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School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award

About the Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor the School of Medicine bestows upon a former student. It is awarded to former students who, through distinction in their chosen field of endeavor and dedication to the School, exemplify the core values of Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect and Selfless Service.

The Texas A&M University School of Medicine Alumni Association seeks nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award. This award recognizes graduates who are with unique and exceptional distinction and who have also demonstrated a commitment to service, our profession, and Texas A&M.

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Nominations for 2022 are closed. The next application period will open in early January of 2023.

  • May 6, 2022: Presentation of Distinguished Alumni Award at our Donor 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 2018 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