By:  Turner                                       S.R. No. 17
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is proud to
    1-3  recognize Richard Becka for his outstanding contributions to
    1-4  Texas A&M University; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, On February 12, 1993, Texas A&M University will
    1-6  honor the esteemed educator and four of his associates at a
    1-7  reception to celebrate their 25 years of dedicated service to the
    1-8  university; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, Dr. Becka joined the Department of Philosophy and
   1-10  Humanities at Texas A&M University in 1968 and has served as the
   1-11  department's undergraduate advisor and as a member of department,
   1-12  college, and university committees; and
   1-13        WHEREAS, Well known as a specialist in medieval philosophy,
   1-14  Richard Becka has introduced thousands of students to the teachings
   1-15  of Plato, Aristotle, and Saint Thomas Aquinas; and
   1-16        WHEREAS, A superb professor and an expert in his field,
   1-17  Richard Becka is a loyal and dedicated teacher who has worked
   1-18  diligently on behalf of his students and on behalf of the
   1-19  university; now, therefore, be it
   1-20        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   1-21  73rd Legislature, hereby commend Richard Becka for his worthy
   1-22  accomplishments as a member of the faculty of Texas A&M University
   1-23  and express appreciation to him for his many contributions to the
    2-1  Department of Philosophy and Humanities; and, be it further
    2-2        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for
    2-3  Dr. Becka as an expression of esteem from the Texas Senate.
    2-4                                 _____________________________________
    2-5                                        President of the Senate
    2-6                                      I hereby certify that the
    2-7                                 above Resolution was adopted by
    2-8                                 the Senate on January 13, 1993.
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   2-10                                        Secretary of the Senate
   2-11                                 _____________________________________
   2-12                                         Member, Texas Senate