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Teachers Mold Lives

I am pleased to share with you the remarks I made when I was honored as a Distinguished Alum by Texas A&M University-Commerce. I know that there are faculty members at RCC who are also teachers who mold lives.

I came to East Texas State College in the fall of ’62 as half the man I am today! I was a shy and na├»ve graduate of Woodrow Wilson Hugh School, Dallas, Texas, with not a clue of what I wanted to do with my life. I ended up in Paul Johnson’s Personality Foundations class, a required part of ET’s general education curriculum. Now, more than fifty years later, after 46 years as a college administrator, I truly appreciate ET’s well crafted program of study. Paul was a wonderful teacher and it means a great deal to me that he is here this evening. Paul’s course, Personality Foundations, molded the philosophy that I own today. Paul was one of a group of outstanding educators who taught me more than they will ever know. Bill Truax, John McQuery, Harold Murphy and Ruth …