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Western Texas College
Distinguished Alumni Award

The WTC Distinguished Alumni Award celebrates and recognizes past students who have personified and upheld the core values and philosophy of WTC as outlined in James P. Owen’s “Code of the West”. These outstanding women and men have demonstrated leadership in their chosen professions and distinguished themselves through service to their communities. These alumni serve as role models to inspire today’s students to strive for both personal and professional success.

Previous Distinguished Alumni 

2016: Deborah Pruitt Boyd

2017: Jason Tyler

2018: Terry Leatherwood

2019: Emily Smith

2022: Dave Appleton and Jodi Nix

2023: Julie Goodenough 

Selection Criteria

Selection as a Distinguished Alumni is one of the highest honors granted to an alumnus/alumna of Western Texas College. The following criteria will be used to review each nominee and will be the basis for comparison with other nominees. A detailed statement of nomination should address as many of the following areas of excellence as possible.

  • Role Model
    • Candidate personifies the “Code of the West” and inspires excellence in others.
  • Outstanding Success
    • Attained significant achievements in professional or personal life
  • Impact
    • Candidate’s accomplishments have a long-lasting effect on business and/or community.
  • Community Service
    • Candidate has demonstrated a visible commitment to the well-being of their community, especially the Western Texas College service area.
  • Other
    • Must attend Award Reception
    • Must not currently be a student of WTC

Eligibility: A previous student who attended or graduated from Western Texas College.

Selection Process: Recipient will be selected by committee and will be notified by the Director of College Advancement.

Award Ceremony: The WTC Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented annually.  Recipient must be able to attend event to receive award. 

For questions and more information, please contact Melanie Schwertner, at (325) 574-6503 or mschwertner@wtc.edu.



Be sure to save the Nomination Form, and reopen on your computer before filling the form out.

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