Jacob Ha was voted by the members of the TAMS class of 2020 to receive the annual Prince Jones Memorial Scholarship. Dr. De Oliveira presented the award to him during Rose Ceremony on May 1st. Congratulations, Jacob!
The blog posts have slowed, but the Alumni Association hasn’t! Let’s follow the old journal keeping adage to not try and catch up. Instead, here’s a link to an end of year letter covering the great progress we’ve made. (SPOILER: 12-15 scholarships in 2019, not one but two fully-funded endowments, and success with the legislature!)
We are excited to announce the TAMS Alumni Association will award the inaugural Prince Jones Scholarship … THIS YEAR! This was made possible by generous TAMS alumni – many from Prince Jones’ graduating class.
The Prince Jones Scholarship honors the legacy of Prince Jones (TAMS class of 1992) and will be the first named scholarship from the Association, and the first awarded to an outgoing TAMSter.
A subsequent announcement will name the recipient, selected by TAMS administration and classmates for best representing Prince Jones’ character, integrity, and overall charisma in connecting with fellow students.
To support the Prince Jones scholarship fund, please see the Donations page, check the “I would like to donate to a specific fund” box, and select the Prince Jones Scholarship from the drop-down menu.
Thanks to the generous donations of TAMS alumni, the TAMS Alumni Association was able to award ten (10!) scholarships of $1,200 each in early 2019. This year, the Association and TAMS leadership streamlined the selection process to intensify the focus on TAMSters’ needs – particularly in under-represented areas of the state.
Congratulations to the following!
Nikita Isabella Agers (Gladewater)
Tam Dang (Fort Worth)
Julianna Esparza (El Paso)
Cassidy Frier (Arlington)
Jacob Ha (Chillicothe)
Jennifer Huynh (Arlington)
Keely Lam (Mesquite)
Michalis Paizanis (Killeen)
Morgan Wagner (Ponder)
Colby Wilson (Nocona)
Hooray for Ed! And – by association: Hooray for us!
See the press release here for the serious stuff, and see below for more details on the research that won Ed Boyden (Class of 1995) one of the 2016 Breakthrough awards.
This year was the first year for the TAMS Alumni Association to participate in TAMS Convocation. While Convocation announces the Second Years’ achievements, we awarded three scholarships to incoming First Years. These awards help defray the costs of the Program Fee now imposed on all students. The recipients:
- Bihan Jiang, of Grapevine, full program fees ($1300)
- Frederick Wang, of Frisco, 1/2 program fees ($650)
- Jagath Vytheeswaran, of Plano, 1/2 program fees ($650)
Thanks to the Alumni donations that made these scholarships possible!
We awarded the 2014 TAMS Alumni Association Scholarship (which covers the full 2014-2015 TAMS Program Charge) to Emma Holmes, of Allen. Congratulations, Emma – and thank you to all whose generous donations made this possible!
Victoria Barrera, of Pflugerville, came in a close second. Our original intent was to award a single scholarship. We liked Victoria’s application so much, we awarded her a second, smaller scholarship.
Yes, we used to have a site. Yes, it died a long time ago. And yes, we’re just now getting to a replacement. (Sorry.)
In the near term we anticipate hosting brief information here on official TAMS AA business, as well as providing a place for alumni to show their appreciation (via a donation).