LBJ Ceremony

Distinguished Alumni

Since the inception of the award in 1959, only 208 of Texas State's over 184,000 alumni have been recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award.  The first award was presented to Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, who later served as thirty-sixth President of the United States of America.  To this day, Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy inspires excellence at Texas State University as it maintains the unique distinction of being the only university in Texas to have graduated a U.S. President.  The award honors its recipients and demonstrates the remarkable opportunities available at Texas State University.  Learn about all of the recipients in the Distinguished Alumni Yearbook.

 


2018 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients


Mr. Mark E. Adams
BBA, Marketing, ‘85
Entrepreneur
Austin, TX

Ms. Karen Carroll
BBA, Finance, '88
VP and General Auditor, 3M
Stillwater, MN

Dr. Light Townsend Cummins
BS, History, ‘68; MA, History, ‘72
Guy M. Bryan Professor of History, Emeritus, Austin College
Sherman, TX

The Honorable Douglas R. Miller
BS, Criminal Justice, '76
President, Miller & Miller Insurance
New Braunfels, TX

Mr. Tracy L. Porter
BBA, Accounting, '79
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Metals Company
Irving, TX

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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

1959 - Lyndon B. Johnson
1963 - Mamie E. Brown
1965 - Jesse C. Kellam
1966 - Roy J. Beard
1966 - Carr P. Collins
1967 - Willard Deason
1967 - Robert H. Montgomery
1969 - Walter H. Richter
1970 - Farley E. Peebles
1972 - Raymond M. Cavness
1972 - Milton Jowers
1973 - Fred W. Adams
1973 - Harper H. Bass
1973 - Jack F. Edwards
1973 - John G. Flowers
1973 - J. R. Thornton
1974 - C. E. Doyle
1974 - Bertha V. Leifeste
1974 - Joseph T. Roberts
1974 - Bryan Wildenthal
1975 - John T. Dailey
1975 - Debs Hensley
1975 - Henry G. Shands
1976 - Lewis Gilcrease
1976 - Sidney C. Hughes
1976 - Jerry L. Moore
1976 - Henry A. Pochmann
1977 - Joseph F. Brown
1977 - Claude H. Kellam
1977 - Leslie C. McDonald
1978 - Emory D. Bellard
1978 - Leon K. Frels
1979 - R. H. Bing
1979 - James A. Littleton
1979 - Yancy P. Yarbrough
1980 - William L. Deck
1980 - Abe Houston
1980 - Tomas Rivera
1981 - Jack H. Brown
1981 - Ella S. Porter
1981 - G. D. Rains
1982 - Wallace D. Dockall
1982 - Roy F. Mitte
1982 - Russell G. Vliet
1983 - Levette J. Berry
1983 - Sadie R. Graff
1983 - John M. Prescott
1984 - Burnard S. Biggs
1985 - William E. Norris
1986 - Richard B. Henderson
1986 - Vann M. Kennedy
1986 - George H. Strait
1987 - Gerald W. Hill
1987 - W. C. Perry
1987 - Roy Willbern
1988 - Powers A. Boothe
1988 - York Willbern
1989 - Barry G. Andrews
1989 - W. C. Newberry
1989 - Emmett Shelton
1990 - Clovis R. Barker
1990 - J. Edwin Smith
1992 - Esther R. Broome
1992 - Thomas C. Carter
1992 - Charles H. Farmer
1992 - George J. Garza
1992 - Marvin O. Teague
1992 - Larry F. Wright
1993 - Ponce H. Cruse
1993 - Jimmy Pappas
1993 - Chelcie C. Ross
1993 - Robert L. Rutherford
