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The Angelo State University Alumni Association will recognize distinguished alumni, honorary alumni and outstanding faculty and staff during its annual Homecoming Dinner on Friday, Oct. 14, in the LeGrand Alumni Visitors Center, 1620 University Ave.
Sweetwater native Adelina Castro Morales is this year's honoree for Distinguished Staff Achievement, selected for her outstanding service and longstanding dedication to Angelo State University. She is the daughter of Joe and Frances Castro of Sweetwater. Morales and her husband, Alfred, have two sons, David and Adrian, both graduates of ASU.
A staff member in the ASU President's Office since shortly after she graduated from ASU in 1980, Morales currently serves as executive assistant to the president. In the 30 years since she was hired, she has served three presidents and one interim president, working effectively under their varied management styles and efficiently handling the many tasks and functions necessary to keep the office operating smoothly. Her daily interactions range from students, faculty and staff to parents, educational leaders and all levels of government officials.
The annual awards dinner has been renamed the ASU Homecoming Alumni Dinner Bonfire Ball and Bash, and is open to the public. Activities will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. in the LeGrand Center's Norris Ballroom, followed by the Bonfire Ball dinner and auction at 6:30 p.m. Complimentary valet parking and a cash bar will be provided. The Bonfire Bash will start at 8 p.m. in the LeGrand Center's Dale and Joy Chase Courtyard, featuring live music, complimentary beverages and children's activities. For more information and/or tickets to the dinner, call 325-942-2122.