Homecoming dinner to honor individuals
Formal to focus on eight honorees
Published: Friday, October 4, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 20:10
Dr. Alaric Williams
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Alaric Williams has grown the ASU online degree program from 15 students to nearly 100 in his five years as director of the Master of Education in the Student Development and Leadership in Higher Education program. He is the adviser for the Black Student Alliance and co-adviser for the Student Government Association. Williams has served on more than 30 university committees and a dozen San Angelo community organizations and has earned the 2011 Faculty Excellence in Leadership/Service Award for the College of Education and a nomination for a 2013 Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award. Williams will be honored as Distinguished Faculty Achievement.
Leonor Constancio is a nontraditional student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in communication and will graduate in 2015. She has worked as publications assistant of ASU’s Communications and Marketing Office for six years and has earned multiple ADDY Awards and Member-of-the-Year honors from the American Advertising Federation-San Angelo, where she served as president for a year. Constancio was nominated twice for the President’s Staff Excellence Award, was inducted in the Alpha Chi and Lambda Pi Eta honor societies, and serves as adviser for ASU’s Graphic Design Club. Constancio will be honored as Distinguished Staff Achievement.
Col. Casey Eaton
Col. Casey Eaton graduated from ASU’s ROTC program in 1993, joined the Air Force as a pilot and logged more than 3,600 flying hours supporting operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Europe, the Pacific, South and Central America and around the globe. He served as aide-de-camp to the secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon and held command positions at Hickam AFB, Hawaii, and Altus AFB, Okla. He is deputy director of programs and resources for the J8 Directorate, U.S. Northern Command, in Colorado Springs. Eaton will be honored as Distinguished ROTC Alumnus.
Dr. Mack McCoulskey
Dr. Mack McCoulskey attended San Angelo College on a basketball scholarship from 1959-61 for Coach Phil George, on a team that qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association. He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Southwest Texas State College (now Texas State University) and earned a doctorate in special education at University of Texas. He returned as professor of education in 1976 and taught for 36 years until his retirement in May 2012. McCoulskey will be honored as Golden Ex of the Year.
Tara Hart started her job as associate director of Admissions in 2011 and is the campus adviser for Sigma Kappa. She plans recruiting events, interacts with prospective students and their families and oversees the RAMbassador student assistants in the Admissions Office. Hart also volunteers with the ASU Alumni Association and will be honored as an Honorary Alumna.
Alvin New graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from ASU in 1984. He worked at Town & Country Food Stores as a college junior and later became managing owner and CEO. He sold the chain in 2007 and served as mayor of San Angelo from January 2010 to June 2013. New and his wife, Patricia, Classes of 1986 and 1993, donated $350,000 to renovate classrooms in the business and education programs and $250,000 to the ASU Honors Program for scholarships and program enhancements. New will be honored as the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus.