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Texas Woman's University
Who's Who Among Students in
American Colleges and Universities
Recognition Reception
Spring 2014
Inioluwa Adedokun
Student government association | health occupations students of America | House of Representatives I
Multicultural African Organization
"The first responsibility of a leader is to
define reality. The last is to say thank you.
In between, the leader is a servant." —
Max DePree
My favorite activities to do on campus are
to attend programs and events, have
picnics by our beautiful pond, and meeting
wonderful people throughout the week.
My favorite activities to do off campus is to
attend church and bible study, spending
time with friends, and doing community
service projects when I have time.
Casey Allison
Athenian honor society | Kinesiology Club I National society of collegiate scholars
My favorite activities on
campus include photography,
hiking, exercising, and hanging
out with family and friends
"If you only look at your past you
will never see where you are going“
Joleesia Berry
President, Student government Association | twu student regent | Student Representative, Undergraduate
I love Spring Fling and
Earth day on campus!
When I am free on the
weekends, I like going
to my Hometown in
Dallas to see my
mother and younger
"Texas Woman's University has only shown support and love for me. From the
administrators to the staff, TWU has accepted me and made me part of their family. I
have grown tremendously as a leader on this campus. I am more than blessed and happy
that I will be a Pioneer Forever. “-Joleesia
Erin Bolinger
Twu soccer I Student Athlete Advisory Committee I National Society of Leadership and success I
TWU Honors Scholar Program
"TWU has brought so many
opportunities to me. It has helped me
become involved in both the campus
and the community as well as discover
the career I want to pursue in life. “Erin
Some of my favorite things
to do are playing soccer
and photographing nature.
Brianna Brown
President, Student Government Association I Secretary, Student Government Association I Treasurer,
Student Senate I Residential Senator, Student Senate
“As a first generation student at Texas Woman’s University, I
had the privilege of being selected into the LLC NET program
with the TWU Housing office. This initial invitation granted
me the opportunity to enhance my social skills with fellow peers,
become involved with Student Senate and further leadership
skills as president of SGA. As a TWU pioneer, I have had the
pleasure of interacting and collaborating with administrators,
faculty, and staff. TWU is a great student centered community
and a home away from home! “~Brianna
Activities: I enjoy dancing and exercising in the Zumba class, volunteer
activities with the Dallas Student Government Association, and community
service opportunities with Chi Epsilon Sigma.
Justice Cain
College Republicans I Campus Chairman for George Bush Re-Election Campaign I Alpha Omiicron Pi
"My time at Texas Women's University has
empowered me. Not because I know more facts or have
mastered any particular subject, but because I have
learned my value as a modern educated woman; and I
have been trained in how to get any other information I
need in life."- Justice
When I am not studying or running my
business, I enjoy researching my
genealogy, attending Con's and other
Cosplay opportunities and Geocaching.
Rachel Cannon
Alpha Omicron Pi I Peer Advisor
Major: Child Development
“Children are great imitators . So give them
something great to imitate.” ~Anonymous
Alexandra Chavarria
TWU G-Force I TWU Helping Hands Organization I TWU CCLC
“The best way to predict your future is to
create it” (Abraham Lincoln). I know
that every single step of my way, I have
taken firm steps at TWU. -Alexandra
Two or Three Activities on or off
1. Being a G-Force member at Texas
Woman’s University
2. Being part of the Leadership
3. Being part of a choir ministry
called Soldiers for Christ.
Aracely Contreras
Student Association for Social Work I Child abuse prevention society
Favorite Activities:
Working out at the gym
Photography and scrapbooking
Spending time with family and friends
“My Social Work professors gave me the knowledge
and opportunity to develop Social Work skills to serve
the greater good of individuals, families, and
communities. For this, I am forever grateful and
appreciative.” – Aracely
Kelly Current
Phi epsilon omicron I student veterans association I student dietetic association
My favorite TWU memory will always be
the first time I set foot into the Little Chapel in
the woods and my husband proposing to me; I
thought we were sneaking in but he had
planned it weeks in advance and was carrying
my ring around for months!~ Kelly
Favorite activities of mine are- Walking
around the Little Chapel in the woods and
watching the turtles in the pond,
participating in group exercise classes at the
gym, and looking at the bulletin board by the
Hailey Daniel
Kinesiology club I Athenian honors program I Phi Kappa Phi
“Learning is my passion and helping others is my number
one motivation“-Hailey
My three favorite
activities are
running (I train
for half and full
hanging out with
my friends, and
at TWU I always
enjoyed playing
on the volleyball
intramural team!
