Alumni Awards

We’re thrilled to announce our Alumni Award opportunities, honoring the remarkable contributions made by Schreiner alumni to both our university and the surrounding communities. Each year, we celebrate outstanding achievements in three distinct areas:

1. The Athletic Hall of Honor: We invite nominations for individuals who participated in sports during their time at Schreiner and have gone on to achieve remarkable success beyond their collegiate years. These athletes have made a lasting impact on and off the field, serving as exemplary role models for our Schreiner community.

2. Distinguished Alumni: Our Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding professional accomplishments and contributions. We’re seeking nominations for alumni who have excelled in their respective careers, making significant impacts in their fields and communities. These individuals embody the values of Schreiner and serve as inspirations to future generations.

3. Purposeful Lives Service Award

The (Schreiner Former Students Association) “SFSA Purposeful Lives Alumni Award” recognizes Schreiner University’s recent alumni who have substantially impacted their communities through meaningful service and purposeful engagement, embodying what it truly means to hail from a faith-based institution and to be “Uniquely Texan”.

Recognition of Alumni that have graduated in 2003 or after, that have recognized service to the Schreiner and surrounding Communities.

We encourage you to nominate fellow alumni who you believe embody the spirit of Schreiner and deserve recognition for their accomplishments. To submit a nomination or learn more about the criteria and selection process, please visit our website or reach out to us for further information. These awards are our way of celebrating the achievements of Schreiner alumni, and we look forward to hearing about the incredible journeys and successes within our alumni community. Nominations are a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on those who’ve made an impact in our Schreiner family.

Previous Recognized Recipients

Athletic Hall Of Honor

Brandon Creek ’01 – Brandon Creek attended Schreiner University from 1998 to 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science. At Schreiner, he was a baseball team member and was a 4-year starter as a second baseman, shortstop, and pitcher. He helped lead the team to the 2000 American Southwest Conference Championship – where he was named the conference tournament MVP. Brandon was a team leader and highly regarded by his teammates. He loved and respected the game and left everything he had out on the field, which earned him many accolades, including ASC Player of the Year in 2001. Brandon’s time at Schreiner led to his passion, a career in coaching where he serves as an inspiring leader and role model for all his students and athletes. His strong work ethic is passed on to the students he has coached and with whom he has built strong relationships. His coaching honors include Stony Point High School Baseball Bi-District Champions and Area Champions in 2017, Football State Semifinalists in 2009, 2010, and 2011, and Eastbay FBU All American Coach in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Rodney Holland ’05 – Rodney Holland attended Schreiner College from 1989 to 1994, where he excelled as a student athlete playing centerfield for the Schreiner baseball team. Playing for Coach Bob Henry, Rodney was selected as an All-American Outfielder in 1993 with a .957 fielding percentage, a batting average of .444, and led the NAIA district 4 with 47 out of 49 stolen bases. Holland, a 5’11” 175-pound speedster, boasted a 6.5-second speed in the 60-yard dash. His talent on the diamond led to his draft in the 36th round by the Cleveland Indians in 1993. Later, Rodney signed with the Chicago Cubs, where he continued to make his mark within their farm club. Rodney returned to Schreiner to complete his degree in Exercise Science in 2005. After graduating from Schreiner, Rodney stayed at his alma mater as the Assistant Baseball Coach. Rodney continues to mentor the athletes he coached at Schreiner and coaches Little League Baseball players in his hometown, New Braunfels, TX. Rodney’s work ethic and character on and off the field enable him to be an example to young athletes. Former Schreiner teammate and later head coach for Schreiner, Joe Castillo, had this to say: “Rodney was a great mentor to our team, in his instruction about the game and life. Rodney did not only teach the game to these young men, but he lived by example.”

Distinguished Alumnus

Kenneth Bethune ’05 – Kenneth Bethune was born in San Antonio in October 1982. He came to Schreiner University in 2003 as a transfer student. Heavily involved in Campus Recreation and Young Catholic Adults, he founded the Men’s Volleyball Club. After graduation, Kenneth moved to Rockville, Maryland in 2005. He worked as a paralegal and coached high school basketball and volleyball at Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy. After a move to Oklahoma, he earned his law degree from Oklahoma City University in 2010. Between 2009-2012 Kenneth coached volleyball at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School and owned and operated OK Velocity Volleyball Club. In 2012, he founded the Bethune, Dye & Enright, PLLC law firm in Beeville. In 2016 Kenneth opened Coastal Bend Distilling Co., and in 2020 became a shareholder in Sutton United Football Club. He serves on several Bee County boards and is committed to increasing business growth in rural south Texas.  

