Posts by Vickie Buenger

Vickie Buenger grew up in various small towns in Texas, including College Station and Alvin. She serves as Clinical Professor at the Mays Business School with a joint appointment to the Professional Program for Biotechnology at Texas A&M University. She teaches competitive and cooperative business strategy and project management. Vickie’s daughter, Erin, fought neuroblastoma for seven years. Since Erin’s death in 2009, Vickie has devoted time and energy to launching the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) on behalf of the many dedicated organizations and individuals striving to make a difference for children with cancer. She currently serves as President of CAC2. Vickie combines her academic background with her interest in the science and policy of childhood cancer and has spoken before gatherings of scientists, clinicians, regulators, industry representatives, and advocates in the United States and Europe. She also serves as the Board Chair of the Hospice Brazos Valley Living Endowment and on the Executive Committee of the Brazos County Democratic Party. She volunteers as an ordained Elder in the Presbyterian Church-USA. She and her amazing husband, Walter, enjoy co-teaching the Loose Leaf Bible Study Adult Education class. They have one son, Davis, who is a theoretical mathematician and senior data scientist at Chase in Columbus, Ohio. Vickie and her mother, Madge Luquette, are the founding and only members of the Cypress Road Mother/Daughter Book Club. For fun, Vickie crafts beaded jewelry and lanyards, plays trombone, does counted cross-stitch, hits the hiking trails and kayak waterways whenever possible, and hangs out with her friends and her disobedient dogs, Willie and Teddy.

Inspired to Work Together

by Vickie Buenger September 26, 2019

Erin is my favorite child to read to, the teacher of her three-year-old preschool class told me.  All the children listen, but she always listens like she means it. I knew that feeling myself.  Her face and body connected to each and every story, lighting up in anticipation of excitement, sagging when things got sad, and giggling or guffawing at the funny parts.