Scholarship recipients

The 2019 Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarship recipients pose with Virginia Chandler Dykes. From left are Janice Kishi Chow, Patricia Flint, Amie Bedgood, Dykes, Paramita Basu and Meghan Labiak.

One student from each college at Texas Woman’s University was chosen to receive the Virginia Chandler Dykes Scholarship, presented during the annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Awards last week in Dallas.

This year’s recipients are Janice Kishi Chow, College of Health Sciences; Amie Bedgood, College of Nursing; Patricia Flint, College of Professional Education; Paramita Basu, College of Arts and Sciences; and Meghan Labiak, College of Business. Each award is worth $4,000.

Chow is pursuing a doctorate in occupational therapy after working as an occupational therapist for 23 years, including 15 years with the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Hospice and Palliative Care Center. She’s set to graduate in December and plans to help increase effectiveness of occupational therapy in end-of-life care.

Bedgood is pursuing a doctorate in nursing and also plans to graduate in December. Her research focus is patient safety, and she is an instructor in nursing at Texas Lutheran University in New Braunfels.

Flint is studying special education with a minor in biliteracy education, and plans to graduate in 2020. She spent 15 years working in education from teaching to being an administrator.

Basu is pursuing a doctorate in molecular biology, and is also an instructor of record in the Department of Biology at TWU. She plans to finish her degree this summer.

Labiak is pursuing a dual graduate degree to obtain a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health System Management. She plans graduate with both degrees in 2020.

At the awards, Dale Petroskey, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber, was also presented with the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award.

In the past 16 years, the luncheon has raised more than $700,000 for scholarships.

JENNA DUNCAN can be reached at 940-566-6889 and via Twitter at @jennafduncan.

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