Since the inception of the award in 1959, only 192 of Texas State's over 165,000 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.