Applause were aplenty at the South Texas College of Law Awards Gala where a quartet of graduates were recognized with 2012 honors. Leading the pack was Don Jordan, class of 1969, who received the Dean's Medal.
The retired chairman and CEO of Houston Industries and Reliant Energy was honored for his years of service to the law school, which have included a post on the board of directors since 1991 and serving as board chair from 2003 to 2008.
Jordan, who today heads Jordan Capital Management, is widely recognized for his civic leadership with numerous board memberships that have included the Texas Medical Center and the Texas Heart Institute. He has served as president of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership.
Taking bows as recipients of the Alumni Impact Awards were Bracewell & Giuliani partner Gregory Bopp, class of 1995; Katine & Nechman partner Mitchell Katine, class of 1985; and Koehler Law Firm founder Natalie Cobb Koehler, class of 2002. The awards were presented by Dean Donald Guter.
Among the 250 guests helping raise funds for the South Texas annual fund were Theresa and Dr. Peter Chang, Steve Bavousett and Pamela George, Shelley Sekula Gibbs and Robert Gibbs, Bonnie and David Holman, Jack Ogg, Kim Ogg, Sylvia and Gordon Quan, Jo Ann and Judge Robert Schaffer, Cynthia and Frank Sinatra, Cheryl and Randy Sorrels and Sharla and Jim Thompson.