Diana Driver
TWU Honors Scholar Program I TACSM 2013 Conference
Major: Kinesiology
“The part can never be well unless the whole is well. “-Plato
Tiffany Edwards
Student government association| project rev | barrister’s club I Golden Key Honor society
“Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a
change, start by speaking to people rather than
walking by them like they're stones that don't matter.
As long as you're breathing, it's never to late to do
some good.” - Maya Angelou
My Favorite activities are volunteering through the
Athenian Honors Society, organizing fun new
educational events to raise awareness of domestic
violence for Project REV, and exploring amazing
opportunities regarding law school and studying for
the LSAT provided by the Barrister's Club
Lenciy Flores
Association of latinos in finance and accounting I financial management association I National association
of black accountants
Favorite Activities: Being involved in various
Business organizations and working at the
Math Lab. My favorite activity off campus is
spending time with family and friends… oh, and
watching my favorite shows on Netflix! .
"As a first generation college student, I am very proud
to call myself a Texas Woman’s University Pioneer. I
have been truly blessed with my journey as a student of
TWU. I dedicate my success to my parents, family,
friends, professors, advisor, and TWU Career
Services for believing in my dreams. ~Lenciy
Ashley Fridia
Campus activities board I vice president of sga I cultural connections leadership conference
A few of my favorite
activities to do on
campus would have to
be planning events
with my Org Campus
Activities Board as well
as attending other
Student Orgs events.
"TWU has opened up a lot of doors for me. While being here I have met a great deal of
people who have been a positive influence on my life. I have been awarded many great
opportunities due to dedication and hard work. I thank the people here at TWU for
helping me to become the student leader that I am today.” ~Ashley
Candace Henslee
Twu honors scholar program I leadership institute I student service fee allocation committee I
Student code of conduct com
My Favorite Activities Include:
1. Country two-step dancing
2. Karaoke
3. Reading a good book
“TWU has meant a network of not only amazing
mentors, but friends who have individually contributed
to my growth and never let me settle for anything less
than my best.” ~ Candace
Lauren Hoebee
Leadership institute| Helping Hands| Athenian Honors Society I Enactus
Some of my favorite activities on
campus are going to the new fitness
and rec center and climbing the rock
wall, hanging out by the fountain on
a nice day, and every year getting
family photos done by the chapel in
the woods.
"I never feel lost on this campus, starting
from the size of TWU, to the support of
the faculty and staff, to my involvement in
organizations, it is a great place to call
Stephanie Inmon
Student association of music therapy I national society of collegiate scholars I Pi kappa lambda
Some of my favorite activities include
volunteering for Girls Rock Dallas,
learning obscure vocal pieces under
the direction of Dr. Joni Jensen and
spending quality time with my
poodle, Gigi.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to challenge the
patriarchy and establish my own identity via the
assistance of the Women Studies graduate professors.”
Breanica Jackson
G-force| Alpha kappa alpha| TWU student code of conduct board
"Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those
who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like
eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah
1. I love going home and being with my family and just
enjoying time with them because they are my motivation
for me to work hard everyday and they make me a better
2. Outside of school I also love to write, spend time with
my friends and sorority sisters, and live life to the fullest
while thanking God for every moment.
3. I love to partake in any activity outdoors and any that
involves nature.
Jeanette Janes
national society of collegiate scholars| national society of leadership and success
When I came to TWU, I never knew it would become my home. This
school has provided me with so many opportunities, and continues to do so.
I am certainly Pioneer Proud, and am blessed to attend TWU.
-Jeanette Janes
My favorite things to do at TWU is studying in
the library with friends and rock climbing in the
Fit & Rec center.
