Texas Tech University

The Hispanic/Latino/a/x Convocation lapel pin is uniquely designed for Texas Tech. The InDesign incorporates Hispanic/Latino culture with a colorful cultural stole feature along the border that represents the many countries within Latin America. At the center is Texas and the Texas Tech double T to represent the heart and dedication of the graduate. Keeping TTU and the state of Texas at the heart of the design with the inscription Alumni translated from English to Spanish, Alumnos, to show pride as alumni and our culture. The banner with the inscription, DESDE AQUI, ES POSIBLE, is the translation of From Here, It's Possible to represent the possibilities that our community achieved and will continue excelling by earning a degree from TTU.

Due to COVID-19, the historical Hispanic Convocation hosted by the alumni group, Raiders Rojos, was canceled. The Hispanic/Latino/a/x Convocationat Texas Tech University is a signature event that honors, recognizes, and celebrates the academic accomplishments and commitment of TTU'sHispanic/Latino/a/x students pursuing higher education. Our community, our ancestors, and our futures are forever changed by this special passage and celebration of graduation. Si Se Pudo!

The virtual event is hosted by a student leadership team comprised of various students at Texas Tech University and supported by the Division ofDiversity, Equity & Inclusion, Raiders Rojos Alumni Group, and the Latino/Hispanic Faculty and Staff Association. Participation is open to all graduating students of Texas Tech University and Texas Tech UniversityHealth Sciences Center. To symbolize the loss of celebrating in person for the May 2020 graduates, each participant will receive a lapel pin that honors our graduates. The lapel pins design incorporates the traditional HispanicConvocation stole elements while centering the double T in the center with the Spanish translation of "From here, It was Possible" and "Alumni".

We are proud to also promote the "Mil Gracias"/A Thousand Thank You'swhere graduates can thank a mentor, loved one, family, friends on achieving a momentous celebration.

Looking out at that crowd, I imagined those who had not yet arrived, minority students who, in years to come, would make this multitude of faces, the view from where I now stood, a little more variety. If they could have heard me, I would have confided in them: As you discover what strength you can draw from your community in this world from which it stands apart, look outward as well as inward. Build bridges instead of walls.

― Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World

Sidney Abeyta

Bachelor of Arts

Economics, English, & Spanish

Mil Gracias

Thank you Nani & Wampo

Alyssa Acosta

Master of Science

Environmental Engineering

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my abuela Maria Del Carmen. Te amo y te extrano. And my abuelo Victoriano.

Ashley Aguilar

Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

Mil Gracias

Thank you to all my friends and family who stuck by my side and helped me achieve this amazing goal!! XOXO

Natalia Aguilar

Bachelor of Science

Human Development and Family Studies

Mil Gracias

I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me the last four years. My experience at Texas Tech University has been incredible and I will miss it. I cant't wait for what the future holds. Wreck 'em forever!

Tisha Almager

Bachelor of Science

Biochemistry

Mil Gracias

Thanks to my family, friends, and everyone that helped me achieve this goal!

Felicia C. Alvarado

Bachelor of Science

Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics

Mil Gracias

Mother: Teresa Pineda, Father: Felix Alvarado
Siblings: Samantha Alvarado, Jen Medrano, Raul Medrano, Grandparents: Teresa Pineda
Thank you for your continuous support.
I LOVE YOU.

Casandra A. Alvarez

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Adriana Anaya

Bachelor of Science

Animal Science

Mil Gracias

Thank you Nani & Wampo

Jacqueline Andrews

Bachelor of Science

Mathematics

Mil Gracias

I would like to say thank you to my parents for always believing in me and supporting me through my college years. I couldn't have done it without them or my family.

Angel

Master of Science

Geography

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my future husband Aaron, for being there and pushing me to strive and thrive with honor.

Savier Barraza

Bachelor of Science

Information Technology

Mil Gracias

To my family, to my friends, and anyone I've called a mentor. Thank you. You have been the driving force that has pushed accomplish this degree. I am forever thankful for the support, guidance, and love. It means the world to me and I love you all very much.

