Trip Down Memory Lane

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Carolyn Kemp Carter, Class of '61-'63, remembers being in Student Council, KAP, Cardettes, Freshman Class Parliamentarian and College Beauty. She holds a bachelors degree from TCU and her masters in public school administration from North Texas.  She is married and has one son.

Mike Chambers, Class of '67-'68, remembers being in the Cardinal Band.  He is retired from the U. S. Air Force and moved to Nashville, TN in 1991 and became manager for various country music stars.  Presently he is working as a driver for several country stars.

Sue Corley, Class of '62, who was a Cardinal Cheerleader, candidate for homecoming queen and active in the Baptist Student Union, is now living in Stephenville and employed as an administrative assistant at Tarleton State University in the foundation office.

Roger Edmonson, Class of '65-'66, played on the two national football championship teams.  He is currently teaching at Daingerfield High School.

Dennis Greenlees, Class of '66-'68, said that his time at HCJC were the best years of his life.  He served in the United States Marine Corps and is a Vietnam veteran.  He is now retired and living in Kemp, Texas. He retired from the Teamsters Union where he worked for Chief Freight Lines in Dallas, Texas. 

H. James Hill, Class of '64, after leaving HCJC, received his BS degree from the University of Nevada-Reno and his M Ed from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.  From 1967-1977, he taught high school government, history, business and was a basketball coach. From 1970-1977, he taught on a part time basis at Clark County Community College.  Since 1977, he has served as special education teacher, athletic director, principal of Pioche Elementary School and director of Special Education Services of Lincoln County School District.  He is now retired and works as a part time educational consultant for the same school district.  He is married to Edith and they have 9 children.  They reside in Panaca, NV.

C. L. Hocker, Class of '63, lives in Georgetown, Texas.

John David Hollowell, Class of '69 and Cardinal football player, died on July 27, 2003, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  He will be missed by his family and many friends.

James Jenkins, Class of '68, played football for Coach Baccarini and was captain of the team in 1968.  He now lives in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Jim Johnson, Class of '66 and Cardinal Band member from Greenville, now lives in Winnsboro, Texas and is employed by Sphere 3 Environmental Company of Longview.

Emily Stanfield Lundy, Class of '58-'60, said that her years at HCJC were wonderful.  She was involved in PTK, Yearbook, KAP, basketball and was a cheerleader for two years.  She was also voted Miss HCJC and Most Popular Girl and was an honor graduate.  She is now retired from teaching, after 34 years.  She has been married 42 years, has 9 grandchildren and serves as church pianist.

Nelda Reynolds, Class of '69-'70-'71,who was also dorm director during that time, retired from TVCC in 1991.  She is very involved with the Henderson County Historical Commission.

Jane Garrett Rhodes, Class of '61-'63, remembers being in the Cardinal Band, served as a majorette, was Homecoming Princess and was a Most Beautiful nominee.  She now travels nationally with her job as national marketing director for Corhell Companies and is looking forward to retiring in two years to her lake house on Cedar Creek.

Grady Smith and Peggy Dean Smith, Class of '68, live in Garland, Texas and would like to hear from their classmates.

Joyce Shelton Smith, Class of '62-'64, was honored at the East Texas Fair in Tyler as the East Texas Teacher of the Year. Deceased.

Dorothy Selman Wasunyk, Class of '63-'64 remembers her days in PSA and PTK.  She was an honor graduate in '65.  She retired in June, 2000 after 27 years in education (teacher & principal).  In October, 2002, she retired to the Henderson County area.

Betty Jo Cook Williams, Class of '62-'64, was honored in March of this year at a luncheon in Austin as Retired Teacher of the Year for Texas.

Alfred Wilson, Class of '63, has many fond memories of his two years at HCJC.  He remembers pulling the Circle K bathtub on wheels from Athens to the convention in Nacogdoches.  He tells his grandchildren with pride that he rode a school bus to and from his first two years of college.  He remembers fondly, Grace and Marlin Cade, Victor Lewis, Rosco Francis, Margaret DeHart and Frances Grayson.



Posted Date:
12/7/2011 11:49:08 AM