Tomorrow night, SHSU alumnus and benefactor Fred Pirkle will be honored during the annual Shotgun Fred Pirkle Remembrance Celebration.
Pirkle pledged the biggest gift ever, $25 million, to the university shortly before he died in 2012. He founded Therm-Omega-Tech, Incorporated. He also earned a bachelors in industrial arts in 1970 and a masters in industrial technology in 1974 from SHSU.
Appetizers start at 4 PM, and a barbecue dinner will be served after that. Speakers after tonight’s dinner include former student Fred Hanley, SHSU Agriculture chair Dr. Stanley Kelly, and co-founder of the Kansas Barbecue Society, Caroline Whales.
For more information on the dinner, call Ben Pruitt at 661-4204.