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One-Hundred One-HundredSeventeenth Eighteenth Commencement Commencement May May 12, 12, 2007 2007





Board of Regents The University of Texas System



James R. Huffines, Chairman ......................................................... Austin

Rita C. Clements, Vice Chairman .................................................... Dallas The Honorable Cyndi Taylor Krier, Vice Chairman.............. San Antonio

John W. Barnhill, Jr. . ..................................................................Brenham



H. Scott Caven, Jr. ........................................................................Houston



Judith L. Craven, M.D., M.P.H. .....................................................Houston

Robert A. Estrada ................................................................... Fort Worth

Colleen McHugh .................................................................Corpus Christi

Robert B. Rowling ........................................................................... Dallas Randal Matthew Camarillo (Student Regent)....................... Fort Worth Francie A. Frederick General Counsel to the Board of Regents

Senior Administrative Officials The University of Texas System Mark G. Yudof Chancellor

Geri H. Malandra Interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Kenneth I. Shine, M.D. Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs

Scott C. Kelley Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs



Program

Morning Ceremony 10 a.m. Diana Natalicio President of the University, Presiding Concert ............................................................ The University Wind Symphony Ronald A. Hufstader, Conducting Professor, Music Academic Procession ...................................... Hugh Cardon, Grand Marshal Professor, Music National Anthem ............................................. The Audience and The University The Star Spangled Banner (Key) Wind Symphony Welcome and Introductions ............................ Diana Natalicio, President Keynote Address . ............................................ The Honorable Shana Dale Deputy Administrator, NASA Presentation of Candidates’ Names ............... Diana Natalicio, President Conferral of Degrees ....................................... Colleen McHugh, Regent The University of Texas System The College of Engineering . ........................... Steve Stafford, Interim Dean The College of Science ..................................... Michael Eastman, Dean The College of Liberal Arts .............................. Howard Daudistel, Dean The University College...................................... Maggy Smith, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean The Graduate School ....................................... Pablo Arenaz, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean Announcement of Candidates’ Names . ......... Elena Izquierdo Associate Professor, Teacher Education Yvonne Carranza, Recruitment and Advising Specialist, Liberal Arts Faculty Marshals of Students . ........................ James H. Holcomb Associate Professor, Economics and Finance

Ralph A. Liguori Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences Recessional

Graduates will recess through the center aisle and out the south tunnel of the Don Haskins Center. Family members may meet their graduate in Lot C-4. Refer to the diagram on page 7 of the program.



Order of Academic Procession Morning Ceremony 10 a.m. Hugh Cardon Grand Marshal of the University

Gabriel Mansouraty The University Banner

Gaurav Avadhut Duckle Graduate School Banner

Miguel Angel Vargas Engineering Banner

Karla Rene Elmore Liberal Arts Banner

Gregory Edwin Longstreth

Gabriel Gomez

University College Banner

Science Banner

Roberto Osegueda

Diana Natalicio President

Acting Provost and Vice President for Research

The Honorable Shana Dale

Colleen McHugh

Keynote Speaker

Regent The University of Texas System

Stephen Riter

Jose D. Riojas Vice President for Strategic Initiatives

Vice President for Information Resources and Planning

Pablo Arenaz

Maggy Smith

Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Dean of the University College

Julie Wong Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Jorge Cardenas Interim Chair, Staff Council

Norma De La Rosa

Lawrence Ellzey President, Faculty Senate

President, Alumni Association

Samuel Gonzalez

President Student Government Association 

Members of the Faculty The Graduate School John Walton, Marshal Pablo Arenaz, Dean

The College of Engineering Eric MacDonald, Marshal Steve Stafford, Interim Dean Faculty of the College

The College of Liberal Arts

Ingeborg R. Heuser, Marshal Howard Daudistel, Dean Faculty of the College

The University College Maggy Smith, Dean

The College of Science

Diane Doser, Marshal Michael Eastman, Dean Faculty of the College

Candidates for the Degree The Graduate School

The College Banner Bearer Virgilio Gonzalez Faculty Marshal of Students Jaime Cesar Acosta, Engineering Karina Castillo, Science Aaron Andrew Edstrom, Liberal Arts Student Marshals Candidates for the Degree

The College of Engineering

The College Banner Bearer Wen-Whai Li Faculty Marshal of Students Karla Margarita Enriquez Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The College of Science

The College Banner Bearer Larry Jones Faculty Marshal of Students Nada Farid Al-Hanna Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree 

The College of Liberal Arts The College Banner Bearer Michael Topp Faculty Marshal of Students Jill Erin Lybarger Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The University College The College Banner Bearer Dorothy P. Ward Faculty Marshal of Students Sarah Jean Longtin Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The University Librarians Claudia Rivers, Marshal

The University Staff Beverly Kerbs-Ward, Marshal

Student Seating and Post-Commencement Family Waiting Areas 10 a.m. Ceremony Spring Commencement • Saturday, May 12, 2007



Program

Afternoon Ceremony 3 p.m. Diana Natalicio President of the University, Presiding Concert ............................................................ The University Wind Symphony Ronald A. Hufstader, Conducting Professor, Music Academic Procession ...................................... Sandra Lloyd, Grand Marshal Professor, Special Education National Anthem ............................................. The Audience and The University The Star Spangled Banner (Key) Wind Symphony Welcome and Introductions ............................ Diana Natalicio, President Keynote Address . ............................................ The Honorable Shana Dale Deputy Administrator, NASA Presentation of Candidates’ Names................ Roberto Osegueda, Acting Provost and Vice President for Research Conferral of Degrees ....................................... Diana Natalicio, President The College of Education ................................ Josefina Villamil Tinajero, Dean The College of Health Sciences........................ Harry Meeuwsen, Interim Dean School of Nursing.............................................. Robert Anders, Dean The College of Business Administration.......... Robert Nachtmann, Dean The Graduate School ....................................... Pablo Arenaz, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean Announcement of Candidates’ Names . ......... Elena Izquierdo Associate Professor, Teacher Education Yvonne Carranza, Recruitment and Advising Specialist, Liberal Arts Faculty Marshals of Students . ........................ James H. Holcomb Associate Professor, Economics and Finance

Larry Jones Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences Recessional

Graduates will recess through the center aisle and out the south tunnel of the Don Haskins Center. Family members may meet their graduate in Lot C-4. Refer to the diagram on page 11 of the program.



Order of Academic Procession Afternoon Ceremony 3 p.m. Sandra Lloyd Grand Marshal of the University

David Rodriguez The University Banner

Jose Luis Rosales

Angelica Grajeda Molix

Graduate School Banner

Education Banner

Gabriel Lopez

Marcel Siegfried Wolff

Business Administration Banner

Diana Natalicio President

The Honorable Shana Dale Keynote Speaker

Richard Padilla

Health Sciences Banner

Roberto Osegueda Acting Provost and Vice President for Research

Pablo Arenaz Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School

Cindy Villa

Vice President for Student Affairs

Vice President for Business Affairs

Hector G. Balcazar

Lawrence Ellzey

Regional Dean, Cooperative Program in Public Health

Jose O. Rivera Director, Cooperative Program in Pharmacy

Samuel Gonzalez President Student Government Association

President, Faculty Senate

Jorge Cardenas Interim Chair, Staff Council

Norma De La Rosa President, Alumni Association



Members of the Faculty The Graduate School

The College of Education

John Walton, Marshal Pablo Arenaz, Dean

Richard Sorenson, Marshal Josefina Villamil Tinajero, Dean Faculty of the College

The College of Business Administration

The College of Health Sciences

Eddie Wei, Marshal Robert Nachtmann, Dean Faculty of the College

Julieta Castaneda, Marshal Harry Meeuwsen, Interim Dean Faculty of the College

The School of Nursing Robert Anders, Dean

Candidates for the Degree The Graduate School

The College Banner Bearer Margaret Weigel Faculty Marshal of Students Jennifer Rae Legel Business Administration Sylvia L. Nunez, Education Bernadette Marie Franco Health Sciences Student Marshals Candidates for the Degree

The College of Business Administration

The College Banner Bearer Steve Johnson Faculty Marshal of Students Joanna Favela Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The University Librarians Sebastian Diaz, Marshal

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The College of Education

The College Banner Bearer Teresa Cortez Faculty Marshal of Students Nicole Marie Irrobali Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The College of Health Sciences The College Banner Bearer Rockie Pederson Faculty Marshal of Students Benjamin Alexander Ramirez Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The School of Nursing

Nidia Kraft Student Marshal Candidates for the Degree

The University Staff Rita Lerma, Marshal

Student Seating and Post-Commencement Family Waiting Areas 3 p.m. Ceremony

Business Admin.

Spring Commencement • Saturday, May 12, 2007

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Commencement Speaker THE HONORABLE SHANA DALE

Nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate, the Honorable Shana Dale began her duties as deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on November 14, 2005 As deputy administrator, Dale serves as the agency’s second in command and oversees the day-to-day work of NASA’s functional offices, such as the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of General Counsel and Strategic Communications. Before coming to NASA, Dale was deputy director for Homeland and National Security for the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President. She co-chaired the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on Homeland and National Security and supervised work of the subcommittees. Dale previously served as the chief of staff and general counsel at OSTP. In this position, she led and managed the staff officials involved with homeland and national security, legislative affairs, press operations, legal and ethical issues, the federal research and development budget, and internal budget and administration.

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Earlier in her career, Dale served as the assistant vice chancellor for federal relations at The University of Texas System, Federal Relations Office in Washington. In addition, Dale has 10-plus years of service on Capitol Hill including her tenure as staff director to the House subcommittee on space and aeronautics. Dale also served on the board of directors for Women in Aerospace for four years. Prior to serving as staff director, Dale was the Republican assistant legislative director and counsel on the space subcommittee. She was appointed to the Committee on Science, Space and Technology in March 1991, as the Republican counsel on the subcommittee on science. Dale also served on the House Public Works and Transportation Committee. Before moving to Washington, Dale was employed in private practice in San Diego, California. She received her bachelor’s with honors in management information systems from the University of Tulsa and her law degree from California Western School of Law. She is a member of the bars of California and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Conferenciante de honor LA HONORABLE SHANA DALE

El 14 de noviembre del 2005, la Honorable Shana Dale inició sus funciones como Sub Administradora de la NASA, una vez que fue nominada por el Presidente George W. Bush y ratificada por el Senado de los Estados Unidos. Como Sub Administradora y segunda al mando, Dale supervisa el trabajo diario de las Oficinas Operativas de la NASA, como la Oficina del Director de Finanzas, la Oficina del Consejo General y de Comunicaciones Estratégicas. Antes de ingresar a la NASA, Dale fue Subdirectora de la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología (OSTP por sus siglas en inglés) del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de los Estados Unidos, parte de la Oficina Ejecutiva de Presidente. Fue Directora Adjunta del Comité del Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología sobre Seguridad Nacional y supervisó el trabajo de los subcomités. Previamente fungió como Directora de Personal y Consejera General en OSTP. En este puesto, estuvo al frente y supervisó a los oficiales encargados de la seguridad interna y nacional, los asuntos legislativos, los operativos de prensa, los asuntos legales y éticos, la investigación y el desarrollo del presupuesto federal y el presupuesto interno y la administración. En los inicios de su carrera, Dale fue Vicecanciller Asistente de

Asuntos Federales para la Oficina de Relaciones Federales en Washington, en el Sistema de la Universidad de Texas. Cuenta también con más de 10 años de servicio en el Capitolio incluyendo su puesto permanente como Directora de Personal para el Subcomité del Espacio y de Aeronáutica de la Cámara de Representantes. Durante cuatro años fue miembro del Consejo Directivo para Mujeres en el Aeroespacio. Antes de ser Directora de Personal, Dale fue Subdirectora del partido Republicano en el área legislativa y Consejera en el Subcomité del Espacio. En Marzo de 1991 fue nombrada Consejera Republicana en el Subcomité de Ciencia, parte del Comité de Ciencia, Espacio y Tecnología. Dale también participó en el Comité de Transporte e Infraestructura de la Cámara de Representantes. Antes de mudarse a Washington, Dale ejerció de manera independiente en San Diego California. Se graduó con honores de la carrera de Director de Sistemas de Información en la Universidad de Tulsa y obtuvo su Licenciatura en Derecho en la California Western School of Law. Es miembro de la barra de abogados de California y de la del Distrito de Columbia y puede ejercer ante la Suprema Corte de Justicia de los Estados Unidos. Traducciones al español por Victoria Alicia Garcia

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distinguished Alumni The University of Texas at El Paso is proud to recognize its 2006 Distinguished Alumni presented by the UTEP Alumni Association. The award is the highest honor bestowed upon graduates who have excelled in their professions and sustained a commitment to the university. Our 2006 Distinguished Alumni are John “Danny” Olivas and Reese Rowling (awarded posthumously). John “Danny” Olivas Schoolbooks alone couldn’t satisfy John “Danny” Olivas’ thirst for knowledge. The best lessons often came from building modelrocket motors in the backyard or helping his dad take apart a car engine in the driveway of their El Paso home. Eventually, this mechanical aptitude began to dovetail nicely with the math and physics theories Danny learned in UTEP classrooms. And it produced a remarkable result: The 1989 Miner grad is now a NASA astronaut scheduled for his first flight into space, aboard the shuttle Atlantis. He’ll be part of the mission STS-117 crew that will deliver and install a truss segment for the International Space Station.

