The North Texan, Volume 39, Number 3, Summer 1989 Page: 12
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To learn more about planned giving,
please write to the Office of
Advancement, P.O. Box 13557,
Denton, Texas 76203.
Four graduates of the University of North Texas have
been named Distinguished Alumni in recognition of
their outstanding service to their communities, profes-
stons and to NT
Honored are Roy Appleton Jr. of Denton, journalist
and original member of NT's Advancement Advisory
Council; Covelle Jones of Granbury, Official Artist for
the State of Texas 1984-85; Charles Brown Mullins,
M.D., of Austin, executive vice chancellor for health
affairs for The University of Texas System; and James
Weldon Thomas, Dallas businessman and philanthropist.
They were honored at the annual alumni awards ban-
quet April 14 in the Silver Eagle Suite of the University
Appleton graduated in 1949 with a BBA in manage-
ment. Since 1986. he has been president and general
manager of Denton Publishing Co., which publishes the
Denton Record-Chronicle and other local newspapers.
Previously, he served as advertising manager and as vice
president and general manager of the Record-Chronicle.
He has served two terms each as a director of the
Texas Daily Newspaper Association and as a commit-
teeman of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Associ-
ation. Appleton was named Texas Newspaper Leader of
the Year by TDNA in 1983.
Appleton has served as president of the Denton
Jaycees, the Denton Chamber of Commerce, the Denton
Rotary Club and the Denton County United Way. He is
a member of the board of directors of First State Bank of
Jones graduated in 1963" with a master's degree in ed-
ucation after earning a bachelor's degree from Tarleton
He took his degree to Hobbs. N.M., where he organ-
ized the art curriculum for grades one through 12 and
taught school. After I5 years in education, he moved to
Granbury to.do.his own art work. His major medium is
Western sculpture in bronze.
Jones, whose work has been commissioned by the
White Hopse, the Alamo, the King of Nigeria. The
University of Texas at Austin and the National Council
of Pollets. was named Official Artist of the State of
Texas by the Texas Legislature in 1984 and 1985.
Thomas earned bachelor's degrees from NT in 1929
and 1930 with majors in English, education and math-
ematics. He also studied physics and chemistry for three
years and played trumpet in the first North Texas Stage
Band; which was organized and directed by Floyd
He joined Geophysical Service Inc. in its first year of
operation . 1930. In the early 1950s, separate companies-
were formed to assume GSI operations in various
countries under th6 umbrella of a new parent company,
Texas Instruments. Thomas was on the boards of
directors of three of the companies and was president of
GSI, Latin America.
Thomas retired in 1960 to attend to personal business
interests, including investments in the United States and
Thomas is a member and former president of the Ad-
visory Board of the Salvation Army in Mexico City and
former member of the Greater Dallas Crime Commis-
sion. The fund provided backing for the Floyd Graham
Room in the Music Building at NT.
Mullins earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from
NT in 1954, going on to The University of Texas
Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
He taught at the medical school from 1966-1979,
when he became the chief executive officer of the Dallas
County Hospital District. He now serves as the ex-
ecutive vice chancellor for health affairs in The Univer-
sity of Texas System.
Mullins has served on several statewide committees,
including the Governor's Task Force on Coordination of
Organ Transplants, the Legislative Task Force on Cancer
in Texas and the Governor's Task Force on Health Care
in the Texas Prison System.
North Texas also honored other friends and supporters
at its annual alumni awards banquet.
The honorees were Dan Minahan III and Gary Morris.
both of Irving, Ulys Knight Spirit Award; George T.
Hall of Tyler, Green Glory Award; Judith Carrier of Fort
Worth and Robert L. Marquis Jr. of Denton, Outstanding
Service Award; Homer Bly of Denton and Kim Dawson
of Dallas, Honorary Alumni; and Charles Nelson of
Abilene, President's Citation.
Minahan is a longtime supporter of NT athletics and a
member of the Eagle club. Morris helped start and is
president of the Irving alumni chapter.
Hall, an NT alumnus, has served for several years on
the Advancement Advisory Council.
Dr. Carrier serves as chairwoman of the Advancement
Advisory Council and serves as dean of instruction at
Tarrant County Junior College's northwest campus. In
her work there, she promotes the university and recruits
students. Marquis is an alumnus, member of the Golden
Eagles Jazz Band and is retired from the College of
Bly, a graduate of Southern Methodist University, has
worked for NT on the UNT Foundation-, serving as trea-
surer for several years. A member of the President's
Council and the Mean Green Club, he also is the
chairman of the First State Bank of Denton.
Ms. Dawson has supported fashion at NT by donating
the services of Kim Dawson Agency models for the an-
nual ARTWEAR fashion show. She also helped initiate
a scholarship for fashion design students at NT and
helped bring Soviet fashion designers to NT in June
Nelson is artist-in-residence at Abilene Christian Uni-
versity, having taught at East Texas State University,
David Lipscomb College in Nashville, Tenn., and public
schools in Edinburg, Harlingen and Carthage. He earned
his bachelor of music degree in 1950 and a master of
music education degree in 1951.
Chancellor and Mrs. Alfred F. Hurley were present in' April when friends and alumni were honored
at the University of North Texas. Seated, from left, are: Mrs. Hurley Charles Nelson, Roy
Appleton Jr., Dr. Charles Brown Mullins, Covelle Jones, James Weldon Thomas and Dan Minahan
III. Standing, from left, are: Dr. Hurley. Homer Bly, George Hall, Kim Dawson. Dr. Judith
Carrier. Dr. Robert Marquis and Gary Morris. Please see the accompanying story for further in-
about double mailings and scrambled numbers
Is your Social Security number on the label of your
bcopy of The North Texan wrong? It should be.
Because of the Family Rights and Privacy Act of
11974, the Social Security number is protected informa-
tion and should not be used for external printing. For
this reason, numbers visible to the public have been
scrambled on mailing labels and other correspondence.
But don't worry. The number is recorded accurately in
Some households also might receive two copies of
The North Texan with each mailing. While at first
glance this may seem like an unnecessary expense, it's a
small price to pay in the long run. A duplicate mailing
when both husband and wife are alumni helps make sure
no one "gets lost" in our files.
Also, several offices provide mailing lists that may
contain duplicates. Manually checking nearly 100,000
labels for each mailing would be time prohibitive and fat
more costly than sending duplicate copies to a home.
If your household happens to receive two copies,
please pass one issue to a friend who might be interested
in learning more about North Texas.
EDITOR'S NOTE: If two people in your household graduated
from North Texas but only one copy of The North Texan ar-
rives, please notify the Office of Advancement, P.O. Boi
13557, Denton, Texas 76203-3557. Please print the "lost'
person's full name, year of graduation, address, phone n o aer
and Social Seculritv number.
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