Active Friars On Campus9 members representing 15 different groups
Spring 2017 Friar Initiates
BA Sports Management, UT ’17
Will Licon is a member of the Men’s Swimming and Diving Team and has been a contributing member to the team’s past 3 National Championships. He is an 11x National Champion, 15x All American and 12x Big 12 Champion. Most recently, he obliterated his own American record in the 200m Breast with an impressive 1:47.91 record setting time. Additionally, Will is a member of the Texas Cowboys and was heavily involved in FCA.
BA BFA Dance and Economics, UT ’18
She is Forty Acres Scholar who seeks to spread the arts throughout UT. She led Creative 40 Acres, which supports creative student expression, co-founded Texas Leaders, and spearheaded a project for the 2017 Cohen New Works Festival. She has participated in the Cuba Study Abroad, Texas Undergrad Law Review, and Delta Gamma; Lizzy is interested in the intersection of fine arts, non-profit, and socioeconomics.
BA Business Honors; Finance, UT ’18;
He is passionate about bridging the gap between race, religion, and socioeconomic class. His work has been two-fold. First, he developed a guide to help prepare underrepresented populations of students going abroad for the first time. Second, he had a firm hand in establishing Mount Nebo Austin, a registered non-profit and campus org that focuses on mentoring at-risk youth in the city’s affordable housing communities.
BS Mechanical Engineering; B.A Plan II UT ’17;
As a Forty Acres Scholar, Katherine studies Plan II & Mechanical Engineering. Although she enjoys her studies, she spends most of her time in the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Off campus, Katherine has led startup ventures of her own, worked for Austin based startups, and given a TEDxTalk. On campus, she co-founded the Genesis Program, UT’s first student led venture fund providing pre-seed capital to student entrepreneurs.
Representative Mary González
B.A, Mexican Am. Studies, UT ’07; M.A, Social Justice, St. Edwards ’09; PhD Curriculum and Instruction-Cultural Studies in Education, UT ’18
During her time as an undergraduate student, Representative González focused on much of her time advocating for social justice both on and off campus. She worked extensively within the leadership of UT’s Multicultural Center, and helped to reform various student organizations, such as the Latino Leadership Council. Mary’s legacy lies in her fostering of a social justice consciousness that continues to be felt across UT.
Friar Class: Fall 2016
BBA, Mexican Am. Studies & Government, UT ’17
She is involved in Orange Jackets, Hispanic Student Association, League of United Latin American Citizens, Disability and Inclusion Agency for Student Government, and Latino Community Affairs. She aspires to attend law school to work in either human rights or immigration law, then pursue working in congress on education policy. Alejandrina strives to empower those around her by encouraging others to realize their worth in life and that their passions will leave a legacy.
The current Abbot (president) is Tim Ginn. The current co-Councilors (organizers of the new member selection process) are Dylan Adkins and Lizzy Tan.
The Almoner is the treasurer of the Society. The current Almoner is Katherine Allen.
Keeper Of Records
The Scrivener is the secretary of the Society. The current Scrivener is Autumn Caviness.
All Things Fun
The Summoner manages the Society’s social events. The current Summoner is Will Licon.
Autumn D. Caviness
Friar Class: Spring 2016
BA, MA, Communication, Texas A&M; MA, Radio-Television-Film, UT; PhD, Journalism, UT ’17
Autumn is a doctoral student in UT’s School of Journalism. Autumn also serves as the Director of The Center for Academic Excellence at Huston-Tillotson University. Autumn was recently named a recipient of the Texas Women in Higher Education Leadership Grant; selected as Faculty Member of the Year for HT’s Adult Degree Program; and featured in The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce’s #IAMBLACKAUSTIN campaign.
Friar Class: Spring 2016
BA, UT ’17
Vero is a first-generation college student from San Benito, TX who invested her time in several avenues on campus such as the Longhorn Pep Band, Orientation, Student Government, and ΣΛΓ; however, her main involvement was in the Multicultural Engagement Center. Through this space, she was able to advocate for students of color, particularly with issues of racial harassment on campus, both at a local and national level.
Timothy J. Ginn
Friar Class: Fall 2008
BA, UT ’09; MBA, UT ’19
Tim received his BA from Texas in 2009 and is currently a student in the Texas Evening MBA Program. In undergrad, Tim was active in the Tejas Club, Student Government and Texas Cheer. Tim has worked in both municipal and state government focusing on economic and infrastructure development and is currently a Policy Advisory to the Texas Transportation Commission. Tim is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer.