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July 12th, 2009
College of Applied Arts awards research fellowships


Texas State announced last week that its College of Applied Arts is awarding 50 $1,000 scholarships and eight graduate research fellowships to new graduate students in the fall of 2009.

Eligible graduate students enrolled in six or more hours in the fall will compete academically for a one-time $1,000 College of Applied Arts Graduate Scholarship Award.

The Graduate Research Fellowship program is designed to engage graduate students with faculty in research collaboration. Each graduate student will be awarded a $12,500 graduate research fellowship to begin fall 2009 through the end of the spring 2010 semester.

The following students have been selected as recipients of a 2009-2010 Graduate Research Fellowship:

* Megan Brooks has been selected by the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences to work on the “Kindergarten Readiness Project” with Sue Williams, Elizabeth Russell and Elizabeth Blunk, and the “Strengthening Families Project” with Michelle Toews and Ani Yazedjian.

* Juanita Escamilla was selected in the human nutrition program to work with Vatsala Maitin and Michelle Lane on the “Role of Probiotic Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer Metastasis.”

* The Department of Criminal Justice has selected Jonathon Allen to work with Pablo Martinez on the research proposal, “Recidivism of Residential Facilities’ Treatment Programs in Texas.”

* Georgianna Brain will work with Donna Vandiver and Mark Stafford on “A Research Study in the Identification of Distinguishing Characteristics of Sex Offenders and Non-Sex Offenders.”

* Cheryl Rowden will work with Jeff Cancino on “A Research Study to Identify Economic and Non-Economic Indicators of Influence on Homicides in San Antonio Neighborhoods Based on Racial/Ethnic Differences.”

Scholarships are to be awarded by the departments and the dean of the College of Applied Arts. Each academic department in the college receives a portion of the scholarships based on departmental enrollment.

Scholarships, academic excellence and research opportunity are part of an ongoing student-centered focus in the college and, as a result, graduate enrollment in the college continues to increase.

For more information about College of Applied Arts graduate scholarship opportunities, contact Yolanda Quintanilla at (512) 243-3538.

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