In Memoriam: Ronald Mafrige

Alumnus and campus promoter Ronald Mafrige died Sunday, August 14 in Houston. He was 73.
A 1960 graduate of SHSTC, Mafrige served in the U.S. Army, remaining in the Army Reserves for 14 years and achieving the rank of Major before retiring. In 1968, he formed what would become Ron Mafrige Enterprises, Inc. of Houston. He was later honored by his alma mater as Distinguished Alumnus (1997), Service Award recipient (2004), and named to the College of Business Administration Hall of Honor (2006).

For his support to many SHSU programs and endowments, Mafrige’s name graces an auditorium in the Smith-Hutson Business Administration Building and the field house adjacent to Bowers Stadium. In 2005, he provided $250,000 to make possible construction of the 11,000 square foot Randleman Strength and Fitness Building. In 2008, Mafrige donated $40,000 to build the 20-foot-tall statute of General Sam Houston that stands in central campus that honors fellow SHSU alums M.B. Etheredge (the country’s highest decorated surviving soldier of World War II) and the statue’s sculptor, David Adickes.

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