Eight from Texas State recognized as 2020 Caminos Fellows

Student Achievements 

Jayme Blaschke | April 10, 2020

Eight Texas State University graduate students in the College of Applied Arts have been named U.S. Department of Agriculture Caminos Fellows for 2020. 

Crystal Alvarez, Fabiola Mancha, Melody Martinez, Whitney Ortiz, Anisa P. Elizondo, Zaira Suarez, Carla Vidal and Ian J. Gomez were named Caminos Fellows for their performance in the Los Caminos Thesis Competition in Food and Agricultural Sciences. 

The American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) in partnership with Texas State, promotes the annual Caminos Thesis Competition. Competitors' theses are evaluated based on depth of research analysis, methodology and relativity to current global issues.

The Caminos Thesis Competition is open to any Hispanic individual who is a U.S. citizen or a resident of the U.S. and has completed a master's degree between December 1, 2018 and December 30, 2019. Additionally, the thesis must have been defended by September 30, 2019, and focus on food and agricultural sciences. Theses are eligible if they are in topics related to the USDA priority areas, including food safety, climate change, sustainable energy, childhood obesity and global food security and hunger.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922