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Danny earned a bachelor’s from UTEP and a master’s from the University of Houston, both in mechanical engineering. He also holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and materials science from Rice University. Danny attended Bonham Elementary, MacArthur Middle and Burges High schools in El Paso. Danny says his mother, Carmen Olivas, a schoolteacher, and father, Juan Olivas, a locomotive electrician, encouraged his youthful inquisitiveness. “They got me a little kid’s telescope. I remember climbing up on the top of my roof and looking at the stars and moon,” he says, adding he often thought about rocketing through space toward those stars. Danny took an engineering position with Dow Chemical. He later worked as a senior research engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Danny was named to NASA’s astronaut program in 1998 and has worked in the Robotics Branch. Danny, who is married and a father of five children, is thrilled to be this much closer to fulfilling his childhood dream. But he’s keeping it all in perspective. “At the end of the day, it is still just a job,” he says. “I stay focused on training and learning, and being a good father to my wonderful family.”

Reese Rowling (posthumously) Reese Rowling’s life yielded many treasures. A 1951 graduate of the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now UTEP), Reese was co-founder and principal of Tana Oil and Gas Corporation, one of Texas’ most successful oil and gas exploration companies. Reese, who died in 2001 at the age of 73, was renowned for his vision and tenacity in the energy industry. But he was also known for his giving heart, often funding scholarships for family members — and complete strangers he met during his lifetime. His generosity touched UTEP as well: He established the Reese Rowling Endowed Fund for Geology, which provides stipends for graduate and undergraduate students. Reese was honored as UTEP’s Gold Nugget Award recipient for the College of Science in 1993. Reese worked with several oil and gas companies at the start of

his career, including Standard Oil of Texas, Signal Oil and Gas, and Evans Production. In 1959, he moved to Corpus Christi and eventually began work as an independent geologist. Together with William E. Colson, Reese formed Tana Oil and Gas Corporation in 1972. In the 1980s, Teco Pipeline Company was formed as a sister company to Tana. Tana’s portfolio of reserves was eventually sold to Texaco for $476 million. More success followed in the 1990s. Reese and his son Robert Rowling formed TRT Holdings Inc., acquiring a majority interest in MBank Corpus Christi. The bank was recapitalized and then sold to NationsBank for $131 million in stock. TRT also created TRT Development Company, a hospitality and resort properties company. In 2002, TRT formed Tana Exploration Company, LLC, which operates in the Gulf of Mexico. “He loved geology,” says Mike Popejoy, a childhood friend of Robert Rowling and past president of Tana Oil and Gas II. “On his business card, he could have had ‘chairman of the board’ or ‘president,’ but he put ‘geologist.’ That was it.”

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Ex alumnos Distinguidos La Universidad de Texas en El Paso se enorgullece en anunciar a los ganadores del Reconocimiento al Ex - Alumno Distinguido 2006, que presenta la Asociación de Ex -Alumnos de UTEP. Este galardón es la distinción de mayor rango que se otorga a los ex -alumnos que han sobresalido en sus profesiones y por su compromiso hacia la universidad. Los reconocimientos al Ex-Alumno Distinguido 2006 se otorgan a John “Danny” Olivas y póstumamente a Reese Rowling.

John “Danny” Olivas Los textos académicos en sí no satisfacían la sed de aprendizaje de John “Danny” Olivas. Sus mejores lecciones usualmente las tenía al construir el motor de un cohete a escala en el patio de su casa o al ayudar a su padre a desarmar el motor de un vehículo en la cochera de su hogar en El Paso. Con el tiempo esta destreza mecánica comenzó a relacionarse perfectamente con la teoría de las Matemáticas y la Física que Danny aprendía en las aulas de UTEP. Esto tuvo un asombroso resultado: El Minero egresado en 1989, es ahora un astronauta de la NASA en espera de realizar su primer viaje al espacio, a bordo del Trasbordador Atlantis. Formará parte de la tripulación del

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trasbordador STS-117 encargada de llevar e instalar una sección de la Estación Espacial Internacional. Danny obtuvo su licenciatura en UTEP y una maestría en la Universidad de Houston, ambas en ingeniería mecánica. También cuenta con un doctorado en ingeniería mecánica y ciencias de los materiales de la Universidad Rice. Terminó sus estudios básicos en El Paso graduándose de la Escuela Primaria Bonham, la Secundaria MacArthur y la Preparatoria Burges. Danny atribuye su curiosidad juvenil a sus padres; Carmen Olivas, una maestra y Juan Olivas, un electricista en el área locomotriz. “De niño, me regalaron un telescopio. Recuerdo que me subía al techo de mi casa y veía las estrellas y la luna”, menciona Olivas y añade que se imaginaba viajando en el espacio hacia esas estrellas. Trabajó para la Dow Chemical Company y después laboró como ingeniero principal de investigación en el Laboratorio de Propulsión de Jet de la NASA. En 1998, fue seleccionado para formar parte del Programa Astronáutico de la NASA donde ha trabajado en el área de la robótica. Danny, quien está casado y es padre de cinco hijos, se siente afortunado de estar a punto de realizar su sueño de niño, pero conserva su sencillez. “Al final del día, no es más que trabajo”, señala. “Me enfocaré en el entrenamiento y aprendizaje y en ser un buen padre para mi maravillosa familia”.

Reese Rowling (póstumo) La vida de Reese Rowling está llena de logros. Graduado de la Escuela de Minas y Metalurgia de Texas (ahora UTEP) en 1951, fue cofundador y director de la Corporación Tana Oil and Gas, una de las empresas gaseras y petroleras de mayor prestigio en Texas. Reese, quien falleció en el 2001 a la edad de 73 años, fue reconocido no solo por su visión y tenacidad en la industria energética sino también por su generosidad, pues con frecuencia patrocinaba becas para los miembros de su familia e incluso para personas extrañas que conoció a través de su vida. Su generosidad también alcanzó a UTEP: estableció la Fundación Reese M. Rowling que brinda becas tanto a estudiantes de licenciatura como de maestría en el área de geología. En 1993 se le reconoció con el Gold Nugget Award de la Facultad de Ciencias. Rowling trabajó para diversas empresas gaseras y petroleras al inicio de su carrera, entre ellas Standard Oil of Texas, Signal Oil and Gas y Evans Production. En 1959, cambió su residencia a Corpus Christi y finalmente se inició como geólogo independiente. En 1972 junto con William E. Colson fundó la Corporación Tana Oil and Gas.

En los 80’s, se formó la Compañía Teco Pipeline como empresa afiliada a Tana Oil and Gas. La cartera de reservas de Tana fue vendida finalmente a Texaco por $476 millones de dólares. En los 90’s continuaron los éxitos. Junto con su hijo Robert Rowling formó la empresa TRT Holdings Inc., convirtiéndose en socio mayoritario del Banco de Corpus Christy MBank. El banco fue recapitalizado y vendido después al NationsBank por $131 millones de dólares en valores. TRT también creó la compañía TRT Development Company, una empresa de bienes raíces y centros hoteleros. En el 2002, TRT formó la Compañía Tana Exploration Company, LLC, que opera en el Golfo de México. “Él amaba la geología”, menciona Mike Popejoy, un amigo de la infancia de Robert Rowling y ex-presidente de Tana Oil and Gas II. “En su tarjeta de presentación pudo haber incluído la palabra ‘presidente’ o ‘presidente del consejo de administración’ pero solo decía ‘geologo’, eso era todo”.

Traducciones al español por Victoria Alicia Garcia

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“No man is an island No man stands alone” -John Donne Today we pay tribute to the accomplishments of the graduates of the University of Texas at El Paso. For them, this ceremony marks both the culmination of years of hard work and commitment to this goal, and a prelude to many future opportunities. We congratulate them and wish them well as they pass this major milestone in their lives. Of equal importance to us, however, is the opportunity to recognize you, the family members and friends of the graduates. For today as we honor these graduates, we honor you as well. We see in their success the love and support of parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, spouses and children – all of you who have so willingly made many sacrifices because you believed in the importance of their education. You invest many todays to achieve a brighter tomorrow, and we are all enriched by your commitment. The faculty and staff of the University of Texas at El Paso thank you for your support, and we congratulate you, too, for we know that these graduates’ achievements are not theirs alone. Your presence here today illuminates this ceremony with warmth and love.

´ hombre es una isla “NingUn Ninguno existe solo” -John Donne Rendimos homenaje hoy a los logros de quienes se reciben de la Universidad de Texas en El Paso. Para ellos, esta ceremonia representa no sólo sino también la culminación de años de trabajo y de compromiso personal hacia esta meta, el preludio a innumerables oportunidades en el futuro. Los felicitamos y les deseamos lo mejor en esta occasión de crucial importancia en su vida. Pero nos parece indispensable también aprovecharnos del momento presente para brindarles nuestro reconocimiento a ustedes, los familiares y amigos de los graduados, puesto que al honrar éstos honramos además a todos ustedes. Vemos en el éxito de ellos el amor y el apoyo de padres, abuelos, hermanos, esposos e hijos-todos los que han hecho de buen grado sacrificios porque han creído firmemente en la importancia de la educación de sus seres queridos. Ustedes han hecho la inversión provechosa de su presente para alcanzar un porvenir mejor, y todos nosotros nos hemos beneficiado por su empeño en esta labor. Los profesores y empleados de la Universidad de Texas en El Paso les agradecemos su apoyo y los felicitamos también, porque comprendemos que lo que han conseguido estos graduados no lo han conseguido solos. Iluminan ustedes nuestra ceremonia hoy con su presencia aquí, con su calor humano y su cariño.

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Candidates for Degrees MAY 2007

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College of Engineering Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Michelle Anguiano Gema Liliana Camacho Clara Margarita Enriquez Arturo Adrian Gonzalez Jesus Gonzalez Edgar Gabriel Guerrero Jason Robert Love Abbie S. Majerczyk Joanne M. Moyer George F. Munoz Jenny Renteria Luz Maria Roldan Leo Christopher Romero Gustavo G. Sosa Gabriel Trejo

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Joaquin Alberto Aguilar Jesus Alvarez Larissa Barreda Michael Ryan Bertka Jerald James Brady David Rudolph Durda II Karina Ileana Escapita Jason J. Jaramillo Ernesto Medina Veronica Rocio Medina Carlos Alonso Natividad Eric Parra Adrian Perez Stephen Jennings Pruett Jesus Noe Velarde

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Jacqueline Acuna Abril Mariana Aguilar Alejandro Aranda Samuel Archuleta Ismael Arellano Omar Armendariz Steven Michael Arroyo Miguel Angel Avalos Michael Edward Brown David Ernesto Burgos Ricardo Calzada 20

Abbott Chacon Ricardo Saaid Chavez Li Chun Cheng David R. Delgado Karla Cecilia Enriquez Raul Estrada Ramon Flanagan John Robert Harris Gerardo Hernandez Jr. Abraham Herren Sarah Ann Holen Luis Carlos Jimenez Pablo Adrian Jimenez Jacob Anthony Lara Citlali Lopez Ceasar Luevano Jorge Enrique Lugo Jaime Maldonado Brenda Jeannette Mendoza Misael Navarrete Jr. Abel Navejas Rafael Ordonez Jr. Manuel Orona Omar Perez Cesar Javier Portillo Jaime Quinonez Ivan Andres Regalado Jesus Miguel Rey Jahaziel Rodriguez James Roger Roeder Jorge Salinas Darrelyn La’ Jene Smith Julio Cesar Soto David Allan Swanson Juan Carlos Tapia Shaun Ryan Tidwell Jose Carlos Tlalpan Carlos Felipe Urbano Jr. Miguel Angel Vargas Carlos A. Villa Jason Michael Wyche

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Carlos Adrian Avila Xavier Rogelio Castellanos Iris Cedillos Ever Isaac Chavez Janeth Haydee Corral Alejandro Flores

Karla Flores-Parkman Patricia Alejandra Grajeda Damian Ramos Gutierrez Jr. Huitzi Carolina Lopez Carlos David Marquez Alexandro Antonio Medina Edmundo Montalvo Claudia Palma Jesus Enrique Reverol Prada Luis Fabian Quinones Salvador Alejandro Robles Margarita Viridiana Roldan Jorge Alberto Valles Zamora

Keith Michael Griffin Carlos Alberto Hernandez Jack Wayne Johnson Guillermo Portillo Otoniel Agustin Puente Carlos Omar Ramirez Dioscoro Joseph Reza Emmanuel Saucedo Ryan Jay Stubbs Jesus Torres Adrian Trejo Eleazar Vazquez Jr. Sergio Abdel Vega

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Michael Anthony Barron Jr. Jonathon Ray Bice Michael Sanford Boudreaux Jorge Armando Chacon Leonel Alfonso Chacon-Rodriguez Gilberto Sergio Contreras Jose Francisco Cossio Han Gong

Virginia Castano Priscilla Annette Guerrero Giovanne Guillermo Lopez Brenda I. Machado Joel Alejandro Mejia Sandra Kay Oyer Clemente Jose Parga

College of Liberal Arts Bachelor of Arts Anthropology Julian Antonio Carrillo Anthropology/Criminal Justice John Meza Art Melissa Arellano Sarai Eliza Chavez Abel Mendoza Diane Elaine Vera Art/Communication Media Advertising Aime Gabriela Garcia Biological Sciences Christopher C. Francies Jennifer Marie Marquez Chicano Studies Aldo S. Aguirre

Communication Electronic Media Monica Aide Alvidrez Melinda Therese Ayoub Arena Barrientos Juan Carlos Casas-Cerda Paul Thomas Enger Enrique Garcia Eudor Garcia Jessica Marie Graham Mario Andres Guerra Anthony Francis Guerrero Diana Gutierrez Juergen W. Karp Belinda Ariana Madrid Ana Margarita Monreal Veronica Moreno James Gabriel Navarrete Alex Ojeda Jessica Pasillas Jacobi George Quinn Laly Rivera Laura A. Rodriguez Ricardo Vasquez Jessica Yllarramendi 21

