2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

189.14 Patrick Cox

Dr. Patrick L. Cox ('88)

Distinguished historian specializing in 20th-century American and Texas political history; former associate director of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at UT Austin

190.14 Veronica Edwards BW SM

Veronica Muzquiz Edwards ('86)

Founder and CEO of InGenesis; named one of the 50 most influential Hispanic business leaders in the country by HispanicBusiness magazine and one of the Top 100 middle market CEOs in the nation by Chief Executive magazine

191.14 Grogan BW SM

Robert Grogan ('70)

Advocated for legislation designed to protect and preserve the environment during his career in the Alaska state government; launched a second career as an artist and photographer, with work exhibited throughout the U.S. and in South Africa

192.14 John McCall BW SM

John H. McCall ('70)

Co-founder of Farouk Systems, Inc., a company that provides the professional beauty industry with products that meet the underlying principles of education, environment, and ethics

193.14 John Michel BW SM

Brigadier General John E. Michel ('87)

Logged more than 3,300 hours as a command pilot and served in support of numerous operations in the Middle East during his military career; author of inspirational books

194.14 Melba Vasquez BW SM

Dr. Melba J. T. Vasquez ('72)

Thirteenth woman and first Latina to be elected president of the American Psychological Association, the world’s oldest and largest organization of psychologists; author of more than 70 journal articles and book chapters

2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees

184.13 Jeff Conner Edited

The Honorable Geoffrey S. Connor ('85)

Served as Texas Secretary of State; led foreign trade missions on behalf of Texas; founded Warm Heart International charity performing relief work in Malawi

185.13 Tom Roddy

R. Tom Roddy ('66)

President of Bensco, Inc., and chairman of the board of Lone Star Capital bank; director of the NFL New Orleans Saints and NBA New Orleans Pelicans

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Cleofas Rodriguez, Jr. ('91)

President and CEO of
the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce; former executive director
of Texas State Head Start Assoc.; developed Rodriguez & Associates consulting firm addressing early childhood education, public policy, advocacy, and nonprofit management

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Virginia Ann Stevens ('72)

Founding president of BioMed SA; plays a key
role in recruiting biomedical companies to San Antonio; raises the visibility of San Antonio’s biomedical sector within the region and on foreign economic missions

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Dr. Ken Wilson ('66)

Taught and conducted research at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; established the Kenneth J. and Verena Wilson Asian Faculty/Student Exchange Program; teaches at the Royal University of Phnom Penh