Area Austin College Students Complete Hands-On Learning Internships
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SHERMAN, TEXAS—Nearly 90 Austin College students have Students Complete Hands-On Learning Internships

just completed a month of career exploration through internships during Austin College’s January Term 2013. The one-month term in which students take only one course, makes possible such hands-on experiences working alongside professionals in a wide variety of fields throughout Texas, the U.S., and around the world. The term also allows international study connected to courses, as well as on-campus classes.

 

The students involved in internships are listed below by hometown, along with parents’ names, the local high schools from which they graduated, the internship sites and site locations, and the student’s internship goals.

 

Allen, Texas

GillianKing, daughter of John and Jeriann King and graduate of Plano East Senior High School, Rafiki Village Malawi in Mzuzu  Malawi, realizing how my academic skills can be applied to service abroad;

 

Alvin, Texas

LeslieWynn, daughter of Jeffery Wynn and Mary Isabelle Fuentes-Wynn and graduate of Alvin High School, Presco Products in Sherman, Texas, exploring the engineering industry;

 

Arlington, Texas

BrookeMelton, daughter of Donne and Keith Melton of Arlington and graduate of Martin High School, Children's Advocacy Center in Sherman, Texas, exploring the process of counseling and working with abused children;

AkosuaSarpong, daughter of Andrew Sarpong and Comfort Brifo and graduate of International Community School, Advanced Medical Imaging in Sherman, Texas , exploring the field of medicine;

 

Athens, Texas

Ashley-MechelleDarby, daughter of Gail and Derrick Bowman and graduate of Athens Senior High School, Barker Son & Isherwood, L.L.P., in Andover,Hampshire, England, gaining a greater comprehension of criminal and civil law;

 

Austin, Texas 78704

AnaMorton, daughter of Caren and Gary Morton of Austin, Texas and graduate of Huntington-Surrey High School, Zilker Elementary School in Austin, Texas , exploring the education field;

Austin, Texas, 78748

LeahWilliams, daughter of Steve Williams and Marian Pace and graduate of James Bowie High School, Osgood Center for International Studies in Washington, D.C. gaining a greater understanding of nonprofit organizations;

 

Bedford, Texas

RachaelCook, daughter of Charles and Janelle Cook and graduate of Lawrence D Bell High School, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas , exploring the field of physical therapy;

RebeccaCook, daughter of Charles and Janelle Cook and graduate of Lawrence D Bell High School, Texas Health Resources/Harris Methodist Hospital, Fort Worth, Texas, learning about the field of health care;

 

Blue Ridge, Texas

ShaneWilliams, son of Ratti and Mike Levi and graduate of Blue Ridge High School, Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas , learning about physical therapy in a hospital setting;

 

Britton, South Dakota

CarmenAllcock, daughter of Jonathan Allcock and Holly Wismer, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, exploring the medical field;

 

Burleson, Texas

LaceyDurham, daughter of James and Lori Durham, Reba McEntire's Rehabilitation Center in Denison Texas, learning about inpatient rehabilitation at Reba's Rehabilitation Center, and developing understanding of a career in the medical field.;

 

Carrollton, Texas

NaureenDharani, daughter of Karen and Kamal Dharani, Applied Psychology Group in Sherman Texas, exploring the psychological perspective in working in a mental health clinic;

EdwardKim, son of Joo and Young, Medical City in Dallas in Dallas Texas, realizing the impact of medical professionals on individual's lives;

 

Cleburne, Texas

AlexandraZachary, daughter of Michael and Lori Zachary and graduate of Cleburne High School,  National Cash Register in Fort Worth, Texas , exploring the work environment of an international corporation;

 

College Station, Texas

SallyHumphries, daughter of Sam and Jennifer Humphries and graduate of A&M Consolidated, Collaborative for Children in Houston, Texas , exploring early childhood education through a nonprofit view;

 

Colleyville, Texas

AlexandraCollyer, daughter of Brian and Carol Collyer and graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School, Applied Psychology Group of Texoma in Sherman, Texas , understanding the aspects of medical clinics;

BlairLenhan, daughter of Helen and Aaron Sallee and graduate of South Lake Carroll Senior High School, Baylor Scoliosis Center in Parkland, Texas , understanding the necessary cooperation and information sharing between researchers and hospitals.;

 