Cindy Johnson
national society of collegiate scholars| national society of leadership I alpha sigma lambda I pi sigma
alpha I epsilon omega epsilon
Renowned author Mary Engelbreit said, “If you don’t like something,
change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
Other than time with family,
friends and church my favorite
thing to do is love on and play with
my little grand-dog whose name is
Tiffanie, but I call her Grandma’s
Baby. She is a fluffy white Bishon
Frise who loves to give me kisses
and who loves to play with her
toys. She has set behind me in my
desk chair the whole four years of
my studies here at TWU, so when I
graduate this May so will she
Jordan Karnes
PREP I open house, TWU orientation I Athletics, TWU basketball
Favorite activities:
1. working for TWU Fit&Rec and
engaging in Fit&Rec activities
2. spending time with close friends
3. eating at all the restaurants Denton
has to offer.
“Nothing worth having comes easy”-Jordan
Mary Lucignani
Pre-Physical therapy club I national society of leadership I kinesiology club
Favorite activities: Hanging out with friends
during breaks between classes, napping in my
car, and studying in my favorite spot at the
“TWU represents the rewards that come from taking
a risk. Going back to school full-time as a single
mother of a teenage daughter was no easy decision, but
it was a decision that has rewarded me far beyond what
I imagined. I have enjoyed many moments that
reinforced my chosen path and kept me going during
the toughest times.”-Mary
Lori Luke
Chi Epsilon Sigma I UNITE
“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” ~Tia Walker
Major: Nursing
Margaret Mayfield
Twu gymnastics| Athenian Honor Society | kappa mu epsilon
"TWU has made my college experience wonderful
in so many ways. Being a part of the gymnastics
team and Kappa Mu Epsilon allowed me to be
with the people who love to do the same things I do.”
Activities: I love that I have been able to fulfill my lifelong
dream of collegiate gymnastics while at Texas Woman’s
University. I enjoy spending extreme amounts of time in the
math lab for classes, Kappa Mu Epsilon, and anything else. I
also enjoy studying at Zera’s Coffee shop and Jupiter House.
Shaunon McClellan
Nancy Murphy-Chadwick Chapter of National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH I Residence Hall
Association (RHA) I Student Government Association (SGA) I Student Code of Conduct Committee
Favorite Activities: Cultural
Connections Leadership
Conference (CCLC), and Block
Favorite Quote: She is clothed in
strength and dignity and she laughs
without fear of the future- Proverbs
Natalie Meddaugh
Athenian Honors Society I Global Connection Student Committee I Pioneer Ambassador
I love rock-climbing at the Fit & Rec, being involved in multiple
organizations, and being able to help prospective students
decide if TWU is the place for them.
“Being a Pioneer is so much more than just going to
school to receive a degree. At TWU, I have had the
privilege of being involved and interacting with
multiple students, faculty, and staff which has allowed
me to achieve things that I could not have imagined
anywhere else. TWU is my second home and I will
be forever grateful for all the opportunities it has
provided me.”~Natalie
Juana Mendoza
stars| World affairs council| National Association of Black Accountants I G-Force
"We may get knocked down on the outside,
but the key to living in victory is to learn
how to get up on the inside.” -Joel Osteen
Favorite Activities: Meeting
new people, Staying active
and trying new things
Franziska Moberly
TWU Leadership institute| omicron delta kappa| institute of management accountants
"TWU's intimate environment has brought me closer to my peers, as well as my passion—
Accounting. I have created relationships with wonderful professors, and I have soaked up all
the advice they were willing to share. Now that I am getting closer to my graduation, I truly
believe that I have grown as a leader, scholar, friend and accountant.“ - Franziska
My favorite thing on
campus is:
- Leadership Institute
- Institute of Management
Accountants (IMA)
Jessica Moreno
G-Force| League of Latin American Citizens I Kappa Epsilon Mu Kem Club I TWU Leadership Institute
At TWU, I have always loved being involved
in student organizations and activities. As a
sophomore, I became a G Force mentor for
high school students and it allows me to
venture off-campus and help the community
have access to information about higher
education. My favorite TWU tradition is
Spring Fling! It is an amazing experience
where all campus organizations come together
for the golf car parade, and everyone shows
their school spirit.
Kasy Morgan
Association of Texas Professional Educators I Barnes and Nobles Reading Time I Scholastic Book Fair
My favorite activities off campus
would be reading, shopping with my
sisters, and having adventures with
my husband.
