Burnet County Pct. 4 Commissioner Joe Don Dockery, a 1981 graduate of Marble Falls High School and a local licensed real estate provider, was the 2018 Outstanding Alumnus. The Marble Falls Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2019 honoree. Courtesy photo
STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO
No one knows the amazing graduates of Marble Falls High School better than the people within the community. In an effort to honor these exceptional individuals, the Marble Falls Education Foundation announced it is accepting nominations for Outstanding Alumnus now through May 3.
Last year, Joe Don Dockery was named Outstanding Alumnus. He is a 1981 graduate and the Burnet County Precinct 4 county commissioner as well as a licensed real estate agent.
Foundation Executive Director Pam Parkman said the organization hopes to have a large number of nominations.
“We don’t have any criteria around timeframe of when someone graduated,” she said.
People should nominate graduates who have made outstanding contributions to their work, communities, and other civic areas.
“Really, it’s for somebody who has given back to Marble Falls, the area, the state, or in another part of the world,” Parkman said. “It’s for somebody who has gone out and contributed — they’ve given back to their community or in their career — so we can recognize the qualities of individuals who’ve graduated from Marble Falls High School.”
The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. May 3. Officials will present the Outstanding Alumnus award at the Honors Banquet, which also recognizes the top 10 percent of the class of 2019, on Friday, May 24.
This is the second annual Outstanding Alumnus award.