Angelo State University’s chapter of Tau Sigma, the national honor society for transfer students, inducted 63 new members during a special initiation ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Houston Harte University Center.


Founded in 2013, ASU’s Epsilon Delta chapter of Tau Sigma recognizes and promotes the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students. ASU’s spring 2016 inductees by hometown are:

San Angelo: Katherine Amonett, Dylan Buzzard, Jessie Cline, Emily Franchuk, April Harrington, Brett Lane, Anna Ledesma, Luis Martinez, Dewayne Meats, Nicole Melius, Cynthia Mireles, Ashley Mohesky, Joshua Morgan, Tania Palacios Marquez, Kristel Parker, Megan Regan, Savannah Richardson, Andi Rios, Angela Rollins, Caitlin Seward, Laura Stallings, Andrea Thomas, Corina Torres and Tobias Torres.

Arlington: Matthew Waller
Big Spring: Brady Weber
Brady: Sierra Murray
Brownwood: Alana Edgin
Dallas: Kenya Sanchez and Phillip Southammavong
Del Rio: Isela Esquivel and Carlos Pimentel
Eagle Pass: Oscar Mendoza
Eastland: Cassidy Montgomery
Eldorado: Sarah Jacobsen
El Paso: Megan Higgason
Garden City: Hannah Halfmann
Hutto: Shane King
Jarrell: Morgan Hill
Kempner: Michelle Johnson
Lubbock: Lexis Gomez and Colleen O'Neal
Mason: Amber Herrera
McCamey: Coy Hall
Midland: Austin Hafner
Miles: Ashley  Dodson
Pflugerville: Chelsea Marra
Plano: Darby Grizzard
Richmond: Brian Fullarton
Rising Star: Miguel Luna Rodriguez
San Antonio: Allayna Lawrence
Sidney: Heather Gentles
Snyder: Jennifer Casey, Allison Claxton and Teah Dollins
Sonora: Michelle Solt
Sweetwater: Jodie May
Vernon: Chelsey Fox
Water Valley: Tracy Simmons
Weatherford: Melissa Hawkins
Edinburgh, UK: Katy Ralph
Riga, Latvia: Gustavs Puhovs
Tianjin, China: Chen Zhang


Tau Sigma was launched in 1999 to serve universities with the desire to improve service to and recruiting and retention of transfer students. There are now more than 175 chapters. More details are available at


For more information, contact Dallas Swafford in the Office of Student Affairs at 325-942-2047 or