2022 Maralyn Heimlich Scholarship

2022 Maralyn Heimlich Scholarship Poster

This scholarship is given in memory of Maralyn S. Heimlich, who served students at The University of Texas at Austin for more than twenty years. For the last eleven years of her service, she directed the orientation program for new students and was responsible for the training and teaching of the student staff and Orientation Advisors (OAs). Maralyn was a teacher, mentor, and friend to the OA staff who served as a professional role model by demonstrating respect and care in the way she performed her job duties and lived her life. It is these attributes and values we seek to honor and recognize in scholarship recipients.

These students have all served as Orientation Advisors, where they went through a semester of training and successfully welcomed students to the University. They also submitted applications about their experience in Orientation and were chosen through a committee of professionals who work closely with orientation. 

We are excited to celebrate them today!

 

2022 Maralyn Heimlich Scholarship Recipients

Lexi Briley

Lexi Briley

Orientation Advisor for Summer 2021

Favorite Orientation Advisor Memory: “My favorite memory of orientation was getting to help students get to know campus and getting to know the students. They all had such unique personalities and interests and it was so fun to learn more about them and to learn better ways to help them. “

 

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Grace Castelino

Orientation Advisor for Summer 2021

Favorite Orientation Advisor Memory: “The best part of orientation for me was the amazing group of friends I made from this summer. After working with the other OAs and spending every second that we weren’t working with them as well, we all became very close and the people I met this summer remain some of my closest friends. With these people, I made so many amazing memories from waking up at 5 am just to yell at the orientees, to staying up in the Moore Hill lobby playing Clue, to the daily walks to J2 to get our food. I wouldn’t trade this experience, the memories, or these people for the world.”

 

Jackie

Jackie Castillio

Orientation Advisor for Summer 2021

Favorite Orientation Advisor Memory: 

“My favorite memory of orientation would have to be when I came in person for the last week of 2021 orientation when I had been a virtual OA for the entire summer. This enabled me to meet numerous other OAs and to develop connections for the future.”

 

Rama

Rama Hamoudah

Orientation Advisor for Summer 2021

Favorite Orientation Advisor Memory: “FANFARE!! I loved the energy and it was such an amazing way to start off my day!”

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Colton Winters

Orientation Advisor for Summers 2020 and 2021

Favorite Orientation Advisor Memory: “My favorite memory of Orientation is getting to help mentor the incoming students and to provide insight into what their time at UT might look like. It felt so rewarding to see a student go from anxious about starting college to excited!”