DA Gala
Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala

Presented by Wells Fargo

On Friday, November 6, during Homecoming weekend, the Alumni Association honored the six newest Distinguished Alumni at the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala.  The event was an amazing celebration of Texas State, and we hosted a record number of 440 attendees at the event – including 23 former Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.

Thanks to the support of all participants and sponsors, we are pleased to announce that 100% of the $30,000 received through the presenting sponsorship from Wells Fargo will be directly awarded to Texas State students through the Alumni Association scholarship program.  In fact, all funds raised at this prestigious event support scholarships.  As this program continues to grow, we aspire to raise even more scholarship dollars through sponsorships, while also continuing to inspire future generations of Bobcats through recognition of our most deserving and accomplished Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.


Presenting Sponsor


Premier Circle
Bowman Family
Jim T. Brown
Mary Rose Brown

Platinum Circle
Rod C. Keller, Jr.
McCoy College of Business Administration
Brig. Gen. Randy Starbuck

Gold Circle
Susan Angell Enterprises, Inc.
Casey Development
College of Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Liberal Arts
Department of Political Science
Hilary and Ernie Dominguez

The Honorable Dionicio "Don" Flores
Graham, Huewitt, McCullough, and Pennington
Beth Guastella

Harriet Helmle
Tamara and Matthew Herring
Nathan McDaniel
Past Presidents of the Alumni Association
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Honorable Nelva Gonzales Ramos
Dr. Joanne Smith with the Coalition of Black Faculty & Staff and the African-American Alumni Chapter
Stelos Alliance
Strutters Always Alumni Chapter

Texas State Athletics
Texas State University Advancement
Andrae L. Turner

Maroon Circle
Amy and John Beck
Lisa D. and Daniel A. Brown
Bob R. Covey
Holly and Shawn Haseloff
Paige Lueking and Dane Kelley
Paula and Rick Short
Veronica Gonzales and Ricardo Villarreal
Cindy and Barry Williams


Congratulations to our 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients:
Susan Angell-Gonzalez, ‘80

Mary Rose Brown, ‘79
Oliver del Cid, ‘95
Beth Guastella, ‘84
Rod C. Keller, Jr., ‘81
The Honorable Nelva Gonzales Ramos, ’87