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The magazine of the SFA Alumni Association
and Stephen F. Austin State University

Current Issue: Spring 2020



The Glass Ceiling

Alumna serves as president of curtain wall and specialty glass contractor Haley-Greer Inc., one of the largest female-owned companies in North Texas


All the World’s a Stage

Theatre graduates hone their craft in major U.S. cities and beyond


Raising the Bar

Business alumna achieves success in the restaurant industry


Swoops and Strokes

Calligraphy artist owns flourishing business, works with companies like Cartier, Estée Lauder, Kendra Scott


For the Birds

Biology major named Inventor of the Year

Campus Life

15 to Finish

SFA sharpens focus on student success


Get your graduate degree without leaving home

Treasure Seekers

East Texas Research Center preserves history

Alumni News

Mr. and Miss SFA

Logan Ray of Lubbock and Rachel Ballback of The Woodlands have been selected as recipients of the 2020 Mr. and Miss SFA Awards.



The Bobbie Hargis Todd Scholarship

Vista Viewpoint

Vista Viewpoint

Nathan Bain, student-athlete

The Lumberjacks Forward who scored the game-winning basket against No. 1 Duke University reflects on whirlwind of the past seven months.

Advising 101


Dr.Mark Sanders, Associate Dean and Professor of English

Writing should be purposeful. “It is difficult to get the news from poems,” William Carlos Williams wrote, but people perish “every day for lack of what is found there.” Metaphorically, writing brings us the news and weather of our human community.

Jacks of All Trades


with Lori Wendt ’89

Education major ‘falls in love’ with work on ‘Barney & Friends’ TV series

In Every Issue

Dr. Scott Gordon

A letter from Dr. Scott Gordon, President of Stephen F. Austin State Univerity

Bob Francis

Letter from the Alumni Association

A message from Alumni Association President, Bob Francis


Athletics Highlights

The latest news from athletics, including an update on the Johnson Coliseum addition

Class Notes

Class Notes

News and notes from Lumberjack alumni

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Lumberjacks whom we recently lost.

Past Issues