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Thomas StoneStone graduated from SHSU in 1956. He was a member of Bearkat football teams in 1954-56, including the 1955-56 Lone Star Conference championship team, and was selected junior class favorite. He earned his masters of education degree from Hardin-Simmons University, attended the United States Army War College and the Center for Personnel Management for Executives. 

A retired brigadier general in the U. S. Army, Stone currently serves as president of the Temple Industrial Development Authority, Inc., is a trustee of the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, and is a past three-term city councilman in Temple. He is owner of ProAdvisor Safety Consultants, with offices in Temple and Fort Hood. 

He is also founder and past president/chairman of StoneMedia Communications, has served on the Texas Military Legislative Task Force from 1980 to the present, was a public school administrator, and Texas ombudsman in the program to increase employer support for individuals in national guard and reserve service. 

He has served on the Temple Civil Service Commission, the Killeen-Temple Urban Transportation Committee, the Temple Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee, and has been a member of the Texas State Teachers Association. 

He has received the Temple Distinguished Citizen Award, Temple Rotary Citizen Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and numerous other military and civic awards. He is a member and deacon of Immanuel Baptist Church. 

His wife, Claudette, and three children - Keith Stone, Janet Williams and Kelly Thompson, are SHSU graduates. 

As profiled at the October 15, 1999 Distinguished Alumni Banquet


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