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. Penny Company, 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. 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. 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. Powell was a member of First Baptist Church in Bryan were he and his wife, Mary Jo, taught Sunday school for 18 years.