Trimming trees, sponsoring awards, and giving seminars are just a few ways, Justin Hinckley has stayed loyal to Louisiana Tech University. Justin graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1978 with a computer science degree alongside his wife Jeanette Hinckley, an education graduate. The Hinckley’s have a deep commitment to up-keeping the reputation of Louisiana Tech. Recently, Justin recently gave a Faculty / Staff Club talk about the impact Alumni can have on the campus, in which he chose to highlight VISTA. Justin and Jeanette have been involved with VISTA since it was an idea due to their curiosity towards digital art and interest in “VISTA being a unique incorporation of three colleges: the College of Liberal Arts, College of Engineering and Science, and the School of Biological Sciences.” Since their involvement, they have attended auctions, receptions, sponsored awards, given many donations including a classroom set of tablets, and much more. The Hinckleys constantly look for new ways to impact the campus so when they saw the potential of VISTA taking off; they jumped in to help artists at Tech grow. Today, Justin and Jeanette are absolutely amazed by “the international reputation VISTA is building for Louisiana Tech University over the course of just five years.” They have also opened opportunities for other students, such as alumnae Almira Bradford. The Hinckley’s helped put up the bulldogs around town to spread Tech appreciation as well as artists’ work. One of these artists being Almira Bradford who is the artist behind the bulldog outside of Lambright Sports & Wellness Center which happens to be the bulldog the Hinckley’s donated. With Justin’s daily commitment to upholding the reputation of Louisiana Tech, he was named the 2010s Alumnus of the Year. According to Justin and Jeanette, the best ways for Alumni to stay connected is by “making donations, joining advisory groups, or just staying in touch with Tech via social media.” Understanding not everyone is able to do these things, especially right after graduation; they encourage graduating seniors along with all Alumni to at least join the Louisiana Tech Alumni Association. As well as staying connected because of the opportunities Louisiana Tech can provide.