White House Closing the Circle Award from the Office of Federal Environmental Executive for the San Francisco Federal Building. Shepherd earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture in 1983 from Texas Tech University. Shepherd and his wife, Hilary Sproul, live in Virginia with their children, Jared Shepherd and Madison Shepherd.


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J ames E . S k in n e r

is executive vice president and head of information services of the iconic Neiman Marcus Group Inc., a position he has held since 2007. He also has served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of the company. The Neiman Marcus Group Inc. operations include the Specialty Retail Stores segment, which consists primarily of Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman stores. The Direct Marketing Segment conducts print catalog and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Bergdorf Goodman brand names. Prior to working with Neiman Marcus, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of CapRock Communications Corp. He also served in several positions, including executive vice president, chief financial officer, assistant secretary and treasurer with CompUSA Inc. Skinner was a partner with Ernst & Young from 1987 to 1991. Skinner has served on the board of directors of Fossil Inc. since 2007. While a student at Texas Tech, Skinner was active with Phi Eta Sigma, a national honor society for first-year college students; Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor society for accounting and finance students; and the Accounting Society. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1974 from Texas Tech University. Skinner and his wife, Alice, live in Dallas and have three daughters, Allison, Claire and Suzanne.

Bo bby G. Waddle

has spent his entire adult life in service to his country and community. A lifetime resident of DeSoto, Texas, he farms and ranches on land that has been in his family for generations. Waddle has just completed a term as mayor of DeSoto. He was first elected to the City Council in 2001. He was selected as mayor pro tem in 2002 and served as such for the next five years. He was elected mayor in 2007. In addition to his city leadership duties, Waddle is involved in many other aspects of the community. He has served on the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Executive Board for four years and was elected President in 2009. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Association of Regional Councils of Government, the executive board of the North Texas Commission, and the Dalworth Soil and Water Conservation District, which includes Dallas, Tarrant, and portions of Ellis and Johnson Counties. Waddle also serves as the president of the Metroplex Mayors Association. In 2005 the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce created the Bobby Waddle Citizen of the Year Award. Waddle retired from the United States Air Force as colonel in 1985. During his 30 years in the service, he was a flight instructor, aide and protocol officer, and fighter pilot. He flew more than 150 combat missions and has more than 5,000 hours of military flying time. He served as commander of the 40th Cadet Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He was chief of Air Force Academy Activities Group at the Pentagon. He received two Legion of Merit Awards, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 11 Air Medals. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He earned a master’s degree in urban sociology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a member of the DeSoto Lions Club and serves on the administrative board of his church. He and his wife, Sherry, have three daughters, Tanya Land, Kimberly Buttgen and Elizabeth Dowell, and nine grandchildren.

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newest members

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

» p l ati n u m [$2,500 or more annually]

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff M. Holloman `80 (Karlene M. Holloman) Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Johnson `61 (Suzie E. Johnson `62) Mr. & Mrs. Randall Onstead, Jr. `78 (Pam Onstead) Nancy R. Ruff, Ed.D. `69 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen R. Souter `79 (Jill H. Souter) Mr. & Mrs. Barry C. Street `79 (SuDeline M. Street `79)

» g o l d [$1,000 to $2,499 annually]

The Honorable & Mrs. Ben Barnes (Melanie H. Barnes `77) Mr. & Mrs. Tim G. Culp `81 (Annette L. Culp `81) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Davis `84 (Lisa G. Davis) Dr. & Mrs. Michael A. Doherty `73 (Ginger R. Doherty) Mr. Joe Kirk Fulton `54 Mr. Homer L. Hensley, IV `96 Mr. & Mrs. Timothy S. Hopper `82 (Gretchen L. Hopper `86) Mr. Parker C. Johnson `97 Mr. & Mrs. Derrick D. Kirkpatrick `01 (Kimberly N. Kirkpatrick `01) Mr. & Mrs. Lanny G. Layman `77 (Joni L. Layman `79) Mr. & Mrs. Bob Mayo `69 (Jo C. Mayo `71) Mr. & Mrs. Scott D. Stedman `98 (Tamie M. Stedman `98)

» S i lv e r [$500 to $999 annually] Ms. Rebecca L. Crownover `00 Mr. & Mrs. George M. Curry `85 (Julie S. Curry) Mr. & Mrs. Jim Daniel (Mary Alice Daniel `78) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Davis `84 (Lisa G. Davis) Mr. & Mrs. Todd Denton `86 (D’Aun Denton) Mr. & Mrs. Shadfred M. Frazier `96 (Tana M. Frazier `95) Mr. & Mrs. Philip E. Guitar `67 (Jane E. Guitar) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Hilbun `95 (Stephanie L. Hilbun `95) Mr. & Mrs. Dan Hook `57 (Carolyn J. Hook `60) Mr. Chris Ivy `90 Mr. & Mrs. David S. Johnson `72 (Mary Jane R. Johnson `72) Mr. Kenneth D. Kern `91 Mr. Ryan A. Kimberling `08 Ms. Ashley S. Ledbetter `07 Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. McCormick `86 (Kelly J. McCormick `90) The Hon. & Mrs. Randy Neugebauer `72 (Dana L. Neugebauer `74) Dr. & Dr. George R. Raschbaum `82 (Rene Raschbaum)


