Texas Exes Hosts Inaugural Texas Excellence Awards

Since the Texas Exes’ founding, the association has played a major role in recognizing outstanding members of the campus community. On Wednesday night, for the first time in the organization’s history, the Texas Exes shined a spotlight on that tradition, by celebrating multiple longstanding awards in one evening.

From passionate professors, to students set on making the world a better place, to advisors who are there to help them do just that, the ceremony honored these individuals with some of the most prestigious awards on campus.

“Tonight, you’ll meet the holy trinity that makes a university great—students, advisors, and, professors who continually raise the bar,” said Texas Exes President Nancy Seliger, BBA ’83, Life Member. “In doing that, they raise the prestige of UT Austin. Our recipients must sleep so well at night, knowing they’ve made a difference in the lives of the people they interact with.”

Emceed by Texas Exes Executive Director Chuck Harris, the event welcomed UT president Gregory L. Fenves, deans from across the university, and friends and family who gathered to celebrate the evening’s 14 honorees. There was a dinner, speeches from some of the award recipients, and the night closed with a spirited “Eyes of Texas” from the Longhorn Band.

Here is a list of honorees:

Texas Exes Tejas Club Campus Leadership Award: Jacob Springer

Edward S. Guleke Student Excellence Award: Kelsey Mumford

President’s Leadership Award: William Acheampong; Kelsey Mumford; Colton Becker: Mehraz Rahman; Siji Deleawe; Javier Granados II

James W. Vick Award for Academic Advising: Stephanie Cantu; Jeff Hallock; Jillian Kozlowski; Sarah McKay; Karen Weems

Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching: Dr. Ashley Farmer; Dr. Nace L. Golding


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