Distinguished Alumni Awards

Awards are presented during May Commencement. Nominations are due August 1.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

This award is given to alumni who have established an outstanding record for themselves. This includes professional, personal and civic achievements. They typically have graduated at least 20 years prior to receiving award. Current faculty and staff are eligible for this award if they are alumni. A maximum of two awards are given each year.

Possible categories for nomination: Distinguished Alumni Award, Distinguished Church Service Award, Distinguished Community Service Award, Distinguished Service Award

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

This award is given to alumni that have graduated 10 years ago or less. It recognizes outstanding service and accomplishments of an exceptional young alumna/alumnus of TLU. Areas of service may include professional, personal, civic and/or to service to TLU. This individual’s achievements bring inspiration to young alumni, their peers and current undergraduate students. A maximum of one award is given each year.

2014 Alumni Award Honorees

Alumni Award Honorees Al Silva and Eloy Martinez with Dr. Dorsey

Al Silva '78

The TLU Distinguished Alumni Award is given to individuals who have established an outstanding record for themselves, including professional, personal and civic achievements.

Al Silva, recipient of the 2014 TLU Distinguished Alumnus Award, has been chief operating officer and general manager of Labatt Food Service since 1981. Mr. Silva has acted as regent of the North Texas University system (UNT) since 2006 and chairman of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio (YOSA). He has been the board president at Alamo Heights Independent School District since 2005 and serves as a member of the Texas Cavaliers, as well as a Generation Texas board member. He is also a former director of Alamo Public Telecommunications Council, Inc., trustee of the Alamo Heights Independent School District, board member for the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Junior Achievement board member and chairman of the Good Samaritan Center. Silva graduated from TLU in 1978 with a degree in secondary education and completed graduate studies at The University of the Americas in Mexico.

Eloy Martinez '02

The TLU Outstanding Young Alumna/Alumnus Award recognizes an individual who has graduated within the past 10 years for his or her outstanding service and accomplishments. Areas of service may include professional, personal, civic and/or service to TLU. This individual’s achievements bring inspiration to young alumni, their peers and current undergraduate students.

Read Eloy’s Live to Inspire story featured in the February 2014 Online Torch.

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