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UTRGV: A University to Unite, Serve and Transform the Rio Grande Valley At The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV), Student Success is at the center of everything we do. Our goal is not only to enroll students, but also to ensure they graduate and are well prepared to begin their professional careers. Nothing symbolizes this achievement of success more than our commencement ceremonies, in which students come together with classmates, faculty, family and friends to celebrate the completion of their academic journey. Congratulations to the Class of 2018! As we acknowledge the end of one journey, we look forward to a bright future. This is an exciting time to be at UTRGV. Our footprint throughout the Rio Grande Valley continues to evolve with the construction of new buildings, the expansion and creation of new academic programs, and the growing healthcare provided by our School of Medicine and Division of Health Affairs. Through it all, we remain focused on Student Success and on ensuring students are provided the best opportunities to succeed. This page and the adjoining page include many UTRGV milestones since the university welcomed its inaugural class in fall 2015. The future for UTRGV is bright, and we are dedicated to providing the best higher education experience for students from the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.

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PLATFORM GUESTS Ernest Aliseda, J.D........................................................................................................................... The University of Texas System Regent Guy Bailey, Ph.D...................................................................................................................................................................................... President Janna Arney, Ph.D.................................................................................................................................................................... Deputy President Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D............. Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration John Krouse, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A...................................Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine Parwinder Grewal, Ph.D................. Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development Magdalena Hinojosa, Ed.D. ..........................................................................................................Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Elizabeth Fehsenfeld, D.M.H. ............................................................................. Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Luzelma Canales, Ph.D.........................................................................................Senior Associate Vice President for Student Success Shawn Saladin, Ph.D. ...............................................................................................................Associate Vice President for Health Affairs Wes Balda, Ph.D............................................................. Interim Dean, Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship Alma D. Rodriguez, Ed.D.................................................................................Interim Dean, College of Education and P-16 Integration Ala Qubbaj, Ph.D. ................................................................................... Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science Steven Block, Ph.D. ................................................................................................................................................ Dean, College of Fine Arts Christopher M. Ledingham M.P.H., Ph.D. ................................. Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Community Engagement, College of Health Professions Pamela Anderson-Mejias, Ph.D. ........................................................................................................Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts Sharon Radzyminski, Ph.D., J.D., C.N.S., R.N. ...................................................................................................... Dean, School of Nursing Mohammed Farooqui, Ph.D. ..................................................................................................................Interim Dean, College of Sciences John Gonzalez, Ph.D............................................................................................................................. Interim Dean, School of Social Work Mark Anderson, Ph.D......................................................................................................................................................Dean, Honors College

GRAND MARSHALS Friday, 4 p.m. ................................................................... James Whittenberg, Ph.D., Faculty Senate Executive Committee Member Saturday, 9 a.m. ....................................................................... Sandra Atkins, M.Ed., Faculty Senate Executive Committee Member Saturday, 1 p.m. ........................................................................................................ Volker Quetschke, Ph.D., Faculty Senate President Saturday, 5 p.m. ................................................................... Ernesto Ramirez, Ed.D., Faculty Senate Executive Committee Member

ANNOUNCING THE CANDIDATES Friday, 4 p.m. ...........................................................................Carlo Tamayo, M.A., Associate Director of Outreach and Recruitment Saturday, 9 a.m. ..................... Veronica Gonzales-Villarreal, J.D., Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations Saturday, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. .........................................................................Tony Forina, Assistant Athletic Director for Development


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ORDER OF EXERCISES Pre-processional ............................................................................................. UTRGV Mariachi Aztlán, Francisco Loera, M.A., Director Processional ........................................................................................ Friday • UTRGV Wind Symphony, Saul Torres, D.M.A., Director Processional ............................................................................................... Saturday • UTRGV Pep Band, Saul Torres, D.M.A., Director Posting of the Colors ......................................................................................................................................................... UTRGV Army ROTC National Anthem ...................................................................................................................................... UTRGV School of Music Students Welcome and Introduction of Guests .................................................. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration Remarks ................................................................................................................................................................ Guy Bailey, Ph.D., President Introduction of Academic Deans .......................................................... Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration Presentation of Candidates for Doctoral, Master’s and Baccalaureate Degrees ..................................................................................

Wes Balda, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship Alma D. Rodriguez, Ed.D., Interim Dean, College of Education and P-16 Integration Ala Qubbaj, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science Steven Block, Ph.D., Dean, College of Fine Arts Christopher M. Ledingham M.P.H., Ph.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Community Engagement, College of Health Professions Pamela Anderson-Mejias, Ph.D., Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts Sharon Radzyminski, Ph.D., J.D., C.N.S., R.N., Dean, School of Nursing Mohammed Farooqui, Ph.D., Interim Dean, College of Sciences John Gonzalez, Ph.D., Interim Dean, School of Social Work

Certification of Doctoral, Master’s and Baccalaureate Degrees .................... Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration Conferral of Doctoral, Master’s and Baccalaureate Degrees ............................................................... Guy Bailey, Ph.D., President Concluding Remarks ................................................................................ Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration Ringing of the Bell ......................................................................................................... Outstanding Graduates Selected for this Honor Brownsville • Friday, 4 p.m. ................................................................................................................... Diana Lara and Ernesto Farias Edinburg • Saturday, 9 a.m..................................................................................................... Ricardo Rendon and Samantha Munoz Edinburg • Saturday, 1 p.m................................................................................................................ Edgar Padilla and Namrata Patel Edinburg • Saturday, 5 p.m........................................................................................................... Jessica Gonzalez and Victoria Diaz Recessional ......................................................................................... Friday • UTRGV Wind Symphony, Saul Torres, D.M.A., Director Recessional ................................................................................................. Saturday • UTRGV Pep Band, Saul Torres, D.M.A.,Director


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MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY Paola Vanessa Alaniz Juan Carlos Barillas Jr. Stephanie Crystel Burson

Celso Eduardo Cisneros David Alejandro De La Torre Osvaldo Escamilla

Elsa Garcia Leobardo Lopez Jr. Alexis Olivares

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Miguel Andrade Adrian Avalos Perez Miguel Jaime Barrera Jr. Oscar Gabriel Camarena Martinez Jacob R. Carlos Savanna Lynn Castillo Adriana Zanetti Chau Amy Contreras Gerardo Arturo Cuellar Mauricio Israel Cuellar

Brenda Davila Ramiro Elizondo Ninfa Del Rocio Elledge Roberto Carlos Enriquez Laura Escobedo Jesus Oscar Flores Jose A. Frias Amanda Marie Galvan Juan C. Gomez Jose Eduardo Gonzalez Hector Adrian Guerrero

Michelle Seless Hall Joshua Hart Gilberto Hernandez Ahmad Khalil Jorge Ivan Longoria Perales Diego Luengas Ramiro Rodrigo Magboo Jessica Marie Maldonado Stephanie J. Maldonado Celina I. Maluf Janett Monsivais

Daniel Franisco Muniz Yarid Gilberto Perez Mariana Hortensia Ramos Del Angel Sandra Reyes Saul Santos Reyna Belinda Rodriguez Julissa Salazar Juan M. Salinas Victor Salinas Jayson John Sanchez

Jennifer Erin Sander Arminio Serrano Jr. Varun Sharma Hilaree So Rachel Sobrevilla Guadalupe Juan Solano Jr. Karen Denice Terry Juan Claudio Tovar Andrea Dana Weiss Carina Zubiaga

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BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Ahmad Mahmoud Abdullah Erika Ruth Acevedo Victoria Agado Iris A. Aguilar SCL Karla K. Aguilar Jose R. Alanis Lariza R. Alanis Juana Noemi Alejandro Jose A. Alejos Jr. Marco Aleman MCL Luis Alvarado SCL Eric A. Anzaldua Saul Kevin Araujo Hernandez Raymundo Araujo-Hernandez Ashley Renee Arevalo Jennifer Arevalo Linnette M. Avalos Noe D. Avila Jr. Anika P. Aviles Zori I. Aviles Daniela S. Azubell CL Shelby Badillo Edna K. Baez Fabian Baez Bethel Balbontin Ruben J. Banda Jessica Aranxa Banuelos Romero Irving E. Barboza James Paul Barcelo SCL Alain Gerardo Barrera Esequiel Barrera Maria Luisa Bautista Lorena I. Benavides-Lozan SCL Markus Bjors MCL Jose E. Blanco Sabino Botello Jr. Jessica Crystal Breaux Sanchez Edward Cabrera Victoria Dalia Calvillo Obed Cameron Amy Yvette Canizales

Rene Cano Benito Cantu III Jocelyn Cantu MCL Ricardo Cantu Roberto Carlos Cantu Vanessa Cantu Kelly Marie Carnahan SCL Maria Delosangeles Carrera Ryan L. Casas Julio Cesar Castillo Jr. Kassandra Castillo CL Brandon J. Cavazos Pamela Cavazos Francisco Chanelo Lizeth Alejandra Chapa Alvarado MCL Nastil Arely Chong Brittany A. Clements Dante Colmenares Sayuri Cordova Angelica Cornejo Thelma Cortez Gonzalez Yamel Z. Cortina Clarisela Cuellar Daniel A. Cujil Alfredo Azahel De La Garza Robert N. De La Garza Jose De Los Reyes Marcy De Los Rios - Rodriguez Amy De Los Santos MCL Jennifer Belle Degollado Annet Adali Del Toro Villarreal Laura C. Diaz Roberto D. Diaz Brennen S. Dillard Melanie Nadine Dobbs Alma Lila Dominguez Jessica Elizondo Robert Elizondo Jr. Antonia Dominique Esparza Fuster CL

Elisa Paola Espino Dunia Espinosa Kassandra Espinoza Amado B. Estrada II CL Iris A. Falcon Hernandez Cynthia Cristina Fernandez Roosbelt Ferretiz Jr. Benjamin Flores Claudia D. Flores Jose L. Flores Jr. Juan A. Flores II Ricardo Flores Victor Hugo Flores Jr. Maria Fernanda Flores Tamez MCL Viviana L. Fuentes Esteban Roberto Galvan Adrian Garcia Bryan A. Garcia Dalia Y. Garcia Damali Garcia CL Edgar Garcia Jordan J. Garcia Jorge Brian Garcia Jose A. Garcia Juliana D. Garcia Luis G. Garcia SCL Margarito Monserat Garcia Jr. Marivel Garcia Michael D. Garcia Rene Alejandro Garcia MCL Yesenia Garcia Emilia Garcia Cano Nora Ivonne Garcia Medina Norma Garnica Adriana Garza Jaime Garza Jr. Leonel Garza III Nestor D. Garza Ashley Garza Canales Dora Olivia Garza Obana

Alicia Rebeca Gomez Otoniel Gomez Jr. Aaron A. Gonzales Alyssa M. Gonzales CL Andrea Irais Gonzalez CL Cesar U. Gonzalez Daniela G. Gonzalez Gabriel A. Gonzalez Gabriel I. Gonzalez CL Gemma Estefania Gonzalez Luis Armando Gonzalez Manuel Jose Gonzalez Vanessa M. Gonzalez Emily Gonzalez Torres Luis G. Greenwood CL Edith A. Grimaldo Alejandra Guajardo Jose Fransisco Guajardo MCL Matthew A. Guajardo Luis F. Guerra CL Oswaldo Guerra Jr. Abigail Naomi Guerrero Karla Gutierrez Lizbeth A. Gutierrez Paloma C. Guzman Matthew P. Henkel Bryanna L. Hernandez Deborah N. Hernandez CL Jennifer Hernandez Katherine Hernandez Alexis Z. Hernandez Barron Carolina Hernandez Naya Yazmin Violeta Hernandez Larissa Hinojosa MCL Marc Christopher Hollar Katia A. Huaracha CL Dulcinea D. Huerta MCL Eduardo A. Huerta Luis F. Ibanez Domingo D. Irlas Jr. James Leo Johnson Jr.

