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TAMIU Names Mr. and Ms. TAMIU 2016 During Spirit Week Celebration Posted: 2/18/16

TAMIU Names Mr. and Ms. TAMIU 2016 During Spirit Week Celebration


Mr. and Ms. TAMIU 2016
Mr. and Ms. TAMIU 2016, Ricardo Cagigal and Jacquelyn Judith González  

Every Spring since 2011, Texas A&M International University students celebrate Spirit Week.  A cornerstone event of the Celebration is the naming of the campus’ Mr. and Ms. TAMIU after an online vote by student peers.

The 2016 Mr. and Ms. TAMIU are Ricardo Cagigal and Jacquelyn Judith González.

González is a junior Communication Disorders major from nearby Roma.  A student employee in the Office of Recruitment and School Relations, she has been a part of the Freshman Leadership Organization, Sophomore Leaders Involved in Change and has served as an orientation leader.  Nominated as a student employee of the year, González was named Miss Omega Delta Phi for the 2014-15 academic year.  She plans to become a speech pathologist and audiologist and help those in need. 

Cagigal is a junior Biology major from Xalapa, Veracruz, México. He is a student employee with the Office of Student Affairs and a proud member of Omega Delta Phi.  He’s also involved in TAMIU’s Greek Council, Tennis Club and was an orientation leader. He has volunteered at or for The Big Event, Make a Difference Day, PILLAR, and Habitat for Humanity.  He plans to earn a graduate degree and then enroll in veterinary school.

Candidates for the positions must demonstrate academic excellence, a commitment to service, leadership and University pride. 

They campaign for a week leading up to coronation ceremonies that highlight halftime ceremonies at a Dustdevil Basketball game.  The Spirit Week activities also provide an opportunity for TAMIU alumni to connect with their alma mater, and special initiatives celebrate their involvement, including a Silent Auction benefiting student scholarships.

During their yearlong reign, Mr. and Ms. TAMIU will represent TAMIU at University and community events, serving as ambassadors for The International U.

Other candidates competing for the honor this year included: Ana Jimenez, sophomore, Business Administration; Julio Reyes, sophomore, Communications; Pedro Macias, junior, Criminal Justice and Communication; Genesis Valdez, junior, Business Administration; Stephanie Martínez, senior, Communication, and Bernardo Zebadua, senior, Kinesiology.

For more information, please contact Teresa M. Renn, associate director, Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement, 956.326.2280, email or click on


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Highlights from Coronation Ceremony