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LSUA Graduation Ceremony Concludes Semester

Released: 12/18/2008

LSU at Alexandria conferred degrees on 163 graduates at its fall commencement Thursday in the Alexandria Riverfront Center. Dr. David Manuel presided over his first graduation as LSUA chancellor and delivered the commencement address.

Former LSUA chancellor H. Rouse Caffey was presented the university’s Distinguished Service Award. He is the 11th recipient of the award and the first since 2003. Caffey was LSUA’s fifth chancellor from 1981-84 and for 13 years was chancellor of the LSU AgCenter. Caffey is recognized as one of the world’s leading researchers on rice production and has visited some 50 countries as an agricultural consultant.

Rita D. Martin of Pineville, a psychology major, earned the Chancellor’s Award for Highest Academic Achievement among those receiving baccalaureate degrees, and Irene Alexandre of Alexandria, a nursing major, received the same award for associate degree students.

Jackie R. Bonnette and Martin graduated magna cum laude, which requires a minimum 3.7 cumulative grade point average. Aspen Brooke Bakies, Jessica Alecia Blood, Vanessa Dauzat, Joshua Steven Goss, Holly Elizabeth McDaniel, Kimberly Ann Thompson and Vanessa Lane Willis were cum laude graduates with a minimum 3.5 average.

The graduates, which include 23 students who completed their course work in the summer, are listed by degree:

Associate in Criminal Justice: Randi Christine Normand, Alexandria; Lauren Elizabeth Turner and Lacey Dawn Weatherford, Boyce; and Trinity Adams, Marksville.

Associate in Nursing: Irene Alexandre, Marcus Blakeley, Yolanda Duncan, Tabitha Dunn, Dennis Flynn, Carla Goodman, Amy Hauser, Kerra Marcotte, Crystal Pennington and Amy Trammel, Alexandria; Clarice Hollingsworth, Ball; Amanda Taylor, Bentley; Mika Martin, Boyce; Sherry Cramer, Church Point; Shelley Hebert, Colfax; Peggy Deville, Cottonport; Danielle Broussard, Deville; Magdalene Reynolds, Forest Hill; Stephanie Disatell and Melanie Talbert, Glenmora; Lyndsie Turnage, Jonesville; Eva Guillory, Lecompte; Heather McCool, Leesville; Christina Robinson, Mansura; and Brian Bernard, Jennifer Dauzat, Emilie Dugas and Victoria Ford, Marksville.

Also, Hollie Tassin, Moreauville; Regina Jones and Melissa Thompson, Opelousas; Julie Aguillard, Jeani Deville, Cristy Garcie, Angela Manning, Leslie Smith, Linda Stroud and Matthew Watson, Pineville; Naomi Clark, Plaucheville; Chad Fontenot, Pollock; Brandon Byrd, Saint Landry; Lyndi Roark, Urania; Nikita Ardoin and Robin Deshotels, Ville Platte; Denee Guillote, Winnfield; and Erin Moore, Woodworth.

Associate of Arts: Hrafnkel A. Marks, Cheneyville; Lynn Marie Normad, Hessmer; LaRhonda R. Duncan, Jonesville; Benjamen A. Parpart, Lena; and Asha Holloway, Simmesport.

Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education: Diane Dodt-Gauthier and Sylvia Marie Munsterman, Alexandria; and Ashley Janiece Underwood, Georgetown.

Associate of Science: Christina Rose Goodrich and Constance Fields Cleveland, Alexandria; Kalya Leakeitha Beauregard, Cottonport; Shellie Callendar, Jena; and Georgi Stoyanov, Lecompte.

Associate of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science: Eric Lee Allen and Sandra Lynn Ross, Alexandria; Jessica Bell Quibodeaux, Bentley; Sylvia Ann Bryant, Boyce; Erica Grove, DeQuincy; Gregory P. Archer, DeRidder; Erica Lynn Grove, DeQuincy; Rhonda Renee Vinson, Leesville; Julie Marie Charrier, Hessmer; Lisa A. Colvin, Oakdale; Laura Bignar Jones, Olla; Jennifer Ann Desselle Dupont, Plaucheville; Cora Lynn Firmin, Morgan Sheri Fontenot Manuel and Meghan Elizabeth Roberie, Ville Platte.

