12/16/2014 03:45 PM
BATON ROUGE – Approximately 1,650 potential graduates will be recognized during LSU’s
285th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 19.
There is no main ceremony for December commencement, but every degree candidate’s
name will be called individually at separate ceremonies for each college. For more
information on the times and locations of the college ceremonies, visit www.lsu.edu/commencement.
Some notable keynote speakers at the college ceremonies include:
This semester, eight students are expected to earn College Honors, and one student
is expected to earn Upper Division Honors Distinction from the LSU Honors College.
These students participated in a specific honors program and successfully completed
and defended an undergraduate thesis.
Some 93 potential honor graduates will be recognized during the ceremonies for having
high GPAs and will be recognized as magna cum laude, summa cum laude and cum laude.
Also included in the honor graduates are the 15 potential University Medal recipients,
who are expected to graduate with perfect grade point averages.
These 15 students will also be recognized at a special ceremony on Thursday, Dec.
18, in the Recital Hall of the School of Music Building, located at the corner of
Dalrymple Drive and Infirmary Road. Media wishing to take photos of the medalists
should arrive at 3:15 p.m.
Fourteen graduates will be awarded the LSU Distinguished Communicator Award. These
students earned this honor by meeting high standards set by faculty in various colleges
and by the LSU Communication across the Curriculum program. The students earned high
grade-point averages in communication-intensive courses – based on written, spoken,
visual and technological communication – and have built digital portfolios, displayed
as public websites, that include their communication projects from courses, internships,
leadership roles and public service.
During the December commencement ceremonies, five degree candidates who took part
in ROTC will be commissioned as second lieutenants from the LSU Army ROTC program.
For more information on LSU commencement, visit www.lsu.edu/commencement.
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014