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  Jimmy Williams Distinguished Service Award Banquet Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location:   Royal Oaks Country Club - 7915 Greenville Avenue
Time:   6:00PM
Price:   80.00
Description:   The Jimmy Williams Distinguished Service Award Banquet honoring
Jess C. "Rick" Rickman III ’70

Please join us as the Dallas A&M Club honors Jess C. "Rick" Rickman III ’70. In addition, Gene Stallings ’57, legendary coach and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, will address the audience.

Online registration is available by clicking the "EVENT SIGN UP" button at the bottom of this webpage.

6:00pm Cocktail reception
7:00pm Dinner & program


$80 per person

Marti Morgan ’93

A native of Terrell, Texas, Rick graduated from Texas A&M with a B.B.A. in Finance in 1970. While there, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets and a manager on the football team. After being commissioned, he served in the U.S. Army from 1970-74. While overseas, he obtained an M.S. degree from the University of Arkansas.

He attended St. Mary’s University School of Law from 1974-77, graduating third in his class. After graduation, he served as a briefing attorney for the Texas Supreme Court for one year and then started his long and distinguished practice in Dallas. In 1992, he was one of the founders of Hallett & Perrin, P.C., where he specializes in handling complex tort litigation.

Rick has remained connected to A&M in many different ways over the years, both financially and through the donation of his time. He has served on the Dean’s Development Council for the College of Education and Human Development for more than 30 years, being its chair in 2017. He and his wife, Sue, endowed an FEA scholarship for a minority student desiring to be a teacher. They have made lead gifts to the college’s Coaching Academy, as well as a program to assist students with emergency needs. Also important to them over the years has been supporting the college’s annual awards and public recognition of outstanding teachers across the state. Rick is an advocate for the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study, which for the past seven years has attracted some of the world’s foremost scientists, engineers and scholars to spend a year at A&M collaborating with the faculty and students in solving some of the world’s toughest challenges. He is also active in advancing the A&M School of Law.

Rick has been very involved in support of athletics over the years. He is a member of the Lettermen’s Association, serving as president in 2003. He is also a member of the 12th Man Foundation, serving as its chair in 2010. He and Sue have made numerous capital gifts for the athletic facilities and are currently members of the Dallas Champions Council.

A member of The Association of Former Students, Rick is a frequent Muster speaker. He was a 2007 Fish Camp Namesake and was inducted into the Corps of Cadets Hall of Honor in 2016.

Rick is active in his church in many roles, including that of being a ruling elder and an adult Sunday School leader. He volunteers monthly to serve the indigent at the Bridge in Dallas, as well as perform pro bono legal services to the needy.

He and his wife have been married 48 years. They have two children, Kristi Lynn Cole ’93 and Robert Rickman ’96, and five grandchildren.

“When I graduated, little did I realize how having just undergone the Aggie experience would establish the foundation for success in all areas of my life. The Aggie Core Values have been guideposts in my life, and I share my gratitude for this by being a constant ambassador for A&M and giving back in as many ways as possible to the school I so love.”

James Wishart “Jimmy” Williams was born on September 13, 1895, in Hamilton, Texas. A descendant of pre-Revolutionary War Americans, he graduated from Hamilton High School in 1913 and went on to attend the Agricultural & Mechanical College of Texas from 1913 to 1919 with two one-year interruptions. Mr. Williams considered himself to be part of the Class of 1918 and graduated in 1919 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He served in the United States Army from November 1917 to February 1919 and was discharged with the rank of Second Lieutenant.

After briefly working for the Delta County Engineering Department, Mr. Williams joined Austin Brothers Bridge Company in 1920. His first large assignment was the Corpus Christi Causeway, built in 1921. Over the next 50 years, Mr. Williams rose through the ranks of Austin Bridge and Associated Companies (now Austin Industries), subsequently serving on its Board of Directors.

Mr. Williams was elected president of the Downtown Quarterback Club in Dallas in 1954. Known as “Skinny” to his many Aggie friends, he also served as president of the Dallas A&M Club, District Vice President of The Association of Former Students, and on the Executive Committee of The Association. Additionally, he served on the Athletic Council, the governing body of the Texas A&M Athletic Department at the time.

Mr. Williams also served as an elder at Lakeview Christian Church in Lake Highlands. He was well known for his modesty, his concern for other people, and his work ethic. Never one to boast about himself or his accomplishments, he enjoyed an outstanding life and career that was enhanced by his wife Pauline, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mr. Williams passed away in Dallas on October 14, 1970.

In his honor, the Dallas A&M Club began a custom that recognizes the ideals and integrity that Mr. Williams personified. The Jimmy Williams Distinguished Service Award is presented to an Aggie from the Dallas area who has demonstrated commitment to career and family, contributions to the local community, and devotion to Texas A&M University.

The Jimmy Williams Distinguished Service Award Banquet enables the Dallas A&M Club to acknowledge and celebrate the success, dedication, and contributions of not only one of its own, but also of Texas A&M University and all that it represents.

Jimmy Williams ’18
Tyree Bell ’13
Asa Hunt ’22
Wofford Cain ’13
Jack Crichton ’37
Jimmy Aston ’33
Field Scovell ’30
Jimmy Sewell ’27
Alfred Davies ’34
Bob Latimer ’44
Bob Frymire ’45
Cy Johnston ’56
J.L. Huffines ’44
Harvey R. “Bum” Bright ’43
John R. Hill ’44
Harvey Cash ’33
Dick Goodson ’27
Tom O’Dwyer ’47
Ted Pitzer ’50
Bill McKenzie ’44
Les Potter ’28
George Linskie ’38
Bill McCord ’49
A.P. Wiley ’46
James Wiley ’46
Ed Monteith ’43
Durwood Chalker ’50
Herb Schiff ’43
Harwood K. Smith ’36
Donald Zale ’55
Edward B. Fulbright ’49
Robert Smith III ’61
Erle Nye ’59
W. Mike Baggett ’68
Frederick D. McClure ’76
Bill E. Carter ’69
Ford D. Albritton, Jr. ’43
Ron Skaggs ’65
Gerald L. Ray ’54