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									NEWS RELEASE

May 7, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Abe Villarreal
Phone: 575.538.6336
news@wnmu.edu

                WNMU ANNOUNCES SPRING 2012 GRADUATES

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University will confer degrees and certificates to
more than 350 students at the spring commencement ceremony scheduled for Friday,
May 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Old James Stadium.

The ceremony may be watched live online at http://www.wnmu.edu/commencement.

Charlie Alfero, Executive Director of Hidalgo Medical Services will deliver the keynote
address. Brian Miller and Lidia Sanchez will deliver the student response speeches.

The Registrar’s Office reports 68 certificate, 107 associate, 130 baccalaureate and 80
master degree recipients. They are listed by their home city.

Silver City, New Mexico

       Associate Degree: Melissa Adams, Alice Black, Shelli Allison, Jerry Amador,
       Alyssa Bell, Ashley Bobo, Travis Carlson, Patricia Carrasco, Joshua Carter,
       Versha Charles, Dorothy Cocca, Martin Cook, Candace Davidson, Christina
       Delgado, Mary Dominguez, Clayton Donovan, Anthony Flores, Maria Garza,
       Mary Gravelle, Ansel Grey, Cerisse Grijalva, Alan Hammack, Bedajii
       Harnesberry, Kalah Harris, Barbara Jaquez, Erin Joslin, Catalina Marquez,
       Michael McGee, Tristen Littleton, Bagrielle Munoz, Hector Munoz, Hunter Null,
       Ruben Orosco, Jesse Parisi, Manuel Pena, Joel Powell, Desiree Provencio,
       Bagriela Quintero, Jorge Romero, Elizabeth Ruelaz, Michael Searles, Rachel
       Sheahan, Vincent Sosaya, Robin Stewart, Yadira Sutton, Carrie Tomlinson,
       Joshua Vannatter, Teresa Ybarra and Brian Zimbelman

       Baccalaureate Degree: Spenser Baca, Steven Bencomo, Kelly Clark, Emalee
       Eisenhauer, Adam Ennes, Cassandra Garcia, Adam Grimes, Elizabeth Hamilton,
       Cindy Keeler, April Lee, Lauren Lucero, Monica Lucero, Shane Medley, Krista
       Mesa, Kimberly Montoya, Justine Munoz, Courtney Ochoa, Melissa Peru,
       Roderick Rolfe, Candice Roth, Craig Ryan, Elizabeth Salas, Eric Senter, Rachel
       Sheahan, Tiffany Sires, Kathy Sorells, Candice Torres, Judith Tucker, Abby
       Vandrely, Karlen Ward, Diann Wilson, Gregory Youngs and Eric Zuniga

                                             - more -
      Certificate Degree: Brandon Allensworth, Jerry Amador, Alyssa Bell, Travis
      Carlson, Gerald Fierro, Alan Hammack, Shawn Huff, Taylor Huff, Stephanie
      Maynes, Hector Munoz, Jesse Parisi, Joel Powell, Michael Searles, Vincent
      Sosaya and Joshua Vannatter

      General Education Diploma: Jose Anchondo, Cinnamon Barkley, Kristen Flores-
      Hamilton, Marissa Granadino, Ashley Heilman-Payne, Martin Madrid, Quinnten
      Perry, Samantha Pounders, Lorenzo Resendiz, Shantel Stewart, Xochitl Trujillo
      and Louann Velasquez

      Master Degree: Elsie Andazola, Adele Giusto, Rae Granados, Timothy Hamilton,
      Brooke Harris, April Matthews, Bryan Pottratz, Rowena Runyan-Bahr, Angelo
      Saavedra, Tiana Sanchez, Gary Wayne Sherwood, Angela Slaugh, James Thomas,
      Irene Thompson, Stephanie Unger and Jade Zamora

Alamogordo, New Mexico

      Certificate: Britney Pena

Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Francisco DeJesus, Julie Gutierrez, Lucy Segovia and
      Kylie Diver

Animas, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Lidia Sanchez

Arenas Valley, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Tommy Rueda and Jonathan King

      Certificate: Tommy Rueda

Bayard, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Michael Alcorta, Christopher De La Torre, Danielle Delgado,
      Lawrence Marquez, Robert Sera, Frances Placencio and Sylvia Trujillo

      Baccalaureate Degree: Sally Alcorta, Lillian Chavira, Adam Herrera, Jessica
      Huerta, Janelle Lawrence, Andrea Ortiz, Daryl Perry, Diane Quintanar, Hector
      Rios and Kristy Rogers

