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LSU Employees Recognized at 2012 Fall Commencement

12/14/2012 12:22 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Dec. 14, LSU held its 279th commencement exercises and recognized 1,672 graduates, including 21 faculty and staff members.


Each college held its own ceremony to recognize its own individual students. Of the 21 employees who graduated, two earned a bachelor's degree, 14 earned master's degrees and five earned doctoral degrees.


Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:


Bachelor's Degrees:

  • Edgar Ralston Bogantes II, LSU Police Department
  • Andrelle LaShawn Burns, Career Services


Master's Degrees:

  • Jason Robert Anderson, Athletics – Physical Plant
  • David Paul Beehan, Veterinary Medicine – Veterinary Clinical Sciences
  • Cassius D'Souza, E. J. Ourso College of Business – Highway Safety Research Group
  • Catherine Larsen David, Department of Residential Life – Administration
  • Susan Lale Karimiha, LSU AgCenter International Programs
  • Kevin Scott Kekich, Law Enforcement Online
  • Shiliang Anthony Liu, Veterinary Medicine – Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Candida Joan Rebello, Outpatient Clinic Unit
  • Amanda Lee Reed, University Lab School
  • Philip Martin Riekenberg, School of the Coast and Environment – Coastal Ecology
  • Ted Bradley Spring, Office of Human Resource Management
  • Megan Joyce Stone, E. J. Ourso College of Business – Administration
  • Lauren Celeste Taylor, Athletics – Marketing & Promotions
  • Jorge Luis Vila, Veterinary Teaching Hospital & Clinics


Doctoral Degrees:

  • Candice Alicia Myers, Pennington Biomedical Research Center – Ingestive Behavior Laboratory
  • Albert Joseph Orgeron, LSU AgCenter – Southeast Region Parish Offices
  • Jonathan Burnard Sanders, Greek Life
  • David Joseph Wesse, LSU Alexandria Finance & Administrative Services
  • Shengrong Zhu, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering


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

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