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108 GRADUATE DURING FALL COMMENCEMENT AT LSUA

Released: 12/17/1998

<p> Chancellor Robert Cavanaugh presented diplomas to 108 graduates during Louisiana State University at Alexandria&acute;s Fall Commencement exercises held December 17. During commencement, 95 students earned associate degrees and 13 students earned bachelor&acute;s degrees. </p><p> Charolette Smith Thibodaux of Cheneyville received the Chancellor&acute;s Award as the LSUA graduate with the highest overall grade point average. She received her associate of science from the division of business administration. </p><p> Marcia S. Darby of Pineville received the President&acute;s Award as the LSU Senior College graduate with the highest overall grade point average. For this achievement, her bachelor of science in elementary grades education was awarded cum laude for attaining a grade point average between 3.70 and 3.79. Douglas Hollingsworth of Ball also received his bachelor of general studies from LSU cum laude in recognition for his scholastic achievement. </p><p> Hunt Downer, speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, delivered the commencement address during the ceremony which was held in the Physical Education Building on the LSUA campus. Speaker Downer is presently serving his sixth term as a member of the House for District 52, which encompasses a large portion of Terrebonne Parish and one precinct of Lafourche Parish. He also is "of counsel" with the firm of Waitz & Downer in Houma. </p><p> Degrees were conferred by Charles S. Weems, III, chair of the LSU System Board of Supervisors and president and senior member of the Gold, Weems, Bruser, Sues & Rundell law firm. </p><p> Chancellor Robert Cavanaugh presented the LSUA Distinguished Service Award to Scott O. Brame, immediate past president of the LSUA Foundation. This award recognizes an individual from the central Louisiana community who has demonstrated outstanding service to LSUA. The criteria include active participation in efforts to promote the advancement and support of LSUA, recognition as a leader throughout the community, interest in the quality of education provided by LSUA, an exemplary record of service to higher education and to the community at large, and contributions of time, talents and/or financial resources to benefit the University. </p><p> Students receiving degrees are listed below. </p><p> Rapides Parish </p><p> Alexandria-David Babin, associate in nursing; Rebecca Reason Breaux, associate in nursing; Pamela Soderberg Calvit, associate of science in business; M. Shane Cole, associate in nursing; Nikita Davis, associate of science in science; Elizabeth Cheryl Fitzpatrick, associate of arts; Janet Teresa Fontenot, associate of science in business; Broderick Deon Fox, associate in criminal justice; Rhonda Pentecost Gaspard, associate in nursing; Dionne C. Jones, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Katrina L. Jordan, associate of science in business; Mandi Cheris LaCaze, associate in criminal justice; Wendy A. May, associate of science in science; Elizabeth Anne McCampbell, associate of science in business; </p><p> Alisa Elaine Myatt, associate of science in business; Hope Proshee Price, associate of arts; Nicole Watson Quarles, associate in criminal justice; Donna S. Sanganetti, associate of science in science; Lisa Lynn Smith Sasser, associate in nursing; Charles Louis Smith, Jr., associate in nursing; Mary Estelle Flores Suter, associate of science in business; Marvin K. Thomas, associate in nursing; Rita D. Martin Vandersypen, associate of science in science </p><p> Pineville-Heather Le&acute;Nette Cole, associate of science in business; Marcia S. Darby, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Debra Marie Ducote, associate of arts; Michaela Jordan Fausphoul, associate in nursing; Tracy Finley, associate of science in business; Sherry Elaine Floyd, associate of science in science; Karen Kaye Reynolds Hardy, associate in nursing; Charles W. Martin, associate of science in science; Danielle Nicole Prince, associate of science in business; JoAnna Richard-Williams, associate in nursing; Rodney Lynn Rubin, associate of science in business; Jocelyn Schaub, bachelor of science in general business administration; Lisa Henley Stevens, associate in nursing; Angela Jane Stewart, associate of science in clinical laboratory science; Kathleen