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awards and recognition

Outstanding Young Texas Exes

2015 Recipients

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain 
MS ’04, PhD ’05

Hussain is an associate professor of electrical engineering at King Abdulla University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. A pioneer in the field of integrated nanotechnology for a sustainable future, he was program manager of the emerging technology program in the world’s largest semiconductor research consortium, SEMATECH in Austin, where he led three successful nanotechnology programs. His work on CMOS technology has been adapted by Intel and Samsung, and Hussain has 15 issued or pending patents and won 13 research awards. His research on health care technology and microbial fuel was included in the Top 10 World Changing Ideas of 2014 by Scientific American. Hussain is a fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology in England, a regular panelist of the National Science Foundation research grant review committee, and editor-in-chief of Applied Nanoscience.

Kedra Ishop
BA ’97, ME ’00, PhD ’08, Life Member

Ishop is an associate vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Michigan. Her responsibilities include oversight of offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, New Student Programs, and the Registrar. Prior to her current position, Ishop served as vice provost and director of admissions at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. As an undergrad, Ishop worked in the Office of Admissions, RecSports, and Housing, and was a member of the varsity softball team. Upon completing her undergraduate degree at UT, Ishop immediately began her professional career at the university, and spent over 20 years as a student, an employee, and sometimes both.

Jake Silverstein
MFA '06

Silverstein is the editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine. Silverstein graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1999 before moving to Marfa and working as a reporter at the The Big Bend Sentinel. Before coming to UT, he received an MA in English from Hollins University and was a Fulbright Scholar in Zacatecas, Mexico. A former contributing editor to Harper's Magazine, he is the author of Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle in Fact and Fiction, which was published in 2010 by W.W. Norton and was partially written during his three years as a Michener Center fellow. He was a senior editor of Texas Monthly from 2006-08 and editor-in-chief from 2008-14, during which time the magazine was nominated for 12 National Magazine Awards and won four.

Jamie V. Stockwell
BJ ’99, Life Member

Stockwell is managing editor of the San Antonio Express-News. Her career began at the Daily Texan, and upon graduation from the School of Journalism in 1999, Stockwell joined the staff of The Washington Post, where for eight years she wrote mostly about criminal justice. She was among the team that chronicled the 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon and was a lead reporter for the 2002 Beltway Sniper case that captivated the nation. She regularly appeared on cable shows and radio programs to discuss her stories. Stockwell returned to Texas in 2007 to become one of two editors in charge of the crime team at the San Antonio Express-News. She was promoted to deputy metro editor a year later, and in 2009, she was named metro editor, a role that allowed her to shape the direction of local news coverage. Today, as managing editor, Stockwell oversees the daily operations of the newspaper, from story conception to execution across platforms, as well as the newsroom budget, hiring, and personnel. She is also a graduate of the Media Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University and the Hearst Corporation’s Hearst Management Institute.




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