CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi honored 88 students who fulfilled all of the requirements for becoming professional educators qualifying them to enter the teaching profession during the Teacher Education Induction Ceremony held December 11 in the Island Hall Gym.
Dr. Sandra Clement, a three-time Texas A&M-Corpus Christi alumna and current Principal of Foy H. Moody High School, was the ceremony guest speaker.
During the ceremony, students who have successfully completed the requirements of the Teacher Education Program from the College of Education, the College of Liberal Arts, and the College of Science and Engineering were recognized. Also, new teachers received commemorative medallions from their mentors and site professors. The medallions are inscribed with the word "Educator" and may be worn over students' gowns at graduation.
Inductees into the Teaching Profession and the locations where they completed their field-based training are:
Members of Graduate-Level Programs: Chelsea E. Cron, Kala M. Essay, Haley B. Haaker, Elizabeth A. Lienau, Leslie S. McCaskey, Justin Milner, Jannelle L. Reed, and Alexandra Robinson
Adjusted Scheduling and Curriculum in Education for Non-Traditional Students (ASCENT) program: Jane H. Brown, Jaime S. Cano, Kimberly D. Ellis, Hayley L. Galloway, Jeremiah J. Gonzalez, Brandi J. Huff, and Amberly Rodriguez
Kostoryz Elementary School: Hannah Bailey, Valerie Cantu, Stephanie Castaneda, Maria I. Garza, Sonny W. Hardy, Casey Holloway, Tierra Kuykendall, Rosie Limon, Blanca Lopez, Claudia Martinez, Manuel Montez, Alexander Morin, Fawnda L. Seward, Deven M. Smith, Adriane Taylor, and Leslie A. Villa
Miller High School: Elmer L. Fleenor, Raul E. Garcia, John Garza, Stephan Kinney, Jeremy A. Merrill, Emilio Monreal, Elma Reyes, Neomi Rojas, Rebecca R. Silvas, and Sabrina Vanderburg
Montclair Elementary School: Roxana Y. De Santos, Jessica Fletcher, Heather R. Gibson, Amelia M. Keith, Aimee C. Martin, and Alma N. Sanchez
Schanen Estates Elementary School: Colleen Baker, Krystal M. Bond, Megan N. Hahn, Stephanie A. Isely, Diana L. Jurach, Zoe A. Kach, Mary L. McClendon, Michelle Morales, Hailey N. Robinson, Breanna Saenz (Garcia), Charlcie Stinnett, Ashley L. Valdez, Josefina Youngblood, and Shelby Thomas
Tom Browne Middle School: Carys L. Aschmutat, Crystal Bertadillo, Ashley N. Clark, Aubrey N. Dancer, Sandy M. Esquivel, Elizabeth L. Gallardo, Jacob Z. Gonzales, Adam J. Hernandez, Marissa N. Hinojosa, Kasey Humphries, Evan Woodson, and Jacquelyn Young
Webb Elementary School: Amanda H. Alcocer, Nadalyn Almaguer, Victoria Del Bosque, Sabrina R. Hernandez, Rebecca R. Mann, Nicole E. Nell, and Ashley N. Scott