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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.

Congratulations, on your upcoming graduation. For the past twenty-two years, the Raiders Rojos Alumni Network, has hosted the Hispanic Graduation Convocation to celebrate this accomplishment. May 2021 graduates must register at www.TTURaidersRojos.org for the Thursday, May 13, 2021 event. There is limited capacity due to COVID restrictions so register as soon as possible and no later than May 5th.

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 various. 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

Elizabeth Hermosillo

Bachelor of Science

Education

Mil Gracias

 

Felicity Alarcon

Bachelor of Science

Multidisciplinary Studies

Mil Gracias

 

Jazzmin Casillas

Bachelor of Science

Mechanical Engineering

Mil Gracias

A special thank you to all my friends and family for the love and support throughout the years. I love you mom and dad!

Aubrey Lerma

Bachelor of Science

University Studies

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my family, friends, and professors for supporting me and helping me along this journey!

Jm Martinez

Doctorate of Education

Educational Leadership

Mil Gracias

Love and gratitude to my wife, Gina, and to my children, Houston, Isaiah, Blaise, & Rocco.

Susan Garza

Bachelor of Arts

History

Mil Gracias

 

Kira Randolph

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Mil Gracias

I want to thank my mom. Thank you for always being there for me. Thank you for pushing me to be the best me I can be.

Melina R Barboza

Bachelor of Arts

History and Political Science

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank all of my friends and family for their constant support throughout my academic career.

Giselle C Loredo

Bachelor of Science

Biology

Mil Gracias

A special thank you to my family and friends for all of their love and support. Chi Sigma Chi.

Taryn J Ponce

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my parents and my husband for supporting and encouraging me throughout my education.

Lizeth Salvador

Bachelors of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Human Development and Family Studies, Creative Media Industries

Mil Gracias

A thousand thank you's to my parents who sacrificed everything during a civil war to escape and raise themselves in a foreign land where they didn't even speak the language. A thousand thank you's to them for raising me as they were raising themselves. They never set a limit to what my life and experiences even when we financially could not afford it. They never let me know and told me to always ask anyway. A thousand thank you's to my older sister for without you I don't think I would have survived the hardest and lowest points of my life. Thank you for always pushing me to do the difficult things when I wanted to give up. A thousand thanks you's to my family for being there every time I had to go home broken to collect myself back up again. Then being such driving forces in their confidence in me to send me right back out to the world to tackle it that much stronger. A thousand thank you's to my dysfunctional broken loving family.

Andrea E Gutierrez-Irizarry

Bachelor of Arts

Political Science

Mil Gracias

Mil gracias a mi familia, amigos, y profesores que me han apoyado en todos mis esfuerzos académicos. Gracias a Texas Tech por ayudar realizar mis sueños. Los quiero mucho a todos. "Por que lo llevo en la sangre, Por herencia de mis padres"

Tabitha Campos

Bachelor of Science

Microbiology

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my Grandma, Mom and Brother for supporting me through my college journey.

Ashley Arviso

Bachelor of Arts

English

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my mother, father, and stepfather for supporting me every step of the way (both financially and emotionally). I also want to thank Delta Alpha Sigma Multicultural Sorority Inc. at TTU for always pushing me to be the best version of myself and for being making sure I am always giving my 100% at everything I do. To be the first generation to graduate college it is an honor to have the support that I have had throughout my entire journey at Tech. Thank you Texas Tech for seeing something in me and accepting me into your university, it has been a wonderful experience.

Julia Garcia

Bachelor of Science

Sport management

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my parents for always pushing me to be successful. I would not be the person I am today without their constant support.

Amani Shammaa

Bachelor of Science

Architecture

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for supporting me throughout my education as well as my siblings for always being good competition to keep up with. Los Amo!!

Daniel Montes

Bachelor of Arts

Global Studies

Mil Gracias

Mil Gracias a mi familia por siempre apoyarme en todos mis caminos, sin ustedes no estuviera en donde estoy hoy. Gracias también a esos amigos especiales que siempre han estado a mi lado, gracias por tu apoyo y motivation. Con mucho cariño, Danny.

Samantha D Gomez

Bachelor of Science

Personal Financial Planning

Mil Gracias

To my family: Your ceiling was my floor. Thank you.

Avelina Padilla

Masters of Arts

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mil Gracias

To my family: Mil Gracias.............to Mrs. Doris Kochanek, my mentor, for your guidance in pursuing and continuing with my education. You brought the best in who I am today!

