Distinguished Alumnus Award

distinguished-alumnus_benny-agosto2015 Distinguished Alumnus – Benny Agosto ’86

Benny Agosto ’86 is a partner in the highly acclaimed and respected law firm of Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, & Agosto. Benny is also the proud founder of The Mexican American Bar Association Foundation. Additionally, Benny is the co-founder of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s Legal Education Fund, which provides scholarships for young Hispanic law students in the Houston area. Benny lives his life by always challenging himself to keep learning, to love and support his wonderful family, and to make every attempt to better his community. He truly exemplifies the many characteristics that HBU holds close. As a former HBU soccer player and coach, Benny has shown continued commitment to supporting the soccer program. The HBU Alumni Board of Directors recognizes that Benny has maintained a lasting bond with HBU faculty and makes every effort to show his love, respect, and appreciation for his family, community, and his alma mater.

Past Award Recipients

2015

Dr. William Jordan ’97

2014

Jeffrey Amerson ’86

2013

Congressman Bill Flores MBA ’85

2012

Reverend W. Emory Gadd ’77

2011

Joana Camacho-Matthynssens ’93

2010

Dr. Voddie Baucham ’92

2009

Randall O. Sorrels ’84

2008

Michael Reinfeldt MBA ’85

2007

Carlton Thompson ’93

2006

Edwin B. Young ’84

2005

Charles Reid ’93

2004

Raymond Denson ’74

2003

Manfred Jachmich ’69

2002

Dr. Cliff McGee Jr. ’89

2001

Bob Beauchamp MS ’87

2000

Dr. Ronald L. Ellis ’77

1999

Mark Denison ’82
Lisa Morris Simon ’76

1998

Dr. Judith Wallis ’81 MEd ’85
Colin S. Montgomerie ’87

1997

Dr. Elizabeth Ann Harkins ’73
Dr. Thomas Wheeler ’75

1996

Elaine Wood ’80
Ron Stone MLA ’94

1995

Dr. Linda Fix Roff ’69
Rick Bailey ’69

1994

Pamela K. Moore ’74 MBA ’81
Stephen Picket ’80

1993

Dr. Barbara Taylor-Cox ’81
Dr. James C. Denison ’80

1992

Carol Ann Halliday Bonds ’68
Beverly Kay Kepler Bonner ’68
Dr. John I. Brady Jr. ’71
Dr. Mark E. Jensen ’78

1991

Marsha Mathis Eckermann ’68
Richard L. Hudson ’75

1990

Dr. Nancy Yuill ’72
Ronald “Steve” Woodall ’84

Outstanding Alumnus Award

This award was the precursor to the Distinguished Alumnus Award and was presented from 1973-1983.

Past Award Recipients

1982

Dr. John Gillespie ’67

1982

Dr. Marvin R. Raley ’71

1981

John “David” Elkins ’70

1980

Kathryn Mayfield ’70

1979

Thomas Tucker Bonner Jr. ’69

1978

Rosalyn Beavers Fabianke ’71

1977

C. Pat Ellis ’68

1976

Art Daniel ’73

1975

Dr. Herman Barlow, Jr. ’72

1973

Don Anderson ’68

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