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Carr Distinguished Scholars

What better way to celebrate “I Chose Angelo State” than by recognizing our high-achieving students. These incoming freshmen received ASU’s highest competitive scholarship, the Carr Distinguished Scholarship, which provides $15,000 a year for up to four years. The recipients were honored this spring with special scholarship signing ceremonies in their hometowns.

 

Kayli Hall

Kayli Hall

Hometown: Paradise
High School: Home schooled
Intended Major: Biology
ASU Connection: Both of her parents graduated from ASU.

Why She Chose ASU:

“I chose Angelo State because I love the school and it has a good scholarship program. ASU also has an excellent pre-med program, which is great because I plan to go to med school. I also love the location. I really like San Angelo – it’s just a great city.”


Emily Hecox

Emily Hecox

Hometown: Schertz
High School: Byron P. Steele High School
Intended Major: Biology
ASU Connection: Two of her cousins earned bachelor’s degrees from ASU before continuing on to medical school. They are now both practicing physicians.

Why She Chose ASU:

“Everyone was really friendly, and I was more than just a number. They knew my name after the first time I spoke with them. I also felt like I could easily get involved on campus.”


Stephen Medrano

Stephen Medrano

Hometown: San Angelo
High School: Grape Creek High School
Intended Major: Biology
ASU Connection: Since he grew up in San Angelo, he has always known about ASU, but his mother and several aunts also attended the university.

Why He Chose ASU:

“I decided to attend Angelo State for a number of reasons, one of which is for the Carr Distinguished Scholarship I received, which helped greatly in allowing me to attend college. I also decided to attend Angelo State for its great Pre-Health Professions program and for its biology program, both of which I feel will benefit me as I plan on applying to medical school later on.”


Anna Porter

Anna Porter

Hometown: Stanton
High School: Stanton High School
Intended Major: Computer Science
ASU Connection: She learned about ASU from her teachers. Many of them graduated from ASU and encouraged her to apply.

Why She Chose ASU:

“I chose ASU for many reasons. The faculty-to-student ratio is amazing, and I know that I will never be treated like a number. A major factor in my decision was the Honors Program. It offers many wonderful opportunities, and it can really help students get a head start when they are going into their post-graduate studies.”


Gabriella Wright

Gabriella Wright

Hometown: San Angelo
High School: Central High School
Intended Major: Biochemistry
ASU Connection: Since she grew up in San Angelo, she has always known about ASU, and her brother and sister both attended ASU and enjoyed their time at the university.

Why She Chose ASU:

“I chose ASU because of the wonderful professors and faculty. Everyone is so excited about their fields and about teaching the students. I’m excited to be on campus this fall.”

  • Jayna Phinney

    Jayna Phinney

    Jayna Phinney is a web information specialist at Angelo State University.
    E-mail Jayna at jayna.phinney@angelo.edu.