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 Date: February 14, 2013 Contact:  Paula Cobler 361-570-4350

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UHV confers fall 2012 degrees


 

The University of Houston-Victoria has awarded 546 degrees to undergraduate and graduate students who completed their degrees in the fall.  

 

Undergraduate candidates for honors wore gold braids over their robes during the Dec. 15 graduation ceremony at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy. Those graduating cum laude, with honor, had grade-point averages of 3.5 to 3.67 on a 4.0 scale. Students graduating magna cum laude, with high honor, had GPAs of 3.68 to 3.84, and those graduating summa cum laude, with highest honor, had a GPA of 3.85 or higher.  

 

Graduates by school listed with their home city and honors are as follows:

 

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Master of Arts

 

Manuel Olvera, Blessing

Norma Calvert, Houston

Svenja Menschig, Houston

 

Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies

 

William Moye, Cypress

Shahin Ghadiminejad, Houston

Fatima Halim, Houston

Morgan Mitchell, Houston

Jason Chandler, Katy

Jonathan Slusser, Missouri City

Shireen Abughazaleh, Richmond

Adriana Hernandez, Sugar Land

Matthew Boyett, Victoria

John Compian, Victoria

Jennifer Hill-Carrasco, Victoria

Nichol Upton, Victoria

 

Master of Science

 

Leonard Maartens, Alvin

Eduardo Crouse, Houston

Nsi Kalu, Houston

Hamidreza Khamjani, Houston

Jing Li, Houston

Edgar Reyes, Houston

Rose Roy, Katy

Subashini Basavaraju, Sugar Land

Solomon Medhin, Sugar Land

Rosa Muzquiz, Victoria

 

Bachelor of Arts

 

Denise Anderson, El Campo

Crystal Rocha, El Campo

Madeline Gray, magna cum laude, Houston

Nancy Hernandez, Houston

Natalie Bell, Katy

Lacie Bordosky, Port Lavaca

Chad Cooke, Rockport

Kristen Stewart, Sugar Land

Angela Fric, Victoria

Pedro Ruiz, cum laude, Victoria

 

Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences

 

Brittany Merritt, Bay City

Teresa Lilie, El Campo

Ross Egg, Ganado

Karen Howard, magna cum laude, Houston

Nicholas Owen, Jourdanton

Donna White, Katy

Sara Wicker, League City

Latonia West, Richmond

Brenda Riley, Rosenberg

Monique Gonzalez, Stafford

Paola Barona, Sugar Land

Maily Dang, Sugar Land

Dennis Essl, summa cum laude, Sugar Land

Eleanor Tayam, Sugar Land

Edson Dronberger, Wallis

Irma Cantu, cum laude, Wharton

 

Bachelor of Science

 

Gabriel Martinez, magna cum laude, Beeville

Rebecca Bales, Cuero

Colton Marek, magna cum laude, Edna

Emily Bergstrom, summa cum laude, El Campo

Kelsey Gangl, El Campo

Stacy Romo, El Campo

Christina Bogle, Goliad

Rachel Hamilton, cum laude, Gonzales

Deanna Horton, Hallettsville

Michael Ainabe, Hockley

Masuma Alswij, Houston

Adesuwa Erhunmwunsee, Houston

Youssef Ibrahim, cum laude, Houston

Tiara Sanchez, magna cum laude, Houston

Kimberly Standing, Houston

Ellen Vallejo, cum laude, Inez

Elizabeth Adamik, Katy

Nancy Gabany, Katy

Jessica Graham, Katy

Sarah Hutto, summa cum laude, Katy

Olivia Newman, magna cum laude, Katy

Johnathan Pena-Bonilla, Katy

Erin Williams, magna cum laude, Katy

Ashley Scruggs, Magnolia

Eduardo Martinez, summa cum laude, Missouri City

Drew Brenk, Needville

Bobbie Rojas, Palacios

Caitlin Cloyd, magna cum laude, Pinehurst

Kevin Moran, Richmond

Leslie Nygard, summa cum laude, Richmond

Jeremy Williams, Richmond

Melany Zellers, magna cum laude, Richmond

Wilisha Hardeway, San Antonio

Jasmine Harris, Stafford

Rubina Ali, summa cum laude, Sugar Land

Max Andreason, magna cum laude, Sugar Land

Jeff Jacobson, Sugar Land

Kresnier Perez, cum laude, Sugar Land

Heather Bishop, cum laude, Victoria

Kathleen Carr, Victoria

Matthew Denoyer, Victoria

Emilie Eggleston, magna cum laude, Victoria

Bonnie Freeman, Victoria

Thomas Garcia, Victoria

Samantha Heath, Victoria

Katrina Lowrey, Victoria

Thomas Martinez, cum laude, Victoria

Megan Montgomery, Victoria

Kevin Moseley, summa cum laude, Victoria

Todd Pearson, Victoria

Ana Wright, summa cum laude, Victoria

Brandy Ladika, Yantis

Pamela Dorr, Yoakum

 

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

Master of Business Administration

 

Yorghos Carabas, Baltimore, Md.

