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UHV announces fall semester graduates

The University of Houston-Victoria has awarded 444 degrees to undergraduate and graduate students who completed their coursework during the fall semester.

Undergraduate candidates with honors wore gold braids over their robes during a Dec. 15 graduation ceremony at Faith Family Church in Victoria.

Students graduating cum laude, with honor, had grade-point averages of 3.5 to 3.67 on a 4.0 scale. Students graduating magna cum laude, with high honor, had GPAs of 3.68 to 3.84, and those graduating summa cum laude, with highest honor, had a GPA of 3.85 or higher.

Graduates by school are listed below with their hometown and any honors received.

SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES

Master of Arts
Joselen J. Rodriguez, Austin
Laura Rhiannon Bertsch, Bay City
Valerie L. Perez, College Station
Krystal Gayle Martinez, El Campo
Cristina Gonzalez Garza, Houston
Leonardo Gil, Houston
Shelby Lyn Rodgers, Port Lavaca
Sonia Cantu, Victoria
Brittany Nicole Proctor, Victoria
Melainah Kathlene Richardson, Victoria

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies
Felicia M. Reyes, Fort Hood
Jaime Ortiz, Wharton
Kimberly Claire Willis, Yorktown

Master of Fine Arts
Tom-Kody Wayne Krpec, El Campo
Virginia Suerene Gilstrap, Victoria

Master of Science
Jessica Tayler Fabrizius, Casper, Wyo.
Safi Muktadar Abdul, Houston
Purvika Ravi Patel, Houston
Sai Swathi Indla, Katy
Navin Lobo, Katy
Salman Abdul Muqtadar, Katy
Hanquan Zhang, Katy
Sawyer Lynn Ricard, Lawn
Priti Pramod Patil, Richmond
David Joseph Woods, Richmond
Courtney Dashae Bosier, Victoria
Denise G. Rudolph, Yancey

Bachelor of Arts
Amy Cheryl Pitman, Bangs, Cum Laude
Melanie Reneé Giuffré, Bellville, Magna Cum Laude
Veronica Marie Teran, Corpus Christi, Magna Cum Laude
Lucía Espinoza, El Campo, Cum Laude
Kelsey Diane Stevens, Elgin
Samuel Perico, Garland
Kelly Aldmon Francois, Houston, Summa Cum Laude
Henry Huynh, Houston
Horum Noor Nasar, Houston
Meika Chernelle Dennis, Katy, Cum Laude
Laura Michelle Romero, Katy, Magna Cum Laude
Amber Nichole Brock, Manor
Conner Tylan Steele, Missouri City
Hayat Daghay, Richmond
Taylor Elizabeth Kratz, Richmond
Rosalva Hazel Martinez, San Antonio
Lawerence Solomon Brown, Sugar Land
David Louis Burton, Sugar Land
Kathryn Ann Wright, Tyler
Cassandra Monique Cumbie-Freeney, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Anita N. Garza, Victoria
Cecilia Gonzales, Victoria
Ethan Lee Gross, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Joseberto Hernandez, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Eduardo Alexis Jimenez, Victoria
Isabella Rose Najus, Victoria
Carmen Joanne North, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Troy Anthony Vanicek, Victoria

Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science
Megan Leigh Briones, Beeville, Magna Cum Laude
Justin Jay Villa, Cuero
Teresa Michelle Garza, Cypress
Elizabeth Aileen Mesa, Edna
Bailey K. Kovarek, El Campo, Summa Cum Laude
Cynthia Ann Pozas-Olguin, El Campo
Audriel Shanqwa Brooks, Houston
Jason Duplechin, Houston
Evelyn Abeah Nki, Houston
Craig Allen Blase, Katy, Summa Cum Laude
Kimberly Ann Vasquez, Katy
Aaron Anthony August, Missouri City
Kylie Morgan Gaines, Port Lavaca, Magna Cum Laude
Victoria Molnoskey, Portland, Summa Cum Laude
Melicia Karen Lora, Rosenberg
Andrew John Alvey, Rosharon, Summa Cum Laude
Madeline Claire Foxell, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Elizabeth Garza, Victoria
Chad Griffith Hawkins, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Kyle Charles Hirschhauser, Victoria, Cum Laude
Amanda G. Reyes, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
JoAnn Lynn Salazar, Victoria
Robert Dale Wagner, Victoria, Cum Laude

