Alumni Awards


Distinguished Alumnus Awards

The Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University, has been awarded since 1962. Presented jointly by the university and The Association of Former Students, this award recognizes Aggies who have achieved excellence in their chosen professions and made meaningful contributions to Texas A&M University and their local communities.

C.M. Cocanaugher ’53

Awarded 2020

Charles Graham ’53

Awarded 2016

Charles Wiseman ’57

Awarded 2014

Joe West ’54

Awarded 2011

Fred Palmer ’59

Awarded 2010

Chester Reed ’47

Awarded 1984

12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight

Each year, The Association of Former Students’ 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight, recognizes 12 former students who graduated no more than 12 years ago for their outstanding accomplishments in business, civic service and philanthropy, and for representing Texas A&M’s core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and selfless service. Those who graduated in the last 12 years qualify for consideration for this award. Awarded since 2013, previous year honorees have included leaders in business and higher education, architects, petroleum engineers, non-profit executives, physicians, veterans, and members of the US armed forces.

Aaron Rainer ’98

Awarded 2015


Outstanding Alumni & Rising Star Awards

Each year, the VMBS honors exemplary graduates with Outstanding Alumni Awards. This award is the highest honor bestowed by the school recognizing those who have reached a level of success in their professional careers that brings credit to both the individual and the VMBS. Established in 2013, the Rising Star Award seeks to recognize graduates of the VMBS who have completed their education within the last 10 years. These outstanding former students have made significant professional accomplishments early in their careers, including public service and volunteer activities that serve to reflect positively upon the VMBS and Texas A&M University.

Alumni from all VMBS degree programs are eligible for the awards. For more information, visit Outstanding Alumni & Rising Star Awards.