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Distinguished Alumni Gala

Oct 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

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DA Gala 2023

The Texas State Alumni Association is thrilled to announce the Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Rising Star honorees who will be recognized at the 2023 Distinguished Alumni Gala. This year we will honor a peacemaker, leaders in industry giants Coca-Cola, Microsoft and UPS and a Broadway star. We hope you’ll join us on campus during Texas State Homecoming Week to celebrate Bobcat pride and the accomplishments of these amazing alumni. We’re also celebrating the Denise M. Trauth Award Outstanding Leadership Award recipient. Meet the honorees, purchase your tickets at the Register button below. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.


Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Larry M. Mark ’83
B.B.A,  Accounting, Highest Honors
The Coca-Cola Company | Global Vice President, Finance Operations (Retired)

Barbara J. Smith ’01
M. A., Political Science
The Carter Center | Vice President for Peace Programs

Elizabeth Andriette (Hastings) Terrell ’97
B.B.A., Marketing
United Parcel Service (UPS) | Vice President of Sales & Solutions,
Americas & Head of US International District

Young Alumni Rising Star Award Recipients

Ali Ijaz ’12, ’14
M.B.A, Dual B.A, Marketing & Finance
Microsoft | Principal PM Manager, Hyper-personalized CX (Director Level)

Anna Leah Uzele ’18
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Musical Theatre
Singer, Actress, Dancer

Denise M. Trauth Outstanding Leadership Award

Kaitlin Hopkins
Head of Musical Theatre
Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance

Event Details


Oct 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
109 Student Center Dr.
San Marcos, TX 78666 United States