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A&M-Texarkana Recognizes 32 Honor Graduates at Fall Commencement

Published: January 20, 2017

Thirty-two students were recognized as honor graduates by Texas A&M University-Texarkana at the fall 2016 commencement ceremony Dec. 9 at the historic Perot Theatre in downtown Texarkana, Texas.

Students graduating in both August and December participated in the ceremony.

Students who complete a minimum of 45 hours of their bachelor’s degrees at A&M-Texarkana are considered for recognition. Summa cum laude graduates have 3.9-4.0 grade-point averages. Magna cum laude graduates have 3.75-3.89 GPAs, and cum laude graduates have an overall GPA of 3.5-3.74.

The lists are recorded alphabetically by state, county, hometown and name of student.

August 2016

Magna Cum Laude

Arkansas
Little River, Foreman, Jami Gay Thompson

Texas
Bowie, Texarkana, Latriesha Lynnette Grandy
Cass, Avinger, Autumn Chere Briggs
Red River, Avery, Byron Keith Minter

Cum Laude

Texas
Bowie, Texarkana, Lauren Kay Arnold
Bowie, Texarkana, Daiyonna Michelle Smith
Bowie, Texarkana, Medina Diane Thomas
Bowie, Texarkana, Wachiraya Weerasorn
Bowie, Wake Village, Lindy Elizabeth McCandless

December 2016

Summa Cum Laude

Arkansas
Miller, Texarkana, Sydney Noelle Schoen

Texas
Bowie, Texarkana, Jaci Rachelle Roberts
Cass, Atlanta, Gabrielle Elaine Thompson

Magna Cum Laude

Arkansas
Miller, Texarkana, Jay Curtis Budzilowski
Miller, Texarkana, Tony Mark McKnight
Little River, Ashdown, Anthony Marquette Nelson

Texas
Bowie, Texarkana, Tyron Hinton
Bowie, Texarkana, Deborah Kay Smith
Camp, Pittsburg, Jesi Heather Buck
Cass, Atlanta, Isabella Marie Sertuche
Red River, Bogota, Kim Marie Lindsey

Cum Laude

Arkansas
Howard, Saratoga, Brandi Kay O’Donnell
Miller, Fouke, Stacy M. Clark
Washington, Fayetteville, Kenneth Scott Hoelscher

Texas
Bowie, DeKalb, Madison Nicole Ward
Bowie, Hooks, Alexander Austin Gray
Bowie, Texarkana, Claudia Hannah Gorse
Bowie, Texarkana, Jason Lynn Harris
Bowie, Texarkana, Warisara Weerasorn
Bowie, Texarkana, Ryan Blake Williams
Cass, Texarkana, Christopher Steven Holmes
Cass, Atlanta, Savannah Marie King
Titus, Mount Pleasant, Bethany Joy Zittel


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