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Dr. & Mrs. Chadwick M. Sargent `94 (Misty C. Sargent `94) Mr. & Mrs. Jim T. Smith `87 (Michelle M. Smith `87) Mr. & Mrs. Marlin R. Smith `57 (Lucretia Smith) Mr. & Mrs. Dwayne T. Smith `95 (Amy B. Smith `98) Mr. Gregory S. Spencer `82 Mr. & Mrs. Larry G. Stoerner `71 (Nancy S. Cusack) Mr. & Mrs. John B. Stribling, Jr. `53 (Daulma F. Stribling `53) Mr. & Mrs. Stephen P. Watt `70 (Julia A. Watt) Mr. Jeffrey A. Wolfla `04 Mr. & Mrs. Randy L. Wright `68 (Sharon J. Wright) Mr. & Mrs. William T. Young `03 (Katie Young)

» B r o n z e [$250 to $499 annually] Mr. & Mrs. Joe B. Abston `60(Nancy S. Abston) Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth S. Alexander `95 (Ellen J. Alexander `96) Mr. & Mrs. Stephan J. All `77 (Sharon M. Allenson `77) Dr.’sC. Todd Anderson `92 (Kristy E. Anderson) Mrs. Bobby F. Andrews `53 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 Ms. Lacie L. Bullard `04 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Burch (Lauren T. Burch `00) Mr. & Mrs. Billy B. Byrd `94(Trina Byrd) 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) Dr. & Mrs. Ezekiel L. Duke `00 (Amanda T. Duke) Mr. Daniel A. Dungan `79 Mr. & Mrs. Jay T. Dunlap, III (Mahriam T. Dunlap) Mr. & Mrs. Jim T. Durham `84(Rita W. Durham) Mr. Robert C. Dye, III `06 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. & Mrs. Rhonald Graham (Jane Graham `71) Mr. Frank P. Greenhaw, IV `97 Mr. & Mrs. Charles R. Hall `79 (Linda D. Hall `79) Mrs. Gloria N. Henderson `72

Platinum $2,500 or more Gold $1,000-$2,499 Silver $500-$999 Bronze $250-499 Century $100-$249 Loyalty $35-$99

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Hildebrand `83(Eileen G. Hildebrand) Mr. & Mrs. Terry G. Knighton`80 (Patricia D. Knighton) Ms. Serena B. Kundysek `90 (Serena B. Kundysek `90) 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 Dr. & Mrs. James J. Neerincx `78 (Suzanne E. Neerincx) 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) Ms. Carol A. Rios Mr. & Mrs. Abuzar Saeed `86 (Aasia Saeed) Dr. Thomas H. Salmon `87 Ms. Jana C. Sanders `83 Mr. & Mrs. Michael T. Savage `07 (Jennifer N. Savage `07) Dr. & Mrs. Victor E. Schulze, III `82 (Gay Schulze) Mr. & Mrs. Donald W. Settle `94 (Patricia A. Settle) Mr. & Mrs. Shane A. Smith (Kelly K. Smith) Mr. Paul W. Snow, Jr. `05 Mr. & Mrs. Tom W. Sprawls `72 (Patti Sprawls) Mr. David D. Sproul, Jr. `03 Mr. & Mrs. Steve D. Thompson `76 (Cathleen C. Thompson `74) Mr. & Mrs. Bailey L. Toliver `56 (Nancy B. Toliver `54) Mr. & Mrs. James M. Turley `65 (Susan J. Turley) Col. Xavier C. Villarreal `86 Mr. & Mrs. Kyle L. Vinson `96 (Brandee Vinson) Dr. Lara L. Wakefield `90 Mr. & Mrs. Brad C. Wakely `85 (Mary Kay Wakely) Mr. David G. Wardlaw `03 Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Williams `79(Kellie L. Williams) Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Wilson `74 (Linda Wilson)

» C e ntu r y ($100 to $249 annually) Mr. Kyle R. Abbott `09 Mr. James W. Adams `09 Mr. Thomas N. Allen `07 Mr. & Mrs. Charlie S. Anderson `09 (Tiffany A. Anderson `09) Mr. & Mrs. Dean Anderson `65 (Carolyn A. Anderson `64) Mr. Brandt J. Anderson `09 Mr. Brian S. Anderson, Jr. `10 Mr. Russell S. Anderwald `99 Mr. & Mrs. James S. Armer `96 (Kristy D. Armer `94)

