Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville holds summer commencement Aug. 8

KINGSVILLE - August 08, 2014

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

More than 300 graduates crossed the stage to receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Students receiving their master’s and doctoral degrees were recognized within their academic colleges.

During the commencement ceremony, Chelsea Nkrumah, Student Government Association president, presented the Distinguished Student Awards. Rene Aguilar, president of the Javelina Alumni Association, brought greetings.

Major Thomas J. Troyn, director of ROTC and professor of military science at A&M-Kingsville, commissioned Michael Daniel Geary as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

Dr. Manuel L. Ibáñez, the 14th president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony. 

About Dr. Manuel Ibáñez

Dr. Manuel L. Ibáñez became the 14th president of the university in 1989 and served until 1998. When he started it was Texas A&I University. When the name changed in 1993, he guided the transition as the institution became Texas A&M University-Kingsville. 

Ibáñez remained on campus and served as Distinguished Professor of Biology until his retirement in January 2000. He continues to teach as an adjunct professor of biology at Del Mar College. 

Ibáñez served 12 years as a Regent of the Smithsonian Institution under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He also was a member of the Governor’s Committee on Research, Texas-Israel Exchange Board, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Joint Council on Food and Agricultural Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Board of Directors of Entex Corporation and the International Institute for Applied System Analysis Advisory Group. In 1996-97, he was selected chair of the Lone Star Conference. He currently still sits on the Governor’s Water Advisory Committee. 

Ibáñez earned his bachelor’s degree from Wilmington College, Ohio and his master’s and doctoral degrees in bacteriology and biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University. He and his wife, Jane, have four children and 11 grandchildren.

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TEXAS GRADUATES

SUMMER 2014 

ALAMO

Bachelor of Arts

Maria Isabel Hernandez

Bachelor of Science

Karina Elizabeth Espinoza 

ALICE

Bachelor of Arts

Marta Lisa Sandoval

Bachelor of Science

Sara N. Elizondo

Valerie Ann Garcia

Rodolfo Gonzalez II

James Douglas Hall

Melanie Menchaca

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Amy Nichole Cantu

Raquel C. Vasquez

Master of Business Administration

Stephanie Beltran

James Michael Shipp

Master of Education

Debra Ann Garza Gomez

Master of Science

Amanda Renee Valerio 

ALTON

Bachelor of Science

Elda Flores

AMARILLO

Master of Science

Maryam Daneshparvar

ARANSAS PASS

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

James Frank Mikolajczyk 

ARMSTRONG

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Hilario Medellin 

ASHERTON

Master of Business Administration

Pablo G. Martinez 

AUSTIN

Master of Science in Human Sciences

Liwen Qin

BANQUETE

Bachelor of Science

Ashley Hernandez Garcia 

BEEVILLE

Master of Education

Heather Shelyn Smith 

BENAVIDES

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Maria Elsa Hernandez

Master of Science

Jonathan Bernard Leal 

BISHOP

Bachelor of Business Administration

Leslie Anne Quellhorst Frakes

Bachelor of Science in Natural Gas Engineering

Stephen Eric Ray

Doctor of Philosophy

Katherine Susan Miller 

BLESSING

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Juan Antonio Sandoval 

BROWNSBORO

Master of Business Administration

Ashley M. Holt 

BROWNSVILLE

Bachelor of Arts

Michael Jason Carranza

Bachelor of Business Administration

Sergio Rios

Bachelor of Science

Jesus Ivan Quintero

Darcy Paola Valadez

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Adrian Cisneros

Master of Science

Sarai Salinas

CARRIZO SPRINGS

Bachelor of Science

Julio Betancourt 

CORPUS CHRISTI

Bachelor of Science

Emma E. Alfaro

Alisha Rochelle Davis

Niaz Deyhim

Vanessa Vasquez Hernandez

Casey Lynn Harbaugh Mibb

Natalie Cara Perez

Presley Raychel Smith

James Kent Wallace

Audriana Elsa Ysassi

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Nathaniel John Barts

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Andrew Viet Nguyen

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Jonathon Gregory Poor

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Derek Edward Warner Eisenberg

