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Fall 2018 Graduating students receive ring as symbol of university years

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             KINGSVILLE (December 6, 2018) — Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during one of two special ceremonies held Saturday, Dec. 1.


            Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. Students have made the ring purchase and ceremony an annual university tradition. The rings symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions.


            The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite and cactus, because they personify the students’ ability to survive and prosper; palm trees, because they are found all over campus; the Lone Star, because it symbolizes the state of Texas; and the College Hall clock tower, because it is the most recognized landmark on campus.


            Students receiving their official school ring are listed, along with their hometown and major. All are from Texas except where otherwise noted.


Adkins: Mark Belew, biology


Alamo: Naedine L. Cuevas, history


Alice: Sarah Anel Benevides, biomedical science; Roxanne Fuentes-Salinas, master’s in psychology; Mark Daniel Galvan, biomedical science; Avana Gamez, interdisciplinary studies; Noe Gamez Jr., chemical engineering; Christopher Gonzales, kinesiology; Alicia Hernandez, animal science; Tyler Martinez, industrial management and technology; Juan Carlo Montemayor, industrial management and technology; Alexandria Danielle Moreno, criminal justice


Angleton: Jasen Erek Cruz, kinesiology


Aransas Pass: Natasha Elena Lara, Spanish


Banquete: Adrianna Herrera, biomedical science; Celeste Thomas, human sciences


Beeville: Joe A. Morales-Trevino, sociology


Ben Bolt: Rose Ann Gomez, psychology; Celeste Yvette Lopez, communication sciences and disorders


Benavides: Kassandra Escontrias, history


Bishop: Carla Cabrera-Gonzalez, animal science; Crystalyne A. Nelson, range and wildlife management; Landon Whitenton, mechanical engineering


Brazoria: Lane Vogt, mechanical engineering


Brownsville: Cassandra Guadalupe Alvarez, biomedical science; Juan G. Duran, master’s in civil engineering; Icia Garza, biomedical science; Isaac Lopez, criminology; Oscar Macias, agriculture science; Gabriella San Miguel, kinesiology; Valeria Varela, kinesiology


Carrizo Springs: Clarisa Chapa, biomedical science; Yliana Gonzalez, computer science; Victoria Jaime, industrial management and technology


Cedar Lane: Stephen Ross, electrical engineering


Charlotte: Samantha Rodriguez, biomedical science


Conroe: Lillie Sander, kinesiology


Converse: Leon Camarillo III, biomedical science


Corpus Christi: Trevor Allen, chemical engineering; Alejandro Barrera, mechanical engineering; Cristina Basaldu, kinesiology; Rolando Castillo, communications; Lesley Cluiss, chemical engineering; Joseph De La Rosa, biomedical science; Ramon De La Rosa, kinesiology; Belize Escobar-Ellison, chemical engineering; Ryan Fleming, sociology; Alexei Gonzalez, civil engineering; Brittany Nicole Gonzalez, Spanish; John Michael Gonzalez, mechanical engineering; Christopher Hasson, accounting; Ryan Hinojosa, electrical engineering; Hector Andres Landin Jr., communications; Fatima V. Martinez, communication science and disorders; Joseph Martinez, chemical engineering; Dohnovan Montalvo, accounting; Ariel J. Morado, counseling and guidance; Jason Phillips, electrical engineering; Lori Ramos, biomedical science; Jonathan Silva, computer science; Spencer Smith, agribusiness; Christopher Tapia, range and wildlife management; Tatum M. Trevino, geology


Cotulla: Adilem Alexa Perez, kinesiology; Trenton Ruhmann, agriculture science


Crystal City: Kassandra J. Lopez, animal wildlife vet technology; Katrina Isabella Sanchez, mechanical engineering


Dallas: Anthony Mota, alternate pre-engineering


Del Rio: Andrea Peimbert, management


Del Valle: Samantha Sanchez, animal science


Devine: Shelby Ortiz, kinesiology


Dickinson: Kai Drinnen, agriculture science


Donna: Ashley Pearl Gonzalez, communications


Eagle Lake: Todd Nicholas, kinesiology


Eagle Pass: Estefania Barron, criminal justice; Laritza Botello, communication sciences and disorders; Cynthia A. Castillo, kinesiology; Cristian J. Ibarra, information systems; Jesus Gerardo Salinas Borrego, electrical engineering; Valeria M. Vasquez, psychology