Dr. & Mrs. Darren J. Arnecke `93 (Margaret A. Arnecke) Mr. & Mrs. Kerry D. Arnold `63 (Sharon A. Arnold) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Atkisson `56 (Patricia Atkisson) Mr. Dustin M. Balog `01 Mr. Vicente A. Bernal `06 Ms. Deborah Bigness `79 Mr. & Mrs. Rod D. Bishop `93 (Cheryl M. Bishop `95) Dr. Cheryl F. Blue `68 Mr. Rhett A. Boger `00 Mr. & Mrs. Craig Bonvino (Emily H. Bonvino `06) Mr. Bryce D. Bowley `06 Dr. & Mrs. Jason T. Bradley `94 (Anne E. Bradley `07) Mr. & Mrs. William D. Brown (Krista L. Brown `95) Mr. & Mrs. Brian E. Brown `95 (Amy R. Brown `98) Mr. & Mrs. James R. Bunch (Elaine L. Bunch `69) Mr. Matthew D. Bussanmas `08 Major & Mrs. Charles H. Camp `79 (Mary M. Camp) Mr. & Mrs. Joddie J. Carlile `95 (Holly K. Carlile `94) Mr. & Mrs. Matthew G. Carthey `02 (Amanda K. Carthey `02) Mr. Brett O. Cervenka `07 Mr. Austin K. Cheshier `05 Mr. & Mrs. Alan F. Chou `78(Grace K. Chou `79) Mr. & Mrs. Sean Cochran `91 (Petra Cochran) Mr. & Mrs. John P. Crainer `87 (Ann A. Crainer `85) Mr. & Mrs. Cody D. Crannell `04 (Christina K. Crannell `03) Mr. & Mrs. Rick Crawley (Jennifer A. Crawley `95) Mr. & Mrs. Justin W. Crownover (Stephanie B. Crownover `93) Ms. Carissa L. Cummins `08 Mr. & Mrs. Dale R. Daniels (Teresa T. Daniels `72) Mr. & Mrs. Craig R. Dawson `82 (Lori S. Dawson) Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Doyle (Mary E. Doyle) Dr. & Mrs. Stephen E. Driscoll `76 (Nabiha Driscoll) Mr. & Mrs. Tommy Duniven (Diane Duniven `77) Mr. & Mrs. Jack Dyess (Diane A. Bransom-Dyess `74) Mr. & Ms. Matthew G. Ernst `07 (Lauren T. Shaw) Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie S. Evans `94 (Gina Evans) Mr. Cody S. Failinger `09 Mr. Bobby L. Fry `69 Mr. Thomas B. Gardner `96 (Anna G. Gardner `94) Mr. & Mrs. Brandon K. Garmon `01 (Kimberly D. Garmon `02) Mr. & Ms. Brent Garza (Amanda Stapp) Mr. & Mrs. Brian D. Goodrich `94 (Virginia M. Goodrich `94) Mr. Jarod D. Gordon `07 Mr. & Mrs. Mark D. Gourlie `98 (Christine I. Gourlie `98) Dr. & Mrs. Lance R. Grahn `79 (Dianne S. Grahn) Mrs. Amy M. Halfmann `09 Mr. Eric C. Hall `06 Mrs. Dixi Hartzog-Jones `68 Mr. & Mrs. Shawn A. Haseloff `00 (Holly N. Haseloff `05) Mr. & Mrs. Bob T. Haster `86 (Donna A. Haster) LTC & Mrs. Keith A. Havenstrite (Tanya A. Havenstrite `89) Mr. & Mrs. Ernest R. Hawkins `50 (Margaret A. Hawkins `48) Mr. & Mrs. Mark C. Hayden `87 (JoAnne M. Hayden) Mr. & Mrs. Michael S. Haynes `05 (Alesha R. Haynes) Dr. & Mrs. David L. Henzi `96 (Shaina S. Henzi) Mr. & Mrs. Michael Hewlett `93 (Melanie E. Hewlett `92) Mr. & Mrs. Steven R. Higgins `82 (Cathy Higgins) Mr. & Mrs. Blake J. Hilavaty`04 (Ashley D. Reeves `04) Mr. Frank H. Hinkley, Jr. `61 Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Hinson `77 (Ellen A. Hinson `77) Mr. & Mrs. Reed T. Hood `08(Deidre Hood)