                                         - more -
      Certificate: Michael Alcorta, Christopher De La Torre, Lawrence Marquez and
      Robert Sera


      General Education Diploma: Shae Jasso

      Master Degree: Brian Miller

Caballo, New Mexico

      General Education Diploma: Gerardo Madriz

Chama, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Elisabeth Wilson

Chamberino, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Mackenzie Tarkington

Chaparral, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Juan Esparza

Cliff, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Darin Finch and Lindy Williamson

      Certificate: Keith Bounds

Clovis, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Kayla Damron

      Master Degree: Rachel Gomez

Columbus, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Eric Carreon

Crownpoint, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Jacqueline Icenogle

                                           - more -
Deming, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Ricky Baca, Anita Bechtel, William Blackham, Erica Carlos,
      Aimee Gilmore, Joel Garcia, Julia Lamond, Yendi Lerma, Delia Marcak,
      Christopher Mullen, Adan Ortiz, Eunice Romero, Jeanette Sanchez, Michael
      Sheridan, Shree Valdespino, Robert Valdez, Julio Varela, Anastacia Villegas and
      Janis Workman

      Baccalaureate Degree: Sandra Baca, Rosa Escareno, Carolina Calzadillas, Patricia
      Juarez, Jessica Olivas, Lillian Ramirez, Jeanine Romo, Maribel Rubio and
      Jennifer Smyer

      Certificate: Amelia Rascon, Michael Sheridan, Vanessa Tarango and Julio Varela

      General Education Diploma: Charles Borde, Cody Brookhouser, Gabriel
      Gonzales and Krystal Zaragoza

      Master Degree: Amber Abbott, Charlotte Sandoval and Vanessa Tarango

Elephant Butte, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Paula Fields

      General Education Diploma: Lawona Curtis

Estancia, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Kyle Maberry

Gallup, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Annie Eastman, Tasha Macias and Shawna Toledo

      Graduate Certificate: Cyle Balok, Elizabeth Biggs, Emily Bruegger, Freddie
      Carabajal and Shafiq Chaudhary

      Master Degree: Kristen Bischoff, Christpher Bosse, Verlynne Brown, Emily
      Bruegger, Kevin Buggie, Shafiq Chaudhary, Lisa Espinosa, Elspeth Iralu, Justin
      Moree, Raechelle Morgan, Steven Starkovich and Julie Weeks

Hanover, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Nadine Herrera and Hannah Jackson

                                          - more -
Hobbs, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Summer Robinson and Sylvia-Cynthia Acosta

Hurley, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Jaclynn Holguin, Diane Ortega and Jesus Villalobos

      Baccalaureate Degree: Manda Aguilera and Sabrina Aguilera

      Certificate: Michael Nunez and Jesus Villalobos

      Master Degree: Sandra Gonzales

Jamestown, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Linda Ohle

Laguna, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Mikila Crespin

Las Cruces, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Jessica Apodaca and Kristin Turner

Lordsburg, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Abelino Flores

      Baccalaureate Degree: Stephanie Unruh and Natasha McCants

      Certificate: Abelino Flores

      General Education Diploma: David Bustillos, Vickie Collins, Cassandra Flores,
      Zariah Holguin, Damon Reyes and Larry Turner

Los Lunas, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Kelly Silvis

Mesquite, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Monique Gomez
                                       - more -
Mexican Springs, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Ophelia Sanchez

Mimbres, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Jason Montoya and Chris Teran

      Baccalaureate Degree: Renae Hyde and Paulo Veltri

      Certificate: Jason Montoya and Chris Teran

Playas, New Mexico

      General Education Diploma: Amethis Quamme

Prewitt, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Sheila Nez

Ramah, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Ashley Murray

Rehoboth, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Autumn Newell

Reserve, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Gabrielle Martinez

Roswell, New Mexico

      General Education Diploma: Joshua Corley

San Fidel, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Cassandra Sanchez

San Lorenzo, New Mexico

      Baccalaureate Degree: Danielle Kiss

                                            - more -
Santa Clara, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Corina Castillo and Ryan Garcia

      Baccalaureate Degree: Sonya Dixon and Cindy Medrano

      Certificate: Ryan Garcia

      General Education Diploma: Jolene Sias

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Keith Bowles

      General Education Diploma: Jamie Allen, Stephen Cowart, Tiffany LeClair and
      Beau Wagner

