LSU Employees Recognized at Spring Commencement

BATON ROUGE – Twenty-six LSU employees were recognized at the university’s 292nd commencement exercises on Friday, May 12.

Of the 26 employees who graduated, four earned a bachelor’s degree, 11 earned a master’s degree, one earned a graduate certificate and 10 earned a doctoral degree.

Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following (listed with their department):

Bachelor’s Degrees:
Aaron Reed Cherry, Facility & Property Oversight
Kathleen Taylor Kirvin, Comparative Biological Science
Kevin Matthew Stamper, Administrative and Building Services
Ashley O’Neill Thibodeaux, English

Master’s Degrees:
Henri Francis Smith Carruthers, Accounting Services
Angela Michelli Fleming, Manship School of Mass Communication
Jeremy P. Hebert, LSU AgCenter
Xinbo Huang, Geography and Anthropology
Robert Lee Iles IV, Stephenson Disaster Management Institute
Rick Allen Lefebvre, Athletics
Shannon Vidrine Loupe, University Lab School
Colleen Elizabeth McCrory, Engineering
Patrick Evan Newcomb, Registrar’s Office
Myle Thomas Thibodeaux, University Recreation
Kassi Marie Wilcox, SNCSRT Law Enforcement Online

Graduate Certificate:
Gretchen Schneider Burton, Chemistry

Doctoral Degrees:
Yuwu Chen, Center for Computation & Technology
Nicholas Thomas Davis, College of Humanities & Social Sciences     
Annemarie Galeucia, Communication across the Curriculum  
Meghan Reid Jackson, Kinesiology     
Missy T. Malone, Social Work
Benjamin Mathew McKnight, Plant, Environmental and Soil Science                         
Raquel Irene Polanco, Communication Studies
Drew Kennedy Thompson, Distance Learning
Celena Raquel Trahan, Residential Life   
Kimberley Faye Williams, Construction Management                                   

The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for spring 2017 graduates who have authorized release of their names.



Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations