Legacy: Winter 2013
Every game day in Stillwater, Okla., a man wearing an Oklahoma State University shirt and Texas A&M cap graces the famous tailgating scene. A Texas Aggie at heart, Chuck Coffey puts aside his A&M ties - if only for a few hours - to support his three children, all of who attend OSU.
Defining Elison Blancaflor is a bit of a challenge. Family man? Yes. Scientist? Check. Athlete? Absolutely. Musician? A little bit. Yes, Blancaflor, Ph.D., is as multi-faceted as the cells he studies every day in his laboratory as a principal investigator at the Noble Research Institute.
My earliest Christmas recollections never included the jolly, present-wielding elf. That guy lived in department stores and - in my hypercritical child mind - was guilty of an annual breaking-and-entering spree of global proportions.