- Class of 2013
- Wichita Falls, Texas
2013 Apr 19
Vanessa Vasquez of Odessa, Texas, was awarded the Ross & Patricia Johnson Endowed Elementary Education Scholarship at the 2013 Irvin School of Education reception on the Hardin-Simmons University campus, April 8, 2013.
Students receiving the scholarships are preparing for careers in teaching, athletic training and sports medicine, and fitness and sports sciences.
A total of $121,375 in scholarships was awarded to 69 students in the Irvin School of Education. Approximately $12,000,000 is given annually to students attending the various colleges and schools that make up HSU.
HSU has an enrollment of approximately 2,300 undergrad and graduate students from 29 states and 19 countries. HSU has a 13:1 student faculty ratio with a campus that sits on 220 acres. Eighty percent of HSU's faculty members hold the highest degree in their field.
The university is named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best universities in the western region of the United States and is listed by The Princeton Review as a Top Ten Best in the West University. It is a member of the Colleges of Distinction, the Chronicle of Higher Education named HSU to its honor roll of Great Colleges to Work For, and G.I. Jobs listed HSU as a Military Friendly School. HSU was also named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Seven undergraduate degrees encompass 70 major fields including: athletic training, criminal justice, social work, counseling, sociology, psychology, molecular biology, biochemistry, environmental science, religion, music, art, theatre, teaching, communications, business administration, accounting, and management.
Ten graduate degrees, encompassing 26 programs, include the Doctor of Ministry, Doctor of Education in Leadership, and the Doctor of Physical Therapy.
International study programs include England, Austria, Hong Kong, Spain, and Australia.
Hardin-Simmons University, founded in 1891, is a private Christian liberal arts university, and has been affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas (Texas Baptists) since 1941.