Master of Arts

Rafael F. Coutin

Master of Business Administration

Jason Brian Chapa

Melissa Nicole King

Master of Education

Teresa Reta Alaniz

Master of Science

John Anthony Harris

Lane Elizabeth Hughes

Lindsey Kathlene Johnson

Stephanie Michelle Lucas

Michael Oscar Orona

Michael Ross Pettijohn

Amanda Lucia Rodriguez

Yan Xu

Doctor of Philosophy

Yaneth Parra Gamboa 

DALLAS

Bachelor of Arts

Robert Lynn Williams

Bachelor of Science

Leslie Villeda

Master of Science

Brent Clayton Newman 

DONNA

Bachelor of Arts

Mindy Ann Contreras

Bachelor of Science

Mindy Ann Contreras 

EAGLE PASS

Bachelor of Arts

Siria Mariah Rodriguez

Bachelor of Business Administration

Juan Miguel Alvarado

Bachelor of Science

Laryssa Herrera

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Carlos Gerardo Pecina

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Jessica Lizzete Zapata 

EDINBURG

Bachelor of Arts

Samantha N. Garcia

Policarpio Reyna

Bachelor of Science

Holly Jeanne Escovedo

Areli Flores

Cristela Lynette Govea

Maria Magdalena Guerrero

Cynthia Ann Martinez

Mirna Esther Rios

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Ramiro I. Mendez Jr. 

ELSA

Bachelor of Science

Jorge Luis Franco 

FALFURRIAS

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Celina Y. Benavides 

FALLS CITY

Master of Science

Victoria Rose Wiatrek 

FRESNO

Bachelor of Science

Milton John Vital III 

FULSHEAR

Master of Business Administration

Diego Jesus Nucete 

HARLINGEN

Bachelor of Business Administration

Jeremy Rey Villarreal

Bachelor of Science

Ginamar Galvan

Tiffany Rachelle Huerta

Tomas D. Ponce

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Gloria Esthela Cortez 

HEBBRONVILLE

Bachelor of Science

Joanna Marie Cantu

Gloria Jean Salinas

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Loriana Perez 

HIDALGO

Bachelor of Science

Brenda Yared Hernandez 

HOUSTON

Bachelor of Arts

Teona Tadarea Tonique Hughes

Bachelor of Business Administration

Lizbeth Esteban

Bachelor of Science

Jonathan Jacob Gonzales

Alexander Maldonado

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Anas Nabil Safwat

Master of Business Administration

Andres Gonzalez 

HUMBLE

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Thomas Raymond Licona 

INGLESIDE

Bachelor of Science

Michael Patrick Mosmeyer 

KATY

Bachelor of Science

Denise Kathryn Arnold

Master of Business Administration

Gilberto Rene Cano 

KEMAH

Bachelor of Science

Britan Lynette Schons 

KINGSVILLE

Bachelor of Arts

Vonique Rigel Rodriguez

Niki Tijerina

Bachelor of Business Administration

Analisa Saenz

Favian Anthony Vega

Bachelor of Science

Steven Andalon

Ashley Nicole Bauer

Monica Becerra

Rhonda Lee Pena Campos

Robert Fernandez Jr.

Angela Garcia

Casey Jo Johnson

Ashley Ann Martinez

Leonor Ochoa

Erika Michele Olivarez

Jacqueline R. Rivas

Joann Marie Rodriguez

Tiffany Nichole Russell

Joseph W. Vela

Crystal Diane Venegas

Vanessa Lyn Zapata

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Christina Raquel Escobedo

Bradley Morgan Jameson

Chad Mitchel Ussery

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Carl Fredrick Lovaas III

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Jessica Diane Miller

Carmen Tankersley

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Dinorah Delissa Alaniz

Master of Arts

Roxanne Martinique Bruce-Beltran

Margarita M. Galvan

Adriana Leticia Garza

Chandler Joseph Hill

Master of Business Administration

Jennifer Ann Alexander

Cecelia Ann Gonzales

Karen Ramsey Griffith

Ciara Dawn Hardin

Laura Maria Salinas

Rebecca Lynn Peterson West

Master of Education

Donovan Lopez

Master of Science

Shideh Shams Amiri

Dheeraj Kumar Avadootha

Mounica Reddy Baddam

Armando Luis Barrera

Mohammad Saeed Bastani

Alyssa Ysela Benavides

Hank Carino Birdsall

Miriam Alejandra Covarrubias

Oscar Omar Galindo

Matthew Thomas Garza

Snehashis Ghosh

Michael Isaak Graves

Tyson Jeffrey Johnson

Nereo Lopez Jr.

