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TWU To Recognize Outstanding
DENTON — Four
Texas Woman’s University students will be recognized as outstanding
students during Honors Convocation ceremonies April 15 at 10 a.m.
in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located near the intersection
of Oakland Avenue and Sawyer Street.
Elizabeth Solis of Monterrey,
Mexico, will receive the Outstanding Doctoral Student award. Bella
Belleza-Bascon of Houston will receive the Outstanding Master’s
Student award. Outstanding Senior awards will go to Kate Amorella
of Borger, Erin Lansmon of Lewisville and Andrea Wensowitch of Ennis.
The Leman Award, for outstanding artistic contribution to TWU, will
go to Diane reader Dorn of Denton.
Ms. Solis’ primary
objective is to act as an intermediary between Mexican nutrition
specialists and nutrition specialists in the United States. Before
enrolling at TWU, Ms. Solis was dean of the School of Public Health
and Nutrition at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (AUNL),
Monterrey, Mexico. She currently is a research professor at AUNL
and will graduate from TWU in August with a doctorate in nutrition
and food science and a 3.8 grade-point-average (GPA).
a passionate interest in improving the health of individuals of
all ages through increased knowledge and promotion of nutrition,”
said Dr. Carolyn Bednar, chair of the TWU Department of Nutrition
and Food Sciences. “She will be a national and international
leader in this field in years to come.”
Ms. Solis was instrumental
in helping negotiate a cooperative agreement between TWU and the
AUNL School of Public Health. As a result of that agreement, 11
TWU nutrition students visited Monterrey in the summer of 2002 to
learn about diet, public heath and nutrition in Mexico. In the summer
of 2003,nine faculty and students from Mexico participated in a
program at TWU.
She received a PROMEP
(Programa de Mejoramiento del Profesorado de Educación Superior)
scholarship to obtain her doctoral degree. She is a member of the
American Dietetic Association, Fort Worth Dietetic Association,
North Texas Dietetic Association, International Diabetes Federation,
Latin American Federation of Dietetic and Nutrition Academic Associations,
American Society of Clinical Nutrition and Mexican Diabetes Federation.
Ms. Bascon, a nurse and
head clinical research coordinator at the Baylor College of Medicine
in Houston, will graduate in May with a master’s degree in
health care administration and a 3.96 GPA. Among her long-term goals
is to establish an organization dedicated to research and education
in diabetes and heart disease.
strong motivational skills, enthusiasm, energy, initiative, resourcefulness,
dependability and creativity, while possessing a warmth of personality
and sense of humor,” said Dr. Alan Garber, professor of medicine,
biochemistry and cell biology at the Baylor College of Medicine.
“Her abilities and accomplishments in the areas of problem
solving, both from a management perspective and from a mathematical
perspective, are exceptional.”
Ms. Bascon received the
2002 Abbot Laboratories Fellowship Award. She is a member of the
American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), secretary and
treasurer of the ACHE student chapter at TWU, a member of the American
Diabetes Association (ADA) and the ADA Council on Diabetes Education.
Ms. Amorella will graduate
in August with a double major in mathematics and computer science.
She has a 3.6 GPA.
She was a National Collegiate
Honors Council Conference Presenter in 2001 and 2002 and is a recipient
of a Women In Engineering, TWU Travel Abroad and Frances Emerson
scholarships. She is a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics
Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour Society, Helping
Hands (TWU’s student volunteer organization), the TWU Student
Alumni Association, a TWU Honors Scholar and was recognized by Who’s
Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She has
served as president, special events chair and traditions chair of
the Student Alumni Association, secretary and treasurer of the Athenian
Honor Society and treasurer of Kappa Mu Epsilon.
Ms. Lansmon will graduate
in May with a 3.9 GPA and a bachelor of social work degree.
She is TWU Honors Scholar,
member of the Athenian Honors Society, Phi Alpha Social Work Honor
Society, Golden Key International Honour Society and was recognized
by Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
She is a recipient of a Southwestern Bell Private Academic Scholarship
and TWU New Student Scholarship, and received the Outstanding Student
Leader Redbud Award. She has served as publicity chairperson, meeting
chairperson and service projects co-chairperson for Helping Hands,
historian chairperson for the Athenian Honor Society and was graduation
rose sale coordinator for the Golden Key Honour Society.
Ms Wensowitch will graduate
in May with a double major in marketing and management and a 3.5
She is TWU’s first
full-semester study abroad student at Harlaxton College in England.
She is a member of Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor
Society, a TWU Honors Scholar and was recognized by Who’s
Who Among American Universities and Colleges. She received the Emerging
Leader Redbud Award from TWU, and received academic scholarships
from the Dallas Women’s Club, Fort Worth Women’s Club,
TWU Former Students Association and the TWU School of Management
Arlyne Daly Haggard Scholarship. She has served as president of
Students in Free Enterprise, vice president of the student chapter
of the Association of Marketing Professionals and president of Student
“Diane is a professor’s
dream to work with inside and outside of class,” said John
Weinkein, director of the TWU School of the Arts. “She is
highly conscientious, dedicated and committed to her academic work
and studio work.”
Ms. Dorn will graduate
in May with a bachelor of fine arts degree in studio art-painting
and a 4.0 GPA. Two of her paintings were purchased by the university
as part of a continuing art acquisition program. She is a member
of Delta Phi Delta Art Honor Society, Golden Key International Honour
Society, the Film Club of TWU and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa
Phi. She has received the Ampersand Award for her watercolor grid
titled “Breakfast” and the James Coulter Memorial Award
for her acrylic on canvas titled “Libby.”
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