31 medical students named to national honor society

San Antonio (April 27, 2004) – Thirty-one outstanding students from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio recently were elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), a national society organized for the promotion of scholarship and research in America’s medical schools. All 31 are from the School of Medicine’s 2004 class.

Twenty-five Health Science Center medical students were selected for AOA membership as seniors, joining six students who were inducted last year as juniors. The six students elected during their junior year were Christopher Beadles, Odessa; Jennifer Horan, San Antonio; Matthew Musick, Houston; Simone Marie Bridges, Houston; Barbara Schroeder; and Matthew Wallace, Cleburne. (Hometowns are in Texas unless otherwise indicated.)

Students elected as seniors are Chandra Beals; David Benglis Jr., Lake Charles, La.; Christa Blecher, San Antonio; Lauren Crawford, Houston; Jacqueline Emmons, Richmond; Keith Flak, Houston; Bethany Gallagher, Houston; Jojy George, Houston; Emily Grigsby, Hawkins; Phillip Hill, Tyler; Bonnie Kim, Dallas; Olivia Lee, Natchez, Miss.; Kristie Liska, Sugar Land; Christopher Lowe, Van; Michelle McNutt, Richmond; Whitney Mitchell, New Braunfels; Richa Mittal; Shalini Mukhi, Laredo; Hampton Richards, Dallas; Joseph Schniederjan, Amarillo; Amber Schrank; Scott Thomas, Spring; Benjamin Vacula, Austin; Erin Winston; and Kim Wong.

The AOA inductees from the Class of 2004 were recognized at a recent School of Medicine graduation dinner and award ceremony.

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