Monica Cretsinger, Cypress

Tyrone Hill III, Cypress

Renato Lage Da Silva, Cypress

Bryan Spinosa, Cypress

Tyrone Smith, Davenport, Iowa

Eric Williamson, Fort Worth

Delphine Mbachu, Fresno

Vincent Armato, Fulshear

Pablo Franco, Fulshear

Adewale Adeniji-Adele, Houston

Sumeet Agarwal, Houston

Alix Alvarado, Houston

Roya Amirzadeh, Houston

Archie Anderson, Houston

Kareece Atkinson, Houston

Lakeshia Carouthers, Houston

Kymberli Correll, Houston

Tracy Dang, Houston

Tamika Devenport, Houston

Amit Duggal, Houston

Patrick Ezzell, Houston

Mark Finkelshteyn, Houston

Rodrick Fowler, Houston

Doug Frye, Houston

Nuno Garcia Martinez, Houston

Michael Grossestreuer, Houston

Anthony Ho, Houston

Oona Jennings, Houston

Dianne Kilgore, Houston

John Kutesakwe, Houston

David Langham, Houston

Sohil Maredia, Houston

Mercedes McClendon, Houston

Dorota McCommon, Houston

Sebastian Millan, Houston

Jamone Moore, Houston

Kapil Nair, Houston

Himani Nath, Houston

Benny Nguyen, Houston

Judi Pearce, Houston

Raja Rajakanagavel, Houston

Guadalupe Rodriguez, Houston

Nathaniel Schiff, Houston

Pye Sone, Houston

Rohan Thomas, Houston

Idaraesit Umana, Houston

Ruiwen Zhuang, Houston

Temilola Awosipe, Jersey Village

Sitaram Ayyagari, Katy

Jason Dobrolecki, Katy

Indra Gautam, Katy

Elizabeth Hansen, Katy

Matthew Hansen, Katy

Sankaran Hariharan, Katy

Bradley Hickenlooper, Katy

Nana Liu, Katy

Ricardo Lozano, Katy

Isaiah Matsumura, Katy

Ganesh Nanaware, Katy

Anna Patino, Katy

Jared Pearl, Katy

Jennifer Pearson, Katy

Rafael Quevedo, Katy

Dipankar Sinharoy, Katy

Sara Wilson, Katy

Jessica Zabala, Katy

Elena Lobes, Lake Mary, Fla.

Lea Lidel, Manor

Mampatta Sam Thomas, Manvel

Ursula Howard Lee, Memphis, Tenn.

Dwight Towler, Mililani, Hawaii

Manuel Buendia Arango, Missouri City

Sheralyn Clarke, Missouri City

Sandeep Ellankiyil, Missouri City

Andrea Moore, Missouri City

Yvonne Silva, Missouri City

Ruchi Vin, Missouri City

Sherry Williams, Missouri City

Janie Tuchon, Providence, R.I.

Erica Auguillard, Richmond

Nurudeen Balogun, Richmond

Olivia Gonzalez, Richmond

Coleathia Hopkins, Richmond

Isack Kohn, Richmond

Jeffrey Labay, Richmond

Nina Nkem, Richmond

Olubanke Ojeyinka, Richmond

James Peltier, Richmond

Ursala Tul-Jamil, Richmond

Ashley Haywood, Rosenberg

Michelle Lev, Rosenberg

William Amstead, San Antonio

Felicia Warren, San Antonio

Craig Stephan, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Carissa Imrecke, Spring

