Notable Alumni

Lecrae ('02)

Grammy Award-winning rapper

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T Lewis ('76)

Illustrator for the nationally syndicated cartoon "Over the Hedge"

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David Lindsey ('70)

Edgar Award-nominated mystery writer with 14 books in print

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Tom "Bones" Malone ('69)

Trombonist; member of the original Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd for the Blues Brother act; formerly served as the principal arranger and trombonist for the Late Show with David Letterman

Lou Marini

Saxophonist; original member of the Saturday Night Live band for 10 years; backed John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Blue Lou" in The Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000; also played in the band for Night Line with David Brenner

Billy Maxwell

Golfer, member of the PGA Senior Tour

Lyle Mays

Composer and keyboardist for the Pat Metheny Group; won seven Grammy Awards with the group and has been nominated four times for his own work

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Dr. Phil McGraw ('76 M.A., '79, Ph.D.)

Self-help expert; host of the nationally syndicated top rated talk show Dr. Phil and best-selling author

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Jim McIngvale

Owner of Gallery Furniture stores in House, better known as "Mattress Mack”

Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry ('58)

Author; wrote Lonesome Dove, which won a Pulitzer Prize, and numerous other bestsellers including The Last Picture Show and Terms of Endearment; co-wrote the screen adaptation of Brokeback Mountain for which he shared the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Leila Meacham ('63)

Author of the best-selling novels Roses and Tumbleweeds

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Norm Miller
Norm Miller ('62)

Chairman of Interstate Batteries, the leading replacement brand battery in North America

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Lorraine Miller ('75)

Former interim president and CEO of the NAACP: 35th Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (2007-2011).

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Tony Mitchell

Former power forward for the Detroit Pistons (2013-14) and former player for the international basketball circuit

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Sam Moon ('89)

Owner of Sam Moon Trading Company, one of the world's leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories

Jesús Bautista Moroles ('78)
Deceased 1950-2015

Granite sculptor and National Medal of Arts honoree

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Maren Morris

Grammy-winning country singer-songwriter

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Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers

Television journalist; former chief correspondent for CBS Reports and senior news analyst for CBS News; former press secretary for President Lyndon Baines Johnson

Celia Alvarez Muñoz
Celia Alvarez Muñoz ('82 M.F.A.)

Artist whose public art projects have been featured in international exhibits

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Michael Martin Murphey

Grammy nominee, country singer-songwriter of the hit "Wildfire"

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