TRTF Honors Dr. William “Corky” Pence

TRTF Board President Jamie Larson presents a plaque to long-serving trustee Dr. William "Corky" Pence.

TRTF Board President Jamie Larson presents a plaque to long-serving trustee Dr. William "Corky" Pence.

TRTF Honors Dr. William "Corky" Pence

The Texas Retired Teachers Foundation (TRTF) recently honored long-serving trustee Dr. William "Corky" Pence for his many years of service to the Foundation.

Corky began his first term on the board in 2007. His final term will expire on June 30, 2016. Dr. Pence likes to say that he has had "about four or five retirements." His multifaceted career includes 20 years in the army, 27 years teaching, and 47 years coaching.

He has been a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association for 25 years, serving in various capacities at the local, district and state levels, including as an officer and committee member. During his nine-year tenure on the Foundation board, Corky served as Vice-President for six years.

He also helped the board to establish his most beloved Foundation program, "A Helping Hand." Beginning in 2010 and continuing through the end of this month, he has held a position on the "A Helping Hand" committee, assisting in researching ways to provide relief to retirees in critical need and reviewing applications for financial assistance.

Corky also spent several years serving on the Foundation's Student Scholarship Committee, reading hundreds of applications and helping to select the program's recipients.

During the June 6 TRTF board meeting, his fellow trustees honored Corky with a plaque and shared their fondest memories of working with him over the years.

The Foundation is so very grateful to Dr. Pence for his dedication to educators of the past, present and future.