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LSU Employees Recognized at 2012 Spring Commencement

05/18/2012 10:59 AM

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, May 18, LSU held its 277th commencement exercises and recognized 3,827 graduates, including 40 faculty and staff members.


Following the main commencement ceremony, each college held its own diploma ceremony to recognize its own individual students. Of the 40 employees who graduated, five earned a bachelor's degree, 28 earned master's degrees and seven earned doctoral degrees.


Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:


Bachelor's Degrees:
Demetres Johnson Casma, Office of Accounting Services
Angela Michelli Fleming, Manship School of Mass Communication - Administration
Jeremy Dean Meador, User Support & Student IT Enablement
Stacia Lynne Moses, Disability Services
Alexandra Louise Sedevie, User Support & Student IT Enablement


Master's Degrees:
Robert Howard Benton Jr., Facility Maintenance
Misty Marie Borne, Education - University Lab School
Sebe Anthony Brown, Northeast Regional Office - Administration
Laurence Stuart Butcher, Office of Accounting Services
Charles Michael Cavalier, Business Administration - Information Systems and Decision Science
Silas Cecil, Parish Offices
Kristen E. Chighizola, Education - Kinesiology
San Tat Bich Chu, Physical Activity and Obesity Epidemiology Laboratory
Casey Leigh Colonius, Office of Human Resource Management
Inga Robert Comardelle, LSU Libraries - Administration
Brooke Danielle Cormier, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
Robert Edwin Ferguson, Central Region Parish Office
James Todd Fontenot, Central Region Parish Office
Rebecca Ann Franzella, Education - University Lab School
Callie Marie Hollier, Preventive Medicine
Anna Marie Maranto, Education - University Lab School
Tammy Renee Millican, Facility Services - Administration
Jessica Leigh Parker, Entomology
Bonnie LeBlanc Pendergraft, Office of Sponsored Programs
Courtney LaShay Pitts, 4-H Youth Development
Elahe Namin Russell, Office of Accounting Services
Jordan Luke Signater, LSU Libraries - Administration
Samantha Leigh Simmons, Parish Offices
Thomas John Stevens, Veterinary Medicine - Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Jennifer Dee Timmer, Academic Center for Student-Athletes
Yanqiu Yang, Foreign Language & Literature
Laurie Lambert Young, Office of Accounting Services
Kali Boudreaux Zammit, Southeast Region Parish Offices


Doctoral Degrees:
Maiia Jurevna Bakhova, Mathematics
Monique Fondren Cain, Student Services - Residential Life/Administration
Javed Iqbal, W. A. Callegari Environmental Center
Cherry Lynne Pyburn Levin, English
Joshua Jon Lofton, Macon Ridge Research Station
Arlette Rodriguez Rodrigue, Dean's Office
David Scott Trammell, Computer Science


The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for spring 2012 graduates who have authorized the release of their names.

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