Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Four honored as Distinguished Students during summer commencement

KINGSVILLE - August 20, 2013

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

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Four graduates at Texas A&M University-Kingsville’s summer commencement ceremony received the Distinguished Undergraduate Student Award sponsored by the Student Government Association. Only one bachelor’s degree student from each college receives the award.

To be nominated, a student must be a graduating senior with no less than 60 credit hours earned at Texas A&M-Kingsville. The student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and must be involved in extracurricular activities. The student also must have the endorsement of the dean of the college from which he/she receives a degree.

This summer’s recipients are Kelsey Hayes, Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences; Lisa Ann McLaughlin, College of Arts and Sciences; Gerald Eddy Jacques, Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering; Amanda Paige Longest, College of Education and Human Performance.

Kelsey Hayes, of Kingsville, received a degree in human nutrition. She is a member of the Presidential Ambassadors, secretary of the Student Dietetic Association and a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and Kappa Omicron Nu. She is the recipient of the Presidential Gold Award and she completed her degree with a 3.70 grade point average.

Lisa Ann McLaughlin also is from Kingsville. She earned a degree in geology. She is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists, Society of Exploration Geophysicists and Corpus Christi Geological Society. McLaughlin was nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She graduated with a grade point average of 3.9.

Gerald Eddy Jacques, of Corpus Christi, earned a degree in chemical engineering. He is a member of the Golden Key Honor Society and treasurer of Omega Chi Epsilon Honor Society.  He serves as an Engineering Ambassador and treasurer of the Engineering Student Council. He is vice president of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a member of the National Society of Black Engineers. He was nominated to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and has been on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll. He graduated with a grade point average of 3.77.

Amanda Paige Longest, of Kingsville, earned her degree in interdisciplinary studies. She is a member of Phi Delta Kappa International Chapter and STAR-Share the Art of Reading. She has been on the honor roll. She graduated with a 3.96 grade point average.

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