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Student Spotlight-Olivia Arratia

Capturing Hope through Adversity Olivia Arratia (TWU 2017) is a Terry Transfer Scholar and graduating senior, majoring in Photography with a concentration in Business.  Olivia shared how she is being affected by our current COVID-19 climate: “Life is going very slow for me right now. I am usually always on the go with a jam-packed […]

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Student Spotlight – David Huerta

The Impact of Service : Inspiring Greatness in Others David Huerta (UTEP 2017), is a Senior and Terry Transfer Scholar majoring in Kinesiology, with a minor in Education. He shares how he has been giving back and embodying the Terry Foundation Pillar of Service: “I embody the Pillar of Service by understanding and being willing […]

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Student Spotlight – Forough Askarirad

The Importance of Being Seen: Advocating for Mental Health Traditional Terry Scholar and Psychology major Forough Askarirad (UTSA 2018) recently planned and hosted the first Mental Health Day at UTSA. In planning this event, Forough drew upon a wide range of skills, one being leadership—a pillar of The Terry Foundation. “I embody the Pillar of […]

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Alumni Spotlight – Maddie Heaven and Bryn Wyckoff

Giving Back to Australian Wildlife The promise to “give back” is interwoven into the lives of each and every Terry Scholar.  So, when TAMUG Terry alumnae Maddie Heaven (2015) and Bryn Wyckoff (2014), first heard about the massive devastation caused by wildfires in Australia, they knew they had to help—but how?   Maddie reflected back […]

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Student Spotlight – Johnny Amar-Martinez

Embodying Scholarship & Leading with Gratitude “Give yourself a chance to succeed by losing the fear of failing”–sound advice from traditional Terry Scholar, Johnny Amar-Martinez (TAMU 2016), a Senior and Chemical Engineering major, with a minor in Environmental Geoscience.  When asked what his favorite part of his Terry university is, Johnny said: “I love the […]

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Terry Abroad – Natalie Coleman

Natalie Coleman (TAMU 2016) was an undergraduate researcher in the hydraulic engineering department at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile over summer 2018. Why did you choose to go abroad? My career goal is to design effective and sustainable engineering systems for communities on a global scale, and I believed it was important for me to collaborate […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Clemente Garcia III

Clemente Garcia III (UT 2014) recently received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to the Netherlands from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. We spoke with him to find out more about his research and his hopes for more Terry Fulbright awardees. From the press release: “Clemente will conduct […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Andrew Valdez

Andrew Valdez (UT 2013)  is a Terry Transfer Scholar and graduated from UT Austin with a B.F.A. in Theatre Education. He is a director, playwright, actor, teaching artist, and producer. He currently serves as the New Play Associate at the Cleveland Public Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. He recently shared some of his projects with us […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Maddy Kulkarni

Maddy Kulkarni (UT-Austin 2001) is on the Terry Scholar Alumni Advisory Board and is the Senior Marketing Manager for PepsiCo Frito Lay, where she has worked for seven years. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at UT-Dallas. When she’s not developing future marketers or marketing your favorite soda or snack food (Crunchy Cheetos […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Matt Priest

Matt Priest (TXST 2004) was a member of the inaugural class of Terry Scholars at Texas State University in 2004. He currently works as a Senior Associate for the Sterling Group and previously worked as an Investment Banking Associate for Goldman Sachs. Matt explains why he pushed himself to his limits on Wall Street before […]

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