Alumni Organizations & Awards

Alumni Association

所有大学毕业生自动成为校友会会员. All Association members receive the Range Rider and other Alumni mailings and communications.

This governing body for the Alumni Association meets regularly and assists in structuring alumni-related programming. 这个由21名成员(最多)组成的工作委员会代表了各种各样的人口统计数据. They meet 4-5 times a year. 每一位成员都对董事会的成功不可或缺.

The Alumni Association Board, 与校友参与办公室合作, seeks to communicate with alumni and to provide avenues for alumni to continue and further their relationship with HSU and with others among the 25,000 alumni throughout the world.


The Hardin Simmons Board of Young Associates (BYA) is a select group of alumni who volunteer to help HSU achieve its mission. Members are under the age of 40 and passionate about providing quality education in a Christian environment for all HSU students.

The Board is involved in many areas including but not limited to; assisting in recruitment, fundraising, 促进学术卓越和学生领导能力, 鼓励校友支持和参与, 并根据要求为项目和活动提供协助.

Membership is offered to applicants who are three years past their graduation date and under the age of 40. 成员总数不超过75人. Membership to the Board is granted upon invitation through the BYA membership committee with the approval of the University and Board of Trustees.

Click here 申请加入青年律师协会. New members will be notified in March.

发展委员会由校友组成, exes, 以及希望支持PG电子游戏的朋友们. 董事会成员通过颁发学生奖学金来支持大学, promoting awareness, sparking interest, 并为大学提供财政支持. The Vice President for Engagement and Advancement serves as the administrative officer for the Board. 董事会会议在返校节和春季举行.

Alumni Awards

每年,PG电子官方免费下载都会表彰我们的校友和以前的学生. 奖项颁发给他们在职业生涯中取得杰出成就的人, their community, or their dedication to HSU. 如果你知道有校友符合我们奖项的标准,请 click here to nominate them. Our award categories are:

校友服务奖是哈佛大学可以授予的最高校友荣誉. It has been presented since 1943 to former student(s) who has contributed the most in his or her field of endeavor toward the betterment of HSU, 或者谁为大学做出了最大的贡献. Awards are selected by a committee whose members are established by a campus leadership role.

2023 John J. Keeter, Jr. Alumni Service Award

Filemon Ortiz, Jr., ’66

Filemon Ortiz, graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 1966 with a BS in Spanish and History. 他于1974年获得瑟古德·马歇尔法学院的法律学位. In Del Rio, Texas, he has worked in private practice, 曾任市检察官和市法官, 是佛得县的县检察官. He currently practices law with the Ortiz & Ortiz law firm.

他是Del Rio 's Amistad Rookie Baseball League的创始成员和董事, the Asociación de Ayuda Comunitaria, 以及德尔里奥的基督徒协会, 并担任墨西哥驻德里奥领事馆的律师.

While at HSU, Filemon was a member of the Los Rancheros Spanish Club and worked with area Hispanic church youth. 从2014年到2022年,他是HSU的受托人,现在是发展委员会的成员.

Filemon和Maria Elina结婚54年了. 他们有三个孩子和六个孙子.

This award, given since 1970, is presented to alumni whose personal and professional accomplishments are exemplary of the ideals and aims of the University and thus bring honor to HSU. Awards are selected by a committee whose members are established by a campus leadership role.

2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

Dr. Corbett Boone ’00

Corbett Boone attended Hardin-Simmons, 他于2000年毕业,获得生物学学士学位,辅修化学和领导力. In 2005, 他获得了德克萨斯大学医学院的医学博士学位, then completed residency and a fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. 他一直是西南运动医学的初级保健运动医学医师 & Orthopaedics in Waco since 2009.

高中时,科比特成为了鹰级童子军. While at HSU, he lettered in football all four years, 帮助他的球队赢得了三次联盟冠军,并在大四时担任队长. He was president of the sophomore, junior and senior classes, the student body, Tau Alpha Phi and Beta Beta Beta. 近年来,他曾在中大校友会董事局任职.