Edcouch: Mariela Aguilar, animal wildlife vet technology


Edinburg: Matthew Derek Garza, agriculture science; Karyssa Gonzales, master’s in psychology; Israel Luna, industrial management and technology; Erasmo A. Mendez, biomedical science; Edgar Osvaldo Pizarro, kinesiology; Miriam Les Rico, animal science; Michelle Vega, kinesiology


El Paso: Selene M. Hernandez, animal science


Elsa: Abraham Buentello II, marketing; Daniel Campos Jr., agriculture science; Ana Laura Garza, interdisciplinary studies; Ruben Mendiola, plant and soil science


Encinal: Devlin Reese, animal science


Falfurrias: Kelsey Correa, mathematics; Vicente Garza, mechanical engineering; Andrew Joe Garza, political science; Sophia Sanchez, animal science


Floresville: Alejandro Baker, agriculture science; Sarah Keith, finance


Fort Worth: Troi Coleman, interdisciplinary studies; Madison Crawford, interdisciplinary studies


Galveston: Jesse Arespe, chemical engineering; Christopher R. Gonzales, natural gas engineering


Hallettsville: Madison Etzler, animal wildlife vet technology


Harker Heights: Robert J. Correa, architectural engineering


Harlingen: Mario De Leon, range and wildlife management; Michael A. Estrada, kinesiology; Debani Renee Garza, master’s in psychology; Lorena Guerrero, interdisciplinary studies


Hebbronville: Jose P. Ramirez III, civil engineering


Helotes: Jonathan Vorheis, agribusiness


Houston: Rafael Figueroa, management; Christopher Flores-Lopez, agribusiness; Misael Garcia, accounting; Divya Kalia, criminal justice; Ashley Kimberly Mondragon, agriculture science; Jenifer Portillo, criminal justice; Jazzlyn Sharkey, biomedical science; Shahd Sami Taha, human nutrition; Christian Trejo, civil engineering


Industry: Bailey Ann Blezinger, agribusiness


Inez: Cale Schulz, mechanical engineering


Katy: Jerald Honeycutt, chemical engineering


Kerrville: Thomas Dyal, management


Kingsville: Cassandra Adame, psychology; Barbara Atayde, criminal justice; Aliya Marissa Borjon, computer science; Hailey Bull, agriculture science; Aleida Rose Cantu, kinesiology; Jacob Able Castro, mechanical engineering; Alyssa Flores, criminology; Bianca Louise Garcia, kinesiology; Natalie Marie Gerragauch, criminology; Allison Henske, agriculture science; Anna Marilyn Ignatiades, kinesiology; Kendall Laboy, psychology; Sirina A. Martinez, kinesiology; Candice Ariella Mireles, biomedical science; Paulina Adrianna Moreno, sociology; Kemburli Munoz, biomedical science; Elizabeth Nimmons, interdisciplinary studies; Leandra Renee Palacios, biology; Kelsey Richerson, agriculture science; Audrey Justyne Rios, kinesiology; Toni Rivera, kinesiology; Horacio Rodriguez, agriculture science


Knippa: Kenneth Hale, kinesiology


La Feria: Lorena Lee Torres, management


La Joya: Leonel Salinas, chemical engineering


La Vernia: Sara Lira, psychology


Lake Jackson: Hayden McKelroy, mechanical engineering


Laredo: Rosa Cavazos, agriculture science; Erik De Leon, biomedical science; Leslie Dominguez, agriculture science; Jesus Homero Garza, natural gas engineering; Eli Gonzalez, agriculture science; Juan R. Gonzalez, computer science; Raquelyn Hernandez, information systems; Alyssa Michelle Mendietta, kinesiology; Amanda Ramos, biomedical science


Lasara: Amy Cantu, kinesiology


Los Fresnos: Lucero Chavez, animal wildlife vet technology; Samantha L. Rodriguez, communication sciences and disorders


Lytle: Isabel Soto, kinesiology


Mathis: Nobili Rae Flores, interdisciplinary studies; Frank Russell, communications


McAllen: Arlene Ibeth Cavazos, marketing; Orlando Jaymes Cortez, agriculture science; Ronaldo Jaycobb Hinojosa, management; Briana Nicole Rodriguez, management; Matthew James Rodriguez, master’s in agriculture science; Carla Zavala, chemistry


Mercedes: Ruben Alejandro Cantu, electrical engineering; Michael L. Garcia, English; Esmeralda Vega, interdisciplinary studies


Mission: Isabella Anis Farias, agriculture science; Cassidy R. Long, management; Michael Eli Martinez, alternate pre-engineering; Bianca Meyer, communication science and disorders; Jazmine Clarissa Montoya, criminal justice; Dareck Yeoman, kinesiology


