Students Join Record Number of Aggies Graduating in Spring 2016

Entomology Graduating Class of 2016. Back row: Carlos Deleon, Grayson Tung, Ryan Selking, Andrew Graf, Jonathan Dring, and Van Adams. Front Row: Renee Holmes, Andrew Evans, and Melissa Espinoza. Photo by Rebecca Hapes

Entomology Graduating Class of 2016. Back row: Carlos Deleon, Grayson Tung, Ryan Selking, Andrew Graf, Jonathan Dring, and Van Adams. Front Row: Renee Holmes, Andrew Evans, and Melissa Espinoza. Photo by Rebecca Hapes

COLLEGE STATION, Texas–A large group of students celebrated another milestone in their lives as they joined 9,000 other Aggies during spring commencement on Friday, May 13.

The students joined thousands of others from the College of Agriculture and and the College of Geosciences expected to walk the Reed Arena stage. These included 30 undergraduates, 4 Master of Science candidates, 1 Ph.D. candidate, and 27 Public Health Entomology Certificate recipients.

Undergraduates Emily Crews, Alexandria Payne, Taylor Splawn, Colton Sweetser, and Adrianna Tirloni were also recognized during the LAUNCH recognition ceremony held Thursday morning.

Crews, a double major in Animal Science and Entomology, received honors in Animal Science, Entomology and Honors Fellows. She was honored for completing the Honors Capstone Experience course with Dr. Pete Teel with her project titled Ticks infesting the Texas A&M Polo Team horses.

Payne is an Environmental Sciences major and completed her thesis with Dr. Juliana Rangel titled The effects of honey bee queen insemination volume on colony growth. She will be joining the Department and Rangel’s lab as a graduate student in the fall pursuing her Ph.D. in Entomology and has been awarded the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies’ Diversity Fellowship and an NSF Doctoral Fellowship.

Sweetser and Tirloni are Undergraduate Research Scholars and work in Dr. Jeffery Tomberlin’s lab. Sweetser was recognized for completing his senior thesis titled Priority effects of Chrysomya rufifacies and Hermetia illucens – part I Chrysomya rufificies while Tirloni’s was titled Priority effects of Chrysomya rufifacies and Hermetia illucens – part II Hermetia illucens. Both are Forensic and Investigative Sciences majors.

“We are very proud of this group,” Entomology Department Head Dr. David Ragsdale said.

Students expected to graduate this spring include the following:

Undergraduates

Van Adams Entomology
Andrew Archer Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Jared Bailey Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Carlos Deleon Entomology
Johnathan Dring Entomology
Melissa Espinoza Entomology
Andrew Evans Entomology
Travis Farris Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Alexandra Gordy Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Andrew Graf Entomology
Aaron Gurrero Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Emily Grimshaw Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Jeremy Hewlett Entomology
Valerie Holmes Entomology
Morgan Johnson Forensic and Investigative Sciences – Law Emphasis
Henry Junkert Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Cady Mello Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Domingo Monjaras Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Ryan Selking Entomology
Taylor Splawn Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Colton Sweetser Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Stephanie Stratta Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Law Emphasis
Adrianna Tirloni Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Grayson Tung Entomology
Emily Vincent Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis
Whitney West Forensic and Investigative Sciences-Science Emphasis

Undergraduates – Double Majors

Emily Crews Animal Science and Entomology Double Major
Justin Dunn Biomedical Sciences and Entomology
Sydney Jones Biomedical Sciences and Entomology
Antonia Nickleberry Wildlife and Fisheries Science and Entomology Double Major

 Master of Science – Entomology

Nicole Bisang Entomology
Rande Patterson Entomology
Amanda Tinder Entomology
Devin Tillman Entomology

Ph.D. – Entomology

Tony “Chris” Keefer Entomology

Certificate in Public Health Entomology 

Van Adams Entomology
Emily Elaine Barnett Biomedical Sciences
Kasey Bird Biomedical Sciences
Eva Vanessa Calzada Biomedical Sciences
Corey Covert Biomedical Sciences
Brittany Crawford Biomedical Sciences
Emily Crews Animal Science and Entomology Double major
Megan Davies Biomedical Sciences
Justin Dunn Biomedical Science and Entomology Double Major
Melissa Espinoza Entomology
Lisa Feng Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Graf Entomology
Kimberly Hein Biomedical Sciences
Jessica Herrin Biomedical Sciences
Baylee Hirt Biomedical Sciences
Adriana Ibarra Biomedical Sciences
Sydney Jones Biomedical Sciences and Entomology double major
Han Le-Ngoc Biomedical Sciences
Marc Lainez Biomedical Sciences
Mariam Mansour Biomedical Sciences
Antonia Nickleberry Wildlife and Fisheries Science and Entomology Double Major
Lucy Nguyen Biomedical Sciences
Daniel Pope Biomedical Sciences
Emily Shaw Biomedical Sciences
Kalee Smith Biomedical Sciences
Alessandra Thompson Biomedical Sciences
Katherine Trevarrow Biomedical Sciences
Frances Yu Biomedical Sciences

 

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