Coppell, Texas

AmanAwan, son of Amjad Naeem Awan and graduate of Jesuit College Prep, Dr. Shaqeel's Clinic and Spring Valley Richardson, gaining work experience through clinical rotations and supervising a clinic for the needy of the Islamic community;

 

Corcoran, Minnesota

JonathanQuiring, son of Michael and Kathleen Quiring and graduate of Wayzata High School, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth Texas , understanding the nature of a health-care facility through the perspective of a physician;

 

Dallas, Texas

SathyadevKikkeri, son of Neeraja and Nagaraj Kekkeri and graduate of Highland Park High School, Advanced Pain Solution in Mesquite Texas, exploring the workings of a clinic versus a medical practice in a nursing home;

CharlesRoberts, son of Marsha Akers of Dallas, Texas and James Roberts of Addison, Texas, and graduate of Greenhill School, Frontera de Salud in Galveston, Texas , learning about public health service in a disadvantaged area;

DianaTirado, daughter of Adriana Castillo and Miguel Tirado and graduate of Plano West Senior High School, Rafiki Village at Malawi in Central Africa, understanding how the Malawi community and school system functions within the Rafiki villages;

DavidVan Amburgh, son of John and Lynn Van Amburgh and graduate of Parish Episcopal School, BCW Food Products in Dallas, Texas, learning about the business world;

JocelynWey, daughter of Harold and Sonja Wey and graduate of DCCD, Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas, learning about the medical field and the aspects of working with children;

 

Deer Park, Texas

JoeBrewer, son of Yvette Brewer of Deer Park and Joe Brewer Sr. of Friendswood, Texas, and graduate of La Porte High School, Advanced Medical Imaging in Sherman, Texas, understanding the team-based approach to medicine and the doctor-patient relationship;

 

Fairview, Texas

AnjaliMuraleedharan, daughter of Muraleedharan Sivarajan and Neena Sathyan and graduate of Lovejoy High School, Ernakulam Medical Centre in Palarivattom, Kochi, Kerala, India, learning about the  field of pediatrics and common ailments found in a tropical environment;

 

Farmers Branch, Texas

KristineSizemore, daughter of Dione Rowell and graduate of Ursuline Academy, Texoma Care Pediatrics in Denison, Texas, exploring the medical field of pediatrics;

 

Farmersville, Texas

ShelbyEaves, daughter of Shelly and David Eaves and graduate of Farmersville High School, TOP Pediatric Therapy in Frisco, Texas, exploring pediatric occupational therapy as a career;

 

Fort Worth, Texas

MadisonRoss, son of Robb and Melissa Ross and graduate of Calvary Christian Academy, Calvary Christian Academy in Fort Worth, Texas, learning about the fundamentals of coaching;

 

Galveston, Texas

HannahCleveland, daughter of Karen Smith and Gerald Cleveland and graduate of Ball High, The Rehabilitation Center in Sherman, Texas, exploring the clinical field of physical therapy;

 

Garland, Texas

PayalAmin, daughter of Kirit and Hemu Amin and graduate of North Garland High School, Cernero Surgery: General and Bariatric Surgery in Sherman, Texas, exploring general surgery as a future career opportunity;

 

HumaButta, daughter of Parveen and Butta Masih and graduate of North Garland High School, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas, gaining firsthand knowledge of the medical field;

RyanElias, son of Greg and Cristelle Elias and graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School, Lake Gant Conservation Site in Howe, Texas , exploring the field of property conservation as a possible career;

Gilmer, Texas

JacquelineSanchez, daughter of Josefa and Ismael Sanchez and graduate of Gilmer High School, Medical City Dallas,  learning about the career of a physician assistant;

 

Grapevine, Texas

SalimaNoorani, daughter of Amir and Shabnam Noorani and graduate of Trinity Valley School, La Frontera de Salud,  in Galveston, Texas , familiarizing myself with public health in a disadvantaged area;

YamnaZaman, daughter of Meherunnessa Zaman and Ahmed Helaluzzaman and graduate of Colleyville Heritage High School, Texomacare Pediatrics in Denison, Texas, learning about care and communication in the medical field;

 

Heidelberg, Germany

ErikaValek, daughter of Robert and Rovena Valek and graduate of Vicenza High School, Germany, exploring the German language and the caretaking of horses;

 

