The two top graduates from each academic college at The University of Texas-Pan American - 12 students in all - were honored May 6 at an academic excellence dinner sponsored by UTPA's Alumni Association.
"It is always a pleasure to recognize the outstanding accomplishment of students such as these," said Dr. Rodolfo Arévalo, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UTPA and the speaker at the event, which took place at the Tower Club in McAllen. "They are to be commended for their hard work and dedication to achieving a level of excellence that few students achieve."
Honored for their academic achievement were Geoffrey M. Pearson and Amanda Elaine Propst, both communication majors from Edinburg, College of Arts and Humanities; marketing major Kimberly K. Wernecke and computer information systems major Joe D. Hensley, both of McAllen, College of Business Administration; interdisciplinary studies major Genie Ellen Rogers of McAllen and kinesiology major Sonia Dominguez of Alamo, College of Education; communication disorders major Elizabeth Dina Gonzales of Pharr and dietetics major Julie Denise Redden of Edinburg, College of Health Sciences and Human Services; biology major Dalia Galicia of Mission and computer science major Sergio Reyes of San Benito, College of Science and Engineering; and Lillian Patricia Medrano and Carmen Isabel Roman, both psychology majors from McAllen, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
"Academics are the heart of the university, and the Alumni Association is proud to be able to recognize these outstanding students," said Alice Hawley, Director of Development and Alumni Relations at UTPA.