As a member of the Alumni Association, you're in the company of excellence. Each year we honor many of the exceptional students, first-rate teachers, and distinguished leaders who make us proud. Their significant contributions to our great university and country inspire all of us to do our best!

In addition to President Lyndon B. Johnson, luminaries include Ponce "Heloise" Cruse ('74), who writes the popular "Heloise to the Rescue" Good Housekeeping monthly column and has written 11 books, hosted a national radio show, and is a nationally known speaker; the Country Music Hall of Famer, George Strait ('79), who has had more Number One hits of any singer of any kind of music in history; and star of stage, screen, and television Powers Booth ('70), who was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame in 2009.


The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have achieved prominence and made a significant impact on the lives of others through their profession, accomplishments, affiliations, and service to the society and the University.

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients
Mr. Kenneth Huewitt, BBA, Accounting, ‘85
Ms. Deborah Kissire, BBA, Accounting, ‘79
Mr. Michael McGaugh, BS, Chemistry, ‘95
Mr. Michael Raiford,  BBA, Computer Information Systems, ‘90
Brig. Gen. Dana Simmons, BS, Criminal Justice, ‘77

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The Young Alumni Rising Star Award honors Texas State alumni who have completed a minimum of 30 hours at Texas State University and are under the age of 40.  Recipients of this award will demonstrate a level of excellence which positively represents the University, and serves to inspire current students and other recent graduates, to excel in their work and recognize the important impact of their experience as a student at Texas State.

2017 Young Alumni Rising Star Award Recipients
Mr. Chris Elley, MA, Mass Communication, '00
Mr. Randy Rogers, BA, Public Relations, '01

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This prestigious award was designed to recognize, encourage and reward superior Texas State classroom teachers. Texas State professors, lecturers, associate professors, assistant professors and instructors are eligible for this award. 

2017 Teaching Award of Honor Recipient
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The LBJ Outstanding Senior Student Award is based on leadership, character, campus and community involvement, and academic success.

2017 LBJ Outstanding Senior Student Award Recipient
Fatima "Toomi" Al-Dhahi, Applied Sociology, '17