Hilda Keller Justus Michael III Koch Adolfo Landa Victoria Lyzette Leal Diana A. Leon Andres Lomeli Carmen Lilia Lopez Graciela Lopez Karla L. Lopez Maryah D. Lopez Sandra N. Lopez Wilmer Lopez Maria Fernanda Lopez Gamez Javier Loredo Jr. Omar Alberto Loredo Jerika Renee Losoya Ricardo Losoya Juan Antonio Lozano Sr. Damaris Zaydaly Lozoya CL Raquel E. Maldonado Roshni Suresh Manwani SCL Greg Mar CL Joseph L. Marquez Jesus Ricardo Martinez Jr. Julian Juan Martinez MCL Maria Fernanda Martinez Rudy Martinez Jr. Selena Renee Martinez Yajaira G. Martinez Yamilex Martinez Javier Martinez Perches MCL Melina Lizeth Martinez Rivera Jorge R. Mattus Draion Saleck Mcnain Adrian Medrano II MCL Oscar Medrano MCL Adrian Mejia CL Vianney Mena MCL Esteban Mendez MCL Lucia Mendez Kathryn E. Mendoza CL

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DOCTOR OF EDUCATION Nancy Lopez Castillo Damon Ing

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Cassandra Hernandez Edna I. Hernandez Linda Crystal Hinojosa Vanessa Hinojosa Ashley House Marlen J. Hurtado Kelsie Hushen Michelle Ingram Felicia Renee Johnson Jessica Jurado Amy Lance Stephani D. Lapides Jovana Alejandra Leal Sarah Beth Leal Ashley Christine Lerma Isabel C. Lopez Paola Estefania Marquez Elizabeth Martinez Katrina Renee Martinez Melissa R. Martinez Tanya Iveth Martinez Vanessa Martinez Alyssa A. Medrano Abigail Melendez Zamorano Jo A. Mendoza Erica L. Mercado Nicholas Joshua Miles Cindy Mireles Jazmine Morales Maria Lillian Morales Lisa Ann Moreno Amanda Munoz Krystal Michelle Munoz Yolanda Narvaez Christopher John Niemann Elisa Nino Cristina Ontiveros Rebecca Nohemi Ordonez Abigail Araceli Orozco

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MASTER OF EDUCATION Alyssa Lynett Alanis Raquel M. Alaniz Dwalunda Alexander Carolina Alvarez Itzeel Y. Alvarez Ana Avendano William Bailey Roxanna Yvette Barraza Karen Alejandra Bartnicki-Ramirez Andrea Benavides Ande Benavidez Ben Benavidez Cynthia Jovita Bernal Martha Boeta Savannah Caitlyn Bottor Cynthia E. Campos Francisco J. Campos Jr. Maria D. Cansino Yesenia Cannon Maria L. Cantu Illyana Berenice Cantu Katrina Sofia Capello Olga Cardoso Ada Carmona Rebecca Leigh Carr Lili Carrasco Vanessa Garza Casso Michelle Cavazos Alyssa T. Cerroni Darlyn S. Chapa Sahira Chapa Dalila Araceli Chapa-Leija Perla Chavez Mary Lou Contreras Tiffany Crist-Studley Anaeli Karina Cuellar Cynthia Marie Cummings Karla De La Rosa

Diana De La Torre Elizabeth De Los Rios Christine G. Dehoux Kristy Dee Delagarza Joe D. Deleon Alejandra Elizondo Emma Laura Elizondo Elvira Martinez Ervin Monica Liesel Escamilla Veronica Escamilla-Rodriguez Rohny Escareno Christopher Charles Flores Erix F. Flores Karime Ines Flores Perla Vanessa Gamez Adriana Beatriz Garcia Clarissa Garcia Dawn Marie Garcia Jesus A. Garcia Jose G. Garcia Lizbeth Garcia Neo Nago Garcia Paula Michelle Garcia Blanca Laura Garza Denise Rodriguez Garza Gina Marie Garza Guadalupe Garza Hector Hugo Garza Lorena Garza Melinda A. Garza Shanieze Garza Alicia Gonzalez Blanca Gonzalez Johanna A. Gonzalez Delaney Grizzle Naomi Monserrat Guerra Erica Guerrero Danielle Renee Gutierrez Michael Gutierrez

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BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Flor De Dalia Aguilar Adrian Alvirde Alexia Anzaldua CL Petty Dinora Avalos Daniel Bautista Lauren L. Bearden Abigail Marie Benavidez Dora O. Borjas MCL Perla M. Cantu Amanda Carpentier Yurianna Casas Denisse Anahi Castillo Jimena Castillo MCL Iannelli Cerda CL Anabel Chapa MCL Alexandra Corpus SCL

Arlette Cortez MCL Milinda Ann Cortez SCL Lorena Cruz CL Ashley De Leon MCL Daisy M. Diaz Alexandra Escandon Adriana Escobedo Cristina Elva Flores SCL Desiree N. Galvan Ashley Nichole Garay CL Brittnie Jo Garcia Clarissa Garcia Gina Garcia CL Homero Garcia MCL Maricela Garcia CL Yahaira Garcia CL

Yessica J. Garcia MCL Leonor Garza CL Marlee Liana Garza CL Martha E. Garza SCL Yolanda Garza SCL Edna Patricia Gomez Tiffany L. Gomez Heather M. Gonzales Adriana Elizabeth Gonzalez Berenice C. Gonzalez CL Jeanette Gonzalez CL Mayra Gonzalez CL Yurubi Gonzalez CL Violeta Amaranta Gonzalez Galindo MCL Monica Gudino

Bryanna Gutierrez Cecillia Hernandez Erica Hernandez Maria Christina Hernandez Lawrence Herrera CL Melissa Icaza Oralia C. Limon Belinda Loera Alexia A. Lopez CL Franchesca R. Lopez Ilse R. Lopez MCL Isaac Lopez Lisa M. Lopez Chelsea Lopez Loya Fararoni MCL Carolina Lozano

Jazmin L. Lozano Aurora Luna Yazmin Maldonado Vanessa A. Manrique MCL Kelsey Amber Martinez Mirthala Martinez Blanca E. Mendez SCL Marissa Moncada CL Alejandra M. Monsivais Marylin Montalvo Joanna G. Montes Kacy Nayeli Mora SCL Stephanie Y. Morales MCL Leslie Moreno Cynthia Nevarez Jaqueline Nino

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Srinivas Bhamidipalli Jithin George Angelica M. Neira

Nayely Parra Ricardo C. Ramos Jr. Cuauhtemoc Torres Cantu

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING James Alexandro Aranda Leonardo D. Barbosa Victor Ivan Carreon Jose Antonio Gonzalez Jr. Jorge Luis Gutierrez

Hugo Armando Herrera Everardo Ibarra Alan Lee Jones Ezequiel Juarez Ocanas Gabriel Francisco Lopez

Jorge Nicolas Lopez Zuemy Candy Lozano Raul Morales Christina Y. Navarro Andres Ochoa

Christopher Ivan Reyes Jose M. Salinas Jr. Francisco R. Torres Diaz Ramiro A. Trevino Jr. Jesus Alejandro Valladares

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Pablo O. Martinez

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BACHELOR OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Jahaira Jasmin Alaniz

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Gilberto Aguirre Andres Alaniz CL Jose Obiel Cavazos Carlos Alberto De la Garza Arias Jorge Eugenio De Los Reyes Alex A. Delgado Juan Ramon Delgado MCL Alondra A. Escobar MCL Raul Alberto Espinosa Perez

Jennifer Fina MCL Alexis Franco Julio C. Garcia Eduardo Garza Jr. Kopiksy Garza Michael S. Gomez Hector Guerrero Jr. Bertha Giovanna Gutierrez MCL Jorge Andres Gutierrez

Rosvel Hinojosa Jr. Elmer Hinojosa Oyervidez MCL Eduardo Huerta Brandon Nataniel Jaramillo Adame Solveig A. Klassen Marlon Brando Landeros Paul Anderson Lingan Herman L. Lopez

Samantha Y. Lopez Lazaro Lopez Mendez Cristian I. Reyna Arlett Rodriguez Stacie Renee Rodriguez CL Fabian Rubio Alejandro Daniel Saenz Jose Antonio Salinas Jesus A. Sanchez

Joseph Sauceda Mario A. Suarez Jr. Enrique Ugarte Melissa Vasquez CL Cristian Vazquez CL Diego Alejandro Zaragoza Stephen R. Zarate

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING Mario Garza Alejandro Gutierrez Jr. Rene G. Hernandez

Jorge Eduardo Lecea Raul Martinez Jr. Dalia E. Orozco

Mario Poire Giselle Razo CL Angel Aaron Rodriguez

Julio Cesar Rodriguez German S. Sanchez Guillermo A. Stentler

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE Rogelio Abrego Jr. Armando Alvear Jr. Alexis Arriola Bianca D. Ayala Mauricio Azcona MCL Alyssa Marie Cantu Angel A. Cantu Abiud Neftali Cantu Gutierrez Kevin Cavazos Mario A. Cerda Cristal J. Coria Roberto De La Rosa Jr. SCL Roberto Diaz David Christopher Dittman CL

Jerickson Salvaterra Domingo Carlos Ivan Espinosa Daniel Espinoza CL Christian G. Esquivel CL Guillermo Gamez Jhovany J. Gonzalez Luis A. Gonzalez Ariana Gutierrez CL Brittany E. Hinojosa Austin J. Karingada Christian Llanas CL Maria De La Luz Lorenzana Andres Cesar E. Lozano Jr. MCL

William Zachary Macdonald Vedanth Reddy Mapakshi MCL Brandon Martinez Jose Martinez III SCL Miguel A. Martinez Jr. Ismael Melendez Jr. Adam N. Mercer Reubelle Hannah Quejadas Junio CL Juan C. Ramos CL Erin M. Reyes MCL Eligio Reyna Jr. Isaac Daniel Reyna Alan Rivera

Yessenia Rodriguez SCL Yessica Rodriguez MCL Eliezer Alejandro Ruiz CL Isaac Marcos Ruiz MCL Mario A. Salinas Rodrigo Sandoval Amilkar Sarria Daniel J. Serna Edson Antonio Trejo Hernandez CL David Vargas MCL Sergio J. Vela Jr. SCL Nancy Carolina Vidales Enrique G. Ybarra

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Manuel Aguilar Jr. Isac Banda Cristian Mitchel Cano Esteban Casas Juan E. Castaneda

Luis Daniel Chavez Ivan Cuellar Hideki Garcia Pedro Daniel Garcia Roberto Orlando Garcia

Scott Garza Marbella Ibarra Adrian Medina Jose Adolfo Medrano Manuel Narcia

Edgar F. Padilla Aaron M. Palacios Martin Eduardo Perales Mark Anthony Ruiz MCL Ruben Santos Jr.

