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School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award

About the Award

The Texas A&M University School of Medicine seeks nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The
Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the School of Medicine bestows upon a former student. It
is awarded to graduates who have transcended their fundamental roles as health care providers, scientists,
and educators to become influential participants in the advancement of the art and science of

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes graduates who have achieved prominence through
their professional achievements and exemplify the Texas A&M core values of Excellence, Integrity,
Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service.

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  • Downloadable Nomination Form (For Email Submissions)
  • Submit by March 21, 2023
  • April 28, 2023: Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award at our Scholarship Appreciation Dinner, 6pm-9pm, Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center

Nomination Guidelines

Criteria for nomination and selection of candidates:

  • Distinction in the medical, research, or related professions
  • Demonstrated integrity, stature, and abilities that inspire students and other former students
  • Attained prominence and made important contributions to his or her community and profession
  • Have a record of accomplishments at the local, state, national, and international level
  • Demonstrates pride and loyalty to the Texas A&M University School of Medicine

Candidate Eligibility

  • All nominees must have a degree from the Health Science Center/School of Medicine at Texas A&M University
  • Nominees must be 10 years or more past graduation
  • Posthumous nominations are welcomed
  • Nominations must be submitted for individuals only – team nominations and self-nominations are not eligible
  • Currently employed faculty or staff members of any Texas A&M University entity to include the Health Science Center or the Texas A&M University System are not eligible
  • Individuals may only be awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award one time

Congratulations to the  Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Dr. Susan Rudd Bailey

Dr. Susan Rudd Bailey '78 '81

Dr. David Fleeger

Dr. David Fleeger '85

Dr. Randy Urban

Dr. Randy Urban '78 '82

Past Recipients

Dr. Susan Rudd Bailey

Dr. Susan Rudd Bailey '78 '81

Dr. Mark Barhorst

Dr. Mark Barhorst '88

Dr. Jody Barnard

Dr. Jody Barnard '81

Dr. Richard Byrd

Dr. Richard Byrd '81

Dr. Amalia Cochran

Dr. Amalia Cochran '98

Dr. Craig Clanton

Dr. Craig Clanton '82

Dr. David Fleeger

Dr. David Fleeger '85

Dr. Jay Franklin

Dr. Jay Franklin '81

Dr. Alan Leifeste

Dr. Alan Leifeste '99

Dr. Darla Lowe

Dr. Darla Lowe '90

Dr. Jeana O'Brien

Dr. Jeana O'Brien '84

Dr. Paul Ogden

Dr. Paul Ogden '81

Dr. Robert Probe

Dr. Robert Probe '84

Dr. William Rayburn

Dr. William Rayburn '83

Dr. Randy Urban

Dr. Randy Urban '78 '82