Since its beginning in 1923, Hill College has succeeded primarily because of the commitment and generosity of its faculty and staff, alumni and community supporters.
The college will host the Distinguished Service Awards at a luncheon at noon Oct. 25 at Historic City Hall, 127 E. Franklin St., in Hillsboro.
Hill College’s current standing as a college has been created and maintained through their dedication and hard work. The Distinguished Service Awards specifically recognize, celebrate and honor individuals who’ve made an impact at Hill College.
Five individuals will be recognized for their service and presented with awards in each of the following categories: former faculty member, former staff member, community supporter and alumni.
Community members are invited to attend the lunch at no cost, but an RSVP is required. For questions or to RSVP, contact Ally Tello by calling 254-659-7813 or email at email@example.com by Oct. 18.
Robert “Bob” Treadwell and Eunice (Parker) Treadwell will be recognized with the former faculty member award, Diane Harvey will be honored with the former staff member award, Dr. Paul Harvey, Jr. will be recognized with the alumni award and the long-time community supporter award will be presented to Howard Dudley.
Robert Treadwell began teaching chemistry and biology at Hill College in 1968, later serving as the math and science division chair and retired in 2008. He graduated from William B. Travis High School in 1954, Southwest Texas State University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biology and chemistry in 1961 and 1962, respectively.
Eunice Treadwell started working at Hill College in 1969 teaching biology, environmental biology, microbiology, botany, anatomy and physiology, general and organic chemistry and zoology and retired in 1987. She graduated from Oklahoma City’s Central High School in 1963, from Texas Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree of science in 1966, and from Texas Christian University with a master’s degree of science in 1969.
Diane Harvey began working at Hill College in 1986 in the computer lab and moved into a number of staff and administrative positions throughout the years including assistant secretary to the president, financial aid/admissions assistant, registrar, and coordinator of reporting and data management.
She retired in 2008 from the director of admissions and registrar position. She graduated from Arlington High School in 1967, Hill College with an associate of applied science degree in 1989, and bachelor’s degree in information management in 1993 from Dallas Baptist University.
Hill College alumni Paul Harvey Jr. graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1963 and attended Hill College. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Texas Christian University in 1967, a master’s degree of science in history from Texas A&M in 1970 and a PhD in history from Texas Christian University in 1997.
He served on the board of regents from 1981-88, and began teaching history in 1989. Later he served as the social and behavioral science division director, as well as the arts and behavioral division director, and retired in 2008. After his retirement he continued to teach history part-time until 2011.
Dudley will be honored for his role in the establishment of the Hill College Cleburne Technical Center in downtown Cleburne, as well as his longtime service on the Johnson County Campus Advisory Committee. The state-of-the-art Technical Center houses the welding program and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning program and includes the Snap-On building, which houses the automotive technology program.