2000 – Houston, Texas
Rosanette Cullen is proud of her heritage. She was born and raised in Houston, graduated from a Catholic high school, St. Agnes Academy Houston, and attended the University of Houston where she studied education. Rosanette and Harry Holmes Cullen met at the University of Houston and married forty-three years ago. They have two married children and six grandchildren. Her pleasures are being with her family and friends at their ranch in South Texas. She loves entertaining and giving her time to all. Rose has dedicated her life to chairing and volunteering. She works to help others in her community and to keep Houston’s arts and charity organizations the best. A family legacy of generosity goes back to Hugh Roy Cullen, the philanthropic grandfather of the present-day Cullens. Rose serves on numerous boards in the Houston area: the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Chairman of Bayou Bend Trustees, Executive Committee member and Trustee of the Houston Ballet Foundation, Board member of Friends of Nursing at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and the Alumni Board of the University of Houston. In recognition of her community service, Rose has received many honors. The March of Dimes honored her by naming her to the Best Dressed Hall of Fame and the Assistance Fund for Aids named their gala “Everything is coming up Roses”. The Houston Dominican Province honored Mr. and Mrs. Cullen with the St. Martin de Porres Award, named for the patron saint of the poor and needy. This year, as she receives the Distinguished Women of Northwood Award, her wholehearted thanks go out to this University whose philosophy of free enterprise means so much to her and her husband.