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Four Distinguished Alumni
He was awarded the Ph.D. degree at the University of Michigan in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in elementary mathematics in 1970.
Also that year, Bohan was named the recipient of the SHSU Excellence in Teaching Award.
Bohan was the third professor in Sam Houston State University's history to be named Distinguished Professor by The Texas State University System Board of Regents. He received that honor in 1993.
He has served as a contributing author, co-author or author of a number of math textbooks and curriculum guides, and has written numerous articles on issues dealing with math education. The two elementary mathematics textbooks he has co-authored have been used in virtually every state in the United States as well as locations in Europe, Central and South America, Puerto Rico and Thailand.
Bohan has also made presentations internationally on promoting mathematical thinking, discovering meaning in elementary school mathematics, making mathematics meaningful and applicable to real life, and getting a good start in mathematics.
Bohan is a true patriarch of a Sam Houston State University family. Bohan's wife, Grace, is a Sam Houston graduate, as are their four children and all their spouses. They include the late Paul Bohan and his wife, Susan; Peggy Bohan Shawaker and her husband, Kevin; Kelly Bohan Laskie and her husband, Wayne; and Matthew Bohan, and his wife, Kristy.
Carter was appointed to Michigan State University in 1985 where he is currently a professor in the School of Criminal Justice, director of the National Center for Community Policing, and director of the Criminal Justice Study Abroad Program.
He is the author or co-author of five books and numerous articles and monographs on policing issues and is a member of the editorial boards of several professional publications.
Carter has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities including Cambridge University in England. He has also served as a trainer, consultant and adviser to many law enforcement agencies throughout the world.
He has provided training and technical assistance on intelligence and computer crime to the Hong Kong Police, the Royal Thai Police, the National Security Council of Thailand, the Norwegian Police, and various police agencies in the United Kingdom.
Carter has also served as a visiting expert to the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute in Tokyo, the Asian Crime Prevention Foundation, and is a member of the Korean Cybercrime National Advisory Committee.
He regularly teaches at the FBI National Academy and has presented sessions to the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar, the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary, the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs Service, and police command colleges in several states.
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Carter has been involved in many training sessions and program development initiatives related to the use of law enforcement intelligence to combat terrorism. He developed the Homeland Security training curriculum for the U.S. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services which was recently noted by U. S. Attorney General John Ashcroft for its importance in integrating state and local law enforcement in the Homeland Security effort.
Carter and his wife, Karen, have three children---Hilary, Jeremy and Lauren.
His Marine Corps service includes duty in command from platoon to regimental level, encompassing combat duty in Vietnam with a Force Reconnaissance company. He compiled an outstanding military record and was recognized with numerous awards during his time with the Corps.
He has received numerous military decorations, including the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry and the Combat Action Ribbon, among others, and he wears the Navy/Marine Corps parachute insignia.
Jordan was serving as director of personnel, Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington D.C., when he retired in 1988, after 27 years of service. He was then employed as a vice president with Bank of America in San Francisco where he was responsible for multiple levels of managers with offices throughout the country. While with the Bank of America he was awarded the CEO's Eagle Award for consistent exemplary performance.
Since 1998, Jordan has been a career transition counselor for Lee Hecht Harrison, providing assistance to military members leaving service and to clients who have been affected by employee layoffs.
He is a frequent contributor to publications, and his articles have been featured in many major newspapers and magazines.
Jordan has been active in community affairs and non-profit charitable organizations for many years. He served on the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee and the Amateur Athletic Association, as president of the Marine Corps Force Recon Association, chairman of the board of directors of the Marine Memorial Association in San Francisco, and as a member of the editorial board of the Marine Corps Gazette.
He is currently president of the board of directors of the USO of San Diego, serves on the board of directors for the MCRD Museum and Historical Society, and was recently elected to the Marine Corps Association board of directors.
In 1999 he was inducted into the SHSU Lettermen Association Hall of Honor.
Jordan and his wife, Lee Ann, are the parents of two daughters.
After residency, Rex was awarded a body imagining fellowship at the University of Texas Medical School, Texas Medical Center, Houston. His further post graduate trining concentrated in magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography and ultrasound. Rex participated in radiology resident teaching as a clinical radiology instructor at Hermann Hospital and LBJ Hospital.
He is a general diagnostic radiologist and serves as president and general partner of Texas Radiology Associates in Plano. He serves the medical staff of Medical Center of Plano, Presbyterian Medical Center of Plano, Baylor/Richardson Medical Center, and Medical Center at Las Colinas. Rex is director of MRI and Ultrasound at North Central medical Center, McKinney.
As a Sam Houston State University undergraduate, Rex worked as a lab teaching assistant, a nursing assistant, and an operating room orderly for world-renowned heart surgeon Denton A. Cooley. He was awarded a number of scholarships from both the music and biology departments. He served as president of Alpha Lambda Delta National Freshman Honor Society, was a charter founding officer for the SHSU Golden Key National Honor Society chapter, and was named to "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" for his junior and senior years.
He is a member of numerous medical professional organizations including the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Texas Radiological Society, and the Texas Medical Association.
Rex has been an active member of the United Methodist Church and has served on a number of committees within the church. He also provides free health care to the indigent population of Collin County through the Bridge Breast Center.
Rex has served as a medical staff leader for many years, serving on numerous committees and serving for four years on the Medical Executive Committee of North Central Medical Center in McKinney. Rex recently completed serving as chief of the medical staff in McKinney and presently serves on the hospital board of trustees for North Central Medical Center.
In addition to his medical career, Rex is an accomplished musician. He was awarded first chair, Texas All State Band, both junior and senior years of high school, the prestigious John Phillip Sousa Award, and was elected "Most Talented" of his senior class.
At Sam Houston State, he was a member of the Bearkat Marching Band, the Jazz Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble. He has been a member of the Houston Super Sax Jazz Society, the Houston, Huntsville, and Pasadena Municipal Concert Bands, the Huntsville Gilbert and Sullivan Performing Society, and the Huntsville Community Chorale and Fine Arts Society.
A long time supporter of Sam Houston State University, Rex has served on the Alumni Association Advisory Board and is a Life Member of the SHSU Alumni Association. In 2001, he and his wife, Paula, established the SHSU Harley E. Rex Endowed Music Scholarship to honor his father.
He and Paula have three children---Travis, Natalie and Harley.
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