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Fall 2017 graduation candidates announced

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A student (graduating in Summer 2017) quotes Dr. Seuss and the Bible on her mortarboard, two sources of inspiration.

A student (graduating in Summer 2017) quotes Dr. Seuss and the Bible on her mortarboard, two sources of inspiration.

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Cassie Rivera

A student (graduating in Summer 2017) quotes Dr. Seuss and the Bible on her mortarboard, two sources of inspiration.


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The following Fall 2017 Graduates are expected to “walk the stage” on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center. Note that there are two ceremonies, one at 9 a.m. and one at noon.

Fall 2017
Presentation of the Candidates- 9 a.m. Ceremony
Baccalaureate Degrees
College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art
Tiffany Marie Harris Andrews TX
Rachel Nicole Forga Midland TX
Alberto Tena Odessa TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communication
Curtis H. Fuller Austin TX
Brittany Ruth Garcia Stafford TX
Gemma Alexandra Lopez Midland TX
Karina Rodriguez Midland TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Criminology
Albert Salilo Fano Pago Pago AS
Alberto Flores-Bautista Odessa TX
Robert Gonzalez Midland TX
Shelby Danae Hernandez Odessa TX
Hannah Fay Navarro El Paso TX
Jesus Martinez Ramirez, III Odessa TX
Denna Nicole Valles Midland TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English
Nayla Carrasco Presidio TX
Margaret Irene Chavez Midland TX
Alithia Ann Dean Midland TX
Heather Ann Gomez Odessa TX
Kandice Christian Hargreaves Odessa TX
Devin Elizabeth Jaramillo Midland TX
Sabrina Renee Maddox Big Spring TX
Tyler Janeé Venegas Odessa TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History
Justen Tyler Cotton Odessa TX
Firras-Mufleh Shihab Diais Odessa TX
Benjamin Dale Herndon Odessa TX
Rebekah Lorraine Lamb Odessa TX
Brittany Marie Linn Odessa TX
Jose P. Martinez Odessa TX
Blake Matthew Williams Odessa TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Humanities
Stacey Renee Fine Fort Worth TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Political Science
Daniel Ruiz Odessa TX
Valeria Garcia Tavarez Monahans TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Psychology
Kristen Pilar Aceves San Antonio TX
Roselyn Abimbola Adekoya Abilene TX
Brooklyn N. Arias Odessa TX
Carol Ann Baggett Weatherford TX
Tara Abigail Bowen Roscoe TX
Mallory Lou Britton Odessa TX
Meredith Womack Burke Tyler TX
Kelsey Leigh Byrd Odessa TX
Ian David Charman Houston TX
Caden Cole Coots Midland TX
Marshall Troy Cox Stanton TX
Mellanee D. Creear-Alford Odessa TX
Andrew Denham North Richland Hills TX
Courtney Renae Edmiston Weatherford TX
Adriana Patricia Franco Odessa TX
Kami Lynne Gilbert Arlington TX
Vanessa Jo Goodwin Odessa TX
Joanna Rae Herrera Coyanosa TX
Sabrina Hinojos Georgetown TX
Olivia Grace Jones Grand Prairie TX
Candelario Leal Houston TX
Jackson Scott Longino Odessa TX
Angela Lowery Eunice NM
Kimberlee Nicole Lujan Fort Stockton TX
Monica Maes Jal NM
Erin J. Martin San Antonio TX
Tawni L. Maughan Weatherford TX
Heather Michelle Mesa Lenorah TX
Anna Leigh Miller Boerne TX
Joseph I. Molinar Austin TX
Reba Michelle Purvis Amarillo TX
Chellsea Arbtin Rea San Antonio TX
Susan Ashley Reeder Monroe WA
Misty Devonne Robinson Odessa TX
Monica Charles Ryherd Converse TX
Joevany Denet Sanchez Odessa TX
Mandy Marie Walpole San Antonio TX
Brandy Nicole Washington Red Oak TX
Kisha Jahnee Williams New Braunfels TX
LaTonya D. Woodruff Round Rock TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Sociology
