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IE Program Announces Fall 2016 Kuhn Scholars

By Jessica Sinn

The Kuhns
The Kuhns
Alice and Michael Kuhn

The Intellectual Entrepreneurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program, housed within the DDCE and the Moody College of Communication, has awarded 25 students with IE Kuhn Awards for the fall 2016 semester. The students each receive a $1,000 stipend made possible by Michael and Alice Kuhn.

The award supports first-generation and/or economically-disadvantaged college students in their academic pursuits and further enriches their pre-graduate school internship experience (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.). The DDCE provides a matching stipend to the interns’ graduate student mentors.

Since 2013, there have been 159 IE Kuhn Scholars selected from an applicant pool of over 380 eligible students—totaling over one quarter of a million dollars in awards and matching stipends.

“We are enormously grateful to the Kuhn’s for enriching the lives of these students and contributing to their academic success,” said Rick Cherwitz, IE founder and director.

The fall 2016 IE Kuhn Scholars are:

  • Alexandra Satterlee, School of Social Work
  • Anyssa Flores, College of Fine Arts
  • Brianna Holt, Moody College of Communication
  • Halle Finkley, UT Law School
  • Cameron Ruiz, Moody College of Communication
  • Cantry Ivy, UT Law School
  • Casandra Najera, School of Education and School of Social Work
  • Daniela Carrion, Moody College of Communication and College of Liberal Arts
  • Daphne Sanchez, College of Natural Sciences
  • Ethan Kwan, Cockrell School of Engineering
  • Eveling Crisostomo, School of Social Work
  • Karalyne Martinez, College of Natural Sciences
  • Sofia Olivares, College of Natural Sciences
  • Lucia Faderera Aremu, UT Law School
  • Mahera Badat, College of Liberal Arts
  • Niki Pham, School of Nursing
  • Obinna Dennar, College of Liberal Arts
  • Mirza Azam Baig, College of Liberal Arts
  • Raven Lynette Utley, College of Liberal Arts
  • Liliana Urrutia, UT Law School
  • Stephanie Suarez, Jackson School of Geosceinces
  • Thinh Nguyen, College of Liberal Arts
  • Jennifer Perales, College of Liberal Arts
  • Veronica Cisneros, College of Liberal Arts
  • Brittney Aparacio, UT Law School

The IE Pre-Grad Internship Program is part of the university’s IE Consortium, which was established in 1997. More than 2,500 students have participated in the IE Pre-Grad Internship Program since it began in 2003. Read more about the Pre Grad Internship and the IE Kuhn Scholar Awards.

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