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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 17-18, 2018 in Austin to select the recipients and renewals for the Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019. 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. Marylynn Fletcher, Victoria College, TAMS President, Dr. David Scott, TAMS Immediate Past President, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dr. Matt Roberson, TAMS President-Elect, Dr. Justin Hodges, East Texas Baptist 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. Alexandra Flint completed four semesters at Del Mar College and is transferring to Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi beginning Fall 2018.
2. Allen Pack completed four semesters at Hill College and is transferring to Texas A&M University - Commerce beginning Fall 2018.


The following Four Year State University renewals with five semesters left after Fall 2018:

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 Suazo - University of Houston
6. Katie Thompson - Texas Tech University
7. Kara Walton - University of North Texas
8. Alexander Flint - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
9. Allen Pack - Texas A&M University - Commerce

The following Four Year Private University renewals with five semesters left after Fall 2018:

1. Aaron dominguez - 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



The following Two Year College renewal with five semesters left after Fall 2018:

1. Cory Keesee - Odessa College



The following Four Year State University renewals with three semesters left after Fall 2018:

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
8. Arthur Gillian - University of Houston

The following Four Year Private University renewals with three semesters left after Fall 2018:

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 State University renewals with one semester left after Fall 2018:

1. Carlos Flores - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
2. Elizabeth Gifford - Sam Houston State University
3. Juan J. Padilla - Texas A&M University - Kingsville
4. Jenna Quiroz - Texas State University - San Marcos
5. Gid De La Rosa - University of Texas at San Antonio
6. Sarah Seagraves - University of North Texas
7. Jillian Strickland - Sam Houston State University
8. Michael Solis - University of North Texas

The following Four Year Private University renewals with one semesters left after Fall 2018:

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

The committee selected the following students as new scholarship recipients for 2018-2019 and have seven semesters left after Fall 2018:

Four Year State University

1. Persephanie Cano - Texas A&M University - Kingsville (has six semesters left after Fall 2018)
2. Hannah Fox - Texas Tech University
3. Jackson Hardman - University of Texas at Arlington
4. Dustin Hernandez - Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
5. Herminio Mendez - Texas A&M University - Kingsville
6. Tyler Shropshire - University of North Texas
7. Casey Stringer - Stephen F. Austin State University

Four Year Private University

1. Natalie Barela - Hardin-Simmons University
2. Hannah Rosser - East Texas Baptist University
3. Tevae Shoels - Baylor University

Two Year College

1. Sarah Bryan - San Jacinto College Central
2. Alyssa Connelly - Odessa College
3. Rhiannon O'Brien
4. Zach Zajicek - Temple College

The following scholarship students graduated with their music degree Spring 2018:

1. Samantha Arizpe University of Houston
2. Geoffrey Driggers - Abilene Christian University
3. Aaron Gomez - University of Texas at El Paso
4. Jose a. Guzman, Jr. - Texas Tech University
5. Crysten Ivy - Texas Woman's University
6. Sarah Clementine Mire - Texas Tech University
7. Jaceline Ovalle - Houston Baptist University (graduated Summer 2018)
8. William Austen Whaley - Tarleton State University
9. Danielle Wright - Texas A&M University - Commerce

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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