HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana University conferred degrees on 1,062 graduates Dec. 14 at the university’s commencement ceremonies.
Retired State Farm Executive Wallace Lewis Sr. addressed Southeastern graduating students.
Candidates for associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were honored.
The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to nine students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the university’s five colleges.
Medal recipients were:
- College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: music/vocal major Kaylin Guillory, of Abita Springs; and political science major Kayleigh Reneau, of Glasgow, Kentucky
- College of Business: management/human resources management major Jessica Gabriel, of Ponchatoula; business administration major Savannah Hall, of Watson; and accounting major Nikisun Shrestha, of Nepal.
- College of Education: elementary education and special education major, Katlyn Daigle, of Zachary.
- College of Nursing and Health Sciences: kinesiology/exercise science major Chloe Chauvin, of Hammond; and communication sciences and disorders major Ainsleigh LaCombe, of Denham Springs.
- College of Science and Technology: biological sciences, integrative biology major Philencia Hillard, of Baton Rouge.
Students receiving associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were:
Denham Springs: Wesley L. Abbott, Applied Sociology; Tiffany D. Battistella, Educational Leadership; Peyton B. Blackwell, Business Administration; Angela D. Coss, Nursing; Melissa B. Curtis, Educational Leadership; Vickie L. Eaves, Educational Leadership
Lauren A. Lambert, English; Abbie C. Manuel, English; Maitram H. Nguyen, Health & Kinesiology; Connie E. Riddle, Organizational Communication; Kevin J. Schexnayder, Educational Leadership; Kristen E. Wesson, Educational Leadership; Mariam T. Whiddon, Educational Leadership
Livingston: Shanna J. Armstrong, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Jamie L. Dyess, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Maurepas: Joshua T. Hughes, Integrated Science & Technology
Walker: Terry E. Peters, Educational Leadership; Samantha E. Reine, English; Jason C. Vande Vuss, Educational Leadership
Albany: Madison C. Peters, Nursing
Denham Springs: Trase A. Ainsworth, Marketing; Renee A. Aubin, Nursing; Jenna L. Barrilleaux, History; Kristin A. Booty, Management; Alexis J. Bourgeois, Middle School Education Grades 4-8; Haley E. Broyles, Biological Sciences; Brandt A. Buchanan, Industrial Technology; Adrianne N. Cambre, General Studies; Joseph L. Cambre, Biological Sciences; Alexis M. Carlos, General Studies; Sidney K. Carrier, Nursing; Sydney E. Chauvin, Political Science; Corley M. Chutz, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Elizabeth S. Creel, Psychology; Robyn M. Desselles, Industrial Technology; Colby T. Diez, Health Systems Management; Claire A. Dimaria, Social Work; Deloy L. Duhon, General Studies; Jared S. Forrest, Criminal Justice; Ricky W. Fuller, Criminal Justice; Kristyn M. Gary, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; William A. Geoghagan, Biological Sciences; Samantha N. Graves, Nursing; Bethany E. Gray, Psychology; Paige E. Green, General Studies; Devin R. Guidry, Nursing; Jeremy J. Guillot, General Studies;
