Dr. Virginia Boyd Connally will be honored on her 101st birthday on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at a come-and-go reception from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Hardin-Simmons University Connally Missions Center. Featured during the event will be the unveiling of a glass enclosed case containing many of Connally’s awards and honors for her work in medicine, the community, and missions. Included in the collection will be a copy of Connally’s biography written by Loretta Fulton.
Connally will be greeting friends and family at this milestone event hosted by some of her close friends. Because of her many years of dedicated support of a multitude of causes within the Abilene community, the public is invited to attend.
Connally graduated from HSU in 1933. The Connally Missions Center was completed in 2000, and dedicated in honor of Dr. Connally and in memory of her late husband, Ed Connally, both strong supporters of HSU for many years.
For those who wish to bring birthday cards for Dr. Connally, cards will be collected and presented to her following the reception.
Parking will be available in the lot located at the corner of Cedar Street and Linebery Boulevard, adjacent to Logsdon School of Theology. For those needing assistance, a shuttle will be provided to and from the Connally Missions Center.
From Pine Street, turn west on Linebery (one block north of Ambler Avenue), then turn left at the stop sign; from Ambler Avenue, turn north on Cedar Street (one block west of Pine Street), turn right immediately after the President’s home. Signs will be posted.