Mr. & Mrs. Jason G. Hopkins (Stacy Hopkins) Mr. Michael T. Horner `97 Mr. & Mrs. Gary D. Houlette `83 (Lisa D. Houlette) Ms. Donna E. Huffington `77 Mr. Ryan M. Hughes `05 Mr. John S. Hunter `76 Mr. Eric J. Irick `94 Dr. & Mrs. Gregory W. Joiner `80 (Valeria C. Joiner `78) Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy R. Jones `08 (Sarah S. Jones `08) Mrs. Kim H. Kelcy `78 Mr. Ray L. Kelley `60 Dr. & Mrs. Herman E. Kiesling `60 (Sarah L. Kiesling) Mr. & Mrs. Kim W. King `95 (Karla K. King) Ms. Theresa M. Landry `92 Mr. Clayton M. Laughter `09 Mr. Jerry E. Lester `59 Mr. Michael A. Lodge `01 Dr. & Mrs. Gary J. Long `77 (Dottye Long) Ms. Jamie C. Lutzi `09 Mr. & Mrs. Mike Manchee `63 (Patsy A. Manchee) Mr. & Mrs. Arnold A. Manofsk `74 (Donna D. Manofsky `73) Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Martin `81 (Tina M. Martin) Mr. & Mrs. Billy P. Massie (Shannon S. Massie `99) Ms. Karen L. Matak `03 Mr. & Mrs. James R. Matthews `98 (Tiffany K. Matthews) Mr. & Mrs. Burnice K. May `62 (Denny H. May `63) Mr. Larry D. McDonald `80 Mr. & Mrs. Larry E. McKinney `72 (Janet F. McKinney) Ms. Krystal M. Medley `05 Mr. & Mrs. Randy Menefee `90 (Kim F. Menefee `92) Mr. Christopher M. Miller `08 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis E. Mino `86 (Debra L. Mino `84) Mr. Timothy W. Monday `08 Mr. & Mrs. Kevin W. Monk (Kristin M. Monk `94) Ms. Monica A. Montalvo `94 Mr. & Mrs. W. Mark Moon `86 (Lori Moon) Mr. & Mrs. Nathaniel Q. Moran `97(Kyna L. Moran `00) Mr. Mason A. Moses `08 Ms. Kindra R. Myers `07 Ms. Megan B. Myers `08 Mr. & Mrs. Ross J. Narvaeth`88 (Tracie R. Narvaeth `89) Mr. & Mrs. Coy A. Noles, Jr. (Janet K. Noles `94) Mr. & Ms. Joshua W. Nunez `08 (Vanessa C. Costilla) Dr. & Mrs. Charles A. O’Dell `60 (Susan D. O’Dell) Mr. Daniel F. Olivares `05 Mr. & Ms. David C. Organiscak (Sydney H. Grotjan) Mr. & Mrs. Godwin U. Osuagwy (Christina C. Osuagwy `02) Mr. & Mrs. Steve C. Overley (Kay C. Overley) Mr. & Mrs. Melvin L. Owen `73 (Rebecca R. Owen `71) Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Paddack (Barbara S. Paddack `70) Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Parker `88 (Kimberly D. Parker `87) Mr. & Mrs. William T. Paxton, Jr. (Melissa K. Paxton `96) Ms. Morgan L. Peugh `06 Mr. & Mrs. J. Nat Phillips, III `88 (Sonja A. Phillips `89) Ms. Carrie L. Phipps `08 Mr. & Mrs. Brad L. Proctor `03 (Kristin G. Proctor `02) 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) Mrs. Rhonda N. Ramsey `10 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. Christopher J. Schwab `96 (Karen F. Schwab `97) Dr. Kirk W. Sears `00 Mr. & Mrs. Gene M. Shirley `63 (Joyce P. Shirley) Mr. & Mrs. Brian S. Sikes `91 (Amy R. Sikes `92) Mr. Brian E. Sims `07 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 Mr. Garrett W. Stauder `09 Mr. & Mrs. David W. Stephenson `85 (Deborah L. Stephenson `83) Mrs. Mysti L. Sturges`88 Dr. Abdulhamid I. Sukar `89 Mr. & Mrs. Christopher C. Surles `75 (Lea Surles `76) Mr. & Mrs. Barton W. Talkington `89 (Jennifer L. Talkington) Ms. Jennifer L. Taylor `99 Ms. Kimberly A. Thomen `91 Mr. Matthew A. Thornton `04 Mr. & Mrs. Hunter G. Tolbert, III `73 (Delajane C. Tolbert) Mr. & Mrs. Matthew J. Tuel `04 (Deborah D. Tuel `03) Mr. George A. Turcios `08 Mr. & Mrs. David M. Tyler `93 (Nancy D. Tyler) Drs. Gregory W. Umphrey `75 (Mia G. Umphrey) Mr. & Mrs. Douglas M. Vignes `07 (Colby E. Vignes `09) Mr. Michael L. Voelcker `03 Ms. Pamela G. Wait `07 Mr. & Mrs. DarenWalker `90 (Kelley N. Walker `90) Dr. & Mrs. Coleman Y. Ward `50 (Alice M. Ward) Mr. & Mrs. Steven K. Watters `01 (Molly A. Watters) Mr. Jacob T. Weems `09 Mr. & Mrs. Ryan Weller `01 (Jill A Weller `02) Mr. & Mrs. Nick Wells (Julie E. Wells `04) Mr. & Mrs. Michael C. Wells `94 (Poly A. Wells `05) Ms. Amy V. White `07 Mrs. Kathy C. White `60 Mr. & Mrs. Stephen G. White (Lisa L. White `81) Mrs. Melva L. White `66 Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Wiggins `02 (Amber N. Wiggins `02) Mr. David A. Wigley `73 Ms. Allison B. Williams `07 Ms. Kelsey A. Wimmer `05 Mr. John T. Winti `06 Mr. & Mrs. H. James Wood `90 (Sharon Wood) september/october 2010 T E C H S A N «


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The ROTC Tyrian Rifles precision drill team, pictured in the 1970 "La Ventana," also served as a Color Guard in Lubbock.


