I was invited to attend Texas State’s Graduate College Awards Ceremony as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. I was honored and excited to be recognized for being awarded the Doctoral Merit Fellowship, which is awarded to approximately twelve graduate students a year.
While I was excited to attend the ceremony, I was not expecting to be so inspired! The students who were awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Awards had a variety of work experiences, accomplishments, and publications. It was wonderful to hear about the work graduate students at Texas State are accomplishing. One recipient had three patents. Three. I left the event feeling inspired and humbled to attend such a wonderful university.