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The University of Texas at Arlington Alumni Association established the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1965. The purpose of the annual Distinguished Alumni Awards is to recognize outstanding alumni for their individual achievements, contributions to their industries or professions, service to their community and demonstrated loyalty to The University of Texas at Arlington.

Before the founding of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs in 2015, a number of alumni from the School of Architecture and the School of Urban and Public Affairs have been honored with the award.


Distinguished Alumni

Sohrab D. Charna
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2015

Frederick P. Perpall
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2014

Barbara White Bryson
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2013

Lon M. Burnam
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2011

Thomas E. Harvey
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2009

Rodney W. Hicks
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2009

Linda S. Watson
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2009

Azroei Ahmad
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2008

Shirley A. Burchfield
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2008

Mohd Z. Kusa
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2008

Dan G. Sefko
School of Architecture/ School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2007

Terry D. Steelman
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2007

Theron L. Bowman
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2006

Mojtaba Haddad
School of Architecture/ School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2006

William J. Commer
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2005

David M. Kunkle
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2005

Katherine K. Gilson
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2004

John M. Suggs
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2004

Susan Lew-McAvoy
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2003

Sharon K. Odum
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2003

Robert T. Babbitt
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2002

Hoang V. Dang
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2002

David R. Gattis
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2001

Robert L. Meckfessel
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2001

George C. Campbell
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 2000

Randall C. Gideon
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 2000

Robert H. James
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 1999

Franklin D. Moss
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1999

Larry D. Watson
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1999

Darell W. Fields
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 1998

Curtis E. Hawk
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1998

Timothy E. De Noble
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 1997

Nancy Grant
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1997

Franklin D. Moss
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni Service Award, 1997

Levi H. Davis
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1996

Lionel B. Morrison
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 1996

Rebecca L. Boles
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 1995

Thomas A. Scott
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1995

David L. Browning
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni Service Award, 1994

Hubert R. Hawkins
School of Architecture
Distinguished Alumni, 1994

Naomi W. Lede
School of Urban and Public Affairs
Distinguished Alumni, 1993