Communication Media Advertising Megan J. Barber Ricardo Fabian Carmona William Leonard Cummings Danielle Alexandra King Cintia Dinorah Kiwa Elvia Angelica Zuniga Mena Yvette Mendoza Rachel E. Pierce Leah Mihlan Ramirez Manuel R. Urias Andres Antonio Valles Communication Media Advertising/ Communication Organizational and Corporate Communication Christina Lynn Parras Communication Organizational and Corporate Communication Carola Andrade Mirel Dali Argueta Keithley Ruth Dean Iris Vanessa Duran Karla Rene Elmore Jeane Foster Kristen Y. Gonzalez Herminia Hemmitt Patricia Hogue Jennifer Lamas Ana Paula Felix Rosell Cristina Vallejo Yerlenny Yahel Waterman Magda Elena White Communication Print Media Lizette Marie Cedillo Fernando Ortiz Miriam L. Renteria Blanca Odeth Venegas Communication Spanish Language Print Media Aileen Bibiana Flores Gustavo Martinez Communication Studies Robert J. Larios Jennifer Mclaughlin Gloria Leticia Najera Maria De Jesus Pena Creative Writing Loretta Ceballos Regina Chavez 22

Joseph Michael Gonzalez Christopher Shane Hall Jason W. Henderson Aaron Paul Juarez Daniel Lee Mcculley Carlos Aristoteles Salas-Porras John D. White Creative Writing/Spanish Lilia Adelaida Zamudio Criminal Justice Abril Maria Acuna Gabriela Amaya Arturo A. Arroyo Mauricio E. Austin Sara Luz Banales Dazmi Castrejon Mario Felix Chavez Gloria Cuellar Shelly Brooke Dallas Nathaniel William Draughon Valerie Escalante Melissa Estrada Thomas A. Figueroa Lianna Nicole Gandara Lorena Garcia Jose Angel Gil-Olivas Ezekiel Gomez Aurelio Hernandez Jacqueline Hernandez Maryne Hernandez Luis Israel Herrera Wilfredo Lavoe Yesenia Leon Araceli Lucero Tara Maia Mckeller Tina Iliana Melendez Moses Daniel Munoz David Ogaz Eric Orona Jennifer Soo Paull Dyana Perez Karen Salazar Pinales Yuvicela Rojas Bertha Alicia Salmon Erika Seijas Francisco Torres Christopher Thomas Trevizo Joe Lewis Ward Zoya Vernice Weir

Criminal Justice/Political Science Ricardo Antonio Peraldi Criminal Justice/Psychology Reyna Avila Ana Karina Sanchez Criminal Justice/Sociology Marco Antonio Salas Economics Miguel Angel Aguilar Sergio I. Garcia English and American Literature Melissa L. Aguilar Martha Elena Aranda Christina Marissa Barraza Abigail R. Carl Sarah Nicole De La Garza Tina Danielle Enriquez Daniela Gonzalez Cecilia Esther Guillen Carisa Joi Krol Shawn Laroy Leggett Dolores H. Loya Sarah Luna Georgina Macias Tara Joanne Mccune Oriana Moreno Amanda Billie Mullins Kyle Marie Peterson Celia Lujan Rios Denise Teresa Soto Ivy Lynne Stevenson Carolina Valles Monica Veloz Jeff Zhan Wen History Jaime Arreola Lucianita C. Baca Jacob M. Belshe Jonathan Benitez Luis Antonio Carrillo Jr. Ralph Cedillo James Brian Cotten Larry De La Cruz Alejandro Estrada Yvonne C. Garcia Stephanie L. Gonzales Joachim Hillmann Georgina Michelle Landin Violeta S. Mena Diana Irene Mendez

Adrienne Ann Mounsey Erick Munoz Alfonso Ontiveros Benjamin Michael Ortega Maria Carmen Pando Robert Stephen Perez Luis Ramos Jeffrey Reza Vicente Alonso Sosa Carli J. Stiller Omar Vazquez Jonathan David Watters Justyne Leslie Williamson History/Political Science Joe A. Martinez Latin American and Border Studies Isaac Montes Linguistics Raquel Maria Salazar Aidee Wilcox Linguistics/French Martha Elena Dominguez Mathematics Fabiola Arras Alvaro Maldonado Jr. Miguel Mendoza Amorette Jane Rockenbaugh Philosophy Andres Dura Fernando Mabini Jr. Victor Alfonso Mancera Christopher Michael Whalin Philosophy/Political Science Oscar Amulek Acosta Political Science Adam Orion Abeyta Rebecca Alarcon Keny Michael Apodaca Lauren Danielle Barker Lorrie A. Cantrell Deidre LeaAnn Conklin Amber Sue Drennan Eduardo Alberto Estrada Sergio Manuel Estrada Jose Garcia Martha L. Gough Ezmeralda Gutierrez Guadalupe Ayre Lopez Theresa Meraz 23

Perla Crystal Pena Jason Gilbert Pina Leandro Salazar Jr. Armando Sanchez Gabriel Andres Seanez Esteban Arturo Vazquez Christian Alexander Wolff Political Science/Economics Elizabeth Kathleen Gibson Psychology Sandra Brown Tomas Cabeza De Baca Lauren Diane Cisneros Jermaine Leon Deans Jeannette A. Flack Irene Flores Gina Catherine Harrison Elizabeth Jimenez-Aguirre Dayana Longo Pedro Longoria Hector Ismael Lopez Jill Erin Lybarger Elise Mccune Chi Min Blanca Liz Morales-Ledee Mary Lou Ojeda Lizette Orozco Melissa D. Padilla Alexis Ann Pinon Fernando Reyes Gianna Marie Ruybe Yvette Maria Solares Simon Valdez Michael Keith Wade Psychology/Communication Organizational and Corporate Communication Candace Corinne Gilstrap Psychology/Philosophy Crisol Jacqueline Escobedo Sociology Jesus Manuel Camarillo Gabriela Del Castillo Shannon Christopher Hayhurst Freddie L. Johnson Isaac Abram Villalobos Spanish Mariana Aguilera Susana Baquera Deirdre Ford 24

Ana Margarita Moriel Diana Carolina Nunez Brenda Angelica Ortega Pamela Ramos Sacnite Ramos Marisela Rubio Margarita Ruiz Edy Salido Enedina Vargas Theatre Arts Carlos Licon

Bachelor of Fine Arts Dance Melinda Megan Chanson Christina Kay Mitchell Jessica Adela Urias Music Theatre Belinda Aime Saenz Studio Art Ceramics Adrian Morales Lorena Anette Rico Studio Art Drawing Ryan Johnathan Arms Studio Art Graphic Design Patricia Aleman Rudy Eugene Dominguez Gabriel Estrada Moises B. Filerio Jesus Abraham Fonseca Ramiro Garcia Roger Martinez Joseph Michael Tagle Vanessa Kay Zavala Studio Art Graphic Design/Studio Art-Ceramics Anel Monreal Studio Art Metals Darlina Ramirez Studio Art Painting Beverly Jo Ann Widener Studio Art Sculpture Agustine De La O Abraham Elias Ibanez Samuel Angel Munoz Gabriel Saucedo

Bachelor of Music Music Performance: Orchestra/BandInstrumental Chris M. Waide Music Performance Vocal Rocio Porras Music General Adrian Dale Baule Andria Renee Blizzard Kelly Ann Collins Gerardo Escobar Sarah Fobes Rodrigo Maldonado Christopher Lee Mitchell Teresa Corinne Purcell Gabriela Zamora

Bachelor of Social Work Elizabeth B. Aguilera Erica Ambis Marisol Michelle Aragon Maria Loraine Araiza Maribel Baca Regina Bautista Rene Camacho

Claudia Rocio Carrillo-Gonzalez Rosario Castaneda Sonia Coss Sergio Cruz Sandra M. DeVerney Gabriela Guerrero Rosa A. Ibarra Marisol Lara Juana Loya Nancy Marrufo Christina Renee Martinez America Patrick Veronica Laura Pinon Graciela Primero Robert Ramirez Josefina S. Ramos Alejandra Reyes Veronica Aimee Rodriguez Yazmin Rodriguez Esperanza Victoria Salinas Rocio M. Sanchez Maria Serrano Veronica A. Solis Salvador Sosa Pablo Vasquez Rocio Vedoy

College of Science Bachelor of Science Applied Mathematics Laura Solorzano Azucena Zamora Applied Mathematics/Physics Jorge Alberto Munoz Biological Sciences Amanda Christine Aceves-Head Gerardo Aguero Veronica Stela Alonzo Perla Alvarado Hadeel Gassan Azzam Reyes Ismael Cuevas Christine Delgado Joseph Demapan Aleece J. Dobrzyn Roberto Daniel Garcia Toya Dewan George Carlos J.R. Gonzalez Jessica Ann Hernandez Molly Hernandez

Omar Adrian Hernandez Carlos Michael Herrera Tiffany Ann Johnson Naima Khamsi Rebecca Anne Kreye Francisco Lopez Maritza Elena Lopez Pamela A. Lopez Jesse Chilo Madrid Corrine Alethea Mancillas Antonio Martinez Michelle E. Medina Sarah L. Mendoza Zeinab Mohammadi Pilar Zelda Montoya Jose Leopoldo Palomino Bobby Perez Jonathan Fabian Perez Mireya Aidee Perez Jaime Porras Laila Rajabi Hector Reyes Jr. Juan S. Reyna 25

Elizabeth Rae Rivas David Rodriguez Moises Adrian Sidransky Edna Adriana Solis Janet Michelle Strachan Anna Rose Trujillo Melanie Kristine Vela Valerie Nena Villanueva Eric M. Villasenor Jessica Nicole White Biological Sciences/Chemistry Elishadie Tezera Chemistry Christina Alvarado Roger Allen Ashmus Jr. Nancy Avila Moises Leonel Barraza Myrna Ivonne Calderon Maria Alejandra Flores Gabriel Angel Gonzalez Josefina Maldonado Romel Benny Perez April Rose Rodriguez Yesenia Avilia Saldana Environmental Science Jacob Randell Barton Alexandra Vargas Interdisciplinary Studies Crystal Avila Mathematics Anthony Shawn Abrantes Nada Farid Al-Hanna Jorge Anaya Walter E. Bales Courtney Marie Barnes Irene Janeth Cano Lizbet Cedeno Julio Marin Duarte Carlos Nicolas Gomez Brenda Leticia Gonzalez Lorena Isabel Gonzalez Ramona Hernandez April Alice Hone-Duarte Jennifer L. Love Sabrina Lucero Angel Salvador Marquez Jr. Stephen D. Morton Gabriel Reyna Adrian Rodriguez Elke J. Ruedas 26

Jacqueline Vargas Joy R. Windell Mathematics/Microbiology Daniel I. Dominguez Microbiology Hugo Valenzuela Alarcon Jr. Michael Arriaga Isela Arrieta Carla Ivonne Belmontes Sarai Castruita Carlos Chavez Cristian Enrique Dominguez Paul J. Friedman Cruz Armando Galarza Gabriel Gomez Gabriela Guereca Rebeca Alejandra Hinojosa Lenzy Cruz Juarez April Patricia Kelly Armando Landeros Mohammaddarwish Bassam Lulu Gabriel Mansouraty David Octavio Martinez Tavis Lyle Mendez Elisa Morales Jesse Ramirez Eunice Rascon Jose R. Rodarte Laura Denise Rodriguez Aaron Z. Rosas Joseph Claude Rossignol Hamzah Muhammad Saei Elizabeth Salazar Jose Andres Soto Robert James Stewart Thomas Robert Stewart Hermela Tezera Teferi Enrique Villalobos Jr. Elsa G. Warden Physics Layra Elvira Reza Sarah Jane Vega-Marchena Physics/Mathematics Tomas Hernandez Psychology Victoria Alexander Sabrina Frassa Claudia Yvonne Gutierrez David Juarez Psychology/Microbiology Lorena Yajahira De Los Santos

College of Education Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Gabriela Acosta Abigail Ajo Ericabeth Aldaco Silvina Aldrete Elizabeth Burciaga Alire Alicia Alonso Manuel Alvarado Jr. Vanessa Alvarez Rossana Alejandra Ambriz Melissa Renee Anderson Alma Lorena Andrade Sergio Rene Andrade Diane Arenas Rosa Emma Armendariz Cynthia Arredondo Elvia Avila Amy Avina Khenya Ayala-Carrillo Claudine Banda Cristina Barrio April Michelle Bautista Rachel Beanes-Marquez Lisa Shay Behne Kimberley Ann Behrens Rebecca Bejarano Rebeca Leticia Blanco Catherine Burt Bullock Flora Burciaga Sandra Marie Bustamante Carrie Michelle Byrd Claudia Ivette Caballero Angelica Cabral Sylvia Calderon Sandra Cecilia Camacho Bernice Camposano Claudia Patricia Carmona Gabriela Carmona Nancy Carrasco Patricia Carreon Jose Carrillo Maria Carrillo Arisa Castaneda Erica Castaneda Lidia Esmeralda Castillo Maria Magdalena Castillo Raquel Castillo Ivette Castro Nydia Patricia Ceniceros

