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Student Accomplishments

Achievements

Teach for America 

Krystal C

Krystal Coronado, a McAllen, TX native, is a senior majoring in Communication Disorders. Krystal decided to join Teach For America to explore her options as a graduate. She has been assigned to teach science in a middle school in Indianapolis. While teaching, Krystal will be pursuing her Master's Degree in Education at Marian University. Her Master's Degree will be covered by Teach For America. When asked what inspired her to pursue Teach for America Krystal said, "I wanted to participate in TFA because I've always had a passion to experience or influence self-growth. A couple of summers ago I went on a mission trip to Honduras and truly found my passion for service. I wanted to continue to do this after college and be able to influence children to grow academically."

ASHA Student Ethics Essay Award

Kaley Ervin

Kaley Ervin, a leveling student, has been selected as the first-place winner of the 2018 Student Ethics Essay Award (SEEA) contest with her essay titled “Overstatement of Qualifications: Misrepresentation in Clinical Practice”(SEEA) contest. The SEEA is conducted as part of ASHA's efforts to create awareness of the importance of ethical decision making as individuals prepare to start careers in audiology, speech-language pathology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences. 

 

ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program 2017

Kevin Ambrocio

Kevin Ambrocio was selected as a member of the ASHA Minority Student Leadership Program(MSLP) in 2017. MSLP recruit racial and ethnic minority that has been historically under-represented in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology. Additionally, the program provides focused educational programming and activities to build and enhance leadership skills.

Scholarships

 

Gracie Cooper

Gracie Copper

Gracie, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the John D Wendell Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by David and Ruth Wendel in honor of their Grandson. It is awarded to a first-year Graduate student in the Autism Cognate at Texas State University. 

Dobie Drost

Dobie Drost

Dobie Drost, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, received the Graduate College of Health Professions Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the Graduate Health Professions College to Texas State students in a graduate level program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on graduate level coursework.

She also received the International Education Fee Scholarship. This scholarship is given to students in a study abroad program with a minimum cumulative Texas State GPA of 3.25. Dobie used her award to go to Peru with the Department of Communication Disorders.

 

 

Yvette Garza

Yvette Garza

Yvette Garza, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the Sertoma’s Communicative Disorders Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund, for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA. 

She also received the Graduate College Scholarship - Health Professions. This scholarship is awarded by the Graduate Health Professions College to Texas State students in a graduate level program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on graduate level coursework.

Yvette also received the John D. Wendel Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by David and Ruth Wendel in honor of their Grandson. It is awarded to a first-year Graduate student in the Autism Cognate at Texas State University. 

Lastly, Yvette was awarded the David M. Falleur Scholarship. This scholarship was established for College of Health Professions’ students in honor of Mr. David Falleur for his service as chair for 39 years in the Clinical Laboratory Science Program. 

 

Ericca Longbrake

Ericca Longbrake

Ericca, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the Service to Mankind (SERTOMA) Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the local San Marcos SERTOMA chapter to Texas State 1st year graduates. This scholarship is to assist students with tuition and fees for the summer semester.

Additionally, Ericca was also awarded the SERTOMA Club Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by the Sertoma Annual Fund, for graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in audiology or speech-language pathology. Recipients must have a minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA. 

She was also awarded a Graduate College Scholarship - Health Professions. This scholarship is awarded by the Graduate Health Professions College to Texas State students in a graduate level program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on graduate level coursework.

 

Rosa Perez Vallejoz

Rosa Perez

Rosa Perez Vallejos, 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the P.E.O International Peace Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by P.E.O sisterhood, an international women's organization, to international women who are working toward a graduate degree.

Additionally, she was awarded a Graduate College Scholarship of Health Professions. This scholarship is awarded by the Graduate Health Professions College to Texas State students in a graduate level program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on graduate level coursework.

 

Haleigh Straube

Haleigh Straube

Haleigh Straube, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Hill Country Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the AAUW-Hill Country Branch to women residing in Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall or Kimble counties who are accepted or currently enrolled in a graduate program. The scholarship's aim is to assist local women in obtaining advanced education in order to give back to their communities.

Additionally, Haleigh was awarded the Service to Mankind (SERTOMA) Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded by the local San Marcos SERTOMA chapter to Texas State 1st year graduates. This scholarship is to assist students with tuition and fees for the summer semester.

Haleigh was also awarded a Graduate College Scholarship - Health Professions. This scholarship is awarded by the Graduate Health Professions College to Texas State students in a graduate level program with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on graduate level coursework.

Finally, Haleigh was awarded the H-E-B Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to an H-E-B team member with a minimum of 2.5 GPA pursuing a graduate degree.  

Frances Ulep

Frances Ulep

Frances Ulep, a 1st-year CDIS graduate student, was awarded the Empress Zedler Scholarship by the Texas Speech Language Hearing Foundation. The Empress Zedler Scholarship supports a scholarship for a student majoring in communication disorders currently enrolled in the graduate program at Texas State University.

Student Awards

The faculty members have nominated and selected several students to receive awards based upon their undergraduate and graduate level accomplishments. Awards were given in the areas of clinical skills, research participation, and all-around outstanding student performances. The winners are:

CDIS Outstanding First-Year Graduate Student: Erika Ortiz

CDIS Outstanding First-Year Graduate Student: Frances Ulep

CDIS Outstanding Second-Year Graduate Student: Kevin Ambrocio


First Year Graduate Clinician of the Year: Dobie Drost

Second Year Graduate Clinician of the Year: Callie Childress


Student Achievement in Research Awards

  • Kevin Ambrocio 

  • Matthew Nguyen

  • Maria Urbina

  • Addie Archer

  • Pam Emekekwue

  • Linda Rodriguez

  • Laura Titzman

  • Carol Bittinger


Congratulations to all of the award winners! The CDIS faculty are proud to have you representing Texas State as future alumni!

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