Bijoo Abraham, Sugar Land

Adedoyin Adebowale, Sugar Land

Joseph Babaian, Sugar Land

Thu Tram Cao, Sugar Land

Paulette Ehmer, Sugar Land

Ashley Garza, Sugar Land

Siratal Gilani, Sugar Land

Melissa Hoffman, Sugar Land

Maureen Iglesias, Sugar Land

Zeeshan Jivani, Sugar Land

Hasan Kamal, Sugar Land

Cassim Madha, Sugar Land

Olamide Olagundoye, Sugar Land

Lakshmi Punnam, Sugar Land

Rose Ravandi, Sugar Land

Shadia Rizvi, Sugar Land

Sankar Roy, Sugar Land

Zainab Samad, Sugar Land

Sujit Samuel, Sugar Land

Ashish Tripathi, Sugar Land

Vikas Varshney, Sugar Land

Florence Yaro, Sugar Land

Dongbing Zhou, Sugar Land

Joe Martinez, Sweeny

Fatima Anwar, Tomball

Thomas Doyle, Victoria

Larry Shilling, Victoria

 

Master of Science

 

Eric Ramirez, Houston

Benjamin Peres, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Ronnie Washington, Missouri City

Shannon Villarroel, Murrieta, Calif.

Andrea Jordan, New Summerfield

Ryan Carolan, Niceville, Fla.

Aart Slikker, Richmond

 

Bachelor of Business Administration

 

Tanesha Bonner, Allen

Jon Bujan, magna cum laude, Austin

Steven Sumners, summa cum laude, Bay City

Janine Zander, Beeville

Ariel Davenport, Brazoria

Morgan Desive, Corpus Christi

Matthew Turner, Cypress

Veronica Arredondo, Damon

Jose Escobedo, East Bernard

Lisa Baker, Edna

Dawn Krenek, Edna

Angela Janak, magna cum laude, El Campo

Calynne Reckaway, El Campo

Charlene Balket Hayes, Fresno

Maria Bonilla, Fresno

Anthony Dingle, Frisco

Mnar Abu-Shlieba, Houston

Morufat Akanni, Houston

Erika Alvarez, Houston

Rustin Foroutan, magna cum laude, Houston

Angelina Gayle, Houston

Olufemi George, magna cum laude, Houston

Nancy Gutierrez, Houston

Y Huynh, Houston

Jessica Montoya, Houston

Tu Nguyen, Houston

Ashok Rajendran, Houston

Zuaibar Rashid, Houston

Lashantae Reeves, summa cum laude, Houston

Rachel Rozo, cum laude, Houston

Noaman Salam, Houston

Nicole Salinas, Houston

Modesto Santana, Houston

Lisa Schmidt, Houston

Kelly Shearer, Houston

Christine Streger, Houston

Mychi Tran, cum laude, Houston

Tuan Tran, Houston

Carol Villagomez, Houston

Michelle Adams, Katy

Syndal Brown, Katy

Natalie Chavez, Katy

Jason Gould, Katy

Ashton Jehlen, magna cum laude, Katy

Albi Joya, cum laude, Katy

Kelly King, Katy

Juan Martinez, Katy

Truc Tran, magna cum laude, Milton, Mass.

Eleshia Chenier, Missouri City

Jessica Flores, Missouri City

Yvette Garcia, Missouri City

Lidyawati Oyong, summa cum laude, Missouri City

April Ross, Missouri City

Patrick Steward, Missouri City

Eldon Hill, Palacios

Eric Teehan, cum laude, Port Lavaca

Jaime Colby, Richmond

Ta-Tanisha Dale, Richmond

Anna Dang, Richmond

Donald Gilstrap, Richmond

Heather Huerta, cum laude, Richmond

Juliana Olorondu, summa cum laude, Richmond

Zeeshan Rajpute, Richmond

Majin Santana, cum laude, Richmond

Wilbur Wilson, cum laude, Richmond

Luis Garza, Rosenberg

Ryan Hughes, San Antonio

Ashley Dirks, Spring

Liz’Ayerim Banda, Stafford

Sam He, summa cum laude, Stafford

Alyson Hinze, Stafford

Rachel Marbin, cum laude, Stafford

Sierra Streets, Stafford

Elizabeth Acosta, Sugar Land

Zohaib Ali, Sugar Land

Scott Barron, cum laude, Sugar Land

Matt Eslick, Sugar Land

Brandon Heidel, Sugar Land

Haseeb Jan, Sugar Land

Jiahao Li, Sugar Land

Sandra Loyo, Sugar Land

Danish Momin, Sugar Land

Yi Ong, Sugar Land

Yu-Lok Poon, magna cum laude, Sugar Land

Salem Samad, Sugar Land

Kyle Stanley, magna cum laude, Sugar Land

Alberto Torres, Sugar Land

Patria Williams, Sugar Land

Heather Duffield, Thomaston

Scott Bradfield, Victoria

Beverly Burton, cum laude, Victoria

Julius Cano, cum laude, Victoria

Britt Carlson, magna cum laude, Victoria

Cassandra Clark, Victoria

Jessica Garcia, Victoria

Courtney Geistman, Victoria

James Graff, magna cum laude,Victoria

Matthew Hill, Victoria

Joseph Hroch, Victoria

Amber Machacek, Victoria

Bryan Martinez, Victoria

Robert Matocha, Victoria

Aphton Willman, Victoria

Shanna Maretka, Wharton

Bryce Koenig, summa cum laude, Yorktown

 

