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Central Texas Medical Center: News

CTMC Recognizes Junior Volunteers at Awards Ceremony

CTMC Junior Volunteer Jonathan Roppolo receives a certificate from Volunteer Coordinator Belinda Gardner. Roppolo has spent that past several summers volunteering at the hospital.
SAN MARCOS, TX – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) honored its summer 2012 junior volunteers at a special awards ceremony July 30. During June and July, a group of 49 community high school students worked alongside CTMC auxiliary volunteers and staff members to assist with various tasks and get an introduction to the health care working world. The volunteers ranged in age from 13 to 18. This summer, they helped perform projects and tasks throughout the hospital based on each of their skill sets.

At the ceremony, CTMC Volunteer Coordinator Belinda Gardner said junior volunteers now serve in more of the hospital’s departments than ever before. According to Gardner, the program continues to grow each year, and the experience is often life-changing for the students. “I know people personally who have gone into the medical field based on their summer here at this hospital,” she said. 

The following students were recognized for spending three or more summers as junior volunteers:


Nathaniel Applewhite

Brianna Campos

Rebecca Cox

Clark Flinn

Gabby Medrano

Christian Reyes

Jonathan Roppolo

Jacob Silva
Vianey Villalpando

The remaining summer 2012 junior volunteers are listed below:

Julian Applewhite

Keegan Bailey

Kyndra Bailey

Hunter Bilson

Matthew Brannagan

Edson Carbajal

Araceli Cedillo

Theresa Charles

Paulina Conboy

Zachary Cox

Amber DeLeon

Victoria Garrett

Ian Gonzalez

Jorjanna Gonzales

Pete Gueldner

Tristin Huey

Scott Hurst

Rachel Lewis

Brooke Longoria

Jordan Longoria

Brandon Mann

Enrique Martinez

Ethan Martinez

Michaela Medeiros

Elisa Medina

Ashley Miranda

Whitney Nichols

Joy Norris

Abigail Palacios

Eric Ramirez

Michael Rentz

Adrian Reyes

Clarissa Rodriguez

Zachary Sanchez

Lorie Schniers

Marissa Sierra

Darien Silva

Sarah Townsend

Holly Turman

Christina Ugalde


About CTMC
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 220 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. In addition, over 200 community members and interns from area educational institutions volunteer their services to the hospital. In 2010 and again in 2011,  CTMC was named The Best Hospital in Hays County.  In addition, CTMC added a certified Chest Pain Center to its ER capabilities in 2011. In 2012, CTMC became the first operating room along the IH-35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio to be equipped with a da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery suite.

CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS), 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