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LSU Employees Recognized at Fall Commencement

12/20/2013 03:43 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Dec. 20, LSU held its 282nd commencement exercises and recognized 1,582 graduates, including 22 faculty and staff members.

Each college held its own ceremony to recognize its own individual students. Of the 22 employees who graduated, three earned a bachelor’s degree, 12 earned master’s degrees and seven earned doctoral degrees.

Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:

Bachelor’s Degrees:

Nancy C. Arnold – Psychology

Rebecca Lowther Cooper – Center For Advanced Microstructures & Devices

Zachary Edward Romanowsky – Burden Research Station

Master’s Degrees:

Kelly J. Arceneaux – School Of Plant, Environmental, & Soil Sciences           

Amanda Michelle Billiot – Geography & Anthropology                                  

Laura Marie Brumbaugh – LSU AgCenter St. Martin Parish Offices                                            

Melanie Sombar Buchmann – Dean’s Office, College of Humanities & Social Sciences                                        

Fatima Araujo Daspit – University Lab School                                     

Michael B. Dettinger – Foreign Language & Literature                                 

Mary Quinlan Duhon – Women’s Softball                          

Patti Jean Hayes – University Lab School                                     

Kathryn Elizabeth Lea – Louisiana Sea Grant College Program                       

Sara Kathryn Nuss – LSU AgCenter Concordia Parish Offices                                            

Brandon Markell Smith – Office of Equity & Diversity                                      

Mark A. Williams – LSU AgCenter Southeast Region Parish Offices            

Doctoral Degrees:

Chaunda Myretta Allen – Office of Equity & Diversity                                      

Ava Denise Attaway – LSU AgCenter Communications                                            

Leslie Davis Blanchard – Institute for Partnerships in Education                   

Leaf Chandra Boswell – Biological Sciences                                       

Emily Qualls Creekmore – Central Leptin Signaling                                  

Sean Allen Graham – Wetland Biogeochemistry                                 

Ammar Tahseen Qureshi – Biological & Agricultural Engineering                   

The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for fall 2013 graduates who have authorized the release of their names.

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