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CLARA FRESHOUR NELSON MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP


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SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The TAMS Scholarship committee met on Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, 2017 in Austin to select the recipients for the Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship for the academic year 2017-2018. Students were selected from the applicants from each of the institution types - four year state universities, four year private institutions, and two year colleges. The recipients from the four year state and four year private institutions will receive $6,000 per year and the recipient from the two year college will receive $3,000 per year. Members of the scholarship committee are Dr. David Scott, TAMS President, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dr. Robert Tucker, TAMS Immediate Past President, Hardin-Simmons University, Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, TAMS President-elect, Victoria College, Dr. Matt Roberson, Abilene Christian University, Four Year Private Representative, Dr. Diana Sipes, Four Year State Representative, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Two Year College Representative, Del Mar College, and Dr. Jim Lee, Executive Director, ex officio. The following students completed their work at the two year college and the committee renewed their scholarships as they are transferring to the four year university:

1. Arthur Gillian completed four semesters at San Jacinto College Central and is transferring to University of Houston beginning Fall 2017.
2. James Corbin Myers completed four semesters at Mclennan Community College and is transferring to Baylor University beginning Fall 2017.
3. Michael Solis completed four semesters at Del Mar College and is transferring to University of North Texas beginning Fall 2017.


The following Four Year State University renewals with six semesters left:

1. Mi Jin An (Rebecca) - Texas A&M University - Commerce
2. Jordan Gonzalez - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
3. Alexis Martinez - Texas Woman's University
4. Danielle Poblette - University of Texas at San Antonio
5. Gabrielle Sanchez - Texas State University San Marcos

6. Christopher Terrazas - University of Texas at El Paso
7. Clayton Williams - University of North Texas

The following Four Year State University renewals with four semesters left:

1. Gid De La Rosa - University of Texas at San Antonio
2. Carlos Flores - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
3. Elizabeth Gifford - Sam Houston State University
4. Aaron Gomez - University of Texs at El Paso
5. Crysten Ivy - Texas Woman's University
6. Sarah Clementine Mire - Texas Tech University
7. Juan J. Padilla - Texas A&M University - Kingsville
8. Jenna Quiroz - Texas State University - San Marcos
9. Sarah Seagraves - University of North Texas
10. Jillian Strickland - Sam Houston State University
11. Danielle Wright - Texas A&M University - Commerce

The following Four Year State University renewals with two semesters left:

1. Samantha Arizpe - University of Houston
2. Jose A Guzman - Texas Tech University
3. Paloma Pedraza - Texas A&M University - Kingsville
4. Anthony Salazar - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
5. William Austen Whaley - Tarleton State University

The following Four Year Private University renewals with six semesters left:

1. Maria Dell' Orfefice - Baylor University
2. Emily Park - Hardin-Simmons University
3. Trevor Deary - Texas Christian University
4. Alan Michael Whetsel Setford - Texas Wesleyan University
5. Sara Stevens - Wayland Baptist University

The following Four Year Private University renewals with fours semesters left:

1. Chandler Davis - Baylor University
2. Geoffrey Driggers - Abliene Christian University
3. Cody Hutcheson - Hardin-Simmons University
4. Stephen Rodriguez - Lubbock Christian University

The following Four Year Private University renewals with two semesters left:

1. Jackeline Ovalle - Houston Baptist University

The committee selected the following students as new recipients for 2017-2018:

Four Year State University

1. Felipe Hernandez - Texas A&M University - Commerce
2. Havuka M. Lund - West Texas A&M University
3. Abdiel Martinez - Stephen F. Austin University
4. Jesus A. Portillo, Jr. - University of Texas at El Paso
5. Marissa Suzo - University of Houston
6. Katie Thompson - Texas Tech University
7. Kara Walton - University of North Texas

Four Year Private University

1. Aaron Dominuez - Hardin-Simmons University
2. Jamie Ford - Texas Wesleyan University
3. Preston Hart - Baylor University
4. Hannah Hodges - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
5. Anna McClung - Houston Baptist University

Two Year College

1. Alexander Flint - Del Mar College
2. Cory Keesee - Odessa College
3. Allen Pack - Hill College

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Spring 2017:

1. Allison Adams - Stephen F. Austin State University
2. Adonai Avalos - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
3. Jessica Boren - Texas A&M University - Commerce
4. Katherine Copeland - Texas Tech University
5. Oscar Cruz -Baylor University
6. Baltazar Diaz - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
7. Adrian Esquivel - Texas Lutheran University
8. Dakota Maradiaga - Lamar University
9. Emily Mathews - University of Texas El Paso
10. Chabely Rodriguez - University of North Texas
11. Miranda Smith - Texas A&M University - Commerce
12. Sara Lindsay Vasko - University of Texas Austin
13. Jacquelyn Vaught - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Spring 2016:

1. Alan Cabrera - University of Houston
2. Zachary Bearden - East Texas Baptist University
3. Rawcillanne Campos - Hardin-Simmons University
4. Marguerite Green - Texas Christian University
5. Emily Kern - University of Houston
6. Martin E. Kesuma - Texas State University San Marcos
7. Connon Bordelon-Ross - Lamar University
8. Hannah Marie Strebeck - Howard Payne University
9. Martin Wells - University of Houston

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Fall 2016:

1. Jesus Diaz - West Texas A&M University
2. In Sun Kim - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
3. Ariana Velazco - Lone Star College - Kingwood


The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Spring 2015:

1. Faith Bolin - Dallas Baptist University
2. Derrek Cabrera - UT San Antonio
3. Gabrielle Gilliam - University of North Texas
4. Eric Heatley - Texas Christian University
5. Carla Lacey Hulcy - Texas Lutheran University
6. Ashley Morrison - Tarleton State University
7. Clinton Purdue - Abilene Christian University
8. Hyejeong Ryu - University of North Texas
9. Slyvia Ventura - East Texas Baptist University

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Fall 2015:

1. Aimee Adams - Texas State University at San Marcos
2. Gregory Brigham - University of Houston
3. Manuel Troy Trevino - University of Texas at Brownsville

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Spring 2014:

1. Allen Andrus II - Howard Payne University
2. Mara Arrandondo - Texas Tech University
3. Danielle Benton Benitz - University of Texas at Tyler
4. David Buroker - East Texas Baptist University
5. Ann Flannagan - East Texas Baptist University
6. Christopher Hammelwright - began at Victoria College, University of Texas at Arlington
7. Aaron Hampton - Texas Christian University
8. Savannah Harbenson - University of Texas at San Antonio
9. Stephen Segura - Texas Christian University

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Fall 2014:

1. Lyndsey Gold - Angelo State University
2. Clarissa Salinas - UT Brownsville

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Spring 2013:

1. Angela Fiorini - University of Texas at Austin
2. Rex Novak, Jr. - Texas Tech University

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Fall 2013:

1. Ivan Hernandez - University of Texas at Brownsville
2. Tyler Valdez - University of Texas at San Antonio















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