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Andrew Henley – Thomas Dugan Raffen Memorial Scholarship

6 Jun



Andrew Henley has been a member of the Stelos family for some time now – he was selected to participate in the Housley Principled Leadership Program in 2012 where he won a scholarship for his dedication to the program. He has also served a Stelos Fellow for the fall and spring semesters of this year where he manages our social media and scholarship marketing efforts.

This spring at the Stelos Alliance Awards, we were proud to award Andrew with the Thomas Dugan Raffen Memorial Scholarship.

In addition to his involvement with the Stelos Alliance, Andrew has maintained leadership positions on campus where he has developed himself and other student leaders in his capacity as the Executive Vice President of Student Foundation and the Senate Pro-Tempore for the Associated Student Government.

Andrew said this about receiving the Raffen Memorial Scholarship: “Working with Stelos has given me a greater knowledge of who Tommy Raffen was, and I am very touched that I was selected to receive this memorial scholarship. Being recognized for the work I’ve done throughout college is very humbling.”

Andrew has a passion for helping younger students fulfill their potential. He valued his time at Texas State very much and credits Student Foundation as the organization that allowed him to feel at home and accomplish his extra-curricular goals on campus.

After graduation in August, Andrew plans to stay in central Texas and pursue work in the non-profit sector before returning to school to receive his MBA.

For us at Stelos, the most rewarding part of our work is creating relationships with students that last beyond their college career. We know Andrew will continue to support our mission and we look forward to continuing to help him reach his potential.


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.

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