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    The Office of Alumni Relations develops, coordinates and fosters programs and events to keep alumni involved and connected to Tarleton State University, fellow classmates and students.  Alumni Relations works in conjunction with the Alumni Association (a non-profit organization) by co-sponsoring events such as The Distinguished Alumni Gala, Silver Taps, Alumni Academic Forum and Homecoming Reunions.

     The ultimate goal is to make a positive difference and and encourage success for future generations of Tarleton Texans.  This can only be accomplished with a combination of support from a variety of ways; either financial gifts, gifts of time or being an advocate of Tarleton State University on and off campus. 

Nominations Needed

All Tarleton faculty, staff, students and alumni,

Your help is requested to identify Tarleton faculty who are regarded as outstanding educators.  Please take this opportunity to nominate a deserving faculty member for the O.A. Grant Excellence in Teaching Award, which honors faculty members who have had a profound effect on the lives and careers of Tarleton students. At least one individual from each of the University's five academic colleges will be selected and recognized at the Alumni Academic Forum, scheduled for March 28, 2011.

Nominees must be full-time faculty and have served in that capacity for 3 years. Nominations are subject to approval of the University President and Provost. Recipients will be awarded $500 each as provided by the Tarleton Alumni Association.

Nomination deadline: Monday February 7, 2011 to Alumni Relations Box T-0060

Nomination form

Notable Alumni

Ryan Bingham Singer/songwriter, Oscar & Golden Globe winner
Ben Barnes Fmr Lt. Governor, Texas
Bill Casner Owner WinStar Farms, Kentucky Derby & Belmont Stakes winner 2010
Chad Fox MLB player
Millie Hughes-Fulford Astronaut
George Kennedy Oscar winning actor
Barry B. Thompson Fmr Chancellor of Texas A&M University System
Sam M. Russell Fmr U.S. Representative
Charles Stenholm Fmr U.S. Representative



Bleed Purple


Yes, I am the spirit of Tarleton.

I was born in 1899 from the soul

of an itinerant farmer.

from "The Spirit of Tarleton",

by J. Louis Evans