Purposeful Lives Alumnus

Kristi Click Blankman ’09

Heather Lee Green ’08

Adam Hernandez ’14

Past Awards and Honors

Martin L. Allday† ’44
Peter W. Baldwin† ’47
David Barker ’64
Judge Robert Rhea Barton ’56
Raymond E. Berry ’51
Grady Spencer Blocker ’52
Theo Blue† ’51
James B. Cain† ’41
Dr. William B. Campbell† ‘40
N. Ford Chapman, Jr.† ’28
Richard E. Cree ’67
Frank W. Denius† ‘42
Dr. Wilson Elkins† ’28
Royce Faulkner† ’49
Hugh H. Goerner† ’41
Norman Hoffman† ’37
Frank N. Ikard, Sr.† ’31
Dr. Charles “Charley” Johnson ’58
Charles H. Johnston, Jr.† ’32
Dr. Sam McDowell. Junkin ’51
Dr. John L. Kammerdiener ’57
Dr. Samuel W.T. Lanham III ’51
Richard P. Marrs, M.D. ’68
Wendell Mayes, Jr. ’42
Thomas Hulbert Miller, Jr. ’39
Dr. Kiley Miller ’00
Roy Q. Minton ’49
Dr. Renee Moore ’91

Park L. Myers† ’35
James E. Nugent† ’41
Harris J. Pappas ’60
Michael Pate ’71
Dr. Thomas W. Pruett ’50
Dr. Russell Scott, Jr.† ’43
Dr. Frank W. Sheppard, Jr. † ’39
The Honorable Marvin A. Singleton, MD ’60
Dr. Margaret Patricia Sullivan† ‘41
H. W. “Win” Thurber III ‘63
Joe C. Walter, Jr.† ’45

† deceased

Schreiner Former Students Association Distinguished Service Award

Schreiner Former Students Association Distinguished Service Award was created in 2005 to honor former students who have demonstrated outstanding service to, and support of, the Schreiner Former Students Association involving the contribution of time, talent and/or resources benefiting the Association and
Schreiner University.

SFSA Distinguished Service Award Recipients
Coralie Croom† ‘46
Catherine Carden Henry ‘64
Jerry E. “Gene” Marshall ’52
Captain Jack M. Stevens, USN Ret† ’43
Meleah M. Siebold Nye ‘92

Albert B. “Monk” Keith† (Coach ’66-’84)
Bill E. Thompson† ’51
Brenda Niemeyer ‘81
Charles H. Johnston, Jr.† ’32
Claude R. “Chena” Gilstrap† ’35
David Barker ’64
David Lindsey Hulse ’90
Donald W. Suman, Sr.† ’38
Donald “Red” Richardson† ’51
Dr. Charles “Charley” Johnson ’58
Emmett Adolph Acker† ’53
Felicia Delgado ‘04
Fred Saunders ‘51
Gretchen Goebel Peterson ’01
H.C. “Bully” Gilstrap† (Coach ’25-’37)
H.N. “Jack” Stevens† ’24
Joe Love Hedrick† ’41
John R. “Bob” Bowmer† ’53
Ken Murray ‘66
Laurence Becker (Coach ’58-’62)
Leoni Thorne ‘81
Major William G. Gillis, Jr.† ’37
Penny Fitzpatrick ‘81
Raymond E. Berry ’51
Raymond “Red” Daniels† ’42
Reginald “Reggie” West† ’51
Rex R. Kelly† (faculty ’35 – ’52)
Richard Harben
Robert Henry, M.D.† (Coach ’82-’94)
Rogers Douglas ’52
Roland E. Ingram ’62
Stephanie Gamble ’90
Tammy Lusinger ‘90
Tim Kaman ‘90
Tom H. Ball, Jr.† ’42
Tom L. Thornhill† ‘57
Walter Schulle, Jr. ‘55
William C. “Heinie” Weir† (faculty ’37 – ’71)
William Clifford “Cliff” Kellett† ’51
William Dudley Rogers† (Coach ’67-’81)
William E. “Bill” Fox, Jr. ’60
Yasuko Yoshida ‘81

† deceased

Heath Gregory ‘01

Dr. Benny Pena ‘03

Sally Pena ‘02

Kenneth Bethune ’05

Teosha Blaylock ’04

Nancy Garcia ’04