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Jaynes ’54 Honored as Distinguished Alumnus

Susan "Sue" Owen '94 February 26, 2020 10:42 AM updated: March 6, 2020 11:16 AM

The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, has been awarded since 1962 to only 295 of Texas A&M’s more than 517,000 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.

  • Announced March 6: Weldon Jaynes ’54.
  • Announced March 4: Charles M. Cocanougher ’53.
  • Announced Feb. 29: Timothy A. Leach ’82.
  • Announced Feb. 27: Thomas J. Saylak ’82.


Read more at, and watch and @AggieNetwork social media for more announcements as they happen in coming weeks.

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