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Tower Glows for 2014 Distinguished Alumni

The Texas Exes’ annual Distinguished Alumnus Awards, to be held Oct. 17, are the highest honor conveyed by the alumni association. Learn more about this year’s winners.

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On Oct. 17 the Tower will glow orange in honor of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Awards, hosted by the Texas Exes.

Every year on an autumn evening, several hundred Longhorns gather to celebrate a group of their most accomplished peers. The Texas Exes’ annual Distinguished Alumnus Awards ceremony is the biggest event of the year around these parts, and this year it promises to be even more spectacular than usual.

The 2014 recipients of the Association’s highest honor come from many walks of life. They are legendary athlete Earl Campbell, Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, former regent H. Scott Caven Jr., astronaut Karen Nyberg, historic preservationist Dealey Decherd Herndon and education champion John H. Massey.

Record-breaking basketball coach Jody Conradt will also receive the Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor given to an individual who did not attend UT.

Read more about the award winners in the Alcalde.

The honorees will receive the award in an Oct. 17 ceremony at the LBJ Library.