Mauricio Mata

Bachelor of Science

Kinesiology

Frankie Salinas

Bachelor of Arts

Psychological sciences

Mil Gracias

¡Gracias por todos los que mantuvieron la fe en mí! un agradecimiento especial a mi familia y mi mayor bendición. Mi hijo.

Amber Loya

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology

Mil Gracias

First, I would like to give a thousand thank you's to my parents. Without their unconditional love and support I would have never have accomplished any of this. Por ellos lo hice! Second, I would like to give thanks to my friends who helped me through this journey when my blood family couldn't, they became my family and I am forever grateful.

Art Rodriguez

Bachelor of Arts

University Studies

Mil Gracias

A mi familia y amigos que me apoyaron en el camino!

Lillian Matthews

Bachelor of Arts

General Studies

Diana De

Bachelor of Arts

Sociology- Concentration in Criminology

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my parents for their unwavering support and love. I couldn't have done it without you!!!

Luis Hernandez

Bachelor of Arts

Finance

Aurora Nopal

Bachelor of Business Administration

Marketing

Mil Gracias

To my mom and dad, I am very grateful for both of you making this graduation possible. Both of you are the reason that I have been able to make it where I am today. I promise to keep making you two proud of me.

Dennise Reyes

Bachelor of General Studies

General Studies with a concentration in English, History, and Human Resource Development

Mil Gracias

Gracias a mi familia por su apoyo y siempre estar a mi lado. A mis padres que han trabajado tan fuerte para que seguir adelante. Gracias por creer en mi cuando necesitaba que alguien me levantara. Dani, you are still my reason for everything. Los quiero muchísimo hoy y siempre.

Brianna Bachmann

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

I want to thank my wonderful grandparents and mother for all their love & support. This achievement wouldn't have been possible without the people I love the most.

Bridget Delfin

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

I want to thank my family and friends for supporting me throughout my journey. Thank You!

Priscilla Macias

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

Gracias mamá y papá por apoyarme y motivarme para lograr mis sueños. Gracias Cesar por inspirarme a alcanzar mis metas y trabajar duro. Gracias Paulina por todas las risas que me diste cuando más las necesitaba. Les dedico este logro a ustedes los quiero mucho.

Mariana Madrid

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

Thank you to my God, who gave me the strength, endurance and passion for my chosen field. Thank you to my sweet husband who pushed me when I was scared, held me when I failed, and believed in me when I couldn't. To my sweet son, you did so much to help me achieve my dream. I love you. To my cohort thank you. “Perhaps this is the reason for which you were created.” Esther 4:14

Claudia Feliz

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

To my daddy who has worked hard to put me through school and my momma who has supported me emotionally every step. To my brother and sisters who serve as motivation and inspiration. I love you all to the moon and back. Thank you for everything always!

Basia Grier

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

Quiero dar gracias a Dios por ayudarme a encontrar las fuerzas para completar estos últimos 16 meses. Quiero agradecer a mi familia por su apoyo constante. Lia y Ra, nunca me dejaron renunciar y siempre me ayudaron a encontrar la manera de seguir adelante. Cindy y Felix, gracias por animarme a comenzar este programa y por creer que podría terminarlo. Sebastian, nunca podré agradecerte lo suficiente. Siempre puedo confiar en ti y nunca me dejas caer. No podría haber hecho esto sin ti. A todos mis amigos, gracias por soportarme y motivarme cuando lo necesitaba. ¡Los quiero tantísimo a todos!

Bianca Rueda

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

I would like to thank my family for the support they have given me. I would not be where I am without them.

Roman San Roman

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

Thank you Mom , Thank you to my family and a special Thank You to my Tia Oly for helping push through. Thank you Dani and Sofia for being my study buddies.

Jessica Reyes

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

Es un orgullo representar a mi gente hispana.

Lizette Salazar

Bachelor of Science

Nursing

Mil Gracias

First, I would like to thank God for blessing me on this entire journey. To my friends I want to say it was an honor and privilege to have been by your side thorough this process, I am forever grateful for all your support. To my mom and dad thank you for teaching me how to be strong, your love and support have allowed me to climb mountains I thought I could never reach. To my son and partner thank you for believing in me and never allowing me to give up, you are biggest my motivation, Muchas Gracias!

 

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