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Summa Cum Laude (SCL) – 3.9-4.0 grade point average • Magna Cum Laude (MCL) – 3.7-3.89 grade point average • Cum Laude (CL) – 3.5-3.69 grade point average

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS Laura Briseno Alexandria Victoria Canchola

Nicole Cardenas Cristina Ann Correa

Shawna J. Kennedy Maria F. Lai

Eva M. Williamson

Naileah K. Garza Jehu Elimelec Gonzalez Yessenia M. Gonzalez Janice Jasso Johanna Leal Ana Paula Lopez

Amanda Lynette Luna Joel Moncivais Jr. Daniel Oyoque Bianca Perez Hannah G. Pollard Jalen J. Portillo

Lizzete G. Rendon MCL Julio A. Rodriguez MCL Zoe I. Sesin MCL Hilda L. Tijerina Kristin Alexandria Valdez Caleb A. Young

Eufemia Mata SCL Oscar E. Mejia CL Alyssa Nerio Michael A. Oceguera Alexandra B. Pacheco CL Toribio Palacios Jr. Jose Luis Palomo

Karime Lucia Ramirez Aridjis CL Claudia Rodriguez Shelsy Rodriguez Maria Sada Samuel Sanchez Alejandro Soto Karinna A. Tagle MCL

Elizabeth Torres Angel Valenciana Daniel Louis Villarreal Jorge L. Villarreal Jr. MCL Kiara E. Wing MCL

Claudia A. Lara Miranda E. Martinez Jose Luis Munoz

Tiffany Nerio Ediel N. Ovalle Aliya N. Peterson MCL

Lezly L. Uribe Alejandra Velasquez Gonzalez CL

MASTER OF MUSIC Fabian Lopez

Joaquin Ruiz

BACHELOR OF ARTS Jaime I. Alamilla Aimee Ambriz MCL Antonio Avalos Lidia Contreras CL Laura Cristina Cruz Valeria Damken

Fancy Rae De Leon Victoria D. Diaz SCL Derik P. Escobedo Marisa Espinoza Abigail Ismena Garcia MCL Eloy Garcia

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS Ariadny Balderas MCL Aaron Emilio Cantu Christal Chapa MCL Alexander Cortez Emily R. Galvan CL Selina Gamez Kristina L. Garcia

Alondra Marisol Garza SCL Jessica M. Garza SCL Michelle Gonzalez Jorge L. Hernandez John H. Huggins Carolee N. Lopez Eusevia Martinez MCL

BACHELOR OF MUSIC Alejandro Barajas Jr. Emalee Bravo Carlos Ayrton Flores

Andrea Iliea Garcia Isaias D. Garcia MCL Rebekah Johnson

Summa Cum Laude (SCL) – 3.9-4.0 grade point average • Magna Cum Laude (MCL) – 3.7-3.89 grade point average • Cum Laude (CL) – 3.5-3.69 grade point average


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Miranda Lopez Kim Loan Nguyen-Finn

Mary Ann Rocha Javier Nazario Rodriguez

MASTER OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES Melinda Alfaro-Trombley Karen Lynn Baxter Adriana Benson Jeremy Ray Bickett Cheryl Boehler Cynthia M. Bueno Sharyn Bush Rogelio Castillo Kavin Chand Amanda Chavez Vanessa Noemi Cobarrubias Angela Hucks Cooper Megan N. De La Paz Miriam Daniela De Leon Elizabeth Earley

Torra Elder Marlyn Solangel El-Diqran Felipe Findley Matthew Allen Froman Thomas Robert Gannon Marisa Alexandra Garcia Teresa Garcia Gustavo Garza Alberto Santiago Guajardo Jordan Lee Guerra Abigail Catherine Hall Denise Hanley Conner R. Hargis Hector N. Hinojosa Mary Hoang

Fernando Hool Ndukaku Dayton Ibe Kyle Koelker John M. Kowalski Jonathan Lerma Esteban Lopez Melissa Yvette Lopez Stephanie L. Maguire Omar Masihuddin Hayden McNeill Nausheen Francisca Merchant Assem Miari Victoria Patricia Miller Bridgette Nava Alexandre Paquet

Shaun Partlow Anyssa R. Perez Ai Pham Cecily Pretty Nadia Quintanilla Yuliana Ramos Rhiannon Ringo Eulalio Rodriguez Paloma Abigail Rodriguez Anisa Ruiz Elyssa Salcido Brenda Lee Sandragorsian Neelam Parajulee Sharma Mahnura K. Siddika Claudia M. Silva

Torie Slagle Gelnard Talj Yordanos Haile Tesfaye Smitha Thankachan Hang Tran Charlsi Udovich Rebecca E. Villarreal Giselle Eugenia Wheelock Stephanie Abimbola Olawaiye Wilderness Roya Yazdani

Marlene Gutierrez Alyshia Nicole Hernandez Claudia Hernandez Melissa Ann Hernandez Xiomara S. Hernandez Caitlin N. Hinojosa Krista C. Iglesias Debbie H. Kim George M. Layton Eden Leija Carina L. Leos Ivania V. Longoria Rigoberto Longoria Kayla A. Magee Alma Patricia Martinez Brianna Denee’ Martinez Johanna S. Martinez Jovan A. Martinez Raul Angel Martinez Jose Angel Medina Paloma Jackeline Mendoza

Tracy Mosely Orlando Noyola II Leticia Orozco Santiago Ozante Bruno Parada Granados Claudia E. Perez Jessica Nallely Perez Julia Felise Perez Kimberly Anne Perez Mark A. Pierre-Louis Brenda L. Pina Donald Pump Belinda Prado Kathleen Quintero Gina M. Ramos Ricardo Rendon Alma L. Reta Daisy Reyna Ricardo Enrique Robles Sandy Rodriguez Edith Marcela Saenz

Gloria Gabriela Saenz Samuel Salas George Arturo Salazar John Paul Samaniego Kassandra Marie Sanchez Christina Delapaz Sauceda Mike Sauceda Judith Sierra Jody Marie Stancato Crystal Tait Yuridia Torres Laura E. Van Tilburg Aissa B. Vasquez Hanani Vasquez Andrea A. Vera Carmen Veronica Villegas Namrata Walia Ian Harvey M. Yap Oscar Zamora Leila Zapata

MASTER OF SCIENCE Siraj Abdurahman Jorge M. Aleman Jennifer E. Alfaro Vanessa L. Allen Zainab Motunrayo Animashawun Jose Arturo Arriaga Villalobos Cinthia J. Baleon Meranda Renee Barron Gloria Bringas Jack Brogdon Sinay Cantu Melissa Carrillo Andrea Renee Casas Yocelin Cepeda Cecil Peter Chazhikat Irma N. Contreras Clarissa Cruz Joaquina Cruz Ixel Marlen De La Fuente Zeyda Lee De La O Andrea Raquel Diaz- Barrera

Glenda Yvonne Espinoza Marisa Estrada Christiaan David Evans Daniel Fernandez Eron L. Flores Joshua Ryan Franco Vannessa Fuentes Casey Ryan Galloway Jose Luis Gamez Jr. Edgar O. Garcia Nayellie Garcilazo Joel Garza Shelby L. Garza Samuel Macharia Gatitu Daniela Alejandra Gill Anna G. Gomez Patricia Gomez Ricardo Gomez Jr. Jose Arturo Gonzalez Margarita Gonzalez Ednia N. Gutierrez

BACHELOR OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY Ryan Charles Beverlin SCL Neil Edward Bumatay SCL

Orlando Andre Campos SCL Justin Gonzales

Claudia Gonzalez MCL Maria J. Rodriguez

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Vanessa Cavazos CL Orlando Olivares Cepeda Angela M. Cerda Brittany Cervera Alondra Johana Chapa CL Concepcion Chapa Jr. Karla D. Cortez Miguel Cruz Pamela Y. Cruz Ashley Ruby Cuevas CL Beatriz Adriana Curiel Iris E. Davila Thomas James De La Cerda Maria Fernanda De La Rosa SCL David M. De Leon III Romeo De Luna Nadine A. Decilos

Brittany D. Diaz Jenna D. Dimas Cristopher G. Din Yvonne Elizondo Yasmin P. Escobedo Jennifer Espino CL Eduardo Esquivel Yessica Estrada MCL Paula E. Estrella Liliana Lizbeth Felix Vasthi V. Fernandez Adriana Flores CL Clemente Gallo Jr. Mario Galvan Jr. Monique G. Galvan Aaron James Garcia Emmanuel Garcia Francisco Antonio Garcia

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Adriana E. Aguilar MCL Charles E. Aguirre Jacob James Alaniz Jacqueline Alferez Diandra Victoria Aliaga CL Rebecca Alvarado CL Roberto Andrade Jr. Jesus S. Angeles Savanna K. Antley Evelyn Cristelle Aranda Olivia Maree Aranda Gabriela Arizpe Benjamin Arjona Jr. Glenn D. Astom CL Andrea A. Banda CL Daniela Barbosa CL Mario O. Benavidez Ana V. Betancourt MCL

Maria Elena Borrego Victoria Olivia Burgess Abdiel Caballero Stephanie Cabrera Traniece Calloway SCL Carina E. Calvillo CL Andrea Cancino Courtney Carpenter Samantha R. Carrizales Angel Castillo Luis Arnaldo Castillo Jr. Natalie Ann Castillo Raul Castillo Jr. Reynaldo Castillo Tanya Marie Castro Jaclyn Nicole Cavazos Justin Ray Cavazos MCL Valeria Lizeth Cavazos

Gina M. Garcia Lilia Adrienne Garcia CL Misty Amber Garcia Nayeli Garcia Alexis Garza Bianca Garza Gustavo Garza Jr. Kevin B. Garza Laura Karina Garza Sarah Jean Garza Linda Viviana Gaytan CL Samantha D. Gomez MCL Christian Gonzalez Claudia Alejandra Gonzalez Irene Gonzalez Jaime J. Gonzalez Jr. Jocelyne Gisel Gonzalez SCL Ricardo H. Gonzalez

Summa Cum Laude (SCL) – 3.9-4.0 grade point average • Magna Cum Laude (MCL) – 3.7-3.89 grade point average • Cum Laude (CL) – 3.5-3.69 grade point average

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Marcus F. Graham CL Christina Elizabeth Gressinger Rut Guerrero MCL Sarah Cristine Guillen CL Brenda M. Gutierrez Kimberly Guzman CL Amanda N. Hankins Kayla L. Herevia Alejandra A. Hernandez Alejandro Hernandez Dagoberto Hernandez Jr. CL Jesus N. Hernandez MCL Marinthia L. Hernandez CL Roman D. Hernandez MCL Victoria A. Hernandez Cindy Veronica Herrera Thalia Brigitte Hinojosa CL Enrique Ibarra Koby Markko Jansen CL Annette Aimee Jasso MCL Marisol Juarez Daniella Lara MCL Oscar Lara Patricia G. Larrazolo Maria D. Lazo Angelica Sarai Leal Cesia Selene Leal Nora Abigail Leal Veronica A. Leal Jegor A. Limas Lorena N. Longoria

Adrian Lopez Angelita Lopez Arnulfo E. Lopez David Jonathan Lopez Denise D. Lopez Elijah Lopez Eric Lee Lopez Hugo Aldhair Lopez CL Iris E. Lopez Jose A. Lopez Michael Brandon Lopez Samuel Javier Lopez Olivia Lopez Graciela Mancillas Andrea R. Marcos Daniel Angel Martin Burgos Dezerae Martinez Jessica M. Martinez Karen Coronado Martinez SCL Marvin Baltazar Martinez Zachary Rick Martinez Alexandria Alisha Mata Eleazar Mata Elizabeth Mena Tannia Denisse Mendez Jenny A. Mendoza Aleyda A. Meza Ana C. Molina Edward A. Molina Shiann A. Montalvo Brenda M. Montemayor

continued Tatiana Montemayor Yuri Morales Citlaly Moreno Evelyn A. Moya Samantha Munoz Robert Alexander Nicolas CL Astrid J. Nieto Osiel Noyola Kristine Joy Nunez MCL Xochil Elizabeth Obregon CL Homar Ochoa Oneyda Olvera Danny Orduy Abril Osorio Elda J. Padilla Brenda Aimee Palma Fierro Jose R. Palmos MCL Leonel Pedraza Jr. Dana Marie Pena Javier A. Pena Sergio Luciano Perales Alan Heriberto Perez Clarissa Perez Fineza Perez Carla Magaly Pineda Delgado CL Adelasia Monique Prado Willamine Puga MCL Alix Pulido Alicia Marie Quintanilla Cassandra Lee Ann Ramirez

