COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Fourteen students in the Department of Entomology braved the cold mid-December morning to celebrate an early Christmas gift as they waited to graduate at Reed Arena during fall graduation on December 13.
The graduating class, comprised of 12 Bachelor of Science, 1 Master of Science, and 1 Ph.D. candidate, were among more than 3,700 students from the university that were expected to graduate this
fall. This commencement also marks a milestone in that four of the Bachelor of Science graduates were the first to receive a certificate in Public Health Entomology since the Department implemented the program in 2012.
Families and friends also got a chance to hear Dr. Bowen Loftin for the last time on Thursday night at the pre-commencement convocation at Rudder Theatre and celebrated with a special breakfast reception in the fourth floor atrium of the Heep Center before the lineup began.
“We want to extend our congratulations to you and we wish you the very best,” said Associate Department Head for Academic Programs Dr. Pete Teel.
The following students are expected to graduate this December:
- Lesca Colmenares – Biomedical Sciences and Entomology
- Emily Dinh – Entomology
- Stephanie Garza – Entomology
- Ayla Hernandez – Entomology
- Alyssa Hill – Entomology
- Young Jo – Entomology
- Sergio Lopez – Entomology
- Amber Nava – Biomedical Science and Entomology
- Kirk Pullin – Entomology
- Liana Sotelo – Entomology
- Caleb Wheeless – Biomedical Science and Entomology
- Kent Wittmann – Entomology and Agronomy
Undergraduates Receiving Public Health Entomology Certificate
- Emily Dinh
- Lesca Colmenares
- Sarah Noe
- Caleb Wheeless
Graduates – Master of Science
- Sasha Kay – Entomology
Graduates – Ph.D.
- Janis Johnson Reed – Entomology