TAMIU Bows Undergraduate Cording Ceremony

TAMIU Initiates Cording
Honor Ceremony

This week, Texas A&M International University inaugurated its Undergraduate Honor Cord Ceremony in ceremonies held at the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts’ Recital Hall Tuesday, April 29.

“The Undergraduate Cord Ceremony was designed to recognize the academic achievements of undergraduate students with at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. They received their honor cord, which they will be entitled to wear as part of their regalia on the day of graduation,” explained Dr. Juan Lira, Regents Professor and associate provost.

“We are extremely proud of these students for their outstanding accomplishments. We congratulate them and their loved ones for the wonderful support they have provided to these students because to achieve this level of academic excellence requires support and encouragement from many individuals,” said Dr. Dan Jones, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

“This ceremony, like no other, will forever memorialize the academic achievements of these students. This recognition is our most exalted method of saluting academic achievement,” said Dr. Ray Keck, TAMIU president.

Honors accorded are Cum Laude, GPA of 3.5 or higher, but less than 3.70; Magna Cum Laude, GPA of 3.70 or higher, but less than 3.9 and Summa Cum Laude, 3.9 and higher.

The students will wear their honor cords as part of their graduation gowns at the Friday, May 9, 2008, Commencement Exercises at the Laredo Entertainment Center.

Those students receiving honor cords, and their respective College are below:

College of Arts and Sciences

Cum Laude - Porfirio Argüelles, Elizabeth Dovalina, Christian Esparza, Julissa González, Eduardo Herrera, Josefa Lucio, Melissa Martin, Raquel Ramírez, Stephanie Reed, Myrna San Miguel, Jennifer Torres and Arianne Zecca.
Magna Cum Laude - Marc Andres, Serena Flores, Valerie Haugen, Juan Livas, Brenda Peña, Daniel Segovia and Ramón Treviño.
Summa Cum Laude - Wenceslado Cantú, Karla García, Erika Garza, Miriam Pérez, Gisselle Pérez-Milicua and Jorge Serrato.

College of Business Administration

Cum Laude - Elizabeth Alejandro, Kimberly Compean, Rodrigo Corral, Rodrigo Coutino-Medina, Rocio Gutiérrez, Priscilla Hinojosa, Miguel Moreno, Gloria Rodríguez and Anylu Vidal.
Magna Cum Laude - Claudia Benavides, Janet Carpenter, Christine Cortez, Gabriel Estrada, Alicia García, Blanca Garza, Iván Gaxiola, Peter Gonzales and Nancy Valadez.
Summa Cum Laude - Rosalie Aguilar, Dinesh Moorjani and Patricia Ruíz.

College of Education

Cum Laude - Edali Benavides, Brenda Charles, Vanessa Charles, Crescencia Dávalos, Erika Enríquez, Brianna González, Genelle Gutiérrez, Raúl Martínez, Lizeth Menchaca, Sagrario Meza, Adriana Moreno, Cristina Ramírez, Jaime Ríos and Veronica Rodríguez.
Also, Marissa Ruíz, Michelle Salinas, Eduardo Silva, Isabel Treviño and Bianira Tristán.
Magna Cum Laude - Omar Canizalez, Rosa Carrillo, Adriana Chapa, Linda Cuéllar, Jesus Garza, José Leija, Brenda Longoria, Selina Magaña, Guadalupe Martínez and Elizabeth Miller.
Also, Armida Moreno, Ana Oviedo, Stephanie Pérez, Rebecca Riojas, Dennise Sánchez, Yolanda Torres, Valerie Vidaurri and Liza Villanueva.
Magna Cum Laude - Nereida Chavarría.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Cum Laude - Veronica Díaz and Dina Mastee.

For additional information, contact the TAMIU Office of the Provost at 326.2240 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 329.

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