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The Texas Fellows program acknowledges the individual recruiters (Texas Fellow) and welcomes the new VI professional (Candidate) to the field.  You are eligible to be a Texas Fellow if you were a significant person in the candidate’s recruitment. Candidates must have started their training program, seeking their first certificate (TVI or O&M), after May 15, 2014. 

Texas Fellows and Candidates receive additional recognition and incentives. For more information, and an application go to

For more information about becoming a Texas Fellow or working as a VI professional contact Mary Shore.

Texas FellowCandidate
Kandice Burke Jennifer Gillispie
Shelly Gonzales Katie Nash
Lonnie Fortner Judy Martinez
Tashia Ellington Heather Gill
Deborah Thompson Kelly Bevis Woodiel
Janiel Hayes Irma Garza
Charlotte Simpson Cindy Holifield
Marcia Hopkins Jennifer Brown
Cindy Warnick Cassidy Sherwood