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LSUA Awards 80 Degrees at Commencement

Released: 05/17/2001

<p> Chancellor Robert Cavanaugh presented diplomas to 80 graduates during Louisiana State University at Alexandria&acute;s (LSUA) Spring Commencement exercises held on May 17. During the ceremony, 68 students earned associate degrees from LSUA and 12 students earned bachelor&acute;s degrees from LSU through the Senior College programs at LSUA. </p><p> Donna Clark Johnson of Glenmora received the Chancellor&acute;s Award as the LSUA graduate with the highest overall grade point average. She received her associate of science through the Division of Business Administration. </p><p> The President&acute;s Award for the highest overall grade point average for an LSU Senior College student went to Pamela Soderberg Calvit of Alexandria. Her bachelor of science degree in general business administration was awarded with magna cum laude honors for attaining a grade point average of at least 3.8. </p><p>

J. Renea Austin-Duffin, secretary of the Department of Social Services for the state of Louisiana, presented the commencement address. Dr. Laura Leach, a member of the LSU System Board of Supervisors, conferred the degrees. </p><p> Other special guests included Dr. William L. Jenkins, president Louisiana State University (LSU) System, Dr. Robert H. Rasmussen, executive assistant to the president of the LSU System, and Mr. Charles S. Weems, III, member of the LSU System Board of Supervisors. </p><p> Students who received degrees are listed alphabetically by parish. </p><p> Allen Parish Oakdale-Marcy H. McInnis, associate of arts </p><p> Avoyelles Parish Bunkie-Lillian Thibodeaux Buller, bachelor of science in general business administration Cottonport-Diane Levy Belsom, associate in nursing Mansura-Angelina Maria DeCuir, associate in criminal justice; Susan Anne Ducote, associate in paralegal studies; Cassie Lane Escudé, associate in nursing Marksville-Amanda Lee Chatelain, associate of science in business administration; Bonnie G. Ponthier, associate of arts; Tiffany Skye Ritchie, associate of arts Plaucheville-Amy Patrice Cunningham, associate in nursing Simmesport-Ryan A. Firmin, associate of science in business administration </p><p> Catahoula Parish Aimwell-Tauny Anjanette Elliott, associate of science in business administration Jonesville-Georgie Jolene McClure Cross, associate of science; Brandy McClure, associate of arts; Barbara Lynn Stevenson, associate of arts </p><p> Evangeline Parish Mamou-Brandy Ardoin Aucoin, associate in nursing; Darci Guillory, associate in nursing St. Landry-Jodie Russo Nugent, associate in nursing Turkey Creek-Susan Alice Godwin, bachelor of general studies Ville Platte-Michael Brandon Campbell, associate in nursing; Holly A. Fontenot, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Robin Ann Hernandez, associate in nursing; Daniel Burton Lamke, associate in nursing </p><p> Grant Parish Bentley-Wanda Owens Cryer, associate in nursing Colfax-Keith Joseph Dufour, associate in nursing; Julie Shawnette Knight, associate in nursing; Dianna Gail Wilson, bachelor of general studies Dry Prong-Sherri Hatfield Henry, associate in nursing Pollock-Shanda LeAnne Danzy Hammons, associate of science in business administration; Jennifer Powell Jeansonne, associate in nursing; Sandra Lynn Kuehn, associate in nursing </p><p> LaSalle Parish Jena-Sherry K. Ashley, associate in nursing; Cindy Lynn Corley, associate in nursing; Amelia Paulina Metesh Huffman, associate of science in business administration Trout-Jason Glenn Roark, associate of science </p><p> Rapides Parish Alexandria-Brett Alexander, associate in nursing; Terry A. Broussard, associate of science in computer information technoloby; Daniel Paul Brown, associate of arts; Leslie Radford Burns, associate of science in business administration; Pamela Soderberg Calvit, bachelor of science in general business administration; Stephannie Bowen, associate of science in business administration; Laurie Young Clark, associate in nursing; Summer LéAnne DeArmond, associate of science; Glen Denning DeVanie, associate in criminal justice; Danny Wade Dickson, associate in nursing; Michael Lewis William Doelling, associate in nursing; Andrea Lynn Laudun, associate in nursing; Jodie Rusk Liotta, associate in nursing; Anthony R. Mancil, associate of science in business administration; Samantha Elise Medica, associate in nursing; Gary C. Metrejean, associate of science; Gina Marie Propst, associate in nursing; Kami Susan Scarbrock, associate of arts; Rebecca Kathleen Shannon, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Judy Lynne Thomson, bachelor of general studies; Suzette Marye Weeks, associate in nursing Ball-Tammy Joangelia Paul, bachelor of science in elementary grades education Boyce-Brandy Nichol Brunson, bachelor of science in elementary grades education Deville-Craig W. Cole, associate in nursing; Theresa D. Pacholik, associate of science in business administration; William Brian Shiver, bachelor of science in general business administration Elmer-Brandi Christina Stokes, associate of science in business administration Glenmora-Leah R. Cummings, associate of science; Donna Clark Johnson, associate of science in business administration; Charles J. Little, associate in criminal justice Lecompte-Bridget Sue Cain Driver, associate of science Pineville-Tammy Marie Bordelon, associate in criminal justice; Connie Jewel Ghio, associate in nursing; Cynthia M. Harris, associate in nursing; Jose Jester E. Mendoza, associate of science; Allison Hope Plemmons, associate of arts; Rebecca Ann Retos, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Marcus Ross Rhymes, associate of science; Heather Nicole Dunn Salard, associate in nursing; Alisa Dare Milliner Scott, associate in nursing; Adam Frederick Travis, bachelor of science in general business administration Tioga-Elizabeth Ann Dyson, associate of science in business administration; Cecil Corbett Perry, Jr., associate of science in business administration </p><p> St. Landry Parish Washington-Cindy Mire Taylor, associate in nursing </p><p> Vernon Parish </p>