Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Four Honored As Distinguished Students During Summer Commencement

KINGSVILLE - August 27, 2007

Contact: Julie Navejar
kajam03@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

Four graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s summer 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 summer’s recipients are Juliane Marie Perez, Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio; O’Ryan Paige White, College of Arts and Sciences; Felicitas Rodriguez Castaneda, College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences; and Amit Misra, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering.

Perez, of San Antonio, received a degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is secretary of Phi Delta Kappa and was on the honor roll. She completed her coursework with a 3.68 grade point average.

White, of Kingsville, earned a degree in mathematics and theatre arts. He is a member of Theta Chi Alpha and the Footlights Theatre Club. He received the Olga R. Paul Scholarship, the Teacher Quality Enhancement Scholarship, the Wildhorse Desert Scholarship for Theatre, the Hugh Porter Scholarship in Mathematics and the John Talmer Peacock Scholarship. He graduated with a 3.89 grade point average.

Castaneda, of Lyford, received a degree in animal science. She is secretary for Alpha Tau Alpha, Mu Chapter. She has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll, was the recipient of the SMART Grant and assisted with Collegiate FFA functions. She graduated with a 3.70 grade point average.

Misra, of India, earned a degree in electrical engineering. He has been on the President’s List and the Honor Roll. He was a student worker in the office of recruitment and retention. He graduated with a 3.58 grade point average.


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