My connection with HSU began when I was serving on the Board of Directors for the Baptist General Convention of Texas and met Dr. Lanny Hall, then President of HSU, as he would regularly report about the university.
Tom and Mary Jane look back at their time at Hardin-Simmons with fond memories. They also feel like their life's journey truly began when they met at HSU, and that's why they say they can never out-give what they received from the University.
Because of the generosity he saw while attending HSU—including the sacrificial gift of time from each staff member, contributions through the Baptist Cooperative Program, scholarships, and alumni gifts—Kelly Kunkel wanted to give back to the next generation.
HSU alums Shannan and Kellie Goss aren't wealthy philanthropists, but they are believers in the University and the people who make education possible. It's why they are using their generous spirits to give back to HSU.
Julie (Joiner) Hammer '94 says God blessed her through Hardin-Simmons University, and she's happily spread that blessing to others ever since. Now, through an estate gift, she's helping deserving students get the scholarships they need to succeed.
Hardin-Simmons is woven throughout the Sibley family's history. Now, with their financial support for the new Houston-Lantrip Center for dyslexia and autism, they're weaving themselves into HSU's future.
Randy '83 and Roxi '84 Vanstory remember their time at Hardin-Simmons fondly, from caring professors to Greek life to meeting each other. And after they graduated, HSU opened doors of opportunity for them, which is why they consider it a privilege and pleasure to give back.
I married my soul mate and the love of my life, Edward M. "Ed" Wooten III, on October 21, 2000. Ed had inoperable cancer, and we knew it would take a miracle for him to live to celebrate our first anniversary.