Association of Former Students Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Award 2017
Guillermo García Ureña is a fourth-year graduate student in Hispanic Studies. This last Spring, Guillermo was recognized by the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students for his success and excellence in teaching Spanish in Aggieland.
Each year, the Association of Former Students at Texas A&M University chooses up to 15 graduate students to receive Distinguished Graduate Student Awards in one of three categories: Excellence in Research-Doctoral, Excellence in Research-Master’s, and Excellence in Teaching. Student nominations arrive from faculty advisors or departments, and nomination represents a true honor and accomplishment in itself, due to strenuous eligibility requirements. A panel of reviewers including faculty and administrators chooses award recipients.
Previous Award Winner from Hispanic Studies: Andrew Lantz in 2013-2014
Murray & Celeste Fasken Graduate Student Teaching Award 2016
Once a year, department heads from the College of Liberal Arts recognize outstanding graduate students with the Murray and Celeste Fasken Distinguished Graduate Student Teaching Awards. In 2016, Guillermo García Ureña was among the awardees of this very competitive teaching recognition for his excellence in teaching.
Previous Award Winners from Hispanic Studies: Rubria Rocha de Luna 2015, Andrew Lantz 2014
Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award 2017
Some of our best instructors are our wonderful, dedicated, and innovative graduate students. This year we honored Yumary Alfonso Entralgo, Yoandy Cabrera Ortega, Maybel Mesa Morales.
Yumary Alfonso Entralgo
Yoandy Cabrera Ortega
Maybel Mesa Morales
Previous Award Winners: María Belén Castañón Moreschi 2016, Sueli Rocha-Rojas 2016, Martha Montejo 2014, Guillermo García Ureña 2014.
OGAPS Dissertation Fellowship 2016
The Texas A&M University Office of Graduate and Professional Studies offers a Dissertation Fellowship to support students in the dissertation phase of their degree program. This fellowship is intended to support doctoral students in the final analysis of the research topic and the final writing of the dissertation. This year, Michela Russo from the Department of Hispanic Studies was one of the recipients of this fellowship to work on her dissertation that inquires into the relationship between aesthetics and politics within the recent Latin American political changes, now in reflux, called “Pink Tide” or “Socialism of the 21st century.”
Glasscock Graduate Research Fellowships for 2017-18
Two of our graduate students were granted research fellowships by the Glasscock for the academic year 2017-18. These awards provide funds of $2,000 to cover research expenses during the year, including travel to archives, purchases of material, and the like.
Cushing-Glasscock Graduate Humanities Research Award
Damián Robles was granted a $2,000 Cushing-Glasscock Award to carry out research in the Cushing Library archives for his research project, Second-Person Address in English Translations of Don Quixote. The funding will help him support himself while he works in the archives during the summer.
Previous Award Winners from Hispanic Studies: Carlos Rodríguez González 2012-2013, Hector Enrique Weir Gil 2010-2011