Alumni Ambassadors


Every year, each academic department across campus chooses former Lions to serve as Alumni Ambassadors. This is the highest honor that a department bestows on its alumni, recognizing their accomplishments and the value they bring to the university. During the past 37 years, nearly 980 Ambassadors have returned to campus for the Annual Alumni Ambassador Forum. This forum provides an opportunity for current students and faculty to connect face-to-face with these ambassadors and hear about stories of those who have turned determination and grit into greatness and service to others in the real world.

Alumni Awards Gala


Lions go on to lead lives of purpose and meaning. From the vast pool of those who have achieved illustrious careers in their chosen professions, certain outstanding graduates are selected as Distinguished Alumni. They are honored at the Annual Alumni Awards Gala, along with recipients of the Gold Blazer Award, which is presented each year to alumni who have provided outstanding Lion spirit and service to the Alumni Association and the university. The award recognizes them for their selfless efforts, without the expectation of pay or other rewards, other than that they have provided major economic and social benefits to the university.

Fifty Year Club


The Fifty Year Club is a proud and active group of alumni who graduated fifty or more years ago from East Texas State Teachers College, East Texas State College, and East Texas State University. Once inducted into the Fifty Year Club, members are invited back each year for the reunion to continue sharing their wisdom and knowledge while keeping our Lion spirit alive.

ROTC Reunion


Every two years, we celebrate our AFROTC, Angel Flight, Arnold Air Society, and Mitchell Grenadiers alumni with a reunion on campus. This is a wonderful time for alumni to renew old friendships, to reconnect with your Alma Mater, and to have fun and pay tribute to your comrades.

DA Day


The brainchild of the Distinguished Alumni Chapter President Alton Biggs, DA Day is our newest annual program. Distinguished Alumni are invited back to campus for this engaging annual event, at which they are given the opportunity to speak with students, faculty, and staff and share their experiences from college and beyond.


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A Day of Fun at the Alumni Family Picnic

Lion alumni and their families recently attended the annual Alumni Family Picnic at Harry Myers Park in Rockwall. The weather was fabulous as adults and children alike enjoyed yard games, face painting, a bounce house and complimentary lunch. We thank all who attended and hope…

Over $11,000 Raised at the 49th Annual Sam McCord Alumni Golf Classic

The 49th annual golf tournament, renamed this year as the Sam McCord Alumni Golf Classic, raised more than $11,000 that will go towards student scholarships and programs to benefit current and future Texas A&M University-Commerce Lions. This year’s tournament was held on May 17th and…

Lion Leadership Academy Networking Night

Alumni Relations collaborated with Athletics and the Office of the President to host students and alumni volunteers for a Lion Leadership Academy networking event. Students had the opportunity to visit with alumni professionals in their areas and discuss internship/employment opportunities, seek career advice, and begin to create…



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You can leave a legacy for generations to come and commemorate the university’s first 125 years by contributing to The Brick Garden on campus. Your customized brick will help fund the Alumni Legacy Scholarship.