Gainesville residents and Louisiana Tech graduates Bill and Pam Ware have been named the school’s College of Education Distinguished Alumni for 2015.
A 1962 English and speech education graduate, Pam Ware works full-time at Gainesville High School and part-time with the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department.
Over the years, Ware has produced more than 400 musicals and plays at Gainesville High School and in her role as director for the parks department’s summer theater program. She has also established two intensified summer workshops in musical theater for elementary children that culminates in a production for the public.
Bill Ware, a 1962 physical education graduate of Louisiana Tech, is a professor and dean emeritus at Brenau University in Gainesville.
Among other jobs in education, he was principal of Fair Street elementary school in Gainesville before working at Brenau. He later became a professor and chairman of Brenau College’s department of education until 1995, when he moved on to become the university’s School of Education dean.