Northwestern State University awarded degrees to 752 students May 8 at spring commencement exercises in Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches.

Spring graduates from Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes are:

DENHAM SPRINGS: Kierra Hayes, Bachelor of Arts degree; Brian Clouatre, Nicoletta Franc, Kathleen Rayford and Kristen Starns, Bachelor of Science degree; Jenee Hughes, educational specialist; and Richard Paddie, Master of Science degree.

HAMMOND: Angelia Thompson, Associate of General Studies and Bachelor of Arts degrees.

HOLDEN: Suzanna Morrison, Bachelor of Arts degree.

LORANGER: Victoria Cheramie, Bachelor of Science degree.

PONCHATOULA: George Patterson, Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

ROBERT: Robert Abernathy, Bachelor of Science degree.

SPRINGFIELD: Morgan Dailey, Bachelor of Science degree.