December 2020

benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!” Ruth Ellen Whitt has been proving for years it doesn’t always take a rendezvous with spirits in the night to recognize that mankind should always be our first priority. She has made it her business to focus on the people of Texarkana and their success as leaders and business owners. “If you think about it, the capacity of each human being is our civilization’s greatest asset. Imagine if every individual was given the opportunity to tap the joy of knowing and realizing their own greatest potential. What would our world be like? What

could we do? What should we do? What will we do? The alternative would be really sad,” Whitt said. Ruth Ellen was born in College Station, Texas. She found herself surrounded by Aggies and immersed in Aggieland. “I grew up in a wonderful A&M-focused family, the youngest of four children, with treasured roots and humble relations. We lived traditions of family gatherings, singing, and games, with scholarly parents who shared scientific explanations of the world on nature walks and insights on the Latin roots of words we used in dinner conversations.” Growing up, the study of performing arts was a passion for Ruth Ellen. From



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