Olga G. Cerecerez Daniel Chacon Pi Chuan Chang Alicia Chavez Elizabeth Chavez Julia E. Chavez Julianne E. Chavez Laura Chavez Michele Ann Chavez-Delgado Isis Chavira Melissa Gayle Chiappone Cristi Caye Colquitt Norma Leticia Corral-Barba Maria L. Cortez Martha Magdalena Cortez Stephanie A. Cortina Stephanie Marie Cortinas Denise Croyle Jacqueline Suzanne Cruz Griselda Cuevas Elisa Cumplido Natasha Sheree Davis Jasmine Isela Debruhl Guadalupe A. De La Cruz Cesar Delgado Yvonne Marie Del Gaizo Rene Del Toro Suzanne Michelle De More Lilia De Santiago-Belmonte Gabriela Adriana Diaz Isela Diaz Melissa Diaz Petra Diaz Hilda A. Dominguez Yuriana Dorado Melissa Christina Dungan Haydee Aracely Duran Melissa Ann Elias Martha Nelida Enriquez Norma I. Enriquez Linda R. Erives Esperanza Espinoza Gloria Espinoza Hyrum I. Estupinan Erin Elizabeth Evans Rocio Favila Cristina Fernandez Guadalupe Fernandez Tania Fields Erika Figueroa 27

Guadalupe Figueroa Andrea Teresa Flores Elva Zulema Flores Jessica Flores Jose J. Flores Linda Michelle Flores Narda Marisela Flores Rebecca Lynn Fromer Sonia Clara Fuentes Benjamin Gallegos Veronica Gallegos Raul S. Gamez Michelle M. Gandara Adriana Araceli Garcia Armida Garcia Maria Del Socorro Garcia Moraima Alicia Garcia Sandra Iglesias Garcia Sandra Karina Garcia Susana Garcia Adriana Rocio Gardea Zulema Gates Amelia Estrada Gavilanes Rachel Sue Glenn Christina Gomez Juan Luis Gonzales Alma Angelica Gonzalez Amber Nicole Gonzalez Elaine Evans Gonzalez Eroidia Gonzalez Miriam Gonzalez Jessica E. Gorham April M. Granados Deanne Julie Grantham Catrina Marie Green Guadalupe A. Guerrero Cynthia Liliana Guevara Lizet Guevara Jana Guillen Cesar Gutierrez Leticia M. Gutierrez Patricia V. Gutierrez Azucena Guzman Kristin Kay Hardy Shannon D. Harman Deborah Ann Harris Kyna Marie Heinz Audrey Heredia Laura Lizette Heredia Angelica Hernandez Marcela Abril Hernandez Maria De Jesus Hernandez Maribel L. Hernandez Martha Hernandez 28

Rebekah A.V. Hernandez Veronica Hernandez Yvonne Hernandez Cinthia Vianey Hernandez-Najera Maria De Los Angeles Herrera Philip Eleazar Hill Blanca Esthela Howells Maria Lourdes Hudgins Nicole Marie Irrobali Alejandra Isais Janet Jacobo Yesenia Jacquez Joanna Jaquez Karla Jaurrieta Laura Ann Kelly Michelle Georgia Adelle Kessler Michael Joseph Kimlin Christine Suzanne King Krysta Lee Kurita Miriam Liliana Lara Patricia Lara Arturo Leyva Jr. Margarita Leyva Tanya Marie Licon Gilberto Lobo-Guerrero Jr. Maria Carolina Lopez Mario Alberto Lopez Diana Loya Vanessa Araceli Loya Ivonne Luera Iran Luevano Christina Macias Omar Isaac Macias Gaylynn Sue Maddaford Lourdes Maria Madrid Margarita Madrigal Jesus E. Malanche Linda Marcee Beth Erin Markel Magdalena Marquez Diana P. Martinez Maribel Martinez Vanessa Martinez Adda Priscilla McLellan Melissa Campos Medina Maria G. Melendez Amanda M. Melton Ricardo Mendez Rosie Mendez Brenda Nohemi Mendoza Norma Jean Mendoza Claribel Meza Cynthia Aide Meza Jesus A. Molina

Angelica Grajeda Molix Krissis Yvette Monarez Cynthia Bridgitte Montoya Elizabeth R. Morales Maria T. Morales Adriana Moreno Judith Moreno Mario Moreno Miriam Moreno Francelia Munoz Jazmin Munoz Monica Munoz Veronica Beatrice Munoz Katherine Bernadine Murphy Amanda Yarmin Narvaez Leticia Navarrette Sarah Leilani Navarro Maria Guadalupe Nevarez Argelia Niswonger Vincent Angel Novoa Elizabeth Nunez Laura Elena Ochoa Daisy P. Ontiveros Christina Ordaz Yvette Ordonez Monica Ornelas Belinda Ann Ortega Liliana Ortega Lizbeth Ortega Cynthya Ortiz Jessica Alejandra Ortiz Paola Oseguera Raquel N. Palacios Erin E. Palmer Josue Israel Palomino Erika Vianey Paredes Penelope Jean Parra Kristin Louise Parsley Manuel De Jesus Pasillas Mayra Pasillas Ivette Yvonne Payan Patricia Pedroza Judith Peinado Karla Irene Perez Priscilla Perez Veronica Plascencia Laura Porras Daisy Porres Maria Isabel Portillo Robert Portillo Angelee Preciado Omar Puente Linda Alexis Puga Kimberly Quinonez

Eduardo Quintanilla Abril Angelina Ramirez Melissa Renee Ramirez Mireya Reyes Joyce Elizabeth Rivera Leticia Rivera Judith Robles Diana De Jesus Rodriguez Evangelina G. Rodriguez Josephine T. Rodriguez Rodolfo Rodriguez Martha L. Romero Diana Laura Ronquillo Ana Gabriela Rosas Merit Margarita Rosas Alma P. Saenz Jennifer S. Sahs Ricardo Salazar Stephanie Sayne Salazar Cruz Estela Salcido Maria D. Salcido Claudia Rosa Sanchez Claudia Yvette Sanchez Hortencia Sandoval Vanessa Marie Santiago Michael Sarellano Adrienne N. Sattelmeier Mariana Saucedo-Kolar Kimberly Nicole Schutte Rachel Blessinger Sendek Yolanda Serna Kira Mackenzie Seward Noelle Shadrick Jillian Sifuentes Vanessa Sifuentes Lorraine Nicole Smith Adriana Solis Eric Philip Solis Cecilia Mayela Soto Cynthia Soto Lilia Soto Valerie Jan Spillman Christine Yvette Spraggins Yadira Ivethe Stroud Maria Svacina Heather Noelle Tankersley Maribel Tapia Daniel Emilio Tarin Salvador Tellez Lucy Todd Diana R. Torres Pablo Torres Melissa Anne Tremenheere Abraham Trujillo 29

Sheryl Trujillo Christina Maria Valdes Cynthia Valdespino Arlene Valdez Christy Valdez Sonia Carrasco Valdez Maria G. Vale Elsa R. Vallado Alma Araceli Valles Melissa A. Valles Anselmo Enoc Varela Dianne M. Vasquez Leticia Vasquez Jesus Vasquez Jr.

Jannelly O. Velasquez Lorraine Melisa Velez Christina Venegas Wendy Crystal Venzor Claudia Isabel Villarreal Romance Chantal Villeda Barbara Elaine Wall Mary Westbrook Amber M. Wilks Patricia Wollin Devvionne La-Traude Wright Deborah Marie Wyant Joe Elias Zajemski Steven M. Zubiate

College of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration

Accounting/Marketing Mercedes Gachupin

Accounting Sonia Aguilar Jessica Araiza Armando Alanis Baltazar Brandon Matthew Bier Nancy Cadena Joanna Yvette Campos Michelle Elane Cochrane Joanna Favela Naomi Fierro Anabel Garcia Erica Garcia Amber Marie Inglis David Martinez III Juana Mata Anna L. Mayagoitia Everardo Monrreal Andres Manuel Quintana Maribel R. Ornelas Adrian Angelo Ramos Jonathan Rios Judy Bernadette Saucedo Alejandro Trejo

Computer Information Systems Jesus Acosta Frank William Bayley Rene Flores Julio C. Gonzalez Agustina Ramirez Esther Rodriguez Armando Michael Romero Sergio Alfonso Sosa Adrian Richard Terrazas

Accounting/Finance Stephanie Nicole Bertka Daniel Gallegos Klaudia Schnittker Accounting/Management Melissa Huereca Claudia Medina Parra 30

Computer Information Systems/ Finance Ricardo I. Guerrero Computer Information Systems/ Management Fatimoh Muhammed David G. Ramos Carolina Rojas Cesar Alejandro Velasquez Computer Information Systems/Production Operations Management Sandra H. Velazquez Economics Jorge Humberto Ledesma Jr. Carlos Adriel Martel Ernesto Morales Joel Nevarez

Erika Guadalupe Serna Katherine Christena White Economics/Finance Sergio Villarreal Jr. Economics/Management Judith Coral Acosta April Yoanna Gonzalez Finance Margarita Borja Aleman Husen Bakir Oliver Willie Barraza Denise Carrillo Gloria Yvette Diaz Xavier Garcia Marcus Lee Igo Federico Reimers Lara Eugene Levin Esteban Ramon Lopez Alonso Martinez Judith Marie Mena Brenda Meraz Georgina Quezada Edward Resendez Benjamin Rodriguez Gonzalo Sandate Jr. Aaron Terrazas Perla Maria Trillo Victor Valtierra Michele L. Wiernicki Finance/General Business Erick Alejandro Flores Finance/Management Erika Dominguez Finance/Marketing Daniel Adrian Cavazos Oscar Alberto Pinuelas Finance/Production Operations Management Luis Alberto Alcalde General Business Georgina Acosta Monica Alvarez Abraham Angel Charlie Arellano Nancy Chavira Gilbert Adan Cortez Jorge Miguel Fierro

Erika Estella Jaquez Emmanuel Padilla Raul Alberto Perez Jose Roacho Hector Omar Torres Juan Miguel Ulloa Donald Lee Westrum General Business/Finance Gustavo M. Rivas General Business/Management Dianna Denisse Garcia Sagredo Ang Chamy B. Delgado Carlos Iram Garcia Julio Cesar Lopez General Business/Marketing Norma T. Barrera Patricia Kuhlhoff Management Yousef Fowzi Al Abdulghafoor Blanca E. Aleman Dolores Gomez Armendariz Ana Christian Camarena Ubaldo Alejandro Campos Jr. Ashleigh Marie Decker Maricarmen Dominguez Leticia Irasema Escapitte Janet Estrada Thomas E. Estrada Marcos Daniel Garza Antonio Gasca Alexander Heinrich Gerstner Sofia Maria Gonzalez-Garcia Trenton A. Henderson Cynthia Yvette Hernandez Sonya Alejandra Hernandez John P. Hurst Lorely Legaspi Gabriel Lopez Carlos Gustavo Maldonado Valerie E. Marin Catherine Ann Miranda Gerardo Moreno Gilberto R. Ortega Joseph Trent Ritchey Alfredo Rodriguez David Rodriguez George Luis Salas Victor Alfonso Sanchez Rosemary Smith 31

Natasha Babette Turner Gabriel Vasquez Bryan Villagrana Erica Nicole Yancey Management/General Business Mayra Duarte Karla Berenice Mendoza Management/Marketing Oscar Armando Beltran Michele L. Morales Ricardo Perez Anna Cristina Franco Terrazas Nalleli Torres Jonathan Mark Valenzuela Gustavo Viveros

Denisa Alejandra Felix Estela Elizabeth Garcia Kim Kientzle Angelica Monteros Rosalia Munoz Matthew Jacob Rios Jamilyn Rhea Rivera Marco Aaron Rosales Liliana Saucedo Rocio Salome Serrano Jaime Alberto Wilson Jr. Marketing/General Business Claudia Ochoa Marketing/Management Nichole Yvonne Prado

Management/Production Operations Management Jorge Alberto Gomez

Marketing/Production Operations Management Rosa Maria Almeraz

Marketing Audrey Rose Armendariz Misael Blanco Annabelle Estrada

Production Operations Management Denisse Jacqueline Aragon

College of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science Clinical Laboratory Science Jenna Christine Alberts Maria Theresa Cheek Angelica Dominguez-Gonzalez Marissa Ann Flores Telma Judith Garcia Fidel Ulises Holguin Anel Lizcano Michelle Mulligan Christopher Robert Olivas Elizabeth Olivas Martha A. Ornelas Frances Diane Ortiz Jacqueline Ramirez Joel Reyes April Marie Valencia Health Promotion Umu Munzuru Alhassan Clara Edith Castillo Nancy Esqueda 32

Missy Ann A. Gallegos Michelle Nicholle Greco Claudia Lozano Monica Andrea Mata Valeria D. Perales Flor Lizzette Velez Kinesiology Derek Joseph Acosta Renee Marie Andino Abraham Ayala Erika Barraza Mircea Florin Bogdan Ruben Carrillo Vicente Carrillo Elisabeth Inge Cavegn Arnoldo Ceniceros Arely Cordova Daniel De Los Santos Jesus Aaron Flores Tiffany Michelle Gaston Carlos Alberto Gonzalez

Lilia Ayde Gonzalez Emerald Earl Hayden Cynthia Danette Lara Marcos Antonio Magana Veronica Roxanne Martinez Cristina Morales Mayra Carolina Navarrete Olatunde Oludayo Okusanya Brenda Diane Olvera

Mobolaji Johnson Omotosho Benjamin Alexander Ramirez Ricardo Ramirez Trisha Rae Reade George E. Romero Claudia Delilah Saenz Adrian Osvaldo Torres Ana Dolores Valtierra Marcel Siegfried Wolff

