DA Gala

Presented by Wells Fargo

Save the Date

Friday, October 21, 2016
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

Reserve Tickets

Premier Circle $5,000
Premier placement of table for ten (10)
Four (4) tickets to a VIP reception before the Gala
Recognition with logo and live link on the Alumni Association website and e-newsletter
Logo screen presence and recognition during the event

Platinum Circle $2,500
Preferred placement of table for ten (10)
Two (2) tickets to a VIP reception before the Gala
Recognition in the alumni e-newsletter, event program and event signage

Gold Circle $1,500
Reserved table for ten (10) and recognition in the event program and signage

Maroon Circle $500
Two (2) tickets and recognition at the event

Individual Ticket $125

Presenting Sponsor


Premier Circle
Jim West

Platinum Circle
Ron Lynn Mitchell
Ernie W. Sadau

Gold Circle
Susan Angell Enterprises, Inc.
Robert E. Bardwell, II
Thomas Buckner
College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Liberal Arts
Brenda and Patrick Cox
Department of Psychology
Hilary and Ernie Dominguez
The Honorable Dionicio “Don” Flores
School of Family and Consumer Science
Stelos Alliance
Joanne Smith
Texas State Athletics
Texas State University Advancement
Andrae L. Turner
Nicole Visser

Maroon Circle
Paula and Rick Short
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