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Maggie Gunn, Plan II senior, Honored as Outstanding Student 2012/2013 by Texas Parents

Mon, November 26, 2012
Maggie Gunn, Plan II senior, Honored as Outstanding Student 2012/2013 by Texas Parents

This year’s Texas Parents Outstanding Student Awards go to two seniors who exemplify leadership, scholarship, character and service. Maggie Gunn and Da’Marcus Baymon were honored Nov. 9 at the 61st annual Celebration of Leadership Dinner, hosted by Texas Parents and the Office of the President.

Gunn grew up in Dallas and is studying in the Plan II Honors, English Honors and UTeach Liberal Arts Programs. After graduation, she plans to teach English in urban middle schools through Teach for America before pursuing a doctoral degree.

Maggie Gunn

Watch the video to learn more about Maggie Gunn.

“As I started spending more time with students, and tutoring and spending more time with communities that really needed a lot of help in their educational environments, I just felt sort of called to it because this is what I really love to do and this is what I’m good at,” she says of her interest in service.

Her accomplishments include enhancing content for Plan II signature courses on social entrepreneurialism, serving as president of Orange Jackets, working as a resident assistant on campus, performing in the Innervisions Gospel choir, working with the Reformed University Fellowship campus ministry and becoming a member of the Friar Society.

Texas Parents, which is part of the Division of Student Affairs, is dedicated to being the best resource for university parents and families as their students strive for excellence.

article By Joshua Cook
Published: Nov. 16 in KNOW

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