1996-1997 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

1997 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

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Richard Castro ('70)

Founder of the Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources Scholarship Program in 1985; introduced the breakfast burrito to the McDonald’s system; owner/ operator of 23 McDonald’s; former city manager of the city of Del Rio

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Teresa Ross Leclercq ('68 & '70)

National legal language expert and author; award- winning professor; prison reform advocate

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Eugene Lee ('74)

Stage, film, and television actor; producer; playwright; plays produced at theaters throughout the United States and in London

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Mary-Agnes Taylor ('40)*

One of the most respected authorities on children’s literature in the U.S.; board member of the Children’s Literature Association; author

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Erv Woolsey ('69)

Helped shape the early careers of artists including George Strait, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, and the Oak Ridge Boys

1996 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

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Charles Austin ('91)

Olympic gold medalist; set an Olympic record in the high jump; won several world championships; U.S. championship; NCAA championship

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Bill Krueger ('57 & '61)

Compiled a record of 1,096-250 in 31 years as basketball coach at Clear Lake High School; named to state and national high school halls of fame

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Richard Phillips, Jr. ('65)

Inventor and helped develop improved biostable materials for cardiac surgical devices; vice president Technology; Founder and Partner in BioStable Science and Engineering, Inc.

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John Sharp ('76)

State of Texas comptroller; the model he developed for performance review accounting in government is used nationwide

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Fred Wagner ('62)

Holder of numerous national and international biomedical patents; president and founder of BioNebraska, Inc.

99.96 Barbara Guinn Tidwell 62

Barbara Guinn Tidwell ('62)*

Founder, choreographer, and director of the Strutters, who have performed across the nation and overseas

100.96 J. Randal Tomblin 65

J. Randal Tombliln ('65)

President of Cedar Chemical Corporation, which introduced a family of environmentally safe herbicides