During his life, longtime Aggie political science professor and Bronze Star recipient Dr. Bill Anthony ’71 planned a Sul Ross Scholarship in honor of close friends Sallye ’72 and Lt. Col. Donald “Buck” Henderson ’62.
Bill and Buck met at Texas A&M University in 1970 and quickly built a lifelong friendship. Having served in World War II as a combat medic, Bill went above and beyond to live the Aggie Core Values. This dedication carried over to his teaching years at Texas A&M. He exhibited unparalleled care for not only his fellow faculty members, but his students as well.
“Bill was like a brother to me,” Buck reminisced. “We all know how much he loved his students, who he regularly took to restaurants around town as a treat.”
Now, Bill’s current scholarship recipient, Company L-1 senior Griffin Shimkus ’22, is following in his and Buck’s military footsteps, upholding the Core Values by serving in the U.S. Army Reserves while earning his economics degree.
We asked Griffin Shimkus ’22: