School of Health Professions Distinguished Alumnus Award
The highest honor bestowed by the SHP Alumni Association is presented annually during Homecoming to one alumnus who has made major contributions to the health profession through commitment of excellence, research, education, community service and leadership roles.

 Nominations for the 2019 award are being accepted now through March 25, 2019.  

2018 Recipient
Marco Rodriguez, OTR ('92)

Rodriguez, Marco

Marco Rodriguez is a registered occupational therapist and Chief Executive Officer for M&D Legacy, PLLC and Transformations Rehabilitation Services in El Paso, Texas.  He  is recognized for being a pioneer for shifting the perception for children diagnosed as neurologically a-typical and developing outpatient rehabilitation services for corrective therapeutic treatment.  In the past 5 years, his company has served over 950 families and is quickly becoming the top outpatient rehab facility in west Texas and southern New Mexico.  As a philanthropist, Mr. Rodriguez has provided over $1 million of therapeutic services to families unable to pay.



Nominations are being accepted now through March 25, 2019.  Download the application form here. Winners will be announced at Homecoming in October.


View a historical list of School of Health Professions alumni who have received the Distinguished Alumnus Award dating back to 1982.