Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Five honored as Distinguished Students during spring commencement

KINGSVILLE - May 16, 2013

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

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Five graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s spring commencement ceremony received the Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award, sponsored by the Student Government Association. Only one bachelor’s degree student from each college receives the award.

To be nominated, a student must be a graduating senior with no less than 60 credit hours earned at Texas A&M-Kingsville. The student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and must be involved in extracurricular activities. The student also must have the endorsement of the dean of the college from which he/she receives a degree.

This spring’s recipients are Nicholas Kolbe, Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences; Sulayman Jack, College of Business Administration; Brittany K. Barrera, College of Arts and Sciences; Dollie Ann Molina, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering; and Sarah Emily Schwandt, College of Education and Human Performance.

Kolbe, from McQueeney, received a degree in range and wildlife management. He is a member of the Houston Safari Club, Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society, the Texas A&M-Kingsville student chapter of the Wildlife Society and the Coastal Conservation Association. He received the Colin Caruthers Memorial Scholarship, Palmer Wildlife Research Undergraduate Scholarship, Nick Harrel Jr. Wildlife Scholarship, Wildlife Conservation Scholarship, Lyssy Scholarship and the Honors College Scholarship. Kolbe was nominated to the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Jack is from Tunisia. He earned a degree in information systems. He has served as president and vice president of Information Technology Professionals and is a member and past secretary of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business. He was nominated to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll. He also was a participant in the Adelante Conference. He graduated with a 3.62 grade point average.

Kingsville resident Barrera received degrees in political science and history. She has served as both president and vice president of the Pre-Law Society, vice president and secretary of Phi Theta Alpha, was nominated for and earned Organization of the Year for the Pre-Law Society in 2009 and helped organize and promote the annual Cesar Chavez March. Barrera received the Harriet Owned Memorial Scholarship and the Political Science Scholarship and has been on the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll. She completed her degrees with a 3.69 grade point average.

Molina is from Taft and she received a degree in electrical engineering. She is president of the Robotics Club, secretary of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society, a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She was nominated to Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the Dean’s List. She graduated with a 3.88 grade point average.

Schwandt, of Kingsville, received a degree in education. She is past president of the Student Government Association and was secretary of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, Senator Pro-Tempore of the Student Government Association and a member of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society. She was nominated to Who‘s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the President’s List. Schwandt was Senator of the Year in 2012. She graduated with a 3.98 grade point average.

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