Norman J. York ’57 received his BS in education from Texas A&M and an MBA from Boston University. He was a member of E Infantry, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, and a Singing Cadet. He joined the Texas National Guard, where he served for eight years, the last two as Battalion Sergeant Major of the First Battalion of the 143rd Regiment of the 36th Infantry Division. York is president of York Career Development, Inc., founded in 1997 and formed The Leadership Forum organization which he chaired for 10 years. Norman has written and published four books: Using Your Inner Power to Find Meaningful Work, Thriving in The Changing Workplace, The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition, and Recareering for the Second Half of Life. Norman held board positions as treasurer for Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society, chairman of the Senior Aggie Leadership Council of Austin, and the Corps Development Council.
Hall of Honor Inductees
Colonel Julia Arthur ’81, USA
Colonel Julia Arthur ’81 received her BS in agricultural economics from Texas A&M. She earned a varsity letter and was a member of the Southwest Conference champion rifle team in ’80 and ’81. She was a member of the fourth fish class of women in the Corps and went on to serve as 1ST Sergeant and Commanding Officer of Company W-1. A Distinguished Military Graduate, Arthur was commissioned in the Army Finance Corps. As a reserve officer she was an instructor for the Army Command and General Staff Officers Course and retired as the Deputy Chief of Staff Comptroller at the 75th Division. She owned and operated Campbell-Wise Travel for 25 years. She is currently the budget officer at the US Army Institute of Surgical Research where she was selected Civilian Employee of the Year in 2018. She has served on the board of directors of the Corps of Cadets Association. She is a charter member of the Women’s Former Student Network and is an Aggie Corps Recruiter. An avid golfer, Arthur has served as events director and president of the San Antonio chapter of the LPGA Amateur Golf Association.
Lieutenant General Loyd S. “Chip” Utterback ’75, USAF
Lieutenant General Loyd S. “Chip” Utterback ’75 received his BBA in management from Texas A&M and MAS from Embry Riddle University. At A&M he served as Commander of 1st Group, was a member of Squadron 2, and a Ross Volunteer. A Distinguished Military Graduate, he commanded USAF units at all levels including a fighter squadron, three fighter wings, two numbered Air Forces, served as a United States Senior National Representative to NATO, and was dual-hatted as the Commander of 13th Air Force and Air Forces Pacific. Additionally, he led negotiations on defense policy reforms in Asia resulting in major international agreements. A career fighter pilot, Utterback led his units in combat in the Middle East. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross with "V" device for valor. Following military retirement, he served as President/CEO of a six-corporation conglomerate providing senior living services and health care to veterans and their families and as CEO of one of the largest Alzheimer’s and dementia research and care foundations in the nation.
Major General Michael Kostelnik ’68, USAF
Major General Michael Kostelnik ’68 received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M and his MS degree in industrial engineering from the University of Iowa in 1970. He was a member of Squadron 3 and a Ross Volunteer. During a 32-year Air Force career he flew F-4s and F-15s and served in key leadership positions, including the Commandant of the USAF Test Pilot School, the Director of Special Access Programs, and the Commander of the Air Armament Center. In 2002, he was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Associate Administrator of NASA for the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. In 2005, he became the Assistant Commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection serving until 2013. He has received numerous recognitions including the Defense and Air Force Distinguished Service medals and the Senior Executive Service Presidential rank award. He is a member of the Academy of Distinguished Graduates of Texas A&M mechanical engineering.
W. Bernard “Barney” Fudge ’67
W. Bernard “Barney” Fudge ’67 received his BBA in marketing from Texas A&M and his JD from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he was junior class president. He was a member of Squadron 2, Corps Staff, a Ross Volunteer, a Distinguished Student, a Distinguished Military Graduate, and student body president. He served as 78th District Court judge from 2009 until retiring in 2019. He served on 28 civic and charitable organizations and was president or chairman of 12 including Boy Scouts, Child Advocates, and the Texas State Bar Grievance Committee. He has been honored as Burkburnett Citizen of the Year, Boy Scout Distinguished Citizen, Texoma Aggie of the Year, and a Fish Camp namesake. He served as president of the Wichita Falls A&M Club and is in the Burkburnett High School Legends Hall of Fame and Sports Hall of Fame.