453 Celebrated at TAMIU

453 Celebrated at TAMIU
2008 Spring Commencement

Texas A&M International University held its Spring 2008 Commencement Exercises at the Laredo Entertainment Center, Friday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

453 candidates for graduation were scheduled to participate.

Commencement guest speaker was local businessman and philanthropist, Hank Sames III.
Sames is the president of Sames Auto Group. The product of Laredo public schools, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.B.A. in finance.

He is also the director of the Ford Salute to Education Scholarship Program. In 2002, Sames and his wife Elizabeth established the Sames Scholars Program at TAMIU, a unique mentoring and scholarship program founded to encourage first-generation college students at TAMIU.

The Distinguished Student Scholar comments were provided by Dinesh Suresh Moorjani, who received a BBA with a major in accounting with a 4.0 Grade Point Average.

Masters degree candidates and their respective Colleges and degrees, are as follows:

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts
Santa Claudia Adame, Guadalupe M. Aguiar, Jorge Felix Bahena Jr., Alma Ines Broze, Dana Richard Carpenter Jr., Gabriela Vanessa Garza, Erin Marie Nieto-Salinas, Mohsen Kamal Omar and Elva Graciela Rodríguez.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Aracely Castillo-Ríos, Rita R. Hernández, Ashley Yvette Martínez, Erica Mónica Patterson and Kristina Ramos.

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Cynthia Sánchez.

Master of Public Administration
Mariana Barberena-Asiain, Norma I. Fuentes-Ybarra, Alfredo Guerrero, Idalia Karina Moreno, Liza Janette Peña, Karen Renae Pfitzer and, Arlyn Solís Campillo.

Master of Science
Adriana González, Julianna Elisa Quintanilla and Oscar Noe Ramos.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice
Rhonda Blair, Elias David Cabrera, Abundio Rene Cantú, María Rosa Chaires-García, Adriana Garza, Joel Mariano Leal and Rosie I. Moncivais.

College of Business Administration

Master of Business Administration
Héctor Alejandro, Antonio Irad Almaguer Maya, Eduardo J. Andrade, Roberto Arreola Rivera, Angel Eduardo Cervantes Ramírez, Diana Ethel Chavez Mani, Rafael Benjamin Contreras Martínez, Carlos Alberto Díaz, Clarissa I. García, Mayra Elena García Govea, Juan Ignacio González, Rodolfo Guevara and Felipe J. Jiménez.

Also, Ricarda Georgina López De Niño, Marco Antonio Macias Morales, José Luis Medina Rentería, Héctor Gabriel Medina Villarreal, Lilia Ivette Montoya Valdez, Lizette Mora, Norma Cantú Núñez, Jesús Guillermo Olay Ramírez, Cynthia Lizeth Solís, Juan Rodrigo Solís Méndez, Guadalupe Marisol Trejo Ortíz, Leoncio A. Vázquez-Guerra and Ivan Guillermo Zúñiga Valdez.

Master of Professional Accountancy
Angelica P. Cantú, Luciano B. Flores, Julio Cesar González, Marisol Gutíerrez, Nancy Gutíerrez, Fred Juárez III, Felipe Orozco and Ramiro Santos.

College of Education

Master of Science
John Anthony Balli, Noemi Bernal-García, Mónica Cristina Cavazos, Karla Rachel Esquivel, Anita Michelle Flores, Letycia C. Flores, Elizabeth A. López, Leticia Lozano, Belinda S. Martínez, María Magdalena Martínez, Bertha Castillo Nenque, Sandra Quintanilla and Kimberly Elizabeth Raymond.

Master of Science in Education
Isabel Aranda De Hoyos, Joe Garza Jr., Manny T. Martínez III, Yolanda Lizette Mauricio, Norma Alicia Montes, Roberto G. Ortíz, Carlos G. Pérez, Alma Patricia Rodríguez-Ramon, Marcia Ofelia Santos and Mónica Yolanda Zepeda.

Undergraduate degree candidates and their respective Colleges and degrees, are as follows:

College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts
Verónica Patricia Adame, Ida Bah, José de Jesús Benavides Jr., Patricia Belinda Benavides, Blanca G. Briseno, Iris B. Briseno, Leslie Diane Carreon, Cynthia L. Carrera, John Anthony Castro, Alicia Dennisse Cavazos, Elizabeth Chapa, Topacio Vanessa De La Rosa Martínez, Elizabeth Marie Dovalina, Johana Lizeth Enriquez Escalante and Juanita Yesenia Escamilla-Deliganis.

Also, Christian Mariela Esparza, Sylvia Ann Espinoza, Brigette Michelle Garay, David Alejandro García, Everardo Juan García, Francisco Abiel García, Karla Denisse García, Erika Garza, Salome Gaytan Jr., Julissa González, Mario Alberto González, Luz María González-Espino, Bethsaida A. Granados, Valerie Michele Fox, Natalie Hernández, Rosa Angelica Hernández, Claudia Stella Herrera, Arlene M. Juárez, Gina Renee Lara, Juan Carlos Livas and Brenda Idania López.