Also, Savannah L. Hall, Business Administration; Sydney N. Hamilton, Psychology; Eva A. Hoffmann, English; Andrew C. Ilgenfritz, Information Technology; Faith M. Jackson, World Languages; Jeffrey B. Jones, Finance; Caitlin A. Kelly, Business Administration; Ainsleigh C. LaCombe, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Jessica A. Landry, Art; Nerolé C. Larmond, Nursing; Tanner M. Magee, Industrial Technology; Shelby B. McKee, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Hunter S. Metrejean, Industrial Technology; Kurdeshia C. Meyers, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Brady A. Morris, Management; De’Ja D. Murray, Nursing; Mandy N. Pennington, Nursing; Haley M. Porter, Nursing; Kayla A. Rabalais, English Education; Victoria M. Reynolds, Kinesiology; Kaitlin J. Ridgell, Biological Sciences; Frank L. Roberts, Jr., Accounting; Blaire A. Romig, Family & Consumer Sciences; Christian H. Scott, Management; David G. Silva, Business Administration; Jarrielle L. Spann, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Amanda B. Sparks, Nursing; Emma M. Stevens, General Studies; Jessie K. Tullos, Industrial Technology; Gabriel L. Watts, General Studies; Emily A. Whittington, Kinesiology; Joshua R. Wingate, Political Science
Holden: Holli B. Carlton, General Studies; Ana M. Morales, Biological Sciences; Kelsey L. Overland, Criminal Justice
Livingston: Brian D. Hardy, Information Technology; Haley B. Johnson, Criminal Justice; Kyle C. Lewis, Social Studies Education; Jeremiah D. McMorris, Finance; Paula R. Mitchell, General Studies; Hayden C. Nickens, Criminal Justice; Daniel A. Palmer, Industrial Technology; Hannah V. Taylor, Political Science; Elizabeth M. Vallee, Criminal Justice; Emily R. Wright, Nursing
Maurepas: Ashley M. Doggette, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Sage L. Kling, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Lance A. Robillard, General Studies
Springfield: Jordan M. Carter, Business Administration; Tessera B. Crockett, Biological Sciences; Cole M. Fowler, Business Administration; Emily D. Simeon, Health Education & Promotion; Taylor A. Steele, Marketing; Kaylee D. Threeton, Accounting; Joshua M. Vicks, Sport Management
Walker: Rosalie M. Ammersbach, Business Administration; Victoria L. Barnes, General Studies; Bryce A. Cancienne, Management; Jessica L. Cantu, Biological Sciences; Matthew C. Chustz, Health Systems Management; Chelsea D. Coutee, Kinesiology; Brittany J. Coxe, Kinesiology; Paige R. Devall, English; Carl G. Doescher, Social Work; Catherine E. Dunlap, General Studies; Lane P. Fontana, English; Matthew L. Graham, General Studies; Kelsey N. Harris, Biological Sciences; Victoria N. McMasters, General Studies; Alisha R. Powell, General Studies; Brandi D. Sibley, Nursing; Gretchen M. St. Pierre, English Education; Brittany N. Talbert, Nursing; Ashley N. Thacker, Elementary Education Grades 1-5; Raegan F. Welborn, Nursing; Allison R. Wilson, General Studies
Holden: James W. Seguin III, Industrial Technology
Hammond: Melanie H. Monistere, Educational Leadership Ed.D.
Ponchatoula: Donna L. Heckel-Reno, Educational Leadership Ed.D.; Shannon S. Watkins, Educational Leadership Ed.D.
Amite: Candace R. Bridges, Nursing; Rosemary E. Flynn, History; Wallace M. Stewart III, English
Hammond: Russell W. Barger, Integrated Science & Technology; Emily L. Bierbaum, Biology (Thesis); Faith A. Bolling, Applied Sociology; Rachael N. Bunn, Business Administration; Andre T. Colebrook, Applied Sociology; Laura M. DiMattia, Organizational Communication; Nichole M. Frazer, Counseling; Oksana Grytsai, Music; Paul G. Haddican, History; Kasmira D. Jacobs, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Mary Hannah P. Johnson, Business Administration; Shelbie E. Jones, Counseling; Aaron P. Krolow, Biology (Thesis); John W. Leitz IV, Executive MBA; Mauricio A. Mena, Business Administration; Lindsey M. Poret-Willard, Music; Jenny E. Price, Integrated Science & Technology; James M. Reilly, Organizational Communication; Santiago Rodriguez Orjuela, Business Administration; Rachel L. Rodriguez, English; Danielle R. Savoie, History; Jennifer Vicknair, Educational Leadership; Evian J. Williams, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Tyronee T. Williams, Educational Leadership
