Dr. Kelly Wilson, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Undergraduate and Graduate Health Education programs at Texas State University, has signed a letter of appointment to become a tenure-track Associate Professor of Health Education effective August 1, 2012 pending approval of university administration. Dr. Wilson was a graduate of our Health Education PhD program in 2004 and has been a professor at Texas State University since then. She is a Fellow of the American School Health Association and former recipient of the American Association for Health Education Horizon Award. Dr. Wilson’s research interests include child and adolescent health status and behaviors; minority health issues and health disparities; teen pregnancy prevention; and, pregnant and parenting adolescents. She is currently a Co-PI of the “Risk-reduction Education for Adolescent Life Talk (REAL Talk): Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program” funded by the Office of Adolescent Health and the US Department of Health & Human Services. Dr. Wilson has published 11 papers in peer-reviewed journals (with 9 others in review), 2 books, and 3 book chapters; has been a PI, Co-PI, or Co-I on projects totaling more than $1.2 million in funding; and, has made over 70 presentations at professional conferences. Dr. Wilson has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate health education courses, mentored a number of graduate students, and has held committee and/or leadership positions in the American School Health Association, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Eta Sigma Gamma, the American Association, Texas Health Association, and TAHPERD. Next fall, Dr. Wilson will be honored with the Distinguished Service Award by Eta Sigma Gamma. We are excited that Dr. Wilson will be coming home to Aggieland.