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Craig Turnage

By Craig Turnage '00 & '05
SFA Alumni Association Executive Director

We are living in a different time. Approximately 12 months ago, everything changed when the first cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Texas. Since then, we all have made adjustments to the way we communicate and keep in touch, including your SFA Alumni Association.

Although in-person meetings, for the most part, have been postponed, there are still lots of ways you can stay connected with SFA and your alumni network. Some of these include:

  • Sawdust magazine – The magazine you are reading right now is published three times a year — spring, fall and winter — and is a wonderful way to stay updated. Each issue includes several feature articles showcasing notable alumni. The magazine is a source of pride for SFA alumni and shares important information regarding alumni accomplishments, campus updates and scholarships, as well as other relevant communications.
  • Membership in the SFA Alumni Association – Two tiers are offered — the Purple Pride Annual and the Purple Pride Life. The annual membership ranges in cost from $75 for an individual to $125 for a joint membership for one year. A special parent/first-year graduate membership also is available for $25. The Purple Pride Life costs $975 for an individual and $1,500 for a joint membership. The student/first-year graduate option also is offered for $500. Each tier includes amazing perks! Find out more at
  • – There is so much you can discover and do by accessing our website – from ordering your SFA Ring to joining the Alumni Association, submitting class notes to Sawdust, updating your alumni records, submitting nominations for the Alumni Awards and more. Log on often to stay current on all the happenings.
  • Social media – If you’re not already following us on social media, now is a great time to start! Follow us on Facebook at @sfaalumni and on Instagram and Twitter using @sfa_alumni. We’ll keep you in the loop on SFA-related events and information and share fun posts about fellow alumni and their families.

Hopefully, we will soon be able to visit in person during Lumberjack Network, Homecoming and other events. Until then, please know your Alumni Association is continuing to build Lumberjack pride. We look forward to seeing you soon!