Barry L. Blackwell Midland TX
Sharay Dian Cottrell Seminole TX
Monica Solis Lucas New Braunfels TX
Gloria Morgan Grand Prairie TX
Carlos Rodriguez Austin TX
Angela Marie Sanchez San Antonio TX
Lori Frances Schmidtke Mineral Wells TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Spanish
Maria de la Luz Calleros Midland TX
Jose P. Martinez Odessa TX
Elisa Minjarez Seagraves TX
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Iamhilex Fernandez Presidio TX
Bachelor of Music with a Major in Music
Sarah Michelle Hayter San Antonio TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Athletic Training
Adam Michael Campbell Odessa TX
Raul Pony Palomino Odessa TX
Ailem Marie Villarreal Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology
Gerardo Salazar Aguilar Odessa TX
Michael Craig Blanco Odessa TX
Ana Lorena Cantu Odessa TX
Isadora G. Carrasco Odessa TX
Aryanna Marie Galindo Odessa TX
Omar Garcia Odessa TX
Conner Chad Hall Camby TX
Mario Alberto Mendoza Odessa TX
Jessica Pimentel Odessa TX
Peyton Emily Slater Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry
Ezequiel Romero Paz Odessa TX
Thomas James Weathers Midland TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Science
Colton Keith Armstrong Crandall TX
Jeremy Ray Dean Corpus Christi TX
Sawyer Raelyn Hollis Midland TX
Zachary Colton Lyssy Midland TX
Melissa Lynn Marruffo Odessa TX
Nathan Joshua Nix Odessa TX
Caden Tyler Prichard Odessa TX
Christopher David Ray Rockport TX
Yewdiel Venzor Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice
Gabriela Lizette Gonzalez Hernandez Laredo TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Geology
Jose Samuel Aranda Midland TX
Alessio Aranda Brito Midland TX
Alexander Dalton Lyssy Midland TX
Jaycee Cameron Meloy Bacliff TX
Gavin Thomas Russell Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Information Systems
Joshua Seth Barden Midland TX
Robert Joe Gilbert-Uhlman Springtown TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology
Austin Levis Awbrey Kermit TX
Julie Inez Driver Odessa TX
Andrew DeJuan Enriquez Odessa TX
Tanya Galindo Odessa TX
Christopher Ibarra Odessa TX
Kelsey Lee James Odessa TX
Patricia Leigh Lerma Burleson TX
Toddrick Lamar Lopez Odessa TX
Randi Gene Arnelle May Weatherford TX
Jacob James Muñoz Midland TX
Michael Caniamo Rosero Odessa TX
Marina Renae Salazar Odessa TX
Sarah Jessica Taplin Midland TX
Noe Ricardo Valencia-Garcia, Jr. Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mathematics
Adelle Lyanne Maldonado Odessa TX
Clarissa Tahnise McMillar Midland TX
Bachelor of Social Work
Maritza Baeza Andrews TX
College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Stacie Renee Alvarez Odessa TX
Jessica Michelle Alvarez-Ortiz Odessa TX
Orlando Miguel Anguiano Odessa TX
Kimberly Marie Carrasco Odessa TX
Maritza Ariana Cordova Odessa TX
Morgan Taylor DeLeon Tagle Midland TX
Danielle Elizabeth Dorris Odessa TX
Illiana Fernandez Presidio TX
John Gilbert Garcia San Antonio TX
Meredith Renea Gebo North Richland Hills TX
Desirae A. Gonzales Odessa TX
Holly Jean Jeanette Hain Lubbock TX
Monica Andrea Hanks Odessa TX
Karissa Janae Huffty Monahans TX
Roy John Losoya San Antonio TX
Mandy Osei Manu Odessa TX
Alex Mendoza Odessa TX
Jessica Jonae Natividad Odessa TX
Esbeidy Pena Odessa TX
Chasidy Briann Rayos Odessa TX
Arlen Del Carmen Reyes Brownsville TX
Amber Kuaunique Robinson Odessa TX
Denisse Guadalupe Rosas Odessa TX
Soundariya P. Satyavada Midland TX
Leah Ashley Schwope Midland TX
Kaela Amber Smith Big Spring TX
Alexis Danne Trevino Odessa TX
Graduate Degrees
College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts with a Major in English
Brance Stuart Davis Odessa TX
Kristin Lynnette King Big Spring TX
