Six honored as distinguished students during spring commencement
KINGSVILLE - May 08, 2006
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Six graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s spring commencement ceremonies Friday, May 5, received the Distinguished Student Award sponsored by the Student Government Association. Only one bachelor’s degree student from each college and one from the Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio 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 in extracurricular activities. The student must also have the endorsement of the dean of the college from which he/she receives a degree.
Winning students and the college they represent include Shannon Wurzbach, Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio; Jennifer Lynn Johnson, College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences; Shannon M. Rosenbaum, College of Business Administration; Andrew Herzig, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering; Maria Elvira Chavez, College of Education; and Norberto Gomez Jr., College of Arts of Sciences.
Wurzbach is from San Antonio. She earned a degree in business management from the System Center. She is a member of Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration. She has been included on the President’s List. Wurzbach completed her degree with a 3.76 grade point average.
Johnson, of Brownsville, earned her degree in animal science-pre-veterinary. She is the president of Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resource Related Sciences and a member of Alpha Chi Honor Society, Alpha Tau Alpha Agricultural Honor Society and Alpha Lambda Delta. She was selected for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She is on the National Dean’s List, President’s List and Dean’s List. Johnson was awarded the Presidential Silver Scholarship and Texas Grant. She completed her degree with a 3.93 grade point average.
Rosenbaum is from Orange Grove. She received her degree in business management. She is a member of the Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta, Psi Chi and the Psychology/Criminology Club. She volunteers as a Hoggie Aces tutor. She completed her degree with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Herzig, of Bulverde, earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tau Beta Pi-Texas Lambda Chapter and Pi Tau Sigma-Phi Upsilon Chapter. He has been included on the President’s List and the Dean’s List. Herzig received the Presidential Gold Scholarship, the AMOCO grant, the Effie and Wofford Cain Foundation Scholarship and the P.H. and E.A. Kelly Scholarship. He graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
Chavez, of Sinton, received a degree in kinesiology. She is a member of Alpha Chi and was on the National Dean’s List, President’s List, Dean’s List and Honor Roll. She was selected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Chavez is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, All Lone Star Conference All American Academic Team and the Student Athletic Academic Committee. While a Javelina, she was a member of the cross country and track and field teams. She earned a 3.81 grade point average.
Gomez is from San Diego. He earned a degree in fine arts. He is a member of the South Texas Art Students Society, French Club and president of the Philosophy and Professional Ethic Society. He was awarded the Ben and Margaret Bailey Art Scholar Best in Show, the Larry Kruse Scholarship, the International Education Exchange Fund Study Abroad Scholarship and is a South Texas Rising Scholar. Gomez earned a 3.96 grade point average.
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