Bachelor of Science
Valerie Nicole Alvarado, Austin
Makayla Necole Hargrove, Austin
Jasmine Morales, Austin
Elyssa D. King, Bay City
Sandra A. Migura, Beeville, Summa Cum Laude
Arturo Rodriguez III, Beeville
Susan Kay Senft, Buda
Angela Zamudio Rios, Corpus Christi
Jasmine Miranda Torres, Corpus Christi
Danielle Christa Lonis, Cuero, Summa Cum Laude
Courtney Rae Barker, El Campo
Monica C. Levy, Fulshear, Magna Cum Laude
Stuart Whitsett Mayhugh, Fulshear, Cum Laude
Kalyn Ashley Schulte, Goliad
Wade Scott Brown, Hallettsville, Cum Laude
Marissa Elisabeth Bass, Houston
Jeremy Bevil, Houston
Mustafa Steven Elkalaawi, Houston
Samuel Edward Hall, Houston
Virginia Dena Hall, Houston
Heidi G. Hancock, Houston
Shahrouz Kaedi, Houston, Magna Cum Laude
Megan Leyja, Houston
Ed Joshua Neal Magboo, Houston
Angela Melissa Molina, Houston
Isiah Alberto Ramos, Houston
Semiko Tyest Ross, Houston
Mustafa Tan, Houston
Dennis Bernard Frazier, Irving
Alyssa Morgan Bays, Katy
Clarice Ashley Tesch, Katy
Mecca Tameeka Williams, Katy
Hollie Ann Wilson, Katy, Cum Laude
Brittany Lynn Gordon, Kendleton
Aneisha M. Waugh, Kingwood
Hieu Vu Nguyen, Missouri City
Kaunaine Fatima Rizvi, Missouri City
Garrett Matthew Geissen, Moulton
Misty J. Balli, Needville, Summa Cum Laude
Madison Ashley Meagher, Needville
Morgan Marie Franke, Pawnee
Brett Taylor Davis, Pflugerville, Summa Cum Laude
Isna Sharan Choudhary, Richmond, Cum Laude
T. Lisa Elijah, Richmond
Julie Ann Ridings, Richmond
Anna S. Virani, Richmond
Brandy Leigh Burns, Rosenberg
Sarah Sabrina Crawford, Rosenberg
Neva Esther Gonzalez, Rosenberg
Kari M. Barrios, San Antonio
Julia Selma Trevino, San Antonio
Lauryn Elizabeth Dixon-Lackey, Spring
Nashere Lakeva Simon, Spring, Summa Cum Laude
Mustafa S. Abidi, Sugar Land
Dominique Nicole Bryant, Sugar Land
Ryan P. Locascio, Sugar Land
Sakinah Mohammed, Sugar Land
Abuzar Nadirali Noorali, Sugar Land, Summa Cum Laude
Tyler Hefley Tevis, Sugar Land
Amber Jo Alegria, Victoria
Daniel Scott Byrd, Victoria
Christina Michelle Eubanks-Jones, Victoria
Kristen D’Ann Jarisch, Victoria
Jennie Rae Johnson, Victoria
Emily Rose Martin, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Megan Nicole McDaniel, Victoria
Elias Moya, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Jack Alban John Pluckwell, Victoria
Juan Rico, Victoria
Sunday Lee Sewalt, Victoria
Pamela Denise Silva, Victoria
Katherine Rocha Sudheimer, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Kaleena Renee Trevino, Victoria
Jamie Nicole Wilson, Victoria
Beverly Ann Liendo, Yorktown

