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The magazine of the SFA Alumni Association
and Stephen F. Austin State University

Current Issue: Fall 2017


Michael Prim

Biology graduate completing neurosurgery residency

In his second year of residency at Saint Louis University Hospital, has taken on one of the more difficult surgical specialties that requires the longest residency among medical school graduates — neurosurgery


SFA students spend summer at Dinosaur Valley State Park

This summer, along with their four children, SFA students Asa and Jillian Vermeulen are calling Dinosaur Valley State Park home, as Asa completes a summer internship for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and Jillian performs special projects for the park to fulfill her degree program’s required field work hours.

Jason Issac

Alumnus represents SFA in the Texas House of Representatives

When Jason Isaac ran his first campaign, his openness and civility is what helped lead him to accomplish a feat few policitions have achieved - election to office following his very first campaign.

Nacogdoches News

Fredonia Hotel

Father and son restore iconic Fredonia Hotel

“Buying and renovating the hotel has been a challenge and new adventure for my family that has been stressful and rewarding,” Richard (DeWitt) said. “Nacogdoches and the hotel both hold a special place in my life, and I’m happy to bring this landmark back to life for the community.”

Vista Viewpoint

Vista Viewpoint

Dr. John T. Moore - Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Upon retiring, I suppose it is natural to reflect upon your career. In my case, my career spanned 46 years of teaching at SFA. In 1971, I was at Fort Hood preparing for discharge from the Army, having served my required two years. I had a master’s degree in chemistry and wanted to work in industry (for a big salary), but after 45 rejection letters, I finally got the idea that industry wasn’t hiring just then.

Faculty Advising

faculty advising

Brandi Derouen - Keeping your résumé current

New job? Career advancement? Position change? These are all opportunities we encounter as college graduates.

In Every Issue

Dr. Baker Pattillo

Letter from the President

A message from SFA President, Dr. Baker Pattillo

David Madrid

Letter from the Alumni Association

A message from Alumni Association President, David Madrid


Athletics Highlights

A year in review: Championships galore!

Class Notes

Class Notes

News and notes from Lumberjack alumni

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Lumberjacks whom we recently lost.

Past Issues