Lamar University alumni, faculty dominate Southeast Texas 40 Under 40 2023 honoree list

Lamar University alumni left a mark on this year's Southeast Texas 40 Under 40 honoree list. Out of the 40 individuals recognized for their outstanding achievements, an impressive 20 are proud graduates and one faculty member of Lamar University.  Generic Office Workers

“Year after year, Lamar University graduates some of the most impactful young leaders in a broad range of industries. They innovate, forge partnerships, solve problems, blaze trails, and serve their community,” Director of Alumni Affairs and Advancement Services Shannon Figueroa said. “I and the rest of the Lamar University community are so proud to see our alumni being recognized for their talents and leadership in business, community, education, and public service through the annual Southeast Texas Young Professionals Organization 40 Under 40 Award.” 

The 21 members of LU alumni and faculty are:

  • Robyn Burdette
  • Jesus Diaz Gutierrez
  • Celine Do
  • Erica Faust
  • Andre Favors
  • Jennifer Fischer
  • Evan Gauthia
  • Arquelle Gilder
  • Denita Jones
  • Sherika King-Lowe
  • Velvet Malbrough
  • Michelle Matheson
  • Cole Michalk
  • Megan Mistric
  • Edwin Nelson, Jr.
  • Brittany Parsels
  • Darby Reed
  • Krystal Sanchez
  • Caitlyn Schrapps
  • Mark Sonnier
  • Alexis Sturrock

The Southeast Texas 40 Under 40 is an annual accolade program that celebrates young professionals who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and communities. This year's honoree list boasts many talents, from entrepreneurs and educators to healthcare professionals and community leaders.

Lamar University's alumni are prominently represented, demonstrating the institution's commitment to fostering excellence in its graduates. These individuals have not only excelled in their careers, but have also made substantial impacts on the Southeast Texas region through their innovative work and community involvement.

“These wonderful alumni being recognized by this award showcase some of our many graduates who strive to make a difference in order to uplift the community and build brighter futures for all,” Figueroa said.

The 40 Under 40 honorees will be celebrated at an upcoming awards ceremony. This event not only highlights the exceptional talent emerging from Lamar University but also showcases the bright future of Southeast Texas.