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Higher Education
Lamar University
News Release
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

81 graduate with honors Dec. 17 at Lamar University

A total of 81 Lamar University students graduated with honors during winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 17 in the Montagne Center.

Thirty-two graduated summa cum laude (with highest honors), with grade-point averages ranging from 3.8 to 4.0:

      ANAHUAC: Derek Parish.

      ATLANTA: Lacy Ruggles.

      BEAUMONT: Alma Bravo, Zachary Celeste, Patricia Earl, Andrea Kelley, Elizabeth Padron.

      BOGATA, Colombia: Diana Mendez Borrero.

      COLMESNEIL: Brittnee Broussard.    

      COTIJO, MEXICO: Ernesto Alvarez.

      EDMONTON, Canada: Serena Belley.

      HAMSHIRE: Ashlynn Lalonde.

      HENDERSON: Blair Glenn.

      LIBERTY: Marianne Cowl.

      MAURICEVILLE: Jonathan Miller.

      MONT BELVIEU: Leslie Prince.

      NEDERLAND: Kaitlyne Sneed.

      NOME: Monique Orrenmaa.

      ORANGE: Aubry Ellis, Regina Toohey, Robert Weatherholt, Katherine White.

      ORANGEFIELD: Hannah Richard.

      PORT NECHES: Dylan Holmes, Brittney Moore, Laura Steele.

      SILSBEE: Lauryn Morrison.

      SOUR LAKE: Todd Boatwright. Valerie Juarez.

      TEMPLE: Ryan Grandusky.

      WOODVILLE: Jami Sanders. Aaron Townsend.

Among the summa cum laude graduates are Plummer Award recipients Ernesto Alvarez, Marianne Cowl, Ryan Grandusky, Jami Sanders and Katherine White, who attained perfect 4.0 GPAs to rank tops in their class. 

      Twenty-six students graduated magna cum laude (with high honors), with GPAs of 3.65 to 3.79:

      BAHIA BLANCA, Argentina: Andres Cirnigliaro.

 

      BEAUMONT: Leikamaria Aguinaldo, Abraham Monala-Khalil.

      BRENHAM: Katrina Schroeder.

      BRIDGE CITY: Lauren Boyd.

      CORRIGAN: Nathan Narragon.

      FORT WORTH: Jasmine Banks.

      FRED: Sheena Moore.

      GROVES: Christy Fontenot, Elizabeth Havard, Jordan Nicholson, Amanda Piletere.

      HOUSTON: Liberty Lopez.

      KANSAS CITY, Kan.: Michael Zarzosa.

      LEAGUE CITY: Danyale Word.

      NEDERLAND: Adam Busby, Amber Fuselier, Amber Hebert, Carreen Weaver.

      ORANGE: Renee Morris, Brittany Newman.

      PORT ARTHUR: Marisela Figueroa, Chelsea Moore.

      SILSBEE: Almanetta Green, Shaylonn Riehl.

      TYLER: Kacie Jacobson.

Twenty-three students graduated cum laude (with honors), with GPAs of 3.5 to 3.64:

      BEAUMONT: Layne Ford, Warren Hollier, Meagan Phillips, Peyton Ritter, Lucas Toutloff.

      CHINA: Erika Rodriguez.

      CROSBY: Danielle Thompson.

      DETROIT, Mich.: Deanna Laurette.

      DEWEYVILLE: Tera Gibson.

      EL PASO: Clarissa Urban.

      EVADALE: Leslie Wilkins.

      GALVESTON: Aryn Hernandez.

      KOUNTZE: Karen Kemp.

      LUMBERTON: Emily Chisholm.

      MAURICEVILLE: Amber Dimas.

      NEDERLAND: Mariaryeni Gutierrez Soto, Tristen Isbell, Kasey Lee, Beth Shirley.

      ORANGE: Anne Morris, Amarienne Williams.

      SOUR LAKE: Logan Denton.

      VIDOR: Amanda Balla.




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