Release Date: Sept. 30, 2010
ASU Alumni Association Names Alumni, Retired Faculty Honorees
The Angelo State University Alumni Association will honor several key alumni, ex-students and retired faculty during the annual Wells Fargo Homecoming Dinner on Friday, Oct. 22, in the ASU Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Ramiro Guzman, Class of 1995, field logistics director for TempTRIP in Del Rio, will be honored as the 2010 Carr Scholar Alumnus. Lt. Col. Scott G. Book, Class of 1988, an Air Force physician, will be recognized as the Distinguished ROTC Alumnus.
Dr. Johnny Bailey, ASU mathematics professor and department head for 22 years, and Donald Boyd Cox, a 1961 graduate of San Angelo College, will be honored as Golden Exes of the Year. Paul K. “Buddy” Horne, retired ASU dean of students, will be recognized as the Outstanding Retired Faculty.
The evening’s activities are open to the public and will begin with a social gathering at 5:30 p.m. and dinner served at 6:15 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Tickets are $30 each and available from the Alumni Association. Complimentary valet parking and a cash bar will be provided.
Ramiro Guzman – Carr Scholar Alumnus
In his current position at TempTRIP, Ramiro Guzman supervises a temperature monitoring service for meat and agricultural produce. He previously participated in establishing the first distance-delivered M.B.A. in food and agribusiness while he was on staff at Purdue University. After that, he returned to his native Del Rio area to work with radio frequency identification (RFID) in cattle, and implemented a similar system for all registered sheep in Mexico.
While at Purdue, Guzman received a master’s degree and later earned a Microsoft Certified Professional credential.
Guzman and his wife, Lizbeth, were married in July.
Lt. Col. Scott G. Book – Distinguished ROTC Alumnus
A biology graduate and product of the ASU ROTC detachment, Book is the chief of thoracic imaging and a diagnostic radiologist at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
After graduating from ASU, Book completed Undergraduate Navigator Training and served eight years as a B-52 electronic warfare officer before deciding to seek a medical career. He attended graduate school at Louisiana State University and medical school at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La.
Book and his wife, Karin Hardie, have two children.
Dr. Johnny M. Bailey – Golden Ex of the Year
Bailey was attracted to ASU in 1968, when he was hired as an assistant professor of mathematics, because of its small size and strong academic tradition. After serving in that capacity for 14 years, Bailey was named department head in 1982 and held that post for 22 years.
After retiring in 2006 with 38 years of service, Bailey was designated a Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Emeritus by the Texas State University System Board of Regents.
Also a former student at San Angelo College, Bailey completed his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees at the University of Texas. He and his wife, Carol, remain avid ASU sports fans.
Donald Boyd Cox – Golden Ex of the Year
A 1961 graduate of San Angelo College (SAC) with an associate degree in animal husbandry, Cox maintains farm and ranch operations in the area and has provided employment for ASU agriculture students since 1980.
Also an avid sports fan, Cox has faithfully followed Rams football since 1968 and continues his support for other ASU sports. He and his wife, Pat, stay in close contact with former employees and support students with the Donald D. and Fay Cox Endowed Scholarship. He was also named an honorary member of the ASU Agriculture Department’s Block and Bridle Club.
Cox and his wife have a daughter, Kim Denise Cox, who received her B.S. and M.S. in animal science from ASU.
Paul K. “Buddy” Horne – Outstanding Retired Faculty
For two years as a student and 39 years as a coach, faculty member and administrator, Horne dedicated most of his life to ASU. After receiving his associate degree from SAC in 1955, he completed his education at Abilene Christian College, returning to San Angelo in 1958.
During his time at SAC, and later ASU, Horne worked 12 years as a physical education instructor, assistant coach for football and basketball and head coach for baseball and tennis. In 1970, he became dean of men, which later was changed to dean of students, the post he held until he retired in 1997.
Horne and his wife, Betty, have a daughter, Kathy with husband Randy Matthews, and a son, Paul Horne with wife Shari, plus five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.