459 Graduates Celebrated at TAMIU Spring Commencement

459 Graduates Celebrated at
TAMIU Spring Commencement

Surrounded by about 5,000 family and friends, 459 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees were celebrated at Saturday evening’s Spring Commencement Exercises at Texas A&M International University’s Green facing the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library.

Commencement speaker for the ceremonies was Dr. Michael D. McKinney, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.  Providing the student response was summa cum laude Dr. F. M. Canseco School of Nursing graduate Mayra Jannette Pliego.

A special moment was signaled as Christine Bernadas, a native of France, marched into history as the first TAMIU student to earn the University’s first doctoral degree in International Business.

Candidates for graduate degrees from TAMIU this Spring and their respective Colleges and degrees are as follows:

College of Business Administration
Doctor of Philosophy in International Business Administration -
Christine Bernadas.

College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts -
Ramiro Aguilar, Hilda Elena Cavazos, Rosa Cavazos-López, José Daniel Covarrubias, Melyssa Michelle Galindo, Joe Lee Herrera, Brenda G. Hoffman, Roxana Johnston, Blanca Moreno Naudín and Elva Graciela Rodríguez.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology - Sara Cristabel Luna-Rodríguez.

Master of Public Administration - Michael Joseph Dole, Adrian Domínguez, Rolando Gallegos, Juancarlo Rendón and Cordelia Rodríguez.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice -  José René Rios Jr.

College of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration -
Martín Rafael Alcalá Garza, Ma. Angelica Hular Angco, Mario Alberto Arevalo Vega, Adrian Eugenio Cantú-Garza, Humberto Luis Colón, Tomas Contreras, Elva Nelly Cuencar, José Roberto Díaz, Samuel Mauricio Díaz Prado, Juliet Diong, Eli Erasmo Guadiana Esquivel, Circe Peregrina Flores, Juan Gilberto García Jr., Jorge Leal García, Timothy Joe Mata, Ciro Alberto Ochoa Alfaro, Stanley David Pearson II, Juan Plascencia De La Garza and Pedro Gabriel Reyes Toriz.

Also, Noe Alejandro Rodríguez, Carlos Saldaña Navarro, David Oscar Sepulveda, Roman Skopal, Nazim Taskin, Noel Antonio Vazquez Benavides, Paijit Wongprayuk, Jaime Alberto Yenny González, Cristabell Zamora Cabrera, Ivan Omar Zapata De Santiago and Mariano Zúñiga Montoya.

Master of Professional Accountancy - Mariela Arlette Arizola, Guadalupe García, Laura Edith García, Nelso A. Molina, Gilberto Requena, Victor Salinas IV and David Sánchez.

Master of Science - Gerardo Botello, Luis Carlos González, Mohamed M. Haddad, Preethi R. Kasam, Koti Vara Prasad Maddala Nava, Leelakrishna Nadella, Cynthia Verónica Vela-Galván and Rajesh Yadlapati.

College of Education
Master of Science -
José Leonel Arreguin, Ana María Cavazos, Nelda Aide Ceballos, Sylvia E. Solís Domínguez, Criselda Adrianna Flores, Mayra González, Rebecca González, Roberto Oscar González III, Clarinda Aide Guillén-Escobedo, Marty L. Jones, Sylvia M. Lara, Melissa Leal, Patricia Verónica Moctezuma, Gina Yvonne Morales, Ramiro Peña Jr., Larissa Cabello Perusquia, Socorro Reyes and Jessica Rose Rodríguez.

Master of Science in Education - Gloria A. Ayala-Solís, Irma Guadalupe Castro-Carrillo, Lydia Estela, Gilbert Castro, Rebecca Coss-Morales, Jessica Cruz, Rosalinda Curiel-Escamilla, Laura P. González de los Santos, Cynthia Margarita York Garza, SanJuana Elisa Garza, Teresa Gloria, Claudia Carolina González, and Benita González -Gutiérrez.

Also, Laura Lorraine Hovel, Lydia Marie Johnson, Noralva Johnson, Yesenia Luna Mancha, Cecilia Marchan-González, JoAnn Navarro, Claudia Margarita Neira, Cordelia Eliza Nieto, Susan Rivera Barrientos, Herma C. Sánchez, Izzamary Cisneros Torres, Jevony Jeannine Vacca, Elenisa Cisneros Vásquez, Sara Alicia Vazquez-Hinojosa and Debra De la Rosa Weikel.

Candidates for undergraduate degrees from TAMIU this Spring and their respective Colleges and degrees are as follows:

College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts -
Anna M. Aguiar, Amber Mireille Almanza, Nydia Noemi Amesquita, María Eugenia Arellano-Figueroa, Ricardo Arias, Christina Arriaga, Lisa Mayela Barrera, Cynthia Aydee Dougherty Bernal, Adriana Michelle Botello, Sandra Lorena Cardenas, René Jacob Castillo, Mónica Michele Castro-Jackson, Gretchen Arlene Esparza, David Jamar Crawford, Amanda Michelle Cruz, Amanda Rae Cruz, Silvia Elizabeth De La Peña, Bernardo Díaz, Karen Lizeth Escobedo, Julia Isabel Esquinca, Diana Esquivel, Saul Fernández Jr. and Denise Fuentes.

Also, Annallie Ada Galindo, Christina Alicia García, Cynthia Griselda García, Mariano David García, Verónica García, Ruth Abigail Garza, Alberto González Jr., Belinda González, Jacqueline González, Sandra González, Adriana Aliza Gutíerrez, Juan Francisco Heredia,  María Isabel Ibarra, Sarah Ann Jenkins, Mary Elizabeth Koch, Isis Jeanette Kouba and Leonardo Limón.

Karla Liñero, Eduardo Enrique López, Angelica Martínez, Cristina Erika Martínez, Erika Martínez, Limbania Verónica Martínez Fernández, Rebecca Lyn Massey, Jennifer Yvonne Medina, Lucero Méndez, Erica M. Morales, Miguel Alberto Moreno, Kristine Louise Newman, David Ojeda Jr., Erika Patricia Ordoñez, Alberto Pérez, Francisco Gerardo Pérez, Itzamara Pérez, Nereida G. Pizano, Cristina Frances Ramírez, Aldo Luis Retamozo, Jennifer Lynn Reyes and María Rosa Reyna.

Alberto Robles, Lisa Ann Rodríguez, Viridiana Rodríguez, María De La Luz Romero, Alfonso Santos II, Jacqueline Yvette Santos, Ariel Ali Sauceda, Adriana Alicia Silva, Alejandra Solís, Gary R. Tijerina, Annette R. Ugalde, June Allison Ureste, Jodie Marie Valls, Javier F. Vásquez, Toni Lynette Vela, Pedro Villanueva and Roberto José Villegas.

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences - María Del Carmen Peña, Celinda Carolina Salazar Sarabia and Noemi Sifuentes.

Bachelor of Music - Idalia De Hoyos.          

Bachelor of Science - Juan José Arellano Jr., Blanca Aurora Calzado, Liliana Patricia Castillo, Yesica Chapa, Juan Angel Dávila, Gilbert Sabas Duarte, Roberto Flores Martínez, Ashley Gamez, Paloma Celeste Guel, Raymundo Guzmán and María Guadalupe Hernández.

Also, Juan Carlos Jaime, Kyle Randall Kippenbrock, Rebeka Alina Longoria, Priscilla Mae Martínez, Vanessa Lizette Murillo, Juan Pedro Orozco, Audrey Diane Ortega, Gabriela Pérez, Isela Marie Ramírez and Thao Thanh Vu.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice - Gladys J. Baldazo, Juan F. Beltrán, María C. Calzada, Patricia Castillo, Arnulfo Castro Jr., Gabriela Chapa, Ludim Guerrero Jr., Edgar J. Hernández, James Michael Hutcheon, Lucia Elizabeth Juárez, Gustavo Leal, Elizabeth Marie Limón, Elva Andrea Martínez, Gabriela Osoria, Jesús L. Ramírez and Lorena Gonzales Robles.

Also, Rolando Rodríguez, Gabriel Ruiz, Marco Antonio Samaniego, Adela Sánchez, Marlene Terrazas, Jermina Irvette Tomlinson, Imelda Irasema Tovar, Adrian Uvaldo Valdez, Lucio Antonio Valencia and Judy Angela Villarreal.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Adriana U. Piña and Emanuel Sánchez.

Bachelor of Social Work - Ambar Lizzette Bautista, Ana Laura Castillo, Cynthia Ann Garces, Victoria González, Clifford Childs Green, Nora S. Hernández, Edith Larralde, Karen Rubio, Magdalena Solano, Juan J. Valdez Jr. and Jessica Palacios Villarreal.

College of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration -
Xochitl Aguilar, Jorge Valentín Aguiñaga, Egboaka Chinonyelu Aluka, Ingrid Arandia, Liza Araceli Arredondo, Sylvia Leonor Arredondo, Virgilio Ayala Jr., Carlos Bella Jr., Sara Alicia Benavides, Hector Miguel Cantú, Nancy G. Castillo, Diamantina Cavazos, Carlos A. De La Garza, Odette Domínguez, Elvia Patricia Esquivel, Elizabeth Estrada, Dawn Renée Ferrer, Amanda Eliza Flores and Francisco Javier Flores.

Also, Gloria Alicia Gamez, Michelle García, Liza Ann Garza, Mónica Garza, Juan David González, Vanessa Joann González, José Luis Guillén, José Guzmán Jr., Melissa Lissett Guzmán, Jamaal Rashad Harmon, Melissa Renée Herrera, Avery Glen Jackson, Jaime Lara, Christie V. López, Lucia Idolina Maldonado Briseño, Roberto Manzo Jr., Amy I. Johnson Marshall, Cynthia Dinorah Martínez, Gustavo Glenn Martínez and José Efren Martínez Jr.

