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COEHD students receive University Life Awards

By Jo Ann Jones | Date: April 23, 2014

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By: Jo Ann Jones/College of Education and Human Development

Adolph ‘A.J.’ Delgado and Pamela Bejarano were named the Outstanding Graduate and Undergraduate Student, respectively, for the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) during the 38th annual University Life Awards. The awards ceremony, which is sponsored by The University of Texas at San Antonio Student Government Association, was held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 in the H-E-B University Center Ballroom.

Delgado is pursuing a master’s degree in health promotion. The UTSA alumnus will graduate in May with a Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology.

“It is such an honor winning the COEHD Outstanding Graduate Student award,” said Delgado. “Receiving this award bolsters the fact that graduate students’ hard work and sacrifice are noticed and appreciated.”

Bejarano is a senior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, pursuing an early childhood through sixth grade bilingual certification.

“Winning the COEHD Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award makes me feel proud,” said Bejarano. “It is a remarkable feeling knowing that all my efforts and dedication has paid off and that I’m on the right path.”

Delgado and Bejarano were nominated for the awards by COEHD faculty. A committee comprised of COEHD faculty and staff reviewed the nominations based on a certain set of criteria, such as academic achievement and involvement in the UTSA community. The committee then selected the top student and 2 runners-up for each category, graduate student and undergraduate student.

“COEHD offers a lot of opportunities and learning experiences,” said Bejarano. “The faculty and staff give us students all their support and share with us their knowledge so that we can continue with our studies to grow and be successful in our professional life.”

The runners-up for Outstanding Graduate Student were Sofia Garza and Sean Danweber. Runners-up for Outstanding Undergraduate Student were Regan Sanchez and Selene Villaseñor.

Yolanda Williams, academic advisor for the COEHD Advising Center, received the award for Outstanding Academic Advisor.

“The awards ceremony was astounding,” said Delgado. “The faculty, staff, and students made me feel like that evening was my night and they were there to celebrate the night with me.”

For a complete list of this year’s winners, visit the Student Government Association website.

(Photos courtesy of the Student Government Association and A.J. Delgado)


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