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Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell to be honored

Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell will be among the outstanding donors to Stephen F. Austin State University to be honored during the 24th annual SFA Gala on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Campbell is a loyal supporter of many SFA programs, including the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, the Nelson Rusche College of Business, the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing, and the Department of Athletics. He is chairman of the Shelby Savings Bank Board of Directors, a member of the Center ISD Board of Trustees, a past chairman and national trustee of Ducks Unlimited, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and chairman of the Bone Hill Foundation. He also served as vice chairman of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and has worked as a volunteer firefighter for 25 years. In addition, Nacogdoches businessmen Jim, Tom, John and Bob Kingham; and the late Cecil Richey Jr., an SFA alumnus and longtime East Texas educator, will be honored for their donations to the university.  The Gala cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a candlelight dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $175 for orchestra seating and $125 for ballroom seating. Proceeds from the Gala help build a permanent endowment created by the SFASU Foundation to honor faculty achievement. For more information about the Gala or to purchase tickets, call (936) 468-5406.

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