College of Human Sciences & Education Fall 2014 Diploma Ceremony


On Friday, December 19, 2014, the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education held its fall 2014 diploma ceremony at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. At the CHSE diploma ceremony, there were 166 Bachelor’s degree candidates, 32 Master’s degree candidates, one Education Specialist Certificate candidate, and 15 candidates for the Doctoral degree.

These 54 undergraduate men, 112 undergraduate women, 16 graduate men, and 32 graduate women represented 31 parishes, 19 states, and three countries. The youngest candidate was 21, the oldest 58.

The CHSE fall 2014 Class also included two University Medalists. University Medals are presented to undergraduate students who havecompleted all requirements for the bachelor’s degree with a perfect 4.0 average.

  • Terry Stephen Campbell III, School of Kinesiology
  • Michelle Yvonne McElroy, School of Kinesiology

Among the distinguished graduates were mother and daughter,DeleonandDeanna Wilson, who both received their doctors of philosophy in curriculum and instruction. Both focused their research on aspects of underrepresented populations. Deleon is a librarian in East Baton Rouge Parish at McKinley Magnet High School and Deanna is a classroom teacher in East Baton Rouge. They both defended their dissertations on November 7th and they had the same major professor, Dr. Kenneth Fasching-Varner.

GraduationFourth-generation LSU graduate, Danielle LaMagna, also received her degree during the ceremony, following in the footsteps of her sister Lauren (Mathematics, May 2012), mother Lydia Acosta (Elementary Education, May 1986), aunt Jamie Ferguson (Psychology, May 1992), grandmother Sherry Harris (Education, May 1961), and great-grandmother Jonnie Harelson (Education, 1935). All four generations of women attended the ceremony.

Following an address by keynote speaker Joan Cronan, an LSU Alumni Hall of Distinction member and Athletic Director Emeritus at Tennessee, the degree candidates were awarded their diplomas, officially becoming CHSE and LSU alumni, joining more than 200,000 LSU alumni worldwide.



About CHSE

The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University.Formed in 2012, CHSE brings together programs and capitalizes on individual strengths to create a dynamic new college that addresses the socially significant issues we face as a state and nation. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.