Lazaro Calderon

Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

Kayla Campos

Bachelor of Science

Family and Consumer Sciences

Jade Cantu

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

My successes are because of my dad's sacrifices. He has been my light in times of darkness, my sanity in the midst of chaos, and my reassurance in times of doubt. My name may be on the diploma, but this degree is yours, dad. This wouldn't be possible without you. To those in FGTMP, thank you for being a home away from home. I wouldn't be here if it weren't for the

Amy Carrasco

Master of Education

Educational Leadership

Mil Gracias

To My Family & Friends, THANK YOU For the support, love, encouragement, & prayers for the last 15 months. I am thankful that you are part of my life and I could ot have done it without you!

Sara Carrillo

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology

Mil Gracias

Me gustaria agradecer a mis padres Eunice Martinez y Freddie Tijerina. Siempre te paras detras de mi y me empujas a ser un mejor yo. Gracias por ayudarme a alcanzar mi sueno y por todo su amor y apoyo.

Chris Carrillo

Master of Social Work

Social Work

Mil Gracias

Thank you for my family for supporting me throughout graduate school! Especially my amazing wife and kiddos! At Texas Tech, desde aqui es posible!

Eric E. Castaneda

Bachelor of Arts

University Studies

Mil Gracias

Thanks to my family, my girlfriend Jennifer, and all my friends who helped me in achieving this accomplishment and pushed me to strive for more. I couldn't have done this without the support of all of you.

Sandra Castillo

Master of Education

Higher Education Administration

Devin Coronado

Bachelor of Arts

English

Mil Gracias

A huge thank you to God, my family, and friends who supported me during this journey!

Carlos Cortes

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Mil Gracias

Muchas Gracias a mi Madre, Padre, y Hermano.

Yvette Cortino

Doctorate of Philosophy

Educational Psychology

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my committee members, Dr. Stevens (chair), Dr. Siwatu and Dr. Burley for guiding me through the disertation process. I would also like to thank my husband, Robert Cortino for his unwavering love and support through this journey of mine.

Naydelin Cruz

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

Mis gracias a mi mama por darme todo su apoyo. Sin ti no estuviera donde estoy.

Jessica Dolan

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Jose M. Duran

Bachelor of Science

Mathematics

Victor Duran

Bachelor of Science

Human Development & Family Studies

Mil Gracias

Mil Gracias a mis padres por el apoyo incondicional.

Alejandra Elizondo

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mi Dios, Jesucristo, por siempre sostenerme de la mano durant estos 4 anos. Mil gracias a mis papas, hermanas, y yerno por apoyarme siempre y en todo. Mil gracias a mi mentor, JLV, porque siempre estar dispuesto a escucharme y guiarme en mi carrera estos 4 anos. Por ultimo, gracias a los amigo que conoci por las memorias que

Sydni Emery

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Law

Mil Gracias

To my family, who loves big and prays bigger. Thank you for your continual support and love. And to my Kevin, for being the best support system a girl could ask for.

Emiliee Encizo

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my family who helped me make my dreams of going to college a reality. The support they have provided me with throughout this journey is unbelievable. I also want to thank a few of the friends I have made in college. They have become my family away from home and have pushed me

Miguel D. Espinoza

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering

Mil Gracias

Muchas gracias a mi mama y papa, hermanos, familia y amigos. Por apoyarme en todos mis suenos. Los quiero mucho

Gabriel A. Estrada

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Mil Gracias

Le doy gracias a mis dos padres queridos. Esto orgullo se los dedico a ustedes. Sin el apoyo de los dos nunca podre haber hecho esto. Y gracias a mis does hermanas por haber estado alli conmigo tambien. Los quiero a los cuatro igual. Muchisimas gracias a todos. Los quiero

Brenda Alvarado Fernandez

Master of Education

Higher Education Administration

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mi esposo Ronnie y mi hija Sibylla por su paciencia y amor. My husband and daughter has been my motivation for the last two years and have given up many weekends and mornings with me because of work and school. I would like to thank my friend, Chata and best boss ever, Maggie for being an inspiration in my educational journey, her encouragement and for believing that I can do more than I think I can. My Chatas, Amy and Laura, for being role models in life and for accepting me as I am. A mis padres, Lupe y Hugo, gracias por una linda y humilde ninez por la cual estoy tan orgullosa. Gracias por darme la oportunidad de realizar mis suenos.