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’39 Opal Johnson (BS Textile Engineering) Stone Mountain, Ga., the 1939 National Cotton Queen, enjoys gardening and church activities.

’49 Billy L. Sheats (BBA Accounting) Longmont, Colo., retired in 1992 with his wife, Louise. After U.S. Air Force active duty from 1951 to 1954, he settled in Colorado where he spent an entrepreneurial career in several businesses. He was a long-time owner of a wholesale distributorship of consumer power equipment with offices and warehouses in Denver and Salt Lake City. He and Louise have lived in Colorado 56 years and enjoy extensive travel in the U.S. and Canada. In celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary, they recently went on a cruise of the Greek and Turkish areas where St. Paul established Christian churches.


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Hollis O. Davis (BS Chemistry) Trophy Club, Texas, who retired in 1995 after 39 years in the aerospace industry, recently published a book of memoirs entitled “Rungs of the Ladder.” He included stories about his 50th reunion and about riding the bus to play in the 1951 Sun Bowl. He has published three books of poetry. His wife is Pansy.

Helen Clark Brittin (MS Food and Nutrition, ’74 Ph.D. Animal Science) Lubbock, professor emeritus at Texas Tech, recently authored “The Food and Culture Around the World Handbook,” published by Pearson/Prentice Hall and released Jan. 1. The book profiles the food and culture of each of the 195 countries in the world. Her husband is Anthony.

’ 55 James C. McGraw (BA Chemistry) Bellevue, Wash., recently was named Distinguished Alumnus of 2010 by the University of Washington Dental Alumni Association. His wife is Janice.

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The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association greets troops returning from overseas.

‘66 R. Don Cash (BS Industrial Engineering) Lubbock, was honored June 12 with the 12th annual Boss of the Plains Award during a Black Tie and Boots dinner. Cash, a retired chief executive officer and chairman of Questar Corp., owns and operates his family’s Triple C Ranches in West Texas. The Boss of the Plains Award is named for Stetson’s premier Western hat. The september/october 2010 T E C H S A N «


The Texas Tech Alumni Association would like to offer a special thanks to our Platinum and Gold members for their support. Platinum ($2,500 or more annually)

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. R. Randall Onstead, Jr. ‘78 (Pam Onstead) Houston, 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. John Wald ‘80 (Karen Wald ‘80) Southlake, TX Mr. & Mrs. Edward Whitacre ‘64 (Linda Whitacre ‘65) San Antonio, TX *As of July 22, 2010

Gold ($1,000 to $2,499 annually) Mr. & Mrs. Ken Abraham ‘63 (Renee Abraham ‘71) Lubbock, TX 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. & 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

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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. Richard R. Davila, II Lubbock, TX 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. 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 Mrs. Terri S. Guy ‘73 Santa Fe, NM 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 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. Parker C. Johnson ‘97 Houston, 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 Mr. S. Winnard Kothmann ‘61 Humble, 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. & Mrs. Paul C. Nader, M.D. ‘81 (Barbara Bergin-Nader ‘76) 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 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. Billy Power ‘47 (Ruby Power ‘44) Lubbock, TX Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey M. Pratt (Amy Pratt) Austin, TX Mr. & Mrs. Scott R. Pullen ‘80 (Carroll A. Pullen) Sugar Land, TX Mr. & Mrs. Terry H. Putman ‘69 (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. Jeffery F. Rea ‘84 (Michelle S. Rea) Odessa, TX Mr. & Mrs. Steve Reichmuth ‘72 (Barbara Reichmuth) Dallas, TX Mr. J. Ross Relyea ‘53 Oklahoma City, OK 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 Tyler, TX 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. Marvin Thompson Tyler, 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. D. Andy Williams ‘91 (Camille Williams) Dimmitt, TX Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Williams ‘57 (Jamelle Williams) Montgomery, TX Mr. & Mrs. James S. Young ‘49 (Peggy B. Young) Lubbock, TX *As of July 22, 2010

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’ 67 Meredith Morrison Smith (BSE Elementary Education) Garland, Texas, retired from public education administration in Dallas Independent School District after 40 years of service in three different Texas school districts. Her husband is DA.

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’68 Larry A. Hunter (BBA Management) Westlake, Texas, retired in 2000 from UPS after 30 years and several relocations. His wife is Nancy.

