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  • Larry Blair Class of 1968 & 1976

    Larry Blair was named interim superintendent of the Mineral Wells Independent School District in March 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Edward Walraven Class of 1970

    Edward Walraven retired following the spring 2017 semester after 43 years at Texas A&M University, first as a public relations writer and then a member of the journalism faculty.

    Posted 2017


  • Charlie Ramirez Class of 1972

    Charlie Ramirez retired in 2015 after 40 years with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

    Posted 2015


  • Delta Emerson Class of 1973

    Delta Emerson was promoted to president of global shared services at Ryan, an award-winning global tax services firm based in Dallas, in December of 2014.

    Posted 2015


  • Arnold Garcia Jr. Class of 1973

    Arnold Garcia Jr. joined Crosswind Media and Public Relations as a senior advisor in June of 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Benny Cox Class of 1975

    Benny Cox, sheep and goat sales manager at Producers Livestock Auction in San Angelo, won a 2017 Fred T. Earwood Memorial Award from the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association in August 2017. The Earwood Award is the TSGRA’s most prestigious award and honors those whose loyalty and dedication to the sheep and goat industry exemplify land and livestock values.

    Posted 2017

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  • Mike McKay Class of 1975

    Mike McKay was named co-chair of the Legislative and Advocacy Committee for the Coalition for Aging, LGBT – North Texas in April 2016. He is also southwest regional manager for the Peace Corps.

    Posted 2016


  • Isaac Castro Class of 1977

    Isaac Castro was appointed to the Texas Judicial Compensation Commission by Gov. Greg Abbott in April 2017. The JCC is a body that recommends the salaries for justices and judges of the state Supreme Court, Court of Criminal Appeals, Courts of Appeals and state district courts.

    Posted 2017


  • Dr. Les Plagens Class of 1977 & 1979

    Dr. Les Plagens in July of 2015 took over the role of director of instructional support services at Texas State Technical College in Brownwood.

    Posted 2015


  • Drew Montgomery Class of 1978

    Drew Montgomery, who played on the Rams’ 1978 NAIA National Championship football team, was named president of the Madisonville High School Alumni Association in 2015.

    Posted 2015


  • Dr. Brian Shannon Class of 1979

    Dr. Brian Shannon, the Charles “Tex” Thornton Professor of Law at Texas Tech University, was named a Horn Professor by the TTUS Board of Regents in March of 2015. The professorship recognizes scholarly achievement and outstanding service to Texas Tech.

    Posted 2015


  • Kenneth Gully Class of 1979

    Kenneth Gully was named Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Tom Green County Soil and Water Conservation District and runner-up Conservation Farmer of the Year for Natural Resources Conservation Service Administrative Zone 2 – in March 2016.

    Posted 2016


  • Victor Pyle Class of 1979

    Victor Pyle was named head cross country coach at Millsap High School in September 2016.

    Posted 2017