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LSU Alexandria to hold Commencement Exercises

Released: 05/15/2012

LSU Alexandria will hold commencement exercises on Thursday, May 17 at 10 a.m. at the Riverfront Center in Alexandria. Garret “Hank” Danos, chairman of the Louisiana State University System Board of Supervisors, will be the commencement speaker.

A native of south Louisiana, Danos graduated from LSU in 1971 with a degree in business administration. While a student at LSU, he served in Student Government and was active in his fraternal organization. He joined Danos and Curole as vice president in 1971 and became president and chief operating officer in 1990.

Danos’ career has centered on providing services to the offshore Louisiana oil and gas industry. For over 60 years, his company has served as a strategic partner to oil and gas operators across the globe. Originally founded by Allen Danos and Syriaque Curole in 1947, Danos and Curole has grown from a small crew boat company serving oil and gas transportation needs to a trusted strategic partner of some of today’s biggest names in energy. With more than 1,000 employees and consultants worldwide, the company continues to help oil and gas operators perform efficiently and manage change.

Danos' career has been marked by selfless dedication to his industry, to the State of Louisiana and to his immediate community.