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Mike Looney (BBA Marketing) Dallas, Texas, recently published a new book titled “The Battle of the Bulge: The Untold Story of Hofen.” His wife is Sandra.

’ 73 Robert L. “Bob” Craig Jr. (BBA Finance) Lubbock, was successful in March’s Republican Primary campaign


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alumni news « in his bid for a third term to the Texas State Board of Education. He has served seven years on the SBOE, chairing the finance committee and the committee on school initiatives. He is a senior partner with the law firm of Craig, Terrill, Hale and Grantham, LLP in Lubbock where he has practiced 34 years. His wife is Dana Brookshire Craig (’79 M.Ed. Education, MME Music Education).

Edward S. Smith III (BS Agricultural Economics) Floydada, Texas, cotton producer, recently was elected chairman of the National Cotton Council for 2010. His wife is Jennifer “JENNISu” Wood Smith (’73 BSE Elementary Education).

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Gail Debiec (BSE Elementary Education) Austin, Texas, is chief operating officer of Educational Services of America’s Spectrum Center Schools and Programs division. She is responsible for Spectrum’s operations, strategic direction, integrity assurance, human resources, government relations and sales and marketing.

Roger B. Yandell (BA Chemistry) Lubbock, an associate professor in the Obstetrics/Gynecology Department at the Health Sciences Center, lives with his oldest son.

Billye B. Foster (BS Animal Production) Cookeville, Tenn., is director of Tennessee Tech University’s School of Agriculture within the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences. Her husband is B. Dan Foster (’72 BS Animal Production).

Gary A. Boubel (BAR Architecture Structure, ’80 MS Civil Engineering) Bellaire, Texas, is senior vice president of global developments for Hess Corp. in Houston, Texas. He and his wife, Pam Duvall Boubel (’78 BS Human Development and Family Studies), moved from Anchorage, Alaska, where Gary was senior vice president of Alaska Projects for BP, in January.

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’ 78 Kay Bell (BA Journalism) Austin, Texas, has received the President’s Volunteer Service Award from the White House for her exemplary work with the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel. She is a member of the College of Mass Communications National Professional Advisory Board. Her husband is John P. Holmes III (’77 BA Journalism).

’ 79 Alan J. Burton (BA English) Sherman, Texas, recently had his fifth book, “Pirates, Soldiers & Fat Little Girlfriends, More Classic Texas Sports Quotes,” published. He is director of university communications at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla. His wife is Michelle.

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Gary C. Thomas (BAR Architecture Structure, BS Civil Engineering) Garland, Texas, Dallas Area Rapid Transit president/executive director, recently was named by the Texas Department of

Transportation as the 2010 Friend of Texas Transit Award winner. His wife is Kay Clark Thomas (’80 BS Clothing, Textile and Merchandising).

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Harry B. Hecht (BBA Marketing) Medford, N.J., is managing director for Buyers Laboratory, Inc., the leading authority and provider of critical intelligence in the imaging industry, of Hackensack, N.J. Melinda Folse Kaitcer (BA English) Fort Worth, Texas, recently published “Grandmaster: A Story of Struggle, Triumph and Taekwondo,” the novelized nonfiction memoir of 9th Degree Taekwondo Grandmaster Won Chik Park. Her husband is Jeffrey.

’ 85 Deirdre Hirner (Ph.D. Land Use and Resource Planning) Springfield, Ill., is the Democratic nominee for Congress, 18th district of Illinois, for the November 2010 general election.

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Mark A. Swanson (BS Mechanized Agriculture, ’92 MBA General Business) Mansfield, Texas, recently accomplished his goal of running 50 marathons, one in every state of the United States, before the age of 50. A federal drug agent for the Drug Enforcement Agency, Mark turned 49 years old in June. David D. Vance (BBA Finance) Fort Worth, Texas, is managing director of airport operations at American Airlines. His wife is Cristina.

‘86 Jonathan K. Fisher (BFA Design Communication) Houston, Texas, whose wife is Lisa, recently merged his communications business with those of Mark C. Hayden (’87 BA Advertising) of Katy, Texas, and Bo Bothe Jr. (’92 BFA Design


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is Melissa Thompson Smith (’88 BA Advertising/Public Relations).

Monty D. Williams (BS Mechanized Agriculture) Paragould, Ark., is vice president of marketing and communications of Craighead Electric Cooperative. He married his best friend and wife, Donna, in April 2008. They recently converted a horse barn into a house.

Ed Clements (BS Electrical Engineering) Fincastle, Va., is director of engineering for ITT Night Vision and Imaging. His wife is Donna Jones Clements (’89 BS Industrial Engineering).

’89 A. Wade Smith (BS Mechanical Engineering) Jacksboro, Texas, is president and chief operating officer for American Electric Power Texas. His wife


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Brad Davis (BS Agricultural Education, ’94 MS Agricultural Education, ’06 Ed.D. Agricultural Education) Benton, Ark., and his wife, Stephanie, announce the birth of their son, Garrett Reid, on March 1. They also have a daughter. Brad is executive director of the Arkansas 4-H Foundation.

