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May 2020 Graduates Recognized With Awards And Honors

The College of Geosciences’ virtual graduation celebration was held May 7.

May 8, 2020

The Texas A&M University College of Geosciences would like to congratulate its May 2020 graduates. Graduating seniors, families and friends, faculty and staff joined together in an online Graduation Celebration May 7 to celebrate and recognize the students’ accomplishments.

Dean of the College of Geosciences Dr. Debbie Thomas led the event and congratulated the graduates on their significant achievements.

“Aggies, now please draw from your courage, strength and discipline to lead by example — stay safe and empower those around you to protect themselves and others. Your knowledge and skills as geoscientists are critical to the current and future challenges facing society. Geoscientists are the very foundation of sustainability — in addition to meeting today’s needs while enhancing the prosperity and security of future generations, sustainability requires a society that trusts science. Lead us there, Aggie Geoscientists.” 

The following students were honored with awards at the event.

Outstanding Student Award

These students started their last semester with a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

  • Alexi Allen
  • Caroline Cameron
  • Camille Carter
  • Brendan Christensen
  • Catherin Franklin
  • Lori Garcia
  • Keller Herrin
  • Benjamin Longbottom
  • Samantha Longridge
  • Ryan Marrero-Vila
  • Liam Norris
  • Erin Parker
  • Abigail Pettett
  • Jonathan Rollings
  • Jillian Sanders
  • Kristen Sarna
  • Evan Schaff
  • Justin Spotts
  • Connor Wichterich

College of Geosciences Medallion Milestone Scholars

The Medallion Milestone Scholars Program identifies those who have excelled within and beyond the classroom. Recipients have demonstrated leadership, professionalism, citizenship and/or research skills while building collaborative relationships in the academic, local or global community.


  • Maryam Cheta
  • Catherin Franklin
  • Brandon Gale
  • Xiao Ming Matthew Ooi
  • Robin Pierce
  • Carlee Schnee
  • Justin Spotts


  • Alexi Allen
  • Kristen Koppel
  • Alexis Lemos
  • Samuel Marquardt
  • Daniel Mathewson
  • Liam Norris
  • Brooke Salisbury
  • Kristen Sarna


  • John Carlo Garcia
  • Leah Hirtriter
  • Lucky Marchelino
  • Ailsa Robson
  • Maria Rodriguez

Watch the College of Geosciences May 2020 Graduation Celebration.

View the official Texas A&M Conferral of Degrees video.

This celebration and the Texas A&M online graduation celebration are not replacements for graduates’ in-person commencement. Texas A&M is planning to hold a commencement ceremony for graduates at a time in the future when it is safe to do so.

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