Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Five honored as Distinguished Students during spring commencement

KINGSVILLE - May 20, 2014

Contact: Julie Navejar
jule.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:

  • Coree Lyn Lykins-Perez, Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences
  • Quinten Womack, College of Business Administration
  • Jesus Mario Salas, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Joel H. Obregon, College of Education and Human Performance
  • Diane Kay Flores, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering

Coree Lyn Lykins-Perez earned a degree in family and consumer sciences education. She is president of Family Consumer Science Teachers Association of Texas and she received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award in 2013 and 2014. She was a student ambassador for her college. Lykins-Perez is a member of the Golden Key Honour Society, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll. She graduated with a 3.90 grade point average.

Quinten Womack received a degree in accounting. He was appointed as Student Regent to the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System. He was nominated to Who‘s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the President’s List and Dean’s List. He was Student Government Senator of the Semester and chair of the Student Government Committee of the Year. Womack is president and co-founder of the Honors College Student Council.  He received the Presidential Series Gold Scholarship, McCormick Leadership Scholarship, Bill and Judy Colston Honors Scholarship, Javelina Alumni Association Scholarship, John H. Shary Scholarship and International Education Exchange Fund Scholarship. Womack is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and Delta Mu Delta International Honors Society. He graduated with a 3.95 grade point average.

Jesus Mario Salas received a degree in physics. He is in Honors College and president of the Society of Physics Students, as well as a member of the Ambassadors of Leadership League. He was nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and he has been on the President’s List and Dean’s List. He is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society and was awarded support through the Health Physics/Nuclear Engineering Scholarship, STARS Scholarship and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Salas is a student member of Student Support Services, TRIO Program and Honors College Student Council. He graduated with a 3.92 grade point average.

Joel H. Obregon received a degree in kinesiology. He is a member of American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Texas Chapter, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and American College of Sports Medicine. He is president of Pre-Physical Therapy Association and is Exercise Science Major of the Year, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Major of the Year, Texas ACSM Major of the Year and American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Scholar. Obregon was nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll. He is a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Fraternity, National Honor Society and Golden Key International Honour Society. He is recipient of Key Club International Scholarship, Rotary Youth Leadership Scholarship, Presidential Rotary Youth Leadership Scholarship, Chemcel Federal Credit Union Scholarship and College of Education and Human Performance Scholarship. He graduated with a 3.76 grade point average.

Diane Kay Flores received a degree in computer science and mathematics. She is president of the Society of Women Engineers and past president and historian of the American Chemistry Society. She is a member and past secretary of the Computer Science Association and the Engineering Student Council. Flores served on the Student Organization Forum Committee and is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society. She was nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll. She graduated with a 3.55 grade point average.

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