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Stelos Superstar: Meghan Bates

27 Nov


Meghan Bates

If you run into Meghan Bates anywhere, you’re bound to receive a wave, a huge smile, and an accompanying hug from this spunky young woman..

Meghan was eager to learn each Housley session – she wasn’t afraid to question herself and her motivations, and she was able to grow because of it. Meghan was always willing to share how the program was shaping the goals she created for herself.

Throughout the program Meghan focused on honing in on her passions, and was able to create a clearer picture of her future. Following graduation, Meghan plans to become a public relations specialist or communications director specializing in branding and promotions.

Because of her dedication, Meghan was selected as one of four Housley Principled Leader Scholarship recipients. When we called Meghan’s name for her award, she stood up and humbly accepted the scholarship. She gave each of the program’s facilitators a tearful hug of gratitude, and expressed how much it meant to her to have others believe in her. Meghan said, “This scholarship helps secure my place as a Texas State Bobcat for another year! As Bill gave his last lecture to the group, I was completely overwhelmed with gratitude – and maybe a tear or two. It’s one thing when you believe in your own dreams, but it’s humbling when others see your dreams and invest in them, too.”

We are certainly glad we were able to invest in Meghan’s dreams and can’t wait to see what she does as a member of the Stelos family. It was a pleasure having Meghan in the Housley program. She is a Stelos superstar.


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.

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