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The Sul Ross Conservation Biology Club held its
8th Annual Earth Day festivities April 19 at the Murphy Street Farmer’s Market and adjoining historical
Hotel Ritchie. This year’s Earth Day became a party
complete with live music, homemade food, a petting zoo, and activities celebrating environmental
awareness and healthy lifestyle choices. There was
face painting and recycling games for the young at
Conservation Biology Club members sold seedlings and other SRSU organizations, including the
Geology and Art clubs participated as well. The
annual event was well received by the public.
Spri ng Carni val
Susanna Mendez, Vashti Armendariz, Justin Lynn, Matthew
Avalos and Lorysela Lozano.
Each spring at Sul Ross State, the mall transforms into a
carnival-like atmosphere where student groups and organizations have more than their share of fun playing games,
enjoying great food and drinks, good music, and just plain
good times with their fellow students. The Spring Carnival of
2014 was no exception, as you can see!
Kaitlyn Wood, bottom center, gets
doused with water balloons during
the Spring Carnival. From left, Mikey
Lopez, Derek Stratton, Kaylee Kocian,
Lorenzo Pacheco, Colton Brownson,
Anna Sandoval, Ryan Hoffer and Jacob
Pacheco get in on the action.
Below, photographer Susanna
Mendez caught Ryan Hoffer just as
the water balloon stuck!
Jacob Pacheco and Derek Stratton
SSS members Fernanda Arroyo, Alejandro Martinez, Chancelor
Ginithan, Coriza Pina, Diana Baeza Valenzuela, Rolando
Hernandez, Cisco Ramirez and Issa Guerrero.
Liz Castillo and Aaron
Vincent Parras, Brianna Wilde and Jeremy Grave.
IOR RING CERE
Branded as one, together forever
Prospective graduates are
invited to take part in Sul Ross’
ring ceremony after receiving
their official SRSU senior rings.
During the ceremony, the BarSR-Bar, the official brand of Sul
Ross State University, is burned
into a piece of wood to be
displayed. The official ring is
available to any undergraduate or
graduate student who meets the
qualifications, as well as any Sul
Students participating in
this year’s ceremony included
Francisco Atkinson, Dennis Avila,
Carl Baker, Cristina Bojorquez,
Elizabeth Coddou, Luis Gomez,
Jessica Lopez, Travis Lutz,
Alejandro Martinez, Veronica
Molina, Arleene Pearson, Evan
Pretto, Michael Ragan, Kirstie
Ramirez, Anna Sandoval, Charles
Sansom, Heath Wilkerson and
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Interim President Quint Thurman presents
Dennis Avila with his Sul Ross senior ring.
Senior Alejandro Martinez was one of
20 Sul Ross students who received their
official SRSU class rings.
Cristina Bojorquez is congratulated by
Interim President Thurman.
*Seniors Kendall Hallmark
and Brian LaLima were unable to
attend the ceremony.
Travis Lutz receives his ring from Interim
With guidance from Alumni Association
President Don Sugarek, senior Jessica
Lopez marks her brand in the board.
Each May, Sul Ross State University hosts the Big Bend Area Law Enforcement Memorial Service. The annual event honors area law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in the line of duty.
Community and family members join the Sul Ross community in the moving ceremony that
includes presentation of the colors, a gun salute, the riderless horse, bagpipes, and the reading
of names of Texas law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty the previous year. Each
year those names are added to a commemorative plaque that is displayed at the university.
Derrick Bernard (1) and Jeremy Boatright (12)
Derrick Bernard celebrates the win.