Kentwood: Tristan W. Gill, Applied Sociology
Loranger: Madison B. Cooper, Business Administration; David A. Fairburn, Psychology; Jenna E. Licciardi, Business Administration
Ponchatoula: Ashley M. Canzoneri, Nursing; Gisela M. Figueroa, Business Administration; Taylar M. Savaski, Business Administration; Terrilyn B. Scarbrough, Educational Leadership; Bailey K. Watts, Business Administration; Emily M. Wilkerson, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Robert: Wade S. Nash, Business Administration; Juan M. Pacheco Molina, Biology (Thesis)
Amite: Tiffany B. Bel, Criminal Justice; Dylan D. Dover, Kinesiology; Makayla S. Dyson, Psychology; Ashton E. Richard, General Studies; Lauren G. Sibley, Management; Christian K. Smith, Marketing; Dakota P. Taylor, General Studies; Morgan C. Warren, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Hammond: Sushovan Adhikari, Computer Science; Patrick M. Allen, General Studies; Tiffany E. Anderson, Social Work; Javunte D. Andrews, Family & Consumer Sciences; Candace M. Angeron, General Studies; Nicole M. Bailey, Business Administration; Tatiana N. Barr, Kinesiology; Savanna I. Barrient, General Studies; Hailey A. Beck, Art; Madison L. Bentivegna, Nursing; Caitlyn B. Bethancourt, Nursing; Matthew G. Boudreaux, Computer Science; Frederick B. Brown, General Studies; Johnny F. Cannoy III, Business Administration; Keami M. Canselo, Art; Chloe P. Chauvin, Kinesiology; Noah W. Courtney, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Rodney D. Crawford II, Management; Julie S. Crockett, Nursing; RonJae R. Cunnikin, Jr., Accounting; Brooke L. Deliberto, General Studies; Avaya Dhakal, Computer Science; Emily J. DuRapau, Nursing; Sailor T. Dusenberry, Accounting; Blaine V. Earhart, Industrial Technology; Kameron A. Eckland, Marketing;
Also, Elizabeth M. Ferger, General Studies; Jyar Francis, General Studies; Imani R. Franklin, Kinesiology; Gerard J. Frommeyer, Computer Science; Amelia D. Galbo, General Studies; Haley L. Giacone, Marketing; Julia E. Graf, Business Administration; Alexus L. Griffin, Social Work; Gayle V. Hart, General Studies; Tiffany T. Harvey-Gautier, Biological Sciences; Nicholas C. Hemphill, Industrial Technology; Karen A. Heuduck, Spanish; Lill-Ann E. Hochkeppler, Psychology; Summer N. Hortman, Family & Consumer Sciences; Paige C. Johnson, Nursing; Taylor R. Johnson, Early/Childhood Education Grades PK-3; Ashlee R. Johnston, Management; Landon J. Joiner, History; Ciara J. Jonkers, Accounting; Bibesh KC, Computer Science; Dhiraj Kharel, Accounting; Melissa Knox, Accounting; Abby A. Kuhn, Nursing; Calyn M. Landaiche, History; Emily J. Laprime, Physics; Leon V. Latino III, Nursing; Seth D. Leonard, Nursing; Natalie A. Lopez, Kinesiology; Brandon M. Loria, General Studies;
Also, Sean H. Lundin, Computer Science; Amanda E. Lutz, General Studies; Cory M. Macmenamin, Management; Ryan B. Magee, History; Miguel A. Martinetti, Computer Science; Michael L. Mason, General Studies; Hannah G. McNemar, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Shanlanda D. McCray, General Studies; Caitlin McHodgkins, Nursing; Daryl L. Moore, General Studies; Vanessa F. Moore, Industrial Technology; Aaron N. Moorman, Computer Science; Ramzi J. Nakhleh, General Studies; Milica Ozegovic, Business Administration; Christopher D. Pajares, Art; Katherine C. Patti, Nursing; Kriston Pauley, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Erin D. Pereira, General Studies; Regina M. Pergola, Business Administration; Sha’vez J. Pinestraw, Psychology; Cody L. Plaisance, Biological Sciences; Heather R. Poole, Management; Jaquelyn A. Ramon, Family & Consumer Sciences;
