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Homecoming Honorees

The Alumni Association accepts nominations for eight awards and normally selects one honoree for each category. A ninth award, Distinguished Young Alumnus, has been added for 2017.

2016 Honorees

  • Phil Neighbors

    Phil Neighbors
    Class of 1974

    Distinguished Alumnus
    -in loving memory (1952-2016)

    Neighbors was president of the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce. He was a devoted friend to ASU and ASU students.

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  • Darin Carroll

    Darin Carroll
    Class of 1994 & 1998

    Distinguished Alumnus

    Carroll is director of the Environmental Safety and Health Compliance Office within the Office of Safety Security and Asset Management at the CDC.

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  • Mohammad Shamim

    Mohammad Shamim
    Class of 1991

    Distinguished Carr Scholar Alumnus

    Shamim’s journey to senior vice president and chief information officer at CarMax Inc. began with a Carr Scholarship to ASU.

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  • Maj. Lori R. Hodge

    Maj. Lori R. Hodge
    Class of 2002

    Distinguished ROTC Alumna

    A proud ASU alum, San Angeloan and Texan, Maj. Hodge is deputy director of public affairs, Pacific Air Command, U.S. Air Force.

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  • Dr. James Ward

    Dr. James Ward

    Distinguished Faculty Achievement

    Ward is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Geosciences. He describes teaching his first class at ASU as a pivotal change in his career.

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  • Martha Perez Cox

    Martha Perez Cox

    Outstanding Staff

    As bursar at Angelo State, Martha Cox calls the university her “home away from home.” After 27 years at ASU, she “bleeds blue and gold.”

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  • Dr. David Loyd Jr.

    Dr. David Loyd Jr.

    Outstanding Retired Faculty Member

    Loyd is a Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus and a retired dean of the College of Sciences and professor of physics.

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  • Betty Joe “B.J.” Mayer

    Betty Joe “B.J.” Mayer

    Honorary Alumna

    One cannot think of the ASU Friends of the Library or the West Texas Collection without associating B.J. Mayer. She is truly a hands-on volunteer with a big heart for students.

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Previous Homecoming Honorees

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Previous Honorees