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

 

Master of Education

 

Teresa Brown, Angleton

Karren Buffum, Beeville

Russell Baker, Bellville

Shannon Green, Cedar Hill

Marla Sample, Edna

Neslyn Carty, Fresno

Eboni Thompson, Fresno

Jodi Carson, Hallettsville

Judith Alvarado, Houston

Albert Gorup, Houston

Patricia Larocca, Houston

Janis Rougeau, Houston

Liz Tran, Houston

Nadia Vaid, Houston

Debra Cordova, Jasper

Kelly Dye, Katy

Cheryl Krawietz, Kenedy

Jesse Brown, Missouri City

Constance Petitt, Missouri City

Tamara Rodriguez, Needville

Tasha Sanchez, Palacios

Hiba Naffakh, Peoria, Ill.

Venesa Besiris, Richmond

Lucia Corneh, Richmond

Cynthia Cox, Richmond

Susan Sebastian, Richmond

Emily Wagner, Snook

Alison Simpson, Stafford

Nicole Delhomme, Sugar Land

Jessica Trahan, Sugar Land

Kellie Jones, Victoria

Roseanne Wagner, Victoria

Brooke Burns, Wharton

Catherine Shoppa, Wharton

Sara Thurmond, Yoakum

 

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Megan Geffert, cum laude, Bay City

Megan Guay, magna cum laude, Bay City

Sarah Hauff, magna cum laude, Bay City

Melissa Vaughn, magna cum laude, Beasley

Karen Cranfill, Bloomington

Paulina Vences, Brookshire

Serafin Vences, cum laude, Brookshire

Karen Berezin, magna cum laude, Damon

Sharon Todd, East Bernard

Meagan Kahanek, cum laude, El Campo

Deirdre Johnson, Fresno

Brandi Pish, summa cum laude, Gonzales

Kristin Dworsky, summa cum laude, Hallettsville

Jordan Davila, Houston

Heather Flores, summa cum laude, Houston

Kathleen Flores, cum laude, Houston

Cecilia Gonzalez, Houston

Tramiesha Ligon, magna cum laude, Houston

Stahr Martinez-Vadrar, cum laude, Houston

Ashley Mazac, cum laude, Houston

Erika Shelton, Houston

Amarylli Yu Asensi, magna cum laude, Houston

Shannon Coburn, summa cum laude, Katy

Jessica Dandini, summa cum laude, Katy

Claudia El-Nagi, cum laude, Katy

Amber Eng, magna cum laude, Katy

Rachel Fortenberry, cum laude, Katy

Kelly Hill, magna cum laude, Katy

Leonora Hill, summa cum laude, Katy

Jessica Hooper, cum laude, Katy

Rosita Kuhar, magna cum laude, Katy

Wendy Lopez, cum laude, Katy

Lori Maurer, summa cum laude, Katy

Kristine Mower, Katy

Brandy Wilbert, cum laude, Katy

Bo Bowen, cum laude, Missouri City

Lindsey Magana, Missouri City

Natalie Aparicio, Palacios

Teresa Gutierrez, Port Lavaca

Amanda Plummer, magna cum laude, Port Lavaca

Kelsey Watkins, Port Lavaca

Aquita Austin, Richmond

Erin Lorenz, magna cum laude, Richmond

Angela Tibe, Richmond

Amanda Duty, magna cum laude, Rosenberg

Sherlyn Baxley, cum laude, Sealy

Natasha Behrens, cum laude, Sealy

Debbie Lyons, summa cum laude, Sealy

Skye Anderle, magna cum laude, Shiner

Farrah Anderson, summa cum laude, Spring

Vincent Myers, Sugar Land

Megan Ramsey-Glass, magna cum laude, Sugar Land

Vanessa Rowell, Tivoli

Adrianne Ballard, Victoria

Amanda Beck, summa cum laude, Victoria

Sarah Bitterly, Victoria

Joni Council, magna cum laude, Victoria

Rebecca Crater, Victoria

Natasha Kellis, summa cum laude, Victoria

Kayla Mason, Victoria

Sarah Maxey, magna cum laude, Victoria

Stephanie Moore, summa cum laude, Victoria

Rebecca Nelson, cum laude, Victoria

Denise Rushing, magna cum laude, Victoria

Sarah Stubbs, summa cum laude, Victoria

Amy Wakefield, Victoria

Kathleen Wall, Victoria

Allison Hubenak, Wharton

Mallory Janak, magna cum laude, Yoakum

Kayla Newman, summa cum laude, Yorktown

 

