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Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards 2008

Five distinguished alumni honored by the College of Liberal Arts

May 2008—The College of Liberal Arts honored five outstanding Liberal Arts alumni May 2 with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.  The award recognizes alumni for achievements in their professions and communities.  Honorees were chosen by the Liberal Arts faculty.  This year, 2008, is the first year that the awards have been given.  Read about the honorees' achievements below.


H.S. Buddy Garcia

H.S. Buddy Garcia
Chair, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
B.A. 1990 Political Science

Mark Gimenez Mark Gimenez
Author and Attorney
B.A. Political Science 1976
Ronald Angelo Johnson Ronald Angelo Johnson
Doctoral Candidate at Purdue University
Pastor, Badger Grove Community Baptist Church
B.A. International Studies 1997
Tim Staskus

Timothy Robert Staskus
Senior Key Account Manager
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
B.S. 1985 Psychology, minor in Geography

Mary-Agnes Taylor Mary-Agnes Taylor
Professor Emerita of English
at Texas State University-San Marcos
B.A. 1940 English and Speech