John Garland Flowers
John G. Flowers, one of the founders and president of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, received the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1973.
He graduated from Texas State, at the time known as Southwest Texas State Normal School, in 1913.
He was the third president of the university, serving from 1942-64, and Flowers Hall was named in his honor.
The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the most prestigious honor given by Texas State University-San Marcos and the Texas State Alumni Association. The award recognizes graduates who have achieved prominence and distinction in their chosen business, profession or life work on a national or international level.