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Distinguished Alumni

Since the inception of the award in 1959, only 202 of Texas State's 160,000 alumni have been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award.  The first award was presented to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who later served as thirty-sixth President of the United States of America.  To this day, Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy inspires excellence at Texas State University as it maintains the unique distinction of being the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. President.  The award honors its recipients and demonstrates the remarkable opportunities available at Texas State University.  Learn about all of the recipients in the Distinguished Alumni Yearbook.

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Six Bobcats were selected as the 2014 recipients of the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate of Texas State University, the Distinguished Alumni Award. 

Dr. Patrick L. Cox, Class of 1988, MA, History
President, Patrick Cox Consultants, Historian and Author, Wimberley, Texas
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Ms. Veronica Muzquiz Edwards, Class of 1986, BA, Journalism
Founder and CEO, InGenesis, San Antonio, Texas
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Mr. Robert Grogan, Class of 1970, BBA, Business Administration
Professional Artist, Robert Grogan Fine Art, Sun Valley, Idaho
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Mr. John H. McCall, Class of 1970, BBA, Business Administration
Vice Chairman, Farouk Systems, Houston, Texas
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Brig. Gen. John E. Michel, Class of 1987, BA, Political Science
Commanding General, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan; NATO Training Mission/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan; and Commander, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, Kabul, Afghanistan
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Dr. Melba J. T. Vasquez, Class of 1972, BA, English
Psychologist and Executive Director, Vasquez & Associates Mental Health Services, Austin, Texas
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 All-Time Award Recipients


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