Texas Tech University - La Ventana Yearbook (Lubbock, TX)

 - Class of 1968

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i A surprised man holds his picture for all to see. Left to right are: Mrs. Pearce, Dr. William M. Pearce, Beverly Hunt, editor, Bill Dean, director of student publications, and Pete McKay, artist. LA VENTANA DEDICATION Man of the Year Historian, teacher, administrator, and " quite a guy " describe Dr. Wil- liam M. Pearce, former executive vice president of Tech and 1967-68 Man of the Year. A Sunday morning breakfast at the home of John E. Harding, as- sociate professor of management and economics, turned out to be a surprise dedication for unsuspecting Dr. Pearce. Presiding at the ceremony were Beverly Hunt, La Ventana edi- tor, and Bill Dean, director of stu- dent publications. Dr. Pearce, vice president of academic affairs at Tech since Sept. of 1960, was appointed to the newly created post of Executive Vice Pres- ident on Dec. 5, 1966. A " true " Texan, Dr. Pearce at- tended public school in Abilene and Amarillo, and began his college ca- reer at Kemper Military School at Boonville, Mo. He received his bache- lor of arts degree from SMU and a masters degree at Tech. Upon gradua- tion, he taught at public schools in Dalhart and Odessa, and joined the faculty at Texas Tech in 1938 as history professor. During World War H, Dr. Pearce served in the Army in the post of tank unit commander in four cam- paigns in Europe. Dr. Pearce received his doctoral degree from the University of Texas while he also instructed classes. Hav- ing received his PhD in 1952, he was named head of Tech ' s Department of History in 1953. On this appointment, one of his students commented, " It seems a shame to waste such a good teacher in an office. " He was not " wasted " in academic affairs or in serving West Texas and Tech. In the area of historical re- search, his publications include a book on the famous Matador Ranch. Cur- rently he is compiling a history of the first 50 years in the life of Texas Tech, to be published in its 50th anniversary in 1975. Having recently returned from a world tour with his wife, Tech grad- uate the former Frances Campbell, Dr. Pearce is ready to assume the po- sition of President of Texas Wesleyan College, a Methodist institution in Ft. Worth. His love for young people, his accuracy in research, and his service to Tech make Dr. Pearce well de- serving of the honor of Outstanding Man of the Year. « 1

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