Celebrating Our Tigers

The Trinity University Alumni Association recognizes outstanding achievement through the Distinguished Alumni Award, the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the Spirit of Trinity Award, and the Fraternity and Sorority Alumni Adviser of the Year Award.

Additionally, future alumni will be recognized for their contributions to the community through the Heart of Trinity Award and for their promise of future leadership as an alumnus/a through the Tigers on the Rise Award. 

 

Heart of Trinity Award for Future Alumni

The Board of Visitors and the Trinity University Alumni Association, in partnership with Alumni Relations and Development, awards up to four seniors $1,000 each year for outstanding service to the University.

For more info about eligibility and how to submit your nominations,  contact getinvolved@trinity.edu. 

Distinguished Alumni Award Trophy in short depth of field

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest award presented by the Trinity University Alumni Association. Candidates will have distinguished themselves through personal or professional achievement, must have attended or graduated from Trinity at least 16 years ago, and may not be current members of the Alumni Association Board. 

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1961 William Lester Jordan '26
1962 Joseph Guilford Terry '12
1964 Ilion T. Jones '13
1965 John N. Shell '24
1966 William H. Gray '22
1966 Hughie Florence Call '09
1967 Neil E. Rigler '30
1967 John Preston Comer '07
1968 Mattie Laughter Camp '14
1968 Herbert C. Petry, Jr. '36
1969 J. Hoytt Boles '29
1970 Edwin L. Harding '21
1970 Fred A. Chapman '10
1971 J. Bliss Norton '27
1972 William F. McCurdy '38
1974 John Harold Moore '28
1975 John R. Silber '47
1976 Joseph Gravitt Armstrong '65
1976 Tod Pazdral '28
1977 Paige K. Besch '56
1978 Paul Baker '33
1986 Jack L. Stotts '54
1987 Robert S. McClane '61
1988 Thomas S. Matney '49
1989 Herbert H. Reynolds '52
1990 William K. Suter '59
1991 James F. Dicke II '68
1992 James W. Jones IV '67
1993 John O. Chapman, Jr. '49
1993 Clyde J. and Ruby Wilson Verheyden '32
1994 Fred W. Starks '43
1994 Daniel C. Morales '78
1995 Douglas D. Hawthorne '69 and '72
1995 David J. Straus '44
1996 Walter R. Huntley, Jr. 71 and '73
1997 Naomi Shihab Nye '74
1998 Houston R. Wheeler '41
1998 George Hixon '64
1999 Raymond Judd, Jr. '56
2000 Louise Locker '71
2001 John Igo '48
2001 John Cornyn '71
2002 Belle S. Wheelan '72
2003 James T. Hill '68
2005 Cecil Hale '38
2005 David Weekley '75
2006 Linda Pace '80
2007 Stephen G. Jennings '68
2008 Mark W. Kline '79
2009 Melody Boone Meyer '79
2010 Leo Sayavedra '61
2011 Stephen Butt '77
2012 Robert Holleyman '76
2013 Kevin Bergner '79
2014 Thomas Wilbanks '60
2015 John Thornton '87
2016 Michael McCaul '84
2017 Elisa Massimino '82
2018 Jacqueline E. Claunch ’66
2019 Denny Marie Post '78
2020 Jason Hafner '20


Danny Anderson presents the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is given to young alumni whose achievements in their profession or chosen field and/or in service to the community set a standard of excellence worthy of recognition by the University and the Alumni Association. Nominees must be Trinity alumni and have graduated in the past 15 years.