Josefa Lydia Lucio, Linda Maldonado Izaquirre, Sandra Maldonado, Mónica Georgina Mante P., Rebecca Marie Martínez, Carlos Alejandro Maza-Páez, Miguel Angel Omana Rojas, Alicia Orozco, Dalhi Peña, Acenet Aracely Pérez-Rodríguez, Miriam Eugenia Pérez, Luis Octavio Pruneda Infante, Mónica Quiroz, Virginia Ramos, Stephanie Nicole Reed and Mónica Olivda Rentería.

Also, Mónica Rodríguez, María del Rosario Rojas, Tania Ivett Saavedra, Tina Louise Salazar, Daniel Salazar Barron, Myrna G. San Miguel, Rebecca G. Sánchez, María Mercedes Santa Cruz, Daniel Segovia, Kenneth J. Taylor, Jennifer Torres, Alicia Christina Treviño, Ramon Treviño Jr., Denise E. Vega, Lilia Lynnette Vera-Treviño, Sandra Laura Villarreal and Agustin Gonzalo Zamarripa.

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
Federico Jordan Calderón

Bachelor of Music
Jason Hubert Archer, Porfirio Rodolfo Arguelles, Hacel Mayalen Arias, Julio Alejandro Cano Arredondo, Miguel Arcangel Durán, Tomas Luis Hernández, Raquel Gutíerrez Ramírez, Miguel Angel Saito and Faustino Santos III.

Bachelor of Science
Marc Christopher Pasion Andrés, Elizabeth Enriquez, Stefanie Ferrazzano, Selina Nicole Figueroa, Joanna Garay, Blanca Elizabeth García, Mónica Jeanette González, Juvenal Herrera III, Jennifer M. Macias, Melissa Marie Martín, Lori Lamar Montalvo, Cynthia Páez, Gisselle Pérez-Milicua Guajardo, Julia Teresa Ramírez, Jorge Rafael Serrato, Leonor Araceli Soto, Dennese Vásquez and Arianne Yedith Zecca

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Oscar Alvarado, Elsa Barron, Luis Alberto Blancas, Samuel Burton Cantrell, Priscilla Ia Castillo, María Esther Castillo-Ramírez, Serena Flores, Marcos Leonel Gamez, Erika Azeneth García and Gerardo García Medellin.

Also, Eduardo Juan Herrera, Bradley Joshua Holden, Emma Laura Martínez, Vickie Lynn Oliva, Sonia Judith Pelico, Alejandra Garza Puente, Melissa Alejandra Rendón, Azeneth Ruiz, Judith Ventura, and Angelica Villarreal.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Martha Alicia Cisneros González, Alma Hernández, Anna Cristina Hernández-Izaquirre, Crystal Yvette Martínez, Brenda Peña, Rosario Miranda Pérez and Rosa María Ramos.

Bachelor of Social Work
Wenceslado Cantú III, Marlene Allen Evans, Ramon Muñoz, Heriberto Peña Jr., Bernice Pruneda, Gloria Janie Ramírez Garza, Nelly Adabel Solís-Mireles, Vanessa Vigil Ortegón and Griselda Zúñiga

College of Business Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration
Rosalie Patricia Aguilar, Elizabeth Alejandro, Celina Imelda Arambula, Francisco Ayala, Marc David Barrera, Norma Linda Bazán, Claudia R. Benavides, Mónica Christina Benavidez, Graciela Buentello, Roberto Bustos, Janet Lee Carpenter, Ruby Marie Castañeda, Gerardo Castellanos Jr., Hon Yip Cheung, Kimberly Renee Compean, Rodrigo Corral, Christine Alyson Cortéz, Rodrigo Coutino, Arturo Díaz Jr., Edgar Domínguez and Melissa Esther Duque.
Also, Alicia Elizabeth Espinoza, Gabriel Elberto Estrada, Richard Randall Fansler, Santiago Fonseca III, Claudia Ivette Gallegos, Alicia Margarita García, Andrés García, Enrique S. García, Blanca Estela Garza, Danielle Garza, Eva María Garza, Verónica Garza, Ivan Gaxiola, Peter Anthony González Jr., Remigio González III, Rocio Gutíerrez and Raúl Guzmán Jr.

Stephanie Marie Hernández, Marina Medina Hinojosa, Priscilla M . Hinojosa, Juan Ledesma Jr., Oscar Ociel Llano, Ariana Mabel López, Myra Janet Luera, Melinda Macias, Alma Cristina Maldonado, Elsa Beatriz Martínez, Martha Ivone Martínez, Mayra Alejandra Martínez, Viridiana Montiel, Dinesh Suresh Moorjani, Francisco Morales, Miguel Angel Moreno Moreno, Pedro Muñoz Jr., Gilberto Arturo Neira Jr., Viridiana Nevarez, Keila G. Organista and Gerardo I. Palma.

