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December 2020 Graduates Recognized With Awards And Honors

The College of Geosciences graduation celebration was held Dec. 9.

Dec 17, 2020

The Texas A&M University College of Geosciences would like to congratulate its December 2020 graduates. Commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 10 in Reed Arena, and prior to that, the College of Geosciences’ December 2019 Commencement Reception and Awards Ceremony was held virtually Dec. 9.

Graduating seniors, families and friends, faculty and staff gathered online to celebrate and recognize the students’ accomplishments. The following students were honored with awards during the event.

Outstanding Student Award

  • Cierra George
  • Emily Mills
  • Roberto Reyna
  • Nicholas Pontikes
  • Kaylee Umberhocker
  • Sam Norris
  • Ana Ramos

College of Geosciences Medallion Milestone Scholars


  • Tarik Brown
  • William Lyle


  • Petra Garza
  • Madison Gordon
  • Cassidy Hyslop
  • Bavani Kathir 


  • Jillannie Lowenfield
  • Emily Mills
  • Nicolas Pfeifer
  • Nicholas Pontikes
  • Ana Ramos
  • Christopher Ruiz
  • Hollie Schaper

Learn more about the Medallion Scholars Program.

Environmental Programs Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards

  • Heather Roberts - Environmental Geosciences
  • Cierra George and Emily Mills - Environmental Studies

Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society, Zeta Zeta Chapter

  • Michael Matticola
  • Ryan Earl

Department Of Geography Outstanding Student Awards

  • William Lyle - Outstanding Geography Student Award
  • Sam Norris - Outstanding GIST Student Award

Department of Geology And Geophysics Outstanding Graduating Senior Awards

  • Nicholas Pontikes
  • Kaylee Umberhocker
  • Charles Babendrer

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