"TWU has meant the world to me. I have met
wonderful people within the walls of TWU,
which I know will be life long friendships and
relationships. I appreciate every connection at
TWU that has helped me and supported me
through my journey.” -Kasy
Krystal Peterson
Campus activities board| family sciences association I National Society of Leadership and Success I
Students Occupational Therapy Association
My time spent at TWU has been
bright. I was able to have many
opportunities as well as a great
education. The opportunities that
I was able to partake in were to
plan and participate in trips to
other cities, states, and countries;
which included adventure trips
and service learning trips. I was
able to brighten someone’s day by
the works and service I
performed. I am very grateful to
TWU for all the opportunities
that have been brought my ways
and the influence that it had on
my life.
“It takes one smile to make a dark day seem
Paige Potter
Honors Scholar Program I Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society I Curatio Club I Phi Kappa Phi
“What’s been gratifying is to live long enough to see molecular biology and
evolutionary biology growing toward each other and uniting in research efforts.”
E.O. Wilson
Major: Biology
Madeline Potter
Photographic Artists Coalition I Social-Cultural Committee
“Twelve significant photographs in any one year
Is a good crop.”~Ansel Adams
Major: Photography
Rishi Raj
World affairs council| international student association| national association of black accountants I
Omega Rho alpha
My favorite activities are swimming, karaoke,
and event management.
“If you are hesitant to talk to new people at a networking seminar,
take off your watch and hide it in your pocket, and then approach
strangers. ‘Excuse me, what time is it,?’ is a great conversation
starter. This is advice which I got from someone I met at a
TWU networking workshop and I have followed it for the past 4
years.”- Rishi
Hindira Ramirez
Quality Enhancement Program I Helping Hands I International Student Association I Barrister’s Club
“Leaders must be close enough to relate to others,
but far enough ahead to motivate them.”
John C. Maxwell
Major: Business Management
Melissa Reyes
Bilingual Education Student Organization I Sigma Lambda Alpha Sorority
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy
in creative expression and knowledge.”
-Albert Einstein
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Gabrielle Ricky
Student Dietetic Association I Phi Upsilon Omicron
"TWU has offered me endless opportunities to
flourish as a student, leader, and community
member. The Nutrition and Food Science
Department has been especially helpful. The
NFS faculty and staff really strive to see their
students succeed in all they do, and I will always
be grateful for their guidance!“- Gabrielle
Favorite activities on and off campus
- Playing music (percussion and guitar)
- Writing/Blogging
- Working out
Cassandra Rowland
Kappa Mu Epsilon I Mathematics and Technology Success Center Tutor I International Studies
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and
doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity
keeps leading us down new paths.“ -Walt Disney
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is
fighting some kind of battle.“ – Paul Ingram
"Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak
Leave the rest to God.“ – Cassandra Rowland
I continue to teach dance to young girls in my hometown
of Allen.
I like to spend quality time with my family and friends.
I absolutely love traveling the world, exploring new
places, learning in every opportunity and meeting new
people along the way.
Renet Roy
National Society of Collegiate Scholars I Cultural Connections Leadership Conference I Student
Government Association I Athenian Honor Society
"TWU has become my home away from home and I am thankful for all the
support from the faculty and staff of this university that has allowed me to realize
my true potential, both in academics and leadership skills. “
My favorite activities:
Honors Scholars Program,
Spring Fling, Cultural
Connections Leadership
Puja Saha
G-Force I TWU Housing Representative I National Residence Hall Honorary
"One of my favorite TWU memories would be from the
night of orientation, I have never stayed away from my
parents until then, and through out the whole orientation
process I didn’t miss my family at all. I loved the spirit of
orientation leaders and every time they shout it out “TDub U-Know” I felt like I belong here.
My favorite activities include
siting by the fountain, or studying at the
library, or feeding turtles; I never feel
homesick. I also like to participate in any on
campus activities, mentoring high school
students through g-force, and planning
programs for on campus residents.
