Scholarship in Memory of Dr. David Wollenman

Dr. David Wollenman was an icon for obstetrics and gynecology here in Irving, TX for over 33 years and brought over 7000 babies into this world. He brought cutting edge surgical techniques to Irving that he learned through experience and at continuing education programs. It was largely due to his influence that we have many of the continuing education goals and current practices here in Irving. He passed from this world in July 2011 after battling against an aggressive form of brain cancer. Because of his love for the Irving area, the medical field, continuing education and medical advancements, and just because of the person he was, MacArthur OB/GYN is honored to sponsor a scholarship in his memory.

The scholarship is awarded to an Irving ISD graduating senior with academic achievement with an emphasis in math and science and current or previous participation in a teen pregnancy program. This year, the scholarship was awarded to Jennifer Consuelo-Martinez.

Jennifer attends Jack E. Singley Academy and will be graduating in the top ten percent of her class. She plans on attending college after graduation and wants to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Law Enforcement or Criminology.  She also hopes to work with the Irving Police Department while in college. After finishing college, she is planning on enrolling in the police academy and continuing her journey to becoming a police officer.

The road here has not been easy for Jennifer, but she has done a great job. Living in a single parent home with limited resources for most of her life, she has fought the odds and done well. Her biggest challenge, and where she has shined the most, has been in her becoming a teen mother. Her daughter is precious to her and she wants to be a role model for her. She gives much credit to the Irving TAPPS program in helping to guide her with the day to day needs for her as a mother and for her baby.  She credits TAPPS with helping her become a good mother and helping her to stay on track towards reaching her goals.

Jennifer has been involved with many school activities in addition to taking care of her daughter. She elected president of the Criminal Justice club and the captain for her police explorer post. Over the last 4 years, she’s done more than 300 hours of community service including career day with elementary schools, feeding the homeless, helping Army Veterans, Big Brothers and Sisters, police training, crime watch parties, and even dressing up as McGruff the crime stopping dog. Jennifer thinks of others first and seeing a smile on other peoples’ faces really makes her day.

Dr. Wollenman is the reason I ended up here in Irving, so he has forever impacted my life. He was a mentor to me and to many, and I can’t say enough great things about him. I am so grateful to have known him. He would have been happy to know and see Jennifer get this award and to help her get closer to her goals.  I too am proud of this wonderful young lady and am happy that MacArthur OB/GYN has been able to give her this scholarship, while honoring Dr. John David Wollenman.