Master of Arts with a Major in History
Sarah Allyn January Midland TX
Master of Arts with a Major in Mathematics
Melissa Noel Cooper Odessa TX
Rodolfo Eliseo Ramirez Morales Odessa TX
Master of Arts with a Major in Psychology
Sarah Nicole Lemmons Dallas TX
Master of Science with a Major in Computer Science
Melody Sheree Snitker Midland TX
Harsha Wattegedara Odessa TX
Master of Science with a Major in Geology
Fatimah Motunrayo Adelekan Ede Osun State
Mike Julian Carmona Midland TX
Ettebong Eshiet Emmanuel Odessa TX
Richard Alan Hodges Allen TX
Yvonne C. Iwo-Brown Midland TX
Joanna Michelle Walker Fort Worth TX
Presentation of the Candidates- 12 p.m. Ceremony
Baccalaureate Degrees
College of Business
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
Darry Reece Cox Alvin TX
Joseph Michael Ganceres Beeville TX
Jose Luis Zuniga Midland TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Economics
Chelsi Donette Leasure Odessa TX
Joseph I. Seibert Midland TX
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accountancy
Abinadi Alcocer Midland TX
Gerardo Diaz Odessa TX
Alphonse Ndalle Essoh Odessa TX
Stephen Anthony Hernandez Odessa TX
Paige Danielle Lewis Odessa TX
Mathew Shae Mitchell Midland TX
Alexandra Marie Ornelas Midland TX
Victoria Cordova Sabando Pecos TX
Laura Ellen Zuniga Odessa TX
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance
Nikis Alec Castelazo Odessa TX
Katheryn Elizabeth Kelly Midland TX
Steven Garett Lively Odessa TX
Andrew James Lucas Odessa TX
Angelica Velazquez Canotillo TX
Reginald Rogers Wright Universal City TX
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management
Reynaldo H. Acosta San Antonio TX
Alexandra Aguilar Odessa TX
Wanda Lizette Byrom San Antonio TX
Ilena Marie Carrasco Odessa TX
Druston P. Chidester Canadian TX
Aaron Blaine Collins Odessa TX
Ashley Nicole Dean Midland TX
Madylin Nicole DeLeon Lubbock TX
Fabian Ignacio Depablos Kissimmee FL
Kimberly Nicole Desjardins Midland TX
James Thomas Drexler Odessa TX
Michael Anthony Dunlap Midland TX
Trey Enriquez Odessa TX
Joseph James Flotte Hobbs NM
Veronica Gardea Midland TX
Bradley Kirk LaRue Houston TX
Evelyn Rae Lascano Odessa TX
Amanda Cody Legere Haslet TX
Julio Cesar Lozoya Gardendale TX
Jeffrey Allen Neely Midland TX
Sofia Ochoa Armiñana Odessa TX
Courtney Leigh Ortega Mesquite TX
Silvia Carolina Pena Midland TX
Randall Glenn Pursel Garland TX
Erica B. Rodriguez Nampa ID
Marta Katarina Ruiz Midland TX
Hector Alfredo Sabando Pecos TX
Joselyne Sanchez Odessa TX
Jennifer Lynn Sanders Irving TX
Sandra Lizette Segura Odessa TX
Jon Alexander Shock Odessa TX
Adrienne Simmons-Turner Houston TX
Carly Darleene Sparks Kilgore TX
Cesar Adrian Tavarez Odessa TX
Taylor Brad Thompson Carbon TX
Alyssa Ann Wise Odessa TX
Michael Joseph Wise Odessa TX
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing
Norma Elizabeth Alonso Dallas TX
Obed Borrero-Flores Midland TX
Maria Guadalupe Dzida Midland TX
Dean M. Garza, Jr. Odessa TX
Amanda Marie Matta Odessa TX
Ashley Anne Ortega Odessa TX
Cindy Thuannett Pando Midland TX
Natalia A. Ponce Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Industrial Technology
Andrew James Allen Midland TX
Sharon R. Lankster Carrollton TX
Randy Steve Losoya Alvin TX
Ryley Don Muñoz Midland TX
Christopher Lance Rivera Big Spring TX
Jessie Bryan Venegas Monahans TX
Charles Brooks Yandell Katy TX
College of Engineering
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mechanical Engineering
Kelly Lupita Herrera Midland TX
Ahmed Mohamed Odessa TX
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Petroleum Engineering
Thaddeus Mohari Ayoga Nyamira Kenya
Shrey Bhakta Odessa TX
Freddy Sebastian Contreras Odessa TX
