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Scholarship Recipients

2012/2013

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Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Graduate

Valene Bummara

 

2011/2012

 

Robert

Cecil Mayo Scholarship For African American Males

Robert Fluker

 

Nina Vaca-Humrichouse Scholarship

Daniel Martinez

 

MCGS Scholarship

Katie Kaptain

 Ansley

Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Graduate

Ansley Brown

Robert Fluker
Robert Fluker

2010/2011 Cecil Mayo Scholarship for African American Males

Robert Fluker is a senior at Texas State University, majoring in Mass Communications with a focus on Electronic Media. Arriving at Texas State in 2010, he immediately joined several campus organizations, including Black Student Alliance, The Student Association for Campus Activities, and Black Men United.

Prior to attending Texas State, Fluker was president of Men of Distinction, an Austin-area group housed in Austin Community College (ACC), dedicated to the recruitment and retention of African-American males in a college setting. Through this organization, he is featured in an ACC marketing campaign, "I Am ACC," which continues today.

Fluker was recently crowned the Texas State University 2010-2011 "Mr. Swag/Mr. Confidence" in the 2010 Confidence Showcase. He is currently the Professional Development Chair of Black Men United, an organization dedicated to igniting black men to action, to fellowship, to growth and development for the betterment of communities. He also currently serves as a mentor in the University Mentoring Program at Texas State.

Janette Soliz
Janette Soliz

2010/2011 Nina Vaca-Humrichouse Scholarship

Janette Soliz is a graduate student pursuing a Master's of Social Work degree. She is currently in a one year advanced track program while helping high school students with pre-college initiatives. As her last semester is within reach, she is preparing to start her full-time internship with the Texas State Veteran's Initiative. In December 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work and began graduate school the following summer. While at Texas State she has been on the Dean's list four times, a member of the Organization of Student Social Workers and the Phi Alpha National Honor Society. After graduating she hopes to work with many populations and aspires to help at-risk youth.

2010/2011 Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Graduate

Susan Rauch is a graduate student pursuing a double MA in English: Literature and Technical Communication with a minor in Women Studies. She graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Honors from Texas State in 2009 magna cum laude and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, president of the Medieval-Renaissance Society, former columnist/photojournalist for the University Star, former president of the Alumni Association Student Chapter, officer of the Nontraditional Students organization and recipient of past undergraduate and graduate scholarships. Her future goals are to pursue a Ph.D. in English Studies where she hopes to bridge the gap between studies in technical communication and literary scholarship through the digital humanities with interests in 11th century medical and business documents, letters of correspondence, and medieval women technical writers.

Victoria Thompson

2010/2011 Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Undergraduate

Victoria Thompson is a junior at Texas State University majoring in philosophy and minoring in women's studies. She has been on the Dean's List four times and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Sigma Alpha Lambda honor societies. In the spring of 2010 she was awarded the Liberal Arts Award of Academic Excellence. After graduating she plans to continue her education to receive a Ph.D. and teach philosophy.

Alexis Ruiz

2009/2010 Nina Vaca-Humrichouse Scholarship

Alexis is a senior at Texas State University with a double major in International Relations and French. Since becoming a Bobcat she has been involved with various organizations including Phi Sigma Pi, Le Cercle Francais, and Sigma Iota Rho-International Studies Honor Society for which she was Secretary and Co-President. She has also helped organize and has been involved in various events she is passionate about, including Relay for Life for 3 years, the MLK Commemoration Celebration for 2 years, and Texas State's Second Annual Tournees International Film Festival. While at Texas State she has received the Professional French Certificate from the Chambre d'Industrie et de Commerce de Paris, as well as the Nina Vaca-Humrichouse Scholarship for 3 years.
After graduating she hopes to acquire a teaching assistantship in France where she will help teach English to students of all ages. She would also like to pursue a Masters in either International Relations, French, or Linguistics.
 

Gordon Taylor

2009/2010 Cecil Mayo Scholarship for African American Males

Gordon Taylor is a senior at Texas State University majoring in Finance. He is an INROADS intern and works for Deloitte Consulting LLP under the service line of Enterprise Applications. As a Freshman Gordon was inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society for making Dean's List for his first two semesters. He has since been on the Dean's List fives times since 2006. He has been a two-time recipient of The Brightest Start of Texas State Award, an honor given to students who have excelled in both academicsw and extra-curricular activities.

As a former member of the Texas State Basketball team he was a two-time recipient of the Oaks Farm Athletic Academic Award for having the highest GPA among all athletes at Texas State and in 2008 was recognized on the Southland Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Gordon has served as a senator for the Associated Student Government and currently serves as the Chief of Staff. His latest project is serving as the Founder and President of FOCUSED "African American Males Network," a non-profit organization designed to encourage African American males to accomplish achievement through accountability partners.

Brenna Ansley (photo by Chandler Prude)

2009/2010 Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies Diversity Studies Scholarship

Brenna Ansley graduated from Thorndale High School in 2006 as the class salutatorian.  She received scholarship from the KCM Scholarship Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation Sons and Daughters Scholarship Program.

Her major is a BFA in studio art with a specialization in fiber art.  She is a minor in women's studies and psychology.  She is currently working on her honors thesis focusing on film theory, and her studio thesis.  She is president and a founder of Feminists United, a student organization on campus. She is also a Texas State Alumni Association Scholar.

Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Graduate
Alicia Schuster-Couch

2009/2010

 

Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Graduate

Alicia Schuster-Couch graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University in May 2005. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies, with honors, from New Mexico State University in December 2006.

She began the Professional Counseling Program in July 2008 and hopes to finish in May 2011. She has been working with survivors of sexual violence for six years and intends to continue her work in the area of sexual violence throughout her academic and professional journeys.

 

Multicultural and Gender Studies Scholarship for Women - Undergraduate

Sheri Burkhalter


            

2008/2009

 

Cecil Mayo Scholarship For African American Males

Mr. Abel Kalum

 

Nina Vaca-Humrichouse Scholarship

Ms. Alexis Ruiz

                                                  

MCGS Scholarship

Ms. Brenna Ansley
 

 


2007/2008

 

Cecil Mayo Scholarship For African                       Nina Vaca-Humrichouse Scholarship

American Males


                                                            

    Mr. Jamar Keaton                                                                         Ms. Alexis Ruiz