TAMIU Recognizes Campus’ Emerging Leaders, University Life Awards Recipients
Posted: 5/1/14

TAMIU Recognizes Campus Emerging Leaders,
University Life Awards Recipients

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) announced students, programs, faculty advisors and administrators who were recognized for their contributions of leadership, service and time at the University’s 3rd Annual Emerging Leaders Celebration and 19th Annual University Life Awards held last week.

Freshman Leadership Organization 2014 Graduates were among students recognized at the Texas A&M International University Emerging Leaders Celebration. Pictured left to right, top row, are: Vanessa García, Pedro Macías, Alejandro Hinojosa, Veronika Rodrígu

TAMIU Students Recognized
Freshman Leadership Organization 2014 Graduates were among students recognized at the
Texas A&M International University Emerging Leaders Celebration. Pictured left to right, top row, are: Vanessa García, Pedro Macías, Alejandro Hinojosa, Veronika Rodríguez, Francisco Hernández, Rick Ramírez, Giselle Barrientos and Guadalupe Moralez. Pictured front row are: Teresa Renn (Instructor), Melissa Lomeli, Daniela Ortíz, Andrea Valdéz, Stephanie Meza, Brianda Salinas, Humberto Rodríguez, Asly Guevara, Carolina Osoria and Jessica Medina.

Eduardo Castillo, pictured left, was awarded the Global Citizen Award at Texas A&M International University’s University Life Awards. Pictured right is Triana González, associate director of International Engagement.

TAMIU’s Global Citizen
Eduardo Castillo, pictured left, was awarded the Global Citizen Award at
Texas A&M International University’s University Life Awards. Pictured right is
Triana González, associate director of International Engagement.

The Emerging Leaders Celebration marks the successful completion of TAMIU leadership programs hosted around the University. Programs being honored include those offered by the Advising and Mentoring Center, Title V: Focus on Student Success, Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, Recreational Sports, Recruitment and School Relations, and the Office of Student Orientation Leadership and Engagement.

The University Life Awards celebrates accomplishments of student leaders and organizations at TAMIU. In addition to announcing the State Senator Judith Zaffirini Scholarship and Leadership Award recipient, numerous students and organizations are recognized for outstanding achievements with awards in various categories as selected by TAMIU faculty and staff.

Offices included in the program include Housing and Residence Life, Office of Financial Aid, Office of Student Affairs and International Engagement, Office of Student Conduct and Community Engagement, and Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement.

Students recognized at the Emerging Leaders Celebrations included:

Freshman Leadership Organization 2014 Graduates: Giselle Barrientos, Vanessa García, Carlos González, Ruperto González, Asly Guevara, Francisco Hernández, Alejandro Hinojosa, Selina Hinojosa, Melissa Lomeli, Pedro Macias, Jessica Medina, Stephanie Meza, Guadalupe Morales, Irais Neira, Daniela Ortíz, Carolina Osoria, Rick Ramírez, Giovanni Rodríguez, Humberto Rodriguez, Veronika Rodríguez, Brianda Salinas, and Andrea Valdés.

Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change 2014 Graduates: Rafael Benavides, Emily Bueno, Anacristina Chapa, Seven Flores, Irene García, Jorge González, Stephanie Martínez, Crystal Medrano, Lilliana Olivares, Maximiliano Ortíz, Abigail Ortíz, Esteban Otero, Patricio Rodríguez-Paras, Guillermo Romero, Luis Rubio, Jorge Rullán, Viridiana Sanchez, Adalberto Serna, Karen Vallejo, Gerardo Vásquez, Homero Vela-Gómez, and Agustin Velásquez.

