Graduating Students Receive Ring as Symbol of University Years

 KINGSVILLE (December 6, 2017) — Graduating students from Texas A&M University-Kingsville who purchased an official school ring received them during one of two special ceremonies held Sunday, Nov. 12

Graduates and alumni are able to purchase an official Texas A&M-Kingsville ring. The ring’s symbols reflect the university’s history and traditions.

The symbols include the school’s mascot, the javelina, because of its tenacity; mesquite and cactus, because they personify the students’ ability to survive and prosper; palm trees, because they are found all over campus; the Lone Star, because it symbolizes the state of Texas; and the College Hall clock tower, because it is the most recognized landmark on campus.

Students receiving their official school ring are listed, along with their hometown and major. All are from Texas except where otherwise noted.

Adkins: Erin Faye Moczygemba, agribusiness

Agua Dulce: Miranda Charles, industrial management and technology

Alamo: Marcos A. Bravo, criminology; Ana Carrillo, political science; Chelsea Sibrianna Guerra, kinesiology; Janeth C. Navarro, criminal justice

Alice: Christian Michelle Chapa, biomedical sciences; Deandra Flores, interdisciplinary studies; Lucas Andres Lopez, industrial management and technology; Douglas Mondragon, chemical engineering; Thomas Ramos, electrical engineering

Angleton: Toby DeLeon, agriculture science

Austin: Arturo Viramontes, industrial management and technology

Bastrop: Evelin Arellano, industrial management and technology

Beeville: Antonio DeLaRosa, music; Joshua Farias, architectural engineering

Bishop: Sophia M. Calderon, architectural engineering; Aariel DeeRae Guerra, criminal justice; Cassidy Shea Hoyle, agriculture science; Reinaldo Martinez III, criminology; Sabrena Ortiz, criminology

Brazoria: Gabriella Cuevas, criminology

Brownsville: Alfredo Cantu, criminology; Ashley Nicole Perez, biomedical sciences; Samantha Solis, communication sciences and disorders

Buda: Monica Guerrero, environmental engineering

Camp Wood: Malerie Ann Gomez, animal science

Carrizo Springs: Zackary Cruz, range and wildlife management

Cibolo: Payton Lazenby, interdisciplinary studies

Corpus Christi:  Elizabeth Alvarado, biomedical sciences; Analisa Aranda, biomedical sciences;  Ryan Carlisle, music; Madison DeSive, human nutrition; Ruben G. Garza, industrial management and technology; Sarah M. Garza, animal science; Lauren Monet Hall, geology; Julia N. Medina, pre-engineering; Carlos Munguia, criminology; Gabrielle Jade Redublo, chemical engineering; Jason Rodriguez, mechanical engineering; Destiny Russell, chemical engineering; Emily Vela, kinesiology; Sara C. Williams, architectural engineering; Jared Wyatt, communications; Vanessa Zepeda, communication sciences and disorders

Cuero: Cole Liendo, pre-engineering

Dallas: Pablo L. Gonzalez, natural gas engineering; Miranda Tellez, animal science

Donna: Victoria Macias, management

Driscoll: Vanessa Colunga, interdisciplinary studies

Eagle Lake: Jordan Garner, kinesiology

Eagle Pass: Adrian Aglay Aguilera, accounting; George Andrade, natural gas engineering; Ashley Garcia, communication sciences and disorders; Jaime Vargas Jr., mechanical engineering; Lizeth K. Vazquez, civil engineering

Edcouch: Yamilex Garcia, psychology

Edinburg: Sarah Alvarez, communication sciences and disorders; Alyssa Anne Canul, biomedical sciences; Mark Villarreal political science

Edna: Brandi Ortolon, agriculture science

El Campo: Irving A. Avalos, architectural engineering

Falfurrias: Alexandria C. Guerra, communications

Flatonia: Branden Scott Dierschke, animal science

Fredericksburg: Adolfo Enciso, geology

Freeport: Emond Hobbs, accounting

Freer: Autumn Nicole Flores, history

George West: Preston Koenig, criminology

Goliad: Benjamin I. Guerrero, industrial management and technology; Logan Muehlstein, chemical engineering

Harlingen: Elsa Fernandez, biomedical sciences; Leslie Jean Garza, communications

Helotes: Makaila Allen, animal science

Houston: Tarah Aliceacosta, kinesiology; Susan Michelle Alvarez, communication sciences and disorders; Nicholas Cano-Velasco, management; Valeria G. Castillo, communication sciences and disorders; Kristian Flores, criminology; Briana Harris, communications; Rigoberto Rios, interdisciplinary studies; Chelsea Robinson, chemical engineering; Yesenia Vega, interdisciplinary studies

Irving: Hugo Johneliot Rodriguez, natural gas engineering

Katy: Nicholas J. Gaither, natural gas engineering

Killeen: Christopher Hoch, architectural engineering

Kingsville: Lelyn Lucas Adams, marketing; Luke A. Bernal, pre-engineering; Bailey Cernosek, human nutrition; Melissa Chavarria, biomedical sciences; Amy Dominguez, communication sciences and disorders; Joseph Galindo, biomedical sciences; Sarah Alyse Garcia, human sciences; Loraine Godfrey, biomedical sciences; Jonathan Gonzalez, criminal justice; Kristen Gonzalez, social work; Mauricio Guzman, industrial management and technology; Wendell Hamilton, finance; Jennifer Rivas, accounting; Monica M. Rivera, kinesiology; Robert Tullos, kinesiology; Haley Vera, doctoral certificate, science education; Dawson T. Weatherford, criminal justice

