Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sentimental Sunday: TAMU RPTS Stories - 1976 TRAPS Conference

The main professional organization for recreation and parks in the state of Texas was/is the Texas Recreation and Park Society, also known as TRAPS.  In October of 1976, their annual conference was being held in Waco, an easy day trip from College Station for students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Recreation and Parks at Texas A&M University.  Here are the pages that cover this event, from the scrapbook I kept in 1976-77 as the Reporter-Historian of the Recreation and Parks Club.

 Above:  RPTS faculty Dr. Richard Bury (far left) and department head Dr. Les Reid (second from right), along with Texas A&M Extension Recreation Specialist Tony Mazzaccaro (MS '74, PhD '80), are on a panel discussing "Off-the-Road Vehicles - Pros and Cons."

Below: Dr. Dennis Howard, RP Club adviser, part of a panel for a session called "Can Citizen Input Be Effective?"

More panelists for the session, "Can Citizen Input Be Effective?" - Pat Taylor (above) and Extension Specialist Carson E. Watt (PhD '79, below)

Above:  Dr. Frank Suggitt on the "Lake and River Usage" panel.
Below, students (from left) Debbie Whiteman '77, John Murphy '77, Lynn Timken '79, 
Russ Tillman '78 (in background) and Sheryl Tomlinson '79 at a session.

Above:  Robin Pfannstiel ('77, left) and Peggy Cook ('80, right) are congratulated by department head Dr. Les Reid as winners of the TRAPS Vaughan Euteneuer scholarships at the conference.

Below:  Joe Bihon '77 (second from right) with our new friends from the Texas Tech University Recreation and Parks Club (that's the post coming up in this blog on Friday).

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