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Let Us Celebrate!

After 50 years of changing the world through Texas State, it's time to pause and celebrate and thank the Lord of the Harvest. Cru at (Southwest) Texas State has a rich legacy of changing lives through the gospel and disciple-making. Perhaps you are a direct part of history or maybe indirectly through your prayers and giving.

We are calling out to all alumni and friends of Cru at Texas State to come celebrate largely what God has done here. It promises to be a fun and festive night that will linger as you reconnect with old friends or reconnect to the vision and mission of Cru. Either way, we want to invite you to join us on the beautiful Hill Country campus of Texas State University (... or SWT for you die-hards). What a celebration that evening will be. Go Cats Go! 

NOTE: The evening is free for all guests. However, there will be a giving opportunity that evening for Cru at Texas State. 

Dress: Business Casual 

 

Childcare is not provided. The Celebration is for Alumni, Community Members, and Cru Staff

50 Years (and then some) Celebration & Vision Dinner
Leaving a Lasting Legacy

Saturday April 13, 2024

6:30pm - 9:00pm

(5:00pm Alumni Reception)

(6:00pm Ballroom Doors Open)

(6:30pm Dinner Begins)

Texas State University 

LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor)

San Marcos, Texas 78666

 

Parking available at LBJ Student Center Parking Garage

(704 Gaillardia St, San Marcos, TX 78666)

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Kelly Damphousse

Before joining Texas State, President Damphousse served as chancellor of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro for five years. He previously served as associate dean and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. 

 

He leads from the top but he never met a stranger and he is a friend to all. He is accessible to anyone who has a question, a concern, or just wants to talk. Kelly was adopted and his adoptive parents took in foster children throughout his childhood, which left him with a passion for justice and inclusion. He is a first-generation student who personally knows the life-changing impression that higher education can have on a student’s life.  His life was also impacted through a Christian student organization when he was an undergraduate student at Sam Houston State. That impact carries on in his life today. Led by the guiding principle that everyone matters, Kelly is steadfast in ensuring that all are welcome, all belong, and all are heard.

In addition to his university responsibilities, Kelly is actively engaged in athletics at a national level. Currently, he serves on the NCAA Board of Directors and the NCAA Board of Governors, and as president of the Sun Belt Conference Board of Directors. He also served as the Faculty Athletics Representative at University of Oklahoma for five years.

 

For more fascinating insights about Dr. Damphousse and his family: www.president.txst.edu/about-president-damphousse/biography.html  

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THROUGH THE DECADES 

Below you will find opportunities to hangout and reconnect with those from your time at

Texas State (South West Texas)

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1971 - 1984
(Dennis Combrink Years)

We will hang together and have lunch at Grin’s at 11:30 am on April 13th

for all who would like to join.

Please RSVP with the number attending to tsucru50yearcelebration@gmail.com by April 6th.

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1984- 1991
(Jim & Lynn Kessler Years)

Jim and Lynn reserved a reunion lunch at Grins at 11:30 AM on April 13th

for all who would like to join them.  We will each pay by separate checks. Please RSVP to jim.kessler@cru.org by April 8th.  BTW, they are staying at the Embassy Suites, if you would like to book a room in the same hotel. See you there! 

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1986 - 1999
(Reeves era, and then some)

Saturday, April 13 | 11 AM

Breakfast Brunch at the Party HQ River

House (Airbnb): 115 Riviera Dr. San Marcos

 

Following the Celebration

An After Party (same location as Brunch)

We will have some drinks and after-derves but feel free to bring whatever you would like to share

 

RSVP to shannon.reeves.tx@gmail.com

With name, # attending and phone number

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2000 - 2010

Kerby Lane Cafe Brunch

Saturday April 13th | 10 AM

After Party at Putt Pub

Saturday April 13th | 10PM

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2010 - 2023

Come-and-Go Brunch at Corley's

Sunday, April 14th | 9:30 AM -12 PM

650 Summerwood Drive, NB 78130 

RSVP to

Craig 512-644-8722 / Ginger 512-665-8888.

Photo Upload

PICTURES FROM THE DECADES

Do you have any pictures from your time at Texas State University (SWT)? Please use the form below to upload them so we can use them at the Celebration & Vision Dinner

THOSE WHO ARE COMING: 392 so far...
(Updated Every Monday Afternoon | Last Updated 4-3-24, 1:50PM CST)