1993 - Roy L. Swift
1993 - Lawrence E. Tilton
1994 - Marcellus W. Alexander
1994 - Benjamin P. Dailey
1994 - Dionicio Flores
1994 - Allen V. Kneese
1994 - Clyde E. Willbern
1994 - C. Ivan Wilson
1995 - Rosalyn H. Baker
1995 - Charles B. Barsotti
1995 - John B. Roberts
1995 - Tino Villanueva
1996 - Charles A. Austin
1996 - William M. Krueger
1996 - Richard E. Phillips
1996 - John S. Sharp
1996 - Barbara Tidwell
1996 - Jack R. Tomblin
1996 - Fred W. Wagner
1997 - Richard A. Castro
1997 - Teresa R. LeClercq
1997 - Eugene S. Lee
1997 - Mary-Agnes Taylor
1997 - Eugene E. Woolsey
1998 - Judy S. Bishop
1998 - Jesse C. Luxton
1998 - Joann C. Mitte
1998 - Roger J. Spiller
1999 - Christine Y. Adler
1999 - Margaret E. Dunn
1999 - H. Harris Goodman
1999 - Christopher J. Luna
1999 - Randy Starbuck
1999 - David F. Votaw
2000 - Richard O. Baish
2000 - Theodore P. Bulmahn
2000 - Daniel P. Chesire
2000 - James E. Polk
2000 - Inez W. Ramsay
2001 - William M. Cawthon
2001 - John A. Coil
2001 - Nancy K. Henderson
2001 - Dan L. Locker
2001 - Wanda E. Moore
2001 - Alfred W. Nolle
2002 - Shelton E. Padgett
2002 - Rick J. Short
2002 - William G. Squires
2002 - Marsha A. Wills-Karp
2003 - Anthony R. Dieste
2003 - James D. Rogers
2003 - Gary V. Woods
2003 - J. Dan Bates
2003 - Jim T. Brown
2004 - John J. Beck
2004 - Dorothy A. Hill
2004 - Robert E. Patton
2004 - Refel B. Rushing
2004 - Karen L. Thompson
2005 - Richard T. Garcia
2005 - Ximena G. Humrichouse
2005 - Charles R. Matthews
2005 - Nelwyn B. Moore
2005 - Tricia Tingle
2005 - Bill Wright
2006 - James S. Bogard
2006 - Dale O. Bulkley
2006 - Hermann K. Chinery-Hesse
2006 - Jody L. Hodges
2006 - Charlotte A. Tate
2007 - Heriberto Guerra
2007 - Steven W. Kemble
2007 - Marilyn M. Nolen
2007 - Wyatt G. Payne
2007 - Michael R. Young
2008 - Paul W. Carlisle
2008 - Debs E. Cofer
2008 - Douglas L. Foshee
2008 - Carolynn S. Vietor
2009 - Darren B. Casey
2009 - William R. King
2009 - Shawn R. McCormick
2009 - John A. Moreau
2009 - Wayne R. Oquin
2010 - John H. Burris
2010 - Gary R. Lillibridge
2010 - Vernon S. McDonald
2010 - Daymon D. Muehl
2011 - Connie R. Arnold
2011 - Michael E. Bowman
2011 - Karen A. Chisum
2011 - Jeffrey D. Foster
2011 - Thomas R. Kowalski
2012 - Kathleen E. Fite
2012 - Darcy Hardy
2012 - Paul Phillips
2012 - Jill D. Pruetz
2012 - Steven B. Ratcliff
2013 - Geoffrey S. Connor
2013 - Robert T. Roddy
2013 - Cleofas Rodriguez
2013 - Virginia A. Stevens
2013 - Kenneth J. Wilson
2014 - Patrick L. Cox
2014 - Robert L. Grogan
2014 - John H. McCall
2014 - John E. Michel
2014 - Melba J. Vasquez
2015 - Susan N. Angell-Gonzalez
2015 - Mary R. Brown
2015 - Oliver D. del Cid
2015 - Beth Guastella
2015 - Rodney C. Keller
2015 - Nelva G. Ramos
2016 - Scott R. Emerson
2016 - Ron L. Mitchell
2016 - Ernie W. Sadau
2016 - Diana M. Schick
2016 - Jim L. West
2016 - Marvin Whiteley
2017 - Kenneth R. Huewitt
2017 - Debbie J. Kissire
2017 - Michael P. McGaugh
2017 - Michael A. Raiford
2017 - Dana A. Simmons
2018 - Mark E. Adams
2018 - Karen Carroll
2018 - Light Townsend Cummins
2018 - Douglas R. Miller
2018 - Tracy L. Porter