Horatio Alger Members In the News

Patricia Herbold: Humble beginnings, exceptional life

The Seattle Times (Seattle, WA)
January 19, 2014

Ms. Patricia Herbold, the 2014 recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger Award shares her story of overcoming adversity and never letting a single opportunity pass her by. She will be attending the 67th Horatio Alger Awards in Washington, DC to accept her award and to meet with the 2014 scholarship recipients.

Carson: Thinking for Ourselves, the rewards of independence and common sense are many

Washington Post (Washington, DC)
December 31, 2013

Ben S. Carson, a member of the Horatio Alger Association discusses in his article about how he and fellow members of the Horatio Alger Association were considered different from their peers while growing up, and how each member of the association has faced difficult circumstances and went on to become accomplished individuals.

Squawk Box CEO morning call with Mike Jackson, Chairman and CEO, AutoNation, Inc.

CNBC Squawk Box (pre-market news and morning program) 
December 04, 2013

Mike Jackson, 2014 Horatio Alger Award Recipient talks with CNBC's "Squawk Box" Joe Kernen, co-anchor. Mr. Jackson discusses the award, the scholarship program and the induction ceremonies in April.

Lee R. Anderson to receive Horatio Alger Award

Duluth News Tribune.com (Duluth, MN)
December 02, 2013

Lee R. Anderson has been selected to receive the prestigious Horatio Alger Award, which is presented to a handful of business and civic leaders in the country each year.

Jerry Jones Nominated For Horatio Alger Award

The Landry Hat (Dallas, TX)
November 29, 2013

"I have had many thrills in my life, but to be inducted into Horatio Alger Association . . . is both gratifying and humbling. I look forward to representing the Association as proudly and as passionately as I represent the Dallas Cowboys," Jones said in a press release Monday.

Lowering the dropout rate is crucial to Quebec's future

The Gazette – montrealgazette.com  (Montreal, Quebec)
November 22, 2013

A scholarship program for high school students run by the Horatio Alger Association of Canada is named after former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. "May all of us who love this province, its land and its people resolve to work together to foster a culture that inspires more students to graduate."

Curator receives distinguished honor

Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
November 20, 2013

David Steward, co-founder and chairman of World Wide Technology Inc. and a member of the University of Missouri Board of Curators, will be inducted next spring as a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.

Auto Club Chairman Gets Horatio Alger Award

Orange County Business Journal (Irvine, CA)
November 19, 2013

Automobile Club of Southern California Chairman Thomas McKernan has been selected to receive the Horatio Alger Award.

McKernan, who will be honored with 11 others in April, served as the chief executive of the Auto Club for 21 years before retiring last year. The Auto Club has its core operations in Costa Mesa, while its on-the-books headquarters is in Los Angeles.

R.D. Hubbard's commitment to education honored

Ruidoso-News (Ruidoso, NM)
November 19, 2013

The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, recently announced that R. D. Hubbard, owner of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, will be inducted as a member next spring.

Kansas native Randall Dee Hubbard to receive Horatio Alger award

The Wichita Eagle Kansas.com (Wichita, KS)
November 19, 2013

Randall Dee Hubbard, who owned Safelite Auto Glass in Wichita before moving on to own and run larger companies and horse-racing tracks, has been selected as one of the 2014 winners of the Horatio Alger Award.

David Steward named Horatio Alger Award recipient

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, MO)
November 19, 2013

World Wide Technology Chairman David Steward is among the recipients of the 2014 Horatio Alger Awards. The award, given annually by the nonprofit Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, recognizes those who have triumphed over personal challenges to achieve success in their fields.

Jerry Jones Honored With Horatio Alger Award

Blue Star 5 NBCDFW.com (Dallas, TX)
November 18, 2013

Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has been named as one of 12 business and civic leaders to be honored with the Horatio Alger Award this year, which is given to those leaders "who have demonstrated courage, fortitude and character in pursuing personal and professional success despite significant personal adversity" by the Horatio Alger Association.

Trammel Crow's Terwilliger to receive Horatio Alger Award

ajc.com The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Atlanta, GA)
November 18, 2013

Atlanta businessman and philanthropist J. Ronald Terwilliger, chairman emeritus of Trammell Crow Residential Co., has been selected to receive a Horatio Alger Awards.

