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Distinguished Alumni

The Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award is the Texas State Alumni Association's most prestigious award. Recipients must be distinguished in his or her chosen business, profession or life work on a national or international level and must have received previous recognition from his or her contemporaries on a national or international level.

Award recipients are graduates whose leadership serves as an example to all members of the Texas State community. Visit the Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni page to read more.

The first Texas State Distinguished Alumnus Award was presented in 1959 to then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who later served as thirty-sixth President of the United States of America.

Date Awarded Last Name First Name Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree
2014 Cox Patrick L. 1988  
2014 Edwards Veronica Muzquiz 1986  
2014 Grogan Robert Louis 1970  
2014 McCall John H. 1970  
2014 Michel, Jr. John E. 1987  
2014 Vasquez Melba J. T. 1972  
2013 Connor Geoffrey S. 1985  
2013 Roddy R. Tom 1966  
2013 Rodriguez, Jr. Cleofas 1991  
2013 Stevens Virginia Ann 1972  
2013 Wilson Ken 1964 1966
2012 Fields Linda Gregg 1966 2012
2012 Fite Kathleen 1969 1970
2012 Hardy Darcy Walsh 1982 1983
2012 Phillips III Paul 1977  
2012 Pruetz Jill D. 1989  
2012 Ratcliff S. Blake 1984  
2011 Arnold Connie 1960 1962
2011 Bowman Michael 1978  
2011 Chisum Karen 1972 1978
2011 Foster Jeff 2009  
2011 Kowalski Tom 1978  
2010 Burris John Howard 1956  
2010 Lillibridge Gary R. 1978  
2010 McDonald Vernon 1952 1954
2010 Muehl Daymon 1961  
2009 Casey Darren B 1981  
2009 King William Ross 1958  
2009 McCormick Shawn 1985  
2009 Moreau John   1984
2009 Oquin Wayne 1999  
2008 Carlisle Paul "Chip" 1971  
2008 Cofer Debs 1959 1960
2008 Foshee Douglas L. 1982  
2008 Seay Vietor Carolynn 1968  
2007 Guerra Heriberto 1984  
2007 Kemble Steve 1982  
2007 Nolen Marilyn 1966  
2007 Payne Wyatt G. 1980 1982
2007 Young Michael R. 1971  
2006 Bogard James S. 1970  
2006 Bulkley Dale 1981  
2006 Chinery-Hesse Herman 1988  
2006 Fields Dr. Jerry 1969  
2006 Hodges Jody 1982  
2006 Tate Charlotte   1972
2005 Garcia Richard 1975  
2005 Matthews Charles   1999
2005 Moore Nelwyn 1951 1966
2005 Tingle Tricia 1978  
2005 Vaca Nina 1994  
2005 Wright E.W. Bill 1970  
2004 Beck John J. 1961  
2004 Hill Dottie St. Clair 1965  
2004 Patton Robert (Bobby) E. 1962 1963
2004 Roberts Gregg 1974  
2004 Rushing Ralph "Refel" 1969 1971
2004 Thompson Karen Gebert 1985  
2003 Bates J. Dan 1966  
2003 Brown Jim T. 1961  
2003 Dieste Tony 1988  
2003 Rogers James 1985  
2003 Woods Gary 1965  
2002 Padgett Shelton 1970  
2002 Short Rick J.   1977
2002 Squires Bill 1972 1976
2002 Wills-Karp Marsha 1980 1982
2001 Cawthon Matthew 1980  
2001 Coil John 1939 1940
2001 Davalos Rudy 1960  
2001 Henderson Kay Adams 1967  
2001 Locker Dan 1967  
2001 Moore Beth Green 1982  
2000 Baish Richard Owen 1969  
2000 Bulmahn T. Paul   1978
2000 Chesire Daniel P. 1974 1975
2000 Polk James E.   1991
2000 Ramsay Inez Wenzel 1937 1959
