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Collection Information  Table of Contents
 Dates: 1975-1985  Biographical Sketch
 Size: 11 folders  Scope and Content Note
 Acquisition: Gift, 2003  Location of Record
 Processed by:
Virginia K. P. Rigby

W. E. Crozier was a member of the original board of trustees for North Harris Community College and served on its board of trustees for 12 years. He served as assistant secretary from 1974-75, secretary from 1977 to 78, president from 1979 to 80, and again as assistant secretary from 1981-82. He was also president of the board site committee which recommended the purchase of the 135-acre site for the third NHCC campus in the Tomball area.
He also served as president of Liberty Savings Association until he retired and served as a member of its board of directors. He explained his reason for serving on the board in that he ..."would like to see the college continue to expand its service base in the community and do as the people want it to." Crozier resides in Hidden Valley. [North Freeway Leader 10/3/1985 and Tomball Sun 1/9/1985]

This small collection of commencement brochures and photos was presented to the Board of Trustees by the college president to commemmorate their service to North Harris Community College. Originally the items were placed in a black three-ringed binder. [54 items]


Folder 1
Finding Aid and processing information

Folder 2
1. North Harris County College First Commencement Program May 9, 1975
10 Photos of the Commencement exercises
2. Processional
3. Board of Directors
4. Students and Faculty seated in the auditorium
5. Invocation: Reverend Dewey Fuller - Spring Woods United Methodist Church
6. W. W. Thorne, Jr. at the podium
7. College administrators seated at stage right
8. College administrators seated at stage left
9. Mark W. White, Jr., Secretary of State for Texas (commencement speaker)
10. W. W. Thorne presenting diploma to the first graduate
11. Benediction: Reverend William Steele - St. Mary's Catholic Church, Humble

Folder 3
1. North Harris County College Graduation Program August 22, 1975
7 Photos of Nursing graduation
2. Two honors nursing graduates (Jo Benson and Tempie Neal) and
3. Mrs. Billie Rogers, RN., BSN - Director of Nursing Park Plaza Hospital
4. Mrs. Marie Bayard, R.N., B.SN - presenting award to W. W. Thorne
5. Graduates and Nursing department behind roses and graduation cake
6. Reception after ceremony
7. Faculty and
8. Graduates with roses

Folder 4
7 Photographs, possibly of the building dedication and reception afterward?

Folder 5
1. North Harris County College Fourth Commencement May 12, 1978
7 Photos
2. W. W. Thorne
3. Dr. Kenneth Ashworth, Commissioner of Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas College and University System
4. Outdoor photo of graduate procession
5. Outdoor photo of graduate procession
6. Outdoor photo of graduate procession
7. Photo of stage with administrators
8. Reverend Jesse L. Johnson, Pastor Airline United Methodist Church

Folder 6
1. North Harris County College Fifth Commencement May 11, 1979
8 Photos
2. W. W. Thorne
3. Invocation: Father Gene Francis, Pastor St. Edwards Catholic Church
4. W. W. Thorne and
5. W. W. Thorne and
6. Dr. John J. Koldus, III Vice President for Student Services Texas A&M University 7. College administrators seated stage right (Black & White)
8. Faculty before the graduation ceremony (Black & White)
9. Duplicate of 5-8 (Black & White)

Folder 7
1. North Harris County College Sixth Commencement May 9, 1980 (2 copies)

Folder 8
1. North Harris County College Seventh Commencement May 8, 1981

Folder 9
1. North Harris County College Commencement Exercises (no date)

Folder 10
Duplicate photos of folder 5 images
1. 5-2
2. 5-3
3. 5-4
4. 5-5
5. 5-6
6. 5-7

Folder 11
North Harris County College Board of Trustees First Annual Awards Ceremony Program April 27, 1984 (10th Anniversary)
Photo: Dr. Joe Ariola presenting award to W. E. Crozier