2000 Service Award Recipients
A. "Jack" Chandler
the last 60 years, J. A. Chandler has
served the university in many capacities,
from student to administrator.
He graduated from Sam Houston
Teachers College (SHSTC) in 1942
with a Bachelor of Science degree
in agriculture and earned a master's
degree in 1948. He completed graduate
work at the University of Houston
and Texas A & M University. Early
in his career, he served as a vocational
agriculture teacher for public schools
in Alba, Aldine, Buffalo and Mexia,
with a brief stint in the U. S. Army
In 1955, after working in
the Texas Rice Industry, he returned
to his alma mater as a professor.
From 1975 to 1981, he served as the
dean of the College of Applied Arts
and Sciences. At the time of his
retirement in 1982 with 40 years
of service, he had been an assistant
to the Vice President of Academic
Affairs for approximately two years.
Throughout his tenure, Chandler
made many significant contributions
to the SHSU agribusiness program
and devoted his talents to its development.
He helped establish the university's
chapter of Delta Tau Alpha, the national
agriculture honor society.
Known for his dedication to
the university and its students,
Chandler was instrumental in securing
a scholarship endowment from the
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,
which totals nearly one-half million
dollars today. Also, contacts he
developed over the years continue
to provide access to businesses and
organizations that are beneficial
to current faculty, students, and
His wife, Ruth, graduated
from SHSTC as did their son, King,
daughter Judy Cole, and two grandsons.
In fact, all members of Chandler's
family are loyal Bearkat fans.
Chandler has been an active
public servant through involvement
and leadership in the Huntsville
Kiwanis Club and the Huntsville-Walker
County Chamber of Commerce. He worked
with others to revitalize the Walker
County Fair and continues to contribute
to Walker County's youth by donating
prizes and a Beefmaster heifer for
the calf scramble each year.
In addition to his devotion
to his family and SHSU, he is an
active member of the Huntsville Church
of Christ where he renders faithful
and qualitative service.
Gaines was born and raised in Huntsville.
She graduated from SHSU with a Bachelor
of Arts degree in psychology in 1969
and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega
Sorority. For more than 20 years, she
worked as a sales manager in the family-owned
business, Key Printing and Office Supply.
Most recently, she was the sole proprietor
of an educational supply store in downtown
Through the gift of service,
she has distinguished herself as
a valuable volunteer. She has given
her time, energy, and talents to
organizing special projects for the
First Baptist Church and lending
a hand with Alumni Association events,
especially Homecoming. To ensure
that essential services for Huntsville
residents continue to grow and thrive,
she has served as a board member
for the United Way, American Cancer
Society, Red Cross, March of Dimes,
City of Huntsville Library, Huntsville
Bach Choir, and the Grandpersons
Also, she has provided leadership
for numerous community activities
including the General Sam Houston
Folk Festival and annual Chamber
of Commerce events. As a former Rotarian,
Carolyn has helped plan and carry
out a variety of humanitarian and
educational service projects that
touched the lives of her neighbors
and others in the world community.
Gaines is the daughter of
Lewis and Ila Gaines of Huntsville.
renowned as a law enforcement educator
and prosecutor, Jim Kuboviak has distinguished
himself in the field of criminal justice.
He has received numerous state, regional,
and national awards for outstanding
achievements in law enforcement training
and his role in developing policies
and procedures of mobile videotaping
used by police officers.
Also, he has published numerous
articles, books, and instructional
videos on the subject of mobile videotaping.
Additionally, he has provided nationwide
police instruction in mobile videotaping
for law enforcement departments and
criminal justice academies.
Since 1985, Kuboviak has served
as the county attorney for Brazos
County. He began his career in law
enforcement in 1969 as an officer
with the SHSU Police Department.
Kuboviak graduated with a
Bachelor of Science degree from the
College of Criminal Justice in 1972.
He earned two master's degrees from
the University of Mississippi, and
doctorates from St. Mary's University
School of Law and Texas A & M
As an alumnus, he has demonstrated
a continued interest in SHSU and
has provided immeasurable service
and internships to students preparing
for careers in criminal justice.
He was a charter member of the College
of Criminal Justice's alumni association
and served on the board of directors
for many years. In 1996, he received
the Defensor Pacem Award, and in
1997, he was recognized as an "Outstanding
Alumnus" of the SHSU College of Criminal
Currently, he participates
in the Bryan-College Station Optimist
Club, serves as a board member of
the Brazos Valley Rape Crisis Center
and the American Heart Association,
is affiliated with many professional
associations, and is the president
of the Brandon Heights Homeowners'
Association in College Station.
He and his wife, Rhonda, have
three sons, Chad, age 17; Clay, age
13; and Craig, age nine.
A former member of the Alumni Association
Advisory Board, Charles Mallery currently
serves the university as a scholarship
fundraiser, director of the football
Kat Pack Booster Club, and chapter
adviser of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Additionally, he and his wife, Ann,
are frequent donors to university endowments
and strive to make a positive difference
in the lives and education of college
A descendent of one of Walker
County's pioneer families, Mallery
grew up in Huntsville and graduated
from Huntsville High School in 1955.
After high school, he enrolled at
Sam Houston State and graduated in
1959 with a bachelor's degree in
business administration. While a
college student, he worked with university
officials to establish the Greek
system here during the late '50s.
Committed to his fraternity
and fellow Delts, Mallery has given
freely of his resources to ensure
Delta Tau Delta's future. In addition
to mentoring other Delts, he has
been instrumental in raising more
than $100,000 to create a scholarship
fund that will permanently provide
assistance to worthy fraternity members.
Earlier this year, he was
inducted into the fraternity's Distinguished
Service Chapter, one of only 15 members
in Texas to be honored since 1858
with this award. In 1999, he was
named an "Outstanding Chapter Advisor" for
the Western Plains Division, comprised
of 24 universities extending from
Canada to Mexico.
Associated with the petroleum
industry for over 40 years, Mallery
started his own management consultant
firm in 1993 after ending a 31-year
career with Exxon. At the present,
he is a partner in WTL Consultants
of Houston, affiliated with petroleum
marketing associations in nine states,
and is recognized as a merger/acquisition
Having relocated many times
during his career, Mallery has always
made time to serve his church, the
local Chamber of Commerce, Boy Scouts
of America, and United Way organizations
in the cities in which he lived.
Currently, Mallery and his
wife, Ann, reside in The Woodlands.
She is a SHSU alumna and graduated
in 1958 with a bachelor's degree
in English. They have three grown
children, daughter Dyan, and sons
Marc and Penn.
Mills graduated in 1960 with a Bachelor
of Science degree, majoring in advertising
and commercial art, and completed graduate
work at the University of Houston.
After graduation, he served in the
U. S. Air Force Reserves for six years
and then began a successful 32-year
career in advertising, graphics, and
design. He is the current owner of
Millco Marketing in Houston.
An active alumnus, Mills was
a member of the Alumni Association
Advisory Board from 1976 to 1993
and served with great enthusiasm
and tireless dedication.
He is a member of the Caballeros
and a charter member of the Sigma
Chi fraternity chapter at SHSU. In
1999, Mills was inducted into Sigma
Chi's Order of Constantine, the highest
award given for long and distinguished
service. He thus becomes the first
alumnus to be honored with the highest
award for service by both his university
alumni and his fraternity alumni.
Mills served as president
of both the Huntsville and Houston
alumni chapters of Sigma Chi and
received the "Best Alumni Chapter
Officer" award and the Grand Consul's
Citation for Meritorious Service.
Also, he acted as editor of the "Exchange," an
award-winning newsletter of the Houston
Sigma Chi alumni chapter.
In 1974, Texas Governor Dolph
Briscoe recognized Mills for his
work on "Operation: Peace of Mind," a
state program developed to locate
and assist runaway youths.
An avid outdoorsman, Mills
is an award-winning writer and a
member of the Executive Board of
Directors of the Texas Outdoor Writers
Association. Currently, he writes
the syndicated "Off the Road" outdoor
column. In the past several years,
he has won numerous "Excellence in
Craft" awards for his outdoor writing,
photography, and wildlife illustrations.
As an acclaimed wildlife illustrator,
he has created and marketed several
series of fish and wildlife greeting
cards called "Friends."
Mills resides in Houston with
his wife, Judy, who holds a bachelor's
and master's degree from SHSU. They
have two grown children, daughter
Melanie who also attended the university,
and son Bryant.
Slaughter earned a bachelor of business
administration degree from SHSU in
1984. After graduating from college,
he moved from Huntsville and worked
as a sales manager in the Houston area.
In 1987, he and his wife, Marla, returned
to open their own business, Copy Time
Etc., which is located just down the
street from their alma mater.
Since that time, Slaughter
has worked tirelessly to build his
business and has employed numerous
university students, allowing them
the flexibility to work around class
schedules and receive on-the-job
training. Moreover, he has sought
to provide young employees with attributes
necessary to be successful members
of the future workforce and productive
citizens. Additionally, he has established
scholarships for eligible students
through the College of Business Administration.
He also supports student athletes
as a member of the Bearkat Club.
Without expectation or reward,
he has worked to better the community's
schools by serving on several Huntsville
Independent School District committees.
He has mentored students at Samuel
Houston Elementary to help them handle
problems in school and in life and
to build their self-esteem.
Volunteerism is an extension
of Slaughter's faith. He is highly
committed to the Unified Christian
Men's group, the Gideons, and Family
Faith Church. He has served as president,
vice president, and board member
for the local YMCA. For many years,
he has helped to feed Huntsville's
needy families by supplying turkeys