Music student Jasmin White has been awarded the prestigious Collegiate Music Educator Award from the Texas Music Educators' Association. This award, only given to the finest and most dedicated future music educators across the state, is an indication of quality for those looking to hire outstanding new teachers. Qualifications include a 3.5 or better GPA and the candidate providing non-mandatory music instruction or being otherwise significantly involved in the local music education community.
White, an exemplary music education student in the final semester of her degree, has more than proven her dedication during her time at Wesleyan. She has been involved in Kappa Kappa Psi, a music-based "service fraternity" as an officer and has participated in the President's Honors Concert multiple times, as well as being a student worker in the music department.
Dr. Paul Sikes, head of instrumental music studies at Wesleyan, says, "Jasmin is a wonderful student and very much deserving of this recognition. She has been a leader at Wesleyan since her freshman year, maintained high academic standards and overcome adversity to reach this point in her career. Kids need teachers who know how to succeed, know how to overcome adversity and care for them deeply. Based on her experience here at Wesleyan, I know she is going to be a great teacher and is going to make a positive impact on her community and beyond. I am excited about the wonderful teacher she will be."