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Remember the Ten Scholarship recipients announced

Tue, April 25, 2017

The Remember the Ten steering committee has announced nine Oklahoma State University students as scholarship recipients, who were also publicly recognized during the annual Remember the Ten Run April 15.

Created in 2012, the scholarship program supports graduate students who are seeking an OSU master’s degree or doctorate in one of the following specialties: clinical psychology, counseling psychology, community counseling, and marriage and family therapy. Each recipient receives a $1,000 cash scholarship, with $500 being awarded per semester.

The first Remember the Ten Run was held on April 21, 2007, and is now an annual tradition held on the third Saturday of April. The memorial run honors the 10 members of the OSU family who died in a plane crash on January 27, 2001. The scholarship focuses on degree specialties that provide counseling following tragedies like the plane crash.

For more information on the scholarship or how to donate, visit the Remember the Ten Scholarship Program page at remembertheten.com.

This year’s beneficiaries are:

Jamie Bechtelheimer, marriage and family therapy graduate student, Corpus Christie, Texas

Jamie Bechtelheimer graduated from OSU in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Spanish. In Fall 2016, she led a team in designing and presenting an entrepreneurial idea at the Rural Health Innovation Weekend, where her team won third place and the People's Choice award.  Bechtelheimer’s long-term goal is to provide therapy to children and adolescents in Tulsa public schools or in a Tulsa nonprofit agency.  She wants to specialize in helping children overcome trauma and thrive in school, with an emphasis on providing culturally relevant therapy to Hispanic and multi-ethnic kids

Hannah Espeleta, clinical psychology doctoral student, Dayton, Ohio

Hannah Espeleta, who graduated from Miami University in Ohio, studies under the supervision of Dr. Larry Mullins. Her research interests address physical and mental health interventions for youth with childhood adversity, including experiences of child abuse and neglect. Espeleta’s long-term goals include working in an academic setting where she can continue to conduct research and disseminate findings on interventions for children and families affected by trauma.

“I am very humbled and honored to be a recipient of the 2017-2018 Remember the Ten Run Scholarship. This award will allow me to continue my clinical training in evidenced-based treatments for children and families experiencing trauma and grief. I am thankful for the Remember the Ten committee and to be part of the supportive and resilient community at OSU.”

Kristen Frosio, clinical psychology doctoral student, San Diego

Kristen Frosio studies under the supervision of Dr. DeMond Grant and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from San Diego State University. She plans to work at a VA Medical Center and provide evidence-based clinical intervention for those suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.  

“I am grateful to be a recipient of the 2017-2018 Remember the Ten Run Scholarship. This award will allow me to continue my clinical training and education in order to better serve those whom have suffered great loss and tragedy. I believe it is important to give back to those who have sacrificed so much."

Ashley Hadwiger, counseling psychology doctoral student, Stillwater

Ashley Hadwiger, a Stillwater native, received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from OSU in May 2016. OSU has been a big part of her childhood and continues to impact her as an adult.

“I am honored to be a recipient of the 2017-2018 Remember the Ten Scholarship. This scholarship will aid me in my development as a counselor-in-training and serve as a reminder, a source of inspiration, and an appreciation of our community’s resilience.”

Jacob Kraft, clinical psychology graduate student, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Jacob Kraft studies under the supervision of Dr. DeMond Grant. He enjoys being pushed beyond his comfort zone to gain experience and insight into how individual differences lead to different mental health responses.

“Receiving the 2017-2018 Remember the Ten Scholarship is a great honor and will allow me to further my clinical training to better serve those going through difficult times.” 

Megan Perez, clinical psychology doctoral student

Megan Perez, who is a member of the Pediatric and Health Psychology Lab, studies under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Mullins. She is interested in parent and child adjustment to severe and life-threatening illnesses, particularly pediatric cancer, as well as improving end-of-life care for children and their families. 

“It is an honor to receive the Remember the Ten Run Scholarship. This scholarship will aid in my ability to continue clinical training, helping families through illness and grief, and will serve as a reminder of the importance of my work.”

Jennifer Shields, clinical psychology doctoral student, Tulsa

"I am truly humbled to be a recipient of the Remember the Ten Scholarship. Human pain and suffering is unavoidable; however, I wholeheartedly believe in the hope that counseling can provide individuals facing grief and bereavement. It is one of the greatest privileges of my life to serve others in times of need. I appreciate OSU's tireless devotion to this cause and hope to represent the mission of this scholarship well."

Logan Shuping, mental health counseling graduate student, Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Logan Shuping received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University, and his two sisters are also OSU alumni.

“It is an honor to receive this scholarship, and I am very grateful that I was chosen by the selection committee. The Oklahoma State University Family is a tight-knit one that always rises together when faced with adversity, and the annual Remember the Ten Run is perhaps the most shining example of this community; having my application chosen by a committee representing such a noble cause is truly humbling. This scholarship will allow me to continue down the path of becoming a licensed professional counselor, and I know that I will remember this award when counseling those who have been struck by grief.”

Stephanie J. Tarle, clinical psychology Doctoral student, San Juan Capistrano, California

Stephanie Tarle, who received her bachelor’s degree in neuropsychology from Pennsylvania State University, studies under the supervision of Dr. Matt Alderson. Her research interests focus on understanding the underlying neurocognitive deficits among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and her clinical work focuses on helping children and their families to cope with difficult situations.

“I am honored and humbled to be a recipient of the 2017-2018 Remember the Ten Scholarship. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be recognized by this organization and to help raise awareness for grief counseling. This scholarship will assist in continuing my pursuit towards a doctoral degree.”