Student and Alumni Spotlight Series

The Spotlight Series celebrates and showcases some of our amazing students and alumni.

Nathan Sullivan 
Master of Arts in English (2020)

My name is Nathan Sullivan. I graduated from Texas A&M-Central Texas in 2020, Magna Cum Laude, with a Master’s degree in English. Currently, I am an instructor at West Coast University (WCU) in Richardson, Texas, I teach Composition courses and serve as the Director of the University Writing Center!...

Brandie Vannort
Bachelor of Science in Sociology (2024)

Brandie Dawn Vannort, a current senior graduating in Spring 2024 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from A&M–Central Texas, successfully completed her degree in two years while working full-time and parenting two special needs kids. Brandie aspires to become a certified special education teacher...

Julia Smith
Bachelor of Social Work (2023)

Although she had no plans to attend college, Julia Smith has always had a passion to learn and to help others. Julia will be graduating Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Social Work! Julia plans to follow a career path in community planning...

Shannon Potter
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2022)

Shannon Potter, a recent graduate of A&M – Central Texas, shares a remarkable journey from earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to becoming a certified bariatric nurse (CBN) and a nurse navigator in the field of bariatric surgery.

Xiomara Santos
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2022)

Xiomara Santos, BSN, RN graduated from the A&M - Central Texas nursing program with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in May of 2022. She achieved the honors of graduating Summa Cum Lade and Outstanding Nursing Student. Xiomara practices as a Registered Nurse working with patients 9 to 89 years old in the mental health specialty. Her plans forward...

Brad Burden
Bachelor of Science in Biology (2019)

Brad Burdon is an alumnus (2019) of Texas A&M Central Texas with a passion for biology and a commitment to environmental conservation. He currently serves as a Pollinator Biologist and Entomology Specialist at Fort Cavazos... Brad’s recent successes are an extension of his accomplishments in the biology program at A&M Central Texas.

Patrick Leech
Master of Arts in History (2017)

Patrick Leech is a shining example of how a change in career paths can lead to a fulfilling and successful journey in academia. After dedicating over a decade of his life to the field of information technology, Patrick’s journey took a significant turn when he enrolled in the History graduate program in 2014.