Winter 2021 Share/Discuss Previous Story Next Story Share/Discuss Print More from Winter 2021 More in Alumni, Features Topics: AddRan College of Liberal Arts, Alumni, College of Fine Arts, John V. Roach Honors College, Neeley School of Business Your comments are welcome 2 Comments Leslie Purvis on November 18, 2021 at 3:39 pm At Purvis Real Estate Training, our first purchase was the TRS 80. It was game changing. Next was a $20K (in 1980 money) word processor. Finally, we bought a Compaq. It is hard to believe that was forty years ago. It feels like a lifetime. Reply Barry King on November 28, 2021 at 10:02 pm I would simply like to thank Mr. Roach for his and his teams insight and forward thinking 50 years ago with their creation of that first computer. That led to many great things at RadioShack that were not just products, but among them the charitable support for the city he loves! I know, because I had the pleasure of a 22 year career there and meeting and marrying the love of my life who came to Fort Worth by way of winning a spot within the original PR program, “The Answer Team”. That one-of-a-kind idea within the retail industry was created by Mr. Roach, Len Roberts, Dave Beckerman and their upper management team. Bravo! And for THAT I will ALWAYS BE PERSONALLY—VERY GRATEFUL! —Barry Reply Leave a comment Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name * Email * Website Δ Related reading: Features Computer Science Students Design Apps in Class Capstone projects give teams chance to use software design skills to help clients improve services. Features Business and Design Students Matched With Entrepreneurs Venture Builders gives students real-life experience while giving seasoned professionals fresh perspectives. Research + Discovery Keeping the Oneida Language and Culture Alive Wendi Sierra’s video game teaches the tribal language and folklore.