During its spring 2014 commencement exercises, LSU honored the first group of African American students to desegregate its undergraduate program on the 50th anniversary of their enrollment.
George “Buddy” Guy was awarded an honorary degree for his distinguished music career. Guy worked in LSU’s facilities services department from 1955 to 1958, before leaving to pursue a musical career in Chicago. Guy is a six-time Grammy Award-winning blues guitarist who has influenced generations of musicians.
Ray Mabus, the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy and leader of America’s Navy and Marine Corps, delivered the keynote address and congratulated the graduates and their families on this achievement.
Graduating students from the LSU College of Science take part in their commencement ceremony in the Maddox Field House.
LSU President and Chancellor F. King Alexander speaks during the main commencement ceremony for the university's spring 2014 exercises.