Lubbock Professor Honored by Altrusa for Teaching Contributions

LUBBOCK – Altrusa International of Lubbock honored Dr. June Hogue, associate professor of education at Wayland Baptist University, as its Woman of the Year recently. Hogue was recognized at a special dinner held Thursday, March 9.

Hogue has worked at Wayland’s Lubbock campus since 2003, where she also coordinates the undergraduate and graduate education programs there. The campus offers the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Master of Education degrees.

Hogue began her education career in 1964 teaching at Bozeman Elementary School in Lubbock after earning her bachelor’s degree from North Texas State University. In 1970, she became an instructor in education at Texas Tech University and spent ten years there. In 1980, she began working at Lubbock Independent School District, holding several positions including language arts consultant, instructional program coordinator, executive director of staff development and executive director of planning and development.

She earned a master’s degree from Tech in 1967 and her doctorate in education in 1982 and has done post-graduate study at Tech, Indiana University and the University of San Diego.

Besides her professional achievements, Hogue is also an active member of her community, involved in the Athenians in Slaton for 20 years. She has been an active member of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce and has supported many community school functions.

Hogue and husband Jerry are active in Southcrest Baptist Church, where they lead a Sunday school class.

Kent Brooks, dean of the Lubbock campus, said Hogue is a natural fit for the honor and her connections have been invaluable in building the education program at Wayland Lubbock for the past few years.