Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Graduating students receive ring as symbol of university years

KINGSVILLE - December 18, 2012

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during a special ceremony held recently.

Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual tradition of the university. A committee of students, staff, alumni and faculty selected a company to design the ring. Its symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions.

The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite and cactus, because they personify the students’ ability to survive and prosper; palm trees, because they are found all over campus; the Lone Star, because it symbolizes the state of Texas; and the College Hall clock tower, because it is the most recognized landmark on campus.

Students receiving their official school ring are listed, along with their hometown and major. All are from Texas except where otherwise noted. All are receiving bachelor’s degrees except where otherwise noted.

Adkins: Ashley Treat, agribusiness 

Agua Dulce: Elishia Renee Taub, accounting 

Alice: Pamela Iris Contreras-Olivarez, master’s degree in counseling and guidance; Celina M. Garcia, biology; Amanda Delia Juarez, psychology; Linda Ann Lopez, art; Patricia O. Munoz, human development and family studies; Trent Perkins, general business 

Armstrong: Severo Medellin, finance 

Austin: Victoria Elise Morin, criminology 

Ben Bolt: Kimberly R. Alaniz, communication sciences and disorders 

Benavides: Laura Ana Villegas, accounting 

Bloomington: Allison Logan, plant and soil science 

Brownsville: Karla Salinas DePena, animal science 

China Grove: Genevieve Andrea Ramirez, biology 

Corpus Christi: Matthew T. DeShields, pre-engineering; Abraham Figueroa, civil engineering; Rudy Garcia, kinesiology; Joshua Gaytan, electrical engineering; Roberto L. Gonzalez, criminology; Porfirio Lopez, community health; Michelle M. Medina, computer science; Edwardo Moncevais, computer science; Justine Nielsen, communication sciences and disorders; Ryan Pena, mechanical engineering; Sabrina Reyna, communications; Adrienne Rodriguez, civil engineering; Gregory Roussel, kinesiology; Juan Sanchez, kinesiology; Christopher Srubar, mechanical engineering; Manuel E. Torres, electrical engineering; Ryan Adam Vela, psychology; Kelsey Villarreal, civil engineering; Helen Wheeler, psychology 

Cotulla: Elena Isabel Martinez, psychology 

Dallas:  Zachry Butler, industrial management and technology; Mary R. Stubbs, kinesiology 

Del Rio: Jesse E. Diaz, mechanical engineering 

Driscoll: Jenna Lamb, chemical engineering 

Eagle Pass: Sarah Marie Blanco, interdisciplinary studies; Reymundo Martinez Jr., industrial management and technology; Bianca M. Nieves, marketing; Jose Luis Perez criminology; Luis Armando Villarreal, criminology 

Edcouch: Nora M. Garcia, applied arts and sciences 

Edinburg: Ivry Jean Bailey, music; Alma I. Martinez, interdisciplinary studies; Paulina Elizabeth Rodriguez, communications 

El Campo: Vassel White Tompkins, range and wildlife management 

Falfurrias: Amanda M. Garcia, communication sciences and disorders; Jennifer L. Jasso, accounting; Myra Martinez, social work 

Harlingen: Vanessa Aguilar, human nutrition; Katherine V. Alaniz, communication sciences and disorders; Sixto Almazan, electrical engineering; Adrian Arellano, animal science; John Budd, physics; Yvonne Cerda, communication sciences and disorders; Alyssa Rae Flores, kinesiology; Melissa Zamora, interdisciplinary studies 

Hidalgo: Arlene R. Lara, communication sciences and disorders 

Houston: Christian Taylor, marketing

Inez: Trevor Pesek, kinesiology 

Junction: Daniel Sanchez, criminology 

Katy: Denise Arnold, kinesiology 

Kingsville: Calan Ahrens, agriculture science; Elizabeth Barrientes, master’s degree in counseling and guidance; Amanda Broughten, social work; Wilmer H. Burkett, criminology; Augustine Erebia, communications; Cassandra A. Flores, animal science; Amanda Jean Garcia, management; Jessica Rachelle Garcia, interdisciplinary studies; Anna Marie Macareno, art; Guillermo Mascorro, information systems; Jessica M. Reyes, interdisciplinary studies; JoAnn M. Reyes, interdisciplinary studies; Tadya Reyna, criminology; Kimberly L. Soliz, criminology; Christopher J. Trevino, management; Marshall B. Wilson, architectural engineering 

