2014 Alumni Association Awards

Please submit your 2014 Alumni Award nominees by filling out the form here.

Please join us for the Texas Tech University School of Law Alumni Reception held in conjunction with the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting. We will present the 2014 Alumni Association Awards.

Hilton Austin
500 East 4th St.
Austin, Texas
Thursday, June 26, 2014
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Hershell L. Barnes Ambassador Awards

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who has served as a goodwill ambassador through a combination of actions and efforts that have demonstrated dedication and fellowship toward the School of Law and general community. This award is named in honor of Hershell Barnes, Class of 1970, the first Texas Tech Law alumnus to serve on the Texas Tech Law School Foundation Board. Mr. Barnes passed away in 2011.

Cecilia Morgan ’77, JAMS The Resolution Experts, Dallas, Texas

Laura Pratt ’09, City Attorney’s Office, Lubbock, Texas

Barbara Ellis ’94, Locke Lord L.L.P., Austin, Texas

Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who has demonstrated significant and substantial contributions to furthering ideals of public service in the law. This award is named in honor of long-time Tech Law Professor Daniel Benson, who passed away in 2011.

Honorable Jim Jordan ’77, 160th District Court, Dallas, Texas

Lee Parsley ’89, E. Lee Parsley, P.C., Austin, Texas

Honorable Cathleen Parsley ’81, State Office of Administrative Hearings, Austin, Texas

Greg Fouratt ’95, Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, Albuquerque, New Mexico

D. Murray Hensley Service Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who has served the law school by coaching advocacy teams. This award is named in honor of long-time advocacy coach Murray Hensley, Class of 1982, who passed away in 2011.

Lawrence M. Doss ’99, Partner, Mullin, Hoard & Brown, L.L.P., Lubbock, Texas

G.O.L.D. Awards

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus who graduated during the last decade (Graduates of the Law Decade) for significant achievements in the practice of law, the judiciary, public service, government, business, or commerce.

Ricardo Barrera ’10, The Barrera Law Firm, Harlingen, Texas

Priscilla Camacho ’05, VP of Education/Workforce Development at The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio, Texas

Chad West ’06, Chad West, PLLC, Dallas, Texas

Rising Star Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes an alumnus (usually out 15 or fewer years) whose exemplary contributions of service and leadership, either professionally or at the School of Law, has brought credit to the graduate and the institution.

Chris Pepper ’01, Winstead, Austin, Texas

William C. Petit ’05, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, Houston, Texas

Outstanding Service Awards

These awards, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognize non-alumni individuals and organizations who have a history of (a) hiring Texas Tech Law alumni, (b) serving or mentoring Texas Tech Law students, (c) participating in externship programs for Texas Tech Law students, or (d) contributing monetarily or otherwise to the success of Texas Tech School of Law.

Tracy Brown, Texas Young Lawyers Association, Austin, Texas

Texas Access to Justice Foundation, Austin, Texas

New Mexico Public Defender, Santa Fe, New Mexico

President's Award

This award, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognizes the outgoing president of the Texas Tech Alumni Association.

Wade Shelton ’81, Shelton and Valadez, PC, San Antonio, Texas

Bob Black Bar Leaders Award

These awards, presented at the Texas Tech Law reception during the Texas Bar annual meeting, recognize each Texas Tech Law alumnus who has during the past year served as president of a local, state, national, international, or specialty bar association. This award is named in honor of Texas Tech Law alumnus Bob Black, Class of 1980, who served as president of the State Bar of Texas during 2011–2012.

Mark S. Zachary

C. Barrett Thomas

Brian P. Heinrich

Laura L. Hale

James E. Teague

Todd Clement

Brooke Hendricks-Green

Alexandria K. Zant

James E. Beam

Jody L. Myatt

Renee M. Castillo-De La Cruz

Frank T. Messina

Clinton W. Dennis

Marcy M. Erwin

David J. Hazlewood

Celeste I. Villarreal

Lisa K. Hooper

Michele N. Dodd

Rick McPherson

Victor R. Rodriguez, II

2013 Recipients