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Since its inception in 1962, The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University. Beginning in 2004, The Association of Former Students and Texas A&M University have honored all of our Distinguished Alumni during our Distinguished Alumni Gala. This prestigious black tie dinner and celebration has become one of the most anticipated events on our campus, bringing together former students, current students, and friends of Texas A&M.   

The 2016 Distinguished Alumni Gala is scheduled for Friday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m. in Reed Arena which is located on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station, Texas. This premier event will feature entertainment, an exquisite menu, Aggie camaraderie, and most importantly, will honor our 2016 recipients:

 Dr. Jarvis E. Miller ’50 Bryan, Texas

Dr. Charley V. Wootan ’50 (Deceased)

Dr. Charles W. Graham ’53, Elgin, TX

Dr. Robert L. Walker ’58, College Station, TX

David G. Eller ’59, Houston, TX

Dr. William M. Barnes ’64, San Antonio, TX

Patrick K. Gamble, General USAF (Ret.) '67, Hemphill, TX

Otway B. Denny, Jr. ’71, Bryan, TX

Van H. Taylor ’71, Bryan, TX

Ray A. Rothrock ’77, Portola Valley, CA

Dr. Susan Rudd Bailey ’78, Fort Worth, TX

Cynthia B. Taylor ’84, Houston, TX

To learn more about Texas A&M University's 2016 award recipients, please ​see our Distinguished Alumnus Award page. To view the profiles of all of Texas A&M's Distinguished Alumni, please visit our Tribute Wall page.

Details on how to purchase tickets and tables to the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Gala will be available soon on this page.



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