Cynthia E. Ramirez Damian Ramirez Susi Ramirez Karen Denisse Ramos Alejandro M. Razo CL Brianna Renee Regalado Kimberly Reyna Miranda R. Rincon Gabriela Rodriguez Jennifer Rodriguez Victoria C. Rodriguez MCL Yaresly Lizbeth Rodriguez CL Aldo A. Ruiz CL Stephanie Elizabeth Ruiz Dennia I. Salas Alejandro Salazar Sarah Y. Salazar Mauricio Salazar Rivera Ana Laura Saldivar Antonio T. Salinas Brandon Mikkel Salinas Galilea D. Salinas Janis Salinas Michelle Savannah Salinas MCL Bianca N. Sanchez Miriam R. Sanchez Selina Sandoval Rolando M. Serna Jr. Stephanie Serna SCL Quinton L. Sierra

Amanda Lee Skaggs Ashley N. Solano Richard J. Solis Agustin Soto Jr. Dani J. Talamantez Courtney A. Talbert Michael William Torres Jr. Loreanne Tostado CL Jennifer L. Trevino CL Marissa Trevino SCL Rubi Trevino Juliana M. Trigo MCL Julie Truong Pedro Luis Valdez Kassandra Valencia Daniela Vasquez CL Diana Vasquez Valeria Vasquez Maria G. Villanueva CL Thelma M. Villanueva CL Clarissa Villarreal Denise Marie Villarreal Gabriela Villarreal Nicholas A. Villescas Delilah J. Wahid CL Alexander Wise MCL Klarissa M. Ybarra CL Rachel Zamarron Gabriela M. Zepeda Jorge Zuniga MCL

Summa Cum Laude (SCL) – 3.9-4.0 grade point average • Magna Cum Laude (MCL) – 3.7-3.89 grade point average • Cum Laude (CL) – 3.5-3.69 grade point average


Nicholas Edward Pell II Ana Cristina Ramirez Sandie Marie Ramirez Xochilth Rafaela Roman Adrianna Salazar-Barrera Adaiah Bernice Sanchez Rosa Elena Sanchez Abigail Sauceda Mauro Sierra III Alexandra Swaka Ivan Torres Noemi Trevino

Evren John Turan Viviana Vasquez Ivonne Villa Sandra Elena Villarreal Lydia Ann Whitelam Catharina Clara Ybarra Sarahi Zarate Erika Gabriela Zuniga Garcia

MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Johanna K. Amaya David Anthony Estringel

Shoney Flores Angelica Yvette Gonzalez

Adolfo Hernandez Viviann D. Lopez

Yarely A. Meza Amanda Lee Tovar

MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS Yovana Lizet Acuna Andreya I. Barrera Jon Ray Bocanegra Adan A. Elizondo Bron Etheridge Jonathan Brian Flores Dorian M. Garcia Juan Carlos Garcia

Maria E. Garza Richard Garza Adam Steele Gibbs Juan D. Gonzalez Maribel Guerrero Victoria Lynn Lopez Raul Alejandro Maldonado Kent Phillips Manton

Tzeitel Marin I Paige McGraw Jeaneen Monroe Annabel S. Obek Patrick Oconnell Nicholas Langdon Perkins Javier Portales Cecily Pretty

Alexandra Rangel Miguel A. Rivera Miguel Angel Rodriguez Jr. Karla Elizabeth Sanchez Meredith Sanchez Vanessa Sandoval Mario Soria Jr. Adriana Torres

Lindy Moung Ting Toy David Trevino Kimberly Michelle Trevino Irma Zuniga

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Sylvia Leticia Garza

MASTER OF SCIENCE Nicole Cantu Praxedis Cortina III

Jessica Ann Gonzalez Bianca Catherine Lopez

Amanda Rae Mercado Alexander D. Perez

Karen R. Rodriguez Hector Valdez Jr.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Marcela Hebbard

Lydia Ann Whitelam

BACHELOR OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES Crystal Arredondo Maria Guadalupe Arredondo

Yesenia Canaba Daisy Garcia

Julio Cesar Perez Maira Ruiz SCL

David Eldon Zieske

Audrey Castillo Kristen Naomi Castillo Luis C. Castillo Jr. Mariangela Castillo Roxanne Castro Abel Cavazos Christian Cavazos Judith L. Cavazos SCL Mayela Cavazos CL Alondra Ceballos MCL Ashley N. Cedillo Kimberly Cepeda Veronica R. Cepeda Alberto Cervantes Veronica G. Chapa Eric B. Charles Edith Chavez Chris Edward Chestnut Emily C. Contreras Stephanie E. Cordova Marina Cortez

April Marie Cruz Erica M. Cruz Juan D. Cruz Perla R. Cruz Michelle V. Davalos Marcos De La Cerda Joshua De La Fuente Maritza De La Fuente MCL Merary Crystal De La Fuente Frida A. De La Garza MCL Jose Adalberto De La Garza III Alicia I. De Leon MCL Daniella Irene De Leon Jannelle De Leon Maria De Leon SCL Idanya Delafuente Brenda Lee Katrina Delgado CL Janie Delgado Clemecia A. Duru MCL Gavin T. Edgar CL Emily N. Edwards SCL

BACHELOR OF ARTS Jesus G. Acebo Jr. Jose Angel Aguinaga Carlos S. Aguirre CL Dannyka Aimee Alanis Karla Joanna Almaraz Alyssa M. Alvarado Israel Alvarado Christian D. Alvarez Maricela Alvarez SCL Andrew Alexander Alviar Giselle E. Anaya De Rodriguez MCL Ana Gabriela Andrade Andrew Jay Arce Saul Arredondo Charlotte Avila Rafael A. Avila Jose Ayala MCL Maritza D. Ayala Jesus Balderas Jr. CL Cassandra Banda

Alexis Ali Barrera Scarlett I. Basurto Iliana Clarissa Bazan Brock Bellamy Edwin Anthony Benavidez Elvia N. Briceno Claria Renee Buddle CL Thalia Caballero Olga Leticia Canastuj Jr. David Neal Calvillo II Brianna Cantu CL Casey E. Cantu Eva G. Cantu Jonathan Cantu MCL Mayra J. Cantu Monica Cantu Yazmin Lizeth Cantu Eric C. Carlson CL Luis E. Carranza Adalberto Casarez Jr. Carla Casas CL

Janet N. Ekezie CL Elizabeth Elizondo CL Erika K. Elizondo Brisa Selene Escamilla Abigail E. Espinoza MCL Megan Camille Espinoza Ernesto Issai Farias MCL Elaine Marie Flores Miguel Flores Sarah Flores SCL Maximiliano Damian Flores Ortiz Alejandra Flores Velasco CL Ruby Fuentes Luna Itza Galvan Yaneth Galvan Karla Lizbeth Garate MCL Blanca L. Garcia Dalia M. Garcia MCL Eduardo Garcia CL Gabriela Garcia Gualberto Cesar Garcia

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BACHELOR OF ARTS Jessica Garcia Jose P. Garcia CL Kassandra Janelle Garcia Krystal V. Garcia Leslie Denisse Garcia CL Michelle Garcia Nayeli Elizavet Garcia MCL Alexis Garza Ana Teresa Garza Clarissa Garza Dora Elizabeth Garza SCL Eliezer Garza Jr. Hector R. Garza Jr. Honorio Humberto Garza III Jorge L. Garza Susana Y. Garza Gregorie Carmen Gomez Kenia L. Gomez Nelda Gonzales Alexa D. Gonzalez MCL Bibi A. Gonzalez Dora E. Gonzalez SCL Elisa Mercedes Gonzalez Eloina Gonzalez Griselda Gonzalez Iris Danette Gonzalez Karina Gonzalez CL Melissa E. Gonzalez Clara Ivon Gonzalez Lopez Karina Jazmine Gracia Matt R. Greider Ivan A. Guardado MCL Juan Carlos Guerra Valerie Guerra Emma C. Guevara Evelyn N. Gutierrez John Daniel Gutierrez Joseph Ivan Gutierrez Gonzalez Valerie N. Guzman Amaris Jasmin Hernandez Carlos E. Hernandez Jamie Lee Hernandez Jessica Janet Hernandez CL Katie Hernandez Milca V. Hernandez MCL Nancy Nicole Hernandez Victoria E. Herrick

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Damon Kurt Hines CL Jorge A. Hinojosa Severo Hinojosa III Valerie Ann Hinojosa Christopher C. Hopper Muriah D. Huerta Alejandra Estefania Ibarra CL Ramiro Ibarra Jr. Elizabeth Isais Ana R. Isla Genoveva Jaimes Venancio Damon Jaramillo Carter R. Johnson Kyle Conrad Kern Ali Khazanbeik Kenya C. Lara Kasandra Lartigue Samanta Ledezma Stephanie Leos Arturo J. Limones Shelby L. Lisenby Evelyn Nicole Lomas Eutimio Longoria Kyleen Longoria CL Rebecca A. Longoria Victoria Nichole Lopez CL John Lozano Max T. Lozano Maria Josefina Lucio Victoria M. Lugo Alondra Luna Illiana Luna Felicia Gabrielle Maclaren Peace Michael David Mares Pauline Lynette Mariscal MCL Alvaro Marquez Jr. Kobe B. Marquez Christian Martinez Ivan Martinez Jason Anthony Martinez CL Marco Martinez CL Melody Belle Martinez Rafael Martinez Maribel Mata Ernesto Roy Meave Jr. Maribel Medina Perla Margarita Melendez SCL

Karla Mendez Selena Marie Mendez Jesus E. Mendiola Jr. CL James Mendoza Liana Mendoza Zoe R. Meza Jason Samuel Milligan Benjamin I. Molina Jacob Lee Molina Veronica Montoya Aylim K. Morales CL Johnny Moreno MCL Alejandra Moya Marcus Moya Salome Moya Zujeith Murillo MCL Andrea Y. Navarro Ester Alejandra Navarro Jocelyne Isabel Navarro Roberta Lynn Nelson Jesus Nevarez Mark A. Niderhauser Nancy Nayeli Nino Carla L. Ocadiz Vladimir Odabachian Jr. Alliza R. Ojeda Kimberly Olvera Javier Ornelas Jr. Edwin E. Orriols Naylea Orta Jacqlyn R. Ortiz Jose R. Ortiz Benavides Wilbert Giovanni Padron De La Portilla SCL Victoria M. Paiz CL Aisha A. Palma Apoorva D. Parab Guadalupe J. Pardo Clarissa L. Pedraza MCL Estefania M. Pena Jesus Rolando Pena Jose Manuel Pereyra Gabriela Perez Joy A. Perez Priscilla Y. Perez CL Nancy Ivette Picacio Carlos A. Pimentel CL

