H.R. No. 1076
         WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Dennis Hummel is retiring from Victoria
  College on May 12, 2013, bringing to a close nearly five decades of
  service as a history professor; and
         WHEREAS, A native of Victoria, Michael Hummel received an
  associate's degree from Victoria College in 1962, after which he
  transferred to Baylor University to study history and religion,
  earning a bachelor's degree with honors in 1964 and a master's
  degree the year after; he later resumed his education at North Texas
  State University and completed his doctorate in American history;
         WHEREAS, In 1965, Dr. Hummel joined the history faculty at
  Victoria College; during his 48 years as an educator, he has been
  deeply involved in the development of academic and administrative
  policy through his service on a wide range of planning and advisory
  boards; he has chaired the Victoria College Academic Affairs
  Committee and the Victoria College Lyceum, and for 17 years he has
  served as president of the Victoria College Faculty Senate; he has
  also been an active member of the Texas Community College Teachers
  Association and has served on several of its committees; and
         WHEREAS, This esteemed educator has likewise been active in
  his community and has been particularly supportive of the local
  arts and music scene; a founding member of the boards of both the
  Victoria Symphony Society and the Victoria Bach Festival
  Association, he has held a multitude of leadership and
  administrative posts for both organizations; along with his
  involvement in cultural programs, he has worked with area
  organizations and committees in behalf of public schools, and he
  presently serves as a commissioner for the City of Victoria Parks
  and Recreation Department; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Hummel was named a Victoria College
  Distinguished Alumnus in 2008; the university further recognized
  his service by nominating him for the Piper Professor Award in 1994,
  1995, and 1998, and he has also been honored by the University of
  Houston-Victoria with a 2008-2009 Community Partnership Award and a
  1995 People Who Make a Difference Award; and
         WHEREAS, Dr. Michael Hummel's energy, expertise, and
  commitment to excellence have contributed significantly to the
  Victoria College community, and he may reflect with great pride on
  the legacy that he leaves behind; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Dr. Michael Dennis Hummel on his
  retirement from Victoria College and extend to him sincere best
  wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Dr. Hummel as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.
  Speaker of the House     
         I certify that H.R. No. 1076 was adopted by the House on April
  3, 2013, by a non-record vote.
  Chief Clerk of the House