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Nathan McDaniel – Student Foundation Scholar

28 Jun



Nathan McDaniel was one of this year’s Student Foundation Scholarship recipients.  Nathan was a member of Student Foundation for three years and served as the Director of Foundations of Excellence.

It would be easy to say that Nathan was an involved student, but that would be an understatement. During his time at Texas State, Nathan served as president of the Texas State Associated Student Government and president of his fraternity Pi Kappa Phi.

Nathan was involved with Stelos Alliance for three years and continually strived to help spread the mission of the organization.  Nathan took part in the inaugural class of the Housley Principled Leadership Program and was a recipient of a Student Foundation Scholarship in 2012.

When asked about his favorite leadership moment, Nathan talks about his experience campaigning for Student Body President.

“The final three months of planning, campaigning, and winning the election for student body president was truly a memorable time,” said Nathan.“Putting together a team, motivating them to work hard, sharing a vision, speaking to numerous students, and finally winning, was a wonderful feeling.”

Nathan graduated in May with a degree in Political Science. He plans to continue his education by attending law school in the near future. Currently, Nathan is interning for Texas representative Donna Campbell.

Nathan is a lifetime member of the Stelos family and a Stelos Megastar.


Ashley Brown – Student Foundation Scholar

19 Jun



Ashley Brown was a dynamic young leader during her time at Texas State. She served as an officer in the Student Organizations Council, on the Student Judicial Hearing Board, and was active in the Texas State NAACP. In Student Foundation, Brown served as Director of Bobcat Pause — a memorial service held for members of the Texas State community who have passed away within the past year.

Ashley was awarded a 2013 Student Foundation Scholarship from Stelos Alliance for her dedication to Student Foundation and was also awarded the Student Foundation Director of the Year award for her work with Bobcat Pause.

“Ashley is very deserving of the recognition she has received,” said Andrew Henley, Executive Vice President of Student Foundation. “She was an exceptional member of Student Foundation and an even better director. She set a new standard for what the organization should expect when it comes to its membership.

Upon receiving her scholarship Ashley had this to say, “It means a lot to me to have received a Stelos scholarship. I felt blessed and very grateful to be a recipient of a Student Foundation scholarship because I hold the organization in such a high regard.”

Ashley has always been a dedicated leader.  One of her proudest moments as a leader was when she was a director for Ebony Players and led the cast through a successful show.

Ashley graduated May 2013 with a Bachelors of Public Administration degree. Ashley will begin the next chapter in her life at Bowling Green State University in Ohio where she will pursue a Master’s degree in Student Affairs.

Lindsey Hendrix – John Garrison Leadership Award

28 May




John Garrison served as the Dean of Students at Texas State University for over 30 years, where he championed several initiatives including the creation of Student Foundation, the name change from Southwest Texas to Texas State, and the push for Texas State to move to Division I (FBS) football.

The John Garrison Leadership Award was created to honor a student leader at Texas State who exhibits the honor, leadership, sacrifice and courage that characterized Dr. Garrison’s legacy; and the young lady selected as this year’s recipient certainly left her mark at Texas State.

Throughout her college career, Lindsey Hendrix served as a President of the Panhellenic Council, Vice President of Administration for Student Foundation, and the Executive Assistant for the Texas State Associated Student Government. As a student leader, one of Lindsey’s proudest moments was serving as Panhellenic President when her council laid the foundation to expand the Greek system with the addition of a new sorority on campus – Gamma Phi Beta.

Lindsey graduated this May with her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and plans on furthering her education by becoming proficient in another language; “Being bilingual is a real advantage and broadens the number of lives I can touch.  I will use this scholarship money to pursue international course work and engage in teaching techniques and interventions that will serve Spanish speaking populations.”

Hendrix says the qualities that helped her achieve success in college were integrity and passion: “I believe that integrity and passion are two of the most important qualities for success.  Integrity should be seen and passion must be felt.”

We were proud to have Lindsey as a student in the inaugural Housley Principled Leadership Program and congratulate her graduation and selection as the 2013 John Garrison Leadership Award winner.

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