Christina Pina Ariana R. Ponce MCL Brittany Nicole Puente Edna Liliana Puente Nancy Garza Quintana Angelika A. Quintanilla Grecia Ramirez MCL Javier Rolando Ramirez Misael Ramirez Rodrigo Ramirez SCL Claudia Rocio Ramirez-Gonzalez Hector Rangel Rosa Elva Rangel CL Carlota I. Raygoza CL Blanca Estela Recio Olivia Victoria Rendon Adrian Reyes Nicole Reyes Gabriella Reyes Garcia MCL Bethany Lynn Richey SCL Veronica G. Rico Jesus Robles III Kimberly Rocha Alejandra Rodriguez Ana Lisa Rodriguez CL Ana Lucia Rodriguez Caitlyn T. Rodriguez MCL Cynthia J. Rodriguez Gerardo U. Rodriguez Gloria A. Rodriguez Jacqueline Marie Rodriguez Johanna Rodriguez Juan A. Rodriguez Karina Rodriguez Rafael Rodriguez Jr. Violeta Margarita Rodriguez Yisselda Rojas Eduardo M. Romero Ashley Aimee Rosales Kelly Saenz MCL Debbie Salas Kathya Alexandra Saldivar Bianey A. Salinas Chris Salinas Maegan R. Salinas Oscar Salinas Jr. Sorsha Salinas

Sydni D. Salinas Gerardo Sanchez Jacklyn M. Sanchez Jonathan J. Sanchez Jose Luis Sanchez Nicholas Thomas Schuster Alyssa D. Segura Malenny A. Serna Rosalinda Serrata CL Mireya D. Severns CL Jose M. Sias Christina Marie Silva Victoria Annette Skurka Julio Daniel Smith IV Elizabeth Sosa MCL Yazmin M. Soto Andrew Stambaugh Adam Alexander Steele Ricardo Suarez Jr. Carlos I. Teran Dulce Maria Tijerina Sean William Tonkin MCL Cathryn C. Torres Elsa Gabriela Torres Emanuel Jude Torres Martin Torres Jr. MCL Samuel Tovar Brenda Trevino Caleb J. Trevino Zugay Trevino Osiel Uribe Alyssa Shantae Urrutia Amara M. Valdez Maria Eva Valdez MCL Shane T. Valdez CL Carlos Alberto Valerio Edgar Luis Vargas Carla Vasquez CL Victoria M. Vasquez Angie Vega Osbaldo Vela III Gerardo Velazquez Jr. MCL Marlen Villarreal CL Sonia V. Villasana Jesus Ivan Yanez Kimberly Yanez Linda S. Zavala

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION Ninah A. Caquias

Alejandro A. Flores

Ann S. Jacobo

Megan Alyssa Longoria

Edith Berenice Ruiz

Claudia Cristina Rincon

Jonathan Kyle Tokunaga

BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES Marissa Ann Alaniz

Joshua Lee Lopez

Rebecca Elizabeth Parks

BACHELOR OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Paulina Acuna Abraham Bocanegra Griselda Cabrera Alfredo Castillo Cristopher Raphael Castillo Elizabeth A. Davey SCL Ivan Diego Estrella Rene Garcia Jr.

Lisa M. Garza Kiarra Ja’Nae Grey Vanessa X. Herrera Daniel Joseph Hull MCL Bianca Johnson Sadia Khan Stacy Ann Lara Annaleah Lozano

Maurice Lanier McDonald II Adrian Molina Richard Montano Jr. Daniel Simon Muniz Bartolo Perez III Sarah Elizabeth Ponce Michael Justin Quintana SCL Adriana Ramirez

Karina Reyna Brianna Rodriguez CL Benito Salinas III Patricia Ann Scanlan Saul Solis Ashlee Denise Stevenson SCL Daniel Omar Vela Sr. Rebecca Lee Villarreal

Sara-Maria Young Diego Eduardo Zamora

Thelma Alexandra Castaneda Cassandra Castillo Crystal Castillo Joshua Castillo Jose Ismael Castro Damaganti A. Chavez MCL Jennifer Denise Chavez Kimberly Veronica Cisneros Marisa Alana Cisneros Fernanda Cortes Ramirez MCL Jamie Lee Cortez

Randall Scott Cuevas CL Onix Dorex Davies Mariana Davila MCL Chanel C. De La Garza Korina De La Garza Emarae D. De Leon Stephanie Deleon Marcos Diaz Jr. SCL Jovan Djurkovic SCL Eleanor B. Dogoldogol Genesis S. Dominguez CL

Maria Antonia Echeverria Sharai O. Flores Yannelli A. Flores MCL Karen Xasehl Garate Adriana Garcia Anarely Y. Garcia Ariana Maribel Garcia Autumn Marie Garcia MCL Felix Garcia CL Carla Maria Garcia Terry Adrian Garza

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Ricardo Alvarado Marisol Andrade Nadia Alexis Anzaldua Patricia A. Barba Daniela L. Barbosa Andrea N. Battistelli CL Ricardo Belmontes Jr. Monique Benavides Edwin J. Benologa Klarissa Bernal Lorena Nicole Bryan CL

Alejandro Buentello Jacqueline Bujano Lesly L. Caballero Sergio S. Caballero Abigail E. Cabrera Jenesis B. Cantu Jessica Cantu Osvaldo Cantu Jr. Jessica Marie Capetillo Ana Laura Cardenas Julia Cardenas

Summa Cum Laude (SCL) – 3.9-4.0 grade point average • Magna Cum Laude (MCL) – 3.7-3.89 grade point average • Cum Laude (CL) – 3.5-3.69 grade point average


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Judith D Los Angeles Melendez Veronica Mena Samuel A. Mendoza CL Isidra Moncada CL Bernardo Mora Andrea Morales CL Roy Morales Juan M. Moreno Jr. Bianca Crystal Munoz Patricia A. Munoz Victor Ray Munoz Carlos A. Obregon CL Daniel Olivares III Jose E. Olivarez Orlando Daniel Olivarez Leslie Mariel Palmas Aleyhnna Pedraza Francisco Javier Pena Omar A. Pena Oneida Pena Christian I. Perez Heidi M. Perez Maria Fernanda Perez Gerardo Puente Manuel D. Puente Oneida Verenice Puente Delyssa M. Ramirez Josue Ramirez Wendy Ramirez Leslie L. Ramos CL Juan D. Ravize David J. Reyes Eduardo Said Reyes Jonathan Reyes Andres A. Rodriguez Beatriz Rodriguez Carrie Jo Rodriguez CL Edna L. Rodriguez Kimberly L. Rodriguez Makayla J. Rodriguez MCL Mariely Rodriguez MCL Rolando S. Rodriguez Nicholas A. Romero

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE Jose G. Acevedo Jr. Pamela Adriano Adela Aguilar Cornelio Aguilar III Jeanetta Aguilar CL Daisy Aguilera Cinthya Hibeth Aldrete Victoria N. Aleman Ashley A. Alvarez Pedro Arizpe Jr. Tiffany A. Arroyo MCL Virginia Janet Avendano Wendy Vanessa Avila Cynthia Renee Balboa Ciro Agustin Banda Jr. Stephanie G. Barrera Julia E. Barrientos CL Bianca Nichole Bautista Zoraya Berlanga MCL Jesus Bocanegra Thomas A. Boyd CL Berenice Briseno CL Kyle E. Burton Maricela Caballero Nathaly Caballero Airik Albio Cabrera Angelica L. Campos Karina Cantu SCL Xavier E. Cantu Zitlalith A. Cantu Florencia E. Capetillo Daniel Jay Cardenas Brandon R. Carrasco SCL Brandy L. Carreon Ashley N. Casas Eduviges Casas Priscilla D. Casas Sammy Casas CL Jennifer Castillo Aaron Cavazos Victoria L. Cavazos Alexandra Cervantes Jocelyne E. Cervantes

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MASTER OF SCIENCE Caleb Michael Mand Arellano Marco Antonio Arriaga Magali Ayala Samantha K. Casas Jheanelle Toya-Gaye Dietrich Bobby Faircloth Kenneth R. Flores Eli Eden Gonzalez

Heather Marie Hernandez Ivy Hinson Istiak Hussain Jared Jaksik Alisha M. Janiga Angel A. Jimenez Leela Joshi Hassan Kesserwani

Anthony Lima Trinity Livingston Flor Alicia Martinez Nathaniel P. Mayes Amelia Elizabeth McClure Samantha Baker Moore Hubart A. Moring Briante Shevon Najev

Bryan Keith Neal Samuel Glenn Ortiz Shankar Parajulee Antonio Eli Pena Javier Alejandro Perez I Tianna Marie Picquet Eduardo Alejandro Ramirez Martinez

Michael Rippe Samantha Marie Silvestri Viviana Trevino Selina Urbina Felicia Vazquez Hugo Adrian Villar Castellanos

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Gulzhaukhar Talgatovna Tukayeva

BACHELOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES Maritza Alaniz

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Maraya Lee Garcia MCL Samantha Ann Dennett Garcia Stephanie Giovanna Garcia Yulissa Garcia Aliver Garza Andrea Larissa Garza Andres Garza Brandon A. Garza Jose L. Garza Juan Manuel Garza Karina A. Garza Leah I. Garza Maria de los Angeles Garza Mary Helen Garza Maxdaniel Garza Nathan Garza SCL Valeria F. Garza MCL Xavier I. Garza CL Katia Yamile Garza Quijano MCL Brianna Charisse Gaytan CL Alan Eduardo Gomez Javier M. Gomez CL Javier U. Gomez Rodolfo Eleazar Gomez Lian J. Gonzales SCL Sergio Gonzales April Gonzalez Carina Jacklyn Gonzalez CL Daniel R. Gonzalez Eduardo G. Gonzalez MCL Felipe Gonzalez MCL Gisela Gonzalez Jennifer Gonzalez Patsy Daniela Gonzalez Reymundo Gonzalez CL Samantha A. Gonzalez MCL Yackeline Y. Gonzalez Michael Andrew Griego CL Philip Joseph Grossweiler V SCL Emilio Alberto Guerra Jaime Alberto Guerra MCL Samantha Marina Guerra CL Fabian Diego Guerrero John Edwin Ryan Guerrero SCL Margarita Guevara Catarina Rubi Gutierrez Monica Gutierrez

Anita M. Hernandez MCL Eleazar Hernandez II Juan A. Hernandez Jr. Marisol Hernandez Ruben Hernandez III Sarai Hernandez Tomas Hernandez Jr. MCL Jessica Denise Herrera Roxana Hinojosa CL Juan J. Huerta Amber R. Huizar Alicia Ibarra Miguel Ibarra CL Cynthia A. Jaime Rodrigo Jaimes Kelzy Gyzel Jepsen Isabel Jimenez Stephanie D. Juarez Yocelin Khit Santos Lara Malinda C. Leal David Lecusay SCL Jazmine Leija Carlos A. Llamas Francisco Llamas Aaron Longoria Aldo Lopez Alma Nelly Lopez Danielle A. Lopez Jessica Monique Lopez Luis A. Lopez Michael D. Lopez Kimberly Alaila Lozano Norma A. Lozano Rebecca N. Lozoya MCL Rachael Joy Lumba CL Araceli Luna Yajaira Janett Macias Jennie M. Maldonado CL Samantha Maltos Michelle A. Marquez David Arturo Martinez Ezequiel Martinez Jr. CL Jocelyn Judith Martinez MCL Lili M. Martinez Nency V. Martinez Samantha A. Martinez Servando E. Martinez Taylor F. Martinez

Viviana Heyli Martinez Marco A. Mascorro Alma I. Mcintosh Dane K. Mckeever Mariah L. Medina Bianca Medrano Frank Y. Mendiola Maria Cristina Mercado Rosales Rukiya K. Michel MCL Antonia Molano Brisa R. Molina Marlon C. Monayao Jr. Diego Montes Brianda Itzel Montoya Melissa Montoya Kaitlin C. Morales CL Itzel Munoz Crystal Navarro Isaac A. Netro Amanda Thi Nguyen CL Robert Nieto Alfredo Nunez Fatimat Idowu Olaoye Pablo U. Olvera SCL Sheena E. Ondoy MCL Yasidi Ozuna Maggie Padron Rosie Padron Alejandro Palacios Yanelly Y. Palomo Lawson CL Namrata Hareshbhai Patel CL Alberto Pena Jr. SCL Kassandra K. Pena Kassandra Pena Marelda Pena CL Mauricio A. Pena Rosamarie Perdomo MCL Alexa Jaqueline Perez MCL Lorena Perez Harland Z. Perkins CL Daniela G. Pezina Clarissa Porras Phillip S. Pruneda CL Hydia A. Puente Oscar Quintanilla Josue E. Ramirez Raisa Selena Ramirez CL Eduardo Alejandro Ramirez Martinez

