Dr. Joe Gillespie '72 of Stephenville was inducted into the Coleman Independent School District's Hall of Honor. Gillespie received a Master of Education in health and physical education.
Dr. Larry Lewis '77 & '78 was named interim superintendent for DeSoto Independent School District. Lewis received a Bachelor of Science in education and a Master of Education in health and physical education.
Patricia Taylor Wells '77 of Tyler received the Authors Marketing Guild's 2021 grand prize for a piece published in “Short Stories by Texas Authors,” Vol. 7. Wells received a Bachelor of Arts in French.
Bruce McCrary '78 & '82 of Nacogdoches retired as the executive director of athletics for Ector County Independent School District. McCrary received a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education and a Master of Education in secondary education.
Alton Frailey '83 & '85 of Katy was appointed to the Southside Bancshares Inc. Board of Directors. Frailey received a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and a Master of Education in secondary education and formerly served as a member of SFA's Board of Regents.
W. Scott Johnson '84 relocated to Fox Island, Washington, to continue managing the Denia Bridges Foundation, which raises money for Christian education and youth leadership in Spain. Johnson received a Master of Science in computer science.
Dale Morton '84 & '89 of Nacogdoches was reappointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Angelina and Neches River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire in September 2027. He received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Education in secondary education.
Diana Allan '89 of San Antonio was installed as president of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Allan received a Master of Arts in music.
Lt. Col. Reginald Barnes '91 of Washington, D.C., retired from the U.S. Army in July after serving more than 32 years. He completed his career serving in the Department of the Army Inspector General. He received a Bachelor of Science in sociology.
Richard Boyer '91 was elected mayor of The Colony. Boyer received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management and formerly served as a member of SFA's Board of Regents.
Sgt. Gregg Greer '92 of Hallsville was named 2021 Distinguished Alumni of the Year by Hallsville Independent School District. Greer received a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice.
Darrell Barbay '93 of Mansfield, Louisiana, was hired as athletic director and football coach for Mansfield Independent School District. Barbay received a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology.
Dr. Roel Lopez '93 of San Antonio was appointed head of the Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management at Texas A&M University. Lopez received a Bachelor of Science in Forestry with an emphasis in forest wildlife management.
Dr. Jeremy L. Moreland '93 of Fulton, Missouri, was named president of William Woods University. Moreland received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology.
Aaron Smith '96 of Kingsport, Tennessee, graduated from the University of Oklahoma Economic Development Institute. Smith received a Bachelor of Business Administration in general business.
Matt Burgy '98 of Houston was named head of school for The Oakridge School in Arlington. Burgy received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.
Sereniah Breland '99 was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Nonprofit Council while continuing to serve as city manager of Pflugerville. Breland received a Bachelor of Business Administration in management.
Dr. Michael Hitchcock '04 of Newburyport, Massachusetts, was named chief of the department of pathology and medical director of laboratory services at Anna Jaques Hospital. He received a Master of Science in biology.
Kerri Swope '04 of Austin was named chief customer officer for ESO Solutions, a company providing integrated software products for first responders. Swope received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing.
Tara Hendrix '05 was named the director of tourism and marketing for the City of Lufkin. Hendrix received a Bachelor of Science in hospitality administration.
Colleen Grindle '06 of Denton was named principal of Harpool Middle School in Lantana. Grindle received a Bachelor of Arts in speech and communication studies.
Kerry Lane '08 of Longview was named athletic director for Pine Tree Independent School District. Lane received a Bachelor of Science in health science.
Adam Tate '11 graduated with a master's degree in community and regional planning with a graduate certificate in ecological design from the University of Oregon. He also was named associate city planner for the City of McMinnville, Oregon. Tate received a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from SFA.
Amanda Sheriff '16 & '18 of Cypress performed in Daron Hagen's “New York Stories” for the Florida Grand Opera, which the South Florida Classical Review ranked third in its top 10 performances of 2021. Sheriff received a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music.
Cindy Carrillo '17 of Nacogdoches received a Master of Arts in international relations, concentrating on U.S. foreign policy and national security, from American University in Washington, D.C. She also is executive assistant to Texas Supreme Court Justice Jimmy Blacklock of Austin. She received a Bachelor of Science in political science.