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Recognition Awards

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. One of the Association's objectives is to recognize and honor outstanding University students, faculty, and staff as appropriate through scholarships, awards, and endowments.

Outstanding Students Awards

This year marks the 62nd 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 receive 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 will be presented at the November 1, 2013 Celebration of Leadership Dinner and will be recognized at a field presentation held during the November 2, 2013 home football game.

Meet the 2013-2014 Outstanding Student Award Recipients:
Alex Arambula and Clark Plost

Meet the 2013-2014 Outstanding Student Award Finalists:
Holland Finley, Michelle Moon, Brian Mbah, Michael "Ugeo" Williams.

Access a listing of the 1951-2013 Outstanding Student Award Recipients.

Please direct questions to TPawards@austin.utexas.edu
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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; but when bestowed, the recipient recives a plaque and will be recognized at the November 1, 2013 Celebration of Leadership Dinner and at a field presentation held during the November 2, 2013 home football game.

The Mike Wacker Award was not awarded in 2013-2014.

Meet the 2012-2013 Mike Wacker Award Recipients: Dustin Haley and David Mallett.

Access a listing of the 1985-2012 Mike Wacker Award Recipients.

Please direct questions to
TPawards@austin.utexas.edu
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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 will receive a plaque and a $1500 award from Texas Parents at the November 1, 2013 Celebration of Leadership Dinner.

Meet the 2013-2014 Staff Merit Award Recipients: Laurie Alvarado, Jennifer Cole, Darlene Mitchell and Judith Mitchell

Access a listing of the 1998-2013 Staff Merit Award Recipients.

Please direct questions to TPawards@austin.utexas.edu.

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