DDSP Welcomes Eight New Scholars (August 2020)
Though the 2020-2021 academic year is off to a non-traditional start during the pandemic, we warmly welcome eight new Dedman Scholars into our program. Four incoming freshmen will form our new Compassion cohort, mentored by Dr. Monique Pikus, and four rising sophomores will form our new Honor Cohort, mentored by Dr. Pilar Zazueta. These are talented honors students who are actively engaged in a wide range of student activities, who serve as leaders, and who value service and giving back to the community. Read more about them in their individual profiles in our current students section.
DDSP Celebrates Award-Winning Graduates (May 2020)
As the 2019-2020 academic year ends, we celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding senior Dedman Scholars, who thrived despite the pandemic’s disruptions. Jacob Hood and Ethan Russo were both named Dean’s Distinguished Graduates for the College of Liberal Arts, and Bethany Burtch won a national Boren Scholarship to continue her Arabic studies in Morocco after graduation. Abby Kuchek was inducted into the Friar’s Society, one of UTs oldest and most prestigious student organizations on campus, and she will work in the Federal Reserve in Dallas upon graduation. Taryn Shanes will also work in Dallas after graduation with the Attorney General’s office. Ethan and Jacob will both pursue PhD’s at New York University, Jacob in Sociology, and Ethan in Philosophy. Every best wish to our beloved graduates!