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Beauty in the Ordinary

The discipline that alumnus Brian Carroll learned at Angelo State brought him to the moment of crossing the finish line at the 2024 Boston Marathon.

Originally from Irving, Carroll was unfamiliar with Angelo State. Then, in his senior year of high school, his cross country coach connected him with James Reid, then ASU’s head track and field/cross country coach.

ASU Trailblazer: Dr. J. Warren Brasher

Class of 1995, B.S. in Biology

Born and raised among an entire clan of Angelo State alumni, it was practically Dr. J. Warren Brasher’s destiny to one day also join the Ram Family.

ASU Trailblazer: Dr. Stephanie Howard

Class of 1995, Education

Though a native of nearby Robert Lee and the daughter of an Angelo State (San Angelo College) alum, Dr. Stephanie Howard originally had no interest in attending ASU.

ASU Trailblazer: Holly Tue Garcia

Class of 2001, Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

Angelo State alumna Holly Tue Garcia’s father used to joke that she was born a banker, and it turns out he was actually quite the fortune teller.

June 20, 2023

Recent Graduate Chosen for Fulbright Program to Bulgaria

Price Tarbet of Big Spring, a May 2022 graduate of Angelo State University, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Bulgaria for the 2023-24 academic year.

Servant Leader

Angelo State alum Henry Jackson has made a career out of serving others.

Alumni Spotlight: Henry Jackson

Class of 1994

ASU alumnus Henry Jackson chose Angelo State because it’s where people go to grow, develop and learn. A 1994 graduate, he uses his experiences and degree he earned from Angelo State to make a difference in the non-profit industry.

A Beacon of Hope

Recent Angelo State alumnus Zach Sutterfield overcomes incredible odds to earn his diploma. 

On July 19, 2018, Zach Sutterfield went to sleep in a friend’s apartment in San Marcos. Early the next morning, he woke up surrounded by flames and with his body on fire.

ASU Trailblazer: Travis Barnett

Class of 2012, B.S. in Applied Physics

Since following his alumni parents to Angelo State, Travis Barnett has continued to blaze his own trail at their shared alma mater.

November 7, 2022

$1 Million Gift to Re-Name Department of English and Modern Languages

Angelo State University has received a $1 million gift from Dallas-based entrepreneur and philanthropist G. Brint Ryan to establish a permanent endowment benefitting ASU’s Department of English and Modern Languages.