Alexandra Flores

Bachelor of Arts

Social Work

Mil Gracias

Thank you to all my loved ones for their unconditional love, support, and words of encouragement during my process to better my future.

Sergio Flores

Bachelor of Science

Mathematics

Luis Miguel Franco

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering

Lindsay Galarza

Bachelor of Science

Civil Engineering

Mil Gracias

Thank you Mom and Dad for being my greatest supporters! I could not have done it without you

Erika Galindo

Bachelor of Arts

Advertising

Thomas Garcia

Bachelor of Business Administration

Accounting

Mil Gracias

Thank you, Mom and Dad.

Lauren V. Garcia

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Kristine Garcia

Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my family and those close to me for always standing by my side and believing in me.

Emilio Garcia III

Bachelor of Science

Multidisciplinary Studies

Maria G. Garcia

Bachelor of Science

Microbiology

Mil Gracias

Este triunfo se lo quiero agradecer a mis papas mi

Cristal Garcia Lamas

Bachelor of Science

Microbiology

Mil Gracias

Mil Gracias a mis padres, sin ellos nada de esto seria posible. Estoy emocionada por el futuro y por un dia poder tener la oportunidad de regresarles todo. Los quiero mucho.

Tomas Gatica

Master of Science

Data Science

Mil Gracias

For my family and friends. Future, present, and past.

Monica Gomez

Master of Education

Counselor Education Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mil Gracias

Thank you so much to my family, friends, and colleagues who have supported me throughout this journey!

Erika Gomez

Bachelor of Arts

University Studies

Mil Gracias

First and foremost I want to thank God for the strength to get through this. My children who have sacrificed time for me to attend college. My husband who has been my biggest supporter and my family who have helped me through this journey. And lastly, the University Studies department at Texas Tech because ever since I changed my major they have done everything they could to get me

Elizabeth Gomez

Bachelor of Science

Chemical Engineering

Mil Gracias

I can never thank my family and friends enoughfor constantly empowering me to be the strongest version of myself. I hope to leave behind a legacy that exemplifies the confidence they have helped me achieve. Thank you again, love you guys!

Jasmine Gomez

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Mil Gracias

Quiero darle las gracias a Dios, mis padres, y a todos que me apoyaron para hacer este sueno hecho realidad.

Alyssa N. Gonzales

Bachelor of Science

Microbiology

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my parents for supporting me through my college career. They have always been my number one fans, and I could not be where I am without them.

Rafael Gonzalez

Bachelor of Science

Restaurant, Hotel, & Institutional Management

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mis papas, hermanas, y amigos. Por siempre apoyarme y creer en mi!

Crystal Guevara

Bachelor of Science

Architecture

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my wonderful parents for all their incredible support. They have always been there cheering me on and have never let me give up on my goals. They had faith in me and their constant encouragement has been very important and meaningful to me throughout my path to my dreams. It hs given me motivation to continue working hard on this difficult journey that I know will definitely be worth it.

Jose Angel Gutierrez

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Law

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mis padres, Jose y Dora Gutierrez, y a mi prometida, Samantha Wilken, por todo el apoyo y amor durante los ultimos tres anos.

Giselle Guzman

Bachelor of Arts

Communication Studies

Mil Gracias

Thank you to the Hispanic/Latix community for being there for every one of us! Thank you to my mom and dad for supporting my journey!

Tatianna Henry

Bachelor of Arts

Creative Media Industries

Perla Hernandez

Bachelor of Science

Biochemistry

Mil Gracias

Gracias a dios por cuidar de mi en esta aventura, a mi mami por siempre

Alexandria M. Hernandez

Bachelor of Arts

Media Strategies

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my family and friends for helping and guiding me through this journey. It's been a long time coming and I've finally made it! I wouldn't be here without you!

Andrade

Bachelor of Business Administration

Information Technology and Management

Mil Gracias

Obrigado a todos que contribuiram para que chegasse ate aqui. Estou extremamente honrado por ter graduado na Texas Tech.

Stefanie Juarez

Bachelor of Arts

Accounting & Mathematics

Alfonsina Lago

Master of Arts

English

Mil Gracias

Gracias Mami y Papi por apoyarme siempre! Los quiero tanto!

Johnathan Lemus

Bachelor of Science

Human Sciences (General)

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mi madre y padre que lucharon para darle un futuro mejor a sus hijos, por ustedes estoy aqui! Los Amo!

