Alumni Awards & Organizations


Alumni Awards

Each year, Hardin-Simmons honors our alumni and former students for their outstanding achievements in either their careers, their community, or their dedication to HSU. 

To see a complete list of our award winners, click here

Alumni Association Board of Directors

All HSU students become members of the Alumni Association upon graduation. All Association members receive the Range Rider and other Alumni Relations mailings.

This governing body for the Alumni Association meets regularly and assists in structuring alumni-related programming. This working board of 21 members (max) represents a wide variety of demographics. They meet 4-5 times a year, usually on campus. Each member is integral to the Board’s success.

The Alumni Association Board, in partnership with the Office of Alumni Relations, seeks to communicate with alumni and to provide avenues for alumni to continue and further their relationship with HSU and with others among the 20,000 alumni throughout the world.

Board of Young Associates

The Hardin-Simmons BYA is a select group of alumni under the age of 40 who together aspire voluntarily to assist HSU achieve its mission of providing the opportunity for a quality education in a Christian environment for all qualified men and women.

The Board seeks to accomplish this by promoting the philosophy of Christian education; assisting in recruitment, fund raising, and the promotion of academic excellence and student leadership; encouraging alumni support and participation; and providing assistance as requested for projects and activities.

Membership to the Board is granted upon invitation through the BYA membership committee with the approval of the University and Board of Trustees. HSU graduates who are three years past their graduation date and are under the age of 40 are eligible for membership consideration. Total membership does not exceed 75.

Interested in joining the board, click here to complete your application.

Board of Development

The Board of Development supports the University by awarding student scholarships under its control and by promoting awareness, interest, and financial support for the University. The Board consists of friends, exes, and alumni who desire to support the University. The Vice President for Advancement acts as the administrative officer for the Board. The Board meets as a whole two weekends a year (at Homecoming and again in spring).


HSU Posse Kids Club

Posse Kids is one of the coolest clubs here on the HSU Range. We have some exciting plans for Posse Kids this year, including the Posse Corral at Homecoming! 

We are looking forward to seeing you on the 40 Acres soon (that’s a nickname for the HSU campus, even though it’s grown larger than just 40 acres).

Tell your folks to come to HSU’s 2012 Homecoming (October 11-14) so you can come hang out at the Posse Corral on Saturday, October 13th. Check out the Posse page for more information.

HSU Ex-Cowgirls


The HSU Ex-Cowgirls is an organization to foster friendship with former Cowgirls and to support the University. The Association awards scholarship(s) annually to descendants of Ex-Cowgirls. The Ex-Cowgirls still meet for a brunch every summer and again at Homecoming.


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