Retired Col. Archie P. Davis ’86, left, and Walter Dansby ’74 received the Outstanding African-American Alumni Award at the annual African-American Alumni Banquet in March. Davis was the first African-American to command UT Arlington’s Cadet Corps. Before retiring from the military in 2012, his career included service during Operation Iraqi Freedom II. Dansby is superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District. He began working at the FWISD in 1974 and is the first African-American to hold the district’s top post.