Six Tarleton State University graduates returned to the classroom on Wednesday to share their knowledge and experience with students from each of the university’s six colleges as part of Tarleton’s 24th annual Alumni Academic Forum.

Begun in 1993 to recognize outstanding graduates from each academic college, the event allows alumni honorees the opportunity to interact with current Tarleton students and to share personal success stories—how the university prepared them for life after college and advice on pursuing a career in their chosen field.

This year’s Tarleton Alumni Academic Forum honorees are: Paul Casey (’92), College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences; Ken Dorris (’81), College of Business Administration; Christy West (’75), College of Education; Michael Honea (’02, ’04), College of Health Sciences & Human Services; Glenn West (’75), College of Liberal & Fine Arts; and Dr. Ted Pettijohn (’83), College of Science & Technology.

Honorees were welcomed to campus by Tarleton President F. Dominic Dottavio, Provost Dr. Karen Murray and each of the college’s academic deans at a breakfast prior to visiting classes to speak to students, faculty and staff. The honorees later were recognized during a luncheon, where they received awards marking their participation as Alumni Academic Forum presenters.