Lessli Ruiz, Kaylee Kocian and Kaitlyn Wood
Tevin Holmes (11)
Colton Bronson (21)
Shane Alexander (15) and Durrell Mitchell (23)
Jackson Yezak (71), Miguel Martinez
(65) and Jeremy Boatright (12)
Shane Alexander (15) and Xavier Jefferson (6)
SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY 2013 LOBO FOOTBALL
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Eastern New Mexico University
San Antonio TX
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
10/12/2013 Mississippi College (Homecoming)
10/19/2013 Texas Lutheran University
10/26/2013 Louisiana College
Howard Payne University
11/16/2013 East Texas Baptist University
Damien Stevens (30)
and Jimmy Foster (8)
Derrick Bernard (1)
and Troy Lawson (70)
Lobo grid season includes Cowboys Stadium appearance
Despite a 1-9 won-lost record, the 2013 Sul
Ross State University football season included
The Lobos’ lone win, a 42-38 comeback victory over Hardin-Simmons University, ended
an 18-year winless drought against the Cowboys. Two of the setbacks were by four and two
points, 34-30 to Mississippi College and 34-32
to East Texas Baptist University.
Sul Ross’ season included a game in storied
AT&T (Dallas Cowboys) Stadium in Arlington,
during the Lone Star Football Festival. The
Lobos jumped out to a 12-0 lead against NCAA
Division II Eastern New Mexico and trailed by
just a touchdown at halftime before losing 5524.
At the close of the 2014 National Football
League draft, defensive back/return specialist
Randall Carroll (Pasadena, TX/UCLA) of Sul
Ross State University’s football team signed a
free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
The Lobo defensive unit finished third in
American Southwest Conference statistics, and
seven players received All-ASC recognition. Ju76
Dillon Wolfe (9) and
Chris Dorsey (27)
nior defensive back Durrell Mitchell (Charleston, SC/Kansas) was named to the first team.
Sophomore Chris Dorsey (Eagle Lake, TX/
Blinn CC), who led the ASC with 10 sacks, and
junior linebacker Earl Hines (Port Arthur, TX/
Blinn CC) earned second team All-ASC honors.
Junior Del Wilson (Rialto, CA/Chaffey CC),
freshman center John Hallett (Harlingen, TX/
Harlingen North HS), sophomore linebacker
Casey Sonier (Houston, TX/King HS) and
sophomore defensive back Shane Alexander
(Brookshire, TX/Blinn CC) earned honorable
Offensively, Derrick Bernard (Texas City/
Texas City HS) and Jeremy Boatright (Mesa,
AZ/Mountain View HS) split duties at quarterback, combining for 1,530 passing yards and 16
touchdowns. Bernard led the Lobos in rushing
with 657 yards and six scores.
Cordrick Mobley (Cameron/Yoe HS) topped
the receiving charts with 49 catches, 476 yards
and nine touchdowns, while Xavier Jefferson
(Austin/McCallum HS) added 19 catches for 348
yards and four scores.
Randall Carroll (20)
Volleyball team gains experience
With just one senior on the roster, the Lady Lobos volleyball team struggled against more experienced opponents during the 2013 season, losing all 29 matches.
Junior libero Shelby Contreras (Uvalde/Uvalde HS) received All-American Southwest Conference honorable mention.
Contreras was the Lobos’ defensive leader this past season, averaging 3.86 digs per set and
keeping many rallies going with sparkling defensive plays.
Sophomore outside hitter Kaitlyn Thomas (Del Rio/Del Rio HS, Kinesiology major) was
named to the American Southwest Conference’s Fall 2013 Distinguished Student-Athlete
Thomas was one of 10 ASC student-athletes named to the team.
Lauren Aldana (El Paso/Riverside HS) led the team with 180 kills, while Alexandra Chace
(Copperas Cove/Copperas Cove HS) was second with 150. Chace had 35 total blocks, 11 solo,
while Raehgan Shaw (Mesquite/Poteet HS) followed with 33, 16 solo.
Kassandra Hernandez (El Paso/Bel Air HS) recorded 318 set assists and Clarissa Hernandez (El
Paso/Andress HS) followed with 217. Aldana recorded 23 service aces, while Clarissa Hernandez notched 19.
SUL ROSS STATE UNIVERSITY 2013 VOLLEYBALL
Score by set
at Arlington Baptist
at Austin College
SW Assemblies of God
at Schreiner University
at Concordia Texas
at Southwest (NM)
at East Texas Baptist
at Concordia Texas
University of the Southwest
East Texas Baptist