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October 2003

Release Date: October 8, 2003

ASU Education Major Earns Statewide Honor

An Angelo State University senior biology major seeking secondary teaching certification in life science and Spanish is one of three Texas students selected by the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA) to receive a $2,250 scholarship.

Blanca Soledad Garcia of San Angelo joins education majors from Baylor University and Southwestern University as a recipient of the scholarship presented by TASPA in conjunction with the Texas Association for Employment in Education (TAEE), which administers the scholarships on TAEE-member campuses. The scholarships are designed to help students seeking their initial teaching certification and/or endorsement.

Dr. John J. Miazga, dean of ASU's School of Education, said the selection of Garcia from the statewide pool of applicants reflects positively on both her and the university. He said Garcia is a well-rounded student committed not only to her classroom responsibilities but also to community service activities as a local volunteer.

Garcia is seeking educational certification in German, Spanish and biology for grades 8-12. She is a member of Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society, Alpha Mu Gamma National Foreign Language Honor Society, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi National Honor Society in Education.

She will be recognized at the joint winter meeting of the TASPA and TAEE in Austin this December.

Garcia is the daughter of Crisanto and Esther Garcia of 705 Pulliam, San Angelo.