Billy Bob Neff & Patricia (Butman) Neff

BBobPatriciaNeff-3001962/1967 & 1977 B.S./M.E. & B.S.
Alumni Volunteers

Billy Bob and Pat Neff of Merkel epitomize the loving servant spirit envisioned by those who established this award in 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Neff served on HSU’s Alumni Association Board of Directors 2005-2008 in a shared role as Vice-President of Special Events. For decades, however, they have intentionally sought ways to connect to current and former HSU students on a personal level, volunteering at alumni activities, donating time and resources while befriending and encouraging students, and being active spectators at student productions and sporting events. They also give generously of themselves throughout their community and their church, First Baptist Abilene, where Billy Bob is an active Deacon. Both are former teachers. Mrs. Neff established and taught in the Art department for Merkel ISD, and Mr. Neff was with Abilene ISD from 1962-2005. They currently own Neff Construction/Design Company, Neff Art Creations, and are group leaders for travel-abroad programs. Serving a university that honors our Christian values and our Christian faith is a Divine calling and opportunity.

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