AutoNation CEO Jackson wins Horatio Alger award

SunSentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
November 18, 2013

Mike Jackson, the former auto mechanic who built Fort Lauderdale-based AutoNation into the country's largest vehicle retailer, has won a prestigious Horatio Alger award.

Honeywell CEO chosen to join Horatio Alger Association

NJ.com True Jersey (Morristown, NJ)
November 18, 2013

Horatio Alger's tales of young adults overcoming adversity through perseverance and education inspired generations. Honeywell's chairman and chief executive officer, David Cote, hopes his story will be inspiring as well.

Canada's top oil entrepreneur joins Wayne Gretzky, Brian Mulroney and Prem Watsa as winner of prestigious international award

Financial Post (Calgary, British Columbia)
November 18, 2013

For achieving so much from modest beginnings, Edwards has won the International Horatio Alger Award, presented annually to an individual from Canada who has persevered through adversity to become a successful entrepreneur or community leader.

NH native Cote to receive Horatio Alger Award

New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
November 17, 2013

"Dave Cote's unique background reflects his willingness to work hard and courage to travel a different path to success," said Tony Novelly, the association's president and CEO and 2000 Horatio Alger Award recipient, in a statement.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visits University of Portland

The Oregonian (Portland, OR)
September 19, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rarely visits the West Coast. He made the journey to the University of Portland, where he spoke Thursday, because he made a promise to E. William Beauchamp, the Catholic school's president.

Southwestern Medical Foundation names 12 new trustees

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
August 01, 2013

Howard M. Meyers is chairman of Quexco Inc., a private company that operates smelters/refineries, mining operations and raw material supply businesses. He serves on the boards of the Horatio Alger Association and UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Matthew K. Rose is chairman and CEO of BNSF Railway Co. and is on the boards of AT&T Inc., the Association of American Railroads, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Boy Scouts of America.

Dallas the place to go from rags to riches to Horatio Alger

Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
February 27, 2013

Dallas-Fort Worth knows what it takes to win the Horatio Alger Award. Jeff Rich, former chief executive of Affiliated Computer Services Inc., and Matt Rose, CEO of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., are the two latest area executives to be named to the prestigious rags-to-riches list. D-FW has more Horatio Alger members, past and present, than any other metro area, followed by New York, Chicago and Miami/Fort Lauderdale.

Shlachter & Co.: BNSF chief executive to receive Horatio Alger Award

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Fort Worth, TX)
February 18, 2013

Matthew Rose, chief executive at BNSF Railway, had a couple of big events last week. As a member of the board of directors at AMR Corp., he voted to approve the big merger between American Airlines and US Airways. And he was among 11 Americans named as this year's recipients of the Horatio Alger Award, given to individuals who overcame adversity or obstacles to become successful in business or as community leaders.

R.C. Slocum Named Recipient of the Horatio Alger Award

KBTX.com (Bryan/College Station, TX)
February 18, 2013

R. C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history and who continues to serve the university, has been named a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award for 2013. He and 10 other recipients of the award this year become lifelong members of the Horatio Alger Association and will serve as role models for the organization's scholarship recipients.

Business People, Awards and Achievements

News Record (Greensboro, NC)
February 03, 2013

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is one of 11 individuals selected to receive the Horatio AlgerAssociation of Distinguished Americans' Horatio Alger Award in 2013. The award is presented each year to individuals who have overcome obstacles to become successful entrepreneurs or community leaders. McElveen-Hunter is the owner and chief executive officer of Pace Communications, the chairwoman of the American Red Cross and the former ambassador to Finland.


Dallas Morning News (Dallas, TX)
January 31, 2013

Two North Texas executives will receive the Horatio Alger Award, which recognizes people who have overcome challenges to become entrepreneurs or community leaders. Jeffrey A. Rich is founder of Dallas-based private equity firm PlumTree Partners. Previously, he was chief executive of ACS, a business technology services company.  Matthew K. Rose is chairman and chief executive of BNSF Railway Co. in Fort Worth.
The award is given by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans