Class of 2020 University Scholars
Caleb Allison is a sophomore Business major from Argyle, Texas a small town north of Fort Worth and Dallas. He is an outdoorsman and adventurer, and he loves anything to do with mountains, snow, and conservation. He currently attends Declaration Church. He was a member of MSC ALOT as a freshman and will be on staff as a Group Leader for his sophomore year. He is also a member of the University Disciplinary Appeals Panel. He went abroad to Italy the summer before his freshman year.
- Caleb Allison '20
- Major: Business
- Hometown: Argyle, Texas
Eikagra Alex Sharma is a Computer Science major and Mathematics minor from Bareilly, India. Eikagra Alex Sharma is currently working at the Energy Systems Laboratory, TEES to improve the software platform for engineering efficiency in buildings. He wants to work in the field of Sustainable Energy Production. He is actively in volunteering and community service. He is a member of the Christian Engineering Leaders organization. He is motivated to learn new cultures and skills. He is also passionate about mathematics and is currently invovlved in the MYMathApps project where he contributes Calculus problems for an e-book. He is also conducting research under Dr. Philip Yasskin and working on improving a parser that converts math input to Sage code.
- Eikagra "Alex" Sharma '20
- Major: Computer Science
- Hometown: Bareilly, India
Hannah Lehman is an Aerospace Engineering major and Mathematics minor from Austin, Texas. She is interested in one day combining air and spacecrafts with more advance Artificial Intelligence. She loves sculpture and martial arts. She is a certified Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is involved in Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Virtual Reality Club, and the Honors community. She was proud to have excelled academically, collaborated on a variety of engineering projects , and been a part of diversity clubs like VSA.
- Hannah Lehman '20
- Major: Aerospace Engineering
- Hometown: Austin, Texas
- Immanuel Ponminissery '20
- Major: Mechanical Engineering
- Hometown: Thrissur, India
Immanuel Ponminissery is a Mechanical Engineering major and Economics minor from Thrissur, India. Technology and its benefits never fail to excite him, especially developments in his major. He also enjoys reading the news, monitoring stock prices, and occasionally getting deeply philosophical. Another passion of his immersing himself in different cultures. He was briefly involved with Model United Nations at Texas A&M and currently serve as Treasurer of the Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society.
- Jon Williamson '20
- Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
- Hometown: Centennial, Colorado
Jon Williamson is a Mechanical Engineering major from Centennial, Colorado, he also plans on adding a Computer Science major and mathematics minor. Throughout his childhood, he was fascinated with math, science, and space exploration. Jon is a Presidential Endowed Scholar, a Craig and Galen Brown Foundation Scholar, and a University Scholar. Outside of academics, Jon is extremely involved in MSC Aggie Leaders of Tomorrow. He loved his year as a general member of the freshmen leadership organization, and will continue as a staff member. He is the TEDxTAMU Executive, and is working with his staff to put on a great conference in 2018. Jon is an avid sports follower and one of the largest Denver Broncos fans there is. In his free time, Jon enjoys reading, working out, and playing basketball.
- Katherine Miller '20
- Major: Biology
- Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Katherine Miller is a Biology major and Latin minor from Denver, Colorado. She is a recipient of the President’s Endowed Scholarship and National Merit Semi-Finalist, but in her free time, she enjoys reading fiction, studying languages, and communing with the great outdoors. When she is not studying, she is involved in Venture Crew, a co-ed organization of the Boy Scouts of America.
- Larry Liu '20
- Major: Economics
- Hometown: Alpharetta, Georgia
Larry Liu is an Economics major from Alpharetta, Georgia. He has always been interested in history and human expression through the arts. He enjoys literature and films, but the story and the human struggle are very important for him. He is an avid runner, and one could see Larry running with the Corps early in the morning. Larry has made Dean’s List and has a Sul Ross Corps Scholarship. Larry presented his first paper at a Sociology conference for a perfect score. He is also the Scholastics Sergeant for his outfit in the Corps.
- Sarah Swift '20
- Major: Biomedical Engineering
- Hometown: Magnolia, Texas
Sarah Swift is a Biomedical Engineering major and Philosophy minor from Magnolia, Texas, where she graduated from Magnolia High School as Valedictorian. She is a National Merit Scholar and Brown Foundation Scholar. Her academic interests lie in medical technology innovation, medical care in underdeveloped countries, and the ethical implications of engineering research. Her personal interests include dance, writing, travel, and spending time outdoors. In the summer of 2016, she attended the MSC Champe Fitzhugh International Honors Leadership Seminar in Italy. She is a volunteer for the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership seminar and is passionate about empowering the youth. During her freshman year at Texas A&M, she served as a staff member for The Big Event, a member of the TEDxTAMU committee of MSC Aggie Leaders of Tomorrow, and a delegate for the Gilbert Leadership Conference. She is also an active member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
- Seth Reine '20
- Major: Biomedical Engineering
- Hometown: Arlington, Texas
Seth Reine is interested in the applications of shape memory polymer biomaterials, increasing medical across different cultures, and service as a disciple of God. Besides the University Honors program, Seth is involved with Engineering Honors, Class Councils, Residence Life, and research in the Biomedical Device Laboratory under Dr. Duncan Maitland. Seth is also a Plum Family Endowed Scholar and a President’s Endowed Scholar. Seth also enjoys amateur weightlifting and learning to cook. While away from A&M, Seth works at Camp Thurman as a Christian youth outreach counselor.
- Sydney Tejml '20
- Major: Biomedical Sciences and Animal Sciences
- Hometown: Hutto, Texas
Sydney Tejml is a Biomedical Sciences and Animal Sciences major with a minor in Psychology from Hutto, Texas. Academically, she is interested in veterinary medicine and disease pathology and epidemiology. Her personal interests include travel, camping, and hunting. She loves backpacking, canoeing, snorkeling, and scuba diving! She is involved in ASPIRE, the Terry Foundation, and Pre-Vet Society on campus. My achievements at Texas A&M are becoming a member of Phi Eta Sigma and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and making the Dean’s List for both semesters of my freshman year.
- Tessa Williams '20
- Major: Business
- Hometown: Friendswood, Texas
Tessa Williams is a Business major and psychology minor from Friendswood, TX. She is interested in psychology, especially neuroscience and abnormal and forensic psychology, as well as literature and political science. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, hiking, and exploring new places, whether foreign or local. This past year, she was a member of the Memorial Student Center Freshman Leadership International organization, in which she was able to develop leadership and communication skills while putting on educational programs and developing relationships with an amazing group of peers. She look forward to being a part of the University Scholars program and continuing to improve as a student, professional, and person.