Andrea J. Lopez

Bachelor of Science

Biochemistry

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mi familia por todo su amor y apoyo!

Alexis N. Lopez

Bachelor of Science

Animal Science

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my mom and dad for doing everything in their power to ensure I succeeded. Thank you to my fiance for being my biggest supporter in everything I've done and will do. Thank you to all my friends and family for the encouragement and support throughout this journey.

Lexis Loza

Bachelor of Arts

General Studies

Kristal Marrufo

Bachelor of Science

Multidisciplinary Studies

Mil Gracias

Me siento tan honrada y bendecida de haber tenido el mejor sistema de apoyo que podria haber pedido. Sin ustedes, me familia, no estaria aqui. Los amo tanto a todos. Y a mis padres nunca olvidare los valores importantes que me han inculcado y me han convertido a la mujer que he llegado a ser. Y para mis

David Melendez

Bachelor of Science

Natural Resource Management-Wildlife Biology

Mil Gracias

Para esto se lo dedico a mi madre y mis hermanos. Los amo mucho, voy a seguir adelante con ustedes a mi lado amor para todos.

Madison M. Muniz

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Mil Gracias

Thank you to everyone who helped me strive and push to achieve this amazing accomplishment. There were times where I thought I couldn't keep going and to give up, but you all told me to never to give up. And I didn't. Thank you all for the constant support, love, and strength that you all have given me.

Ana Murillo-Madera

Master of Business Administration

Business Administration

Mil Gracias

A mi madre

XavierNáñez

Master of Science

Personal Finance Planning

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my loving wife, parents, and family for supporting me throughout this journey! Wreck 'Em!

Lilibeth Nunez

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Mil Gracias

No se cual sera mi destino ni a donde me llevara, pero siempre voy a recordar a mis padres, mis hermanos y a donde quiera que vaya llevare sus corazones juntos al mio.

Brittany Olvera

Bachelor of Science

Multidisciplinary Studies

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mi mamá, mis hermanos y mi novio por siempre apoyar mis sueños.

Alexis Ortiz

Master of Education

Higher Education Administration

Raphael Ortuno

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineer

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias!!! To everyone who supported me throughout my journey here at Texas Tech, the administration, faculty, student body, family, and friends. Mil gracias to my sisters who never gave up on me and my dreams. Finally... Mil gracias to my parents, who I definitely, could not have achieved this goal without their love and support... this is very much their accomplishment as it is mine.

Micah Palomo

Bachelor of Arts

Public Relations

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank Courtney J. Rodriguez for being such an inspiration! Courtney has been an amazing mentor throughout my time at Texas Tech, more specifically the College of Media & Communication. We've laughed more times than I can count, and have shared many special moments together. She consistently reminds me that for Mexican Americans like us, our job as educated Latinos is tough. We often times work twice as hard for half the reward, but that work never goes unnoticed. I have learned so much from Courtney and am forever grateful to have met and maintained a great relationship with her. As a fearless Latina in the workplace, I admire Courtney's leadership, her resilience and determination to succeed and represent our culture to the best of her abilities. Back in October, I had the opportunity to be, and still am her student assistant. Since then, I have been able to see Courtney in action. She is a true leader, who works tirelessly to get the job done. I don't know where I'd be without Courtney's support. She has pushed me to go above and beyond in my academic career. I cannot thank her enough for all that she's done for me!

Emily Peek

Bachelor of Arts

Music

Mil Gracias

Thank you mom for all the struggles you've endured to put me where I am today.

Paz Perez

Bachelor of Business Administration

Business Management

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my family and everyone that believed in me when embarking on this adventure.

Karla Pizarro

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Law

Mil Gracias

"Gracias Mom and Dad por siempre apoyarme y enseñarme a luchar por mis sueños. ¡Lo hicimos!“I am an ordinary person who has been blessed with extraordinary opportunities and experiences. Today is one of those experiences.” S. Sotomayor“

Melissa Plasencio

Bachelor of Arts

Anthropology

Mil Gracias

Since I was little my dream school was to attend Texas Tech University. I am a first-generation college student and being able to graduate from this school is such a huge honor. I have made memories I will always cherish and encountered adventures I will never forget. As I leave Texas Tech I would like to say a thousand thank you's to all the professors, advisors, mentors, friends, and family for helping me, guiding me, and believing in me. Thank you Texas Tech. I am proud to be a Red Raider!

