Alumni Awards 2022

Celebrate Alumni Achievement

Alumni Awards

Each year, the McMurry University Alumni Association celebrates alumni achievement at the Night of Distinction event, where we recognize alumni who are leading lives of distinction and who embody McMurry’s core values of Learning, Excellence, and Service.

Baby War Hawk

Share Your Love of McMurry

The Kettle Club: A Legacy Program

The kids in your life can “soar with the kettle”a group of hawks in flight—by enrolling in The Kettle Club, a new program for legacy children/grandchildren of McMurry alumni, faculty, and staff.

Benefits of membership include annual birthday cards, age-specific gifts on milestone years, opportunities to attend Legacy-specific events, and more!

War Hawk

McMurry shares in the loss of our loved ones and friends

When we’re made aware of the passing of an alumnus/a or friend of the University, we update the record and print an In Memoriam notice in The Messenger magazine and remember the deceased at our annual Final Ala Cumba ceremony.

* Listing in the magazine is not guaranteed due to limited space. A full listing of Friends We’ll Miss is posted below.

Report A Death

Every Homecoming, we hold the Final Ala Cumba ceremony near the Sacred Wind statue on the McMurry University campus. This annual ceremony honors the memory of McMurry alumni, friends, former students, faculty and staff who have passed away since our last homecoming.

Share Name to Honor
Sacred Wind Sunburst

In Loving Memory

The following alumni deaths have been reported to the University’s. This web feature will be updated with each printed issue of The Messenger.

NoahAbeita’05RoscoeTX4/15/2022
NevelynCrawfordAlexander’58College StationTX4/12/2022
MargaretHoustonBolding’87AbileneTX11/7/2021
DeanBrown’78CaldwellTX4/20/2022
Mary SueBynumAvaryKatyTX1/29/2022
MaryButlerChaffinCleburneTX1/21/2022
RichardChaffinCleburneTX1/10/2022
ElmoCummins’50MidlandTX11/24/2021
BillDeffebachHoustonTX4/11/2022
DonaldDix’59BeltonTX12/30/2021
OpheliaDietzErnst3/19/2022
BobGillAbileneTX4/22/2022
MikeGoode’70North Richland HillsTX1/5/2022
PaulGothard’58BlackwellTX12/10/2021
RobinGreen’67LubbockTX12/9/2021
DorothyHunterGriffinSan AntonioTX3/28/2022
GusGuthrie’66Fort WorthTX1/12/2022
MarieHelm’73ComancheTX5/5/2022
DennisLaster’92AbileneTX11/7/2021
JoanHughesLeeAustinTX12/18/2021
CarlosMainord’68Broken ArrowOK11/8/2021
GeorgeMartin’62San AntonioTX12/15/2021
SandraShieldsMartinMerkelTX4/3/2022
DonaldMazy’62PleasantonCA2/1/2022
RoxanneMedinaMedina’15DallasTX5/4/2022
JackMeixner’65MayTX1/28/2022
DeniseJohnsonMoore’99San AntonioTX12/4/2021
HughMooreAbileneTX1/12/2022
WayneMooring’70WacoTX4/29/2022
PatWeaverParrNoconaTX12/28/2021
JamesPayne’66The ColonyTX3/4/2022
MichaelPelfrey’60AmarilloTX3/10/2022
ClaudettePerry’51AbileneTX12/10/2021
BenPilcherGeorgetownTX11/24/2021
DustyRhodesHoustonTX11/19/2021
ErmaFolleyRidgeHoustonTX2/25/2022
RonSalmonRustonLA3/29/2022
JeanSauze’51MidlandTX3/14/2022
DickSchofieldAbileneTX3/19/2022
PatMooreShackelfordAbileneTX3/14/2022
RonaldSitton’69LubbockTX2/2/2022
JimmieDavisSmith’52SweetwaterTX3/23/2022
BillySpencer’62AbileneTX12/21/2021
GlennStanberry’72DallasTX4/16/2022
RitaHoodStephenson’47WintersTX2/2022
JackieStoweAbileneTX2/9/2022
DavidSullivan’56BreckenridgeTX2/16/2022
ClarkSutleyCypressTX6/16/2021
LindaCooperTaylor’63BuffaloWY1/20/2022
JudiaTerryColemanTX10/11/2021
ThomasTrinkner’71AbileneTX3/7/2022
MaryWarner’64AlbuquerqueNM2/23/2022
SarahRagleWeddington’64AustinTX12/26/2021
DonWelchCrowellTX11/18/2021
LeeWescott’60LakewayTX1/25/2022
ScottWhite’75AbileneTX12/5/2021
OrlierWhite’55San DiegoCA12/20/2020
PhilWidmer’59RangelyCO2/8/2022
MaryDeffebachWilliamsEarlyTX11/11/2021
VioletWood’71Buffalo GapTX5/2/2022