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Master of Business Administration
Brittany Renee King, Abilene
Jennifer L. Allen, Argyle
Latiffany Williams, Arlington
Prathima Yakkanti, Austin
Christopher Jay Berger, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Jennifer Robin Sharpe, Chesterfield, Va.
Esmeralda Starr Flores, Corpus Christi
Olayinka Oluyemisi Adetimehin, Cypress
Maricarmen Bickham, Cypress
Vanesa S. Rivera, Cypress
David Lee Villarreal, Dallas
Taban Hussain, Fulshear
Daniel Alejandro Padron, Fulshear
Janet Torres Aceves, Houston
Christopher Thomas Christian, Houston
Michael Mohammadreza Elliyoun, Houston
Stephen Owen Guinn, Houston
Lisa Thuy Trang Lau, Houston
Hunter T. Linn, Houston
Andres Saul Pachas Luna, Houston
Miguel Angel Nava, Houston
Beverly Mae Paredes Pamplona, Houston
Trace Trystan Pollock, Houston
Mina Rod, Houston
Tiffany Patrice Simpson, Houston
Soumya Vandanam, Houston
Alfonso Zamora, Houston
Macneal Wadhwa, Humble
Tamiko Parks Cleveland, Katy
Eduardo E. Canale De Gracia, Katy
Patricia Maria Lima, Katy
Jeffery Miglicco, Katy
Son T. Nguyen, Katy
Asibeli Michelle Okonkwo, Katy
Rafiu Alabi Olutunde, Katy
Tam Nguyen Pham, Katy
Tracee H. Phan, Katy
Kelsie Penewitt Schoener, Katy
Moira Eileen Cahill, League City
Syed S. Zafar, Leander
Bryn Micah Sessums, Leesburg, Ga.
Daniel Andrew Moretto, Maple, Canada
Pratikshya Sapkota, Midland
Pushpa Abraham, Missouri City
Philip Zachary Campbell, Missouri City
Milagros Grau, Missouri City
Ahmad Ghazi Jamous, Missouri City
Priya Ishiah Simpson, Missouri City
Sharna L. Beltran, Richmond
Rachid Benjebbour, Richmond
Nicolette LanNhi Do, Richmond
Courtney Mechelle Gatlin, Richmond
Tonisha Johnson, Richmond
Abbas Naqvi, Richmond
Fizza A. Naqvi, Richmond
Nida Naqvi-Hassaan, Richmond
Donny V. Nguyen, Richmond
Olubunmi Roberts, Richmond
Ankur Sheth, Richmond
Neha Thakkar, Richmond
Muhammad Armaghan Uljamil, Richmond
Ali Virani, Richmond
Florence Wangithi Wanjohi, Richmond
Vivek V. Thakurdesai, San Antonio
Yvette Marie Gentry, Spring
Pedro A. Rodriguez, Spring
Ally Ayyildiz, Stafford
Abuzar Ali, Sugar Land
Justice Iwunze Bethel, Sugar Land
Annie Ha Broussard, Sugar Land
Judy Y. Butler, Sugar Land
Naeem Charolia, Sugar Land
Sidra D. Farooqi, Sugar Land
Tomoki Fukazawa, Sugar Land
Someshwar Janjirala, Sugar Land
Anum S. Malik, Sugar Land
Tiffany Eng Morgan, Sugar Land
Samsoedin Nasoetion, Sugar Land
Vrushali Pradhan, Sugar Land
Fazal Abdul Saleem, Sugar Land
Disengomoka Emile Tezzo, Sugar Land
Tyler Jason Belcik, Victoria
Katelyn Marie Hoyt, Victoria
Amber Dawn Machacek, Victoria
Hinal Shah, Victoria
Timothy W. Smith Jr., Victoria

Master of Science
Clayton Jerome Moose, Culbertson, Mont.
William Glenn Thompson, Georgetown

