Barbara and Nick Allen

Barbara and Nick Allen met on a blind date their freshman year at TU and spent most of their early outings together attending campus activities. Undoubtedly, the memories they created then inspired their continued support and commitment to leadership today.

Together the Allens have held many key positions, including university trustee, Alumni Association president, Golden Hurricane Club president, Lettermen's Association lifetime members, chair of the Trustees' athletic committee and the Collins College of Business Executive Advisory Board chair.

The owner of Budco, Inc., Nick (BS '70) was recognized as a 2004 TU Distinguished Alumnus, the highest honor given to alumni. Barbara (BA '70) worked at TU for 15 years before retiring to focus on family. Since then, she has served TU exceptionally well on a volunteer basis.

The couple was instrumental in developing the Case Athletic Complex and H.A. Chapman Stadium. Recently, they co-chaired the athletic scholarship endowment fund, which raised almost $13 million in scholarships for student athletes.