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Cassandra Wheeler Exec Director of caree services

Cassandra L. Wheeler, Executive Director
B.S., Communications, Shepherd College
M.S., Public Administration, West Virginia University
M.S., Industrial Relations, West Virginia University

“As the Executive Director, I provide vision and leadership to the department, coordinating and supervising all activities and programs  of the department.”


Celina Maniece

Celina M. Maniece, Director of Employer Relations
M.S. Ed, Workforce Education & Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A., Psychology, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“My role as the Director of Employer Relations is to establish and maintain employer relationships for the benefit of those seeking employment and or internship opportunities and serve as the primary source of recruiting and career information.”


Ameena Kero, Sophomore Career Counselor

Ameena Kero, Sophomore Career Counselor
B.S., Commerce, Mangalore University
M.S., Financial Management and Control, Mangalore University

“As the the Sophomore Career Counselor, I provide career counseling services and personal assessments to help you learn about your personality and interestes. I can help you decide on a major and direct you towards the right career path.Click here to learn more about engaging activities with student support services during your sophomore year at TAMIU."


Gerald Alston, Data & Information Specialist

Gerald Alston, Data & Information Specialist
B.S., Economics, Winston-Salem State University
B.S., Finance, Winston-Salem State University

“As the D & I Specialist, my role is to update the websites for the entire Division and serve as the social media specialist. Follow us on Facebook and Pinterest, join our LinkedIn Group, and sign up for our text messaging service."


Josefina Valle

Josefina Valle, Staff Assistant
A.A. Business Administration, Laredo Community College

“As the Staff Assistant for the office, I can answer questions you have about Dusty Works, such as creating job agents and updating your student employment appliation. I also help recruiters sign up for our job fairs."


Kristian Escamilla

Kristian Escamilla, Federal College Workstudy
Pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology, Texas A&M International University

“I am here to help you find jobs in Dusty Works."


Vanessa Garcia

Vanessa Garcia, Federal College Workstudy
Pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in International Economics, Texas A&M International University

“I am here to help you find jobs in Dusty Works."


Office of Career Services / Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Student Center 114 • Regular Hours: Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday thru Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
TEL 956.326.HIRE (4473) • FAX 956.326.2259 •

5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, TX 78041-1900 Work956.326.2100