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Francisco Aboytes Servando Abrego III Daniela Adame Kassandra Aguilera Lucero Alanis Ashley N. Aleman Alicia Alvear Johanna G. Amaro Mylen A. Arias Jesus Agustin Arredondo Jabeth Azpeitia Aaron Daniel Balderrama Joshua A. Balladares CL Chasity E. Barajas SCL Myrine A. Barreiro-Arevalo MCL Robert Barron Michael A. Basaldua Alexys D. Bazan Anyela D. Bell Eulalio Bernal Kimberly M. Betancourt Emry Breanna Bowman CL Luis Mario Bres Castro CL Liliana Briseno Allison D. Burrola Daniela Cabrales Norma I. Cabrera Fredy R. Calderon Jr. SCL Cinthia Yazmin Calvo Martinez Adriana Campos Alyssa M. Cano Ivonne Marbeth Cano Natalie Cantu Stephanie Cantu MCL Yaritzi M. Cantu Aili Azarri Carrera Ashley N. Casas Carina L. Castillo Vanessa Cavazos Julio Esteban Cerroblanco Christian Cervantes MCL Melissa Charo Jesus Chavana Brittany Chavez Deborha Chavez Karina Esther Chavez CL Eduardo Chavira Minal Cheema CL Logan K. Cleary CL

Jose Santana Coronado Thelma S. Coronado Bobby Cortez Laura A. Crispin Abigale A. Crittenden Ahyssa R. Cruz Arturo N. Cruz SCL Marco A. Cruz Linda P. Cuellar Servando Cuellar III MCL Andrew Danford Patrick R. Davila Erick W. De La Rosa Iliana De La Rosa Katia Alexandra De La Torre Sonia Olivet De La Torre Eloy D. De Leon Rodolfo J. De Leon Jr. Frank De Santiago CL Alyssa M. De - Leon CL Kevin Josh Dimasu - Ay Alondra N. Echeverria CL Alexandra E. Ecker SCL Crystal Marie Escobar Ana Y. Escobedo Brittany M. Escobedo Nohemi Escobedo Omar A. Estrada Matthew D. Estrellado MCL Claudia Beatriz Fernandez Cristina Figueroa Marcela M. Figueroa Elena Flores Eliseo Soto Flores Esai O. Fonseca Barry Robert Foster Alfredo Garcia Angelita Celeste Garcia CL Andrea Elizabeth Garcia Cinthia A. Garcia Evelyn Aime Garcia Joccelyn Garcia Jorge A. Garcia SCL Jose Adriel Garcia Jose Alberto Garcia Jr. Kiana A. Garcia Kiara J. Garcia Leslie A. Garcia SCL Madelyn Viviana Garcia

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School of Nursing

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING Vicente Alvarez Jr. Jennifer De La Cruz

Vipulkumar Devani Anthony Arthur Manuel

Joanna Juanita Palma Felix Perez Jr.

Esmeralda Quintero

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING Graciela Campos CL Kelsey K. Canales CL Julie Rose De Jesus

Thelma Y. Escalon Jacob Frankinburger CL Romeo Rolando Guerrero Jr.

Amy Victoria Jimenez-Gonzalez Catherine Jalomo Lopez Santos Moreno

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Miroslava Azuara Patricia Flores Jose A. Garibay

Mayra Ruby Gomez Donna Lee Gonzalez Nallely Hernandez Perez

Angie Morin-Cansino Paulina Pantoja Damaris Rivera Chaparro

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BACHELOR OF SOCIAL WORK Melissa Adame Susana Gabriela Aguilar Vanessa Aguilar Garcia CL Manuela Aguirre CL Teodoro Alvarado Teresita D. Andrade Norma I. Belmontes Jazmin Benavidez Elizabeth Marie Bowie CL Mireya Aidee Buentello Samantha Maria Bustamante MCL

Sharay Cadena CL Valeria G. Camacho MCL Maria D. Cardenas CL Dayana A. Carrillo Adrianna Castro Juan Manuel Castro CL Allyza D. Cavazos Sonia Conde Justa Ruby Cuellar Erika A. Davila CL Lizette De Ochoa Janette J. Delgadillo

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Melissa Renner MCL Yazmin A. Reyna CL Nellie Guadalupe Rodriguez Roxanna Romero CL Graciela Ruiz Jessica Salazar Elizabeth Salazar Manzano Norma Noelia Salinas MCL Vanessa G. Trevino Rosalina Viramontes

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GRADUATE COLLEGE

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS Eva T. Tristan College of Education and P-16 Integration A Father’s Dream: “Mi Hija va ser Maestra” an Autoethnographic Study of the Cultural, Familial and Community Experiences that Informed an Instructional Leader Committee Chair: Dr. Francisco Guajardo Javier N. Rodriguez College of Health Professions An Exploratory Factor Analysis: Factors that Influence Employers Disposition to Hire and Retain Persons with Disabilities Committee Chair: Dr. Irmo Marini Juan P. Gutierrez Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship Essays on American Depositary Receipts: New Fears, Investor Attention and Financial Bubbles Committee Chair: Dr. Diego Escobari Shahil Sharma Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship Essays on Financial Markets and Investments Committee Chair: Dr. Diego Escobari Maricela C. Valdez College of Education and P-16 Integration Children’s Physical Fitness and Academic Performance: A Challenge for Leaders in Title I Schools in the Rio Grande Valley Committee Chair: Dr. Rosalinda Hernandez Fuad Hasan Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship The Hierarchical Effects of Employee Choice of Language: The Role of Customer Bilingualism and Self-Concept Clarity Committee Chair: Dr. Mohammadali Zolfagharian

Miranda Lopez College of Health Professions Certified Rehabilitation Counselors’ Self-Perceived Competency in Facilitating End-of-Life Care Services Committee Chair: Dr. Eva Miller

Sergio Cuevas College of Health Professions Factors Contributing to Successful Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Hard-of-Hearing Committee Chair: Dr. Shawn P. Saladin

Juan Salinas College of Education and P-16 Integration Higher Education Social Responsibility: An Empirical Analysis and Assessment of a Hispanic-Serving Institution’s Commitment to Community-Engaged Scholarship, Student Integration and Sense of Belonging Committee Chair: Dr. Marie Simonsson

Damon Ing College of Education and P-16 Integration The Effect of Digital Storytelling on Academic Performance Committee Chair: Dr. Joseph Rene Corbeil

Shaghayegh Setayesh College of Education and P-16 Integration The Role of Teaching Presence on Academic Achievement in Fully Online Asynchronous and Hybrid Undergraduate Mathematics Courses Committee Chair: Dr. Maria Elena Corbeil Alma R. Martinez College of Education and P-16 Integration Writing Development of Emergent Bilinguals: School-wide Contextual Factors Committee Chair: Dr. Kathy Bussert-Webb John Kent Tarwater Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship Essays on Market Linkages in Nafta and Latin American Countries: Studies of Cointegration and Contagion Committee Chair: Dr. Diego Escobari Nancy Lopez Castillo College of Education and P-16 Integration Graduation as a Function of Mobility, Attendance, Discipline, Math, Reading, and Parental Educational Attainment of the Cohort Group 2015 in One South Texas Urban School District in the Rio Grande Valley Committee Chair: Dr. Velma Menchaca

Kim Loan Nguyen-Finn College of Health Professions Cost of Caring: The Effects of Euthanasia on Animal Shelter Workers Committee Chair: Dr. Noreen Graf Deborah Ashley College of Health Professions Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors’ Experiences, Perceptions, and Readiness Regarding Self-Employment of People with Disabilities Committee Chair: Dr. Noreen Graf Susana Araceli Zapata-Burguete College of Education and P-16 Integration Outcomes Teacher Mentoring has on Professional Learning and Delivery of Instruction Committee Chair: Dr. Bobbette Morgan Mary Ann Rocha College of Health Professions A Study of Counselor Trainees’ Self Perceived Competency in Social Justice Advocacy Committee Chair: Dr. Roy Chen

MASTER THESIS Samantha Marie Silvestri College of Sciences A Phylogenetic Analysis of Leptogorgia Virgulata and Leptogorgia Hebes in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico Committee Chair: Dr. Diego Figueroa

Ana Cristina Ramirez College of Liberals Arts Associative and Non-Associative Learning in the Monodelphis Domestica Committee Chair: Dr. Mario Gil

Karen R. Rodriguez College of Liberals Arts Hispanic Culture and Machismo: How Hispanics Interpret Transgender and Gender Non-conforming Identities Committee Chair: Dr. Salvatore J. Restifo

Kenneth Ray Flores College of Sciences Photocatalytic Degradation of Simazine Via Zno/Go Composite Committee Chair: Dr. Jason G. Parson

Eli Eden Gonzalez College of Sciences Hydrogeologic Characterization and Water Availability in South Texas Sand Sheet: Geospatial Analysis and Modeling Committee Chair: Dr. Chu-Lin Cheng

Eva Marie Williamson College of Fine Arts Flow: Fluid Meditations: the Study of Creating Fluid Art as a Form of Meditation Committee Chair: Professor Reynaldo Santiago

Noemi Trevino College of Liberals Arts How Chess Relates to Theory of Mind Committee Chair: Dr. Jason Popan

Tianna Picquet College of Sciences Effects of Invasive Nilgai Antelope (Boselaphus Tragocamelus) Browsing on Black Mangrove (Avicennia Germinans) in South Texas: a Study on Microenvironmental, Physiological, Structural, and Reproductive Parameters Committee Chair: Dr. Alejandro Fierro-Cabo

Felicia Vazquez College of Sciences Co-Infection of Zika and Dengue Virus in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Committee Chair: Dr. Christopher Vitek Jorge Lopez College of Engineering Synthesis and Design of Metals Sulfide/Carbon FibersAnode for Lithium Ion Batteries Committee Chair: Dr. Mataz Alcoutlabi Anthony Rocha Lima College of Sciences Measuring Connective Capacity Throughout the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Network Committee Chair: Dr. Owen Temby Francisco Rafael Torres Diaz College of Engineering A Systematic Approach to High Blood Pressure Risk Analysis and Healthcare Cost Reduction in Young Adults Committee Chair: Dr. Hiram Moya

Briante Shevon Lewis Najev College of Sciences The Snail Communities of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Committee Chair: Dr. Kristine Lowe John Garcia College of Sciences Coastal Groundwater Transport of Effluent and Implications of Nutrient Loading on Seagrass Beds in the Lower Laguna Madre Committee Chair: Dr. Hudson DeYoe Caleb Michael Mand Arellano College of Sciences Sibling Social Influences on Vocal Development in a Wild Parrot Population Committee Chair: Dr. Karl Berg Jorge L. Gutierrez College of Engineering Design of a Bedside Walker-Cane Hybrid to Aid Senior Adults Avoid Falls During Night Walks Committee Chair: Dr. Noe Vargas and Dr. Alley Butler

