AUSTIN, Texas—Students Brian Haley and Corinna Kester received the Outstanding Student Award presented this weekend (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) by The University of Texas at Austin Parents’ Association during the university’s annual Parents’ Weekend activities.
The Outstanding Student Award recognizes students who symbolize the hundreds of outstanding student leaders on the university’s campus. Haley, a senior majoring in government and Chinese, is president of the university’s student government and is a Texas Cowboy. He is the son of Bob Haley of Pilot Point and Barbara Haley of Corinth. Kester is a senior majoring in chemical engineering and Plan II. She is a Truman Scholar and two-time recipient of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship. Kester is the daughter of Marsha and Jerry Newcomb of Vail, Ariz.
The Parents’ Association also presented the Award of Distinction to Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, president of the university, for his distinguished contributions and dedicated service to the university.
For the past six years, the Parents’ Association has presented merit awards to outstanding staff members in the university’s Division of Student Affairs. This $1,000 award recognizes student affairs professionals who demonstrate exceptional commitment to the welfare of the students. This year, the award was presented to Glen Baumgart, a program coordinator in the Volunteer and Service Learning Center; Margie Garcia, a building attendant in the Division of Housing and Food Services; Jeffery Latimer, a physician in University Health Services; Chuck Roper, a health education coordinator in University Health Services; and Rachel Zierzow, a learning specialist in the university’s Learning Center.
For more information contact: Lynn Davis, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 512-232-3998, or Robert D. Meckel, Office of Public Affairs, 512-475-7847.