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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC Honors Outstanding Area Students With Scholarships


Eleven of the 14 scholarship recipients are pictured above with CTMC associates at the Annual Scholarship Reception on May 22. 

SAN MARCOS, TX – Because of their academic achievements, community involvement and future career goals, 14 outstanding area high school students were awarded with a scholarship from Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) on May 22. Twelve $500 scholarships were awarded, and two students received $1,000, making this year the most scholarship money CTMC has donated to area high school students. The students and their parents were recognized during the Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony at CTMC this past  Tuesday evening.   

Nearly 100 area students applied for one of the scholarships.  The 14 recipients may use the scholarship to help with costs of attending a university, college, community college or vocational/trade school.

As evidence of its efforts to extend its mission beyond caring for patients, CTMC has been awarding scholarships to area high school seniors since 1997.  “CTMC is extremely proud of these students for their academic and leadership successes,” said Clay DeStefano, CTMC Administrative Director of PR and Marketing. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to reward such deserving students with funds that will help them in their upcoming college careers.”


The 2012 CTMC Scholarship recipients who received $500 are as follows: Ryan Barroso, Wimberley High; Sara Casanova, Lockhart High; Breane Giberson, Hays High; Amanda Hunt, San Marcos High; Deontrae Jackson, San Marcos High; Elia Lopez, San Marcos High; Cristina O’Campo, Lockhart High; Joel Onyia, San Marcos High; Elaine Reiche, San Marcos High; Jonathan Roppolo, San Marcos High; Austin Schniers, Navarro High; and Caleb Shirley, Lehman High. The Scholarships of Excellence for $1,000 were awarded to Kristal Elwell and Linda Sandate who attend San Marcos High.

To view photos from the 2011 Annual CTMC Scholarship Awards Ceremony, like our Facebook page at or log on to

About Central Texas Medical Center
CTMC is a 178-bed acute-care hospital providing a wide range of complex healthcare services in San Marcos, Texas, and neighboring communities. CTMC was recognized as the first ever “Green Business of the Year” for 2010 by the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce and was named “Best Hospital” for Hays County in the “Best of Hays 2010” publication.

The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, was restructured in 1960. The present facility was opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 180 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 100 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital.

Adventist Health System (AHS) is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that emphasizes Christ at the center of care. Founded in 1973, AHS  has quickly grown to become the largest not-for-profit Protestant healthcare provider in the nation. Today, AHS  supports 43 hospitals and employs 55,000 individuals. AHS hospitals are comprised of 7,700 licensed beds, providing care for 4 million patients each year in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room visits.






Central Texas Medical Center
1301 Wonder World Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666