Bachelor of Business Administration
Kristen Marie Wendel, Bay City
Theresa West Spillers, Boling, Cum Laude
Amanda Joyce Paulette, Bryan, Magna Cum Laude
Daniela Carvalho Melo, Canyon Lake
Terria Felicia Leeandra Perrien, College Station
Jeffrey Todd Mosley, Cypress, Summa Cum Laude
Michael Taylor Zolot, Cypress
Fidel Garza, Eagle Pass
Cinthia Dalyn Hoegemeyer, East Bernard, Summa Cum Laude
Deion Thomas Barnes, Edna
Danielle Paige Valenta Smith, El Campo
Megan Egenti, Fresno
Spencer Elizabeth Long, Fulshear
Britany Billings, Ganado
Regina Michelle Chovanec, Ganado, Summa Cum Laude
Cade Joseph Cihal, Ganado
Brianna Aileen Dohmann, Goliad, Cum Laude
Brenda Karen Velazquez, Gonzales
Karen Elizabeth Coats, Grand Prairie, Summa Cum Laude
Derrick Wayne Perez, Hallettsville
Ryan Christopher Abrego, Houston
Diana Au, Houston, Cum Laude
John Christopher Boyd, Houston
Heather Anne Butler, Houston, Cum Laude
Steffany Campos, Houston, Cum Laude
Anthony Carrillo, Houston
Nelson Steve Castro, Houston
Summer Rae Copeland, Houston, Cum Laude
Karla Stephanie Davila, Houston
Angel Alejandro Gonzalez, Houston
Shahryar Hussain, Houston
Brianna Noel Jones, Houston
Lizbeth Montenegro, Houston
Salomon Ngalamulume, Houston
Brenda Melissa Penado, Houston
Sarenah Jerrell Prejean, Houston
Leslie Rubio, Houston
Susan Setarehaseman, Houston
Jessica Celina Triana, Houston
Kinh My Tu, Houston
Diane N. Uwera, Houston
Juan Vega, Houston
Valerie M. Ventura, Houston
Monisha Kay Walker, Houston, Summa Cum Laude
Zachary Harper Wright, Houston
Caroline Marie Arellano, Humble
Bronzalynn Patrice Robin, Humble
Hector Zubieta, Inez
Leiber M. Chaverra Baron, Katy, Cum Laude
Caitlin Marie Biggerstaff, Katy
Jean C. Castillo, Katy
Lizbeth Cecilia Chum, Katy
Rachel A. Condon, Katy
Yesenia Davila, Katy
Ashley Garrett, Katy, Cum Laude
Mackenzie Lynn Haltom, Katy
Stephanie Renee Kelley, Katy, Summa Cum Laude
Carmen Renee Mott, Katy, Summa Cum Laude
Krissia Elizabeth Navarrete, Katy
Eckema Sylvata Rachal, Katy
Elias Alan Rhodes, Katy, Cum Laude
Jillian Michele Spowart, Katy
Catherine A. Whitehead, Katy, Magna Cum Laude
Ke'Andre Annise Green, Killeen
Victoria Ruth McLaughlin, La Porte
Courtney Michelle Korenek, Louise
Tamara J. Dasgupta, Manvel, Cum Laude
Cesar Eduardo Rosales, Mission
Alexandra Pena, Missouri City
Ashley Nicole Renfro, Missouri City
Lauren Henry Zinn, Missouri City, Cum Laude
Shelbi Rae Vincent, Nederland, Cum Laude
Natalie Nicole Lazo, Needville, Cum Laude
Elizabeth Zamora, Palacios
Kristen K. Elliott, Pearland, Cum Laude
Allen Grant Westmoreland, Pearland
Dalila S. Hernandez-Perez, Placedo
Phuong Martinez, Richlands, N.C.
Trisha Ann Barger, Richmond, Summa Cum Laude
Karen Perez Enriquez, Richmond
Stephanie Marie Cano Escobar, Richmond
Jullian Emmanuel Gates, Richmond
Alexandro Jesus Guebara, Richmond
Alexandra Hudnall, Richmond, Cum Laude
Carolkim Thi Le, Richmond
Hadiseh Mashi, Richmond
Alisha D. Murray, Richmond
Loan Thi Nguyen, Richmond, Magna Cum Laude
Mayra Hernandez Salas, Richmond
Diego Torres, Richmond
Alexandra Suzanne Taylor, Rosenberg
Jacqueline Villegas, Rosenberg
Madison Phoebe Collins, San Antonio
Jennifer Ramirez, San Antonio
Aubri Elise Hockenbury, Santa Fe
Chad Allen Janak, Shiner, Summa Cum Laude
Kausar S. Ahmed, Spring, Cum Laude
Yousef Hisham Abu-Adas, Sugar Land
Salima Damani, Sugar Land
Sarah Marie Rena Hall, Sugar Land
Daisy Lizbeth Montes, Sugar Land
Angelica H. Nguyen, Sugar Land
Zeeshan Noorani, Sugar Land
Hiral Chandresh Patel, Sugar Land
Chanel Salazar, Sugar Land
Neilesh Navin Vora, Sugar Land
Jena Cecil Mears, Sweeny
Francisca Lopez, Tomball
Benjamin Whitehead Baylor, Victoria
Denise Hernandez, Victoria
Brittany Taylor Hoffman, Victoria
Savanna Lynn Kremling, Victoria
Krislyn Danelle Martinez, Victoria
Kelcy Alyce Newell, Victoria
Lauren Elizabeth Perez, Victoria
Jarrod Raul Rodriguez, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Katherine Rocha Sudheimer, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Aaron James Tschoepe, Victoria
Whitney Lynn Barrett, Weimar, Magna Cum Laude
Victoria Vanessa Pena, Yorktown, Summa Cum Laude

