Rheba Martin Icenhower
Mrs. Icenhower is a Retired assistant adjunct professor in the College of Education, TAMU-Commerce, in the Department of Elementary Education / Curriculum and Instruction, and was a Liaison for Intern/Residents in the Field Based Student Teacher Program. She is a graduate of the East Texas State Teachers College Training School. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Delta Kappa Gamma and Parent Teacher Association (Life Member). While a student at ET, Mrs. Icenhower was a cheerleader, a member of the "T Association" and the Tooanoowe Social Club and Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. In 1990 she was chosen to receive the Gold Blazer Award for outstanding service to the university and was also co-chair of Homecoming that year. She is an active member of the Commerce Area Alumni Chapter and the FIRST LAST DINNER DANCE planning Committee, serves on the TAMU-Commerce Alumni Board of Directors and is past Vice- President of the Alumni Board of Directors. She was also on the Building Committee for the new Alumni Center. She has received the Rheba Martin Icenhower Education Award presented by the Hunt County African American Leadership Conference. Special interests include performing one woman vintage fashion shows, "Profiles in Time", modeling authentic clothing and accessories from the late 1920's and 30's. She is also a two time President of the Louise Drake Garden Club in Commerce, and a member of the Commerce Redevelopment Corridor Task Force.
Rheba and her husband Harry were recognized at the Dedication of the Alumni Center by the naming rights of one of the offices in the building.
A Scholarship Endowment has been established by Rheba and Harry to assist students pursuing a degree in the teaching profession on the Elementary Level.