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Marisol Saenz
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If you are ever in doubt that dreams do come true, spend just five minutes with Marisol Saenz.

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Consuelo Malecek
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For Consuelo Malecek, being a teacher was only something she could dream about when she was growing up in Central America. However, with determination and opportunities like the one she received through Sam Houston State University’s online degree program, she has reached her goals.

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Maegan Morrow
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Alumnae from SHSU’s musical therapy program use their degrees to do “miraculous” work at Memorial Hermann’s Rehabilitation and Research Institute.

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Kelli Arena
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Dan Rather Endowed Chair of journalism Kelli Arena travels all over the world lecturing and giving workshops to disenfranchised women, showing them strategies to be "game-changers" in their countries.

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Lee Miller
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Associate professor of sociology Lee Miller studies communities' responses to disaster. Her work has allowed her to utilize the Huntsville community's response to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike.

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Bala Maniam
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A Sam Houston State University finance professor who was honored with the university's most prestigious teaching award four years ago has been recognized for excellence in teaching at the state level.

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Fred Pirkle
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When Fred Pirkle visited Sam Houston State University in 2009, he saw an opportunity to act upon one of the things he is most passionate about — teaching Americans to be leaders in the manufacturing world.

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Nina Garcia
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Musical theater major Nina Garcia has taken advantage of the opportunities at Sam Houston State University to acquire valuable experience in helping her achieve her dreams of being a star.

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David Yebra
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Lt. Col. David Yebra credits Sam Houston State University's strong partnership with ROTC as an important factor in his selection as the 2011 Professor of Military Science of the Year for his dedication and commitment to U.S. Army Cadet Command and the Army.

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Robert and Erin Steele
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Not only do alumni Robert and Erin Steele fund educational opportunities for the children of their employees, they have established endowed scholarships for students at SHSU in science, engineering, and educator preparation.

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Carolyn Faulk
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Alumna Carolyn Faulk’s business accomplishments allow her to focus on another passion — giving.

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Tiffany Thomas
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Tiffany Thomas’s involvement in student activities while she was at Sam Houston State University was just the beginning of a successful journey that has earned her recognition as an inspirational woman.

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Patrick Lewis
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Patrick Lewis and his students travel around the world to research the past for a better understanding of the future.

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Brandi Cannon
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A junior biology major in the prestigious Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program has been rewarded for her outstanding research at Sam Houston State University.

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Willie Fritz
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With a can-do attitude and a group of talented student-athletes, Coach Willie Fritz turned a lackluster team into a national championship contender in a remarkably short time.

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Hayoung Lim
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Hayoung Lim, coordinator of SHSU's graduate program in music therapy, is both a trained cellist and a researcher who has written extensively on the connections between music and developmental disabilities such as autism. Her first book outlines methods that can be used to help children with low-functioning autism develop vocabulary.

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Nancy Kratzer
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SHSU criminal justice graduate Nancy Kratzer didn’t allow gender issues to prevent her from getting her dream job.

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Tomi Garrison
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Tomi Garrison had no idea what her future would hold when she agreed to have her mouth swabbed during a bone marrow donor drive in the spring of 2010.

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