LSU Employees Recognized at 2013 Summer Commencement

08/09/2013 04:01 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Aug. 9, LSU held its 281st commencement exercises and recognized 715 graduates, including 15 faculty and staff members.

Of the 15 employees who graduated, nine earned master's degrees and eight earned doctoral degrees. Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:

Bachelor’s Degrees:
Harkeet Singh Pannu, Office of Communications & University Relations  
Jourdan Taylor Puyau, Preventive Medicine                                       

Master’s Degrees:
Gisele Sciortino Landry, Louisiana Transportation Research                                
Justin Morgan Leonhardt, Animal Science                                            
Caitlyn Yoshiko McNabb, Geography & Anthropology   
James Richard Wignall, Vet Teaching Hospital & Clinics

Doctoral Degrees:
Belinda Powell Aaron, Business Affairs - Business Office                        
Emily Kristin Beasley, School Of Kinesiology                                     
William Evans Duncan, Computer Science                                
Brandon Lee Edwards, Renewable Natural Resources                               
Luis A. Espinoza-Rodezno, Jr., Food Science                                              
Jared Paul Hromadka, Continuing Education                    
Ashley Bourque Meaux, Communication Sciences & Disorders                                 
Paul Patrick Price, III, Macon Ridge Research Station                                 
Margaret Singer Ruebsamen, Office of Human Resource Management                    

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

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013