Chris Covo named LBJ Outstanding Senior Student at Texas State

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
May 3, 2011

Christopher F. Covo of San Antonio has been named the recipient of the 2011 LBJ Outstanding Senior Student Award at Texas State University-San Marcos.

The award is sponsored by the Texas State Alumni Association.

Covo will receive his bachelor of arts degree in political science with a minor in music at Texas State commencement ceremonies May 13, and plans to pursue post-graduate work next year at the University College of London, studying legal and political theory, and will attend law school when he returns.

A Dean’s List student, Covo was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to the Texas State University System Board of Regents as a student regent in June 2010. He served as Associated Student Government president at Texas State for 2009-10 and was the ASG liaison to the San Marcos City Council 2008-09. He has also served as president of the Texas State Student Foundation.

Covo is a member of the political science honor society Alpha Chi, Golden Key National Collegiate Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma national collegiate honor society. He was named a Student Foundation Scholar in 2010, received the College of Liberal Arts Award for Academic Excellence in 2009, the San Marcos Police Department Distinguished Service Award in 2009, was named Who’s Who at Texas State in 2008, was named a Texas State Gallardian in 2008 and is a member of the Texas State Honors Program. Covo also serves as director of young professional engagement for the Washington, D.C.-based political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.

The LBJ Outstanding Senior Student Award is one of the most prestigious designations a Bobcat can receive. Given annually, the award is made to one student who has demonstrated and practiced the highest standards of integrity, academic and extracurricular achievements, leadership and involvement at Texas State.

The award is named in honor of Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th president of the U.S. and Texas State Class of ’30. Nominees must have a minimum of 60 hours at Texas State, be candidates for graduation in the spring of the year that the award is conferred or have graduated the preceding August or December.