The Allen Center for Business Activities was named after Helen ‘28 and Herbert Allen ’29, the inventor of the screwpull corkscrew and a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed a 60-year career with Cameron Iron Works including serving as President and Chairman of the Board. Also, he was a member of the Rice Board of Governors and a Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Read more.
From Barbara Eaves: I once told Herbert Allen that I owned a Screwpull and I liked it so much that I’d broken it. He said, “You broke it? Do you still have the pieces?” I did. And I sent them to him - he wanted to see why it had broken. And he sent me two in return. I still have one of them. It must be better made, because I sure haven’t started drinking less!
Way to go, Bev Schorre, Charley Landgraf, Sallie Schwall, Bryant Wilkinson, John Montana, Tom Stallings, Kathleen Boyd, John Wolda, Jeff Ross, Tre Fischer, Art Gottschalk, Barbara Eaves, Ann Bixby, Ted Richard, Jeff Farney, Kirkwood Johnston, Rod Boane, Rick Sheridan, Martha Proctor Gano, Lynda Crist, Bob Reinhold, Dick Fuqua, Kirwin Drouet, Bob Toone, Martin Kaplan, Betty Bixby, Carolyn Brewer, Scott Hochberg, Peter Fasullo, Billy Forney, Larry Nettles, Mike Ross, Pat Martin, Helen Toombs, Barney McCoy and Clarke Anderson!
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