A central focus of the Texas Exes is to enhance the experience of current students on the campus. Part of that effort is recognizing outstanding students, who we hope will go on to become engaged alumni.
The Edward S. Guleke Student Excellence Award was established in 1977, in partnership with the Friar Society. Named in honor of Edward S. Guleke, of Amarillo, the award celebrates students in their junior year or later who excel academically, participate in campus organizations, and demonstrate character and integrity.
The President's Leadership Award was created in 1985 with an endowment by former Texas Exes president Frank Denius. The awards recognize undergraduates who have demonstrated outstanding leadership within the student community at the University of Texas. The winners are awarded Life Memberships in the Texas Exes.