Lamar Institute of Technology will award more than 220 associate of applied science degrees and certificates at its Fall Commencement at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Montagne Center.

Speaker for the ceremony is Trisha Pollard, regent for The Texas State University System.

Pollard is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and South Texas College of Law. She began her career as Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation, was the natural gas industry’s first female gas buyer and later became manager of the Gas Supply Department.

After she earned her law degree, she worked at Transco as the Gas Supply Department’s attorney. She then worked for PennUnion Energy Services and Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline before retiring in 2003.

She now is the managing partner of Pollard Development, L.P.

She and her husband Randy live in Bellaire, and they have three children, Matt, Jenny and Jonathan.

Candidates for Associate of Applied Science degrees are:

Batson: Lindsey Rae Hashaw, diagnostic medical sonography.

Beaumont: Fabian Joseph Gobert, advanced engine technology; Schwanda Crystal Hill, child care and development; Michel Ray Herod, Philip Gerald Malveaux Jr., Joshua Marceaux, David Samuel White, computer drafting technology; Autumn Marie Plair, Christopher Michael Quesada, computer information systems; Brian Y. Chen, Allen Wayne Stelly, computer networking and troubleshooting technology; Francis Sanders Adams, Lee Brickley Blackman, Laura Lee Floyd, Lasheckita Lenee Lafleur, criminal justice security threat groups; Brittany Ann Bowles, Stacey A. Leslie, Monique Rachelle Myles, diagnostic cardiac sonography; Torey Lyn Bobbitt, Jennifer M. Casteel, Jenna Annette Dowling, Demoor Denise Sellers, diagnostic medical sonography; Alexander Belton, heating, ventilation and air conditioning; Francis Sanders Adams, Laura Lee Floyd, homeland security; Jeffery Clint Westerterp, industrial mechanics; Demarcus Wayne Arvie, Heather Harbor Jannise, Steve Eddie Jones Jr., Brittany A. Lowe, Stephen Maxwell, Travis Norris, Jason Kelly Shackelford, Arnell A. Siggers, instrumentation technology; Carmen Marie Carter, Alicia Danyel Davis, Madonna Ann Johnson, Alex Bruce Dewayne Long, management development; Clyde Nolan Mayo, occupational safety and health; Alejandra Rodriguez, office technology administration; Bobby Banks, Juan Jose Cepeda, Pedro Loza, Donald Mitchell, Jimmie Smith, Debbie Thomas, Sarah Danielle Trahan, process operating technology; Brittany Janay Fontenot, Martha Kay Hancock, Carol L. Smith, real estate; Linda Biagas, restaurant/institutional food management; Mary Montgomery, welding technology.

Bevil Oaks: Michael Todd Wilkinson, process operating technology.

Bridge City: Amanda Kay Cartlidge, criminal justice security threat groups; Katelyn Page Reynolds, diagnostic medical sonography; Amanda Kay Cartlidge, Taylor Andrew Guidry, homeland security; Amanda Kay Cartlidge, homeland security crime scene technician; Charles Darrell Warner Jr., occupational safety and health; Trung J. Tran, process operating technology.

Buna: Dylan Smith, computer drafting technology; Kyle Allen sterling, computer networking and troubleshooting technology; Justin Ford Carrell, instrumentation technology.

Dallas: Zachary Harper Ogg, process operating technology.

Groves: Randy James Callahan Jr., computer drafting technology; Alicia Kay McCauley, diagnostic medical sonography; Dillon Kyle Harrison, process operating technology.

Hamshire: Christopher Wayne Manuel, Philip Rose, process operating technology; Chance Gallier, welding technology.

Houston: Donald R. Mitchell, instrumentation technology; Charles W. Wilson Jr., criminal justice security threat groups, homeland security; Crystal Sabrina Cain, restaurant/institutional food management.

Kountze: Tia Marie Payne, homeland security; Samuel Allen Johnson, instrumentation technology.

Lumberton: Jason Cord Will, computer information systems; Daniel Cole Kemp, criminal justice security threat group; Deena Marie Boland, diagnostic medical sonography; John Patterson Brown, Larson Maurice Hamm, Andrew Witheres, instrumentation technology.

Mexico City, Mexico: Diana Hernandez, computer information systems.

Nederland: Justin Trahan, computer drafting technology; Joseph Jordan, Ari Taylor Paskell, process operating technology.

Newton: Terrance Tyree Freeman, process operating technology.

Orange: Blake Evan Boudreaux, Jacob Edwards, Matthew Collyn Perrine, Edwin Worthy, computer drafting technology; David Bradley Manshack, emergency medical technology; Brandon Tyler Shelton, industrial mechanics; Erica Paige Pentecost, instrumentation technology; Justin Keith Brown, process operating technology; Alicia Christine Foo, restaurant/institutional food management.

Port Arthur: Ileana Jaquez, criminal justice security threat groups; Cristina Bermudez, Angelica Gutierrez, diagnostic medical sonography; Ileana Jaquez, Maura Cecilia Vazquez, homeland security; Ileana Jaquez, Maura Cecilia Vazquez, homeland security crime scene technician; Courtney Quentrelle White, instrumentation technology; Michael Allen Chatman, Ryan Devon Guidry, Duy D. Nguyen, Duy H. Nguyen, Kenneth Ray Rice Jr., process operating technology.

Port Neches: Tyler King, Michael Craig Lilley, computer drafting technology; Callie A. Darwin, diagnostic cardiac sonography; Chad Allen, industrial mechanics; Tasha Lynn Cole, management development; Martin Lawson, process operating technology.

