Mr. F. Boyd Cherry ’67 received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a MBA in Computing Science from Texas A&M. He was a member of Company C-2 and H-2, a Ross Volunteer, on the Student Engineers’ Council, and editor of the Texas A&M Engineer Magazine. A distinguished military graduate, he served as a 1st Lieutenant, U. S. Army ordnance from 1970-72. He worked for 30+ years in the natural gas industry in Houston with positions in engineering, corporate finance, investor relations, and head of the company’s first affiliate gas marketing unit. Cherry served on his homeowners association board and was a precinct election judge. Retired to Bryan in 2007, he and his wife, Zou, volunteer for numerous community and A&M organizations. He is a Heritage and Legacy Society member of the Texas A&M Foundation, life member of the RV Association, and currently serves on the board of trustees of the 12th Man Foundation.
Hall of Honor Inductees
Mr. Ford D. Albritton Jr. ’43 received his B.S. in Economics from Texas A&M. He served as commander of Battery G, Field Artillery. He was commissioned into the United States Army and flew in 108 combat missions in the Pacific theater during WWII. For his efforts throughout his time with the Army, Albritton received a Purple Heart and an Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. After the war, he founded the Albritton Engineering Corporation. After selling his company, Albritton served as chairman of the board of Tipperary and CEO of the Ashbrook Corporation. In addition to volunteering with the Chamber of Commerce and the United Way, he served extensively with Texas A&M. Albritton is the only individual to have simultaneously served as a member of the Board of Regents and President of both the Association of Former Students and the Texas A&M Research Foundation. In 1977, Albritton was chosen as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M. He will long be remembered for gifting the Albritton Tower and Carillon Bells to Texas A&M.
Reverend David A. Eubank ’83 received his B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M. He was a member of Company I-1, Ross Volunteer, and Brigade Commander. Reverend Eubank earned his letter on the Texas A&M collegiate wrestling team. Upon graduation he commissioned into the U.S. Army and served in Special Forces and as an Army Ranger. Reverend Eubank is the founder of Free Burma Rangers (FBR), a humanitarian service movement for oppressed ethnic minorities of all races and religions in the Burma, Iraq, Kurdistan, Syria, and Sudan war zones. His personal mission is to share the love of Jesus Christ and to help free people from oppression. Reverend Eubank is joined on missions with his wife Karen and three children—Sahale, Suzanne, and Peter—who work alongside the ethnic FBR relief teams giving help, hope, and love. The Eubank family started the Global Day of Prayer for Burma and the Good Life Club family outreach program.
Mr. John D. White ’70 received his B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1972. He was a member of Squadron 6, a Ross Volunteer, a Distinguished Military Graduate and served as 1st Wing Commander. He served as a JAG in the Air Force and practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in multiple early stage companies. He served two terms on the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents where he was elected Chairman of the Board and then Vice Chairman. Mr. White is a Trustee of the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation, former Director of the Association of Former Students, and former Chairman of the Board of the Ed Rachal Foundation. He was named Houston A&M Club Aggie of the Year and Aggie Bar Association Lawyer of the year.
Dr. Donald B. Powell ’56 graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s in history and was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band. After time in the U.S. Army and a career with the J.C. Penney Company, Dr. Powell returned to A&M and earned a M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Administration. He served as Director of Business Services and established the school’s bus operations program. Dr. Powell was named Outstanding Administrator in 1986 by the A&M Student Government. He was elected President of the National Association of College Auxiliary Services. Dr. Powell became an award-winning writer for professional journals and his Aggie sports cartoons were published for 34 years. His television work included 20 years as host of the live Bonfire telecast and nine years as the co-creator and original host of the Texas Aggie Band Show. Dr. Powell was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryan were he and his wife, Mary Jo, taught Sunday school for 18 years.