Leadership TAMIU 2014 Graduates: Kazandra Alemán, Andrea Almendarez, Armando Barrera, Diana Castellanos, Laura Chapa, Rogelio Cruz, Itzel Delgado, Selina Fuentes, Dereck Garza, Emma Garza, Iris Guevara, Cynthia Gutiérrez, Ilian Hernández, Alex Lara, Jesus Ledezma, Maria Martinz-González, Cristian Medina, Mireya Montemayor, Rebeca Palacios, Maria Partida, Jimena Pérez-Leanos, Omar Ramírez, Tania Ramos, Valerie Roche, Jessica Sosa, Anthony Stahl, Karina Vidal and Jessica Villarreal.

TAMIU Trailblazers: Students completing the Career Development, Civic Leadership, Global Perspective, Health & Wellness or Personal Enrichment dimensions include: Francisco Adame, Kazandra Alemán, Andrea Almendarez, Leanna Barrera, Jackelyne Briseño, Jonathan Briseño, Valeria Cabello, David Canseco, Diana Castellanos, Monica Castellanos, Eduardo Castillo, Tomas Castillo, Esther Cavazos, Laura Chapa, Olivia Corona, Leslie Cortez, Oscar Cortez, Karen de la Garza, Albeza Durán, Osiris Escamilla, Selina Fuentes, Gabriela Galván, Christian García, Roger García, Irene García, Valerie Garza, Jazmin Gibeaut, Jose González, Francisco González, Beatriz González, Karla Gutiérrez, Erick Hernández, Jose Jacobo, Vanessa Jasso, Daniel Jiménez, Valerie López, Sylvia Manrique, Maria Andrade Martínez, Laura Martínez, Stephanie Martínez, Cristian Medina, Daniela Ortíz, Monica Ortíz, Rebeca Palacios, Maria Partida, Angie Pedraza, Nataly Pérez, Ana Lu Ramírez, Omar Ramírez, Raul Ramos, Tania Ramos, Daniela Rendón, Daniela Reyna, Mario Robledo, Jose Rodríguez, Amanda Rodríguez, Jorge Rodríguez, Edlin Roldán, Guillermo Romero, Carlos Romo, Keishla Rosales, Jose Salas, Alvaro Sánchez, Mara Schaffler-Sarmiento, Monica Stahl, Anthony Stahl, Ruben Valdéz, Karen Vallejo, Mario Vargas, Ricardo Verduzco, Karina Vidal, Jessica Villarreal, Erika Zamora, Lorena Zapata and Jorge Zazueta.

Other Students/Programs Recognized:

First Year Success Mentors (Advising and Mentoring Center), Student Success Mentors (Recruitment and School Relations), Sophomore Success Mentors (Advising and Mentoring Center), The Leadership Journey (Recreational Sports), Honor Council (Student Conduct and Community Engagement), Title V: Focus on Student Success (Academic Affairs).

Awards recipients at the University Life Awards were:

State Senator Judith Zaffirini Scholarship and Leadership Award: Amanda Rodríguez, junior.

Global Citizen Award: Eduardo Castillo, senior.

Freshman Excellence Award: Oxmara Barrera, American Medical Student Association.

Advisor of the Year: Dr. Claudia San Miguel, Criminal Justice Association.

Leader of the Year: Mara Schaffler–Sarmiento, Student Government Association.

Outstanding Community Service Award: College Assistance Migrant Program. Organization of Students (CAMPOS).

Student Organization of the Year: The Artisans.

Student Government Association Awards:

Officer of the Year – Mara Schaffler-Sarmiento.

Project of the Year – The Big Event (Chair – Laura Escobedo).

Outstanding Administrator – Griz Zimmerman, Athletic Director.

Dusty Cup – 3rd Place: Sigma Lambda Beta, 2nd Place: Campus Activities Board, 1st Place: Kappa Delta Chi .

Campus Activities Awards:

Rookie of the Year – Yadira Ramírez Ramírez.

Most Valuable Cabbie – Juan Martínez and Genesis Valdéz.

Student Employee of the Year: Eduardo Porras, Recreational Sports.

For more information, please contact Miguel Treviño, director of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement, at 326.2283, e-mail mtrevino@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in Student Center 226.



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