Gov. Ann Richards, Waco High Grad to Receive Service Awards

May 11, 1998

The Baylor University Alumni Association will award former Gov. Ann Richards the Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award at 9:30 a.m. Saturday during the university's spring commencement.

The Alumni Association also will award Dr. Mauriece Vance Johnston the George W. Truett Distinguished Church Service Award during the 9:30 a.m. commencement.

Richards served as Texas governor from 1990-94. Between 1976 and 1990, she served two terms as state treasurer and a term as Travis County Commissioner. She also delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards graduated from Baylor and Waco High School.

Johnston, also a graduate of Baylor and Waco High, has held a number of leadership positions within the Baptist denomination. She served as first vice president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in 1994 and as co-chair of Texas Baptist Committed in 1995. Johnston served two terms as president of the Woman's Missionary Union and held numerous committee assignments. She is a resident of San Antonio and an active member of the First Baptist Church of San Antonio.

Price Daniel was a Baylor graduate and served as governor of Texas, and George W. Truett served as a long-time pastor of the First Baptist Church of Dallas and was a major supporter of Baylor.

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