1954, TCU has recognized the contributions of nearly 400 of its most outstanding
alumni and friends. This year was no different, as a "star-studded" evening
during Homecoming/Reunion weekend proved.
Alumna Award. Sisters Liz Minyard Lokey '76 (second from left) and
Gretchen Minyard Williams '78 not only share this award, they are co-chairmen
and co-CEOs of Minyard Foods, Inc. Liz was the first woman chair of both
the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce and the Dallas Better Business
Bureau and is co-founder, and now life member, of the North Texas Food
Bank. Gretchen serves on the boards of Chase Bank of Texas N.A, Baylor
University Medical Center, The Institute of Aerobic Research Center, CONTACT
Counseling and Crisis Center and the Dallas Mavericks Foundation. She
is co-chairwoman of the Leukemia Association of North Central Texas. The
sisters, above with husbands (left) Paul Lokey and J.L. "Sonny" Williams,
have been ranked first among the top 50 women owners of firms in Texas
and 14th among the top 500 women-owned firms in the nation.
Alumnus/Alumna Award. For nearly a half a century, George '48 and
Rosemary Johnson Runnion '51 have been TCU stalwarts. Extremely active
in the Fort Worth alumni chapter, they have both served on its Board of
Directors. George is the vice president of the Quinq club and has served
as reunion gift chair and reunion chair. Rosemary was instrumental in
the colonization of Delta Delta Delta at TCU and later became chapter
Award. Brite Divinity School business has been one of Wayne Moore's
priorities since 1968, when he first became a trustee. Since then, he
served 23 years on the Brite Board as well as years of service on the
TCU Board of Trustees. TCU staff member David Murph remembers a call he
got from Wayne, who was hospitalized in Midland. Wayne asked him to "come
quickly ... I have something urgent to discuss." David, a minister, rushed
to Wayne's side, finding him in bed with an oxygen clip in his nose. It
didn't look good. When David asked how he was, Wayne replied: "Damned
near died, but I'm better now. Now sit down so we can talk about this
Brite business." Wayne, left, is with friend Mary Hardie and nephew Tom
Alumnus Award. After earning a record that stood for 40 years at the
University of Texas for catching 43 passes in one game, History Prof.
Ben Proctor played professional football with the Redskins before heading
to Harvard. Since joining TCU in 1957, he has been recognized as the top
teacher of the year several times, was a Minnie Piper Fellow and was named
one of the top 10 professors in Texas. In addition to directing 41 master's
theses and 22 doctoral dissertations, he helped establish TCU's Phi Beta
Kappa chapter. Author of nine books and more than 30 articles, his latest
book, William Randolph Hearst: The Early Years, 1863-1910, was recommended
for the Pulitzer Prize.
Purple Award. In his high-profile position as mayor of Fort Worth,
Kenneth Barr '64 is painting the entire city purple. From his beginnings
at TCU as a Delta Tau Delta, Ken over time became president and CEO of
The Barr Company printing firm. Ken became mayor in 1996 after serving
on the city council for three years. The people of Fort Worth expressed
their confidence in his leadership when in 1997 he was elected to his
first full term by capturing 81 percent of the vote against three opponents.
Service Award. Few would be willing to spend three to six hours on
the road to attend a meeting, but Teri Baker O'Glee '78 thinks nothing
of driving to TCU from Austin. For eight years, she served on the National
Alumni Association Board of Directors, representing the association on
the Board of Trustees for four years. Long active in Austin alumni affairs,
she served on the local chapter's board for several years and is a member
of the recently established Austin Regional Council where she provides
guidance on alumni and development programming, supports educational and
advancement efforts and acts as the University's representative in the
area. She serves on various boards in the Austin area that support children's
issues. Recognized for her organizational expertise, Teri has chaired
two major charity benefits.
O-Fame Award. When sprinter Raymond Stewart '89 came to TCU, he was
already an Olympic Silver medalist and a national hero in his native Jamaica.
That first year at TCU, he fought injury and homesickness and went on
to accomplish more than any Horned Frog sprinter in TCU history. Raymond
still holds the school record in the 100-meter dash. He was named an All-American
seven times and won 100-meter titles at the Penn Relays, Florida Relays,
Texas Relays and Southwest Conference Championships. Twice he had victories
in the 100 at the NCAA Championships. In his final race at TCU he set
the collegiate record in the 4 X 100-meter relay at the 1989 NCAA Outdoor
Championships. In 1989, Raymond beat Carl Lewis to become the fastest
sprinter in the world. He has been a finalist in four more Olympic competitions,
showing his Horned Frog pride by wearing his TCU socks as he ran for Jamaica.
Student Award. Think accomplishment, and you might also think of Tyler
L. Smith '00: He graduated in May with a 4.0 in business administration,
one of 42 students in his class to receive a full-tuition academic scholarship.
After his junior year, Tyler backpacked through Europe before reporting
to Mansfield College at Oxford University for summer studies in British
economic history and international economics. At TCU, Tyler was involved
in Project PRISM, the Emerging Leaders class, the Campus Leadership Forum,
the TCU Leadership Conference and The Commission on the Future of TCU.
He was a founding member of the campus chapter of Pi Kappa Phi and served
as its vice president.