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2002 Angie Bryan '91
2003 Daniel Lubetzky '90
2004 Todd Farha '90
2005 Steven Swoap '90
2007 Anthony Barrese '97
2008 Ana Unruh Cohen '96
2009 Tess Coody-Anders '93
2010 Mark Larson '97, '98, '02
2011 Sheridan Chambers '97
2012 Dirk Elmendorf '97
2014 Alyson Rose-Wood '03
2015 Rebecca Avitia '03
2016 Chris Newport '08
2017 Susan Todd '05
2018 Christopher Helfrich '03
2019 Simran Jeet Singh '06
2020 Leticia Bode '05​​


Murchison Tower

Tower 5 Award

The Tower 5 Award recognizes alumni within 10 years of graduation who have maintained a commitment to connect with and improve their alma mater. Winners will have made significant contributions to their profession or the greater Trinity community. Nominations should include a review of how the alumnus/a has maintained a Trinity connection and has served as an example of how to transition into life after graduation.

Submit Your Nomination

2019 Victoria Gonzalez '13
2019 Marina Suarez '03
2019 Rachel Hanson '05
2019 Ron Fortin '08
2019 Florence Tang '01
2020 Aly Lilley '09
2020 Mark McCullough '11, '12
2020 Elizabeth Eder Northern '09
2020 Salvator Perdomo '13
2020 Nick Shockey '09​​​


Leeroy campus background

Tigers on the Rise Award

The Tigers on the Rise Award is awarded to five future alumni who are committed to being stewards of Trinity University through leadership and service. Award winners exhibit strong leadership and organizational skills and are stewards of the Trinity University brand on and off campus. They show potential to become leading alumni by staying engaged with the Trinity community through opportunities to serve on boards and committees, and exhibiting a desire to pay it forward to future Tigers using time, talent, and treasure. 

Submit Your Nomination

2018 Danielle Couch
2018 Emme Bettes-Manahan
2018 Hannah Konyecsni
2018 Lara Harris
2018 Nicholas Champion
2019 Jennifer Ochoa
2019 Cameron Carlin
2019 Amani Canada
2019 Benjamin Brody
2019 Maggi Linker

 

Bonnie Flake '77 accepts the Spirit of Trinity Award in the Great Hall

Spirit of Trinity Award

The Spirit of Trinity Award is given to a loyal alumnus/a who embodies what it means to be a Trinitonian. The award recognizes exceptional service to the community or University. The alumnus/a makes significant contributions to volunteer or professional organizations and demonstrates the attributes of Trinity's liberal arts education: exhibiting creativity, purposefulness, and a commitment to improving the quality of their community.

Submit Your Nomination

2002 John H. Moore III '60
2003 Virginia Duff '42
2005 Tim Derk '79
2006 James Potter '63 and '67
2007 Mary Jane Judd '57
2008 Erich Menger, III ''66
2009 Beverly Watts Davis '79
2010 Carol Casler '67
2011 Ken Smith '65
2012 Glenna McCord '47
2014 Jin In '95
2015 Lucia Street '59
2016 Ben White '51 (posthumously awarded)
2017 Kay S. Jordan '64
2018 Dave ’76 and Carol '83 Mansen
2019 Bonnie Flake '77
2020 Allison Hawk '88


a group of women pose behind large blue and yellow cut-out letters spelling SPURS

Fraternity/Sorority Life Alumni Adviser of the Year Award

The Fraternity/Sorority Life Alumni Adviser of the Year Award recognizes outstanding service to a Trinity University fraternity or sorority by an alumnus/a who has served in an advisory capacity. All FSL alumni advisers are eligible for this award, regardless of when s/he served in this role. Award criterion is simple: significant interaction and support of the undergraduate members of a fraternity/sorority organization. 

Submit Your Nomination

2015 Jeanne McGee Culver '82
2016 John Mace '71
2017 Amy Turlington Chambers '89
2018 Drew Mallender '89
2019 Lindsay Anhold Lew '97
2020 Laura Kalb '14


aerial view of Northrup Hall and North Campus from the NSO Tower climb

Heart of Trinity Award

The Heart of Trinity Award for Future Alumni, sponsored by the Board of Visitors and the Trinity University Alumni Association, in partnership with Alumni Relations and Development, awards up to four seniors $1,000 each year for outstanding service to the University. 