Saratoga: Corey Ryan Chessher, computer drafting technology.

Silsbee: Melissa Markett Sheffield, criminal justice security threat groups, homeland security crime scene technician; James Whitmore, industrial mechanics; Chad Dobbins, Stephen Kilpatrick, instrumentation technology; Stephen Blake Erickson, Quardale Chairod Gilder, LeRoy Simmons, process operating technology.

Sour Lake: Caleb Lee Taylor, computer drafting technology; James Smith, welding technology.

Vidor: Brent Wayne Adkins, computer drafting technology; Lawrence Edward Martin, computer networking and troubleshooting; Mark Allen Adams, Celina Marie Cormier, Kirstie Mechelle Goss, diagnostic cardiac sonography; Amy Rachelle Carter, Jessica Lynn Meyer, diagnostic medical sonography; Greg Hutchinson, industrial mechanics; Joseph Corey Lemaire, Courtney Lindale Patranella, instrumentation technology; Michael Cole Holland, Wesley Noel, Christopher Allen Teinert, process operating technology.

Welsh, La: Veronica Sue Thompson, occupational safety and health.

Winnie: Jonathan Yawn, advanced engine technology; Ryan Lange, instrumentation technology.

Candidates for certificates of completion are:

Anahuac: Shirvonto LaShaann Guidry, law enforcement-police academy.

Beaumont: Quinton Jamal Moton, Harrison S. Swain, John Truong, advanced engine technology; Venessa Ann Cantue, Jennifer La’Vonne Ludd, child care; Nicholas Anthony Anderson, computer networking; Catherine M. Baum, Jacob Hunter Malone, Thomas Brett Roberson, Steven Bennett Schwaab, Justin Paul Hatcher, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Jenifer Marie Bonura, Jeremiah Vinson-Gregory Calaway, Oscar Omar Galvan, Wesley Travis Thibeaux, fire protection technology-fire academy; Donald Carson Burrell, Robert Joseph Gerard III, Tony Ray Harding Jr., law enforcement-police academy; Martha Kay Hancock, Jerry W. Young Jr., real estate; Bryce Michael Foreman, occupational safety and health; Alejandra Rodriguez, office technology-clerical; Lauren Michelle Case, Ana Maria Davis, Jessica Thibeaux, office technology-medical records; Lauren Michelle Case, enhanced skills in office technology; Autumn Marie Plair, Christopher Michael Quesada, software support specialist; John Barclay, Daniel Alejandro Garcia, Anthony Green, Trenton James Whitfield, welding.

Brookeland: Cade Freeman Lemoine, fire protection technology-fire academy.

Brownsville: Cesar Augusto Beattie, law enforcement-police academy.

Buna: Jarrad Kveton, industrial mechanics; Jennifer LeAnn Nash, law enforcement-police academy.

China, Texas: Christopher Ryan Schade, emergency medical technician-paramedic.

Dayton, Ohio: Ronald Calvin Mays, fire protection technology-fire academy.

El Campo: Edmundo Rodolfo Zorrilla, emergency medical technician-paramedic.

Fannett: Adam Lee Chapman, Cody Alan LaBarbera, fire protection technology-fire academy.

Franklinville, N.Y.: Ewin Linarte, law enforcement-police academy.

Groves: Haden Austin Grove, fire protection technology-fire academy.

Kountze: Noah W. Lytle, David Aaron Narvaiz, Thomas Austin Wolcott, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Joshua Aaron Beard, law enforcement-police academy.

Lafayette, La.: Brett Leath Lang, law enforcement-police academy.

Lumberton: John William Edgar, David Ryan Delacerda, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Austen Taylor Jenkins,  Robert Davis Tutton, fire protection technology-fire academy; Tyler Lloyd Cowart, law enforcement-police academy; John Gerard Goebel, occupational safety and health; Jason Cord Will, software support specialist; Chad Luke McFarlin, Brady Kyle Smith, welding.

Mexico City, Mexico: Diana Hernandez, software support specialist.

Nederland: Ryan Mitchell Friesz, fire protection technology-fire academy; Kevin James Lindenschmidt, William Roy Navarre III, law enforcement-police academy; Jordan Lee Covington, real estate.

New Caney: James Clay Alexander, fire protection technology-fire academy.

Orange: David Bradley Manshack, Aaron M. McNeill, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Brandon Malachi Morgan, law enforcement-police academy.

Orangefield: Jonathan D. Fenner, law enforcement-police academy.

Port Arthur: Hieu D. Dang, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Dezra Anthony Dautrive, Nathan Levi David, Nina J. Ross, Jordan Aaron Walker, fire protection technology-fire academy; Kenneth Wayne Aydelotte, Ileana Ibeth Jaquez, law enforcement-police academy.

Port Neches: Alexander Brent Rozell, Spencer Andrew Singleton, fire protection technology-fire academy.

Sabine Pass: Mari Cruz Uher, child care.

San Augustine: Johnathan Donnell Anthony, welding.

Silsbee: Nicholas Allen Stutts, industrial mechanics.

Sour Lake: Ty Ronnell Reimer, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Travis James Carpenter, welding.

Spring: Aaron Michael Story, fire protection technology-fire academy.

Tucker: Darrell Steele, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Vidor: Kyle Thomas LaRose, emergency medical technician-paramedic; Chaz Richard Bruce, instrumentation technology; Samuel Chance Bingham, Michael Brandon Garris, Ethen Thomas Mansfield, Richard Wayland Thompson, law enforcement-police academy.

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