School of Nursing Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing, Generic Denise Eileen Aguilar Ruben Martin Aguilar Isabel Aguirre Jessica Susan Aleman Robert Barrera Sonia Ivonne Barrera Viviana Belmontes Marissa Bernadette Rosario Bernal Brittney Jo Bingham Marie Camblin Crystal M. Carbajal Toby Casparis Bianca Cerecerez Maria T. Cichos Valerie Contreras Luelen Desiree Cunyus Andrea Fraire Lizette Saldivar Francis Monica Franco Ana L. Garcia Monica Giardino Norma Greenhoward Abel Benjamite Gutierrez Cynthia Marina Hernandez Victor Lee Ilog Tashanni Avonee Jeanmarie Shannon Leigh Judy Nidia Kraft Wendy Marie Kunze Ruth Elizabeth Lynch

Emily C. Martinez Richard Eric Meijers Esteban Monreal Diana Montanez Elizabeth F. Montes Jose De Jesus Morales Aidee Ramos Moreno Veronica V. Munoz Vanessa Araceli Navarro Guillermina Alicia Nelson Irene Orozco Jessica Yvette Orozco Patricia Payan-Brondo Celene Milagros Robles Myra Ivette Robles Jennifer A. Romero Monica Salcido Athena N. Sanchez Catherine Tracy Singleton Berenice Angelica Tarin Claudia Aurelia Torres Sheila Christine Tunderman Diana Christine Unruh Elizabeth Vasquez Luis Velez Irene Marie Villalpando Nursing, Registered Nurse Leticia Robles Sharon Smith Nidya Toscano

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University College Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Studies Moraima E. Aguero Mark Alvarado Gabriel Ignacio Antuna Gilda Ayers Nancy Luna Barraza Ruth Camacho Jaime Javier Canalda Paz Gilbert Castillo Alberto Castro Jessica Jean Chambers Joshua Clay Chamois Vanessa M. Colon Delia Mai Comeaux Carlos Diaz De La Vega Merida De Leon Amanda Lea Diaz Humberto Diaz David Duran Martha Ann Duran Alfredo Escajeda David Edward Escarsega Patricia Esnayra Bonnie LaFaye Estle Elia Marcela Gandara Debbi T. Gentry Aaron John Givens Diane Elisa Golding Cristobal Gomez Victor Guevara Diana Gutierrez Stacey Allison Henderson Sandra Lourdes Hernandez Jason P. Hiett Davis R. Jones Natasha Lacy Georgette L. Lara Erick A. Longoria Gregory Edwin Longstreth Sarah Jean Longtin Hector David Lopez

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Victor Daniel Lopez Martha Alicia Luckett Jacquelyn Luevano Michael Louis Marin Valerie Meza Valerie Ann Montano Cynthia Leeann Morales Luz Elena Morales Rita Araceli Moreno Crisantelma Ontiveros Alexander J. Ortega Julio Cesar Ortiz Sarah Pacheco Gabriel Rey Palacio Elias Perez Pablo Pompa Denise Lucy Quintana Armando Ramos Jr. Manuel Lorenzo Reyes Jr. Monica Reyes Ainee Irina Robles Margarita Rodrigues Melissa Rodriguez Ernesto Alfonso Sanchez Jesus Israel Satarain Anna Maria Schwab Aidee Irasema Serrano Daniel Sosa Michael David Splawn Celia Maria Suarez Joon Young Suh Helen Catherine Swopes Shanna Shaunte Thomas Mario A. Torres Jordan Tubig Corina Valdez Maribel Valtierra Esther Vasquez Tara Rae Verwiebe Adrian Michael Ward Justin Kyle Watson Barbara Yvette Zeh

University honors program University Honors Degree Candidates

Business Administration/Accounting Klaudia Schnittker

Biology David Rodriguez

Electronic Media Juan Carlos Casas

Computer Science Joaquin A. Aguilar

Engineering Anais G. Rivera

Microbiology Michael Arriaga Hermela Teferi

Interdisciplinary Studies Gilberto Lobo-Guerrero Jr.

Philosophy Christopher M. Whalin

University Honors Certificate Candidates Biology Omar F. Najera Hector Reyes

Microbiology Gabriel Mansouraty Enrique Villalobos Music Theatre/Theatre Belinda Saenz Political Science Amber Drennan Sociology Oscar Morales

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Graduate School Doctor of Education Educational Leadership and Administration Carmen Gray Burds Dissertation Title: “Acceptable and Low Performing Charter Schools in Texas: The Identification of Common Characteristics” Gary Elbert Edens Dissertation Title: “Student Involvement and Success: A Study of Undergraduate Student Experiences at a Majority Hispanic, Border Institution” Juanita Cruz Martinez Dissertation Title: “The Impact of Mentoring and Induction Programs on Teacher Self-Efficacy” Rene Abelardo Rubio-Pallares Dissertation Title: “The Construction of Attitudinal Scales to Appraise Values Embedded Education”

Computer Engineering Hector Garces Dissertation Title: “Wideband Chaotic Signal Analysis and Processing” Computer Science Salamah Ibrahim Salamah Dissertation Title: “Generating Linear Temporal Logic Formulas for Complex Pattern-Based Specifications” Environmental Science and Engineering Humberto Ruben Becerra Lopez Dissertation Title: “MultiCriteria Assessment of Energy Conversion Systems by Means of Thermodynamic, Economic and Environmental Parameters”

Doctor of Philosophy

Horacio O. Gonzalez Dissertation Title: “Differential Gene Expression in Fundulus Heteroclitus Due to Arsenic Exposure”

Biological Sciences-Pathobiology Yao Chen Dissertation Title: “Identification of Tumor-Associated Antigens as Markers for Immunodiagnosis of Hepatocellular Carcinoma”

General Psychology Colby Justin Stoever Dissertation Title: “An Exploration of the Stereotype Inconsistent Memory Advantage”

Yunuen Viezcas Hernandez Dissertation Title: “Sphingolipid Synthesis and Metabolism as a Target for Anti Giardial Therapy”

Geological Sciences Kaiwen Wu Dissertation Title: “Quartzite Rheology and Crystallographic Preferred Orientations: An Application in Mazatzal Tectonism and 1.4 Ga Pluton Intrusion, Needle Mountains, Colorado”

Shuwen Liang Dissertation Title: “Effect of Diet and Sex on Changes in Gene Expression and Behavioral Responses to Chronic Stress” Jose Angel Pacheco Dissertation Title: “The New World Thief Ants of the Genus SOLENOPSIS (HYMENOPTERA: FORMICIDAE)” 36

Materials Science and Engineering Itzia Zoraida Arroyo Dissertation Title: “Metal-Mediated Molecular Materials at the Nano – and Mesoscale”

Mohd Namatalla Refaei Dissertation Title: “Synthesis and Application of Trans-2(N-methyl-N-phenylamino) Cyclohexanol for the Fabrication of a Novel High Performance Liquid Chromatography Column” Karla Fabiola Soto Dissertation Title: “Comparative Cytotoxicity Assessments of Some Manufactured and Anthropogenic Nanoparticulate Materials” Mahesh Subramanya Dissertation Title: “Flame Extinction Limits and Particulates Formation in Fuel Blends”

Master of Accountancy Ji Young Lee

Master of Arts Art Education Michelle Marie Hernandez Anna Pilhoefer Clinical Psychology Roberta Farley Farley-Icard Denise Rodriguez Jennifer Venegas Communication Cynthia Sulmaz Divsalar Darilis Garcia-McMillian Normajean Gradsky Narda Cecilia Holguin Marissa Jimenez Shaheen Laila Jones Michael A. Lechuga Geraldine Marie Mearns Jeannette Aileen Monsivais Isaac Joseph Ortega Jean Louise Schlitzkus Jonathan Roberto Shoman English and American Literature Melissa Diane Azar Ayde Enriquez-Loya Rosa Isela Pena Claudia Ivette Rodriguez

Experimental Psychology Jessica Lindsay Marcon Andrew Joseph Mojica Nicole Pruss Mary Elizabeth Rigoni History Cristobal Andres Borges Aaron Andrew Edstrom Nancy Anne Hill History U.S./Mexico Border Jamie Matthew Starling Latin American and Border Studies Josefina Carmona David Munoz Elizabeth Gaytan Rodriguez Leadership Studies James Coston Anderson Jr. Andres Arreola Gi Tae Baik Haileyesus Baira Husam Ahmad Balas John Wilson Brock Thomas Robert Carl Gerald Joseph Coon Jesus Manuel Dukes Scott Lee Engel Carl Orlando Evans Roberto Alonso Guenaga Edmund Augustus Guy III Michael John Healy Sherry Lynne Hutchinson Lynda Jean Faisal Shaukat Jehangiri Douglas Edward Larsen Lawrence Lizama Pangelinan Chelinda Charisse Reed Chike J. Robertson Jeremy Daniel Scott Douglas Scott Simmons David Martin Sturgis Brendan Eugene Sullivan Joshua Jeffrey Tooke Michelle Haeli Toyofuku Jessie Marie Valdez Ian Scott Van Gorden Eric Joseph Weeks Michael Wowak Linguistics Tetyana Zhyvotovska 37

Political Science Russell Skookie Autry Marie Anne Gilot Manuel Mata Jr.

Susan Kay Spotts Glen Virgil Torguson Roberto Carlos Trejo Armando Trujillo

Sociology Trinidad Morales Yolanda C. Seidler Victor Silvestre Talavera Ruth Deyanira Zavala

Master of Business Administration

Spanish Gabriel Rene Camacho Luz Del Carmen Dominguez Studio Art: Painting Roya Mansourkhani Theatre Arts Beau Dean Bratcher Veronica Andrea Castaneda Alicia Elaine Green

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies Victor Hugo Barajas Miguel Angel Torres

Master of Arts in Teaching English John Howard Flickinger Maija Saara Holman Mathematics Ioana Ecaterina Agut Matthew Charles Ballway Michelle Yvette Buraczyk Rogelio Carrera Ricardo Cordova Michael Garcia Yolanda Gonzalez Ruth Concepcion Gutierrez Annette Henry Elsa Veronica Lopez April Dawn Mcglothlin Lorraine Melgoza Veronica Murga Francisco Javier Nolasco Julie Ann Olivo Jesus Roberto Ortega Orlando Pajon Bertha Alicia Pedregon Olga Perez Laura Cecilia Reyes Rotz 38

Accelerated Master of Business Administration Laura Yvonne Rodriguez David Solis Business Administration John Paul Aguilar Alejandro Alvarado-Balderrama Susana Barreda Stephanie Lynn Bussiere Kia Maree Dowell John J. Duran Marlene Estrada Delfina J. Glenn Brian Robert Grenier Gary K. Hawk Jennifer Rae Legel David Martinez III Richard Jason Mojica Wanda Ann Morales Ana Luisa Orrantia Juvernando A. Ramirez Klaudia Schnittker Kristian Schnittker Nadia Lourdes Shashaty Christopher Carlos Villa Online Master of Business Administration Richard Andrew Hazeltine Tracy Marguerite Kniest Robert Edward Torn

Master of Education Educational Administration Nadiah Sanabria Al-Gasem Laura H. Anguiano Bertha Alicia Arsola Alma Delia Brockhoff Felix Castor Vanessa Yvette Dominguez Jose Armando Gallegos Jacqueline Sue Kapraun Geoffrey Laymon Kimble Tom Luevano Marivel Nicholas Macias

Bibiana Marie Mancera Maria Isabel Markham Edna Martinez Jesus Mendez Sandra Elena Mendoza Tammy Lee Moreno Maria del Carmen Holguin Perez Pete Perez Sergio Oswaldo Perez Elizabeth Prangner Lisa Dawn Renegar Roberto Rivera Alicia Rodriguez Tuyet-Nga Thi Sanchez Veronica Sanchez Catherine Amanda Serna Laura Isabel Silva Donna Rae Smith Ismael Sosa Jr. Winni Tobias Guidance and Counseling Irene Baeza Angelica Maria Bailon Alejandra Guzman Camack Ricardo Cano Vanessa Desiree Corral Zulema Dickerson Bonnie Galvan Melissa Diane Galvez-Ledesma Cesiah Garcia Luz Inez Gomez Claudia Herrera Chyrisse Lynn King Fabio Lopez Julio Cesar Mascorro Lewis Albert Mendoza Tameka Nicole Milligan Fernando Lazaro Miranda Humberto Miranda Allen Gilbert Moreira Olivia Alexandra Narvaez Teresa R. Ochoa Leticia Fuentes Orueta Eden Grace Tabbutt Patricia Tellez Christopher Lawrence Tolland Laura Estella Torres Susana V. Villela Instructional Specialist Rodolfo Alba Jose Luis Andazola Erica Michelle Aragon

Marie Eleanor Baeza Gina Marie Briones Maria Luisa Burnette-Sanders Selene Carbajal Abigail Carey Angelica Jean Cole Rosa Elva Colleng Denise Pedregon Contreras Guadalupe Reyes Derma Estela Elorreaga Martha Esquinca Karla Renee Franco Socorro Gallarzo Hilda Yadaira Gomez Mary Gonzalez Daphne Sue Hansen Maria Del Consuelo Hernandez Veronica Hernandez Nancy Jimenez Kristan Nicole Keele Victor Manuel Lopez Jr. Melissa Nicole Lozano Jing Ma Veronica C. Macias George Manuel Manriquez Leonor Martinez Angelica Maria Mata Gabriel Mendoza Erika Lorena Mercado Areli Meza Lisa Morales Claribel Munoz Sandra Luz Nava Sylvia L. Nunez Anna B. Olivas Mark Steven Ortega Laura Pacheco Rebecca M. Parada Jessica Coral Pussman Karen Martinez Reid Loren-Mari Renteria Gloria Resendez Iram Belinda Reyes Jaime Roberto Reyes Maria Luisa Reyna Mayra Christina Rico Olga Rosino April Renee Sanchez Maria Azucena Sanchez Iris Fabiola Varela Rosa Margarita Villalobos Rex Alvin Wiesenthal 39

