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Dr. Melissa Mireles receives 2019 Distinguished Alumna Award

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October 22, 2019

Yesterday was an exceptional day as we celebrated the 2019 distinguished alumna – Dr. Melissa Mireles. Dr. Mireles (Mel) was captain of the USW volleyball team and a biology undergraduate (2012-2015), she also served as Director of Student Life while completing dual MBA degrees at USW (2015-2016). Mel was a familiar face on campus for 5 years as she built her educational portfolio. Since that time, Dr. Mireles has completed a Doctorate in Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare management and leadership. Her career path has placed her at UT Southwestern Medical Center in an administrative role in the department of financial affairs and Chief of Staff for the VP of Finance. As Dr. Thurman says in the President’s Blog, “Students as wonderful as Mel are truly exceptional. But I believe the advantages we offer to our students here increase the chances of every student becoming exceptional if they will bring the kind of character and drive that she exudes in everything she does. It is a great time to be a Mustang and a great time to pursue the Mustang Advantage!”. USW is proud of Dr. Mireles and honored to name her the 2019 Distinguished Alumna!

You can read the full blog post here to learn more about Dr. Mireles and the distinguished alumna reception.