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Muriel Vann Burress ’43

Muriel Vann Burress ’43

Muriel Vann Burress ’43 passed away March 12 in Round Rock. She served nine years as UMHB Alumni Association president in three terms of office: 1963-1966, 1978-1981, and 1981-1984. She also served as chair of the Board of Trustees and was a member of the UMHB Centennial Celebration steering committee. Muriel taught human/speech communications at Southwestern University and speech and drama at McMurry College. She was a noted conference leader and speaker for pastor’s wives as part of her ministry with her husband. She participated in many areas of church leadership as a teacher, pianist, organist, and drama director. In 1984, she and her husband, Tommy, participated in the Billy Graham Crusade revival’s follow-up programs in Seoul, Korea, with Muriel speaking in four different churches. Muriel was the first recipient of the UMHB Distinguished Service Award, presented in 1984.