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LSU Employees Recognized at 2011 Fall Commencement

12/16/2011 12:19 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Dec. 16, LSU held its 276th commencement exercises and recognized 1,651 graduates, including 32 faculty and staff members.


Each college held its own ceremony to recognize its own individual students. Of the 27 employees who graduated, three earned a bachelor's degree, 12 earned master's degrees and 17 earned doctoral degrees.


Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:


Bachelor's Degrees:

  • Stephen Trent Dunkin, Continuing Education – Program Support
  • Christopher Ryan Gelpi, Computing Services
  • Joyce L. Turner, Orientation


Master's Degrees:

  • Amy Lynn Amoroso, Office of Human Resource Management
  • Joyce Ann Andrews, Dean's Office
  • Petrisor Baia, Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics
  • Devin Jerard Dabney, Residential Life
  • Lee Jared Eisenberg, Entomology
  • Stephanie Reber Givens, Continuing Education – Program Support
  • Charanjit Singh Kahlon, School of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences
  • Jill Barras Maraist, National Center for Biomedical Research & Training
  • Keith Edward Neal, Louisiana Veterinary Medicine Diagnostic Lab
  • Ellen Kane Stevens, Chemical Engineering
  • Alisa Danielle Williams, Admissions
  • Deleon Miriam Wilson, Education – University Lab School


Doctoral Degrees:

  • Jean Xavier Brager, French Studies
  • Belinda Bruton Brand, Institute for Partnerships in Education
  • Carol Anne Carter, Business Administration – Management
  • Chirag Narhari Dekate, Center for Computation and Technology
  • Melinda Sue Doyle, School of Music – Instruction
  • Anindya Poddar, Geography & Anthropology
  • Charity Elise Cantey, Education – University Lab School
  • Daniel Paul Credeur, Education – Kinesiology
  • Holly Houk Cullen, Office of Communications & University Relations
  • Paul Michael Darby, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Tao Lotus Dumas, Political Science
  • Franz Stefan Ehrenhauser, Engineering – Chemical Engineering
  • Michael Leslie Ferro, Entomology
  • Bal Krishna Gautam, Entomology
  • Ravindra Gudishala, Louisiana Transportation Research
  • Jason Charles Hamm, Entomology
  • Madalina Cristina Hanes, Dean's Office
  • Kara Lynn Hill, Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice – Integrated Studies
  • John Moyer LeBret, Communication Studies
  • Katherine Ann Parys, Entomology
  • Carla B. Vance, French Studies
  • Sri Sai Sivakumar Vegunta, Engineering – Chemical Engineering
  • Julie Adele Wright, Education – Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice – Elementary Education


The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for fall 2011 graduates who have authorized the release of their names.