Associate of Science in Computer Information Technology: Claire M. Veade, Moreauville; and Karvelle Cortney Sullivan, Pineville.

Associate of Science in Care and Development of Young Children: Bridgette Hennings Nassif, Alexandria.

Bachelor of Arts in History: Dale Lawrence LeBoeuf and Anne Schwenk, Alexandria; and Alvey Andrew Lowery II, Pineville.

Bachelor of General Studies: Lindsay Carruth Hughes, Anna Webster Kimble, Randall Lee Landry, Laneisha Anyea Monette and Delandria Faye Vincent Smith, Alexandria; Bradley Ryan Harp, Ball; Henry Louis Phillips, Boyce; Latrice Jane Williams, Bunkie; Myles McCarty, Cheneyville; Jill Droddy Paul, Elizabeth; Kimberly VanHoof Ward and Tamara Nakia Williams, Lecompte; Vincent Paul Borrel and Abby Elizabeth Dufour, Marksvillle; Jason Frank McCall and Felicia Renee Moorehead Teasley, Pineville; and Dorothy Delores Doulet, Ville Platte.

Bachelor of Liberal Studies: Aspen Brooke Bakies, Mark Brister, Andrew Brett Calhoun, Robert Theus Crotty, Jason Dowd, Jennifer Earnest-King, James E. Ellington, Amy Elizabeth Perry, Jarvis L. Roberts, LaShonda Renee Sanders, Marilyn Sharlene Stewart and Shundricka Nicole Turner, Alexandria; Anita Vidaurri, Ball; Grant Anthony Ducote, Philip Anthony Fanara and Jennifer A. Montalvo, Bunkie; Crystal Wiley, Jonesville; Jessica L. Knight, Lena; Jackie Rabalais Bonnette, Heather Lynn Bordelon and Daniell Minnette Williams, Marksville; Candy B. Gerace, Melville; Luke Anthony Ducote, Moreauville; Kimberly Ann Thompson, Oakdale; Clayton Alford, Jacqueline Lynn Price Braddock, Samantha Hester Clayton, Michael David Doyle and Kim L. Goyne, Pineville; Donald R. Bolton Jr., Pollock; Danielle Kay Bertrand, Ville Platte; and Jennifer Lauren Johnson, Woodworth.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Mistie Lynne Thibeaux, Alexandria; and Vanessa Ann Dauzat, Marksville.

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice: Shaqita Abdulera Khabeer, JoRhonda M. Sanders and Andrea Michelle Seeling, Alexandria; Christy Gaspard Kelly, Lecompte; and Dale Adam Laborde, Pineville.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education: Cara R. Lowry and Crystal Jean Olson, Alexandria; Holly Elizabeth Yates McDaniel, Ball; Karla L. Turnage, Deville; Bridgette Renee Golmon, Glenmora; Jessica Alecia Blood, Hessmer; Kelley Marie Aymond, Marksville; Kelly Lyn Daigrepont, Moreauville; Vanessa Lane Paul Willis, Oakdale; Bethany Lynn Baudin, Teresa Chelette, Kindrea Michelle Derbonne Fairchild, Joshua Steven Goss and Kimberly Sikes Thiels, Pineville; and Adrienne E. Garrett, Ville Platte.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics: Jessica Louise Vanderlick, Alexandria.

Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Teresa Delcarmen Cano, Madeline Dianne Hackney and Michelle Suzanne LeBlanc, Alexandria; Robyn Lynn Deville, Angola; Erica Anne Shipp, Boyce; Latoya Oatis, Glenmora; and Rita Darlene Martin, Pineville.

Certificate in Pharmacy Technology: Kelly Green, Bunkie; Scarlet Thompson Johnson, Glenmora; and Latasha Monique King, Lena.