South Plains College has selected four former students as their 2013 Distinguished Alumni.

The four students will officially be named at a special awards program in conjunction with the college’s annual Employee Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. on May 9th in the Physical Education Complex.

Those selected for the honor are:

  • Brian T. Butcher – Deputy Software Lead for the Morpheus Project at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston;
  • Jamie K. Roney, R.N. – Nurse Specialist, Sepsis Coordinator at Covenant Health System in Lubbock;
  • Robin Satterwhite, Ed.D – academic dean for the School of Allied Health at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and;
  • Dennis Patton – Posthumous award to Patton, who served as former SPC Men’s Basketball Coach, co-owner of Chem-Tech Services in Levelland, and former South Plains College Regent.

“It is an honor to salute these former students as distinguished alumni of South Plains College,” said Dr. Kelvin Sharp, SPC president. “Each recipient has been recognized for outstanding career accomplishments and service in their respective professions. They represent the thousands of successful SPC graduates who are contributing to their professions and to society in a variety of ways.”

The 2013 Distinguished Alumni will be recognized during the 55th Annual Commencement set for 10 a.m. May 10th in the Texan Dome.

The recipients join 25 other former SPC students who have been named Distinguished Alumni since the program was initiated in 1987.