Charles & Sharon Huffman Smith
Sharon attended East Texas State University in 1966-67 for one year….then received her Bachelors in Management from Texas Wesleyan College after many years of attending evening classes while working at Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth and raising a family as a single mom. She was fortunate that Bell paid for her education, and when completed she earned the position of Industrial Engineer at Bell.
Charlie also worked at Bell Helicopter beginning as an Industrial Engineer and ending his career 30 years later as the Manager of Manufacturing at the Bell Helicopter Machining Center in Grand Prairie when he took an early retirement (as did Sharon) and we moved to Commerce where her family resided in 1990.
They originally established their scholarship in the School of Agriculture because her Dad was a farmer and owner of Huffman Farm Supply here in town. Because of their growing love of the TAMU-C athletes, they decided to move it to Athletics! “We love watching the ‘kids’ play their sports and wish them the best in life!”