Texas Pharmacy Scholars Recognized at Honors Day

By Nick Nobel
April 30, 2024
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It was a rainy and active weekend on Saturday, April 20, 2024, when College of Pharmacy scholars were honored in the heart of campus at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center just after the University's Admitted Student Day and Orange-White Game during the 76th Annual Honors Day.

Introduced in 1948 and celebrated every year since, Honors Day recognizes the accomplishments of the highest achieving students at The University of Texas at Austin — those who, by meeting competitive criteria, have earned their distinction as College Scholars or Distinguished College Scholars. The College of Pharmacy also recognizes scholars with Pharmacy honors who have exceeded our own stringent academic criteria.

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Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Renee' Acosta introduced the event and recognized the high academic achievement of the attendees.

The deepest purpose of the university is to unlock the potential of our students. Honors Day is an opportunity to celebrate those students who not only reached their potential but surpassed it — elevating themselves to the very highest levels of academic accomplishment.

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Renee' Acosta, R.Ph., M.S. introduced the event and gave the honorees their certificates, along with Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice Holli Temple, Pharm.D., BCPS. Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Assessment Ashley Castleberry, Pharm.D., M.Ed. named off the honorees and remarked on their accomplishments and plans for the future.

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Honorees Elizabeth Longo, Alexiss Dennett-Zuniga and Philip Baily.

Distinguished College Scholars and College Scholars were recognized by the college, then proceeded to the Moody Center for the University-wide Honors Day Program.

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Siblings Bryan Navarro and Hannah Navarro both received honors this year.

Distinguished College Scholars

Collin Andrew Blackwell
Chad Michael Dittmar
Sydney Hunt

College Scholars

Esther Albuquerque
Sarah A Hilzendager
Jennifer Diemhuyen Hoang
Damaris Jacota
Erica Marie Jermain
Morgan Lauren Losabia
Aria Aliya Shoop
Jennifer Bao Tran
Srisha Veeramachaneni
Austin Thomas Wissman

Pharmacy Scholars

Sarina Acharya
Justin D Ashburn
Christina M Atherton
Philip T. Baily
Ryan D Bloesser
Casey Michelle Carswell
Isabella Grace Coleman
Aisha Darvesh
Alexiss Alisse Dennett-Zuniga
Madison Melrose Dishaw
Phuong H Do
Dalaina Raelee Dreymala
Skyla S Erb
Javier Granados II
Maria Antoinetta Gugliano
David Andrew Gutierrez
Claire Elise Jahnke
Doeun Kim
Berkin Kutluk
Elizabeth Sara Longo
Omar Santiago Luna
Alysa Nicole Naranjo
Bryan Omar Navarro
Hannah Renee Navarro
Kim-Yen Phuoc Nguyen
Minh Huynh Khanh Nguyen
Simin Sari
Isaiah Caleb Spruell Crenshaw
Zachary Stephen Taylor
Allie Katrina Zimmerman

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