Reading Education Brenda Cristina Chacon Jose Juan Gallegos Lucy Gallegos Herlinda Gomez Nancy Rivas Ramon Salcido Special Education Cecilio Huitron Claudia Vanessa Perez Guillermo Ramirez Esther Sanchez

Master of Engineering in Environmental Engineering

Fernando Rafael Astorga Bustillos

Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Kevin Alan Brown Alejandra Martinez Josephine Day Nelson Monica Sanchez Escuer

Master of Information Technology Tesleem Abiodun Akinsipe Rajesh Venkata Boddapati Adolfo Sergio Coronado Eldon Ray Ewing Jorge Carlos Galdo Richard Andrew Lara Luis Ramon Marquez Omar Nicolas Varela Jaime Arturo Vargas Olusegun A. Williams

Master of Music Music Performance Michael Glenn Lyle William Adam Chamberlain Lytle Geralyn Stacy Mitchell Arturo Reyes Uribe

Master of Physical Therapy

Maria Teresa Abelar Mildreth Acosta Wendy Carolina Andrade Aleyda Magdalena De Frias Perez Bernadette Marie Franco Jason John Herrera 40

Bobbie Jo Holguin Kristi Tamara Jang Delores Nicole Martinez Israel Medina Marina Ivette Menchaca Francisco Antonio Mendoza Melinda Sue Moore-Schnebly Jennifer Marie Ramirez Francisca Cristina Rivera Valerie Rodarte Liliana Solis Kari Lynn Telles Staci Ann Telles Claudia Alvillar Woodruff

Master of Public Administration

Luis Ruben Alarcon Debra Chriselda Garcia Laura Ponce Christopher Carlos Villa

Master of Science Bioinformatics Charmy Jaykumar Gandhi Elise Mae Marshall Vandana Sreedharan Chemistry Karina Castillo Civil Engineering Marvin Henry Gomez Jeffrey Adam Shelton Computer Engineering Gaurav Avadhut Dukle Computer Science Jaime Cesar Acosta David Alberto Flores Salvador Licon Jr. Kala Krishna Ramineni Wai Yan Elsa Tai Jorge Ivan Vargas Economics Nicole Branch King Mubarak Laminu Angel Luis Molina Electrical Engineering Jesus Mario Barba Shashank Reddy Surya Birudavolu Anupama Chamallamudi

David Kadjo Brian Lucian Larocque Debra Erin Medina David Sevilla Manuel Soto Roshini Velamuri Geological Sciences Yenlai Chee David Moore Tatum Geophysics Enrique Casana Alejandro De La Pena Health Promotion Rebekah Adriana Salaiz Industrial Engineering Daniel Humberto Alvarez Brenda Arlette Caro Abhilash Reddy Kothi Gilberto Melendez Sarid Renee Morales Carlos Alberto Moreno Alexander Joseph Nadackal Mathematics Carlos Alberto Baldemar Mark Joseph Byers Jakub Cerveny Arturo Del Valle Carlos Andres Quintero Ana Melissa Ruiz Mechanical Engineering Erik Manley Timothy Duane Phillips Yeshi Tenzin Jonathan Abelardo Valenzuela Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Micah Timothy Baquera Physics Fernando Becerra-Davila Oscar Ivan Calvo Jose Luis Cruz-Campa Christian Rene Escudero Rodrigo Gamboa Goni Luis Alonso Pinales Speech-Language Pathology Ann Marie Augustain Adina Ann Evans Michelle Yvette Herrera

Daniel Quinones Katherine Joanne Rewalt Rustin Daniel Richins Ginger Kay Thompson Melissa Ann Vasquez Bethany Day Westine Rachel Leigh Wetterauer Statistics Bereket Tsegai Weldeslassie

Master of Science in Environmental Engineering Karina Elena Correa Ruben Rodriguez

Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner Kimberly Yvette Batts Cynthia Campos Sylvia Alicia Coulehan Maria Adelina Davis Annette Griego Jill Maria Henderson Anne Jolly Carol Ann Osteika Jose Luis Rosales Cynthia Ann Salazar Rosalia Zubia-Perez Nurse Clinician Educator Laurie Wooten Harris Cindy Jean Madewell Annette Miranda Glenda Sue Shortes Leslie Harris Williams

Master of Public Health

Cooperative UT El Paso-The University of Texas School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus Carissa M. Flores Laura Y. Sifuentes

Doctor of Pharmacy Cooperative UT El Paso-UT Austin Gabriel Alcocer Christina A. Andrade Laura Elena Barron Anthony W. Davis Crystal M. Delgado Ivette Y. Talavera 41

Honors Candidates May 2007

College of Business Administration

Dianna Denisse Garcia Sagredo Ang Denisse J. Aragon Ana C. Camarena Joanna Y. Campos Denise Carrillo Michelle E. Cochrane Joanna Favela Eugene Levin Gabriel Lopez David Martinez III Oscar A. Pinuelas David Rodriguez Katherine C. White Michele L. Wiernicki

College of Education

Gabriela Acosta Ericabeth Aldaco Elizabeth B. Alire Alicia Alonso Diane Arenas Elvia Avila Cristina Barrio April M. Bautista Kimberley A. Behrens Rebecca Bejarano Rebeca L. Blanco Sandra M. Bustamante Carrie M. Byrd Patricia Carreon Maria Carrillo Lidia E. Castillo Maria M. Castillo Ivette Castro Nydia P. Ceniceros Pi Chuan Chang Elizabeth Chavez Julia E. Chavez Julianne E. Chavez Michele A. Chavez-Delgado Cristi C. Colquitt 42

Norma L. Corral-Barba Maria L. Cortez Stephanie M. Cortinas Cesar Delgado Yvonne M. Del Gaizo Suzanne Michelle De More Lilia De Santiago-Belmonte Petra Diaz Hilda A. Dominguez Yuriana Dorado Haydee A. Duran Martha N. Enriquez Linda R. Erives Esperanza Espinoza Gloria Espinoza Erin Elizabeth Evans Rocio Favila Tania Fields Erika Figueroa Rebecca L. Fromer Benjamin Gallegos Veronica Gallegos Michelle M. Gandara Adriana A. Garcia Armida Garcia Maria D. Garcia Sandra I. Garcia Susana Garcia Adriana R. Gardea Zulema Gates Rachel S. Glenn Alma A. Gonzalez Elaine E. Gonzalez Miriam Gonzalez Jessica E. Gorham Deanne J. Grantham Guadalupe A. Guerrero Cynthia L. Guevara Jana Guillen Leticia M. Gutierrez Patricia V. Gutierrez Deborah A. Harris

Audrey Heredia Laura L. Heredia Marcela A. Hernandez Martha Hernandez Nicole M. Irrobali Alejandra Isais Laura A. Kelly Michelle G. Kessler Christine S. King Patricia Lara Tanya M. Licon Maria C. Lopez Diana Loya Ivonne Luera Christina Macias Omar I. Macias Gaylynn S. Maddaford Margarita Madrigal Linda Marcee Magdalena Marquez Diana P. Martinez Maribel Martinez Maria G. Melendez Amanda M. Melton Ricardo Mendez Rosie Mendez Brenda N. Mendoza Norma J. Mendoza Claribel Meza Cynthia A. Meza Jesus A. Molina Angelica G. Molix Cynthia B. Montoya Maria T. Morales Miriam Moreno Francelia Munoz Monica Munoz Veronica B. Munoz Katherine B. Murphy Leticia Navarrette Maria G. Nevarez Christina Ordaz Liliana Ortega Paola Oseguera Raquel N. Palacios Erin E. Palmer Erika V. Paredes Mayra Pasillas Ivette Y. Payan

Veronica Plascencia Laura Porras Daisy Porres Omar Puente Abril A. Ramirez Mireya Reyes Joyce E. Rivera Diana D. Rodriguez Josephine T. Rodriguez Martha L. Romero Ana G. Rosas Merit M. Rosas Jennifer S. Sahs Maria D. Salcido Claudia R. Sanchez Hortencia Sandoval Vanessa M. Santiago Adrienne N. Sattelmeier Kimberly N. Schutte Rachel B. Sendek Noelle Shadrick Jillian Sifuentes Lorraine N. Smith Adriana Solis Cynthia Soto Lilia Soto Yadira I. Stroud Heather N. Tankersley Daniel E. Tarin Lucy Todd Diana R. Torres Sonia Carrasco Valdez Elsa R. Vallado Alma Araceli Valles Leticia Vasquez Wendy Crystal Venzor Claudia Isabel Villarreal Romance Chantal Villeda Mary Westbrook Amber M. Wilks Patricia Wollin Devvionne L. Wright Joe Elias Zajemski Steven M. Zubiate

College of Engineering Jacqueline Acuna Jesus Alvarez Ismael Arellano

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Michael A. Barron Jr. Jonathon R. Bice Michael E. Brown Gema L. Camacho Karla C. Enriquez Raul Estrada Han Gong Sarah A. Holen Pablo A. Jimenez Joel A. Mejia Joanne M. Moyer Rafael Ordonez Jr. Jesus M. Rey James R. Roeder Gabriel Trejo Miguel A. Vargas Eleazar Vazquez Jr.

College of Liberal Arts Miguel Aguilar Aldo S. Aguirre Martha E. Aranda Adrian Baule Regina Bautista Jacob Belshe Tomas Cabeza De Baca Abigail R. Carl Rosario Castaneda Melinda M. Chanson Kelly A. Collins Sonia Coss Sergio Cruz William L. Cummings Rudy E. Dominguez Amber S. Drennan Andres Dura Karla R. Elmore Gerardo Escobar Crisol J. Escobedo Jeannette A. Flack Sarah Fobes Lorena Garcia Yvonne C. Garcia Jose Angel Gil-Olivas Stephanie L. Gonzales Joseph M. Gonzalez Anthony F. Guerrero Cecilia E. Guillen Herminia Hemmitt Rosa A. Ibarra 44

Georgina M. Landin Carlos Licon Guadalupe A. Lopez Dolores H. Loya Jill E. Lybarger Rodrigo Maldonado Tara McCune Abel Mendoza John Meza Christina K. Mitchell Christopher L. Mitchell Diana C. Nunez Lizette Orozco Jessica Pasillas America Patrick Maria D. Pena Perla C. Pena Graciela Primero Pamela Ramos Sacnite Ramos Gabriel R. Rodriguez Veronica A. Rodriguez Belinda A. Saenz Carlos A. Salas-Porras Maria Serrano Veronica A. Solis Denise T. Soto Ivy L. Stevenson Gema Valencia Christopher M. Whalin John D. White Beverly J. Widener Justyne L. Williamson Gabriela Zamora

College of Health Sciences Renee Marie Andino Elisabeth Inge Cavegn Maria Theresa Cheek Daniel De Los Santos Claudia Lozano Veronica Roxanne Martinez Cristina Morales Michelle Mulligan Mayra Carolina Navarrete Olatunde Oludayo Okusanya Christopher Robert Olivas Frances Diane Ortiz Benjamin Alexander Ramirez Jacqueline Ramirez Adrian Osvaldo Torres Marcel Siegfried Wolff

School of Nursing

Jessica Susan Aleman Marissa Bernadette Rosario Bernal Andrea Fraire Victor Lee Ilog Tashanni A. Jeanmarie Nidia Kraft Wendy Kunze Jennifer A. Romero Monica Salcido Sheila Tunderman

College of Science

Nada F. Al-Hanna Christina Alvarado Michael Arriaga Roger Allan Ashmus Jr. Walter E. Bales Courtney M. Barnes Moises L. Barraza Jacob R. Barton Carla Ivonne Belmontes Reyes I. Cuevas Lorena Y. De Los Santos Cristian E. Dominguez Paul I. Friedman Roberto D. Garcia Gabriel Gomez Lorena I. Gonzalez Gabriela Guereca Omar A. Hernandez

Tomas A. Hernandez Tiffany A. Johnson Naima Khamsi Armando Landeros Pamela A. Lopez Jennifer L. Love Gabriel Mansouraty Antonio Martinez Tavis L. Mendez Zeinab Mohammadi Jorge A. Munoz Eunice Rascon Juan S. Reyna Elizabeth R. Rivas April R. Rodriguez David Rodriguez Aaron Z. Rosas Elke J. Ruedas Moises A. Sidransky Jose Andres Soto Thomas R. Stewart Hermela T. Teferi Azucena Zamora

University College

Humberto Diaz Stacey A. Henderson Gregory E. Longstreth Sarah J. Longtin Ernesto Alfonso Sanchez

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Student Honors

Members of the Graduating Class

TOP TEN SENIORS 2006-2007 Michael Arriaga Microbiology

Michelle Elane Cochrane Accounting and Finance

Daniel De Los Santos Kinesiology

Joanna Favela Accounting

Gabriel Gomez Microbiology

Gabriel Mansouraty Microbiology

Angelica Grajeda Molix

Interdisciplinary Studies/Education

Pratish J. Parbhoo

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Aaron Z. Rosas Microbiology

Christopher M. Whalin Philosophy

Diamond in the Rough

Claudia B. Arias

Mechanical Engineering

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Men and Women of Mines Michael Arriaga Michelle Elane Cochrane Daniel De Los Santos Gabriel Gomez Lorena Gonzalez Vikram Jayaram Gabriel Mansouraty Angelica Grajeda Molix Alfonso Porras Aaron Z. Rosas Mahesh Subramanya Gabriel Trejo

Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities Michael Arriaga Monique Castro Nathalie Clouse Michelle Elane Cochrane Elaine Cristan Daniel De Los Santos Cristian Dominguez Paul Friedman Gabriel Gomez Lorena Gonzalez Justine Jimenez Naima Khamsi Omar Khateeb Natalia Lazcano Sarah Lopez

Gabriel Mansouraty Angelica Grajeda Molix Grace Ng Gustavo Ortega Allison Panganiban Hector Daniel Pina Alfonso Porras Abril Ramirez David Rodriguez Aaron Z. Rosas Adriana Solis Mahesh Subramanya Erick Torres Enrique Villalobos Elizabeth Zubiate

ROTC Commission as Second Lieutenant United States Army, United States Army Reserve  Ruben Martin Aguilar              Aldo S. Aguirre              Marissa Bernadette  Chi Min                   Julio Cesar Ortiz               Denise Lucy Quintana

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Honors Regalia University Academic Honors candidates are recognized by cords with the following designations: 3.9 - 4.0 Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors)........................................................... Gold Magna Cum Laude (High Honors)...............................................................White 3.8 - 3.89 Cum Laude (Honors)........................................................................ College Color 3.5 - 3.79 Business Administration........................................................................................................Drab Education...................................................................................................................... Light Blue Engineering...................................................................................................................... Orange Liberal Arts.................................................................................................................. Royal Blue Health Sciences..................................................................................................................Salmon Science.................................................................................................................. Golden Yellow Honors Degree ............................................................................................................Gold Stole Honors Certificate..................................................................................................................Lilac Honors Senior Thesis..................................................................................................Dark Green College of Business Administration Beta Gamma Sigma - Blue/Gold............................... National Business and Management Academic Honor Society Beta Alpha Psi - Red/White.. International Professional Accounting Honorary Fraternity College of Education Chi Sigma Iota - Blue/White........................................ National Counseling Honor Society Kappa Delta Pi....................................................... International Education Honor Society Double Gold 3.9 - 4.0 Double White 3.8 - 3.89 Green/Purple/White 3.5 - 3.79 Green/Purple 3.25 - 3.49 College of Engineering Tau Beta Pi - Brown/White or White Cowl.............. National Engineering Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu - Red/Blue........................... National Electrical Engineering Honor Society Upsilon Pi Epsilon - White/Burgundy..............National Computer Science Honor Society Chi Epsilon - Purple Cowl.................................. National Civil Engineering Honor Society College of Health Sciences Eta Sigma Gamma............................... National Professional Health Education Honorary Kelly Green/Gold 3.5 - 4.0 Kelly Green 3.0 - 3.49 Pi Theta Epsilon - Blue/Gold.....................National Occupational Therapy Honor Society School of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau - White/Purple.......................................National Nursing Honor Society College of Liberal Arts Honors Graduates - Navy/Silver......................................Law School Preparation Institute Honor Society - Purple/Gold.......................................... Career Opportunities in Research College of Science Alpha Epsilon Delta - Red/Lavender............................National Pre-Health Honor Society University Honor Societies/Programs Alpha Chi - Royal Blue/Emerald Green...... National Honor Society for Juniors and Seniors Mortar Board - Silver/Gold or Gold Medallion/White Ribbon..... National Senior Honor Society Golden Key - Gold Medallion/Blue and Gold Ribbon...................National Honor Society National Order of Omega - Gold/Black...............................National Greek Honor Society University Honors Council - Royal Blue/Orange...............Honors Program Honor Society

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Regalia HISTORY Prior to 1980, the University of Texas at El Paso (and its predecessors, the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy and Texas Western College) borrowed regalia for ceremonial occasions. In 1980, Drama Department faculty member C.L. Etheridge suggested that the time had come for UTEP to have its own unique regalia. President Haskell Monroe established the University Heritage Commission to raise funds for the creation of official regalia, to include a mace, chains of office for the President and the Vice President for Academic Affairs, a UTEP banner and seal, and a banner and seal for each of the colleges. A University seal, depicting El Paso’s sun, mountains and river, had been created for Texas Western College in 1949 by renowned local artist José Cisneros. This seal was incorporated into the official heraldic layout for the University banner designed by Art Department faculty member Sally Bishop Segal, who also designed seals for the colleges of Liberal Arts, Science, Nursing and Allied Health (now the College of Health Sciences), and the Graduate School. Albert Ronke, Drama Department faculty member, designed the seals for the colleges of Business Administration, Education, and Engineering. All eight seal designs in their heraldic

layout were then crafted into fabric by Esther “Terri” Cornell. In 2001, the seals for Engineering, Business and Health Sciences were updated by Sally Segal to reflect new programs offered by those colleges. UTEP alumnus James Love created the Chain of Office for the President, consisting of eight seals reproduced on two-inch-diameter enameled disks; the Chain of Office for the Vice President for Academic Affairs; and the University Mace. C.L. Etheridge developed the ceremonial rituals used in University commencement since 1981.

BANNERS Among the many traditions associated with commencement, the presentation of the ceremonial University and College banners symbolizes the accomplishments of the graduates whom we honor on this occasion and the University’s commitment to their success. Each banner bears a unique seal placed on a 4 x 6-foot heraldic field, or saltire, and each incorporates symbols and colors that define it:

University Banner Colors: Orange, White and Blue Symbols: Open Book – the learning process; the Sun, Mountains and River – the city of El Paso; Star – The Lone Star of Texas; Laurel Branch – high academic achievement; Oak Branch – solidity and permanence

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Colleges

Science

Business Administration

Color: Golden Yellow

Colors: Brown – Business and Accounting

Symbols: Clouds/Sky – the atmosphere surrounding the earth; Globe – earth and geography; Methane Molecule – chemistry, biology and physics; Five Mathematical Symbols – basic and higher math concepts; Tree – the history of science; and the Mountains, Earth and Strata – geology

Copper – Economics Symbols: Globe – international commerce; Graph – economic statistics; Computer Disk and Mouse – computer applications; e.com – information communication

Education Color: Light Blue Symbols: Lamp – lamp of learning; Book – learning and literacy; Sigma – Greek symbol for “all-encompassing”; Book, Ruler and Compass – the tools of learning

Engineering Color: Dark Orange Symbols: Castle Structure – civil engineering; Gear – mechanical engineering; Bolt of Lightning – electrical engineering; Hammer and Assaying Scale – metallurgical and mining engineering; Human Form – industrial engineering; Computer Card and Binary Numbers – computer science

Health Sciences Colors: Apricot – Nursing Green – Healing Arts Symbols: Dark Red Field – blood of life; White Shield and Red Cross – humanitarian aid; Human Figure – physical care and therapy; Beaker, Needle and Test Tube – laboratory research and application

Liberal Arts Color: White – Humanities, Arts and Letters Symbols: Alpha/Omega – first and last letters of Greek alphabet symbolizing the scope of studies in Liberal Arts; Torch – knowledge; Open Book – the learning process and literacy Color Stripes denote disciplines within liberal arts: Brown for Fine Arts, Crimson for Journalism, Pink for Music, Dark Blue for Philosophy, Violet for Psychology, Scarlet for Religion, Citron for Social Work and Silver Gray for Speech and Drama

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University College Colors: University colors of Orange, White and Blue and other colors representing the different academic disciplines from which students draw the concentrations that comprise their degree Symbols: Bhutanese tower – represents UTEP and the solid foundation of learning that is at the very root of our institution; Torch – torch of learning that integrates knowledge and creates wisdom; Book – book of knowledge that must always remain open for lifelong learning to continue; and Laurel Branches – high academic achievement

Graduate School Colors: University colors of Orange, White and Blue and other colors from academic areas offering graduate study Symbols: Rainbow – the spectrum of disciplines forming the Graduate School; Star – the Lone Star of Texas and the skyward direction of the flames; Pan of Flames – group knowledge; and Laurel Branches – high academic achievement

MACE

The mace, originally a weapon of combat, has been associated with civil and academic ceremonies from at least the 14th century, and symbolizes the authority and dignity of office. The University Mace is made of materials indigenous to this region. The head of the Mace, which is joined to the shaft by the University Seal, consists of

a group of flanges which are made of silver and gold-plated copper; within these is mounted a rose quartz stone. The design resembles an abstract flower bud, with the rose quartz about to break through the flanges that surround it. This symbolizes the attainment of knowledge, the student’s growth from novice to scholar.

GOWNS, CAPS AND HOODS The tradition of the gown, cap and hood worn at UTEP events dates back to universities in the Middle Ages, when such garments had very practical applications. The gown and hood kept the chill away as students and teachers labored in halls of learning that were often damp and drafty. Originally, the mortar board, or flat square cap, was a hat which, when removed, provided its wearer with a flat writing surface. Writing instruments and paper were kept in the long sleeves of the gown. Until modern times, caps and gowns were made of black fabric to illustrate the gravity of learning. Although today’s gowns, caps and tassels are available in a variety of colors, the symbolism of color remains. For example, students who graduate from UTEP wear a tassel whose color represents the college from which they receive their degrees. The hood drapes over the shoulders and is worn by those who have earned a master’s or

doctoral degree. It consists of a black shell, lined in satin, and bears the color of the institution that conferred the degree. The hoods worn by UTEP graduates have an orange lining crossed with a white chevron. The velvet on the border bears the color of the field of learning in which the degree was earned.

Commencement Stoles The University of Texas at El Paso Alumni Association honors the Student Marshals, Banner Bearers and University Banner Bearer with an orange satin stole bearing the Class Medallion and Alumni Association logo. Inaugurated in May 2004, the stoles are proudly worn by students who were selected to represent their college based on their exceptional academic achievement. The University Banner Bearer — selected based on academic achievement, leadership and campus involvement — is considered the highest honor bestowed upon a student during commencement. This student follows the Grand Marshal and leads the college banners in the processional. The University Banner Bearer is the second to receive their diploma in their respective college. In the second phase of the processional, undergraduate and graduate Student Marshals lead their fellow candidates and are the first in their college to receive their diploma. 51

The College Banner Bearers carry their college banner and lead their college in the second phase of the processional. These students are second in their college to receive their diploma except in the college represented by the University Banner Bearer.

Class Medallion The first class medallion was created to commemorate UTEP’s 100th Commencement ceremony in May 1998 at the Sun Bowl featuring The Honorable George W. Bush, then Governor of Texas.

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Because of the medallion’s popularity, University officials decided to create a Class Medallion for each year’s graduating class starting in the new millennium. The proceeds from the sale of these medallions go to the Medallion Endowed Scholarship Fund. The sale of the medallions has endowed the scholarship fund to ensure opportunities for future students. Now in their nineth year, the medallions have become a tradition and part of the regalia worn by graduates at commencement ceremonies.

DECORACIONES, INSIGNIAS Y TRAJES CEREMONIALES HISTORIA La Universidad de Texas en El Paso, al igual que sus antecesoras, Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy y Texas Western College, pedían prestados los trajes que se usaban en algunas ocasiones solemnes que tuvieron lugar antes de 1980. En el verano de dicho año, el profesor C.L Etheridge, miembro del cuerpo docente del Departamento de Arte Dramático, sugirió que ya era hora de que UTEP contara con sus propios trajes de ceremonia. El Presidente Haskell Monroe fundó la Comisión Patrimonial de la Universidad con el fin de recaudar fondos destinados a la creación de una serie de elementos decorativos oficiales, que incluirían un bastón de mando, collares emblemáticos de los cargos de Rector y Vicerrector de Asuntos Académicos, el estandarte universitario y el escudo, así como estandartes y escudos para cada una de las facultades. En 1949, el renombrado pintor paseño José Cisneros creó un escudo universitario para Texas Western College. Más tarde, se incluyó el escudo que representaba el sol, las montañas y el río de El Paso en el diseño heráldico oficial del estandarte de la universidad, diseñado por la profesora y pintora Sally Bishop, quién también creó los diseños de los emblemas para las facultades de Artes Liberales, Ciencias, Enfermería y Ciencias Afines (actual facultad de Ciencias de la Salud), y la Escuela de Graduados. A su vez,

Albert Ronke, profesor de arte dramático y escenógrafo, concibió los diseños de los escudos para las Facultades de Administración de Empresas, Educación e Ingeniería. Los ocho diseños de los escudos y su disposición heráldica fueron plasmados en tela por Esther “Terri” Cornell. En el 2001, los escudos de la Facultad de Ingeniería, de Administración de Empresas y de Ciencias de la Salud fueron rediseñados para que se incluyeran los nuevos programas ofrecidos por dichas facultades. Un ex-alumno, James Love, artista y joyero de El Paso, elaboró el collar del cargo oficial de Rector, que comprendía ocho escudos reproducidos sobre discos esmaltados de dos pulgadas de diámetro, así como el collar de cargo de Vicerrector de Asuntos Académicos y el bastón de mando de la Universidad. Los procedimientos y procesiones ceremoniales que se siguen actualmente fueron ideados por C.L Etheridge y fueron puestos en práctica desde 1981.