1999 Adler Chris Nance 1961  
1999 Dunn Margaret E. 1973 1976
1999 Goodman, Jr. H. Harris 1938 1940
1999 Luna Christopher James 1965  
1999 Nolle Wilson 1938  
1999 Starbuck F. Randall 1971 1972
1999 Votaw, Jr. David F. 1937  
1998 Bishop Judy 1963 1993
1998 Luxton Jesse C. 1966  
1998 Mitte Joann Cole 1953  
1998 Spiller Roger J. 1969 1971
1997 Castro Richard 1970  
1997 LeClercq Teresa Ross 1968 1970
1997 Lee Eugene 1974  
1997 Taylor Mary-Agnes 1940  
1997 Woolsey Erv 1969  
1996 Austin Charles 1991  
1996 Krueger Bill 1957 1961
1996 Phillips, Jr. Richard 1965  
1996 Sharp John   1976
1996 Tidwell Barbara Guinn   1962
1996 Tomblin J. Randall 1965  
1996 Wagner Fred 1962  
1995 Baker Rosalyn 1968  
1995 Barsotti Charles 1955  
1995 Roberts John 1967  
1995 Villanueva Tino 1969  
1994 Alexander, Jr. Marcellus W. 1973  
1994 Dailey Benjamin P. 1938  
1994 Flores Dionicio "Don" 1973  
1994 Kneese Allen V. 1951  
1994 Willbern Cylde E. 1940  
1994 Wilson C. Ivan 1952  
1993 Evans Ponce "Heloise" Cruse 1974  
1993 Pappas Jimmy 1956  
1993 Ross Chelcie 1964  
1993 Rutherford Robert Skip 1961  
1993 Swift Roy L. 1932  
1993 Tilton Lawrence E. 1957  
1992 Broome Esther 1943  
1992 Carter Thomas 1974  
1992 Farmer Charles 1963  
1992 Garza, Sr. George J. 1934 1940
1992 Teague Marvin O. 1954 1957
1992 Wright Larry 1956 1990
1990 Barker Clovis 1958  
1990 Martin Jack L. 1973  
1990 Smith J. Edwin 1933  
1989 Andrews Barry 1969  
1989 Newberry William C. 1953  
1989 Shelton, Sr. Emmett 1925  
1988 Boothe Powers 1970  
1988 Willbern York 1934  
1987 Hill Gerald 1970  
1987 Perry W.C. 1938  
1987 Willbern Roy 1938 1942, 1987
1986 Henderson Richard B. 1949  
1986 Kennedy Vann M. 1925  
1986 Strait George 1979  
1985 Norris William "Henry" 1940  
1984 Biggs Burnard S. 1927  
1983 Berry L. Joe 1930  
1983 Powell Sadie Ray   1943
1983 Prescott John Mack 1941  
1982 Dockall Wallace D. 1948 1949
1982 Mitte Roy F. 1953 1958
1982 Vliet Russell G. 1952 1953
1981 Brown J.H.U. 1939  
1981 Porter Ella SoRelle 1930  
1981 Rains G. Don 1966  
1980 Deck William L. 1939 1940
1980 Houston John "Abe" 1934 1942
1980 Rivera Tomás 1958 1964
1979 Bing R.H. 1935  
1979 Littleton James A. 1949 1949
1979 Yarbrough Yancy P. 1924  
1978 Bellard Emory D. 1949  
1978 Frels Leon Kelly 1966  
1977 Brown Joe Frazier 1938  
1977 Kellam Claud H. 1924  
1977 McDonald Leslie C. 1921  
1976 Gilcrease Lewis 1953 1955
1976 Hughes Sidney C. 1939 1939
1976 Moore, Sr. Jerry L. 1948 1951
1976 Pochmann Henry "Pete" 1923  
1975 Dailey John 1936  
1975 Hensley Debs 1941  
1975 Shands Henry "Pete" 1924  
1974 Doyle C. E. "Curley 1931 1940
1974 Leifeste Bertha 1930  
1974 Roberts Joseph T. 1929  
1974 Wildenthal Bryan 1925  
1973 Adams Fred W. 1912  
1973 Bass Harper H. 1935  
1973 Edwards Jack 1943  
1973 Flowers John G. 1913  
1973 Thornton J.R. "Bob" 1934  
1972 Cavness Raymond 1925  
1972 Jowers Milton 1935 1940
1970 Peebles Farley 1946  
1969 Richter Walter 1938 1939
1967 Deason Willard 1930  
1967 Montgomery Robert 1913  
1966 Beard, Jr. Roy J. 1913  
1966 Collins Carr P. 1910  
1965 Kellam Jesse C. 1923  
1963 Brown Mamie 1919  
1959 Johnson Lyndon B. 1930