Humanities Texas recently marked the departure of one staff member and the arrival of another.

Jimmie I. Clubb, known to one and all as Jic, retired at the end of August after fifteen years with the organization. During his long tenure, Jic endeared himself to everyone with his kindness, sense of humor, knack for storytelling, phenomenal artistic and carpentry skills, and general creative brilliance. 

Julie Pennington joined the staff in early September as full-time executive assistant to Executive Director Michael L. Gillette. Julie previously worked at the Texas State Historical Association and the Philosophical Society of Texas. Among her duties, Julie will work with the capital campaign and manage the Friends of Humanities Texas.