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Monday, February 15, 2016

Three receive Tarleton's Legacy Awards - News - Stephenville Empire-Tribune - Stephenville, TX

Three receive Tarleton's Legacy Awards - News - Stephenville Empire-Tribune - Stephenville, TX: "Recipients are: The Texas Pioneer Foundation, Tradition of Service Award; Mike A. Myers, Excellence through Leadership Award; and Scott Summy (’86), Civility with Integrity Award.
The Tradition of Service Award recognizes the selfless giving of an individual or corporation that exemplifies the philanthropic ideals of the university’s founder, John Tarleton, and impacts the entire university.
This year’s Tradition of Service recipient, Texas Pioneer Foundation, provides funding to support access and success in post-secondary education for all Texas students. Based in San Marcos, this private, independent foundation has touched the lives of students from Texarkana to Laredo and from Amarillo to Brownsville.
Thanks to the foundation, Tarleton operates two Mobile Go Centers that take the university to communities throughout the state, supporting recruitment and enrollment.
A Texas Pioneer Foundation grant to Tarleton’s MENtal Freedom program helps African-American and Hispanic males graduate, and provides mentors and professional development to enhance learning.
Tarleton faculty and students will bring STEM education to public schools in a 90-mile radius of Stephenville via a mobile learning center later this year. Texas Pioneer Foundation gave the university a $174,879 grant to make the center a reality.
Texas Pioneer Foundation helped fund Tarleton’s new Department of Leadership and Strategic Studies, and generations of Tarleton students will realize the dream of a college education thanks to the foundation’s endowed scholarships.
The President’s Legacy Award for Excellence through Leadership recognizes an individual’s significant distinction and accomplishment in his/her field and achievements that have brought honor and credit to Tarleton.
This year’s Excellence through Leadership honoree is Olney, native Mike A. Myers, chairman and owner of Myers Financial Corporation since 1969."

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