Distinguished Alumnus 1993
James Eddie Phillips

James Eddie Phillips, Faxon, was born in 1929 in Lawton. In 1949, he received an associate degree in math from Cameron where he was active in Engineer Club and Hellhounds. He received a B.S. and Ed.M. from the University of Oklahoma and a M.A. from Louisiana State University. During his career, he has been a farmer and educator and has worked for Civil Service and the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. He has been a member of the Oklahoma National Guard and the Air Force Reserve. He taught math at Cameron in 1967-1990 where he was sponsor of Student Congress for 15 years and was named Cameron's Teacher of the Year in 1972. He is a life member of N.E.A., American Legion, Masonic Lodge and Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association. Community involvement includes Comanche County Excise Board, Chairman; Comanche County Flood Plain Board, Lawton Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, Camp Fire Board and Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. His wife, Ruby, is a Cameron graduate and they are both charter life members of the CU Alumni Association. His three children are all Cameron graduates and life members of the CU Alumni Association. James Eddie and Ruby have been President's Partner contributors since 1989. (Mr. Phillips died in June 1999)