La Feria: Tiffany Nicole Belk, master’s degree in counseling and guidance; Ethan Rodriguez, biomedical science 

La Pryor: Andrew Keith Najera, criminology 

La Vernia: Blake L. Young, plant and soil science 

Laredo: Angelo Ballesteros, mechanical engineering 

Luling: Crystal Avalos, criminology; Thomas Caffall, chemical engineering 

McAllen: Sandra Alvarado, interdisciplinary studies; Bertha Hinojosa Delgado, interdisciplinary studies; Beatriz G. Garcia, criminology; Maritza N. Garcia, psychology; Christopher Garza, kinesiology; Angelica Marlen Rodriguez, communication sciences and disorders; Sanjuanita Ruiz-Flores, master’s degree in adult education 

Mercedes: Matthew Garcia, communication sciences and disorders 

Mission: Daniel Cavazos, electrical engineering; Diana Gomez, master’s degree in counseling and guidance 

Moore: Victoria Elis Martinez, architectural engineering 

Orange Grove: Joshua Prado, kinesiology 

Palmview: Melanie Garza, communication sciences and disorders 

Pasadena: Erika Villarreal-Mendez, psychology 

Pharr: Erica Lorena Alvarez, biomedical science 

Port Isabel: Suzanne H. Villarreal, criminology 

Port Lavaca: Charles R. Crow III, biology

Premont: JoAnna Chapa, social work 

Progreso: Clarissa E. Lopez, communication sciences and disorders; Leonardo A. Morales, applied arts and sciences 

Raymondville: Yvonne Saldivar, accounting 

Ricardo: Jerrica Holloway, communications 

Richmond: Katelynn Curry, agriculture science 

Rio Grande City: Brittany DePau, communication sciences and disorders; Isabel C. Flores, communications; Jose Luis Garcia Jr., biomedical sciences; Brittany R. Gonzalez, communication sciences and disorders; Stephanie G. Sandoval, second bachelor’s degree, communication sciences and disorders 

Riviera: Andrea Garza, kinesiology; Conner Reynolds, industrial management and technology 

Robstown: Hannah Beth Briones, interdisciplinary studies; Korine Garcia, interdisciplinary studies; Thomas Haynes, agribusiness; John Juarez, accounting; Jessica Navejar, biomedical sciences; Amy Marie Serrata, animal science; Marissa Marie Villarreal, human development and family studies 

Rockport: Savanna Paige Sanchez, pre-social work; Gregorio Singleterry, mathematics 

Rocksprings: Ricardo Benavidez Jr., criminology 

Roma: Roberto Diaz, music 

Sabinal: Michael Hill, geology 

Saint Hedwig: Welden B. Rappmund, criminology 

San Antonio: Erica C. Arreola, biology; Matthew Burke, electrical engineering; Ashley Cervantes, interdisciplinary studies; Estevan Contreras, architectural engineering; Brianna Gonzales, management; Sara Hering, agriculture science; Christopher K. Mittal, chemical engineering; Justine Antoinette Ozuna, masters counseling and guidance; Pamela J. Ramon, civil engineering; Monique Reyes, interdisciplinary studies; Jeremy C. Rodriguez, English; Jeremy C. Rodriguez, English; Catherine Vidales, communications 

San Benito: Veronica M. Munoz, communication sciences and disorders; Ray Quintanilla, kinesiology; Sandra J. Robles, history; Klaryssa Suarez, agribusiness 

San Diego: Kathryn J. Upchurch, interdisciplinary studies 

San Saba: Shelby C. Ledbetter, information systems 

Schertz: Emma K. Biediger, animal science 

Sealy: Dustin Konesheck, plant and soil science 

Sweeny: Dennis T. Mays, plant and soil science 

Van Vleck: Danica Emery Huerta, kinesiology 

Victoria: Samantha J. Alvarez, kinesiology 

Weslaco: Jesma Bautista, interdisciplinary studies; Brittney Fonseca, interdisciplinary studies 

California: Norman E. Gutierrez, civil engineering; Sarah Theresa Sharpe, psychology 

New Mexico: Jessica N. Gates, range and wildlife management 

Kuwait: Ana Alkhlifi, mechanical engineering 

Mexico: Alan Ortega, agriculture science 

Venezuela: Carolina Rondon, art


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