SAN MARCOS–Jacob L. Garza graduated with his doctorate of physical therapy on May 14 from Texas State University.
He is the son of John and Donna Garza of Rockdale. His grandparents are Matilde Garza, the late Alfred Garza and Miriam and the late Fred Nolen.
Jacob’s fiance Anne-Marie Cecala also graduated from Texas State on May 14, earning a doctorate of physical therapy.
She is the daughter of Jean and Bill Cecala.
Heine earns TAMU bachelor’s degree
COLLEGE STATION–Zachary Heine was awarded a bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University during graduation ceremonies May 13.
Zach is the great-grandson of Ruby Achtruth of Thorndale. He is also the great-grandson of the late Richard and Zanie Heine of Thorndale, Buster and Daisy Tucker of Thorndale and Grady and Louise Cumbie of Rockdale.
Locals on UMHB spring honor rolls
BELTON–Area residents earned spots on academic honor rolls at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor for the spring 2011 semester.
Randy G. Rodriguez and Melinda Vargas, both of Cameron, were named to the Provosts Honor Roll. To receive this recognition, a student must achieve a 3.85 grade point average (GPA) or better on a 4.0 scale.
Laurrell picked for leadership camp
Lyndy Laurrell, a fifth grader at Rockdale Intermediate School, has been selected to travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a participant in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy June 6-10.
Laurrell, daughter of Randy and Amy Laurrell, was selected for the academy based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, involvement in school and community activities, along with nominations from her teachers Sandee Calame, Ericka Trotty and Sandra Burrough.
The Academy provides opportunities for outstanding 4th through 8th graders to learn about the Spirit of Texas and what it truly means to be from the Lone Star State. The group will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit significant Texas sites.