Nominations for outstanding college alumni due April 1

Nominations for the 2019 Texas A&M College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by April 1.

“This award recognizes the exemplary leadership, relentless pursuit of excellence, exceptional talents and numerous accomplishments of the recipients,” said Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college. “We strongly encourage those who know a former student deserving of this prestigious honor to nominate him or her.”

Anyone may nominate a former student for the award following the [criteria and process] ( detailed on the Outstanding Alumni Award [website] ( , where nomination forms are available. The 2019 Outstanding Alumni will be honored at a Thursday, Nov. 14 banquet in the Texas A&M [Thomas G. Hildebrand Equine Complex] (,-96.3719442,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x8646825219b8cda9:0xbe524b107003fbfd!8m2!3d30.6151917!4d-96.3697555) .

Since its inception in 1997, less than one percent of the college’s former students have received this award, the college’s highest honor.

Completed nomination packages should be sent by April 1, 2019 to Deanna Cowan, Office of the Dean, College of Architecture, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3137, or

[Biographies] ( of previous Outstanding Alumni Award recipients can be viewed on the college website.

The 2018 Outstanding Alumni honorees were recognized at a Nov. 15 banquet at The George hotel in College Station.

Richard Nira

posted January 14, 2019