Senior Thesis | University Scholars | Baylor University

Maps scanned are from the collections of the University of TexasLibraries.

The University Scholars major is a program within the Honors College

Priscilla Ly was born in Garland, Texas, and graduated from Garland High School from the International Baccalaureate program. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and was recognized as a Distinguished College Scholar, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a Business Foundations certificate. Throughout her time at UT, Priscilla became involved with the Freshman Research Initiative and worked as a summer research fellow and lab mentor. She served as the volunteer chair of the Hispanic Health Professions Organization, volunteer director of Texas Public Health, and also volunteered in Nicaragua on a medical and public health trip for Global Brigades. During her summers, she volunteered as a counselor for Camp Kesem, a summer camp for kids with parents suffering from cancer. She also started the Buddhist student organization, BLIA Austin YAD and served as President for two years until graduating.

‘The Oklahoma Digital Maps Collections’ (Oklahoma State University Library)

University Scholars Program - Baylor ..

Hollis Catalog (entering "Harvard Map Collection digital maps" into the 'Search For:' box retrieved 264hits [the collection is growing], mostly covering Boston, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine; it is not possible to sort the list withthe oldest first; select a map and find image information in the 'INTERNET LINK' line in the map description - the maps are zoomable insections to very high res.).

_____. Before Color Prejudice: The Ancient View of Blacks. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983.

'The Glen McLaughlin Map Collectionof California as an Island' (731 very high res., scrollable maps, 1622-mid 19th century, including worldmaps, with accompanying catalogue descriptions, collected over 40 years and presented to Stanford University Library in2012; see also the general )

Ebeling's death in 1817 ended theproject and Ebeling's map collection was purchased and given to Harvard in 1818 thus beginning the Map Collection')

Endowed Scholarships - Southeast Missouri State University

Dr. Colt Keo-Meier is a medical student and clinical psychologist. He was born in Galveston and raised in Beaumont, Texas. He attended Rice University for his B.A. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, and the University of Houston for his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. His expertise in the field of psychology is gender and sexual health in children, adolescents, and adults. He is a clinician, researcher, consultant, and educator in the area of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Health. His research has won several national and international awards. His thesis and dissertation examined the psychological effects of testosterone treatment in transgender men uncovered strong anti-depressant and anxiolytic effects and has informed national guidelines on transgender care. He has instructed Human Sexuality at UH with undergraduate students, Sexual and Gender Health at Baylor College of Medicine with psychiatry residents, and Affirmative Counseling Transgender Clients at Southern Methodist University with graduate students for several years. He has served on the board of directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and has been involved in leadership in the 44th Division of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is currently finishing editing a volume on the Gender Affirmative model for providers who work with families with gender diverse children, to be published by the APA.

Inducted by Baylor Classics and University Scholars students

Kara Jencks was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, and attended The University of Texas at Austin. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors. She has a B.A. degree in Plan II Honors and a B.S.A. degree in Biochemistry, with a minor in Spanish. Throughout her time at UT, Kara was motivated by her involvement with various scholarly projects and philanthropic activities. Some of her activities included starting the Longhorn Optimist Club to help local children in need, going to the Dominican Republic to help provide medical aid to people with little or no access to care, and volunteering over 200 hours at a hospice and the Austin State Hospital to comfort vulnerable patients with Plan II Pre-Medical Honor Society. Kara’s passion for the humanities led her to facilitate bioethics discussions amongst her peers in pre-medical organizations, serve as a member of the Dell Medical School Student Policy Advisory Committee, help Dr. Stephen Sonnenberg develop curriculum for two courses on the physician-patient relationship, and write her Plan II Senior Thesis on scenarios where the clinical impression contradicts the use of biomarkers in three psychiatric diseases. Kara also worked with a team under Dr. Mitra Mohanty for an atrial fibrillation lifestyle clinical research project. Kara enjoyed her leadership experiences, including mentoring freshmen and sophomore Plan II students and Terry Scholars.

Thesis, Baylor University, 1986

Kayla Tunnell was born in New York City and graduated valedictorian of Denton High School in Texas. She attended New York University as a Presidential Honors Scholar, receiving her B.S. in Neural Science summa cum laude and inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. Her honors thesis on the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of schizophrenia received the Sherrington Award for Neural Science Undergraduate Research, the department’s top thesis award. Kayla has presented her research at numerous conferences, including Society for Neuroscience and the Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society. She was also selected to attend the prestigious 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Medicine and Physiology in Lindau, Germany, an international conference in which 30-40 Nobel Laureates meet with 600 young researchers from around the world to discuss current challenges to medical care and the future of medical research. While at NYU, she volunteered as Program Coordinator at Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn with Health Leads, a national, non-profit organization that advocates for patients’ psychosocial health and well-being in underserved, primary care settings.