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Photo of Jimmy McFeeley playing guitarJames "Jimmy" McFeeley

Honored by: Sharon Lehmann, Sister

Jimmy McFeeley graduated in August of 2018 at the age of 52. He started his degree back in the late 1980s but life happened and he just couldn't devote the time to finish. After years of a successful music career in and around Austin where he played with Reckless Kelly and Paula Nelson to name a few, he decided now is the time and he received a bachelors in Music. His family is very proud of him for all his accomplishments and he was very proud to have graduated from Texas State University.

Yolanda Reyes

Honored by: Chrislea Doyle, Colleague

I became acquainted with Yolanda Reyes when she was an Assistant Principal at Miller Middle School in San Marcos and I was a teacher there. I always found Ms. Reyes to be incredibly supportive, kind, and professional. I imagine her passing these traits onto her students at Texas State University. May her positivity continue through them and may she rest in peace.

Connor Michael Shannon

Photo of Connor Shannon

Honored by: Terence Michael Shannon

Connor, Where do you begin. Connor was a one in a million type of person. You don’t find men like him everywhere you turn. He had a natural gift of love, compassion, forgiveness, chivalry and just being an all-around genuine being. Connor was genuine in everything that he did. He treated everyone with love, respect and kindness. He was accepting and helpful to all. His smile, personality and attitude were infectious. He was smart, fun-loving, and committed to his strong family and friend bonds. Connor, you left footprints everywhere and I will never be the same. Through a very tragic incident, I lost the most beautiful soul I ever met and had a hand in molding, my son. He was handsome, funny, smart, respectful, helped others and had many other traits. He played many sports in his short life as I did. He was a State Champion in Texas High School Football and Rugby where he was selected to the All-State Team. He is gone now, however, at least I was able to have him in my life and for twenty-four and a half years. He is the one who bailed me out of jail when I was a fool and did not pay child support; he was ten years old. He was the one who showed me what life is about, the love of a child and a parent. I always thought I was the teacher and he was the student, now sadly, I realize through him that I was the student and he was the teacher. Connor you were the best son a father could have ever asked for. You touched so many people. It’s tough, however, I know you are in a better place and we’ll meet again. Fly High #34. Look over your little sister, mom, John, me and all you touched. We all miss you so darn much. It’s just strange sometimes that I know you will never walk through my door or go hunting/fishing with me again. However, I know you will always be in my soul and watching over me. I love you buddy. Thank you for being my son and coming into my life. You saved me and so many others. Love, Dada

Pat Curtin

Honored by: Kate Jones, Granddaughter

Pat was born on Nov. 26, 1936, in Munday, Texas, where she attended Munday High School. She moved to San Marcos, Texas, in 1965 where she began teaching music in the San Marcos Independent School District. After teaching different subjects and grades, she became principal at Bowie and Crocket Elementary Schools and was a driving force in teaching excellence and innovation in the classroom. She was a role model for many staff and fellow educators both in leadership and visionary methods in education. Pat then moved to Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum for SMISD. Pat began working at Southwest Texas State University in the Department of Education at both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses. She used her time and talents developing relationships with numerous campuses and developing the student teacher program and the Teacher Fellows program. She was always a Bobcat at heart and held great pride for San Marcos.


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