María Luisa Martínez, Rodolfo Martínez Jr., Rosalycia Martínez, Mark Anthony Miller, Carlos R. Mojica, Yolanda R. Molina, Lorraine Muñoz, Martin Miguel Murillo Jr., Leiza Nochebuena, Fernando Ollivier Oechler, Yrasema Orenday, Debbie Ornelas, Marco Antonio Pacheco, Viridiana Verenice Paramo, Christian Karina Parra, Juan Luis Pérez Jr., Oscar C. Pérez, Sandra L. Ramírez, Hector Eduardo Ramos and Mayra Alejandra Regalado.

Also, Richard Daniel Rendón Jr., Cesar Reyes Macias, Adriana Reyna, Christina Marie Rodríguez, Claudia Mónica Rodríguez, José Rodríguez, David A. Romero, Marianita Rosales, María Cristina Saenz, María Gloria Salazar, Alejandra Saldaña, Pedro A. Salinas, Karlo Eloy Salinas, José Guadalupe Sánchez, Vanessa Selina Sánchez, Sofia Sanmiguel Gutíerrez, Shaun Colin William Sexton, Rajendra K. Shewakramani, Michael A. Starks Jr., Luis Miguel Torres, Brenda Janet Tristan, Christine Marie True, Joel Antonio Vazquez, José Francisco Vela Jr., Donaciano Villarreal and Lynn Marie Williams.

College of Education
Bachelor of Science -
Jessica Berenice Espinosa, Melissa Michelle Fonseca, Enrique García, David E. Gutiérrez, José Eric Guzmán, Teresa Trinedad Hernández, Juan Alberto Ibarra Jr., Nancy Aurora Lara, José Oscar Luan, Yanira Lucio, José Antonio Mendoza, Kyle Dennis Neenan, Heather Marie Pace, Jacqueline K. Peña, Luis Roberto Peña, María Eliza Reeves, Cynthia Yanet Resendez, Ignacio Valdez Jr., Bonnie Jo Villarreal, Carlos Aurelio Villarreal Jr. and Seymour Walker Jr.

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Liliana Eloiza Aguilar, San Juanita E. Aguirre, Adriana Alcaraz, Tanya Arlenne Almazan, Brenda Erika Ambuehl, Mayra Arriaga-Martínez, Iris Irene Ávila, Patsy Ávila, Alma Nelly C. Barrera, Santa R. Camacho, Exie E. Chavarría, Larisel Yvette Collazo, Lizette Cortez-Martínez, Delfina De La Cruz, Martha Elizabeth De La Paz, and Janice Marie De La Viña.

Also, Ana Flor Delgado, Cheryl R. Deutschman, Crystal Ann Elizalde, Diana Julietta Flores Escamilla, Claudia Esquivel, Adriana Galván, Ari García, Brenda Ariana García, Frances Dávila García Adriana González Trujano, Karina A. González, Lissett González Salinas, Diana Alicia Guerra, Patricia Jennifer Guerrero, Brenda Lizzette Hernández, Sarai Hernández, Grisel Adanari Herrada, Mayra Leticia Herrera. Yvette Hinojosa, Carolina Isaac, Connie Lyzzette Juarez, Diana Elizabeth Laurel, Ana Lilia Lucio, Elizabeth Martínez, Diana Mata, Thelma Vega Mendoza, Sanjuana Claudia Montemayor, Celina Ivetth Morales and María Isabel Mosqueda.

Susana Peña, Brenda P. Pérez, Elda Ivette Piña, Karla M. Ramírez Guajardo, Suzanne Ramos, María Elena Rentería-Domínguez,Cindy Rodríguez, Mónica Ann Rodríguez, Shirley Rodríguez, Susan Marie Rodríguez, Yolanda Rodríguez, Audrey Ann Romo, Lupe M. Saldívar, Griselda Sánchez, Mónica M. Serna, Fabiola Gabriela Solís Herrera, Erika Soliz, Jessica Yvette Treviño, Stacey Joann Trujillo, Gabriela Villa Echavarría, Irene T. Zamarripa, Adriana A. Zamora and Alma Delia Zamora.

Dr. F.M. Canseco School of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing -
Lucy Agredano, Margarita Alejandra Brizuela, Celeste A. Bryand, Adriana A. Cabello, Ana Laura Cantú , Leonardo Javier De la Garza, Valerie Marie De La Paz, Patricia Ann Díaz, Diana Sujey Flores, Betsabe Gallardo, Luis Rolando García, José González, Leticia González, Cruz Hernández, Rosa Isela Herrera, Rhianna Michelle Hinojosa-González, Cynthia Graciela Kawas, Zhe Li, Konstance Crystal Mackie and Maricela Edith Martínez.

Also, Valerie Nicole Martínez, Isela Elina Navarro, Gloria M. Ntakirutimana, Felix Francisco Peña, Mayra Jannette Pliego, Tania Sánchez, Jorge Raúl Sandoval, Yvette S. Smith, Michael Anthony Tijerina, Jennifer Vela, Eva M. Villarreal and Carla Isabel Zamarripa.

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