Henry Hartshorn (BLA Landscape Architecture) Frisco, Texas, is part of a four-person team that will be leading Land Design Partners’ expansion into the public sector arena in the DFW Metroplex.

‘ 91 Brian L. Mayes (BA Telecommunications) Sunnyvale, Texas, has spent most of the last 19 years working at Allyn Media, a Dallas-based public relations, political consulting and public affairs firm, where he serves as senior vice president. He and his wife, Sheri, have a daughter. Damon T. Murphy (BA English) El Paso, Texas, is superintendent of schools for the Canutillo Independent School District, a 6,000-student district in suburban west El Paso. He and his wife, Carrie, have three daughters.

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‘93 Derrick P. Morgan (BBA Marketing) Denton, Texas, and his wife, Janna, announce the birth of their daughter, Clara Charlise, on Dec. 8. Kimberly Wise Rogers (BA Telecommunications) Dallas, Texas, is senior marketing manager at Hanley Wood Exhibitions in Irving, Texas, where she oversees attendee and exhibitor communications for the Int’l Pool Spa Patio Expo and Int’l Roofing Expo. She is sports editor of an online women’s magazine, Her husband is Jeffery S. “Jeff” Rogers (’95 BA Communication Studies).

’98 Amy Rising Brown (MA Sociology) LaVergne, Tenn., won the National Sales Consultant Award for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals/ Neurology Division for 2009. Her husband is Brian E. Brown (’95 BS Agricultural Economics).

‘99 Robert A. Cunningham (BLA Landscape Architecture) Sachse, Texas, is part of a four-person team that will be leading Land Design Partners’ expansion into the public sector arena in the DFW Metroplex. His wife is Deborah.

‘94 Jennifer Poss Taylor (BS Human Development and Family Studies) Lubbock, recently wrote a book titled “Forfeiting All Sanity, A Mother’s Story of Raising a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.” She and her husband, David, have adopted three children, two of whom have special needs. Ginger McDaniel Webber (BA Psychology, ’97 JD Law) Grapevine, Texas, is a Fort Worth attorney at Jackson Walker L.L.P. and is a partner in the real estate practice group. Her husband is August.

’95 Laura Peterson Heinz (BGS General Studies) Lubbock, head of Information Services at the Texas Tech University Library, recently was selected to participate in Leadership America, one of the longest-running national women’s leadership programs in the world. She has been at the Texas Tech University Library 23 years. Her husband is Chuck. september/october 2010 T E C H S A N «


» alumni news Cory R. Dulin (BS Civil Engineering) Lubbock, was recognized as the 2010 Young Engineer of the Year for the South Plains Chapter of Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He cofounded AMD Engineering, CP, a civil engineering firm in Lubbock, in 2006. Cory and his wife, Elizabeth Dulin (’99 BS Multidisciplinary Studies), have three children.

‘00 Danielle Needham (BA Public Relations, ’03 JD Law) Fort Worth, Texas, recently was selected as a Texas Monthly magazine “Rising Star.”

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Capt. Alex M. Thyne (BA Public Relations) McFarland, Wis., assistant professor of military science for the University of Wisconsin Madison Army ROTC program, and his wife, Amy, announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian Elizabeth, on April 6.

Kristina Harris Butts (BS Agricultural Communications, ’04 MS Animal Science) Washington, D.C., and her husband, Randy, announce the birth of their daughter, Anna Josephine, on May 10. Carma Jordan Chisam (BBA Marketing, ’02 MBA General Business) Buckeye, Ariz., and her husband, Matthew, announce the birth of their son, Easton Slade, on Jan. 25. The family is stationed at Spangdahlem AB, Germany.

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The College of Human Sciences is proud to announce the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients. Distinguished Alumna Award Dr. Brenda Barrington-Mendiola Mrs. Sharon D. Staley

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» alumni news Leslie Ann Simon Kitten (BID Interior Design, ’03 MS Agricultural Education and Communications) Lubbock, owner of Savant Photography, recently became a certified professional photographer, one of only five in Lubbock. Her husband is Nicholas.

‘03 Josh Gandy (BS Interdisciplinary Agriculture) Lorenzo, Texas, vice president at Peoples Bank, is serving as an agriculture loan officer at the Lorenzo Banking Center. His wife is Melissa.

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Liesl Darr (BA Public Relations) Dallas, Texas, is program services manager for Heroes for Children, a nonprofit organization based in Richardson, Texas.

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In Memoriam

Suzette Matthews (BA Psychology) Boyle, Miss., recently was chosen as Sunflower County’s District Teacher of the Year for 2009-2010. She was Ruleville Central High School’s Teacher of the Year and was nominated for the 20092010 Teacher of the Year for Mississippi. She is a Teach for America high school and advanced placement English teacher.

