Alumna Celebrates 91st Birthday, 70 Years of Life Membership

Life on the Forty Acres in 1936, when Frances Duckworth Camp, BS ’41, Life Member, started her freshman year, would seem alien to the iPhone-toting students roaming the campus today.

There was a strict dress code: women had to wear skirts or dresses at all times. Men and women lived in separate dormitories, and every night they had to be in bed by curfew.

Yet some things haven’t changed. Namely, the amount of fun students have, and the lifelong devotion they come to feel for the University.

“It was such a happy time,” Camp says. “I loved going to class, and I loved going to the dances.”

She studied home economics, was nominated as a Bluebonnet Belle, and participated in Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

Camp’s children and granchildren inherited her love of UT. Longhorns in the family include Frances’ father Ira, ’16; her son Roger Camp, BBA ’67, MBA ’68; daughter Carol Camp DeVinny, BBA ’70; and grandchildren Shelley DeVinny, BBA ’04, and Jason DeVinny, BS ’07, all Life Members.

Today Camp marks two important dates: her 91st birthday, and 70 years of Life Membership. A dedicated alumna who says she can never give as much back to the University as it gave to her, she has much to celebrate.


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