The award recognizes a Pasadena ISD alumnus who has made significant contributions to society and whose accomplishments and career have brought credit to Pasadena and Pasadena ISD.
Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to the educational, social, spiritual and personal growth of the young people of our community through volunteer efforts in Pasadena schools or any youth-related organization. They must also live or work within the boundaries of the school district.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award will be presented at a special reception in the spring. A bronze plaque will be dedicated at the reception and placed at the front entrance to the Administration Building.
Those wishing to submit a nomination should return a completed form along with any supporting documentation such as newspaper clippings or resumes by Dec. 5.
Nominations may be submitted to Renea Ivy, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Community Relations, Pasadena ISD, 1515 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, TX 77502. For additional information, call 713-740-0247.
Past recipients of the Distinguished Alumnus Award are:
2014 – Calvin Powitzky, Pasadena High School – Class of 1964
2013 – Dr. John Morgan, Pasadena High School – Class of 1959
2012 – Dr. Frank Young, Pasadena High School – Class of 1958
2011 – Dr. Mike McKinney, Sam Rayburn High School – Class of 1969
2010 – Rick Schriever, Sam Rayburn High School – Class of 1973
2009 – Dr. Byron Tapley, Pasadena High School – Class of 1951
2008 – James R. Smith, South Houston High School – Class of 1960
2007 – Dr. Carlton Horbelt, Pasadena High School –Class of 1973
2006 – Dr. Mary Campbell-Fox, Dobie High School – Class of 1976
2005 – J. Michael Solar, Sam Rayburn High School – Class of 1971
2004 – Dr. Paul Zanowiak, South Houston High School – Class of 1965