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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.


Mindy Green – Virginia Moore Chi Omega Scholar

22 May



The Virginia Moore Chi Omega Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor Virginia Moore’s legacy of dedication to service, loyalty to her sisters and her strong leadership skills. It was these qualities that set the foundation for the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega, and it is these qualities that set the standard for the deserving young woman who receives this scholarship award.

We are excited to celebrate the 2013 recipient of the Virginia Moore Scholarship: Mindy Green, Public Relations major at Texas State University.

Mindy has played an active role in Chi Omega, especially as the organization’s scholarship chair: “One of my proudest moments was getting positive feedback from my chapter and the Chi Omega national consultant about how I was helping the chapter increase our GPA. Knowing I am making a difference gives me motivation to work harder,” Green said.

Mindy had this to say about receiving this scholarship, “I feel so honored to have received the Virginia Moore Scholarship. Virginia Moore is such an influential leader. Because of her influence, the Chi Omega chapter at Texas State University is still going strong almost 50 years later.”

Melinda Keller, Vice President of the Stelos Alliance and a Chi Omega alumnae, had this to say about this year’s recipient,” It is always a pleasure to honor my former advisor, Virginia, because of the impact she had on me while I was a student at Texas State. Mindy Green sets the standard for the strong caliber of young ladies in Chi Omega and is a wonderful steward for Virginia’s legacy. “

Following graduation, Mindy plans on working in the public relations field in either Austin or Houston. Mindy is a proud Bobcat, a proud sister of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega and will go on to make both of them proud as she continues to fulfill her potential.

Honoring Likeminded Folks

26 Apr


2012 Stelos Alliance Award winners

2012 Stelos Alliance Award winners


On Sunday, Stelos Alliance will honor these four individuals who continue the mission of Stelos Alliance by providing post-graduate opportunities to dynamic young people.

Learn a little about this year’s recipients:

Rex Gore

Rex Gore is the owner of PJS of Texas, a commercial cleaning company, and Cleanscapes, a commercial landscaping company. Rex has always served and supported his community alongside his wife of 29 years, Debra. Rex was involved in the founding of El Paso Éxito or the The Path to Success, a nonprofit aimed at helping employees and their children raise their academic outcomes, and recently partnered with Hudson Baird to form PelotonU — an innovative college program. PelotonU melds a college education with a mentorship model that provides the best parts of a traditional residential College experience, which provides a debt free Bachelor’s degree combined with maturity, life and job readiness..

Carrie Hurt

Carrie A. Hurt is president and CEO of Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin, and was recently named interim chief executive officer of the Council of Better Business Bureaus.  Carrie has excelled in her career at BBB since 1995 and she has turned her BBB in to one of the largest BBB’s in the country. Her BBB has been awarded the BBB Marshall A. Mott Award for excellence in outstanding communications, a Hermes Creative Award, a MarCom award and an American Marketing Association award. Her BBB has also been named a top workplace by the Austin American Statesman, as well as a top 50 Best Non-Profits to work for by the Non-Profit Times. In 2011, Carrie was named a Women of Influence by the Austin Business Journal. In 2009, she received the “Yellow Rose of Texas” award from Texas Governor Rick Perry, which recognizes outstanding Texas women for their significant contributions to Texas.

Dixie Van Eynde

Dixie Van Eynde is a counseling psychologist and coach specializing in career enhancement strategies.  Dixie spent many years working in university counseling centers helping students identify and develop their career. Since 2003, Dr. Van Eynde has been involved with LeaderSteps, a program for high school seniors that seeks to provide them with information, inspiration and specific skills and knowledge that will contribute to their development as leaders in their future careers and communities.

Don Van Eynde

Dr. Donald Van Eynde is a Professor of Management at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Don’s areas of expertise include the management of change, management education, and the development of executive teams.  From 2004–2006 Don worked with NASA’s Space Shuttle Mission Management Team on issues related to decision making and group dynamics. Working with students is Don’s passion in life.  A part of him says “it’s getting time to retire,” but the other part has trouble envisioning a time when students are no longer a major part of his life.  During his 29 years at Trinity, Don has been recognized on 38 occasions by students and campus organizations as an “Outstanding/Favorite Professor.”


This is our favorite time of year – stay tuned for individual profiles over the coming weeks

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