LSU Employees Recognized at 2014 Summer Commencement

08/08/2014 12:55 PM

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Aug. 8, LSU held its 284th commencement and recognized 672 graduates, including 10 faculty and staff members.


Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:


Master’s Degrees:
Cory John Hutchinson, ISDS
Matthew John Kupchik, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences – Coastal Fisheries
Peggy Ruth Milligan, University Information Systems
Nickolas Ryan Smith, Renewable Natural Resources


Doctoral Degrees:
Melissa Barrett DeBiasse, Biological Sciences
Xia Liu, Marketing
Hal Needham, Geography & Anthropology
Ashley Marie Perry, Continuing Education – Independent and Distance Learning
Drew Alexander Varnado, Ag Economics & Agribusiness
Erin Coquese Vaughn, Student Services – Residential Life


The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for summer 2014 graduates who have authorized release of their names.



Tara  Kistler 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Friday, August 8, 2014