Thoreau, New Mexico

      Graduate Certificate: Haley Woods

      Master Degree: Kendrick Sledge and Jessica VerWys

Tohatchi, New Mexico

      Master Degree: Leonardra McReeves and Matthew Shaw

Tyrone, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: Kayla Bidegain, Stormie Flamm, Michael Laramore, Robert
      Ramirez and Mackie Thoutt

      Baccalaureate Degree: Alexandra Hancock, Aimee Montano and Lesley Ping

      Master Degree: Heather Adams, Stephan Hancock, Jaime Reading and Jacqueline
      Rico

Virden, New Mexico

      Associate Degree: William Rinard

      Certificate: William Rinard

                                          - more -
Williamsburg, New Mexico

       Associate Degree: Augusta Mishler

       Master Degree: Michelle Cullum

Zuni, New Mexico

       Master Degree: Deborah Badua Kathleen Trujillo and Robert Waatsa

Soldotna, Alaska

       Baccalaureate Degree: Christa Kennedy

Beebe, Arkansas

       Master Degree: Kenneth Barton

Bisbee, Arizona

       Master Degree: Miranda Goodman

Clifton, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Zoe O’Coyne

Cottonwood, Arizona

       Master Degree: Steven Keiffer

Ganado, Arizona

       Master Degree: Sarah Caldwell

Glendale, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Sarah Byrne

Hereford, Arizona

       Master Degree: Benjamin Berry

Kayenta, Arizona

       Master Degree: Lavine Blackmountain
                                        - more -
Mesa, Arizona

       Associate Degree: Lynda Pearce

       Baccalaureate Degree: Brianna Robles

Morristown, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Joseph Gallo

Peoria, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Jessica Jayo

Phoenix, Arizona

       Associate Degree: Kaitlynn Barnes and Lawrence Gibson

       Baccalaureate Degree: Edward Lopez

       Certificate: Lawrence Gibson

Pirtleville, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Cesar Quijada

Safford, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Holliann Ferber

Saint David, Arizona

       Master Degree: Dustin Moore

Scottsdale, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Lonnie Sanchez

Tuba City, Arizona

       Master Degree: Reuben McCabe


                                            - more -
Tucson, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Jennifer Rodriguez and Alethia Swihart

Willcox, Arizona

       Baccalaureate Degree: Saul Sanchez

Window Rock, Arizona

       Master Degree: Shayla Cooke

Winslow, Arizona

       Master Degree: Brandon Guzman

Antoch, California

       Baccalaureate Degree: David Le’Gall

Corona, California

       Master Degree: Mohammed Jameeluddin

Long Beach, California

       Baccalaureate Degree: Marilee Frost

Los Angeles, California

       Baccalaureate Degree: Simon Pena

Oceanside, California

       Baccalaureate Degree: Jordan Hamill

Sacramento, California

       Master Degree: Xi Liu

St Lemon Grove, California

       Baccalaureate Degree: Derrick Perrault

                                             - more -
Stockton, California

       Master Degree: Amber Regan

Vallejo, California

       Master Degree: Steven Pasholk

St. Augustine, Florida

       Master Degree: Linda Morrow

Hauula, Hawaii

       Baccalaureate Degree: Kekoa Pahia

Chicago, Illinois

       Baccalaureate Degree: Conor Broderick

Lake Villa, Illinois

       Baccalaureate Degree: Charles Kempf

Holly, Michigan

       Associate Degree: Emily Prellberg

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

       Master Degree: Scott Landry

Tabernacle, New Jersey

       Master Degree: Kyle Von Holtum

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

       Baccalaureate Degree: Amanda Karpa

El Paso, Texas

       Associate: Luis Lujan
                                           - more -
         Baccalaureate Degree: Alejandra Candia, Edwin Morales and Vanessa Molina

Kingsville, Texas

         Master Degree: Tanya Allen

Richmond, Virginia

         Master Degree: Brenda Cowling

Puyallup, Washington

         Baccalaureate Degree: Benjamin Nelson

Mazomanie, Wisconsin

         Baccalaureate Degree: Summer Kirch

France

         Baccalaureate Degree: Jean Benoit Belin

Canada

         Master Degree: Barclay Fahringer

China

         Associate Degree: Ying Shi and Jun Xiang
Located in Silver City, New Mexico, Western New Mexico University has served the
people of the state of New Mexico and its surrounding areas as a comprehensive,
regional, rural, public coeducational university since 1893 and caters to a student body
diverse in age, culture, language and ethnic background.
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