Houston Texas

AnnugrahaAchar, son of Elizabeth Achar and the late Suresh Achar and graduate of SP Waltrip Senior High School, Sanders, O'Hanlon, Motley & Young, P.L.L.C. in Sherman, Texas, learning  the rigor and environment of a law firm;

AlenaOglesbee, daughter of Steve and Kendra Oglesbee and Home School graduate, Austin College Public Affairs Office in Sherman, Texas , understanding the skills needed to have a successful career in the field of public relations;

NikhilPatel, son of Rajendra and Manisha Patel and graduate of Barbers Hill High School, Triumph Hospital in Houston, Texas, exploring the medical field and the life of a doctor on the professional level;

ChanelYoussef, daughter of Michel and Marie Youssef and graduate of Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions, Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas , understanding the medical field and the demands upon a physician;

 

Howe, Texas

JordanBaugher, daughter of Gary Baugher of Caney, Texas, and Tracy Childress of Sadler, Texas, and graduate of Howe High School, North Texas Medical Center in Gainesville, Texas, understanding the importance of physical examinations to better diagnose and treat patients;

 

Keller, Texas

Steven (Brendon)Palmer, son of Steven and Pamela Palmer and graduate of Keller Central High School, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-WNJ in Sherman, Texas , learning about doctor-patient care while gaining medical experience;

 

Kenai, Alaska

AlexiBeeson, daughter of Jim Beeson and Jill Groenen and graduate of Kenai Central High School, Nautilus Sport & Fitness in Sherman, Texas, exploring job aspects of a physical trainer;

 

Longview, Texas

LorenBoles, daughter of Lynn Boles of Longview, and Steve Boles of Kilgore, Texas, and graduate of Longview High School, Doctors Hospital -Tidwell in Houston, Texas, understanding the role of a health administrator;

 

Mansfield, Texas

AksharaVivekananthan, daughter of Ramesh and Mrinalini Vivekananthan and graduate of Mansfield Timberview High School, Advancement Communications at Austin College in Sherman Texas , exploring the fields of editorial communication and public relations;

 

McKinney, Texas

ChristineGarner, daughter of Camille Shipes-Garner and Tom Garner and graduate of McKinney Boyd High School, Hermano Pedro/Hogar Padre Vito Guarato Orphanage in desvío Casa de Piedra San Salvador, El Salvador, understanding the differences between healthcare practices in El Salvador and the United States by shadowing a Spanish-speaking doctor at a clinic;

 

MitalShah, daughter of Ila Shah and Sunil Shah and graduate of McKinney Boyd High School, Legends Retirement Corporation in Carrollton, Texas, learning about the retirement industry;

 

Mesquite, Texas

AshleyAbraham, daughter of Eugin and Mini Abraham and graduate of Mesquite High School, Medical City Hospital of Dallas, exploring the field of medicine through a hospital environment;

HunterWomack, son of Lonnie and Patti Womack and graduate of Mesquite Hugh School, Brashear Family Medical in Kaufman, Texas, exploring the field of pediatrics;

 

Montgomery, Texas

SaraHardage, daughter of Shellie Burks and graduate of Magnolia High School, Scotty's House Child Advocacy Center in Bryan, Texas, learning about counseling as a future career option;

 

Murphy, Texas

Mohamed Faheid, son of Nahla Hosny and Ehab Faheid and graduate of Brighter Horizons Academy, Medical City Hospital of Dallas, exploring the field of medicine;

 

Plano, Texas

DominiqueBeamon, son of D'Wayne and Perle Francene Beamon and graduate of Plano East Senior High School, Medical Center of McKinney Private Practice, exploring the medical field through learning about aspects of surgery;

JulietGacheru, daughter of David Gacheru and Jeniffer Matheri and graduate of Plano Senior High School, Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, gaining a better understanding of physical therapy;

ShobhitaGupta, daughter of Kant Gupta and graduate of Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, UT Health Northeast in Tyler, Texas, understanding the values of being a medical doctor;

ShrutiHegde, daughter of Ramesh and Sumana Hegde and graduate of Plano Senior High School, Reba's Ranch House/Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas , gaining a thorough understanding of the medical field;

VarshiniKalyan, daughter of Kalyan and Buvana and graduate of Plano Senior High School, Loose Wheels in Denison, Texas, grasping an understanding of how the restaurant business works;

UroojKhan, daughter of Arif and Shazia Khan and graduate of Plano East Senior High School, Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute in Dallas, Texas, exploring the field of medicine and plastic surgery;