Submit Your Nomination

2018 Kendall Leigh Hayes
2018 Alexandra "Sasha" Paloma Levy Faust
2018 Mary Kathryne "Kassie" Kelly
2018 Davis Graham King
2019 Cameron Carlin
2019 Danielle Couch
2019 Brandon Guzman
2019 Rachel Daniel

 

The Duce Award is presented at the HCAD 50th anniversary gala

The Duce Award

The Duce Award honors a graduate of the Health Care Administration program who has shown outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the field of health services administration.  The award is presented annually and is named after Dean Leonard A. Duce, a former dean of the Graduate School at Trinity and one of the program’s founding faculty members. Supplemental information regarding the nominees' background/bio, support of Trinity's HCAD Department, participation in the HCAD Annual Fund, whether they have taken residents, notes on coaching tree and/or organization's challenges and other awards, accolades and/or community involvement will assist with candidate selection

For more info about how to submit your nomination, contact Elizabeth Ford

1976 William F. Smith M'72
1977 Douglas D. Hawthorne '69, M'72, FACHE
1978 Richard J. Mooney M'66, FACHE
1979 Douglas L. Johnson M'70, Ph.D., FACHE
1980 William W. Young, Jr. M'70
1981 Donald G. Loftus M'69, FACHE
1982-83 Stanley F. Hupfeld, III M'72, FACHE
1983-84 C. Richard Gaston M'72
1985 Ray M. Branson M'73, Ph.D., FACHE
1986 Donald L. Stewart M'76
1987 John A. Guest M'75
1988 Alan G. Harper M'75, FACHE
1989 Roger N. Struble M'72
1990 Raymond J. Chappelle M'75, FACHE
1991 Robert L. Walker M'72, FACHE
1992 Neil M. Chur '66, M'70, Ph.D.
1993 David S. Lopez '75, M'77, FACHE
1994 William D. Poteet, III M'70, FACHE
1995 Kay E. Peck '71, M'73, CHE
1996 James G. Stokes M'76
1997 Richard E. Scott M'78, CHE
1998 Joel T. Allison M'73, FACHE
1999 J. Lindsey Bradley, Jr. M'74, FACHE
2000 Stephen E. Weylandt M'80
2001 Javier Iruegas '77, M'79, FACHE
2002 Charley O. Trimble, Jr. M'74
2003 Don L. Richey M'76
2004 Paul E. Golliher, Ph.D. (Special Award)
2005 Wayne T. Smith M'72
2006 Dennis C. Millirons M'76, FACHE
2007 Curtis "Chris" B. Copeland M'79, J.D. (posth.)
2008 William M. Gracey M'80, FACHE
2009 Philip M. Wentworth '67, M'76, FACHE
2010 David R. White M'73
2011 Robert "Bob" N. Shaw '69, M'72
2012 James K. "Ken" Newman M'70
2013 Jon M. Foster M'86, FACHE
2014 John R. Heer, Jr. M'85, FACHE
2015 Jake Henry, Jr. M'74, FACHE
2016 C. Bruce Lawrence M'82, FACHE
2017-18 Sally Hurt-Deitch M'03, FACHE
2019 John Haupert '83, M'92, FACHE


Two executive HCAD students sit at a wooden desk discussing paperwork

The Momentum Award

The Momentum Award recognizes early careerists age 40 and under for outstanding achievements in the field of health care management. Supplemental information regarding the nominees' background/bio, support of Trinity's HCAD Department, participation in the HCAD Annual Fund, whether they have taken residents, notes on coaching tree and/or organization's challenges and other awards, accolades and/or community involvement will assist with candidate selection.

For more info about how to submit your nomination, contact Elizabeth Ford

2015 Jim B. Brown M'99, FACHE
2016 Michael P. Roussos M'03
2017 Malisha S. Patel M'04, FACHE
2018 Holly B. Elliott M'05 and J. Peyton Elliott M'07
2019 Enrique Gallegos M'06, FACHE