Thornhill, bachelor of science in general business administration; Dona Kay Weatherford, associate of sciencce in computer information technology; Debra Liker Wells, associate in nursing; Sarina Wells, associate of science in business; Virginia M. Wigginton, associate of arts </p><p> Ball-Sharon Ann Bruce, associate of science in business; Douglas Hollingsworth, bachelor of general studies; Jimmie Ryan Warner, associate in criminal justice </p><p> Boyce-Jamie Chaney, bachelor of science in general business administration; Janice A. Parker, associate of science in business </p><p> Cheneyville-Ronny M. Green, Sr., associate in criminal justice; Charolette Smith Thibodaux, associate of science in business </p><p> Deville-Doris R. Price, Deville, associate of science in business </p><p> Forest Hill-Susie Jeanette Fincher, associate of science in computer information technology </p><p> Glenmora-Maureen Byrd Boniol, associate in nursing; Latannier Burnett, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Evelyn Butler Moore, associate in nursing </p><p> Lecompte-Donald C. Everett, associate in nursing; Angie Heitman, bachelor of science in general business administration </p><p> Tioga-Angela Sikes, bachelor of science in general business administration; Constance Lee Tiger Swift, associate of science in science </p><p> Woodworth-Sonya Denise Henley King, associate in nursing </p><p> Allen Parish </p><p> Oakdale-Stephanie Boughton, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Dawn N. Rogers, bachelor of science in elementary grades education </p><p> Avoyelles </p><p> in criminal justice; June Kristy Michot, associate of science in business </p><p> Centerpoint-Vance Bradley Reynolds, associate of science in business </p><p> Cottonport-Brigitte R. Joffrion, associate of science in business </p><p> Effie-Christy Melenovich Fuqua, Effie, associate in nursing </p><p> Hessmer-Kimberly S. Gremillion, associate in nursing; Jessica Ann Marshall, associate of science in business; Heidi Ann Gunnells Peavy, associate in nursing; Dustie Lynn Will, associate in nursing </p><p> Mansura-Michelle C. Marcotte, associate of science in business; Angela Joy Marks, associate of science in clinical laboratory science </p><p> Marksville-Veronica Elaine Barbin, associate in criminal justice; Jonathan Paul Bettevy, associate of science in science; Steven Guillory, associate in nursing; Tammy M. Laborde, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Stacey Lynn Lacombe, associate in nursing; Rachael Faye LaJaunie, associate of science in computer information technology; Melissa Ann Lemoine, associate in nursing; Blake J. Roy, associate in nursing; Nicole Marie Smith, associate in nursing </p><p> Plaucheville-Bridget Renee Rabalais, associate of science in business </p><p> Caldwell Parish </p><p> Grayson-Toni Lee Guerrero, associate in nursing </p><p> Kelly-Rita R. Ensminger, associate in nursing </p><p> Catahoula Parish </p><p> Harrisonburg-Debbie Comans Netherland, associate in nursing </p><p> Jonesville-Wendy Herrington, associate in nursing; Debra Ogden McNeely, associate in nursing </p><p> Concordia </p><p> Ferriday-Melanie Kay Marshall Carr, associate in nursing </p><p> Evangeline Parish </p><p> Turkey Creek-Cecelia Ann Harvey-Murray, associate in nursing </p><p> Ville Platte-Tina M. Corkran, associate in nursing; Phoebe L. Dupre, bachelor of science in elementary grades education; Katra Denise Morrison, associate in nursing; Christie Lynn McMillen Soileau, associate in nursing </p><p> Grant Parish </p><p> Bentley-Valli Young Peacher, associate of arts </p><p> Dry Prong-Janice Rhinehart Chandler, associate in nursing; Sherry C. Harms, associate in nursing </p><p> Pollock-Eric Stephen Ashworth, associate in criminal justice; Steven McCain, associate in criminal justice; Margie B. White, associate in nursing </p><p> Lafayette Parish </p><p> Lafayette-Linda Marie Rubin, associate in nursing </p><p> LaSalle parish </p><p> Jena-Tammy Jean Cannon Hanner, associate in nursing; Freda McNeal McFarlen, associate of arts; Diana S. Townsend, associate in nursing </p><p> Olla-April Lynn McClary Cotten, associate in nursing; Paula Suzanne McGuire Whitehead, associate in nursing </p><p> Pointe Coupee </p><p> Morganza-Natalie Mills, associate in nursing </p><p> Vernon Parish </p><p> Leesville-Sharon Dianne Turner Keathley, associate in nursing; Christina Marie Ryland Morris, associate in nursing </p>