Mary Jo and Billy have dedicated their careers to education–both were classroom teachers before accepting positions at Texas A&M. Billy retired from Texas A&M and was named Director Emeritus of Admissions, having served in that capacity for twenty-two years. Mary Jo was a lecturer in the Department of Educational Curriculum and Instruction for seventeen years. Since retirement, both have maintained their connection with education by tutoring math and reading in local elementary schools. They have traveled extensively and proudly boast of visiting all seven continents. Bill does genealogy research and enjoys gardening. Mary Jo works in stained glass, plays bridge and enjoys reading. They are actively involved in their church and various community organizations. They have three daughters, all graduates of Texas A&M and five grandchildren – classes of ’04, ’06, ’07, ’14, ’20.