Jose
Abaroa
Taylor
Abaroa
Jesslyn
Adams
Felipe
Adams
Matthew
Adams
Leigh
Adams (Hutchison)
Hannah
Allen
Sal
Allen
John
Almquist
Taylor
Almquist
Liz
Amaya
Oscar
Amaya
Melrae
Ambs
Robert
Ambs
Debbie
Anderson
(Alex) Sherry
Anderson
Jeff
Anderson
Amy
Austria
Noah
Austria
Miranda
Baidaoui
Andrew
Baidaoui
Jacob
Baley
Emily
Barber
Brandon
Barber
David
Barnard
Elizabeth
Barnard
Holly
Barron
Nate
Barron
Charlotte
Batson
Stephanie
Baumann
David
Baumann
Bill
Bebee
Claire
Bellomy
Sue Ellen
Berry
Rick
Berry
Josue
Blanco Ventura
Alex
Bobotas
Debbie
Boone
Dan
Boone
Ana Laura
Bowden
William
Bowden
Dawn
Brace
Haley
Brand
Hope
Brewer
Lois
Bronaugh
Bruce
Brunner
Emily
Buchanan
Brady
Buchanan
Jill
Burleson
Trevor
Burleson
Jessica
Busby (Yere)
Patricia
Cadena
Sal
Cadena
Steve
Cain
Lorrie
Cain
Trey
Campbell
Julie
Campbell
Jesus
Canales
Ana
Carrasco
Meribeth
Carter
Bary
Carter
Cynthia
Cary Elliott
Carrie
Casillas
Eric
Casillas
Sarah
Castillo
Michael
Castillo
Niomi
Chapman
Jeremiah
Chapman
Gretchen
Chow
Erick
Chow
Dennis
Combrink
Jeanne Ann
Combrink
Ray
Cooper
Kat
Cooper
Mark
Cooper
Alexis
Corley
Craig
Corley
Ginger
Corley
Kristin
Cox
Robert
Cox
Gianna
Creighton
Beth
Damphousse
Kelly
Damphousse
Jessica
Davidson
Joel
Davidson
Cathy
Davis
Lori
Davis
Jim
Davis
Aaron
Davis
Emily
Davis
Jill
De Young (Dsrbyshire)
Robin
Dean
Eric
Dean
Edmond
Deckart
John
Denis
Min Shien
Denis
Samuel
Drell
Hannah
Duce
Joseph
Duce
Linda
Duncan
Samuel
Dunn
Patty
Dyer
David
Dyer
Austin
Dykes
Nikki
Eacho
Derek
Eacho
Jesse
Elizondo
Marisa
Elizondo
Eddie
Enriquez
Patty
Enriquez
Laurie
Evans
Jennifer
Evers
Jason
Farrell
Andrea
Farrell
Chuck
Flint
Sheri
Flint
Megan
Florence
Crispin
Flores
Bobbie
Flores
Julie Wray
Fowler
Luke
Fox
Cameron
Foy
Gracie
Foy
Julie
Fuller
Greg
Fuller
Taylor
Gajan
Joseph
Gajan
Kyle
Ginn
Dalton
Godsted
Adam
Gonzalez
Glen
Graham
Yessica
Granados
Cindy
Gravell
John
Gravell
Teresa
Groen
Keith
Groen
Woody
Hagar
Jamie
Hagar
Jay
Hamman
T. J.
Hardy
Bonnie
Harle
JW
Harle
Maggie
Hensley (Weber)
Liz
Hernandez
Gil
Hernandez
Regan
Hill
Katherine
Hill
Jacob
Hillis
Katherine
Hillis
Rosie
Hollis
Brice
Hollis
John
Hood
Mark
Horlbeck
Renee
Horlbeck (St. Pierre)
Michael
Howard
Becky
Howard
Justin
Hroch
Tara
Hroch
Chris
Huddleston
Trish
Huddleston
Miriam
Huff
Sylvia
Huizar
Alexander
Huizar
Corrie
Hull
Adam
Hull
Leigh
Ishee
Wendell
Ishee
Wayne
Jacobs
Glenda
Jacobs
Margaret
Jamison
Michelle
Jarrin
Richard
Jennings
Shannon
Jones
Richard
Jones
Zack
Jones
Meagan
Jones
Danny
Journeay
Kelly
Journeay
Mary
Jubela
Jeff
Jubela
Lance
Kauffman
Denise
Kauffman
Joe
Kelly
Jim
Kessler
Lynn
Kessler
Oriana
King
Sam
Koester
Lanita
Legan
Lonnie
Legan
Amber
Leon
Aubrey
Longoria
Mare
Luker
Tyler
Luker
Bethany
Luna
Matt
Luna
Trey
Lynch
Tiffany
Lynch
Bob
Maas
Jana
MacQueen
Moises
Magaña

Frequently Asked Questions 

When does the Celebration & Vision Dinner start? 

The Celebration and Vision Dinner starts at 6:30 PM. Before that, there will be an Alumni Reception at the same location starting at 5 PM. The doors to the Grand Ballroom will open at 6 PM for the main Celebration.​

What time should I arrive?

To ensure a smooth experience, we recommend arriving at 4:30 PM for the Alumni Reception and 5:45 PM for the Celebration and Vision Dinner as there will be almost 400 attendees. ​

Where do I park?

The LBJ Parking Garage (located at 704 Gaillardia St, San Marcos, TX) is situated just behind the LBJ Student Center, where the Grand Ballroom is located. Please park here to avoid getting a parking ticket.​ Look for parking signs and a helper will be around to make sure you make it to the right place.

How much will parking cost me?

Parking at the Celebration will be fully covered by us! Just remember to bring your parking ticket and we will validate it for you. 

Are my children allowed to come to the celebration?

Unfortunately, the Celebration is only for Alumni, Community Members, and Cru Staff.

Is childcare provided for the evening?

Childcare is not provided by us for the evening. If you have a question about this please reach out to erin.obrien@cru.org

What is the cost for Celebration & Vision Dinner?

The evening is free for all guests. However, there will be a giving opportunity that evening for Cru at Texas State. 

How will I know where to sit at the Celebration & Vision Dinner?

Upon arrival, there will be a check-in table. They will inform you where your table will be

Is there a dress code for the evening?

Yes, it will be business casual. 

I want to meet up with fellow attendees from my time at (South West) Texas State. Will there be any gatherings organized for us?

Yes for sure! Please look at the Through the Decades section above for more information. 

I regret to inform you that I won't be able to attend the Celebration & Vision Dinner. What should I do?

We are saddened to hear this news. Could you please email Trevor Burleson at trevor.burleson@cru.org? We will then remove you from the guest list.

Hotels in San Marcos

Below are some discounts on hotels in the San Marcos area

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10-15% off Best Available Rate

Discount Method: Reservations must be made through the online reservation link (Corporate Code: 1000002574)

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0-15% off Best Available Rate

Discount Method: Reservations must be made through the online reservation link or by calling (800) 228-5050 and giving the operator our discount code - 05736275.

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10% off Best Available Rate

Discount Method: Reservations must be made through the online reservation link or by calling 1-800-937-8376 and mention Corporate ID 01693660.

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