Kendra Sancet
Athenian Honor Society I TWU Softball I KME Club
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the
Poetry of logical ideas“- Albert Einstein
Major: Mathematics
Christian Soleto
KEM Club I Science Learning Resource Center I Joint Admission Medical Program
Opening the door, that led me into TWU, was the first of many. It’s amazing, and a dream come true to receive all
the blessings that TWU has provided for me. From an on campus job the first day of classes to acceptance into the
JAMP program. The memories TWU has given me are too many. But I appreciate every single one of them and
am beyond grateful for all the opportunities I have received at TWU and from TWU. Choosing this school to
receive my bachelor’s degree, was the best decision I ever made. - Christian
Though it is my job, I enjoy working at
SLRC, the Science Learning Resource
Center. I have fun on magic shows,
with the KEM Club. I enjoy simply
walking through the campus,
observing all the nature the campus
surrounds us with. All the green, from
the grass and the trees, the squirrels
running around, and the clouds above
is relaxing after a hard day at work and
Ambreia Thomas
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority I TWU Leadership Institute I Omicron Delta Kappa I Resident Assistant
The list can go on an on about the
things I enjoyed doing while at TWU
but I enjoy going to my best friends
house the most!
“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.”
~ George Santayana
Ann Troung
Leadership Institute I Athenian Honor Society
"From the moment I stepped foot on our campus, I knew
that this would be my home away from home. I have truly
been blessed with the wonderful friends and family that I've
made here. I am thankful for the Honors Program and
everyone who has made this undergraduate experience the best
four years that I could ever ask for. “
Favorite activities: I love to go on adventures, big or
small. If the weather is nice, I enjoy going on nature
trails and observe animals in their natural habitat. I am
truly a kid at heart, so I love participating in activities
and organizations that allow me to work with children
and help them understand the importance of making the
best of their childhood. When my schedule allows it, I
love to spend my time in the kitchen. I enjoy trying new
recipes and experimenting with different ingredients.
Kelsie Turman
Athenian Honor Society I Honors Scholar Program I Student Occupational Therapy Association
“TWU has helped to shape and
mold me not only as a student, but
also as a person, with their
numerous opportunities.” - Kelsie
My favorite activities include being
involved with the TWU Honors
Scholar Program, traveling, and
volunteering in the community
with various organizations.
Anabel Vega
Department of Housing, Resident Assistant I G-Force I National Society of Leadership and Success
“To keep the body in good health is a duty…
Otherwise we shall not be able to keep out mind
Strong and clear“-Buddha
Major: Health Studies
Pablo Vega
G-Force I Pioneer Ambassadors I Cultural Connections Leadership Conference I Student Senate
“To me TWU is more than just a place to get an
education. TWU is where I have met some amazingly
talented people that have inspired me and will be my
lifelong friends. TWU has introduced me to professors,
advisors, and mentors that saw potential in me I did not
see and pushed me to surpass it. TWU has ignited my
potential, instilled in me purpose, and made me the person
I am today. TWU is my home and has made the
biggest impact on my life thus far.”- Pablo
My favorite activities on campus would have to
be the TWU Block party and Spring Fling Golf
Cart Parade. These activities really bring
together organizations and students together to
be a part of something bigger and show their
school spirit.
Daffanie Williams
Texas Nursing Student Association I Student Government Association
My favorite activities.........volunteering at the
various events at TWU through Student
Government Association, The Office of
Student Life, and local chapter of Texas
Nursing Student Association on campus and
off. It's such a joy to see the surprise on new
students and the happiness and enjoyment of
our campus and in the "thankfulness" from the
people of the community. I truly felt that I
made a differences!
“I'm a first generation of college graduate in my family. Middle child of six and the last one to earn
my bachelor degree. It's been a hell of 2 1/2 years of "No LIFE" but, looking back's all
worth it. TWU is the key that opens doors and windows into my future in the health care field
personally and professionally. I will start my first career after graduating with MD Anderson in
June 2014 and promise to continue the legacy of TWU. ”
Hannah Williams
TTWU Low Ropes Facilitator
Some things I enjoy doing
include discovering eclectic
& vintage thrift stores, being
outdoors with husband, and
laughing with my family.
During my time on campus, I
really enjoyed running
around Denton for race
“Being a role model is the most powerful form of
educating.” -Coach John Wooden
Amy Winzcura
Athenian Honors Society I Student Athlete Advisory Committee I National Society of Collegiate Scholars
My favorite activities include: gymnastics
scrapbooking hanging out with friends and
family hiking and enjoying the outdoors.
“Dream big and dare to fail.”
"TWU and the Honors Scholar Program is providing me with the educational base needed to succeed in
the pursuit of my career goals (attending medical school to become an orthopedic surgeon). The
opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics (gymnastics), community service and explore/foster
leadership skills through SAAC and the Honors program is invaluable in preparing me for the future."

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