TAMIU Launches Undergraduate Honors Awards

TAMIU Launches Undergraduate
Academic Honors Convocation

On Saturday, April 19, 2008, Texas A&M International University hosted its first Undergraduate Academic Honors Convocation in its Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall.
In order to receive the prestigious University medial, students must complete between 30 and 90 hours, take an average of 12 hours each long semester, and maintain a cumulative 3.5 Grade Point Average.

Andres Olivarez, a former TAMIU TexPREP program student and current engineer for NASA in Houston, was keynote speaker. (program in .pdf format)

Student Speakers were Debbie Hernández of the College of Arts and Sciences, Ricky Hernández of the College of Education and Sylvia Hinojosa of the College of Business Administration.

Students were provided their medal by a TAMIU faculty member they had identified as pivotal to their educational success.

Students receiving Undergraduate Academic Honors included:

College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Arámbula, Manuel Barragán, Noe Benavides, Eduardo Bernal, Brenda Briones, Michael Bustamante, Rene Camacho, Carlos Cantú, Cesar Cardenas, Gabriel Castillo-Fernández, Yahaira Cavazos, James Cortez, Cynthia Cruz, Geoffrey Daves, José De La Cruz, Nancy De La Fuente, Pedro Escamilla, Cassandra Gámez, Mayra García, Vanessa García, Eric Garza, Maria González and Vianey Guerra.

Also, Matthew Hall, Debbie Hernández, Martha Ibarra, Christopher Kimmel, Joe Lucio, Prakash Mansinghani, Celina Martínez, Jason Martínez, Selina Mata, Diana Mederos, Juan Mendive, Paul Miranda, Manuel Montes, Montserrat Montesinos, Adolfo Mora, Jessica Morales, Octavio Morales, Sandra Pacheco, Jessica Rodríguez, Rolando Santos, Miguel Treviño, Nancy Zavala.

College of Business Administration

Jorge Aguilar, Aida Arandia, Alejandra Ávila, Angeles Flores, María Gómez, Roxana Gómez, Sylvia Hinojosa, Carolina Jaimes, Alejandra Lascurain, Cristina López, Cristina Martínez, Denisse Moreno, Sergio Ramírez, Lydia Ramos, Kesia Rodríguez, Louie Rodríguez, Gilberto Urdiales and Isabella Van De Putte.

College of Education

Edna Baldazo, Omar Cárdenas, Mason Dixon, Ysena Gámez, Janet Garza, Claudia Guevara, Gabriela Hernández, Ricardo Hernández, Sandra Hernández, Perla Herrera, Tatiana Ochoa, Melissa Piñeda, Gloria Rocha, José Sánchez, Iliana Vargas, Graciela Zamarron.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Daniel García , Justin Hall and Gabriela Ramos.

Faculty deemed influential by the Honor students included:
Zeeshan Ali, Dr David Beck, Dr. Mohammed Ben-Ruwin, Dr. Deborah Blackwell, Dr. Lynda Brown, Carmen Bruni, Dr. Lila Canizalez, Dr. Sean M. Chadwell and Dr. Mary Rose Chávez.

Also, Dr. Wanda Creaser, Lisa Flores, Dr. Mario García-Rios, Dr. Warren Graffeo, Dr. Stanley Green, Dr. Nathan Gonyea, Dr. Peter Haruna, Dr. Carlene Henderson, Dr. Roberto Heredia, Dr. Yu-Mei Huang and Dr. Sushma Krisnamurthy.

In addition, Janet Krueger, Dr. Archibald Laud-Hammond, Dr. Sukho Lee, Dr. Kevin Linberg, Dr. Mehnaaz Momen, Angela Moran, Dr. Dan Mott, Dr. Annette Olsen-Fazi, Dr. Husam K. Omar and Dr. Kimber Palmer.

Also, Dr. Kamal Parhizgar, Dr. Fernando Quintana, Rafael E. Romo, Thelma Solís, Dr. Kristen Standage, Dr. Chen-Han Sung, Dr. Jerry Thompson, Brendan Townsend and Dr. Carlos Valle.

For additional information, contact the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at 326.2242 or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 329.

Lydia Ramos, Dr. Peter Haruna and Dr. Kamal Parhizgar
Lydia Ramos, College of Business Administration student, is congratulated by Dr. Peter Haruna and Dr. Kamal Parhizgar at the Undergraduate Academic Honors Convocation held April 19, 2008 in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts' Recital Hall.


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