KushaMohammadi, son of Nasser and Susan Mohammadi and graduate of Plano West Senior High School, WNJ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Sherman, Texas, experiencing the work environment of a physician;

SamanNajmi, daughter of Adeel and Zarin Najmi, WNJ Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Sherman, Texas, experiencing the medical setting as a possible career path;

SavannaRomo, daughter of Bobby and Elsa Broussard and graduate of Plano West Senior High,  Ronald Friedman, M.D., in Plano, Texas, familiarizing myself with some of the challenges presented when starting a medical business;

CarlyRosemore, daughter of Andy and Evelyn Rosemore and graduate of Greenhill, John Radcliffe Hospital in Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom, exploring the field of cardiology;

NagasriShankar, daughter of Jayashree and Vidya Shankar and graduate of Plano Senior High School, Vikrant Hospital in Mysore, Karnataka, India, exploring the medical field of cardiology;

BrianZhu, son of Siquan Zhu and Yi Feng and graduate of Texas Academy of Math and Science, Medical City Hospital of Dallas, exploring the medical field;

Richardson, Texas

DaveBurford, son of Bob and Laura Burford and graduate of Richardson High School, Sherman Community Players in Sherman, Texas, developing the logistical, creative, and communicative aspects of fight directing/choreography by undertaking an advanced theatrical production;

MalinaPatel, daughter of Chetan and Vaishali Patel and graduate of Texas Academy of Math and Science, UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, learning about metabolite studies regarding cancer cells;

 

Sachse, Texas

ShivaniPatel, daughter of Nilesh and Sima Patel and graduate of Richland Collegiate High School, Lake Point Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, exploring the field of surgery;

 

San Antonio, Texas

AbdurrahmanAllawala, son of Farhat Allawala and Yosuf Jan Allawala, M.D. and graduate of Northside Health Careers High School, Pegasus Solutions in Dallas, Texas, to understand the software implementation process in an enterprise environment;

SamrenaAllawala, daughter of Farhat Allawala and Yosuf Jan Allawala, M.D. and graduate of Northside Health Careers High School, Depression Treatment Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, learning the job dynamics of psychiatry;

AnjanaRaghunath, daughter of Raghunath Velusamy and Ramani Raghunath and graduate of Incarnate Word High School, Reba's Ranch House and Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas , understanding the medical field through the perspectives of doctors and patients' families;

JaneToh, daughter of Siew Choon Toh and graduate of John Marshall High School, Bexar County District Attorney's Office in San Antonio, Texas, exploring the field of law;

JuliaVetters, daughter of Michelle and Terry Vetters and graduate of Sandra Day O'Connor High School, at Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services in San Antonio, Texas , exploring the field of social work through family counseling;

AmandaWise, daughter of Frances Wise and graduate of Louis D. Brandeis High School, Kerrville State Hospital, exploring the field of art therapy;

 

Seabrook, Texas

MeredithHewitt, daughter of Richard and Leah Hewitt and graduate of Lutheran South Academy, The Rehabilitation Center/ Therapeutic Solutions For Children and Adults in Sherman, Texas, exploring speech pathology as a career;

 

Sunnyvale, Texas

AlvinMichael, son of Michael and Betty Kuzhuppillil and graduate of Poteet High School, Pediatric Dentistry of Sherman, exploring the field of dentistry;

 

The Woodlands, Texas

DominiqueMartinez, daughter of David and Debra Martinez and graduate of The Woodlands High School, Medical Center of McKinney, Texas, understanding the responsibilities of a health care administrator;

 

Tulsa, Oklahoma

KelseyArmstrong, daughter of Rick and Marge Armstrong and graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Center for Family Medicine in Sherman, Texas, exploring the medical field and patient care;

 

Universal City, Texas

CourtneyKenisky, daughter of Frank and Sherry Kenisky and graduate of Judson Senior High School, Museo del Aire, in Madrid, Spain, learning how the Spanish culture interacts at a working environment and a family environment;

 

Weatherford, Texas

ColtonCastle, son of Jack and Grace Castle and graduate of Brock High School, Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas, exploring radiology and the medical field;

 

Whitewright, Texas

AnniePorter, daughter of John and Cindy Porter and graduate of Whitewright High School, Cold Springs Animal Hospital in Anna, Texas, gaining experience working with animals in a hands-on environment.

 

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

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