Charles & Carlene Spicer

CCSpicer-3001959/1991 B.A./M.A.

Charles and Carlene’s commitment to Abilene and Hardin-Simmons has been lifelong. Charles served on many professional and civic boards, the HSU Board of Development and HSU Alumni Association Board, chairing both boards during his tenure.  His faithful service at First Baptist Church of Abilene includes 39 years as a deacon. Together, Charles and Carlene were part of the “founding” group for the HSU School of Music Foundation and served on its board for a number of years. As lifetime members of the Cowboy Club, Charles and Carlene were loyal fans of the HSU Cowboy Football and Basketball teams. Additionally, they served as co-presidents of Austin Elementary and Madison Junior High PTAs, and co-presidents of Band Boosters for both Madison Middle School and Cooper High.

While a student at HSU, Carlene was a member of the A Cappella Choir, University Trio, Sigma Tau Delta and Alpha Chi national honor societies, Baptist Student Union, and The Brand staff.  She joined the HSU faculty  as Instructor of English in 1992 and retired in 1999. Today, Carlene serves as a member of the Alumni Association Board, the Academic Foundation, the HSU Fellowship, and is a Sigma Alpha Iota Patroness.  She is an honorary member of the Ex-Cowgirls, a member of the Cowboy Club and John G. Hardin Society, and a lifetime member of the Presidents Club. In 2016, she received the Altom Christian Service Award for Outstanding and Exemplary Christian Service. An active deacon at First Baptist, she is Chairman of the Bereavement Committee and teaches an adult ladies’ Sunday school class, as well as being active in many other ministries of the church. 

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