Zachary Luke Gallegos Midland TX
Daniel J. Galvan Midland TX
Justin Alan Garrett Odessa TX
James Matthew Gonzales Odessa TX
Marcos Q. Iglesias Seminole TX
Albert Anthony Karmels, IV Midland TX
Richard John Kassanga Odessa TX
Jay Zachary Long Midland TX
Kodie Austyn Ochoa Midland TX
Kyle Russell Patterson Austin TX
Matthew Daniel Pena Midland TX
Aaron Matthew Russell Pecos TX
James Kyle Stevenson Big Spring TX
Shilpa Verma Arlington TX
College of Education
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Child and Family Studies
Mohsina Ahmed Austin TX
Alayna Kathleen Inez Campbell Killeen TX
Rafaela Kristina Maria Chavez Converse TX
Amanda Shanise Giles San Marcos TX
Brook Masaun Mustafa Odessa TX
Sheila Ann Owen Santa Anna TX
Charlotte Ann Shuler Burkburnett TX
Reba Alexandra Subia Fort Stockton TX
Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Multidisciplinary Studies
Misty Dawn Almquist Midland TX
Katherine Anne Erwin Odessa TX
Michelle Chavez Estrada Odessa TX
Yubia Zubia Galindo Odessa TX
Erandeny C. Gomez Odessa TX
Ashley Nicole Hearn Midland TX
Addison Bailey Hill Odessa TX
Brandi Denise Holcomb Andrews TX
April G. Johnson Odessa TX
Maddison Rae Jones Odessa TX
Debra Luise Marquez Stanton TX
Yvette Torres Martin Odessa TX
Jessica E. Martinez Odessa TX
Amy Marie Obermann Odessa TX
Kelly Lee O’Donnell-Delval Midland TX
Irma Lorena Rangel Midland TX
Dulce Selene Salinas Midland TX
Laura Michele Schulz Midland TX
Rebeca Tarango Andrews TX
Graduate Degrees
College of Business
Master of Business Administration
Roxanna Herrera Aguilar Odessa TX
Thaddeus Mohari Ayoga Nyamira Kenya
Tevin Don Bradford Midland TX
Roberto T. Florez, III Odessa TX
Amy Jean Fultz Midland TX
Viviana Gamboa Odessa TX
Araceli Baeza Gomez Odessa TX
David Gonzalez, Jr. Odessa TX
Samuel Patrick Greenwell Austin TX
Katelyn Cari Jones Wink TX
Elizabeth Leyva-Pacheco Oaxaca Mexico
Melanie A. Lively Odessa TX
Marcy Jeanette Madrid Midland TX
DeAnn Navarrete Martinez Big Spring TX
Christina Maria Perez Gonzales CA
Lynzi Richale Pinter Odessa TX
Megan Jill Russell Midland TX
John C. Sharp Houston TX
Antonio Suarez Midland TX
Liliana Vergara Midland TX
Madeline Susanne Wilson Midland TX
Jamie Lynne Wolph Olympia WA
Master of Professional Accountancy
Jazmin Cervantes El Paso TX
Adrian Aubrey Flores Midland TX
Clarissa Daniela Kuzmich Midland TX
College of Education
Master of Arts with a Major in Bilingual Education
Robyn Tess Hernandez Odessa TX
Flor Jordan Crockett TX
Anne Marie Leal Crosby TX
Araceli Lira-Oliver Keller TX
Myra Soliz Kermit TX
Brittney Tchatat-Njike Little Rock AR
Master of Arts with a Major in Counseling
Ana Maria Madrid Midland TX
Master of Arts with a Major in Educational Leadership
Kimberly Marie Christensen Scottsdale AZ
Rebecca Jane Cressman Cheboygan MI
Dana Elizabeth Ellis Midland TX
Jerry Michael Faulkner Odessa TX
Bree Ann McCarthy Eagle River AK
Michelle Mitidieri Miami FL
Sandra Ann Saenz Lubbock TX
Patricia Deanna Sage Norman OK
Johna Deane Straw Odessa TX
Master of Arts with a Major in Professional Education
Candace Maria Barton Furr Missouri City TX
Elizabeth Nicole Gray Odessa TX
Master of Arts with a Major in Reading
LaDonna Jo Chism Odessa TX
Rachel Ann Franklin Stanton TX
Lamar SC
Master of Arts with a Major in Special Education Houston TX
Blythe Twedell Amerson Missouri City TX
Ola Louise Birkinsha Odessa TX
Ashley Gaskins Daniels The Woodlands TX
Rocio Molinar Davila Odessa TX
Earnest Gerald Hamil, Jr. Hornell NY
Vanessa Rae James Odessa TX
Marina J. Luna LaCrosse WI
Maci J. McDonald Fort Worth TX
Heather L. Plzak Arlington TX
Juan Carlos Sanchez Morales Edinburg TX
Lauren Brently Welchel
* denotes honor candidate
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