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Trinity Alumni Association Honors Service-Oriented Students

By Susie P. Gonzalez

Nancy Nguyen
Ashley Mayle

March 2010 – The Trinity University Alumni Association will honor two seniors for outstanding service to the University and to San Antonio. Huynh Nga “Nancy” Nguyen will be recognized for her dedication and commitment to the University, while Ashley Rachelle Mayle will be awarded for her service to the community. Both students are from San Antonio.

Both students will receive certificates and $250 at the Honor Awards Convocation to be held Saturday, April 10, during Spring Family Weekend. To receive the awards, exemplary seniors with service over an extended period of time were nominated by student, faculty, and staff. A panel of Trinity alumni interviewed finalists and selected the winners.

Nguyen, the daughter of Xuan T. Nguyen and Hue Huynh of San Antonio, is a member of the McNair Scholars Program, Academic Honor Council, and Biology Club Outreach. She also has been named to the Dean’s List and received the Jacob Ulrich Scholarship for a biology student. In addition, Ms. Nguyen is a student blogger for Trinity’s Admissions Office and works at the circulation desk of the Coates University Library. She has been a research fellow for the last three years in the biology laboratory of Trinity biology professor Kelly Lyons, studying ecology issues. A volunteer at the Baptist Health Systems physical therapy center, she also has taught horticulture lessons to students at Mark Twain Middle School, with a goal of igniting an educational spark in them.

Ms. Nguyen is a candidate for graduation in May and is expected to earn a bachelor of science in biology and a bachelor of arts in art history.

Ms. Mayle, the daughter of Robert and Joanna Mayle of San Antonio, has also been named to the Dean’s List and co-chaired the 2009 Welcome Week Concert for the campus. She has held internships at the San Antonio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau assisting the director of tourism with marketing plans, at the San Antonio Sports Group helping business teams participate in the San Antonio Rock ’N Roll Marathon, and at Christus Santa Rosa Hospital in the human resources department, as well as volunteering with Special Olympics multiple years. In addition, she has held leadership positions in her social sorority, Sigma Theta Tau, and been active in the GIVE service project in the San Antonio area. Ms. Mayle was also Miss Fiesta from the spring of 2008 until spring of 2009.

Ms. Mayle is a candidate for graduation in May with a degree in business administration and a minor in communication management.

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