2013: Dr. Ralph Mills

2013: Dr. Ralph Mills

Sam Houston State University Dr. Ralph Lee Mills began his clarinet career in the fourth grade under Dr. Raymond T. Bynum in the Abilene Texas Public Schools through elementary and high school where he played in both bands and orchestras and graduated in 1940. He...
2012: Dr. Gary Garner

2012: Dr. Gary Garner

West Texas State University (West Texas A&M) Gary Garner was born in Dodge City, Kansas, to Frank and Madge Garner on August 14, 1930. When he was seven, the family moved to Eugene, Oregon, where they remained for one year before coming to Texas. He attended Sam...
2011: J.R. McEntyre

2011: J.R. McEntyre

Permian High School Being recognized for excellence in teaching, leadership, and performance is nothing new for J. R. McEntyre. The west Texas oil patch native has spent only six years of his life outside Odessa; he attended college at Texas Tech, he was in the...