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July 20th, 2008
From the San Marcos Education Foundation: Nominations for distinguished alumnus award due July 31

From the San Marcos Education Foundation

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2008 San Marcos High School Distinguished Alumnus Awards is July 31.

Award recipients are SMHS graduates who have excelled in their chosen professions, who have served the community through volunteerism and social service, and/or leadership, integrity and stature serve as an example to the San Marcos community and beyond.

Please email your nomination information to Diana (Becker) Finlay Hendricks (SMHS Class of 75), SMHS DSA Chair, at; or mail it to San Marcos Education Foundation Attention Distinguished Alumnus Nomination, PO Box 671, San Marcos, Texas 78667. For more information, please call 512.396.1045 or email

Please note: We must have the nomination in writing – and it should include an introduction/cover letter about the nominee; a biography, resume or professional vitae; the class year of graduation; and contact information on the nominee and the person who submits the nomination. We cannot accept verbal or phone call nominations.

As a part of the 2009 Rattler Roundup and Homecoming Festivities, the recipients of the 2009 SMHS Distinguished Alumnus Award will be honored on Friday, October 3, in the End Zone Complex at Bobcat Stadium prior to the Rattler Homecoming Football Game, and will be introduced on the football field during homecoming festivities.

Former honorees include Dr. Gwen K. Smith, ‘33; Handler Smith, ‘53; Ross King, ‘54; Walter “Bud” Burnett, ‘56; Virginia Cox Witte, ‘56; Harry Max Reasoner, ‘56; Dolores Crittendon, ‘56; Joyce Able, ‘58; Bill Pennington, ‘60; John Diaz, ‘61; Dale Linebarger, ‘61; Rusty Phillips, ‘62; Reece Morrison, ‘64; Richard Cruz, ‘65; Frank Arredondo, ‘65; Tricia Tingle, ‘73; Troy Kimmel, ‘75; and Rob Thomas, ‘83.

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