’09 Sean Hannon (BS Mechanical Engineering) Midland, Texas, recently was awarded a Fulbright Student Grant from the U.S. Student Fulbright program. He will venture to Germany for one academic year and will study aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Munich, focusing on a project titled “Computerized Model of a Telepresence Enabling Satellite Communication System.”

Shannon Sanderson Acosta ’86, of

Lubbock, died April 5. Natalie Crosby “Tye” Blankenship

’38, of Wilson, Texas, died April 12. Margaret Wood Brannan '54, of

San Antonio, Texas, died June 4. She was a past president of the Texas Tech Alumni Association. John Conley , Texas Tech athletic director from 1980 until 1985, of Lubbock, died April 16. Dana Anthony Dear ’90, of Wolfforth, Texas, died April 12. Randal R. Drennan ’71, of Lubbock, died April 14. Velma Keller Fraser ’44, of Lubbock, died April 21. Diane Hall ’93, of Lubbock, died April 5. Beryl D. Harris ’49, ’51, of Lubbock, died April 25. He is survived by his wife, George Ann McKee Harris ’91.

James B. Hogue ’02, of Lubbock, died May

6. He is survived by his wife, Linda Walker ’01. J. J. Holverson , a former student, of

Syracuse, Utah, died April 11. Wanda Houk-Eldridge ’54, of Lubbock, died May 1. Octavia Hull , a student, of Houston, Texas, died April 23. Oralia “OJ” Jimenez ’95, of Lubbock, died April 14. Celia Johnson ’72, of Turkey, Texas, died March 7. J.B. Joiner ’51, of Lubbock, died April 2. James McDonald ’62, of Lubbock, died April 24. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Davis McDonald ’70, ’72. Tina Laurel Meacham ’77, ’84, of Manchaca, Texas, died April 12. F. Wayne Oliver ’63, of Shallowater, Texas, died May 7. He is survived by his wife, Claudine Campbell Oliver ’65, ’86. Margaret Leonard Windham ’45, of Albuquerque, N.M., died March 29.

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» student spotlight/compiled by jean ann cantore

Kerstan Mork , doctoral candidate in the experimental psychology human factors program, has received a nationally competitive $10,000 Doctoral Dissertation Award from the State Farm Companies Foundation. Her dissertation is titled “Examining whether mental resource or response competition causes spatial cell phone conversations to impair driving.”

Davorin Kuljasevic , a graduate finance student and international master, scored five wins and four draws at the 2010 Pula Open in Croatia to become the first member of the Knight Raiders chess team to enter the elite ranks of the approximately 1,000 grandmasters worldwide. He now has the same ranking as legendary players Bobby Fischer, Garry Kasparov and Knight Raiders head coach Susan Polgar. In June, Davorin scored three wins and three draws to help his team, Mladost Zagreb , win the prestigious Croatian Cup Team Championship.

Li Yan , doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2010 Institute Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ International Symposium on Circuits and Systems conference (IEEE ISCAS 2010) in Paris. For the competition, 2,058 students from around the world submitted papers that were reviewed and scrutinized. Yan won for his paper “Efficiency Enhancement and Linearity Trade-Off for Cascode vs. Common-Emitter SiGe Power Amplifiers in WiMAX Polar Transmitters.” His research could make cell phone/wireless Internet faster and more energy efficient.


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Travis West , a classics major, and Rachel Branch , a graduate student in the classics program of the Department of Classic and Modern Languages and Literatures, have been selected for the APA (American Philological Association) outstanding student award. Kristi Dunks , doctoral student in Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, has received a $595 grant from the Wolf Aviation Fund for a research project that examines safety recommendation letters of the National Transportation Safety Board as well as the responses to and results of those recommendations. Jenna Payne , a student in the Rawls College of Business, has been selected by the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation to receive a $10,000 scholarship toward her degree. To date, the Texas Business Hall of Fame has awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to students pursuing an education at Texas’ leading institutions of higher learning. The School of Medicine International Medicine Club at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center hosted the Poverty Banquet April 20 at the Texas Tech International Cultural Center. The Poverty Banquet focused on raising awareness and providing education about the critical issue of poverty in Lubbock and around the world. Proceeds from the banquet benefit Breedlove Foods Inc., a nonprofit organization in Lubbock that has provided food to the hungry locally, and on a global level since the early 1990s. School of Law student negotiation team of Allyson Bazan and Michael Martinez , both thirdyear students, has won the 2010 International Negotiation Competition, held on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. This win was the second at the event, with a Texas Tech team winning in 2005 in Ireland. The competition began in 1998 and has been hosted in eight different countries. T he T exas T ech

A T e c h Tr A d i Ti o n of Heroic Proportions be a part of

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.

Unveiling Ceremony for the Official Texas Tech Class Ring Bronze Sculpture Friday, October 15 at 5 pm Texas Tech Leaders Plaza at Merket Alumni Center

The ceremony will be prior to the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Dinner.

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