Hutcheson and Pfluger Honored at Scholarship Awards Dinner
C.R. "Choc" Hutcheson received the Lauro F. Cavazos Award, and Marsha Gustafson Pfluger received the Distinguished Service Award at the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner.
Hutcheson received the Lauro F. Cavazos Award, given annually to an individual or couple whose contributions and commitment to service have reflected positively on Tech's overall mission. Pfluger received the Distinguished Service Award, given annually to recognize outstanding service to the Alumni Association and TTU.
Hutcheson, a native of Lubbock, graduated from Texas Tech in 1948 and has stayed involved with the university ever since. After his graduation, Hutcheson worked for The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, KCBD-TV and the Lubbock Hubbers baseball team before establishing himself as an independent oil royalty broker and investor.
Hutcheson and his wife, Virginia, have been enthusiastic supporters of Texas Tech. They established an endowment in the College of Human Sciences in 1995 and endowed the first professorship in Tech's School of Mass Communications in 1996. Hutcheson supports Tech programs, including the Endowment Trust of the Alumni Association, Chancellor's Council, Tech's radio and television stations and areas of study in Mass Communications and Human Sciences.
Pfluger worked for 20 years as the editor of the Texas Tech Alumni Association’s magazine, the ”Texas Techsan.” Since 1998 she has been associate director of the National Ranching Heritage Center and editor of the Center’s magazine, "Ranch Record."
She also continues to write and helped to promote Lubbock and Texas Tech with her book, "Across Time & Territory, a Walk Through the National Ranching Heritage Center." This publication received the Rupert Richardson Award and was honored by the Lubbock Advertising Federation and Texas Association of Museums.
In her position at the National Ranching Heritage Center, Pfluger coordinates volunteers and staff and has helped to raise more than $9 million since 2001.Pfluger graduated from the University of Alabama in 1976.