• After HSU

    BBobPatriciaNeff-100Billy Bob Neff & Patricia (Butman) Neff

    1962/1967 & 1977  B.S./M.E. & B.S.
    Alumni Volunteers

    Mr. and Mrs. Neff served on HSU’s Alumni Association Board of Directors 2005-2008 in a shared role as Vice-President of Special Events.   Read More


    TrentButler-100Dr. Trent C. Butler

    1963  B.A.
    Author/Editor

    Trent Butler is a noted scholar in Old Testament studies who has published for lay and for scholarly audiences.   Read More


    CristelCamacho_crop100Dr. Cristel V. Camacho

    2005  B.S.
    Cancer Research Scientist

    As a published Postdoctoral Research Fellow with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, Cristel focuses on understanding the role of DNA repair deficiencies. Her NASA-funded Ph.D. research (2012) focused on understanding the carcinogenic consequences of radiation exposure.  Read More


    VictorCarillo-100Dr. Victor Carillo

    1986  B.S. in Geology
    Geologist/Attorney

    Victor has had many personal and professional achievements throughout his career. In his career, he worked as a petroleum geophysicist, HSU professor, attorney, city council member, statewide elected official, Taylor County Judge and Chair of the Texas Railroad Commission. While serving as on the Texas Railroad Commission, he also chaired Governor Rick Perry’s Texas Energy Planning Council and was vice-chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.  Read More


    Chad BraunMr. Chad C. Braun

    1994  Bachelor of Business Administration
    Accounting/Finance

    Chad Braun is the executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of AmREIT, a publicly-traded equity real estate investment trust based in Houston. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate finance, equity capital markets, debt structuring and placement, investor relations, accounting, and reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission.   Read More


    MattChandler-100Matt Chandler

    1999  B.B.S. Ministry/Leadership
    Pastor

    “All that God has done in my life in the past 20 years can be tied back to my time at HSU. God's sovereign gracious hand was creating relationships and teaching me lessons that continue to serve me to this day.”  Read More


    MarshallDoke-100Mr. Marshall J. Doke, Jr.

    1956  B.A.
    HSU Attorney

    Marshall Doke is a partner, specializing in government contracts & litigation, with the Gardere Wynne Sewell law firm of Dallas.  Read More


    Emily PrevostDr. Emily Row Prevost

    2000/2002  Bachelor of Arts in Bible/Master of Arts in Religion
    University Faculty

    As director of Leadership Development at East Texas Baptist University, Emily oversees the curricular and co-curricular leadership development program for students.  Read More


    StarrHoffman_crop100Dr. Starr (Brockmeier) Hoffman

    1999  B.A. Fine Art/English Literature
    Academic Librarian

    Starr is Head of Planning and Assessment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has previously served as Head of the Journalism Library at Columbia University and Head of the Government Documents Department at the University of North Texas.  Read More


    LeroyHumphries_crop100Dr. Leroy Humphries

    1964  B.A.
    Physicist/Entrepreneur

    Leroy currently serves as the Director of The Leroy J. & Daisy E. Humphries Foundation. He was an Associate Professor of Physics at McMurry University, received a Postdoctoral Fellowship to study medical physics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and then served as the Director of the Radiation Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory  Read More


    Jason TerrellDr. Jason B. Terrell

    2002  Bachelor of Science, Biology / Biochemistry
    Medical Director

    The comfortable atmosphere and superior education at Hardin-Simmons is the perfect combination for achieving spiritual growth and professional development. Hardin-Simmons provided the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed in business and in life.   Read More


    WallaceSherertz_crop100Mr. Wallace K. Sherertz

    1963  B.A.
    Actor/Educator

    Mr. Wally Sherertz became a high school math teacher, textbook co-author, and, later, teacher association executive director. All the while, he actively performed in principal and supporting roles in regional and stock theater, playing the lead in shows like Shenandoah, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Most Happy Fella.  Read More


    CCSpicer-100Charles & Carlene Spicer

    1959/1991  B.A./M.A.
    Educators

    Together, Charles and Carlene were part of the “founding” group for the HSU School of Music Foundation and served on its board for a number of years. Additionally, they served as co-presidents of Austin Elementary and Madison Junior High PTAs, and co-presidents of Band Boosters for both Madison Middle School and Cooper High.  Read More


    CindyWier_crop100Mrs. Cindy (Harrison) Wier

    1971  B.A.
    Non-Profit Executive

    Cindy is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Serenity Foundation. She is an avid supporter of Hardin-Simmons where she has served as a part-time lecturer, board member, and alumni volunteer.  Read More


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