Alumni - Homecoming 2010 Award Recipients

2010 Outstanding Alumnus: Scotty Elston (83')

Born and raised in Stephenville, Texas, Scotty Elston grew-up on his family-owned dairy and hay farm. His appreciation and passion for agricultural science developed from a young age. 

Elston graduated with a B.S. in Agricultural-Business. Later he graduated from Texas A&M University’s Department of Agriculture economics Executive Program for Agricultural Producers. 

His professional career began in 1983 with the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank in Austin in the agricultural loan audit department. This institution was a part of the Farm Credit System and the funding bank in Texas for Production Credit Associations. 

In 1984, Elston went to work for Stephenville Production Credit Association in Ft. Worth as an ag lending officer. He moved to Stephenville in 1992 with Stephenville PCA, and then to Lubbock in 2000 when the company name changed to AgTexas Farm Credit Services. 

Elston is currently the Chief Credit Officer for AgTexas Farm Credit Services and has served that role since 2000. He has been with Farm Credit his entire career working with Farmers and Ranchers on the finance side of their business. He is also serving on the Board of the National Farm Financial Standards Council as well as on the Shallowater ISD Board of Trustees.

Elston has been married to his beautiful wife Cindy Shaw Elston (’83) for 24 years. They have two children. Elizabeth Diane Elston is 19 years old and a sophomore at ACU majoring in Musical Theatre. Connor Shaw Elston is 15 years old and a freshman at Shallowater High School. The Elston family has attended Monterey Church of Christ in Lubbock for 10 years where they are actively involved in the life of the church:

  • Medical Missions Uganda Africa Mission Outreach Mexico City,Mexico 
  • Family Promise Volunteer- Homeless Family Shelter, Lubbock, TX 
  • St. Benedicts Volunteer-Homeless Meals, Lubbock, TX 
  • Tabitha Outreach through Monterey Church- Assisting the elderly and widowed 
  • Children’s Ministry- Monterey Church of Christ – Teaching nursery through teens 
  • Adult Ministry- Monterey Church of Christ- Teaching Adult Bible classes

2010 Outstanding Young Professional: Jennifer Grimes (03')

Jennifer Grimes, DVM, graduated from A&E in 2003 with a degree in animal science. While at ACU, she was very involved in multiple organizations across campus including Aggie Club, the Students' Association, and Ko Jo Kai. As an Aggie Club member she served as Block and Bridle President, Aggie Club Co-Secretary, member of the Rodeo Club and an inductee of Delta Tau Alpha. 

Following her graduation from ACU, she completed a 6-month internship under Dr. Joe Noble at the Lazy E Ranch in Guthrie, Oklahoma, as a foaling attendant. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University in 2008 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree. Jennifer then went on to complete a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Arizona Equine Medical and Surgical Centre in Gilbert, Arizona. She is currently an associate veterinarian at Belton Veterinary Clinic in Belton, Texas.

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