By Ryan Knesek
Sam Houston State Alumnus Judge Albert McCaig, visited the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for breakfast on Friday, October 20.
Judge McCaig was invited to the University to be presented with the Alumni Service Award during that evening’s Distinguished Alumni Gala. During the breakfast, he was joined by Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dr. Abbey Zink; Political Science Department Chair Dr. Tamara Waggener;
Associate Dean Dr. Glenn Sanford;
and others in the Holcombe Room.
Judge McCaig graduated from Sam Houston in 1972 and has been heavily involved with the University ever since. The LEAP Ambassadors were able to learn about the inner workings of the court system from a judge’s perspective, and also the mindset required to do the job efficiently. One thing of interest to us was his ROTC background. During his involvement in ROTC, he distinguished himself by becoming essential to the creation of the SHSU Military Science Alumni Club. We also thought it was impressive how his involvement with ROTC has persisted, as he has donated generously to provide scholarships for Military Science majors.
Conversing with Judge McCaig before the ceremony was a unique experience that broadened the understanding of the intricacies involved with law. The event was a successful precursor to his award ceremony, and we thank him for his generosity towards Sam Houston.
The LEAP Ambassadors would like to thank Deanna Briones, Dean Abbey Zink, Kristin Trojacek, and Dr. Tamara Waggener for allowing us to participate in this event.