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2010 SONstar Recipients

Prati Rijal Trimble

Prati Rijal Trimble

January SoNstar - Prati Rijal Trimble

Posted: Jan. 7, 2010

Pratikshya "Prati" Rijal Trimble began her career as the Webmaster at the UT School of Nursing in June 2006. Prati has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from St. Edward’s University (SEU) and is currently seeking a Master’s in Business Administration at SEU. She is originally from Kathmandu, Nepal and has been living in Austin for over 9 years. She enjoys the diversity that Austin has to offer.

Prati states, "I thoroughly enjoy working here at the School of Nursing and providing web development and distance learning services to faculty, staff, and students."

Liz Myrick

Liz Myrick

May SoNstar - Liz Myrick
Administrative Associate

Posted: May 7, 2010

Liz Myrick began her career at the School of Nursing in the fall of 2008 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin. Liz and her husband have been in Austin for 10 years and cannot imagine a better place to raise their two sons. In her free time, Liz enjoys music, reading, writing, and staying active to keep up with her energetic boys.

Liz says, “All of the pride I felt in being a student at UT has followed me into my career at the university. I am truly honored to be part of the School of Nursing and help, in any small way, accomplish its mission.”

Scott Hudson

Scott Hudson

September SoNstar - Scott Hudson
Simulation Specialist

Posted: Sept. 10, 2010

Scott has a BFA from Stephens College and worked in technical theatre for a number of years. He also worked in commercial and residential construction in everything from small household repairs to managing multimillion-dollar historic renovation projects. A registered nurse since 1994, Scott has held a number of positions, from pediatric homecare and elementary school nurse to instructor of clinical nursing. After receiving his Master's degree in Nursing Systems from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000, he took a nurse consultant position with Put Prevention into Practice – Texas Style. Scott returned to the School of Nursing in 2002 as staff and received a clinical faculty appointment in January 2003. The SON purchased its first "SimMan" in 2007, and Scott's background in theatre, project management, consulting and teaching all came together as he helped create a first-rate Advanced Nursing Simulation Laboratory.

"I feel I have found a place and focus in work that allows me to use my varied experience and knowledge to help create a learning atmosphere that benefits the students, faculty and the SON in general."

"Knowing how many outstanding people staff the School of Nursing, I am honored to be included in that number and deeply appreciate the recognition."

When not at the SON, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and son, and being a leader in his son’s Cub Scout pack.