Class Notes 1960-1969

The Class of 1968 will celebrate its Centennial Reunion during Homecoming. Save the dates: October 24-27. Golden Mustangs will be honored during Founders’ Day weekend, April 10-12, 2014.


Mike Engleman has published Finding Home, the first book in a series called Lawes’ Raiders, an alternative historical fiction of the Texas Rangers in South Texas in the mid-1800s. Finding Home and the second book, New Life, are available at, and the sixth book in the series is under way.
John H. Massey assumed the presidency of The University of Texas Law School Foundation Board of Trustees Sept. 1, 2012. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from SMU’s Cox School of Business in 1993, the Presidential Citation Award from The University of Texas in 2011 and the Hall of Fame Award for high achievement in business from UT’s McCombs School of Business in 2012. He is active in agricultural and wildlife conservation in Colorado County and Matagorda County in Texas.


Tim Smith (M.S.E. ’69) and his daughter, Tammy Smith Lahutsky ’89, are former Texas Instruments electrical engineers. His TI products include the logic chips that assisted the Apollo lunar modules to land safely on the moon and return to Earth and the chips used to develop the first Apple computer and IBM PC. After retiring from TI as a senior vice president, he started a medical devices company, Avazzia, in 2004, and Tammy joined him. Tim is CEO and principal designer of Avazzia’s FDA-approved medical devices used to manage pain, all developed, manufactured and distributed from the Dallas headquarters. Medical doctors prescribe Avazzia devices for drug-free pain management in patients; dentists use the products to relieve their own hand pain and back pain and for patients with pain/discomfort; athletic trainers manage pain in injured players without drugs; and diabetics use Avazzia products to manage pain connected with neuropathy. Its veterinary applications soothe muscles and stimulate healing in animals.



Albon Head (J.D. ’71), an attorney in the Fort Worth office of Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. He was a 2012 “Super Lawyer,” appearing in last October’s issue of Texas Monthly magazine, and was chosen a 2012 Fort Worth “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine in the December issue.

One reply on “Class Notes 1960-1969”

I just read of Dr. Dan Ellison’s death. He was a dorm neighbor at the Boaz Hall. Dan kindly helped
me with chemistry. I remember thinking that Dan would get into med-school. In my mind’s
eye Dan is still twenty. News of his death greatly saddened me.
Bruce Halliday
Class of ’66

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