LBJ Ceremony

Young Alumni Rising Star

The Young Alumni Rising Star Award was created in 2015 by the Alumni Association Board of Directors.  The award honors Texas State alumni who are under the age of 40.  Recipients of this award will demonstrate a level of excellence which positively represents the University, and serves to inspire current students and other recent graduates, to excel in their work and recognize the important impact of their experience as a student at Texas State.  

  Young Alumni Rising Star Award Nominations


2017 Young Alumni Rising Stars

Mr. Chris Elley
MA, Mass Communication, ‘00
Principal and Executive Producer
Electro-Fish Media Inc.
Emmy Award Winner and Nominee


Mr. Randy Rogers
BA, Public Relations, ‘01
Texas Country Music Star, Randy Rogers Band
Owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos





2016 Young Alumni Rising Stars

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, Healthcare Administration, ‘05; Graduate Certificate in Health Information Management, ‘11
President, Central Texas Market
Innovista Health Solutions   

Young Alumni Rising Star Award Recipients

Chris Elley
Randy Rogers

Robert E. Bardwell, II
Lindsay Bira
Eric S. Weaver