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Public invited to 50th anniversary Alumni Awards reception

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Weatherford College is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Alumnus of the Year Award, and the public is invited to a reception honoring the award’s past honorees. The reception is scheduled for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, in the Speaker Jim Wright Library on WC’s main campus.

The reception will precede WC’s annual Alumni Awards Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. in the Doss Student Center.

“As we approach our college’s 150th anniversary, it reminds us of the importance of our alumni in our past, present and future success,” said Brent Baker, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “There are 50 amazing people on this list of honorees, and many of them will be here on April 21.”

The first recipient of the award, Zoe Switzer McCrary, graduated in 1899. From Speaker of the House Jim Wright, to World War II General William Hood Simpson, to business leaders and philanthropists James and Dorothy Doss, the list of honorees is impressive.

“In my mind, one of the best ways to evaluate a college is its alumni – what they accomplished after they left,” Baker said. “This list of honorees speaks for itself. We are very fortunate to have this accomplished group of individuals as part of the WC family.”

The reception is free and open to the public.

For Alumni Awards Luncheon tickets, contact Evelyn Payne at epayne@wc.edu or 817-598-6273.

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1967 – Zoe Switzer McCrary

1968 – Charles Brinkley

1969 – Roy Grogan

1970 – Dr. G. Alfred Brown

1971 – Roy Keaton

1972 – Speaker Jim Wright

1973 – Dr. Joe B. Frantz

1974 – James Emanuel

1975 – James Doss

1976 – Mr. & Mrs. O.B. Salyer

1977 – Eugene Hightower

1978 – Gen. William Hood Simpson

1979 – Al Stricklin

1980 – Dr. Clyde W. Wilkinson

1981 – Dr. James H. Tatum

1982 – Elizabeth Childress

1983 – R.B. Anderson

1984 – Dale Young

1985 – Bishop Alonzo Monk Bryan

1986 – Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Daniels

1987 – Willard Robertson

1988 – Dorothy Jones

1989 – Tom Bell

1990 – Esther Gracy

1991 – Lula Mae Love

1992 – Mr. & Mrs. Hubert Bennett

1993 – Mr. & Mrs. Earnest Potter

1994 – Joe Tison

1995 – Blanche Geer

1996 – Ruth Huse

1997 – Bob Glenn

1998 – Arthur Roe

1999 – Geneva Young

2000 – Juanita Davis

2001 – John C. Johnson

2002 – Doyle Lee

2003 – Jack Borden

2004 – Rick Berry

2005 – Dorothy Doss

2006 – William “Red” Carter

2007 – Eddie Burns

2008 – Mildred Beard

2009 – Dr. Janie Hott Humphries

2010 – Tom Pritchard

2011 – Rachael Thorp McGill

2012 – Donna Boone

2013 – Dr. Christa Mars

2014 – Vickie Durant

2015 – Wayne Garrett

2016 – Kurt Harris

2017 – Warren Creason