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TWU HOSA team wins national championship


Photo courtesy of TWU HOSA

From left:  Janine DelaCueva, Erika Barcelona, Barbara Guzman, Michelle Ramirez, Reinaldo Rodriguez, Inioluwa Adedokun, Eloise Barcelona and Leslie Herd

DENTON— Texas Woman’s University brought home a national championship from the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) 2015 National Leadership Conference. Another TWU team also was a national finalist at the conference, held June 24-27 in Anaheim, California.

A team consisting of Barbara Guzman of Missouri City, Janine DelaCueva of Sugar Land, Inioluwa Adedokun of Duncanville, Reinaldo Rodriguez of Denton, and Erika Barcelona and Eloise Barcelona, both of Pearland, won first place in the Parliamentary Procedures competition, which tests the team members’ leadership skills by using parliamentary procedure to conduct a simulated business meeting. Denton attorney Richard D. Hayes coached the team.

The team of Michelle Ramirez of Katy and Leslie Herd of Lewisville competed in the Health Education category, placing fifth. This competition requires teams to plan and teach health-related concepts.

The TWU teams competed against national and international teams.

“I am excited to see our HOSA competitive members’ hard work and dedication come to fruition in their respective competitions,” said Sonia Redwine, TWU assistant director of health promotion and sponsor of the university’s HOSA chapter. “I am proud of how they represented our HOSA chapter, Texas HOSA and the university.”

HOSA is a nationally affiliated organization whose mission is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore helping the student meet the needs of the health care community. For more information, visit

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