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Call goes out for alumni award nominations

January 3, 2011 by Randy Keck

By Linda Bagwell
Special to The Community News

Weatherford College is inviting the public to submit nominations for two of WC’s highest honors - Alumnus of the Year and Distinguished Alumni. The individuals selected will be recognized at Homecoming festivities on April 2.

Anyone can submit a nomination. All nominations must be submitted on an official nomination form available in the WC Institutional Advancement Office in the Mince Administration Building on the Weatherford campus, 225 College Park Drive. Forms also are accessible on the Alumni Association Web site at www.wc.edu/alumni.

Deadline for submission is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1.
Each nominee must:

1. be a former student of Weatherford College in which WC was a significant part of his/her educational experience

2. be recognized in his/her particular field for outstanding performance in that area

3. have made contributions to society through volunteer, religious or charitable organizations, and

4. have demonstrated a sense of loyalty to Weatherford College, in years since attending the College, through any actions deemed appropriate by the selection committee.

The WC Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1967. Past honorees include former Speaker of the House Jim Wright; General William Hood Simpson; former WISD Superintendent Joe Tison; former Dartmouth University professor Dr. James Tatum; philanthropists James and Dorothy Doss; attorney Jack Borden, attorney and business leader Roy Grogan and many others. The 2010 Alumnus of the Year was Tom Pritchard.

The WC Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1994. Past honorees include former Miss Texas Gloria Gilbert Barron; attorney I.B. Hand; former U.S. Treasury Chief of Staff Jim Wilkinson; author and philanthropist Stedman Graham; business leader Perry Mader and many others. Those honored in 2010 were James L. Harris and Jon Vandagriff.

A complete list of all honorees may be found at www.wc.edu/alumni.

The awardees will be chosen by committees made up of past honorees, Alumni Association leaders, WC Board of Trustees members, faculty and others. For more information about the nomination or selection process, interested persons may contact the Institutional Advancement Office at 817-598-6275, or e-mail bbaker@wc.edu.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, October 1

  • Aledo Middle School 7G, 8G, 7B, 8B at Brewer Meet, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, October 2

  • AHS JV at Granbury, 4:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison at Aledo 7th Gym 1 & 8th MPC;
    7,8 C - 5:00;
    7,8 B - 6:00;
    7,8 A - 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are subject to change. The lengths of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Trinity Christian Academy JV at North Central Texas Academy, 6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 3

  • Trinity Christian Academy at Fort Worth Hill School;
    JH, 5:00 p.m.;
    Varsity, 7:00 p.m.
    *District Games

  • AHS at Burleson Centennial;
    Varsity, 5:30 p.m.;
    JV, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th A, 6:30 p.m.;
    9th B, 5:30 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Burleson Centennial, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 4

  • AHS Varsity at Nike South Invitational, Bear Branch Sports Park, 5205 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77381, 7:30 a.m.

  • AHS JV at Reunion Run, Joe Wheeler Park, Decatur, Texas 76234, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, October 6

  • AHS Varsity Boys Orange at Granbury Invitational 36 holes, Pecan Plantation, 8 a.m.

  • AHS JV Girls & Boys at Midlothian Fall JV Tournament, Mansfield National GC, 8:30 a.m.

  • Week of Oct. 6, Optional, Aledo Middle School at Mid-Cities Tournament

Tuesday, October 7

  • AHS Varsity at Cleburne, 3:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Weatherford Tison MS at Aledo MS;
    8C, 5:00;
    8B, 6:00;
    8A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

  • Aledo Middle School at Weatherford Tison MS;
    7C, 5:00;
    7B, 6:00;
    7A, 7:00 p.m.
    *Times are tentative and subject to change. Then length of games will determine the starting times for the rest of the games.

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