Keynote Speaker, D5 Conference, & 21st Century Leader

Roy O. Martin III, LA A ’82, will be the keynote speaker at the Agriculture Appreciation & Awareness Banquet produced by the Nacogdoches County Agriculture Committee on Monday, April 11 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition & Civic Center.

According to the blog post, Martin is president and CFO of Roy O. Martin Lumber Company, L.L.C., Martin Timber Company, L.L.C., and Martin Companies, L.L.C. He is a director and co-founder of Indigo Minerals, LLC, a Houston-based oil and natural gas exploration company, and Perforex Forest Services, L.L.C., a Louisiana logging company. His presentation will include updates on the “construction of a new oriented-strand board plant in Corrigan, TX.” Martin graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in mechanical engineering.

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On March 19-20, the Florida Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, at the University of South Florida, hosted the 2016 District 5 Conference. Several TBP alumni were in attendance, including members of the South Florida Alumni Chapter. Bill Collins, FL G ’75, was on hand as an advisor to the FL Gamma Chapter and a member of the South Florida AC. He took pictures during the conference. See all the images here.

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Women’s eNews announced that Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. (VA A ’76), will be honored as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century on Monday, May 2, 2016. Tietjen is the president & CEO of Technically Speaking, Inc., and the former CEO of the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She will be recognized for “ensuring that there are women STEM role models everywhere.”

Click here for details on the 2016 Gala Event. Read more about Tietjen and her recognition from Women’s eNews.

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