Angela Michelle Mar College of Liberals Arts Assessing the Grey Short-tailed Opossum (Monodelphis Domestica) as a Potential Animal Model for Autism Spectrum Disorder Committee Chair: Dr. Mario Gil Istiak Hussain College of Sciences Three Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Yarn Based Perovskite Solar Cells Committee Chair: Dr. Mohammed Jasim Uddin Amanda Rae Mercado College of Liberals Arts Does Machismo Culture Influence Latina/o Attitudes on Mental Health? Committee Chair: Dr. Steven Foy Jesus Alejandro Valladares College of Engineering Boron Nitride Thin-Film Deposited by Rf Magnetron Sputtering Committee Chair: Dr. Hasina Huq


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MASTER THESIS continued Hugo Villar Castellanos College of Sciences Probing the Mechanical Properties of -LG and -CN Fibrils Using Atomic Force Microscopy Committee Chair: Dr. Ahmed Touhami

James Alexandro Aranda College of Engineering Radiative Heat Transfer Analysis of Railroad Bearings for Wayside Thermal Detector Optimization Committee Chair: Dr. Constantine Tarawneh John Kent Tarwater Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship Essays on Market Linkages in Nafta and Latin American Countries: Studies of Cointegration and Contagion Committee Chair: Dr. Diego Escobari Donald Pump College of Health Professions The Relationship Between the Distance of an External Focus of Attention and Lower Body Power in Rugby Athletes Committee Chair: Dr. Zasha Romero Laura Briseno College of Fine Arts About Men: A Retrospective Into the Evolution of the Male Form Through the Female Gaze Committee Chair: Dr. Robert Bradley Selina Urbina Fernandez College of Sciences Arabidopsis Thaliana Transformed with Streptanthus Farnsworthianus Metal Tolerance Protein 1(sfmtp1) or the Native a. Thaliana Metal Tolerance Protein 1 (atmtp1) Cdnas and the Effects on Sod Enzyme Activity Upon Nickel Treatment Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Wayne Persans Eduardo Alejandro Ramirez Martinez College of Sciences Contact Numbers for Packings of Spherical Particles Committee Chair: Dr. Alexey Glazyrin Angelica M. Neira College of Engineering Evaluation of Different Factors Influencing Production Rates of Highway Construction Activities. Committee Chair: Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Raheem Shankar Parajulee College of Sciences Asymptotic Quantization for a Condensation System Associated With a Discrete Distribution Committee Chair: Dr. Mrinal Kanti Roychowdhury Joseph Krippel College of Liberals Arts Epistemic Violence in Beowulf Committee Chair: Dr. Diana Dominguez Nathalie Marie Luna College of Sciences Blow–up Solutions of Wave Map Equations with Periodic in Time Speed of Propagation Committee Chair: Dr. Karen Yagdjian Javier Alejandro Perez College of Sciences Effects on Altering Reaction Conditions in Suzuki Cross Coupling Reactions Using the Microwave Committee Chair: Dr. Jason G. Parsons Samantha Baker Moore College of Sciences Longitudinal and Temporal Comparison of Beach Sand on the Rio Grande Delta System Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Heise

Wendy Lee Rogers College of Sciences Environmental conditions in San Martin Lake: Effects of Eutrophication in an Esutary Associated with the Laguna Madre Committee Chair: Dr. Hudson DeYoe

Flor Martinez College of Sciences Midgut Microbiomes of Aedes Aegypti and Aedes Albopictus Mosquitoes: Comparisons of Lab and Wild Populations, Introduction of Novel Strains of Cedecea Committee Chair: Dr. Christopher Vitek

Iliana Rodriguez College of Fine Arts Culturality and Sentiments: A Visual Paradox of a Modern Hispanic Woman Committee Chair: Dr. Robert Bradley

Jose Mario Salinas College of Engineering Two-Dimensional Model of the Knee Joint Committee Chair: Dr. Dumitru I.Caruntu Samuel Glenn Ortiz College of Sciences Interactions Between Urban Habitat Attributes and Community Gardens, and their Influence on Urban Bird Diversity Committee Chair: Dr. Christopher Gabler Alan Lee Jones College of Engineering Improving Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of Flat-Tube Louver-Fin Heat Exchangers by Eliminating Louver-Gap Condensate Bridges Committee Chair: Dr. Young-Gil Park Hassan Kesserwani College of Sciences Mathematical Aspects of Theoretical Physics Committee Chair: Dr. Sergey Grigorian Karina Gracia College of Liberals Arts America’s Legal Precedence with Eugenics Committee Chair: Dr. Amy Hay Manuel Angel Chavez College of Liberals Arts In The Shadow of Discrimination: Reducing Educational Inequality and Building Ladders of Opportunities in La Joya, Texas: 1960-1990 Committee Chair: Dr. Maritza De La Trinidad Cristina Lizette Madrid College of Liberals Arts Local Disaster Planning and Preparedness Coordination in the Rio Grande Valley Committee Chair: Dr. Owen Temby Andrea Tellez-Silva College of Sciences Design and Characterization of an Affordable Laser Communication System Committee Chair: Dr. Volker Quetschke Alejandra Valdez College of Engineering Forcespinning of Metal Oxides and Metal Sulfides and their Applications as Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion and Sodium-Ion Batteries Committee Chair: Dr. Mataz Alcoutlabi David De la Garza College of Engineering Antimicrobial Properties and Characterization of Polymer/ Composite Nanofibers Committee Chair: Dr. Mataz Alcoutlabi Magali Ayala College of Sciences Trichomonas Vaginalis Cytoadherence is Modulated by Oxidative Stress Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Lehker Valerie F. Garza College of Liberal Arts The Witch, the Blonde, and the Cultural “Other”: Applying Cluster Criticism to Grimm and Disney Princess Stories Committee Chair: Dr. Randall Monty

Claudia Lizette Lopez College of Engineering Analysis of Flash in Infection Molding Using Flow Simulation and Design of Experiments Committee Chair: Dr. Constantine Tarawneh Jeffrey B. Doyle College of Liberal Arts Using the Rhetoric of Video Games to Teach the Praxis of Critical Analysis Committee Chair: Dr. Mark Noe Emily Gray College of Liberal Arts Lunatics and Idiots: Treatment of the Mentally Ill and Mentally Disabled Population in the Rio Grande Valley, 1860-1962 Committee Chair: Dr. Megan Birk Adam Dennis Wiejaczka College of Sciences Survey Assessment of Community Knowledge and Prevention of Chagas Disease and Its Vector in Hidalgo and Cameron Counties Committee Chair: Dr. Teresa Feria-Arroyo Lilia Sanchez College of Sciences Investigating the Role of Nuclear Fox03 in Pten-Null Glioblastomas Committee Chair: Dr. Megan Keniry Bianca C. Lopez College of Liberal Arts Generational Status and Views on Nonconforming Gender Expression Among Individuals of Mexican Origin Committee Chair: Dr. William Donner April L. Gonzales College of Liberal Arts Panopticism in a Digital Age: An Examination of Transmedia Reimagining Jane Eyre Committee Chair: Dr. Marisa Knox Valeria M. Casas College of Sciences Embryology and Wing Development in a Dragonfly (Tramea Onusta) Committee Chair: Dr. Matthew Terry Ayla Aizza Galvan College of Liberal Arts Linguistics in Secondary Education: Teachers’ Perceptions of Linguistics in the Classroom Committee Chair: Dr. Sheila Dooley Brenda Leal College of Sciences Questing Activity of Cattle Fever Tick Larvae, Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) Microplus (Acari: Ixodidae): Environmental Influnces and Implication for Control in South Texas Committee Chair: Dr. Robert K. Dearth Vanessa L. Saldivar College of Education and P-16 Integration General Education Teachers’ Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder Committee Chair: Dr. Hilda Medrano

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Joseph Michael Montalvo College of Engineering Defect Detection Algorithm Optimization for Use in Freight Failcar Service Committee Chair: Dr. Constantine Tarawneh

Marco Antonio Arriaga College of Sciences Local Delivery of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Expressing Osteogenic Inducing Microrna for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications Committee Chair: Dr. Sue Anne Chew


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GRADUATE COLLEGE

MASTER THESIS continued Alisha M. Janiga College of Sciences Characterizing Polychlorinated Biphenyl Degradation Potential in surface Water Bacteria from Rio Grande Valley, Texas Reservoirs Committee Chair: Dr. Kristine Lowe

Laura M. Chavez College of Sciences Nannochloris SP. and Oocystis SP. Algae Exposed to Osmotic Stress for Increased Lipid Production for Use in Biofuels Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Persans

Eric E. Escamilla College of Liberal Arts The Relationship Between Brooding, Cognitive Anxiety Sensitivity, Physical Anxiety Sensitivity, and Suicide Behaviors in Latino/a College Students Committee Chair: Dr. Joseph D. Hovey

Jared R. Jaksik College of Sciences Functionalized and Nanostructured Fibers for Photocatalysis and Energy Conversion Committee Chair: Dr. Mohammed Jasim Uddin

Melissa I. Leon Leal College of Liberal Arts Underrepresentation of Hispanic Bilingual Students in Gifted and Talented Programs: The Role of Teacher Expectations Committee Chair: Dr. Amy A. Weimer Daniel Alexander Alder College of Sciences Another Brick in the Mud: Investigating the Impact of Low-Profile Artificial Patch Reefs on Juvenile Reef Fish Recruitment and Implications for Adaptive Fisheries Management Committee Chair: Dr. Richard J. Kline

Marcela Hebbard College of Liberal Arts Investigating Faculty Across the Disciplines Perceptions and Practices of Reflective Writing in Community Engaged Courses: A Comparative Study Committee Chair: Dr. Randall Monty Heather M. Hernandez College of Sciences Improving Efficacy of Tamaraixia Radiata for Mass Rearing Through Parasitism and Mating Behavior Committee Chair: Dr. Christopher Vitek

Tahyra Marie Resto Santos College of Sciences Studies on Regulation of Dihydrotestosterone Binding to and Releasing from the Androgen Receptor Committee Chair: Dr. Frank Dean Samantha B. Moore College of Sciences Longitudinal and Temporal Comparison of Beach Sand on the Rio Grande Delta System Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Heise Viviana Trevino College of Sciences Characterization of Episomes Harbored by Vibrio Cholerae Isolates Endemic to the Rio Grande Delta Committee Chair: Dr. Daniele Provenzano


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HONORS COLLEGE Stephanie Cantu Victoria D. Diaz Janet N. Ekezie

Maraya Lee Garcia Alberto Pena Jr. Rosamarie Perdomo

Aaron Silva Alyssa J. Villanueva

HONOR SOCIETIES Emry Breanna Bowman

Phillip S. Pruneda

Cassandra Lee Rodriguez

Cathryn C. Torres

Yareslly Zuniga

Javier Portales Xochilth Rafaela Roman Mark Anthony Ruiz

Melinda L. Sanchez Aaron Silva Alfred Varghese

Alyssa J. Villanueva

Melinda L. Sanchez Dayana E. Sarinana

Elizabeth Sosa

Golden Key International Honor Society Vanessa L. Allen Brandon R. Carrasco Alondra N. Echeverria

Daniel Franisco Muniz Yanelly Y. Palomo Lawson Alberto Pena Jr.

Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education Jessica Gomez

Joel Monsivais

Lambda Alpha - Anthropology Honor Society Valerie Guerra Ana Teresa Garza

Nancy Garza Quintana Luna Itza Galvan

Elaine Marie Flores Bethany Lynn Richey

Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society Janet N. Ekezie

Carlos A. Pimentel

Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society Mariana Davila Alicia Ivette De Leon

Andrea Larissa Garza Karina Gonzalez

Abbey Palomo Emmanuel Ramirez Mena

HONORS COLLEGE & HONOR SOCIETY

Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students


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COSTUMES AND CUSTOMS OF COMMENCEMENT The colorful costumes and traditional customs of college commencements trace their beginnings back to the origins of the modern university in medieval Europe. Modern American colleges and universities carry on many traditions that began at Oxford and Cambridge to demonstrate the continuity of learning over the centuries and to emphasize the importance attached to commencement exercises. Academic regalia refer to the distinctive attire worn by students, faculty and other university officials at commencement. The origins of academic dress date back to the 12th and 13th centuries, when universities were taking form. The ordinary dress of the scholar, whether student or teacher, was the dress of a cleric. Though the custom of wearing academic dress was brought to America in colonial times, it was not until 1895 that a standardized code of academic dress was established and followed by most colleges and universities. The gown, hood, cap and additional ornaments are the main categories of academic regalia and are distinctive for each degree.