ESTANDARTES

Entre las diversas tradiciones relacionadas con la Ceremonia de Graduación, la presentación de los estandartes ceremoniales de la Universidad y de las Facultades simboliza los logros alcanzados por los graduados a los cuales honramos en cada ocasión, así como el compromiso de la Universidad para que tengan éxito. Cada estandarte ostenta el escudo oficial de la 53

universidad colocado en un campo heráldico de cuatro por seis pies, y cada uno de ellos muestra los colores y símbolos que identifican a cada una de las facultades.

ESTANDARTE UNIVERSITARIO Colores: Naranja, Blanco y Azul. Símbolos: Libro Abierto-el proceso de aprendizaje; el Sol, las Montañas y el Río-La ciudad de El Paso; La Estrella- La Estrella Solitaria de Texas; La Rama de Laurel-logros académicos superiores, La Rama de Roble-solidaridad y permanencia.

Facultades Administración de Empresas Colores: Administración y Contabilidad-Café Economía-Cobre Símbolos: Globo-comercio mundial; Gráfica- estadísticas económicas; Disquete y ratón de computadoracomputadoras y sus aplicaciones; E.com –la comunicación de la información.

Educación

Ciencias de la Salud Color: Enfermería – Albaricoque Artes de Curación – Verde Símbolos: Campo Rojo Oscuro – la sangre de la vida, Campo Blanco y Cruz Roja– ayuda humanitaria; Figura Humana – cuidado y terapia física; Vaso de precipitado / Aguja / Tubo de Ensaye – investigación de laboratorio y su aplicación

Artes Liberales Color: Humanidades, Filosofía y LetrasBlanco Símbolos: Alpha / Omega – Primera y última letra del alfabeto Griego simbolizando los ámbitos de estudio en las Artes Liberales; Antorcha – conocimiento; Libro abierto – el proceso de aprendizaje y el alfabetismo. Las franjas de colores denotan las disciplinas que forman parte de las Artes Liberales: Café para las Bellas Artes, Carmesí para Periodismo, Rosa para Música, Azul Rey para Filosofía, Violeta para Psicología, Escarlata para religión, Verde Lima para trabajo Social y Gris plateado para Declamación y Drama.

Color: Azul cielo

Ciencias

Símbolos: Lámpara- luz del conocimiento; Libro – aprendizaje y alfabetismo; Sigma – símbolo griego que significa “que lo abarca todo” ; Libro, regla y compás- las herramientas del aprendizaje

Color: Amarillo dorado

Ingeniería Color: Anaranjado oscuro Símbolos: Castillo que sirve de cimiento – ingeniería civil; Engranaje – ingeniería mecánica; Bombillo de luz- ingeniería eléctrica, Martillo - ingeniería metalúrgica y minera; Tarjeta de Computadora y Números Binarios – Informática; Báscula de Ensaye – pesos y medidas en minería.

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Símbolos: Nubes/ cielo – la atmósfera que rodea la tierra; Globo – la Tierra y la geografía; Molécula de Metano – química, biología y física; Cinco Símbolos Matemáticos – conceptos matemáticos básicos y superiores; Árbol – la historia de la ciencia; y las Montañas, la Tierra y el Estrato –geología

Colegio Universitario Colores: Naranja, Blanco y Azul y otros colores que representan las diferentes disciplinas académicas de las cuales los estudiantes sacan las concentraciones cuales forman su título.

Símbolos: Torre de Bhutan – representa a UTEP y la fundación sólida de aprendizaje que esta a la raíz de nuestra institución; antorcha – antorcha de aprendizaje que integra el conocimiento y crea sabiduría; libro – libro de conocimiento que siempre deberá mantenerse abierto para la continuación de aprendizaje de por vida; y ramas de laurel – logros académicos superiores

Escuela de Graduados: Colores de la Piedra Angular: los colores universitarios Anaranjado, Blanco y Azul y otros colores de áreas académicas que ofrecen estudios para graduados Símbolos: Arco iris – el espectro de las disciplinas que forman la escuela de graduados; Estrella – la estrella solitaria de Texas y las flamas dirigidas hacia el cielo; Bandeja de Flamas – conocimiento grupal; y Ramas de Laurel – conocimiento académico superior.

EL BASTÓN DE MANDO El bastón de mando, un arma de origen bélico, está asociado con las ceremonias académicas y civiles por lo menos desde el siglo catorce y simboliza la autoridad y dignidad de un cargo. El bastón de mando universitario está hecho de materiales autóctonos de esta región. La cabeza del bastón está unida al asta por medio del escudo de la Universidad y tiene un grupo de rebordes hechos de plata y de cobre bañados en oro dentro de los cuales se haya incrustada una piedra de cuarzo color rosa. El diseño semeja un capullo abstracto de una flor a punto de brotar a través de los rebordes que lo encierran y simboliza el florecimiento del intelecto, la trayectoria recorrida por el estudiante de neófito a erudito.

TOGAS, BIRRETES Y ESCLAVINAS La tradición del uso de las togas, birretes y esclavinas que se utilizan en las ceremonias de UTEP tiene su origen en los albores de las universidades medievales, cuando dicha vestimenta tenía usos prácticos. La toga y la esclavina eran utilizadas por los estudiantes y profesores para abrigarse del frío y la humedad imperantes dentro de los salones de aprendizaje. En un principio, el birrete, o sea la gorra plana cuadrada, se utilizaba para cubrir la cabeza del estudiante, y cuando se quitaba podía emplearse como una superficie plana para escribir (el papel y los instrumentos para escribir se guardaban en las amplias mangas de la toga). Incluso actualmente, las togas y los birretes se fabrican con tela negra para simbolizar el aspecto sombrío de la educación. Aunque hoy en día existe variedad en los colores de las togas, birretes y borlas, el simbolismo del color permanece. Por ejemplo, los estudiantes que se gradúan de UTEP utilizan borlas cuyo color representa la facultad de la cual se están graduando. La esclavina la portan únicamente aquellos que han obtenido un grado de Maestría o Doctorado. Consiste en una capa negra forrada en satín que cuelga sobre la espalda de la toga; el color del forro varía según el color de la institución que confiere el título. Las esclavinas que portan los graduandos de UTEP ostentan un forro color naranja atravesado 55

por un listón blanco. El terciopelo del borde ostenta el color del campo de estudios del cuál se está obteniendo el título.

Estolas distintivas de Graduación La Asociación de Ex-Alumnos de la Universidad de Texas en El Paso honra con una estola de satín color naranja que ostenta el Medallón de la Generación y el Emblema de la Asociación a aquellos estudiantes que fueron distinguidos para fungir como Marshals, como portadores del estandarte universitario y de la insignia de cada facultad. Los estudiantes que llevan con orgullo estas estolas instauradas en mayo de 2004, son seleccionados para representar a su escuela en base a sus logros académicos. Ser Portador del Estandarte Universitario, es el mayor honor que se otorga durante la ceremonia de graduación a un estudiante que ha sido elegido por su desempeño académico, liderazgo y participación en el campus. El galardonado sigue al Grand Marshal, guía a los estandartes de las facultades durante la ceremonia y es el segundo en recibir el diploma en la facultad que le corresponde. En la segunda fase de la procesión ceremonial, los estudiantes de licenciatura y de posgrado que fueron designados como Marshals guían a sus compañeros graduandos y son los

primeros en recibir el diploma de su facultad. Los Portadores del Estandarte de la Facultad llevan el que representa a su escuela, sirven de guía para los graduandos de la misma en la segunda fase de la ceremonia y son los segundos en recibir el diploma de su facultad, a excepción de la representada por el Portador del Estandarte Universitario.

Medallón de la Generación El primer Medallón de la Generación fue ideado con el fin de conmemorar la Ceremonia de Graduación del Centenario de UTEP en mayo de 1998 en el Estadio Sun Bowl. La ceremonia contó con la presencia del Honorable George W. Bush en ese entonces, Gobernador de Texas. Debido a la popularidad del medallón, los funcionarios universitarios decidieron crear uno para cada generación a partir del nuevo milenio. La recaudación de la venta de estos medallones se destina al Fondo de Becas del Medallón, que garantiza oportunidades a los futuros estudiantes. Los medallones, ahora en su noveno año, se han convertido en toda una tradición y en parte de las decoraciones, insignias y trajes que los graduados portan en las ceremonias de graduación.

Traducciones al español por Richard Ford y Victoria Alicia Garcia

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Previous Commencement Speakers

December 9, 2006 Brian J. Haley The University of Texas System Student Regent May 13, 2006 Gilberto Perez President of U.S. Operations CEMEX December 10, 2005 John Brooks Slaughter President and CEO National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering Inc. May 7, 2005 Steffen E. “Steve” Palko President, XTO Energy Inc. December 11, 2004 The Honorable Carlos de Icaza Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

December 15, 2001 Dr. Bonnie Dunbar Astronaut and Assistant Director NASA Johnson Space Center May 12, 2001 The Honorable Henry Cuellar Texas Secretary of State December 16, 2000 John Daniel Olivas NASA Astronaut May 13, 2000 Sara Martinez Tucker President and CEO, Hispanic Scholarship Fund December 18, 1999 The Honorable Richard W. Riley U.S. Secretary of Education May 15, 1999 The Honorable Lucille Roybal-Allard U.S. Representative 33rd Congressional District, California

May 8, 2004 Bob Malone Chief Executive, BP Shipping Limited

December 19, 1998 David Satcher U.S. Surgeon General

December 13, 2003 Robert Wingo President and CEO SWG&M Advertising

May 15, 1998 The Honorable George W. Bush Texas Governor

May 10, 2003 The Honorable Antonio O. Garza Jr. U.S. Ambassador to Mexico December 14, 2002 Dr. Rita R. Colwell Director, National Science Foundation May 11, 2002 Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger Vice President of Technology and Strategy, IBM

December 20, 1997 AM Adair Margo Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board PM Carlos Villa Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board May 17, 1997 The Honorable Silvestre Reyes U.S. Representative 16th Congressional District, Texas 57

December 21, 1996 C. Paul Robinson President, Sandia Laboratories

December 13, 1991 Ellen C. Temple The University of Texas System Regent

May 18, 1996 AM The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison United States Senator, Texas PM Dr. France Cordova Chief Scientist, NASA

May 11, 1991 The Honorable Dan Morales Texas Attorney General

December 16, 1995 Dr. Felix Gutierrez Vice President and Executive Director, The Freedom Forum, Pacific Coast Center May 12, 1995 The Honorable James R. Jones U.S. Ambassador to Mexico December 16, 1994 Mario E. Ramirez, M.D. The University of Texas System Regent El Gran Paseño Award Recipient

May 13, 1994 The Honorable Ronald Kirk Texas Secretary of State

December 14, 1990 Dr. John D. Negroponte U.S. Ambassador to Mexico May 12, 1990 Sam Donaldson ABC News Journalist December 15, 1989 Allen Born Chairman, CEO and President of AMAX Inc. May 13, 1989 The Honorable Jaime Oaxaca Corporate Vice President, Northrop Corp. December 16, 1988 The Honorable Katherine D. Ortega U.S. Treasurer

December 17, 1993 Carol Bellamy Director, U.S. Peace Corps

May 14, 1988 The Honorable William Sessions Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

May 15, 1993 Dr. Luther S. Williams Assistant Director for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation

December 18, 1987 Daniel W. Foster, M.D. Outstanding Ex-Student 1987 Professor of Internal Medicine UT-Dallas-Health Science Center

December 18, 1992 Dr. Herminio Blanco Chief Negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement for Mexico, Undersecretary of Foreign Trade

May 17, 1987 The Honorable George H. W. Bush Vice President of the United States

May 15, 1992 Maestro Abraham Chavez Jr. Commencement Performance 58

December 19, 1986 Bobby Ray Inman CEO, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp.

May 17, 1986 The Honorable Wilhelmina R. Delco Chair, Texas House Committee on Higher Education December 20, 1985 Helen Houser Popovich President, Florida Atlantic University May 11, 1985 Wilson H. Elkins President Emeritus University of Maryland December 21, 1984 Dr. Hans Mark Chancellor The University of Texas System

May 12, 1984 Rudy Tellez President, Telco Productions Inc. December 18, 1983 Dr. Gerald W. Thomas President, New Mexico State University May 14, 1983 Major General James P. Maloney Commanding General, U.S. Army Air Defense Center and Fort Bliss December 19, 1982 The Honorable Wallace E. Snelson Texas Senator

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Committee on Commencement Lucretia Bouchers.................................................................. Don Haskins Center Sandra Braham................................................................................ UTEP Alumna Olympia Caudillo........................................................................ Graduate School Holly Denney..................................................... Registration and Records Office Ofelia Dominguez.............................................................................Union Office Gary Edens..................................................................................... Student Affairs Jenny Fraire................................................................................ Facilities Services Charles Gibbens................................................................................Miner Village Samuel Gonzalez............................................. Student Government Association Mike Hanna.................................................................................University Police Pete Hensgen...............................................................................University Police James H. Holcomb............................................................Economics and Finance Ralph A. Liguori................................................................ Mathematical Sciences Beto Lopez............................................................................. University Relations Fernie Mabini........................................................................ Don Haskins Center Kimberly Miller..........................................................University Communications Mary Helen Padilla, Chair..................................................... University Relations James B. Saunders Jr.....................................................Disabled Student Services Miguel Sifuentes............................................... Registration and Records Office Mike Spence.......................................................................... Don Haskins Center Craig Thompson............................................................................ Career Services Elizabeth Villa.......................................................................University Bookstore Julie Wong...................................................................... Dean of Students Office

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Class of 2007

One-Hundred One-HundredSeventeenth Eighteenth Commencement Commencement May May 12, 12, 2007 2007