Candy (Thweatt) Noble ’83

Candy Noble于1983年毕业于HSU,获得教育BBS学位. After years as a homemaker, in 2018, she ran for and won election to Texas House District 89. Now in her third term, Representative Noble is a strong voice for conservative causes and serves on the important House Ways and Means and Human Services committees.

As an HSU student, Candy是学生代表大会和三披社的活跃分子, 曾担任牛仔活动委员会主席, and was named to Who’s Who. Since graduation, she has served on the HSU Board of Development and Board of Young Associates and is currently a member of the school’s Board of Trustees.

坎蒂来自一个与大学校关系密切的家庭:她的父亲, five brothers, two daughters, and a son-in-law graduated from the school.


Dr. Garland “Brent” Wallace ’98

Brent Wallace于1998年毕业于Hardin-Simmons University,获得市场营销学士学位. He has since earned a Master of Arts in Human Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Abilene Christian University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University.

Since 2014, Brent has served as the 11th President and first Chancellor of the North Central Texas College District, 在担任教学副校长和首席学术官之后. Earlier positions in higher education included Dean of Instruction and Chair of the Business Management Division at Cisco College.

Brent is currently the secretary/treasurer of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and chairs the Community and Technical Colleges Joint Formula Funding Advisory Committee. In his community, he serves on various local boards, is a Deacon and pianist at his church, 并在州和全国高等教育会议上发表演讲.

Recipients of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award have achieved a significant level of distinction within their chosen field or have brought extraordinary benefit to the world. 它们反映了今天大学生和校友的素质和水平. At the time of their selection, recipients have graduated from Hardin-Simmons not more than 20 years prior and are not over the age of 45.

2024 Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Mrs. Sarah (Wesley) Cameron ’12

Sarah Cameron于2012年毕业于HSU,获得社会工作BBS学位. After graduation, 她回到亚利桑那州的家,开始在“希望之手”工作, a Christian pregnancy center where she assisted women as an advocate for their health and healing.

In 2014, Sarah and her husband Alec felt God’s call to become licensed foster care parents. After multiple foster placements, 主带领一群兄弟姐妹来到莎拉和亚历克身边,他们现在是永远的一家人.

Sarah works as a foster care trainer at Christian Family Care Agency where she uses her hands-on-experience as a foster parent to teach, 装备和支持下一代寄养家庭. She also works at Sage Creek Ranch Events as an event manager where she creates experiences that make her clients feel seen and heard, 让他们的活动尽可能的特别.

莎拉和亚历克有三个女儿和一个儿子. The family attends Second Mile Church.

Dr. Jordan Daniel ’07

Jordan Daniel于2007年获得运动、健身和休闲研究的BBS学位.E. 2008年获得体育和娱乐管理硕士学位. In 2013 he received a Ph.D. 从事娱乐、公园和旅游科学研究&M University.

Jordan is an associate professor in the department of kinesiology at Angelo State University. 最初于2013年被聘为人体运动学教练, 他已晋升为教授. He has presented at multiple conferences and published or co-published numerous articles in the sports and recreation arena.

在俄亥俄州立大学期间,乔丹为牛仔队效力,并在2007年担任队长. He was an ambassador in the leadership program and served as a resident assistant in Anderson Hall.

Jordan and his wife Jill have three daughters and are members of Southland Baptist Church in San Angelo.

Dr. Ben Lovvorn ’04

Ben Lovvorn serves as the Executive Pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas where he leads and oversees all matters related to the church’s ministry, administration, and operation. 洛夫沃恩还领导着达拉斯联邦广播公司的全球广播部, Pathway to Victory, which airs on over 1,000 radio stations and 11,000 cable and satellite systems and serves as the President of First Dallas Media which owns and operates one of the most listened to Christian radio stations in the country.

Ben于2004年毕业于HSU,获得工商管理学士学位. 他于2007年获得贝勒大学法学院的法学博士学位,并完成了博士学位.D. 于2023年12月毕业于利伯缇大学,担任基督教事工领袖.

While at HSU, Ben received the Outstanding Management Student Award and the John Wood Award in Business Ethics. He played football for the Cowboys, winning two ASC Championships, 并入选了全美大学生体育协会学术代表队.


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