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John Delk

Distinguished Alumnus
A third-generation Angelo State alum, John Delk remains as proud and supportive of his alma mater as the day he graduated.

John Delk, Class of 1996 (B.A.)John Delk, Class of 1996 (B.A.)Now an attorney in his native Texarkana, Delk earned his ASU bachelor’s degree in government and German in 1996 and served as student body president his senior year. He then earned his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999 and immediately headed back home to open his private practice. He handles a wide variety of cases in criminal, civil and probate courts.

“I’ve represented some interesting clients in very interesting cases,” Delk said. “I have also been fortunate to appear on the NBC ‘Today Show,’ ABC’s ‘Good Morning America,’ CNN and other networks for high-profile cases.”

Despite his busy work schedule, Delk annually acts as an unofficial ASU recruiter at college fairs for Texarkana high schools, where he sings the praises of ASU’s Carr Academic Scholarship Program, small class sizes and athletics success.

“I actually started when I was a senior at Angelo State,” Delk said. “Texarkana was too far for the ‘pre-enrollment counselors’ to go, so I volunteered.”

“I felt like ASU was an extension of my family,” he added. “The professors were accessible and cared. The students shared a love of learning and ideas. It was a safe place to explore the world and make the transition to full adulthood.”

“I felt like ASU was an extension of my family.”

John Delk

Also heavily involved in his community, Delk serves on the boards of the Randy Sams’ Outreach Shelter, Texarkana Museum System and Texarkana Soccer Association. He also coaches a competitive U14 (under 14) soccer team and is active at Saint James Episcopal Church.

For his career success, dedication to community and continued support of ASU, the Alumni Association has named Delk a 2018 Distinguished Alumnus.

“I’m shocked, overwhelmed, humbled and thankful,” Delk said.

A self-professed “soccer family,” Delk and his wife, Melissa, have five children, Mathew, Franklin, Ian Patrick, Willard Robert and Grace. Delk’s mother, father and grandfather are also Angelo State alumni.

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    Tom Nurre is a news and information specialist at Angelo State University. 
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