Saville Harris of Livingston and Casey Furche of Keller were chosen as the 2012 recipients of the Mr. and Miss SFA Awards, presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association.
The Mr. and Miss SFA title is an award presented each year to exemplary students who best represent and promote SFA. The Mr. SFA Award was established in honor of the late Stan McKewen, a 1934 SFA graduate. The Miss SFA Award was established in honor of Arnodean Covin, who was named Miss SFA in 1940, 1941 and 1942.
Saville Harris received the Stan McKewen Mr. SFA Award. He graduated with a bachelor's degree from SFA in 2010, and is currently a graduate student at the university majoring in kinesiology. A 2006 graduate of Livingston High School, he is the son of Sylvester and Florida Harris of Livingston.
Harris has been honored with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award three times for his service to SFA and the community. He has been named Student Activities Association Member of the Year, Orientation Leader of the Year and Junior Homecoming Duke and is a recipient of the 1923 Society Award.
He has served as a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and fellowship vice president of Alpha Phi Omega, as well as a team leader for Driving Jacks. Harris is involved in the Student Activities Association and Student Foundation Association and has served as an Orientation Supervisor and a Jack Camp tribal leader. His community service includes participation in the MLK Day of Service, The BIG Event, the Nacogdoches Boys and Girls Club, the Texas Blueberry Festival and the March of Dimes.
Furche received the Arnodean Covin Miss SFA Award. She is a senior majoring in cinematography. A 2008 graduate of Keller High School, she is the daughter of Kent and Kelly Furche of Keller.
Furche has served as president and vice president of the SFA Panhellenic Association, a representative of the United Greek Council, treasurer of Order of Omega, editor of the Stone Fort Yearbook and a Jack Camp counselor. She has also served as historian of Alpha Chi Omega and a member of the Psychology Club, as well as vice president of the Residence Hall Association.
Furche’s SFA honors include membership in the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society, Senior Homecoming Duchess and the Most Outstanding Freshman Award from the Panhellenic Association. She is a two-time recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Her community service includes involvement in the Women’s Shelter of East Texas, the East Texas Humane Society and the Texas Adopt-a-Highway program.
Mr. and Miss SFA award recipients are selected based on their scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities, citizenship, and service and loyalty to the university. Selections were made by a committee of faculty and staff members, students, and alumni.