Distinguished Alumni Gala

presented by UFCU

Honoring the 2019 recipients of the
Distinguished Alumni Award
and the
Young Alumni Rising Star Award.

Friday, November 8, 2019
6 p.m. Reception
7:15 p.m. Dinner and Program

LBJ Student Center Ballroom
109 Student Center Dr. | San Marcos, Texas
Black Tie Optional


The Distinguished Alumni Gala is now sold out.

Thank you for your support of Texas State and this year's honorees! Please call our office at 512-245-2371 if you have any questions.


Can't attend? Make a gift to the Alumni Priority Fund to support events like the DA Gala and other alumni programs.


Thank You to our Event Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

University Federal Credit Union

Platinum Circle

Wells Fargo

Gold Circle

Brenda and Patrick Cox, Victoria and Light T. Cummins
Ernie Dominguez and Michael and Tammy Raiford

College of Education

Federico Gorbea
Carrie Angell Hurt
College of Liberal Arts

College of Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Information Systems & Quantitative Methods
Graham, Huewitt, McCullough, Pennington and Stroman

Greater Texas Credit Union
McCoy College of Business Administration

School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Mr. James and Dr. Joanne Smith
Stelos Alliance

Strutters Always
Student Government Alumni
Texas State Alumni Association Board of Directors
Texas State Athletics
Texas State Development Foundation
Texas State University Advancement


Distinguished Alumni

Mr. Federico Gorbea
B.B.A., Finance, '85; B.B.A., Economics '86

Ms. Carrie Angell Hurt
B.A., Mass Communication-Electronic Media, '87

Mr. Adam E. Laubach
B.S., Chemistry, '93; B.A., German, '93

Mr. Jeff Novak
B.A.A.S., Applied Arts and Sciences, '15

Mr. Joel Stone
B.S.T., Industrial Technology, '88

Young Alumni Rising Stars

Ms. Katie E. Forrest
B.A., Psychology, '07

Mr. Taylor Collins
B.E.S.S., Athletic Training, '05; M.S., Physical Therapy, '08

Ms. Bharati G. Naik
M.A., Mass Communication, '05

Mr. Jon David "J.D." Perez
B.B.A., Computer Information Systems and Management, '05



2018 Event Photos

Distinguished Alumni Gala