CAPS

HOODS

Headwear is an important component of the cap and gown, and the academic costume is not complete without it. The standard commencement headwear is the Oxford cap, a skullcap topped by a square cloth-covered board, the reason for its “mortarboard” nickname. Some faculty members wear a softer Cambridge version of the cap that is a velvet tam with four, six or eight corners. Usually, the color of the cap matches the color of the gown. Caps are worn throughout the ceremony except for men during the singing of the national anthem.

The hood is derived from the cowls worn by clerics in the Middle Ages for warmth. Today they are worn symbolically, hanging down the back. Master’s hoods are 3 1/2 feet in length and have a velvet trim along the edge. Doctoral hoods are 4 feet in length and have a wider velvet trim. The satin lining of the hood, worn so that it can be seen, reflects the colors of the degree-granting institution. The color of the velvet trim signifies the academic discipline of the wearer’s degree. As codified by the American Council on Education, some of the official colors associated with the various degrees and disciplines are:

TASSEL The tassel is attached to a button on the top of the cap and hangs down to the right for bachelor’s candidates until their degree is conferred. Many universities ceremoniously have graduates move their tassel from the right to the left. Both master’s and doctoral candidates tassels often begin and remain on the left.

GOWNS The gown is the most basic of academic regalia. The Costume Code calls for three types of gowns: doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s. Most gowns are black, but some universities have adopted distinctive colors. The bachelor’s gown is the simplest of the three, a plain gown with long, pointed sleeves. The master’s gown is distinctive for its ex­tremely long, closed sleeves (originally used as a place to carry small books or other materials), the arms protruding through a slit at the elbow. The doctoral gown is the most elaborate, with front-facing velvet and three velvet bars on each of the full, billowing sleeves. The velvet can be black, Ph.D. blue, or the academic color to which the degree corre­sponds.

White: Arts and Letters Drab: Business/Accounting Light Blue: Education Orange: Engineering Purple: Law Lemon: Library Science Green: Medicine Pink: Music Brown: Fine Arts Apricot: Nursing Olive Green: Pharmacy Dark Blue: Philosophy Sage Green: Physical Education Salmon Pink: Public Health Golden Yellow: Science Citron: Social Work Peacock Blue: Public Administration

In the case of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree, the dark blue color represents the mastery of learning and scholarship in any field, not just the field of philosophy.

ADDITIONAL ORNAMENTS Some participants in the commencement ceremony will wear additional ornaments such as colored cords, medallions, stoles, or sashes. These ornaments signify the wearer’s membership in an honor society or special group.


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CHAIN OF OFFICE AND PRESIDENTIAL MEDALLION The presidential medallion is the official insignia of the university president and is worn at commencement and other ceremonial occasions. Like many academic traditions, the display of a heavy “chain of office” comes from medieval regalia and represents the weight of responsibility for the wearer. The UTRGV medallion and chain was designed in 2015 and executed by the jewelry students, jewelry faculty, and craftsman Lino Guiza in the UTRGV School of Art. The medallion is made up of two parts – the seal of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley surrounded by an abstract sunburst created with a brick and mortar design. The cactus flowers on the outer edges of the seal are placed at the four cardinal points with the largest flower pointing south. The counter weight to the medallion is a representation of the native sabal palm. The Chain of Office is a circlet of art deco-inspired links representing the past, while revealing an infrastructure of bridges, aqueducts and gears that speak to the importance of our solid foundation, water, and movement into the future. The chain features many aspects of the Rio Grande Valley that aid our growth and commitment to higher education: Arches Water Turbine Neuron Tree Circuit Board

Abacus Bone Binary Code Leaves/Quills Butterfly

BELL

Tortoise Finger Print Road Junction Satellite

Our stately bronze bell, circa 1850, lives on the Brownsville campus. It is rung during commencement to symbolize a rite of passage and proclaims that a worthy and well-qualified individual has passed from one station in their life to a loftier one. Our bell is also the icon for the Bell Scholarship Endowment. Two outstanding students are selected to ring the bell at each commencement.

CEREMONIAL MACE In Medieval Times, the mace was a symbol of authority and carried before or set near a high official when ceremonies or sessions were being conducted. Today, the mace symbolizes the university’s governing authority and signifies the proceedings are officially sanctioned. Traditionally, the chair of the Faculty Senate acting as the Grand Marshal carries the mace to lead the academic procession at commencement and other special ceremonies. The UTRGV 47” ceremonial mace was designed in 2016 by students in the School of Art and a committee of faculty from anthropology, archeology, geology, history, communication and art. The head and seals of the mace were 3D printed and cast at the UTRGV School of Art. The mace is intricately imbued with historical, cultural and architectural meaning. The handles of the mace are made of mesquite wood locally sourced in the Rio Grande Valley and engraved with a decorative pattern of the state’s official turtle, the Ridley, and wind turbines. The helix, between the handles, represents the coming together of the legacy institutions. The helix is made of petrified palm, the official stone of Texas. The base is crafted from mesquite and inlaid with blue selenite, thought to be associated with mental clarity, truth and honesty, and to represent the Rio Grande River. The tip of the mace is made of El Sauz Chert excavated and donated by Dr. Juan L. Gonzalez.

MEMORY STOLE When students graduate from UTRGV they know they did not make the journey alone. The Memory Stole, a symbol of appreciation, is worn by graduates during the commencement ceremony. Following the ceremony they are encouraged to present the stole to a special family member, professor, or friend as a symbol of gratitude and appreciation for their support, inspiration or mentorship.


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UTRGV COLLEGE GONFALONS The college gonfalon, or banner, has its roots in the Middle Ages and were symbols of units or family groups. Today, gonfalons are used at official university ceremonies as heraldic devices and are frequently carried during processionals at commencement.

School of Medicine

College of Education and P-16 Integration

College of Engineering and Computer Science

College of Fine Arts

Symbols:

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The central pattern intertwines the rod of caduceus, a symbol for medical practice, with the tree of life.

The torch represents the guiding light – the ability for graduates to serve as a beacon for others and for the college to serve as a light that will lead the way for others.

The dominant image is an interpretation of Moore’s Law: Every year, computer chips and components are able to compute twice as much data.

The waves represent the flow of the mind, freedom, imagination and knowledge. The three waves symbolize creativity, imagination and motivation.

This pattern is surrounded by a DNA helix — the foundation for all living beings — and roots which connect the human condition with all forms of creation. Colors: Blue for healing, green for earth and white for air.

The multicolored flame symbolizes the forward-thinking nature of the college, bringing power to ideas. Colors: Light blue for education, wisdom, intelligence and integrity.

The eye of providence symbolizes the grand architect. In this case, the engineer takes all things into consideration. Colors: Orange for engineering and the metals involved in the processing and development of technology. Purple for social ethics.

The interlocking shape represents unity and strength between the arts and sciences. The hummingbird stands for joy, beauty, strength, movement and independence. Colors: Wineberry for writing, khaki for fine arts, gold for art, and pink for music.


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At UTRGV, each college has a custom-designed banner signifying its academic unit. Each flag is rich in unique symbolism while also showing unity through size, shape and color. The swoop at the bottom of each gonfalon represents the border of Texas, and the field of blue with gold stars of Texas represents the distributed nature of UTRGV — from Rio Grande City to South Padre Island. The gonfalons were designed by Daniel Cardenas, Karla Castillo, Roberto Castro, Santa Hernandez, and Kimberly Selber from UTRGV Marketing & Creative Services.

College of Health Professions

College of Liberal Arts

College of Sciences

Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Symbols:

Symbols:

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The dominant image is the peony flower, symbolizing health and medicine in Greek mythology; Paeon was turned into the flower by Zeus because Asclepius was threatened by his pursuit of knowledge.

The trivium is derived from the medieval symbol for the seven liberal arts and sciences.

The infinity symbol for math and physics also represents perfection unity and balance.

The symbols of the lion and the scales of justice represent the dialogue between the value of the emotions, power, and creativity within the rational, law, and historical institutions.

The atom represents the sciences and the vertical pillars represent the foundation of all life and biology, while the vertical lines signify energy.

Colors:

Golden yellow is the color of science, mathematics and physics, while gold represents wisdom, understanding and enlightenment.

The two-headed eagle represents power and authority, while also symbolizing collaboration. Both heads are facing north, signifying innovation, looking forward and success. Their wings are open, ready to take flight to discover new horizons, and being open to new ideas. Wheat symbolizes wealth.

The two snakes are Asclepius representing health and Hygeia representing wellness. Colors: Blue for the caring nature of the health professions and green for health and medicine.

Crimson, gold, silver and blue represent the disciplines within the college.

Colors:

Colors: Rust for economics, brown for business, and purple for leadership.


2018 FALL COMMENCEMENT The University of Texas System • 601 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas 78701 512-499-4200 • www.utsystem.edu

UT System Board of Regents Sara Martinez Tucker M.B.A. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Chairman Jeffery D. Hildebrand M.S. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Vice Chairman Paul L. Foster............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Vice Chairman Ernest Aliseda J.D. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Regent David J. Beck J.D. .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Regent R. Steven Hicks....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Regent Janiece M. Longoria J.D. ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Regent James Conrad “Rad” Weaver............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Regent Kevin Paul Eltife...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Regent Brittany E. Jewell................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Student Regent Francie A. Frederick, J.D. .................................................................................................................................................................... General Counsel to the Board of Regents

UT System Executive Officers James B. Milliken............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Chancellor Raymond S. Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D............................................................................................................................................ Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Scott C. Kelley, Ed.D. ................................................................................................................................................................. Executive Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Steven Leslie, Ph.D. .................................................................................................................................................................. Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Stephanie A. Bond Huie, Ph.D. .............................................................................................................................................................. Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives David L. Lakey, M.D. ......................................................................................................................................... Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Medical Officer Randa S. Safady, Ph.D. ............................................................................................................................................................................. Vice Chancellor for External Relations Daniel H. Sharphorn, J.D. ......................................................................................................................................................................... Vice Chancellor and General Counsel William H. Shute, J.D. ................................................................................................................................................................................. Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Amy Shaw Thomas, J.D. ....................................................................................................................................................... Vice Chancellor for Academic and Health Affairs Barry McBee, J.D. ............................................................................................................................................................................................. Special Assistant to the Chancellor Stacey Napier....................................................................................................................................................................................Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations

UTRGV Executive Leadership Guy Bailey, Ph.D................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ President Janna Arney, Ph.D. ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Deputy President Rick Anderson, M.B.A. ............................................................................................................................................. Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Veronica Gonzales-Villarreal, J.D. ................................................................................................................. Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations Parwinder Grewal, Ph.D. ......................................................................... Executive Vice President for Research, Graduate Studies and New Program Development Magdalena Hinojosa, Ed.D. ................................................................................................................................................................... Vice President for Strategic Enrollment John Krouse, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A............................................................................................ Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean, School of Medicine Patricia Alvarez McHatton, Ph.D. .................................................................... Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Student Success and P-16 Integration Kelly Scrivner, Ed.D. ....................................................................................................................................................................... Vice President for Institutional Advancement