La Feria: Nathanael Hernandez, animal science; Julie King, chemistry

La Joya: Joanna Aguilar, criminology; Aaron Alanis, animal science

La Porte: Taylor Shirley, range and wildlife management

La Vernia: Tristan B. Summy, range and wildlife management

Laredo: Alejandra Carrillo, biomedical sciences; Omar H. DeLaGarza, environmental engineering; Omar DeLaRosa, civil engineering; Kenneth Duncan Jr., communications; Matias M. Garcia, management; Gerardo Gonzalez, civil engineering; Rodrigo Montemayor, mechanical engineering; Juan Moreno, criminology; Oscar Arturo Ramos, civil engineering; Gabriella Salinas, animal science; Valeria Sifuentes, management

League City: Alexandra Celeste Arredondo, kinesiology

Los Fresnos: Andrew Morales, chemistry

Manor: Breana Briseno, art

Marion: Nicklos Tuttle, agriculture science

Mathis: Ariana Kamile Barajas, agriculture science; Kyle Barton, mechanical engineering; Gloria Rodriguez, criminology

McAllen: Henry Burns, agribusiness; Alexcia Belem Luna, communication sciences and disorders; Cortney Ruiz, animal science; Sonia M. Solano Estrada, industrial management and technology

Mercedes: Roxana C. Castellanos, criminology; Ricardo A. Galvan, kinesiology; Monica Garcia, management; Josiah H. Gomez, mechanical engineering; Jocelyn Gonzalez, biomedical sciences; Alexander Hernandez, electrical engineering

Mission: Natalie M. Almanza, criminology; Alan Alvarez, master’s in criminology; Ramon Coronel, history; Kayla J. Morin, biomedical sciences; April Leigh-Anne Rangel, communication sciences and disorders

New Braunfels: Kyle Kendrick, civil engineering

Paige: Clinton B. McPhaul, range and wildlife management

Palmhurst: Kristina M. Esqueda, animal-wildlife veterinary technology; Luis Garcia, communications

Pharr: Ileana Aleman, master’s in adult education; Randy Slayton, criminal justice

Port Lavaca: Melissa Gottashalt, accounting; Kevin Hill, mechanical engineering

Premont: Eloy Omar Moreno, marketing; Adam Pena, mechanical engineering

Raymondville: Lissette Nicole Esparza, kinesiology; Margarita Ortega-Gonzalez, alternate pre-engineering; Maria Guadalupe Pruneda, interdisciplinary studies; Gabriella Lynn Trevino, architectural engineering

Rio Grande City: Carlos Noel Beltran, natural gas engineering; Daniel Martinez, biomedical sciences; Sarah L. Ramos, psychology

Riviera: William Brown, agriculture science

Robstown: Estevan Arciniega, management; Lezlie K. Dunlavy, animal science; Dustin Garcia, accounting; Victoria Gutierrez, accounting; Riley Ramos, accounting

Rosenberg: Sarah Pickard, information systems

San Antonio: Kevin Ryan Cepeda, music; Jacob Martinez, mechanical engineering; Morgan Pope, geology; Briana Rodriguez, history; Ny’Keshia Times, criminology; Nicholas Vasquez, architectural engineering; Alexis Vega, psychology

San Benito: Johnathan O. Alegria, biomedical sciences; Leonel Garcia, kinesiology; Emily Hinojosa, animal-wildlife veterinary technology;  Kassandra Limas, psychology; Alejandro Valencia, mechanical engineering

San Diego: Lorena Lynn Garcia, biomedical sciences; Baltazar B. Ramirez, chemical engineering; Macy Ramirez, management; Ashley Saenz, biomedical sciences; Adrian Vera, pre-engineering; Gabriel Vera, animal science

Santa Maria: Aislinn Hinojosa, human sciences

Sarita: Desiree Medellin, criminology

Sinton: Darcy K. Ramirez, English; Victoria Ann Ramos, criminology

Smithville: Aaron Riddle, geology

Somerset: Jose L. Tovar Jr., industrial management and technology

Spring: Kevin Hunter Averitt, environmental engineering

Spring Branch: Cody Hay, range and wildlife management

Taft: Jasmine Pineda, psychology

Thorndale: Seth Barker, accounting

Tomball: Isidoro Guerrero, agriculture; Francisco Meza, industrial management and technology

Victoria: Monica Hysquierdo, management; Jacob Leo Luna, kinesiology; Jason E. Villarreal, biomedical sciences

Weslaco: Victoria Garcia, interdisciplinary studies; Laurie Solis, psychology; Jacob Venegas, interdisciplinary studies

Yoakum: Justin Dixon, range and wildlife management

Zapata: Rene Eli Alvarez Jr., kinesiology; Jose L. Saenz Jr., civil engineering; Daniella Soto, chemical engineering; Carina L. Villarreal, criminology

California: Briana Z. Chavez, psychology

Florida: Melissa Ramirez, management

Ohio: Andrea Martinez, architectural engineering