Birdville ISD superintendent Dr. Bob Griggs to receive ACU Distinguished Alumni Citation

For Immediate Release
May 5, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

Dr. Bob Griggs, superintendent of Birdville Independent School District in Haltom City, will be presented with a Distinguished Alumni Citation from his alma mater, Abilene Christian University, Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum, Rooms B and C, 6108 Broadway in Haltom City.

Mark Meador, director of ACU's Office of Alumni Relations, said, "Dr. Griggs is an icon in the Texas education system. He has touched the lives of countless young Texans, and it is extremely appropriate that ACU recognize him as one of our distinguished alumni."

Along with serving as the superintendent for Birdville ISD, Griggs also has served as superintendent for Canton ISD and Grandfalls-Royalty ISD. He has taught in the Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD and the Marathon ISD and also served as principal in Marathon and Grandfalls.

Griggs has been honored by the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Boards, Texas School Business magazine, the Region XI Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association and Birdville ISD, among others.

In 1979 he was the youngest superintenedent in the state of Texas at age 29 for Grandfalls-Royalty ISD.

His wife, Susan, teaches kindergarten. They have three children and two grandchildren.

ACU, a national leader in Christian higher education, is a large, globally diverse campus that attracts 4,600-plus students from more than 60 nations. Students have a high acceptance rate into prestigious professional and graduate schools. Hot companies and organizations aggressively recruit ACU graduates for their knowledge and character. But the real distinctive quality at ACU is the combination of quality academics and a serious focus on Christ - in daily chapel, in student-led devotionals, in the classrooms. Other universities may offer quality academics, but few integrate faith and learning in all aspects of life.

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