Matthews’ Stories

News paper story reporting on the 6,666th student Your fall North Texan article on President J.C. Matthews (’25) reminded me of the “15 minutes of fame” I had with him in 1958. When registering, I was asked to stand by, and in a few minutes Dr. Matthews arrived with a photographer. As you can see from the photo, I was the 6,666th student to register that semester (50 years earlier, President W.H. Bruce had greeted the 666th registrant).

I left teaching in 1961 and entered the field of computer science. I retired in 1997 after more than 30 years of support to NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. 

Ronald Cox (’60 M.Ed.)
League City


President J. C. Matthews greets Ronald Gene Cox.