Moncriefs receive honorary doctorates

Moncriefs Honorary Doctorate

Tarleton State University

Saturday, May 11, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Mike and Rosie Moncrief, political and civic leaders in Fort Worth and beyond, were awarded honorary doctor of humane letters degrees May 11 during commencement ceremonies at Tarleton’s Memorial Stadium.

Dr. Karen Murray, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, presented the Moncriefs to Tarleton’s President Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio. She praised the couple for their “consistent commitment to the common good” and for being “models of engaged citizenship.”

Mike Moncrief, a former Fort Worth mayor and state senator, graduated from Tarleton in 1968. He was president of the student body and was the first Texan Rider.

Upon earning his bachelor’s degree at Tarleton, he embarked on a career of service and spent more than 30 years in elected office, serving one term in the Texas House of Representatives, 12 years as Tarrant County judge, 12 years in the Texas Senate and eight years as mayor of the city of Fort Worth. Health and human services issues have been the hallmark of his career.

Rosie Moncrief shares her husband’s passion for their community. She devotes her time to the Fort Worth community where she volunteers to address issues involving children, senior citizens and health care. She is dedicated in serving on a variety of boards, committees and fundraisers to help make a difference for current and future generations across North Texas.

Ray Bonilla, general counsel to The Texas A&M University System, and Regent Judy Morgan, a member of the board of regents, represented the system and the board at commencement.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Joe Michael Feist

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