Nixon: Marcos D. Pompa, biomedical science


Odem: Abigayle Cox, marketing; Nicholas Martinez, industrial management and technology; Sean Roberts, agribusiness; Micaela C. Villarreal, communication science and disorders


Oilton: Victoria Posada, master’s in biology


Orange Grove: David S. Gebert, agribusiness; Samantha LaGesse, history


Palacios: Jacqueline Molina, chemical engineering


Palm View: Bianca G. Silerio, mechanical engineering


Palmhurst: Miranda Farias, agriculture science


Pasadena: Areli Noemi Rodriguez, management


Penitas: Arely Cortez, criminal justice; Kimberly Cortez, interdisciplinary studies


Port Lavaca: Santiago Gonzales III, kinesiology


Portland: Liliana Yvette Dominguez, criminology; Jon Taliaferro, environmental engineering


Poth: Megan Kersh, interdisciplinary studies


Premont: Matthew Garcia, animal science; Kristen Lynn Perez, psychology


Quemado: Nora Isabel Carrillo, animal science; Rocio Rodriguez, biomedical science


Raymondville: John Richard Chapa, range and wildlife management; Andres Chavarria, kinesiology; Anabell Hernandez, kinesiology; Jaime Villarreal, kinesiology


Rio Grande City: Crystal Deanne Alaniz, accounting; Juan Garcia Jr., biology


Riviera: Margarita D. Yaklin, English


Robstown: Monica Avitua, art; Gabriella Marina Flores, information systems; Gilbert Hinojosa, mechanical engineering; Ariana M. Medrano, animal science; Genesis Robledo, biomedical science; Alexander Rubio, mechanical engineering


Rockport: Cindy Haechten, accounting; Brooke Haley Marbach, animal science; Divina De Ortiz, chemical engineering


Rosebud: Keandria Taylor, interdisciplinary studies; Teandria Taylor, interdisciplinary studies


Rosenberg: Darren Gonzales, industrial management and technology


Salado: Shyenne Jean Hicks, marketing


San Antonio: Victoria Castro, communication science and disorders; Lauren D. Cortez, master’ in communication science and disorders; Kristina Domaschofsky, agribusiness; Jimmy Gonzales, pre-engineering; Samuel Munoz Jr., range and wildlife management; Eleesha Jasiel Rodriguez, agribusiness; Joseline D. Santos, industrial management and technology; Isabella Witherspoon, marketing


San Benito: Sarah Gonzales, interdisciplinary studies; Cecilia Marie Lopez, criminal justice; Adriana Naranjo, psychology; Meaghan Danielle Trevino, criminology; Casie E. Vasquez, interdisciplinary studies


San Diego: Jessica Hernandez, marketing


San Juan: Alan Montemayor-Garza, civil engineering


San Marcos: Cami Nicole Gonzalez, biology


San Perlita: Ydanissa A. Gonzalez, agriculture science


Santa Rosa: Samantha Costilla, agriculture science


Sinton: Arnold Molina, chemistry; Sebastian Torres, criminal justice


Somerville: Jessica Korth, range and wildlife management


Sugarland: Luis Rey Coronado III, electrical engineering


Sweeny: Hayden Fails, finance


Three Rivers: Colton Brown, mechanical engineering; Dagan Teague, agriculture science


Tomball: Conner Sumbera, range and wildlife management


Troy: Christin Moeller, range and wildlife management


Vanderbilt: Luke Smith, agriculture science


Victoria: Samuel Ryan Bonorden, mechanical engineering; Darra Butler, criminology; Laithen Crow, agribusiness; Joseph Huber, agribusiness; Hunter Kutach, civil engineering; Jake Wallace, industrial management


Weslaco: Allison J. Aldana, architectural engineering; Jaqueline Banda, accounting; Dagoberto Garza, computer science; Brittany Gonzales, biomedical science


West Colombia: Michael R. French, industrial management and technology


Wharton: Carnecia Scott, kinesiology


Zapata: Andrew Rene Flores, criminology; Jorge L. Molina, mechanical engineering


Iowa: Erin Langhoff, animal science


Pennsylvania: Zachary Hamaker, agribusiness


Canada: Rachelle Nielsen, mechanical engineering


Germany: Maike Holleck, psychology


Mexico: Francisco Haces-Fernandez, doctorate in environmental engineering; Arturo Haces-Garcia, electrical engineering; Francisco Haces-Garcia, environmental engineering


Micronesia: Kyra R. Kurapati, management


Venezuela: Jesus G. Lemus Bohorquez, geology



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