10 Apr 2013 The 2012 Gold Blazers-Billy Marshall
The Gold Blazer Award is presented annually to alumni who have provided outstanding service to the Alumni Association and the university.
(Class of 1968) taught and coached at the middle school and high school level for twelve years. He was a board member of the Dallas Coaches Association for four years, and during that time, he was the youngest head coach in the Dallas Independent School District.
In 1980 he transitioned to Texas Instruments, and when it was purchased by Raytheon, he was one of only four people chosen to combine Raytheon, TI, Hues and E-Systems. After the merger, Marshall was chosen as Director of Enterprise Services which put him in charge of all facilities, grounds, maintenance and computer support nationwide for Raytheon. He retired from Raytheon in 2000. Mr. Marshall is perhaps best known on the A&M-Commerce campus for assisting the Advancement Services office and other groups within the school in the stewardship of donors for the last six years by making personal telephone calls to thank them for their gifts and letting them know that each and every person is important to the university.