2017 Spring Commencement

2018 Spring Commencement Cake

On Friday, May 12th, LSU Chemistry had 6 new PhD graduates and 23 BS graduates.

PhD Graduates: Steve Deese (Garno Group): Studies of the Properties of Designed Nanoparticles Using Atomic Force Microscopy Zach Highland (Garno Group): Nanoscale Studies of Proteins and Thin Films Using Scanning Probe Microscopy Nerissa Lewis (Marzilli Group): N-Donor Ligands as Potential Linkers for Bioconjugation Qianli Meng (Vicente Group): Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Near Infrared BODIPY Dyes for Various Applications Rashanique Quarrels (Ragains Group): Chemical Synthesis: New Methods for O-Glycosylation and the Preparation of Organic Thin Films Michael Tullier (Pojman Group): Thiol-Acrylate Polymerization Kinetics and Applications in Microfluidics

BS Graduates: Catherine Balhoff, Taylor Bayam, Alana Butterfield, Benjamin Cooper, Katelon Daigle, Elora Doskey, Taylor Dunne, Joshua Edwards, Mark Emerson, Wyatt Ferguson, Austin Firesheets, Carrie Garrison, Sarah Hahn, Blake Kruger, Ross Mayet, Rebecca Moore, Sarah Nearing, Adam Prevot, Taylor Varner, Nicholas Viverito, Tarolyn Williams, Kaylee Woodard.


The Department hosted a reception for graduating chemistry majors prior to the 5 pm ceremony.

2017 Graduating chemistry majorsBack row: Kaitelon Daigle, Sarah Hahn, Blake Kruger, Ross Mayet and Catherine Balhoff. Front row: Elora Doskey and Rebecca Moore

Graduates and their decorated capsGraduates and their decorated caps: Elora Doskey, Sarah Hahn and Rebecca Moore