CVMBS Student Employee, BIMS Major Receives Campus-Wide Scholarship Award

Story by Megan Myers, CVMBS Communications

Brianna Blattman with her award
Brianna Blattman

Brianna Blattman, a junior biomedical sciences (BIMS) major from China Spring, Texas, is one of two students to be awarded a Texas A&M University 2021 Class of ‘56 Student Employee Endowment Scholarship.

She is one of four student employees from across the Texas A&M campus to be recognized during National Student Employment Week, celebrated April 11-17.

Since the fall of 2019, Blattman has served as a student assistant in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Professional Programs Office (PPO), which oversees the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.

In her position, Blattman helps conduct exams, provides technical support for students and faculty, supports the academic advising office, answers common questions about the DVM program, and helps plan and implement annual events.

“Brianna has become a trusted part of the professional programs team,” one nominator said. “She is hardworking, positive, and incredibly dependable. She takes pride in her work, and everything is done to the best of her ability.”

Blattman was nominated for the award by four supervisors for her communication skills, proficiency with digital technology, problem-solving capabilities, professionalism, intercultural fluency, career management, leadership, and teamwork.

“Brianna is an exceptional individual who stands out for her poise and her ability to take on tasks that extend beyond what would normally be expected of a student worker,” another nominator said.

While Blattman was originally hired to assist as a technical proctor for online exams, she has taken on more diverse and complex duties with time, always showing enthusiasm for new tasks.

“On many occasions, Brianna has not only completed an assignment but also changed the nature of the end product to be more usable and beneficial to the receiver,” another nominator said. “I have the utmost confidence when Brianna is the point person on a project that it will be completed on time, with attention to detail, and with the level of excellence we expect from our program.”

Fifteen years ago, the Texas A&M University Class of 1956 established the Class of ‘56 Student Endowed Awards to assist outstanding student employees in the completion of their degree.

These awards are given out each year as Texas A&M celebrates National Student Employment Week to recognize the importance of the student employee experience and thank all student employees who contribute to the university and community.

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Contact Information: Jennifer Gauntt, Director of CVMBS Communications, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences; jgauntt@cvm.tamu.edu; 979-862-4216


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