Spirit of Excellence Gala

Year Honoree Award Keynote Speaker
1991 The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Spirit of Excellence Award Roger Staubach
The Houston Endowment Spirit of Excellence Award
Lee and Tracy Lawrence Spirit of Excellence Award
Coletta and Don McMillian Spirit of Excellence Award
Memorial Healthcare System Spirit of Excellence Award
Dr. Stewart and Joella Morris Spirit of Excellence Award
Onyx Energy Spirit of Excellence Award
1992 Exxon Educational Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award Dr. David Aikman
The Good Samaritan Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
Claydene and Gilbert Turner Spirit of Excellence Award
Dorothy and Milton Cross Spirit of Excellence Award
1993 Ruth and Bennett Coulson Spirit of Excellence Award Susan G. Baker
Shell Oil Company Spirit of Excellence Award
The John S. Dunn Research Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
1994 Hazel and Harry Chavanne Spirit of Excellence Award Drayton McLane, Jr.
Panhandle Eastern Corporation Spirit of Excellence Award
M.D. Anderson Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
1995 Sherry and Jim Smith Spirit of Excellence Award Grant Teaff
The Baptist General Convention of Texas Spirit of Excellence Award
Tenneco Spirit of Excellence Award
1997 Virginia Marshall Spirit of Excellence Award Jeannette Clift George
Mary Claude Thompson Spirit of Excellence Award
The Robert A. Welch Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
Grace Gandy Milton Cross Outstanding Volunteer Award
2001 Eleanor McCollum Spirit of Excellence Award General H. Norman Schwarzkopf
The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Spirit of Excellence Award
2003 Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Jr. Spirit of Excellence Award Karen Hughes
Jake Kamin Spirit of Excellence Award
Don McMillian Spirit of Excellence Award
Dr. Stewart Morris, Sr. Spirit of Excellence Award
Linda Higginbotham Milton Cross Outstanding Volunteer Award
Dr. Allene Lucas Milton Cross Outstanding Volunteer Award
2005 Nell Smith Spirit of Excellence Award The Honorable J.C. Watts
JP Morgan Chase Spirit of Excellence Award
The Tomjanovich Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
Dr. Bruce and Mary Ann Belin Milton Cross Outstanding Volunteer Award
2010 Dr. Archie and Linda Dunham Spirit of Excellence Award President George W. Bush
Tellepsen Builders Spirit of Excellence Award
The Hamill Foundation Spirit of Excellence Award
Grace Gandy President’s Lifetime Volunteer Award
Dr. Stewart and Joella Morris President’s Lifetime Contribution Award
2012 AT&T Spirit of Excellence Award Dr. Charles Krauthammer
Dr. Diane and Stanley Williams Spirit of Excellence Award
Dr. Allene Lucas President’s Lifetime Volunteer Award
2014 The Cullen Trust for Higher Education Spirit of Excellence Award Lou Holtz
Linda Davis and Bruce Williams Spirit of Excellence Award
Sharon and William Morris Spirit of Excellence Award
Dr. Archie and Linda Dunham President’s Award
Janice and Robert McNair President’s Award
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