The Association of Former Students will celebrate the former students who
have received the Distinguished Alumnus Award — including this year’s recipients
— at the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Gala, hosted by The Association and Texas A&M
This prestigious black-tie event, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary
this year, will be held Friday, Sept. 21, in the Bethancourt Family Grand
Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center on the Texas A&M campus at 6:30p.m.
In addition to celebrating the 216 former students who have received the
Distinguished Alumnus Award — Texas A&M’s highest honor — the ceremony will also
recognize this year’s recipients who once again exemplify the very best of Texas
• Donald A. Adam ’57;
• Bob J. Surovik ’58;
• Tommie E. Lohman ’59; and
• General Hal M. Hornburg (USAF, Ret) ’68.
Texas A&M and The Association also recognize eight recipients posthumously,
including the seven Aggies recognized with the Medal of Honor.
• Dr. Robert V. Walker ’45
Medal of Honor Recipients
• George D. Keathley ’37;
• Horace S. Carswell, Jr. ’38;
• Dr. Eli L. Whiteley ’41;
• Turney W. Leonard ’42;
• Thomas W. Fowler ’43;
• William G. Harrell ’43; and
• Lloyd H. Hughes ’43.
To view the profiles of all of Texas A&M’s Distinguished Alumni, visit the
Wall page, located on