Also, Elisa Peña-Nuño, Xanath Cristina Plascencia, Gustavo Gabriel Quintanilla, Jessika Reyes Méndez, Belinda Ríos, Federico Rioseco Zaragoza, Gloria Yvonne Rodríguez, Ana Gudelia Silva Ruiz, Patricia Ann H. Ruiz, Stephanie Saavedra, Martha A. San Miguel, José Luis Santos Jr., Claudia Guadalupe Sierra, Rigoberto Solorio, Kenneth J. Taylor, Armida Treviño, Emily Ann Treviño, Nancy Maribel Valadez, Noe Armando Vela Jr., Robert Vela, Liliana Verduzco and Anylú Vidal Romero.

College of Education

Bachelor of Science
Omar Canizalez, Rosa María Carrillo, Vanessa Eve Charles, Cordelia Y. Garza, Jesús Garza Jr., Eloy Gloria Jr., Eduardo González, Jaime Alejandro González, Ricardo González Montes, Genelle Kristine Gutíerrez, José Leija, Guadalupe Martínez, Raúl Armando Martínez, María Evangelina Mendoza and Juan Ramon Meza.

Also, Roldan Javier Montalvo, Adriana P. Moreno, Noe H. Pantoja, Stephanie Alexandra Pérez, Carlos Alejandro Rangel, Alexis Elizabeth Reyes, Verónica Rodríguez, Yvette Rodríguez Sena, Maricella Salinas, Ricardo Siller, Eduardo D. Silva, Sofía Valdez, Vanessa Ann Villarreal and Brenda Melissa Zapata.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
María Elena Álvarez, Melissa M. Arreazola, María del Rosario Beltrán, Edali Benavides, Verónica Briseno-Winans, Graciela P. Castillo, Laura Cervera, Adriana Lamar Chapa, Brenda Alicia Charles, Nereida Chavarria, Linda Lee Cuéllar, Crescencia Davalos, Kristina Lamar Ehrenzweig, Erika Lizette Enriquez, Talina A. Espinoza, Erika G. García, Nayra Azeneth Garza, Barbara E. Góngora, Johanna Ruth Góngora, Brianna Yvonne González, Gloria Patricia González, Erica Patricia Guerrero and Sdeyne Heredia.

Also, Cynthia Hernández, Marissa Celina Hernández, Vanessa Hernández, Gabriela Alicia Leal, Brenda Longoria, Cristina Yvette López, Claudia L. Lozano, Selina Magaña, Virginia Maldonado, Mónica A. Martínez, Cynthia Martínez-Cervantes, Erika Asenet Medina, Lizeth Menchaca-Sánchez, María Clarissa Méndez, Sagrario Beatriz Meza, Elizabeth Ann Miller, Armida Hernández Moreno, Santiago Nuño, Irasemy Ollervides and Ana Cecilia Oviedo-Eichler.

Laura Enid Peña, Cristina Ramírez, Sonia Leticia Reyna, Rebecca Delicia Riojas, Jaime Alberto Ríos, Jesús Belisario Rodríguez Jr., Melina Roman, Melissa Roman, Marissa Ruiz, Rosalinda Ruiz, Karla E. Salas, Ana Bertha Saldaña-Gómez, Michelle Salinas, Pamela Michelle San Miguel, Claudia Sánchez, Dennise D. Sánchez, Virginia Torres, Yolanda Guadalupe Torres, Isabel Treviño, Karen Marie Treviño, Bianira Edith Tristan, Clara Alicia Valles, Karina Ventura, Valerie Rose Vidaurri, Liza Villanueva, Mildred Villanueva, and Verónica S. Zúñiga.

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Hadith Alatorre, Elsa Christina Aranda, Luis Guillermo Beattie, Jannette Alejandra Belloc, Danielle Elisabeth Broadfoot, Dahlia S. Calderón, Irma Ceja, Marla F. Chaires, María del Carmen Chavarria, Oscar Cortéz, Magdiel Cuéllar, Cynthia Díaz, Lilia Díaz, Verónica Díaz, Evelyn Bidemi Duniya, Adolfo Duron Jr., Jessica Louelle Durrance, María de los Angeles Estrada, Araceli M. Flores, Daniel García Jr., Nancy Nereida Garza, Abraham Gaytan Jr. and Leticia González-Dávila.

Also, Kimberly Renee Gutíerrez, María Teresa Gutíerrez, Ricardo Eleazar Gutíerrez, María Del Refugio Kelechian, María Leticia Liendo, Alexandra Lisette López, Elizabeth Mackey, Dina Marie Mastee, Eloisa V. Moctezuma, Rebecca Danette Montalvo, Verónica Montes and Mary Elias Moubark.
Belinda Ngum Nangah, Ricardo Ochoa, José Marcos Ordóñez, Ignacio Ortíz Jr., Cristina Alejandra Páez, Gracie Lizette Quiroga, Omar Eloy Ramírez, David Edgardo Reyes, Fernando Rocha Jr., Héctor A. Rodríguez, Ricardo Adrian Rodríguez, SanJuanita Nereida Santos, Michelle Leigh Silva, Vanessa E. Sportsman, Brittany Nicole Witt and Linda Evelyn Zepeda.

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