Alumni Association

St. Mark's welcomed more than 1,200 graduates and guests to campus for Alumni Weekend 2024. Over three days, Marksmen reconnected with each other and celebrated the School that made a foundational impact on their lives.


Distinguished Alumnus Award

The Distinguished Alumnus Award recognizes achievement of exceptional nature in any field, vocational or voluntary, covering an entire career. 

The 2024 recipient, Steve Winn ’64, has enjoyed a remarkable career at the intersection of technology and real estate. In 1998, he founded RealPage, a company that provides digital tools for real estate properties, and led the company as Chairman and CEO for over a quarter century. In that time, RealPage grew to be one of the leading providers of property management software and services. Today, RealPage’s software is used to manage millions of rental units and other properties worldwide.

Currently, Winn leads the investment firm Mirasol Capital and serves as Board Chairman for Cosm, an experiential media and technology firm developing uniquely immersive entertainment venues. After earning an engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Stanford University, Winn served as President of the Research Institute of America and President & CEO of Computer Language Research.

Lee S. Smith ’65 Courage & Honor Award

The Lee S. Smith Courage and Honor Award honors alumni who demonstrate courage, honor, perseverance and justice in the communities to which they belong by using their voices and actions to affect measurable change to elevate humanity.

The 2024 recipient, Matt Osborne ’90, has spent his life in public service and, over the past decade, focused on combatting global human trafficking. Following a career in the CIA and the State Department, Osborne joined Operation Underground Railroad in 2014 and currently serves as the organization’s Global Operations Ambassador. By partnering with local law enforcement, Osborne and his colleagues provide support and intelligence to combat human trafficking across all corners of the globe, as well as victim aftercare and training.

Osborne is also working to promote healthy relationships and educate young men through his volunteer work with the advocacy group New Friends New Life. The group’s “manKINDness Project” engages young men with candid dialogue about true masculinity and boys respecting girls and women.

Alumni Service Medal

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  • Thomas B. Walker III ’73

    The Alumni Service Medal is St. Mark’s highest volunteer service award. It is presented to an alumnus who has distinguished himself through sustained and outstanding service to the School.

    Spanning multiple decades, Tom Walker ’73 has dedicated his time to the betterment of St. Mark’s in myriad capacities. A prominent leader within the Alumni Association, Tom served on the St. Mark’s Board of Trustees from 1993-2001, serving as a leading voice on the Finance Committee. For many years, he has served on the New York Regional Club Committee, keeping one of the largest concentrated areas of Marksmen living outside the DFW area connected. Tom has also generously hosted the School’s annual New York alumni event for more than a decade, providing a special opportunity for alumni in the area to converse, network, and interact with St. Mark’s from afar.

Young Alumni Service Citation

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  • Ross Crawford ’12

    The Young Alumni Service Citation recognizes young alumni prior to their 15th Reunion for outstanding service to the School.

    Ross Crawford ’12 has been an active member of the Class of 2012 since his graduation, helping lead his 5th and 10th reunions in 2017 and 2022 respectively. He served on the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award Committee in 2020-2021 and the Activities & Alumni Weekend Committee in 2021-2022. In recognition of his volunteerism, Ross joined the Alumni Board in 2022 and currently serves on the Mentor & Networking Committee, offering current students professional and life advice on their path to manhood. Additionally, Ross serves on the Executive Committee as the Young Alumni Chair.


The Alumni Association named three extraordinary educators as finalists for the Ralph B. Rogers Alumni Award. This award recognizes a member of the faculty or staff who has made an important and pioneering contribution to the mission of the School and the School community.

The award recipient will be announced at Upper School Final Assembly.

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  • John Mead

    Eugene McDermott Master Teaching Chair in Science

    John Mead approaches each day of teaching Middle School with child-like enthusiasm and overwhelming professionalism. Mead has also been a mainstay of the School’s Wilderness Program, guiding Marksmen through the outdoors on dozens of Middle School campouts and Pecos Wilderness Trips. Regularly traveling across the globe with scientific research teams, he maintains close ties with world-renowned leaders in a variety of scientific fields, always doing what he can to facilitate in-person visits and live video calls to further educate the boys on what discoveries are being made all over the world.

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  • Dr. Gabby Reed

    Director of the Marksman Wellness Center

    Since her arrival in 2014, Dr. Gabby Reed has drastically bolstered the School’s commitment to ensuring our boys thrive mentally, emotionally, and physically. But her commitment to St. Mark’s does not end there. As one nominee put it, “She is a resource first and foremost for the boys, but is also there to guide faculty, staff, and parents. She never “clocks out,” and our community is so much stronger because of her.” Her work in revitalizing the Counseling Office into a robust Wellness Center now comprised of five outstanding professionals equips Marksmen with the tools they need to thrive; day in, and day out.

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  • John Turek

    Head Track & Field Coach

    Coach Turek has spent more than 25 years inspiring boys to mold into disciplined, accountable, and caring men, preparing them to pass the baton to younger Marksmen to do the same. Turek is one of the most decorated coaches in SPC history. And while he consistently produces collegiate, professional, and Olympic-level athletes, at the core of his coaching is something much more than intense training and competitive hunger; It is the reputation of a young man’s character and the importance of succeeding as a team. 


David Baker | 40 Years of Service

Marietta Johnson | 50 Years of Service



Alumni Chapel Homilist Damon Wright ’04

Middle School Assembly with Victor Vescovo ’84

Upper School Assembly with Steve Winn ’64

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St. Mark’s School of Texas is a private, nonsectarian college-preparatory boys’ day school for students in grades 1 through 12, located in Dallas, Texas. St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world.

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