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2012 SONstar Recipients

Shane Scott

Shane Scott

January SoNstar - Shane Scott
Radio/TV/Film Specialist

Posted: Jan. 6, 2012

Shane joined the School of Nursing in the fall of 2008, shortly after moving back to Austin from San Francisco. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from UT Austin. His passion for digital art and interest in audio/visual systems led him to pursue a certification in Multimedia Studies from San Francisco State University.

As a R/T/F Specialist in the SON, he enjoys broadening the role of technology and media in the classroom, helping to solve technical problems, and generally being on hand for faculty and students. He also appreciates getting to work with many forms of media, including podcasts and videos, and relishes designing posters, diagrams, and logos for various projects and programs.

May SoNstar - Alice Vallejo
Senior Office Assistant, Children's Wellness Center

Posted: May 3, 2012

Alice Vallejo has lived in Del Valle her entire life. Her three children were patients at CWC when it first opened. At that time, Alice was interested in becoming more involved in the community and became a volunteer at the CWC. Every day she came to the clinic and helped by reading books to children, answering phones, and working on community outreach projects. She received formal training and also began helping with CHIP and Medicaid applications. Soon Alice became a valuable team member of the CWC and was officially hired as a Front Office Assistant about thirteen years ago. Now she is our senior administrative assistant. Three generations of her family are involved with our clinic through volunteer efforts. Other than her normal duties, Alice continues to faithfully serve her community by volunteering with outreach, assisting with Medicaid/CHIP applications, and helping patients get the resources that they so desparately need.

September SoNstar - Rachel Whitefield
Administrative Associate

Posted: Sept. 26, 2012

Rachel joined the School of Nursing in January of 2004. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Nicholls State University. She started with a part-time position in the Learning Center. When her sons started school, she began working full-time in various positions, and is currently in the business services area of the School of Nursing.

Rachel appreciates the university environment, and enjoys helping faculty, students, and staff at the School of Nursing.