LSU Employees Recognized at 2013 Spring Commencement

05/17/2013 09:06 AM

BATON ROUGE – On Thursday, May 16, and Friday, May 17, LSU held its 280th commencement exercises and recognized 3,735 graduates, including 22 faculty and staff members.


Following the main commencement ceremony, each college held its own diploma ceremony to recognize its own individual students. Of the 22 employees who graduated, three earned a bachelor's degree, one earned a Certificate of Education Specialists, 12 earned master's degrees and six earned doctoral degrees.


Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:


Bachelor's Degrees:
Tonna Marie Dedon, Office of Facility Services
Belinda Nelson Doyle, Office of Human Resource Management
Karen Renee Romaire, Office of Risk Management


Certificate of Education Specialists:
Bridget Bradshaw Robicheaux, College of Human Sciences & Education


Master's Degrees:
Shane Gregory Bates, University Lab School
Emily Gillett Becnel, LSU AgCenter Southeast Region Parish Offices
Adam Wesley Clary, Law Enforcement Online
Shannon Hope Cocreham, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Monica Therese Esnault, Office of Accounting Services
Joseph Riley Givens, Ronald E. McNair Program
Angela Rose Kanney, International Student Office
Ryan Thomas Landry, Office of Academic Affairs
Justin Tyler Morris, University Lab School
Marcelle Alyce Navarre, Law Enforcement Online
Timothy Earhart Rodrigue, E. J. Ourso College of Business – Administration
Dawn Michelle Simms, School of Veterinary Medicine – Pathobiological Sciences


Doctoral Degrees:
Melissa Megan Korduner, First Year Experience
Charles Francis Pecquet, Department of Construction Management
David Sathiaraj, Department of Geography & Anthropology
Caroline Lillian Schneider, Department of Chemistry
Kirsten Ann Simonsen, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences – Coastal Fisheries
Yanqiu Yang, Department of Foreign Language & Literature


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

Melissa  Foley 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2013