LSU graduated 674 students during LSU’s 293rd commencement ceremony Friday.
Of the 674 graduates at summer commencement, 355 earned bachelor’s degrees, 177 earned master’s degrees, nine received a certificate of education specialist, six received graduate certificates, 17 received post-baccalaureate certificates and 110 received doctoral degrees.
In the August 2017 graduating class, 38 Louisiana parishes, 41 U.S. states and 44 foreign countries were represented. Women made up 54.3 percent of the graduates, and men made up 45.7 percent. The oldest graduate was 69, and the two youngest graduates were 20.
Ten students graduated with honors.
LSU Board of Supervisors Chair Scott Ballard conferred the degrees and LSU Alumni Association President Cliff Vannoy welcomed the alumni. LSU alumnus and culinary blogger Jay Ducote gave the keynote address in the LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
“You have the tools, you have the skills, you have the talent to do so, and the benefits you reap can impact not only your own life but may have ripple effects around this world,” LSU President F. King Alexander told the graduates. “Every one of you joining us today know that we have great faith in all that you have accomplished.”