Previous Award Recipients

Trustee of Free Enterprise Awardis University of the Southwest's most distinguished award and is given for outstanding business achievements, for an established reputation for conducting responsible and ethical business practices, for community leadership, and for investment of time and resources toward the preservation of a free society.

Past Recipients


  1980 - Ben Alexander   1997 - Don Kidd & Gary Don Regan
  1981 - Larry White   1998 - James R. Miller
  1982 - Cecil Brown   1999 - Samuel S. Spencer, Jr.
  1983 - Robert M. Moran   2000 - Talbot & Dorothy McCormick
  1984 - Bill Daniels   2001 - Peyton Yates
  1985 - Finn Watson   2002 - Jack Daniels
  1986 - Joan M. Tucker   2003 - Charley Smith
  1987 - Don Maddox   2004 - Betty King
  1988 - Thelma Linam Webber   2005 - Buster Goff
  1989 - Zearl T. Young   2006 - Farris Nelson
  1990 - Al Arnold   2007 - Nolan H. Brunson
  1991 - Robert O. Anderson   2008 - James Tyler
  1992 - Jean Gray   2009 - Bobby Wallach
  1993 - Bonnie A. Moran   2010 - C. Gene Samberson
  1994 - Kenneth J. Fadke   2011 - Raye P. Miller
  1995 - William G. McPheron   2012 - Ted McVay
  1996 - S.P. Yates   2013 - James W. Francis