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2010/2011 Larry Temple Scholarship Recipients

This year’s Larry Temple Scholarship recipients, both Plan II Honors majors, are:

Christopher  Cacciatore
, a second-year Plan II Honors and Honors Biochemistry major, who is also in the Dean’s Scholars Honors program.  Chris is from Houston and graduated from Clear Lake High School.

Chris’ primary academic interests are in classic literature and the life sciences, however he’s eager to take Italian language to rediscover his roots.  Currently, Chris’ course choices fulfill both his intellectual passions and the pre-medical requirements.   Knowing that his Plan II education multiplies career opportunities, Chris is not limiting his careers options to medicine.  He is confident however that his life’s work will improve the lives of children. Chris serves on the Dean’s Scholars council, is treasurer of the Plan II chamber music society and volunteers with China Care.  Outside of class he plays piano, swims, plays racquetball, and enjoys the latest episode of Dexter.  

Carol Soules
is a second-year student with majors in Plan II Honors and Philosophy.  Carol graduated from St. Mary’s Hall High School in San Antonio.

In addition to Plan II and Philosophy, Carol seeks a minor in French. She is particularly interested in critical theory and subjectivity, the role of linguistics in law, and post-modernism as an analogue to globalization. She is a member of the Texas Mock Trial team and is the Fundraising Chair for the Liberal Arts Chapter for Undergraduate Research. In addition to her academics, she teaches cooking classes to underprivileged elementary school children, acts as a Plan II Peer Advisor, and is involved with Texas Freedom Network. In her free time, she likes to read, hike, ski, and hunt, and prefers to be outdoors as much as possible. Her ultimate goal is to be appointed as an Federal Appellate Judge, and she plans to pursue a law degree after graduation.

The Temple Scholarship <> honors Larry Eugene Temple, an Austin lawyer and public servant. Temple graduated with a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin in 1957, receiving a degree from The University of Texas Law School in 1959. A champion of higher education, Temple was chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as well as chair of the 1985 Select Committee on Higher Education. Temple has been a member of the university's Development Board, its Centennial Commission and the Commission of 125.

Temple Scholars receive $11,000 per year, renewable for three years. Application for the scholarship is open to any student achieving a 3.9 or 4.0 grade-point average during the freshman year. Recipients join other Temple Scholars in an enriched program of supplemental advising and field trips. They also have special opportunities to interact with faculty and community leaders.

Temple Scholars in Plan II Honors:

In 2009/2010,
  • Plan II Honors and Biomedical Engineering major, Natalie Craik received one of the two Temple Scholarships awarded.  Natalie is an Austin native who attended Westlake High School.

Two of the three 2008-09 Larry Temple Scholarship recipients were:
  • Plan II Honors, French and Economics major, William Cochran, who was the valedictorian of his class at Tom Clark High School in San Antonio; and,
  • Nicole Masole, a Plan II Honors and Government major from Cedar Hill High School in Midlothian, Texas.  Nicole is currently also a member of the Longhorn Band.

And, in the previous year, 2007/2008, four Temple Scholarships were awarded to Plan II Honors majors:
  • Dhananjay Jagannathan, a Plan II Honors, Philosophy and Classics major who graduated in 2009.  Dhananjay was also awarded a Beinecke Scholarship and a Marshall Scholarship for post-baccalaureate work is currently conducting at Oxford and Cambridge;
  • Marissa Duswalt, a Plan II Honors and Nutrition Science Dean’s Scholars Honors major who also received a 2009 Truman Scholarship ;
  • Joseph Kolker, a Plan II and History major, who was another Austin native, graduating from McCallum High School; and,
  • Amanda Longoria, from McAllen Memorial High School in McAllen, TX.  Amanda graduated with a major in Plan II Honors and a B.S. In Nutrition.
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