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December 2020 Graduate Honors    

December 15, 2020

By Texas A&M University at Galveston Division of Marketing & Communications

Texas A&M University at Galveston would like to duly recognize and honor those December 2020 graduates who performed above and beyond during their time as Aggies by the Sea, displaying academic excellence and distinction.

Please join us in congratulating and celebrating their achievements!

Undergraduate Research Scholars

  • Madlyn Crist, B.S. Marine Sciences
  • Alan Hurlbert, B.S. Marine Sciences
  • Mikeelee Brink, B.S. Marine Biology

Undergraduate Academic Honors

University Studies - Oceans & One Health

  • Kaitlynn Blankenship, Cum Laude
Maritime Studies
  • John Vandewater, Summa Cum Laude
Marine Sciences
  • Madlyn Crist, Magna Cum Laude
  • Alan Hurlbert , Magna Cum Laude
Marine Biology
  • Mikeelee Brink, Magna Cum Laude
  • Daniel Fanning, Magna Cum Laude
  • Kelsie Lanthier, Cum Laude
  • Jordan Lynch, Magna Cum Laude
  • Sharleen Muñoz, Cum Laude
  • Sophia Niglio, Magna Cum Laude
  • Mary Katherine Pierce, Summa Cum Laude
Marine Fisheries
  • Jordan Lynch, Magna Cum Laude
Maritime Business Administration
  • Nathan Allen, Cum Laude
  • Heather Blackwood, Summa Cum Laude
  • Bailey Rollins, Cum Laude
Maritime Business Administration + Master of Maritime Business Administration & Logistics
  • Clayton Allen, Cum Laude
  • Hannah Daigle, Magna Cum Laude
  • Mitchell Feil, Magna Cum Laude
  • Joshua Hicks, Cum Laude
  • Beth Mendenhall, Cum Laude
  • Lauren O’Donel, Cum Laude
Maritime Transportation
  • William Martin, Cum Laude
  • Andrew Rosa, Cum Laude
  • Jeramy Rychlik, Summa Cum Laude
  • Joshua Smith, Magna Cum Laude
  • Tory Templin, Cum Laude

Galveston Honors

  • Madlyn Crist, B.S. Marine Sciences


Media contact:
Andréa Bolt
Communications Specialist

Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

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