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Student ambassadors selected for UTHSC (6-08-01)

Five outstanding students from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have received scholarships and been selected to serve as ambassadors for their respective schools at events during the year.

Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., president of the Health Science Center, presented the 13th annual Ambassador Scholarships. The honorees received checks for $1,000 to help defray their educational expenses. Funds were made available from the President's Council, a group of individuals dedicated to helping strengthen the unique programs of the Health Science Center.

The student ambassadors for 2001 were recommended by their respective deans and include:

•Gabriel Intano, a doctoral student in cellular and structural biology. He has won awards for his research and teaching skills and will represent the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences;

•Audra D. Robertson, a second-year medical student and president of her class. She will represent the Medical School;

•Kate Moll, an undergraduate nursing student. She has logged many volunteer hours in area hospitals and will represent the School of Nursing;

•Jason Castleberry, a clinical laboratory sciences student who finds time to assist with emergency services in Schertz, Texas. He will represent the School of Allied Health Sciences; and

•Carrie L. Williams, a third-year dental student who has won numerous awards and conducted dental research. She will represent the Dental School.

“We are very grateful to the President's Council for their support of these future leaders in the health professions,” said Dr. Cigarroa.

Contact: Will Sansom