Mentorship

Congratulations to Leonor Ramirez for becoming a Federation of Houston Professional Women 2018 Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Leonor Ramirez, who has been named as a 2018 Federation of Houston Professional Women Educational Foundation (FHPWEF) scholarship recipient! Leonor will receive a $1,000 check towards her tuition. Leonor is a 2018 Developing Future Leaders Mentorship program student, attending the University of Texas at Austin where she is majoring in Psychology.

About Federation of Houston Professional Women Education Foundation

The mission of the Federation of Houston Professional Women Educational Foundation (FHPWEF) is to award scholarships and gifts of aid and advance the education and knowledge of women in the community.

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Congratulations to 2018 Kuhn Scholars Adraint and Leonor!

Congratulations to both Adraint Bereal and Leonor Ramirez on being announced as 2018 Intellectual Enteprenurship (IE) Pre-Graduate Internship Program. Both Adraint and Leonor are students in our 2018 Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program. Adraint is also a 2018 Richard Fontenot Honorary Scholarship Student.

Each student will receive a $1,000 grants for the spring 2018 semester. The DDCE provides a matching stipend to the interns’ graduate student mentors. Since 2013, there have been 220 IE Kuhn Scholars selected from an applicant pool of over 480 eligible students—totaling nearly $400,000 in awards and matching stipends. The award supports first-generation and/or economically-disadvantaged college students in their academic pursuits and further enriches their pre-graduate school internship experience (e.g., traveling to conferences, potential graduate school visits, research endeavors, supplies, books etc.).

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Announcing our Class of 2018 Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program

Congratulations to our 24 students that are apart of our 2018 Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program! We are excited to mentor and develop these young bright minds. Here are our students for our Class of 2018.

Class of 2018

From left to right:

Adraint Bereal, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Design Student

Amarachi Ngwakwe, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Pre-Med Student

Ashlyn Knox, University of Texas at Austin, Freshman Student

Azja Stanton, Univeristy of Texas at Austin, Junior MIS Student

Bianca Uzoma, University of Texas at Austin, Junior Pre-Med Student

Brandon Okeke, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Biology Student

Chikodi Merenu, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Biology Student

Davionne Needom, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Accounting Student

Ethany Thomas, University of Texas at Austin, Junior Finance Student

Leonard Super, Austin Community College, Psychology Student

Joshua Nyangon, University of Texas at Austin, Junior MIS Student

K’Ashley Collins, Huston Tillotson University, Senior Biology Student

Kalen McGuire, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Student Arts, Business Student

Kastina Fishback, University of Texas at Austin, Senior Finance Student

Larry Miller, Austin Community College, Freshmen Electronic Technician with a Renewable Energy Specialization Student

Leonor Ramirez, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Psychology Student

Mustapha Jolaade, University of Texas at Austin, Junior Petroleum Engineering Student

Nkele Nkele, University of Texas at Austin, Junior Government Student

Oreoluwa Ademola-Tobun, University of Texas at Austin, Junior Finance Student

Taylor Edwards, University of Texas at Austin, Sophmore Government Student

Telana Weeden, University of Texas at Austin, Junior African and African American Diaspora Studies and RTF Student

Treyshun Johnson, Austin Community College, Junior Civil Engineering Student

Thianny Gonzalez, University of Texas at Austin, Sophomore Accounting Student

 

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Congratulations to Ashley Ikwuagwu for Being Accepted to the Panama 2017 Medical Training Institute at UT!

Congratulations to Ashley Ikwuagwu for being accepted to the Winter 2017 Panama Global Medical Training Institute at UT!

Global Medical Training at UT is a student organization that seeks to empower students with the knowledge and awareness of the humanitarian need that exists in the world today by expanding students’ understanding of medicine and life outside the United States. They serve as a forum for students who are interested in international medicine, public health, and humanitarian needs. One of the Global Medical Training objectives is to also create awareness about the lack of access to healthcare, not only in third world countries but also in the local Austin community. Guest speakers are mostly professionals who have dedicated their time to providing free or affordable health care services to the underserved and uninsured.​

Through the BLF Foundation, Ashley has developed her problem solving and team leadership skills necessary to become an emerging young professional.

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Congratulations to Amie Jean for Being Inducted to the Texas Orange Jacket Society!

Congratulations to Amie Jean for being inducted to the Texas Orange Jacket Society!

Orange Jackets is the oldest honorary service organization at the University of Texas. The core tenets of the organization are excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. Since its inception in 1923, OJs have been actively serving both UT and the greater Austin community. Members of Orange Jackets are easily recognized at campus events by their burnt orange vests emblazoned with a white “T” on the side pocket. Orange Jackets have been sporting this uniform ever since the UT v. OU game that took place on November 17, 1923. Every woman who becomes an Orange Jacket receives her vest at the end of her Tappee year.

Through our Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program, Amie has demonstrated the characteristics of scholarship, leadership, and service. Amie thanks BLF Foundation for helping to grow these qualities through our mentorship sessions.

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Congratulations to our 2017 Mentorship Cohort Accepting Full Time Job Offers!

Congratulations our mentees in the to our 2017 Developing Future Leaders Mentorship Program Cohort accepting full time job offers. Three of our rising senior students have officially signed offers for full time careers upon graduating in Spring 2018.

Congratulations are in store for the following:

  • Rakiya Cunningham will be taking a finance position, working at Shell in Houston, TX after graduating Spring 2018
  • Kory Davison will be taking a finance position, working at Phills66 in Houston, TX after graduating Spring 2018
  • Kyle Davison will be entering a leadership management trainee program, working at Phills66 in Houston, TX after graduating Spring 2018

We are excited for the next chapter for our students, as they seek out to be leaders in their careers. The future workforce entrants noted “The BLF Foundation has helped and prepared us to ensure we can be successful in our full time careers”

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Congrats to Lucia and Gabriel, Spring 2017 UT Austin Graduates!

Congratulations to two of our 2017 Mentorship Cohort Students on graduating from the The University of Texas at Austin!

Congratulations Gabriel Roberts and Lucia Aremu! We are proud of you for completing your undergraduate studies and achieving this major accomplishment. We look forward to seeing how you make an impact in society over the coming years, utilizing your training, education, and other skills developed through our program.

To learn more about Gabriel and Lucia, please visit our Mentorship Cohort page.

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Meet our 2017 Mentorship Cohort

Congratulations to the students selected for our 2017 Mentorship Program. We look forward to developing and enhancing your leadership, communication, emotional intelligence, and other soft skills!

Each student was selected for our mentorship program, exhibiting strong leadership potential, abilities, and strong extracurricular involvement throughout the University of Texas at Austin community and beyond.

Each student will receive an Apple iPad Pro 9.7″ with Smart Keyboard for successful completion of the program curriculum. Learn more about our cohort of students by visiting our cohort page.

 

2017 Mentorship Cohort 

Amie Jean

Ashley Ikwuagwu

Camron Goodman

Gabriel Roberts

Kory Davison

Kyle Davison

Lucia Aremu

Rakiya Cunningham

Samantha Wellington

Tyeria Evans

 

Applications for our 2018 mentorship program are open today, with a December 1, 2017 deadline. Please visit our mentorship program page to learn more.

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