Faculty Hall of Fame Award 2001
A native of Frederick, Oklahoma, Jack Amyx grew up on a farm in Loveland, a small town between Frederick and Grandfield. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at Oklahoma State University where he received his bachelors, masters and doctor of education in business education. At OSU he enrolled in ROTC and went on to serve as a lieutenant in the Army for three years.
In 1963, he taught business and math subjects at Eisenhower Junior/Senior High School before coming to Cameron as an accounting instructor in 1965........beginning a career that has spanned 36 years as Cameron evolved from a junior college to a four-year university with masters degree offerings that include graduate programs in Europe.
Titles he has held are chair of the department of business, head of the division of business, dean of the school of business, M.B.A. graduate coordinator, and dean of international business studies. He served on numerous committees to include twelve years on the academic affairs committee with six of those years as chairman, eight years as the department of business coordinator for Federal Title III Activities, six years as chair of the business department personnel committee and nine years on the institutional assessment committee.
He was a founding member of the Cameron chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. Even though he is not an alumnus of Cameron, he supported the efforts of the Cameron University Alumni Association by serving on the board of directors as secretary-treasurer for five years and was presented a certificate for outstanding service and contributions to Cameron University. He has served on the boards of community organizations including Goodwill Industries, United Way, DeMolay and the J. Roy Dunning Children's Shelter. Along with family and friends, he and his wife Joyce, have established the Jack and Joyce Amyx Endowed Lectureship in Business Education at Cameron.
Dr. Amyx's devotion to teaching and concern for his students' best interest can be summed up in his philosophy of teaching: He says, "I believe that good teachers may not really