Ahmed Refaat Saad Mahmoud

Anna Irene Martinez-Toscano

Samir Mehta

Arvind Nanduri

Gerald Somkelechukwu Ogumerem

Juan Antonio Ramirez

Adedeji Anthony Taiwo

Stacy Vasquez

Ann Louise Vogt

Anthony Jerome Washington Jr 

LA FERIA

Bachelor of Science

Briana Marie Villarreal

LAREDO

Bachelor of Arts

Cesar Garcia

Bachelor of Science

Tyler Christopher Garibay

Jessica Quintana

Cesar Orlando Serna

Alberto M. Zapata

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Jesus Alejandro Fresnillo

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Clarice Andrea Amador

Master of Education

Crisanta Mussett 

LINDALE

Master of Arts

Elisabeth Jean Crawford

Master of Science

Joseph Nwabuike Obuseri 

LOS FRESNOS

Bachelor of Science

Angelica Poullette Perales 

MAGNOLIA

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Kayla Lynn Carroll 

MANCHACA

Bachelor of Science

Darrick Brewster Siagan

MANVEL

Bachelor of Science

Ashton Lee Jefferson 

McALLEN

Bachelor of Science

Christina Guerrero

Lizeth Guevara

Brandy Nicole Trevino

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Mario Alberto Troncoso II

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Jessica Saavedra

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Andrea I. Gavidia

Doctor of Education

Omar Chavez 

MERCEDES

Bachelor of Science

Efren Trevino

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Emma Edith Adame

MISSION

Bachelor of Business Administration

Saul Garza

Bachelor of Science

Mariella Becerra

Nayelli Chavero

Jeffrey Alan Elsworth

Stephanie Garcia

Dariela Garza

Jessica Garza

Stacie Elaine Longoria

Nancy I. Ramirez

Krystle Danielle Saenz

Brenda Alicia Zamora

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Antonio Cantu

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Bianca Marie Gonzalez

Master of Science

Javier Castello

Benito Garza

Jacob Jerome Pekar

Carla Michelle Rios 

MISSOURI CITY

Doctor of Philosophy

Shaun Thomas Kusek 

NEEDVILLE

Master of Science

Brandon Michael Rodriguez 

ODESSA

Master of Science

Jacob R. Schmitz

PALACIOS

Bachelor of Arts

Tezna La'Sha Roy 

PENITAS

Bachelor of Science

Yeraldy Alanis 

PFLUGERVILLE

Bachelor of Science

Moises Ariel Hernandez 

PHARR

Bachelor of Science

Crystal Jesus Muniz

Samuel Ramos

Marilu Rios

Master of Education

Amanda Pecina

Master of Science

Deborah Shaaraim Ruiz 

PORT ISABEL

Bachelor of Science

Betina Rachelle Zamora

PORT LAVACA

Master of Business Administration

Daisy Nataly Cantu 

PORTLAND

Bachelor of Science

Britny Michele Biles

Master of Business Administration

Leann Dinsdale 

PREMONT

Bachelor of Science

Ashley Nicole Maupin 

RAYMONDVILLE

Bachelor of Science

Lorena Lamar Hernandez

Miranda Perez

Lisa Ann Rodriguez

Clarissa Marie Suarez

Master of Science

Angelica Hernandez Galvan 

RIO GRANDE CITY

Bachelor of Business Administration

Jesus Maria Alvarez

Bachelor of Science

Brenda Lee Saenz

Master of Arts

Anna Kristine Trevino

Master of Science

Stephanie Giovany Sandoval 

RIVIERA

Bachelor of Science

Selina Michelle Ramirez 

ROBSTOWN

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

Eloy Gamez

Bachelor of Science

Richard Gutierrez

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Michael Chavez

ROCKPORT

Bachelor of Science

Britni Lynne Gordon

Master of Science in Human Sciences

Allison Cae Healey 

ROMA

Bachelor of Science

Celina Yvette Gonzalez

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Edgar Alejandro Aguilar Pena 

ROUND ROCK

Bachelor of Arts

Jesus A. Garza

Michael Daniel Geary 

SAN ANTONIO

Bachelor of Arts

Ana Guzman

Bachelor of Science

Jacqueline Garcia

James Wesley Mulkey

Gene Paez Jr.

Master of Science

April Kristne Hernandez

SAN BENITO

Master of Science

Jennifer Marie Herrera

SAN DIEGO

Bachelor of Science

Reynaldo Roberto Trevino

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

Alyssa Lee Longoria 

SAN JUAN

Master of Arts

Alyssa Yvette Sarinana 

SAN SABA

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Travis Wesley Hawkins

SANTA ROSA

Master of Science

Krystal Lynne Montemayor 

SINTON

Master of Science

Trenton Dean Hesseltine 

SPRING

Bachelor of Science

Reid Charles Wallace 

SWEENY

Master of Science

Kirk David Notarianni

TAFT

Bachelor of Business Administration

Michelle Olivarez

Bachelor of Science

Tanya Marie Box 

VAN VLECK

Master of Science

Valerie Rene Tijerina 

WEIMAR

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture

Haiden James Mensik 

WESLACO

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

Veronica Torrez

Bachelor of Science

Ashley Nicole Alvarado

Ruth Alvarado

Imelda Angeles

Jennifer Lee Calvo

Maria Isabel Garza

Samantha Renee Holley

Alyssa O. Oliveira

Maritza Lizette Torres

Corinne R. Tovias

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences

Cecilia Aguirre

Master of Science

Kendra Renee Gonzalez

Taurino Trujillo

WHITESBORO

Master of Science

Cassandra Michelle Albert

OUT OF STATE GRADUATES

SUMMER 2014 

BANGLADESH

Master of Science

Rashida Nasrin Sucky 

CALIFORNIA

Master of Science in Human Sciences

Danielle Leah Goldblatt 

CHINA

Master of Science

Tingting Wang

Jiru Yang 

COLORADO

Master of Science

Brianna Dyami Bates 

HONDURAS

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Ary Enrique Avila 

INDIA

Master of Science

Vamshi Reddy Aekkati

Shubham Aggarwal

Ashwaq Ali

Dileep Reddy Banda

Satyanvesh Reddy Bathi

Venkata Subramanya Nrupendra Sai Burra

Venugopal Ritesh Chakkala

Sravan Kumar Gadde

Kishore Reddy Jakkidi

Dilip Jidigam

Sai Deep Kavadapu

Ravitej Kondepudy

Sandhya Vasavi Koppaka

Sathish kumar Mandala

Pranay Kumar Reddy Merugu

Wahid Hussain Mohammed

Sravan Kumar Pala

Nilay Jagdishkumar Prajapati

Armaan Syed Shaheryar

Feroz Ali Shaik

Sindhuja Thummala

Doctor of Philosophy

Prajay Anil Gor

INDIANA

Master of Science in Human Sciences

Lauren Christine Metzger 

MASSACHUSETTS

Master of Science

Andrea Bruno 

MEXICO

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management & Technology

Carlos Ivan Aguilar

Master of Science

Jorge Luis Sanchez Ramos

MICHIGAN

Master of Science

Dominic Joseph Cwiklinski 

OHIO

Master of Science

Kara Brooke Campbell 

POLAND

Bachelor of Science

Rita Adrianna Banaszczak 

RUSSIA

Master of Science

Eduard Ramzilovich Zakirov 

SAUDI ARABIA

Master of Science

Halah A. Alateeq 

TENNESSEE

Master of Science in Human Sciences

Courtney Leah Willis

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