2006 ROLL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS
Alice Kennedy was born in Iowa and attended high school in Logan, Iowa. This is the same high school that Dale Hansen, sports director for WFAA TV, Channel 8, attended. She started working after high school, and married her husband, who was in the Air Force. Her husband worked as a technical representative for Collins Radio in Iowa until they moved to Arlington 32 years ago. In Arlington, Alice’s husband worked for Western Electronics. She started working at UTA soon after they moved to Arlington, starting in the Mechanical Engineering departmental office. She worked seven and one half years for three different chairmen: Professor Files, Dr. Sedesta, and Dr. Lou. She transferred from Mechanical Engineering to Architecture where she was an administrative assistant to Deans George Wright and Ed Baum. Alice has been active in the UTA Retirees’ Club since her retirement and has served as Vice President for Membership for three years.
Fay Van Dam was born on Cooper Street in Arlington. She attended Arlington High School and graduated on May 26, 1939. After graduation from high school, Fay started working for the dean of arts, music, and speech at North Texas Agricultural College. Her salary at that time was 25 cents per hour. On September 1, 1941, she transferred to the Agriculture Department. She met Earnest Van Dam in school, and they were married in 1946. Fay and Earnest moved to Michigan for a short time, returning to Arlington in 1948. Fay went to work in the registrar’s office, but stopped in 1950 when her son was born. Later, a daughter was born. In 1964, Elton Smith, who worked in the office of the dean of engineering, called Fay and asked her to come and work in he dean’s office. She went to work on June 4, 1964, and continued working there until her retirement in 2001. Fay’s job was more secure than the dean’s, for she saw several of them come and go during her period of her employment in the office. Fay has been a loyal member of the UTA Retirees’ Club, and she has served as Vice President for Membership for three years. She agreed to serve another term during the 2006-2007 academic year.
2015-2016 Monthly Meeting Schedule
September 8, 2015 – The Food Revolution - Lisa Nesta, Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Department of Campus Recreation.
October 13, 2015 - Living Well - Eunice Currie, AVP Human Resources.
November 10, 2015 - Aging Well - Susan Franks, University of North Texas Health Science Center.
December 8, 2015 - Retiree Musical Meeting - This event will take place in the Carlisle Suite in the University Center.
January 12, 2016 - Your Urban Vegetable Garden - Judy Shannon, Master Gardener, Tarrant County Master Gardener Association.
March 8, 2016 - Human Trafficking - Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson. (Maverick Activity Center Room 133)
April 12, 2016 - Cyber Security - Amy Schultz, former Associate Vice President, Communications and Community Relations, UTA. (Maverick Activity Center Room 133)
May 10, 2016 - Jay Tillerson, Assitant Chief of UTA Police committed to providing a speaker on "Campus Safety and Current Topics". (Maverick Activity Center Room 133)
June 4, 2016 - Retiree Dinner (5:00 pm Bluebonnet Ballroom)
July 12, 2016- Annual Benefit’s Meeting, UTA Human Resources
September 13, 2016 - The 2016 Elections - Allen Saxe, Associate Professor of Political Science. (Maverick Activity Center Room 133)
Except where noted, meetings will be held in Room 102B Maverick Activities Center (MAC) at 500 W. Nedderman Dr., from 10:00am to 12:00pm.