Texas College Recognizes Four Women of Distinction

Beverly Beavers-Lyle, Dorothy Bryant Pendleton, Clementene Gulley and Mary John Spence will be recognized by Texas College for their selfless contributions to Texas College and the community.  The ceremony will be Wednesday, march 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the Martin Hall Auditorium.  women of Distinction is an effort by Texas College, to acknowledge women who are not only strong supporters of the college, but also have tremendous impact and influence in the community.

Mrs. Beverly Beavers-Lyle is a native of Tyler.  Over the years, she has used her vast experiences in counseling and financial management to directly benefit the college.

Mrs. Dorothy Bryant Pendleton has dedicated her life to being an educator, mentor and motivator.  She is a 1956 graduate of Texas College and has served as the national alumni president since 1994.

Reverence Clementene Gulley is a devoted alumni and employee of Texas College.  She is presently the interim campus minister at Texas College, instructor of religion, and the freshmen class sponsor.  She is committed to creating a spiritual presence on the Texas College campus, expanding the campus ministry, and working with faculty, staff, and students to organize programs to foster interest using music and drama.

Mrs. Mary John Spence is a long-term resident of the city.  She moved to Tyler in 1927, attended Tyler Public Schools, Hockaday in Dallas, Hollins College in Virginia, and The University of tExas at Austin.  Mrs. Spence has been an avid supporter of the college.

In addition to recognizing these four women on Wednesday, March 5, Texas College will also host a career fair on Tuesday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Gus Taylor Gymnasium.  The public is invited to attend these events.

Bridget R. Moore

Public Relations Director/Special Assistant to the President