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J. Robert Anderson
Park Administration (1973)
J. Robert Anderson received his Bachelor's in Park Administration in 1973 from Texas Tech University. Since then he has become a well know Landscape Architect in the field. He has worked on many noted projects including the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, the Texas Tech University Center Plaza, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the Texas A&M University Bonfire Memorial to name a few. Mr. Anderson met his wife, Margaret, a West Texas native, after moving to Austin.
Agricultural Economics (1976)
Robert Duncan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics in 1976, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the Texas Tech School of Law in 1981. In 1992, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from District 84. As State Representative, Duncan co-authored many of the bills included in the 1995 tort reform legislation. He also played an active role in reforming and improving the Department of Insurance in Texas and authored legislation aimed at increasing the availability of insurance in underserved areas, and established a pilot program to fight insurance fraud.
Agricultural Education (1940)
Shirley Leon Garrison was born in Detroit , Texas and graduated from Idalou High School . He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education in 1940 from Texas Tech University. In addition to his farming operations, Garrison was involved in cattle production and cattle feeding, and became president of the Bar G Feed Yard in Summerfield in 1983. He assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of First State Bank of Dimmit in 1987. Garrison was named Distinguished Alumnus from CASNR in 1991, and Distinguished Alumnus of Texas Tech University in 1998.
Agricultural Economics (1980)
Michael Gilbert graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics in 1980 from Texas Tech University. In 1986 he completed his Master of Science degree from West Texas A&M and received his doctoral degree in Agronomy in 1989 from Texas Tech. Dr. Gilbert has served the seed industry for 23 years. He is currently the General Manager of FiberMax Cottonseed and President of Bayer Cotton Seed International. He is responsible for all aspects of the company's global cotton seed business, including breeding, production, sales and marketing.
Agricultural Economics (1971)
Mackey Hancock received his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics in 1971 and in 1974 received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech School of Law. Judge Hancock was appointed as a justice on Amarillo's 7th Court of Appeals in July 2005. Previously, he served as Presiding Judge for the 99th District Court in Lubbock from 1994 to 2005. Prior to that he served as Presiding Judge for County Court at Law #3 from 1989 until 1994, and Vice President and General Counsel for NTS Communications, Inc. from 1986 until 1989. He retired as a Colonel in May 2004 after 31 years of commissioned service.
Wildlife Management (1974)
Wyman Meinzer graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management. Mr. Meinzer was named the official photographer of Texas in 1997 by the Texas Legislature and then Gov. George W. Bush. He has published several photographic books and has been featured in many magazines nationwide. Meinzer has received many awards including the Outstanding Alumnus Award for the Department of Range and Wildlife Management in 1987 and the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995, and the 1997 National Literary Award with author Andrew Sansom, Star of Texas Award.
Agricultural Communications (1983, 1985)
Judge Pam Sirmon earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Communications in 1983 and her Master's in 1985. She went on to earn her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech School of Law in 1989. She has presided as Judge of Potter County Court at Law No. 2 in Amarillo since 1998. Judge Sirmon is heavily involved in the community through PTA, 4-H, the Amarillo Executive Network, the Board of the High Plains Food Bank and a local Walk to Emmaus group. Judge Sirmon has two children and one step-son with her husband, David: Preston, Audrey and Paul.