Brittany Priour

Master of Education

Curriculum and Instruction

Mil Gracias

A thousand thank you's to my parents and my husband who have supported and encouraged me every step of the way!

Melissa Ramos

Bachelor of General Studies

General Studies

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my family for pushing me to pursue education and helping to achieve my dreams. The impact you have made is greater than any concept imaginable and will last a lifetime. Thank you for your sacrifices and even though we weren't a perfect family by any means, that's just makes us stronger together.

David C. Rau

Bachelor of Music

Music

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank Dr. Fischer and Dr. Boyle for helping along my journey in composition and helping to finish my recital and degree.

Marissa A. Reyes

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Mil Gracias

Thank You Mom and Dad for everything! Gracias por todo Cootie y Chuy no podía hacer esto sin ustedes! I love y'all!

Jeanette Rimbey

Master of Science

Microbiology

Mil Gracias

Thank you to Dr. Catherine Wakeman and Dr. Michael San Francisco for all their support, time, and encouragement of me while completing my Master's studies at Texas Tech University. You two are amazing people!

Karen Rios

Bachelor of Arts

Digital Media and Professional Communications

Guadalupe Robledo

Bachelor of Science

Computer Engineering

Mil Gracias

Thank you to the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and to my advisor for helping me achieve my dreams. Gracias a mis Padres por todo su amor y apoyo en realizar mi sueños. Gracias a mi familia y amigos por todo su apoyo.

Rosa A. Rodriguez

Master of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my family for all the encouragement and support they have provided me. I especially want to thank my wife for supporting me through this master's as I start to a Ph.D. next semester.

Brianna Rodriquez

Master of Arts

Sociology

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my parents, family, and friends. I am very proud of my accomplishments and hope you are too. I love you all so much!

Jennifer Rojas

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology

Mil Gracias

Para mi familia; Todo lo que he logrado fue con su apoyo. Gracias por siempre creer en mi.

Jaime Rosales

Master of Social Work

Social Work

Mil Gracias

Quiero agradecer a todos los que me han apoyado durante mi educación. Nunca podría haber terminado la escuela de posgrado sin el apoyo de mi familia.

Rachel Rose

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my parents, friends and family for getting me through the most important 4 years of my life! Wreck Em forever.

Nelly J. Rubio-Rayas

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Mil Gracias

"Thank you to everyone that has impacted my life over the past five years. I am thankful to my family as I worked to finish undergrad. Being first-gen, I know how important this event is and I am so happy it is finally here. Gracias!"

Brianna Sanchez

Master of Education

Higher Education Aministration

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my husband and my little ladies for their continued support throughout this journey.

Hannah M.Sanchez

Bachelor of Arts

Global Studies

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my family, especially my Mom. I'm grateful for your constant encouragement, love and prayers. A special thanks to my Nana for your love and support, always.

Luiza Marques Fonseca dos Santos

Bachelor of Science

Economics and Mathematics

Mil Gracias

Thank you for my family who made this all possible. Thank you for the friends who were by my side. Thank you for all professors at Tech who were quick to provide guidance and encouragement. Thank you for Tech's staff who were always welcoming.

Nicole Solano

Bachelor of Arts

Communication Studies

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my loving parents who have dedicated their lives to ensuring that I follow my dreams. The best is yet to come!

Alondra Santoyo

Bachelor of Science

Retail Management

Mil Gracias

"Muchisimas gracias a todos que me apoyaron. Especialmente a mis padres que me dieron todo. ¡Lo hicimos!"

Angel Segura

Bachelor of Science

Human Sciences

Mil Gracias

Por todo ama y apa!

Daniela Serrano

Master of Science

Biotechnology

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias, to my partner and parents who always showed the upmost support and encouragement!

Vanessa Torres

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

Thank you Mom and Dad for supporting me through my journey.

Zachary Trevino

Master of Science

Couple, Marriage & Family Therapy

Henry Welch

Bachelor of Science

Human Sciences

Mil Gracias

I want to thank my mom Imelda for all the support and encouragement.

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