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.  

2018 Young Alumni Rising Stars

MAJ Brenda D. Bustillos
BS, Nutrition and Foods, ‘03
Chief, Education and Research Branch, Department of Nutritional Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center
Assistant Professor, U.S. Military-Baylor Graduate Program in Nutrition
San Antonio, TX

Ms. Lesli Ginn
BS, Criminal Justice, ‘00
Chief Administrative Law Judge, State Office of Administrative Hearings
Austin, TX

Mr. Polo Sandoval
BA, Mass Communication, ‘07
National Correspondent, CNN
New York, NY



Young Alumni Rising Star Award Recipients

2016 - Robert E. Bardwell, II
2016 - Lindsay Bira
2016 - Eric S. Weaver
2017 - Chris Elley
2017 - Randy Rogers
2018 - Brenda D. Bustillos
2018 - Lesli Ginn
2018 - Leopoldo Sandoval