LSU’s 286th commencement ceremony wrapped up a record-setting year of graduates for the university. The spring graduating class, totaling 3,979 students, was the largest graduating class in the university’s history, according to a news release.
At the spring commencement May 14, the 3,979 degrees awarded were the most earned at a single commencement, surpassing May 2014’s 3,952 degrees. The university also awarded the most master’s degrees ever at one ceremony, 727, which surpasses the 719 master’s degrees awarded in May 2012.
The class represented 56 Louisiana parishes, 49 U.S. states and 65 foreign countries, and women made up 54.69 percent of the class while men made up 45.31 percent.
Earning LSU degrees from the Zachary and Baker areas were:
- COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Morgan Elizabeth Landry, Zachary; Brandie Lynn Triche, Zachary; and Raymond Leon Wilkes, III, Zachary
- COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Lauren Rebecca Herring, Baker
- E. J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Kirsten Blair Jackson, Zachary; Patrick Francis O’Sullivan, Baker; and Jonathan B. Wesley, Zachary
- COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
John Thomas Boothe, Zachary; Megan Elyse Bush, Zachary; and Daniel Evan Clesi, Zachary
- COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES AND EDUCATION
Jared Bret Timothy Daigle, Zachary
- COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Jason McKay Abshire, Zachary; Christopher William Antoine, Zachary; Tyler Wilcox Daniel, Zachary; Taylor Leigh Hamilton, Zachary; Tremaine Shantell Jackson, Zachary; Aisha Zakiya Joyner, Zachary; James Alan Kleinpeter, Zachary; Brittany Lynn Martin, Zachary; John Ryan McGehee, Zachary; Jenna Lyn Robinson, Zachary; and Ariyana Shant West, Zachary
- MANSHIP SCHOOL OF MASS COMMUNICATION
Claire Elizabeth Davis, Zachary; and Brandi Marie Thomas, Zachary
- COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Christopher William Antoine, Zachary; Hana Chang, Zachary; Zachary Cole Holley; Zachary; and Boaz Thomassie, Zachary
- GRADUATE SCHOOL — Certificate
D’Jalon Janeece Jackson, Zachary; Cheryl Ann Whitfield, Baker; and Adrianne Monique Williams, Zachary
André Paul Boagni, Zachary; Lee Lamar Cox, Zachary; Mollie Grace Geren, Zachary;
Stephen Joseph Meche, Zachary; Kyle Patrick Munn, Zachary; Jane Helen Noble, Zachary; and Carnisha Yvette Thomas, Baker