Honored by Boy Scouts with Americanism Awards
The Northwest Texas Council of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) recognized Stephen A. “Reno” Gustafson (Gamma Omega–Midwestern State ’76) with the Americanism Award, which honors those “who have truly exhibited the ideals and values of being an American.”
A luncheon was held at the Wichita Falls Country Club on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, with Kent R. Hance, former Texas state senator and chancellor emeritus of Texas Tech University, as the keynote speaker.
The Americanism Events were established by the Northwest Texas Council of BSA to honor individuals who have taken the Scout Oath and Law into their adult lives and have shown great success both personally and professionally.
Reno, a native of Wichita Falls, has made a lifetime commitment to the spirit of scouting.
In 1982 Gustafson earned his BBA degree at Midwestern State University. As president and co-owner of Falls Distributing, he built the business from the ground up.
His service to the community includes holding multiple volunteer positions for MSU, including serving on the Board of Regents for many years. He has also been supportive of the North Texas Rehabilitation Hospital.
He continues to be a voice in Austin and the halls of Congress for Wichita Falls, MSU and Sheppard Air Force Base. For his exceptional contribution to the city’s growth and quality of life, in 2011 he was named Wichitan of the Year. In 2017 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from MSU Dillard College of Business Administration.