Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Rebecca Lyons

An Outstanding Islander

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With Honors
Rebecca Lyons can maximize her full potential, share ideas and join in the camaraderie of like-minded students through the Island University’s Honors Program. For her Honors Program Project of Excellence, she will work in the library archives researching Hans and Pat Suter’s involvement in environmental history in Corpus Christi. Lyons, an English and history double major, also has a focused interest in studies pertaining to the Holocaust and the Darfur genocides. Currently, Lyons is involved in an Honors Program apprenticeship with Dr. Janis Haswell and holds a 4.0 grade point average. The Corpus Christi native is secretary of the Honors Student Association and a member of the Golden Key Honors Society; the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta; and Hispanics for the Advancement of Community and Educational Readiness (HACER). Last fall, Lyons formed and became president of the Students Taking Action Now for Darfur (STAND) campus organization. This spring, the group raised nearly $1,000 to purchase school supplies to send to the children of Darfur. She has also helped children locally by participating in Toys for Tots since age 10. Lyons, who plans to graduate in May 2011, plans to earn a master’s degree in English to teach the subject in high school. She inherited her love of literature from her mother, who home schooled her until she entered college. Currently, Lyons teaches American Sign Language to high school students; grades papers for adjunct professor Heather Hallock; and stays active in the community in areas pertaining to the environment, city development and political awareness.

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