Also, Olivia G. Ratcliff, Psychology; Denetra L. Rayford, Psychology; Mallorie B. Read, Kinesiology; Benjamin J. Reaux, Music; Silvia Robert, Biological Sciences; Alyxanna G. Roberts, Biological Sciences; Cailin A. Sampey, Kinesiology; Nikisun Shrestha, Accounting; Ronit Shrestha, Computer Science; Andrew T. Sievers, Computer Science; Amrit Subedi, Computer Science; Diana A. Taj, Biological Sciences; Sameer J. Thapa, Accounting; Shankar R. Thapaliya, Computer Science; Pratikshya Timalsina, Computer Science; Joseph C. Traylor, Criminal Justice; Vincent R. Treptow, Art; Brittany A. Veron, Psychology; Gavin T. Vining, English; Victoria M. Warren, General Studies; Rayven R. Watson, English Education; Cole R. Wolfe, Industrial Technology; Nadia A. Wright, Communication; Yutong Yu, Engineering Technology
Independence: Jarrett B. Addison, General Studies; Jenna L. Anzalone, Nursing; Heather M. Armato, General Studies; Heather B. Bowman, General Studies; Joshua P. Davis, Marketing; Kennedy J. Haugh, General Studies; Bryce A. Smith, Industrial Technology
Kentwood: Katherine A. Davis, Sociology; Emma G. Lambert, General Studies; Hunter E. Oliver, Accounting; Megan M. Sanders, Art; Yulet G. Silva, Accounting
Loranger: Devyn T. Alford, Health Education & Promotion; Mason S. Anthony, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Taryn S. Arcement, Marketing; Lindsay A. Champlin, General Studies; Chandler M. Guess, History; Maci A. Jones, Accounting; Harleigh R. Legendre, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Joshua L. Magliolo, Business Administration; Juline M. Neal, General Studies; Daniel J. O’Neil III, Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment; Braden K. Roberts, Management; Joshua B. Tassin, General Studies
Natalbany: Tylynn R. Guidry, Accounting; Brianna S. Lusk Cyprian, Biological Sciences; Justice N. Lusk, Communication; Taylor M. Parent, Industrial Technology
Ponchatoula: Ashley N. Ajubita, Nursing; Elizabeth A. Alleva, Criminal Justice; Daniel R. Bates, Industrial Technology; Lori L. Brainard, Business Administration; Jennifer M. Brescher, Spanish; Matthew S. Brewer, Management; Kristen T. Brown, Mathematics; Marianna M. Carter, Biological Sciences; Shaylandia L. Chaney, Biological Sciences; Jennifer C. Dettwiller, Communication; Nina Duckworth, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Jessica C. Gabriel, Management; Kali A. Gaskins, Biological Sciences; Austin G. George, General Studies; Brooke M. Giaratano, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Maria E. Gill, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Stacie D. Gleason, Social Work; Leslie K. Guay, General Studies; Caitlyn A. Guerra, Nursing; Nicole L. Hornsby-Harrison, Criminal Justice; Taylor R. LeBlanc, Political Science
Also, Zachary P. Legendre, Criminal Justice; Paula J. McIlrath, General Studies; Brandon P. Merwin, Business Administration; Paul H. Mitchell, Biological Sciences; Katie L. Monteleone, Nursing; Caleb B. Morse, Management; Ashley M. Norris, Kinesiology; Samantha L. Piazza, General Studies; Jeremy L. Poole, Social Studies Education; Jack I. Primack, Political Science; Katlyn R. Rivet, Health Systems Management; Kelsy I. Rivet, Health Systems Management; Devin J. Shewmake, Jr., Art; Jenna M. Songy, Industrial Technology; Landon M. Starkey, History; Amanda P. Tallia, Criminal Justice; Hannah M. Tucker, Nursing; Gabrielle M. Turgeau, Biological Sciences
Roseland: India R. Foskey, Psychology; Chelsey B. Hammons, General Studies; Cassidy R. Smart, Nursing
Tickfaw: Angelle N. Baiamonte, Kinesiology; Tikandra C. Lewis, General Studies; Kurt Roux, Biological Sciences; Venise D. Weaver, General Studies; Kyla M. Williams, Kinesiology