The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, awarded since 1962 to only 272 of Texas A&M’s 477,000 former students.
Presented jointly by the university and The Association of Former Students, this award recognizes Aggies who have achieved excellence in their chosen professions and made meaningful contributions to Texas A&M University and their local communities.
As the 2018 recipients are announced, this page will be updated to include their names. To nominate an Aggie for 2019, see below.
John S. Sharp '72 served Texas for more than three decades in public offices including state representative for Victoria, state senator and state comptroller. In 2011, he became chancellor of The Texas A&M University System. In 2017, Texas’ governor tapped him to lead the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas post-Hurricane Harvey. Sharp learned of the honor Feb. 16 in a surprise announcement at an event on campus.
Nominations for 2019 will be accepted from Feb. 16, 2018, until Oct. 5, 2018.
Profiles of Distinguished Alumni are listed on the Tribute Wall.
For more information about the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala, please visit this page or contact Hannah Johnston ’11, Director of Events, at 979-845-7514 or Gala@AggieNetwork.com.