Bob '94 and Tiffany (Henderson) Comstock '95
Bob Comstock clearly remembers the first time he saw Tiffany Henderson on the HSU campus. Tiffany worked at the cashier's window in the business office, and Bob just happened to accompany his roommate when he needed to cash a check one day. Bob asked his roommate who Tiffany was, and later told his roommate's girlfriend, "I'm going to marry that girl someday." When the two did marry, Tiffany's co-workers Margaret Forrester and Karanne Grubbs, all long-time HSU employees in the business office, gave her a bridal shower.
More than 20 years later, Bob and Tiffany still remember with fondness their days at HSU and the many people who made their experiences so special. Bob expresses deep gratitude for a great life lesson he learned from Linda Carleton, then Dean of Students, even though it involved punishment that at the time he thought was unfair. Tiffany shares that Dean Carleton "has a gift for relating to all kinds of students without judgment" and Bob says she's "a special person and no one has a negative thing to say about her."
They both feel that HSU prepared them for their careers. For Bob, the small classes and the opportunities to interact with professors and other students were important to him as he pursued his degree in accounting. Tiffany considers the elementary education program to be one of the best in the state. They formed lasting friendships at Hardin-Simmons and share stories about randomly meeting other HSU alumni. Bob relates, "When we meet fellow alumni of any age, we instantly connect with them."
When their kids were toddlers, Bob and Tiffany became involved with the Board of Young Associates. They made a commitment then to give back financially, and have been doing so ever since. With all three kids now in high school and a very busy lifestyle, giving by automatic draft is easy to do.
Because HSU gave them so much, they feel honored to give back.