DA Gala

Presented by Wells Fargo

Friday, October 21, 2016
LBJ Student Center | San Marcos, Texas

6:00 p.m.

Honoring the 2016 recipients of the
Distinguished Alumni Award
and the inaugural presentation of the
Young Alumni Rising Star Award

Ticket Information

Presenting Sponsor


Premier Circle
Bowman Family
Jim West

Platinum Circle
Jim T. Brown
Ron Lynn Mitchell
Ernie W. Sadau

Gold Circle
Susan Angell Enterprises, Inc.
Robert E. Bardwell, II
Thomas Buckner
College of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts
Brenda and Patrick Cox
Department of Psychology
Hilary and Ernie Dominguez
The Honorable Dionicio “Don” Flores
Andrew Henley
Maurice Khollman
McCoy College of Business Administration
McCullough, Graham, Pennington, Huewitt, Stroman
Nathan McDaniel
Past Presidents

School of Family and Consumer Science
Brig. Gen. Randy Starbuck

Stelos Alliance
Joanne Smith
Student Affairs

Texas State Athletics
Andrae L. Turner
University Advancement

Nicole Visser

Maroon Circle
Paula and Rick Short
Brenna and Paul Phillips
Cindy and Barry Williams


Honoring the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award:

Scott Emerson
Business Administration, ‘75
Founder and CEO
The Emerson Group

Ron Lynn Mitchell
Education, ‘72
Vice Chairman/President/CEO
Horseshoe Bay Resort

Ernie W. Sadau
Hospital Administration, ‘85
President and CEO

Diana McGinty Schick
Home Economics, ‘71
Founder, President and CEO
Creative Living International

Jim West
Political Science, ‘77
JET Maintenance, Inc., Capital Star Oil & Gas, and AW Trucking

Marvin Whiteley
Biology, ‘97
Professor, Molecular Biosciences and Director of the John R. LaMontagne Center for Infectious Disease
UT Austin

Honoring the recipients of the inaugral Young Alumni Rising Star Award:

Robert E. Bardwell, II
Physics, ‘00
Propulsion Engineer and Weights and Mass Properties Engineer
Boeing Space Launch Systems

Lindsay M. Bira
Psychology, ‘08
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
UT Health Science Center at San Antonio 

Eric S. Weaver
Clinical Laboratory Science, ’00; Masters Health Administration, ‘05; Graduate Certificate in Health Information Management, ‘11
President, Central Texas Market
Innovista Health Solutions