Latest News from Sul Ross October 29, 2013

KATIE SAVAGE CROWNED 2013 MISS SUL ROSS RODEO

Katie Savage (left), Pearland, was crowned Miss Sul Ross Rodeo 2013 prior to Saturday night’s rodeo finals at the S.A.L.E. Arena. She succeeds Molly Jo Collins (right), last year’s Queen. Keyla Kothman, Sheffield, was named first runner-up. Other candidates were Ali Burks, Copperas Cove; and Danielle Lucero, Gardendale. (Photo by Cheryl Zinsmeyer)

 

SUL ROSS STUDENTS, FACULTY ATTEND UNDERGRADUATE MATH CONFERENCE
               Sul Ross State University students Shane Bryan, Trophy Club; and Angel Rodriguez, Alpine, and faculty member Dr. Angela Brown attended the ninth annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (TUMC), held Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26 at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio.
               Since its inception, undergraduate students have gathered at various sites, including Sam Houston State University, Huntsville; University of Texas at Tyler; Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches; and St. Mary’s to discuss math, play games and network with fellow students from throughout Texas.
               Other conference activities included presentations and panel discussions. The Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference is funded by a National Science Foundation grant through the Mathematical Association of America Regional Conferences program.
               For more information, contact Brown, (432) 837-8223 or abrown4@sulross.edu.
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SUL ROSS’ ZINSMEYER RECEIVES TMSA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Cheryl Zinsmeyer, Sul Ross State University Student Publications Advisor, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Member Services Association (TMSA).
    Zinsmeyer, Terlingua, was honored Thursday, Oct. 24 at the TMSA annual convention, held at La Cantera Resort,  San Antonio. Eddie Albin, Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative, presented the award.
    Zinsmeyer, who has worked at Sul Ross since 2009, has a 22-year history with electric cooperatives. From 1999-2006, she served as Field Editor on the staff of Texas Co-op Power magazine. The trade magazine for Texas Electric Cooperatives is the largest-circulation publication in Texas with more than 1.2 million subscribers.
    She also worked as Member Services Communications Specialist for 15 years at Medina Electric Cooperative, Hondo, and as a writer/researcher for the Lower Colorado River Authority, Austin.
    Zinsmeyer served on the board of directors of TMSA (president in 1998), the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Member Services Planning Committee, and the NRECA Certified Cooperative Communicators Program board of directors.
    Her daughter, Ashley Clary-Carpenter, is currently the Field Editor for TCP magazine and is also a Certified Cooperative Communicator.
    Texas Electric Cooperatives’ member co-ops include 64 distribution and 11 generation and transmission co-ops in Texas and New Mexico.
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