Notable Alumni

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
Deceased 1953-2020

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”

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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

Latonia Moore
Latonia Moore

Soprano who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera

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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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Sebastián Muñoz
Sebastián Muñoz

Player on the Professional Golfers Association tour and winner of the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

Michael Martin Murphey

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

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Jane Nelson ('72)

Texas State Senator, Senate District 12 (1993-present)

Gary Nicholson
Gary Nicholson

Two-time Grammy Award-winning producer and singer-songwriter of No. 1 hits

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