LSU Employees Recognized at 2016 Fall Commencement

BATON ROUGE – Twenty-six LSU employees were recognized at the university’s 291st commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 16, where 1,697 students graduated. Of the 26 employees who graduated, four earned a bachelor’s degree, 15 earned a master’s degree and seven earned a doctoral degree.

Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:

Bachelor’s Degree:

Amy Marie Guitreau, Renewable Natural Resources        

Heather Anne Lee, Geology and Geophysics

Kara D. Samson, AgCenter Administration      

Derek Steven Wilson, Office of Assessment and Evaluation   

Master’s Degrees:

Sheantel Ione Baker, Accounting Services

Christopher Emmett Brown, Enrollment Management  

Brandon Cazaubon, University Lab School

Yuwu Chen, CCT Director’s Office

Emily Villere Dixon, LSU Football

Jaime M. Estave, Accounting Services

Lauren Marie Felter, Enrollment Management

Margo Laine Jolet, Campus Life

Melissa Anne Lightfoot, Alumni Affairs  

Chin-Chi Liu, Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Anissia Danielle Osborne, Enrollment Management

Michael Ann Riley, University Recreation

Chynsia Danielle Robertson, Human Resource Management  

Kayla Renee Sanders, Plant, Environmental And Soil Science

Lisa Stevens Smith, Flores MBA Program                              

Doctoral Degrees:

Tiah Bergeron Alphonso, Mathematics      

Renee Paquin Castro, Parish Offices           

Mary Helen Ferguson, Plant Pathology           

Laura Caitlyn Hatcher, Communication Studies   

Kimberly Y. Jones, 4-H Youth Development        

Ashley Wilson Mullens, 4-H Youth Development       

Hua Wang, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness                 


The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for fall 2016 graduates who have authorized release of their names.



Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations