OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

Presidential Ambassador Scholar Award

2008 marks the 20th anniversary of the Presidential Ambassador Scholar Award. Since its inception, a student from each of the Health Science Center’s five schools has received a $1,000 scholarship award. This year, the scholarship award has been raised to $2,000.

 

In 1988, Mr. W. Frank Elston, then Vice President for University Relations, established the award program, which was originally funded through the generosity of the H-E-B Grocery Company, the Friends of UT Health Science Center and the Fiesta de Tejas Committee and which is now exclusively funded by the Health Science Center’s President’s Council. The ambassadors are selected by the deans of each of their schools to represent their schools and the Health Science Center. In addition to receiving a scholarship, these outstanding students are asked to represent the student body at several distinguished events throughout the year, including the Presidential Distinguished Lecture, the annual visit by the Executive Vice Chancellor of the UT System, and the Presidential Awards Ceremony, among others.

 

The Presidential Ambassador Scholar Award has been extremely successful with selections of exemplary students who have been outstanding in representing their schools and the Health Science Center.

Previous Winners - Presidential Ambassador Scholars

2010
Ms. Anna Cordelia Mendez, School of Nursing
Mr. David Reese McKay, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Ms. Parya Etebari, Dental School
Ms. Irene Juarez, School of Health Professions
Mr. Joseph H. Dannenbaum IV, School of Medicine

 

2009
Ms. Rosemary Ojo, School of Medicine
Ms. Shalaine Smith, School of Nursing
Ms. Cecily Jackson, Dental School
Mr. Jacob Garza, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Ms. Natalie Ramirez, School of Health Professions

 

2008
Ms. Llena Caldwell, Dental School
Mr. Ellis Goins, School of Allied Health Sciences
Ms. Katherine Grimaldo Pavo, School of Nursing
Ms. Angela Shedd, School of Medicine
Mr. Duane Winkler, School of Biomedical Sciences

 

2007
Ms. Katherine Grimaldo Pavo, School of Nursing
Mr. Duane Winkler, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Ms. Llena Caldwell, Dental School
Mr. Edward Ellis Goins, School of Allied Health Sciences
Ms. Angela Shedd, Medical School

 

2006
Ms. Bevin O'Connor, School of Nursing
Ms. Nicole Baganz, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Mr. Anthony Morlandt, Dental School
Ms. Cherie Albertson, School of Allied Health Sciences
Mr. Dustin Williams, School of Medicine

 

2005
Ms. Donna Garcia, School of Nursing
Ms. Earlanda L. Williams, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Mr. Ernesto Treviño, Dental School
Ms. Melissa K. Bachman, School of Allied Health Sciences
Ms. Lauren Kay Smith, Medical School

 

2004
Mr. Elliott Craven, School of Nursing
Mr. Lawrence P. Carter II, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Mr. Robert Williamson, Dental School
Ms. Jihoon Rha, School of Allied Health Sciences
Mr. Preston Dwight Lavinghousez, Medical School

 

2003
Mr. Eloy Castaneda, School of Nursing
Ms. Marisa Lopez-Cruzan, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Mr. Dan Thanh Pham, Dental School
Mr. Darrell Drouillard, School of Allied Health Sciences
Mr. Koonj Ashvin Shah, Medical School