Since its founding in 1948 as the Dad's Association, Texas Parents, the Parents' Association of The University of Texas at Austin, has been an important part of the life and culture of The University. The Constitution of the Parents' Association states that one of the objectives of the organization shall be "to recognize and honor outstanding University students, faculty, and staff as appropriate through scholarships, awards, and endowments."
It is with great pleasure that Texas Parents shares with you the stories of the 2012-2013 Outstanding Student, Mike Wacker, and Staff Merit Award finalists and recipients.
Outstanding Students Awards
This year marked the 61st anniversary of The Outstanding Student Awards. Each year, since 1951, Texas Parents has proudly honored a male and female Outstanding Student recipient and four Outstanding Student finalists (two males and two females) who demonstrate exceptional leadership, scholarship, character, and service. A list of past recipients can be found below. The Outstanding Student Award recipients received a plaque, a Lifetime membership in Texas Exes, and have a brick paver laid at the Student Services Building in their honor. Award recipients and finalists were presented at the November 9, 2012 Celebration of Leadership Dinner and were recognized at a field presentation held during the November 10th home football game. Congratulations to our 2012-2013 recipients, Maggie Gunn and Da'Marcus Baymon.
Click here to meet the 2012-2013 Outstanding Student Award Recipients: Maggie Gunn and Da'Marcus Baymon
Click here to meet the 2012-2013 Outstanding Student Award Finalists: Nesa Mohebpour, Bekah Thayer, Austin Moore, and James Salazar
Click here to access a listing of the 1951-2012 Outstanding Student Award Recipients
Mike Wacker Award
Texas Parents established the Mike Wacker Award in 1985 to honor former Longhorn basketball player, Mike Wacker, who through personal courage and sacrifice, returned to competition after a serious knee injury. The award has been a symbol of courage and perseverance in the face of adversity. A list of past recipients can be found below. This award is not necessarily given each year; however, this year, two worthy individuals were recognized. Each was given a plaque and was recognized at the November 9, 2012 Celebration of Leadership Dinner and at a field presentation held during the November 10th home football game. Congratulations to our 2012-2013 recipients, Dustin Haley and David Mallett.
Click here to meet the 2012-2013 Mike Waker Award Recipients: Dustin Haley and David Mallett
Click here to access a listing of the 1985-2012 Mike Wacker Award Recipients
Staff Merit Award Program
Texas Parents established the Staff Merit Award Program in 1998 to recognize individuals who work in the Division of Student Affairs. The award celebrates the recipients who reflect the diversity of services provided by the division as well as the varied and unique professional experiences of the division's staff. A list of past recipients can be found below. Recipients received a plaque and a $1500 award from Texas Parents at the November 9, 2012 Celebration of Leadership Dinner. Congratulations to our 2012-2013 recipients, Alicia Garces, Sherry Guyton, and Gaylee Horton.
Click here to meet the 2012-2013 Staff Merit Award Recipients: Alicia, Garces, Sherry Guyton, and Gaylee Horton
Click here to access a listing of the 1998-2012 Staff Merit Award Recipients