Rogers,ByronProfessor of Chemistry
Office Hours: by Appointment Phone #: 363 Byron.Rogers@LCU.EDU
I can hardly remember not being a part of the Lubbock Christian family. I applied to Lubbock Christian University (College, at the time) as a Pre-Med major in 1977. After a short stint in the College of Education, I graduated four years later in May of 1981 with a B.S. in Chemistry, got married 12 days later to the beautiful Karen Craigmiles, and moved to College Station to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University. I earned my Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from TAMU in August of 1986 and began teaching at LCU that September. Now, twenty-four years later, I'm still here. My son (Kime) and his wife (my lovely daughter-in-law Whitney) are also graduates of LCU. He teaches chemistry at North Hills Preparatory School in Irving, Texas and his wife, now happy at home, has worked there as well. My daughter Kalyssa met her husband Brian while a student at LCU. They live in Colorado with my two grandsons. My wife (Karen, Director of Accounting), my brother (Dr. Keith Rogers, Assoc. Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the department), and my mother (Barbara Rogers, Office Manager for the Dept. of Business Administration) all work here at Lubbock Christian as well. We are truly an LCU family.
I am blessed to work with a number of musical groups on campus, writing and arranging for Best Friends, Forte, Praise Choir, Chamber Singers, and most recently the Chamber Ensemble. I've also been privileged in the last few years to arrange for the Master Follies hosts and hostesses and the Master Follies Band. Master Follies weekend will find me on stage with the band, playing bass guitar. I'm presently doing leveling work for a Master's Degree in Music.
On February 22, 2006, I bought an "Envious green" Pontiac Solstice convertible roadster and quickly, and somewhat surprisingly to many of my colleagues, became a "car guy." My wife and I are active in the Southwest Solstice Car Club, traveling from Lubbock to meets in Kansas City, Nashville, Denver, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and many places in Texas. God has blessed us with many new friends through these events, and we hope to continue them.