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Shine a Light on Your Achievements

Dear CNS Students, 

We are fortunate to have so many gifted and hardworking students in the College of Natural Sciences. To celebrate your accomplishments and thank you for your contributions to our college, each year we recognize students for the Aspire Awards and the Distinctions Awards. 

The annual Aspire Awards celebrate Black and LatinX students who have excelled in the sciences. Two peer-nominated awards are given:

  • The Leadership and Service Award: Recipients have exhibited strong skills in leading and motivating others and have made a lasting contribution, through outstanding works of voluntary service, to The University of Texas and the surrounding communities.
  • Inspire Award: Recipients have proven inspirational by virtue of their courage and integrity and have acted as outstanding examples for others in the College of Natural Sciences community.

Distinctions can be awarded in four categories:

  • Service & Leadership
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research

This week, Dr. Vanden Bout was kind enough to share his newsletter space so I can ask you to take a few moments to nominate a fellow CNS student or yourself by Friday, February 19th, at 5pm. Nominations are accepted for students at any point in their academic careers, not just graduating seniors. Answers to prompts do not need to be long and detailed, a nomination should take just a few minutes of your time. Thank you for helping us shine a light on your achievements! 


Best, 

Anneke Chy, Assistant Dean for Advising & Student Support


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