This year's Distinguished Alumni are Gene Raymond Birdwell, (Class of 1955); Declan Hoffmann, (Class of 1959); and Dr. Diane Porter Patrick, (Class of 1963).

Birdwell, Hoffmann, and Patrick named distinguished alumni

Fri Feb 10, 2017

Longview Independent School District on May 12 will honor three former students during the annual Distinguished Alumni ceremony and luncheon. This year's Distinguished Alumni are Gene Raymond Birdwell, (Class of 1955); Declan Hoffmann, (Class of 1959); and Dr. Diane Porter Patrick, (Class of 1963).

Events are set to begin at 9:30 a.m. with the Longview ISD Foundation commemorative brick presentation at the Lobo Foundation Plaza (near the home entrance to Lobo Stadium). This event is free and open to the public.

An 11:15 a.m. reception at Pinecrest Country Club will be followed by lunch at 11:45. Tickets for the luncheon are $20 and can be purchased at the Education Support Center, 1301 E. Young St.

Honorees are nominated at-large and chosen by a committee of previous honorees, volunteer Distinguished Alumni Committee members and the district’s Community Relations office. Distinguished alumni typically have excelled professionally, in addition to serving the communities in which they live.