2005-2006 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2006 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees


James S. Bogard ('70)

Past president, American Academy of Health Physics; Health Physics Society Fellow; co-author of textbooks on health physics and statistics governing radiological processes and measurements

150 Chiney Hesse

Dale Bulkley ('81)

Internationally recognized counter-espionage/ antiterrorism operations expert and consultant; trained and consulted with U.S. and foreign professionals

151.06 Jerry Fields

Herman Chinery-Hesse ('88)

Leading African Tech Entrepreneur, chairman of the SOFTtribe and Black Star Line; dubbed “Bill Gates of Africa”; founder of, the African web mall


Dr. Jerry Fields ('69 & '12)

Founder, chairman and CEO of J.D. Fields & Company, an international supplier of steel products for use in oil, gas, and water exploration

153 Hodges

Jody Hodges ('82)

Recipient of Disney’s American Teacher Award; author; Excellence in Science Teaching Award, American Association of Physics Teachers


Charlotte Tate ('72)

President, American College of Sports Medicine; Citation Award ACSM; Fellow, American Alliance of Kinesiology and Physical Education

2005 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

143.05 Richard Garcia BW

Richard Garcia ('75)

Retired after 25 years with the FBI as assistant director and was ranked 11th in the organization

144. Matthews

Charles Matthews ('99)

Alfred M. Zuck Public Courage Award, National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration; Energy Award for Outstanding Government Service; chancellor emeritus Texas State University System

145.05 Moore

Newlyn Moore ('51 & '66)

Honored by Kinsey Institute for Sexuality Research; National Osborne Award for Excellence in Teaching Family Studies; State Moore-Bowman Award for Service to Texas Families

146 Tingle

Tricia Tingle-Scull ('78)

President of the Native American Bar Association; leadership positions with the American Bar Association; Brown v. Board of Education Award

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Nina Vaca-Humrichouse ('94)

National Hispanic Business- woman of the Year; Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year; German Marshall Memorial Fellow, World Affairs Council


E.W. Bill Wright ('70)

Special assistant to former President Lyndon Johnson and U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen; USA Today: Rising Stars of the U.S.; President’s National Volunteer Service Award; first vice president- Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC