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Education majors teach
"I've been active in everything ACU has
to offer," said Roxy Halekakis, senior
business education major from Eagle Pass.
Roxy was in everything from "A" -
Alpha Chi - to "Wi, - W Club. Her in-
terests in between ranged from band to
She played in the Big Purple and
marched as a twirler. Roxy also was active
in the College Republicans, Student Foun-
dation, GATA and Campus Service
Organization. She was a Homecoming
Queen nominee and Sing Song co-
chairman. Her grades earned her recogni-
tion on the Dean's Honor Roll.
Roxy student-taught typing and
business practices at Abilene High School,
which she said she found rewarding
because, "I earned the kids' respect."
After completing her degree, she
planned to earn a master's degree, then to
teach or work as a business executive.
When she leaves ACU, Roxy said she
would miss the "Christian atmosphere that
I don't think I'll find anywhere else."
"I'd like to be thought of as more than a
specialist," said Cary Gray, senior math
and physics major from Abilene. "I try not
to hide out in the science building too
Although Cary majored in a specialized
field, he also was involved in Big Purple,
orchestra and jazz ensemble and helped
teach a leadership training class for boys
at University Church of Christ.
He was president of Alpha Chi, a
member of Kinsmen and Sigma Pi Sigma
physics honor society. Cary also was cap-
tain of the award-winning computer pro-
Cary applied for graduate school at
Stanford, Michigan State and other
schools. When he finished graduate school,
he planned to teach computer science at
the college level.
Jennifer Fritts Carpenter attended 16
years in the Abilene Christian school
system. Because of that long association,
the English education major said ACU
was "home to me . . . I'll miss a lot of peo-
This page: Roxy Halekakis, Cary Gray,
Jennifer Fritts Carpenter. Opposite page:
Kathy Hutton Mercer, Terra Hardin, Kel
312 Whois Who
ple who are so close to my family."
Jennifer was in many organizations in
her field - the National Council of
Teachers of English, Texas Student
Education Association and English and
education honor societies.
She also was named to the Dean's
Honor Roll every semester.
Jennifer taught elementary students at
Hillcrest Church of Christ and student-
taught Abilene High School English
classes. She said, "I'm in love with the
teaching profession because it is so
people-oriented. I want to be remembered
as someone who loved to try to teach
She planned to teach high school
English in the Dallas area.
"I hate to sound cornyf, said Kathy
Hutton Mercer, junior elementary educa-
tion major from Fort Worth, "but what l
will remember most about ACU waf
meeting David." She married sophomore
David Mercer in December 1981.
She was in the Art Club and Kappa
Delta Pi, education honor society. She wa:
listed on the Dean's Honor Roll and was 2
National Merit Commended Scholar.