Department Sees Record Number of Students Graduating in Spring 2014

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Entomology graduating class of 2014. From left to right are: Natasha Chambers, Sierra Padilla, Zeb Thomas, Corryn Cadena, Devin Beach, Audrey Mann, Andrew Ly, and Danielle Restuccia. Photo by Ann Pool.

What a great early Mother’s Day gift to see loved ones walk the stage at graduation!

That’s exactly what a total of 42 Entomology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences students did when they graced the stage at Reed Arena to celebrate their graduation along with thousands of other students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on Saturday, May 10.

In addition to Entomology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences, eight students also had the honor of completing the 15 credit hours required to earn the Public Health certification designation on their transcript.

Forensic and Investigative Sciences graduating class. Photo by Ann Pool

Forensic and Investigative Sciences graduating class. (from left to right) Front Row: Lauren Quirch, Sarah Norman, Cindy Rodriguez, Sunday Saenz, Courtney Weldon, Jacqueline Wenzlaff Back Row: Angela Perez, Caitlin Evers, Barrett Riddle, Neil Higgs, Tyler Smith, Nina Caserio, and Dana Zuber. Photo by Ann Pool

Before the ceremony, students and families began graduation weekend by attending the convocation Thursday night where they listened to encouraging words from The Honorable Todd Staples, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture.

On Friday afternoon, the Departmental graduates and their guests were honored at a reception on the fourth floor atrium in the Minnie Belle Heep Building.

Department Head Dr. David Ragsdale welcomed parents and wished all students good luck on their future endeavors.

“We have some incredible and talented students going out in the world,” he said. “We are so proud of everyone and their accomplishments.”

Corryn Cadena, right, with her mom, Cami Cadena, during the pre-graduation reception held on Friday May 9.

Corryn Cadena, right, with her mom, Cami Cadena, during the pre-graduation reception held on Friday May 9. Photo by Rob Williams.

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development Dr. David Reed also was in attendance and presented Ms. Alison Bockoven with the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture’s Graduate Teaching Award of Merit.

Students expected to graduate this spring include the following:

 

 

Kerstin Alexander Environmental Studies and Entomology
Devin Beach Entomology
Corryn Cadena Entomology
Miguel Carpio Forensic and Investigative Sciences –Science emphasis, Psychology minor
Nina Marie Caserio Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis
Natasha Chambers Entomology
Allison Ditert Biomedical Science and Entomology
Caitlin Evers Forensic and Investigative Sciences and Entomology-Science emphasis
Christy Ginn Wildlife and Fisheries Science and Entomology
Max Goulas Biomedical Science and Entomology
Kevin Henson Entomology
David Higgs Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science emphasis
Dylan Huff Biomedical Science and Entomology
Maryam Khan Biomedical Science and Entomology
Andrew Ly Forensic and Investigative Science and Entomology
Sarah Macomber Biomedical Science and Entomology
Audrey Mann Entomology
Jeffrey Ng Forensic and Investigative Science and Biomedical Science
Sarah Norman Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Sierra Padilla Entomology
Angela Perez Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Law Emphasis, Sociology Minor
Lauren Quirch Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Law Emphasis, Psychology Minor
Danielle Restuccia Entomology and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Barrett Riddle Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis
Cindy Rodriguez Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis, Chemistry Minor
Sunday Saenz Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis, Chemistry Minor
Tyler Smith Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis
Zeb Thomas Entomology
Cynthia Valle Biomedical Science and Entomology
Courtney Weldon Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis
Jacqueline Wenzlaff Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis
Dana Zuber Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Science Emphasis
Erica Love Biomedical Science and Entomology

 

Public Health Certification

Frida Cano Entomology
Kelsey Carpenter Biomedical Science
Maryam Idrees Khan Biomedical Science and Entomology
Sarah Macomber Biomedical Science and Entomology
Erika Olsen Biomedical Science
Sierra Padilla Entomology
Zeb Thomas Entomology

 

Master of Science

Tae Kim Entomology
Brandon Lyons Entomology
Lauren Ward Entomology

 

PhD

Melissa Layton Entomology
Marion Le Gall Entomology
Paul Lenhart Entomology

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