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Notable Alumni

Careers & Alumni

Careers near and far

Whether you’re looking to stay close to home or see the world while you work, SFA prepares you for the future. Our graduates have gone on to exciting and innovative careers in a wide variety of industries. No matter what you want to do or where you want to work, SFA can take you there.

Joanna Johnson, Class of ‘08
BS in physics

Joanna Johnson, Class of ‘08

After graduating from SFA, Joanna went on to earn a master’s degree in physics from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She works onsite at Johnson Space Center in Houston as a CRONUS Flight Controller for the International Space Station. The CRONUS team is responsible for providing internal and external video of the ISS, maintaining the software for the computers onboard, ensuring the astronauts onboard the ISS can talk to the Flight Control Team on the ground, and making sure the Flight Control Team in Mission Control is seeing their telemetry correctly.

Fall 2022 Sawdust Magazine feature story

Daniel Campos, Class of '21
BS in physics engineering

Daniel Campos, physics notable alumni

Campos was named a National Dell Scholar and, as a Smith-Hutson Scholarship recipient, received a full-ride scholarship to SFA in 2017. He said the support he received at SFA played an important part in his success in earning an engineering degree. In addition to serving as an Orientation leader for three years, he was an active participant in the Generation Jacks program for first-generation college students.

Winter 2021 Sawdust Magazine feature story

More notable alumni

  • Robert Justin Parish, Class of '12
    Assistant director, Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College
  • Matthew Blake Horn, Class of '12
    Electrical and instrumentation estimator, Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • Tyler Keith, Class of '11
    Radiation technician, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Physical Address:
Cole STEM Building
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13044, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962