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Alumni Spotlight- Nicole White Griffith

Nicole White Griffith (UTSA 2006) was a part of the inaugural class of Terry Scholars at UTSA. Because the organization was so new at the time, she was able to dig in and nurture the organization from the very beginning- much like what she does now in her profession. As a Terry Scholar, Nicole served […]

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Alumni Spotlight- LaShawn Washington

LaShawn Washington (UT 2014): Published author, world traveler, advocate, cosmetologist, graduate student. These can all be used to describe LaShawn, a former Terry Transfer Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. We recently caught up with LaShawn after her trip to China and Transfer Interviews, where she served as a panelist in Dallas. After […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Jennifer Hemmick Gallagher

Jennifer Hemmick Gallagher (UH 2004) was a member of the first class of Terry Scholars at the University of Houston. She may have left San Antonio, but she never left the classroom. Upon graduating in 2008 with a degree in music education, she launched the choir program at Nolan Ryan Junior High School, in Pearland, […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Sunny Sandhu

Since graduating, Sunny (UT 2012) has accepted a position with Teach for America, starting fall of 2017. Teach for America places staff in low-income classrooms in almost every subject and area imaginable. Sunny has been selected to teach pre-calculus and statistics in Spring Branch ISD. Although math may be intimidating to some, he is up […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Chris Barton

What do sharks, fluorescent paint, and the Reconstruction Era have in common? They are all topics of author Chris Barton’s (UT 1989) books. As a Terry Scholar before the first class even graduated, Barton witnessed the humble beginnings of the Terry Foundation when there were just two schools and one picnic rather than thirteen schools […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Lesley Gleason

Lesley Gleason (TAMU 2005) is the Program Coordinator for Texas A&M Poultry Science- the program from which she also graduated as a Terry Scholar. When she’s not on campus, she spends time with her daughter, Avery, and husband, Kevin. Dedicated to the Terrys’ vision, Lesley has been an active Terry Alumna serving on both the […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Luis Banuelos

Luis Banuelos (TAMU 2013) is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University where he wore many hats in the Texas A&M Terry Scholars Student Organization- liaison his sophomore year and president the following year. Luis attends Texas A&M School of Public Health, where he studies Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences. He also works at […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Jose Whitten

Jose Whitten (UNT 2013) credits his Terry Transfer Scholarship with the gift of time. As a transfer student, Jose faced challenges in his transition to a four-year university. A close mentor once observed that, although Jose was an able competitor, he “started the race five miles back” in many respects. This never deterred Jose. The […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Cody Kelly

Cody Kelly (TAMU 2006) is an aerospace engineer who specializes in search and rescue and water survival device design at NASA. When he’s not working, he spends his personal time training as a first responder and hopes to soon join the Texas Task Force 1, the most active urban search and rescue team in the country, […]

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Alumni Spotlight- Krystafer Redden

We spent an afternoon with Krystafer Redden (UH 2008) while he visited Texas from New England.  Krystafer recently earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Brown University and currently works as a Transformation Specialist for the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE). Before a tour of our “Terry Museum” at the Foundation’s Houston office, Krystafer told […]

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