Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and senior news analyst for National Public Radio, delivered the commencement address and 3,735 students received degrees at LSU’s 280th commencement exercises on Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17.
Fifty-two LSU seniors received University Medals for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point averages as part of LSU’s 280th commencement exercises.
Peggy Jenkins, wife of LSU Interim President and Interim Chancellor William Jenkins, adjusts her husband's stole prior to the spring 2013 commencement ceremony.
An honorary doctorate was presented to U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jasper Welch (center), who graduated from LSU in 1952 and went on to a distinguished career in the Air Force, serving as chief of theoretical physics at the Air Force Special Weapons Center.
Eighteen graduates were commissioned during the LSU Spring Commissioning Ceremony on Thursday, May 16, including three from the LSU Army ROTC program, 11 from the LSU Air Force ROTC program and four who participated in Southern University's Navy ROTC program.