SCHOOL OF NURSING

 

Master of Science in Nursing

 

Brenda Brysch, Goliad

Joyce John, Houston

Boreta Oneil, Houston

Michelle McDonnough, Missouri City

Cori Kopecky, Pearland

Marietou Ngaide, Pearland

Antonio Garcia, San Jose, Calif.

Xin Li, Sugar Land

Annamma Varghese, Sugar Land

Judy Wagner-Pullin, Victoria

Shannon Haltom, Wharton

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Robert Pierson, Bay City

Peter Gilliam, Bellaire

Celestina Okafor, Bellaire

Erica Iraheta, summa cum laude, Brookshire

Olushola Ayodele, magna cum laude, Cypress

Adeola Adebiyi, Houston

Juliet Anaemejeh, Houston

Nsenga Brown, Houston

Tracy Coan, Houston

Ziem Dinh, cum laude, Houston

Lama El-Abbassi, Houston

Saima Hajani, cum laude, Houston

Annie Ho, Houston

Elizabeth Kaluanya, Houston

Jamickia Lazard, Houston

Hannah Lee, Houston

Melissa Letsos, Houston

Marjorie Matekwa, magna cum laude, Houston

Jacinta Newsom, Houston

Thao Nguyen, cum laude, Houston

Demetria Obey, cum laude, Houston

Patricia Oke, Houston

Roberto Rodriguez, Houston

Xiaohui Yuan, magna cum laude, Houston

Lacey Dawson, cum laude, Irving

Ebike Ale-Opinion, cum laude, Katy

Kowoon Choi, Katy

Christine Daenecke, Katy

Quan Gong, magna cum laude, Katy

Alexandra Lyle, summa cum laude, Katy

Funmilayo Okuseinde, cum laude, Katy

Yoshiaki Yoshida Quezada, Katy

Meka Smith, cum laude, Katy

Justina Akpan, Missouri City

Mary Aseron, summa cum laude, Missouri City

Wendy Guevara De Valdez, Missouri City

Allan Isla, Missouri City

Patricia Kaiser, magna cum laude, Missouri City

Jamie Meyer, Missouri City

Brenda Nwaobasi, Missouri City

Emelia Yeboah-Sekyere, Missouri City

Kimberly Roecker, Pearland

Amanda Bagley, cum laude, Richmond

Edith Dimiri, Richmond

Shermel Edwards-Maddox, magna cum laude, Richmond

Mabel Izekor, Richmond

Uju Obilo, Richmond

Grace Kehinde Okusanya, Richmond

Elizabeth Olaoye, summa cum laude, Richmond

Nneka Osuno, summa cum laude, Richmond

Marlene Ventura, Richmond

Kinaye Weaver, Rosenberg

Donica Manak, Sealy

Lena Rogers, summa cum laude, Spring

Anne Garza, Stafford

Audrey Thomas, Stafford

Binu Abraham, Sugar Land

Ana Alcantar, Sugar Land

Tania Ali, cum laude, Sugar Land

Soha Ashoor, Sugar Land

Adewale Babalola, Sugar Land

Priti Badhe, magna cum laude, Sugar Land

Stacy Baldwin, cum laude, Sugar Land

Amanda Dziuk, cum laude, Sugar Land

Paige Galicki, magna cum laude, Sugar Land

Carrie Napier, Sugar Land

Drashti Patel, Sugar Land

Vanessa Shepherd, cum laude, Sugar Land

Victoria Njoku-Pinnick, The Woodlands

Bradley Borsboom, cum laude, Tomball

Kayla Torres, cum laude, Victoria

Sarita Gorrela, magna cum laude, Webster

Barquisha Mangum, Wharton

 

 

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region, offers courses leading to more than 65 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and concentrations in the schools of Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education & Human Development, and Nursing. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus as well as teaching sites in Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. Since its founding in 1973, UHV has provided students with a quality university education from excellent faculty at an affordable price.