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, HEALTH PROFESSIONS & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Master of Education
Stephanie Renee McLennan, Brookshire
Youssef Zaki Ibrahim, Burlington, Mass.
Aundrea Mojica Ware, Edna
Chavon Cecily Williams, Fresno
Tracie S. Hillyard, Fulshear
Theodore Toland Baines, Houston
Heather Baker, Houston
William Randolph Bates, Houston
Van’Marie Posey, Houston
Mica L. Willey, Houston
Cheri Lynn Hayes, Katy
Jennifer Lynn Magallan, Katy
Jessica Rodriguez, Katy
Melody Marie Schluer, Katy
Marla Wendy Wolsky, Katy
Lester George Reid, Lauderhill, Fla.
Michelle Tiffany John, Missouri City
Jessica Marie Burger, Richmond
Chevonne Ane’ Parris, Richmond
Ranier Perez, Richmond
Monique Lois Raack, Richmond
Maurine Reynolds Adamek, Shiner
Judith Yu Dai, Sugar Land
Gabriela L. Pequeno, Sugar Land
Lee Adam Bowman, Victoria
Bonnie Tatum Kelly, Victoria
Lori Nicole Mayfield, Victoria
Kenneth Peterson, Victoria
Kristine Elaine Simmons, Victoria
Courtney Michelle Zinke, Yoakum

Bachelor of Science
Monica Lopez, Houston
Lucas Ray Escamilla, Pawnee

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Becky Anne Perez, Beeville, Cum Laude
Maria Carmen Lara, Columbus, Magna Cum Laude
Meagan Nichole Alex, Edna, Cum Laude
Kaley Marie Rother, Hallettsville
Samantha Elizabeth Lacewell, Houston, Magna Cum Laude
Rayne M. Molina, Houston, Summa Cum Laude
Felicia Donnette Oliphant, Houston
Karen Patricia Rodriguez, Houston
Elizabeth Villegas, Houston
Shaundia Williams, Houston
Laura Michelle Castro, Katy, Magna Cum Laude
Rayan Mohammed Elsoueissi, Katy
Michelle Victoria Gutierrez, Katy
Dana Jo Hoover, Katy, Summa Cum Laude
Connie Rayo, Katy, Cum Laude
Alma Rosa Rodriguez, Katy, Summa Cum Laude
Bailey Rae Elizondo, Kenedy
Laura Alisi Howard, Needville
Haley Nicole Beam, Pearland
Angelic Erazo Aguirre, Richmond
Julie Anna Quintero, Richmond
Katherine Rocha Sudheimer, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Eunice S. Aurelio, San Antonio
Bonnie Ann Glover, Seadrift
Velinda Gloria, Sealy
Mary Elizabeth Marcak, Shiner
Mariamu Regina Nduku, Sugar Land, Summa Cum Laude
Lauren N. Spacek, Sugar Land, Cum Laude
Bridget Nicole Weyand, Sugar Land
Dana Marie Duran, Victoria
Jenna B. Lynch, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Jaimee Butler Pantel, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Kelsey Lynn Parks, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Darian Nicole Vasquez, Victoria, Magna Cum Laude
Sherrylynn Evelyn Wagner, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Gisel Wyble, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude
Jennifer Lee Salinas, Weimar

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Holly Wagner, Hallettsville, Summa Cum Laude
Jason Wayne Kucera, San Antonio
China Darnel Clay, Spring
Morgan L. Barta, Victoria
Keyra Enedelia Guerrero, Victoria
Blane Hartley, Victoria, Cum Laude
Chelsea Diane Hartman, Victoria
Iris L. Olguin, Victoria
Darlyn Renette Williams, Victoria, Summa Cum Laude

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973, offers courses leading to 70 bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as a teaching center in Katy, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All Initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student popular, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Contact:
Ashley Strevel
361-570-4296
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