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Ogden Honors College Graduates Recognized at December Commencement

The following LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College students received degrees at today’s fall commencement ceremonies. All of this year’s December graduates successfully defended an Honors Thesis, and seven of eleven graduates received College Honors, one of LSU’s highest distinctions.

Amanda Cooper
BS, Biological Sciences with College Honors, summa cum laude
Honors Thesis: “Functional Morphology of the Connective Tissue of the Clavicular System of the Domestic Cat, Felis catus
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Dominque Homberger
 
Kaitlyn Daniel
BA, Political Science with Thesis Honors
Honors Thesis: “Independence of Judicial Systems in Relation to Terrorist Attacks”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. David Sobek
 
Braden Dauzet
BA, Political Science with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “Crumbling Pillars of the Developmental State: The Collapse of the Bretton Woods System and its Impact on Political Economy in East Asia”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Wonik Kim
 
Julia Jorgenson
BA, English (Creative Writing concentration) with Thesis Honors, cum laude
Honors Thesis: “Fulfilling Your Destiny in the Age of the Mobile Phone” (novel excerpt)
Thesis Advisor: Jennifer Davis
 
Danielle Kelley
BA, Mass Communication with Upper Division Honors, magna cum laude
Honors Thesis: “Social Media and the Church”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Lisa Lundy
 
Emilie Mativi
BS, Mathematics with College Honors, summa cum laude
Honors Thesis: “Introduction of Advanced Math Concepts through a Geometry Project”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Stephen Shipman
 
Michelle St. Romain
BS, Biological Sciences with College Honors, cum laude
Honors Thesis: “Assessing the Use of Dynamic Video Profiling Scientists in Conveying Astrobiology Concepts”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Vince LiCata
 
Rachel Tessier
BS, Natural Resource and Ecology Management with College Honors, cum laude
Honors Thesis:  Conservation and Ecological Implications of the Introgression between Black Bass Subspecies
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Michael Kaller
 
Jaqueline Trautman
BFA, Studio Art (Sculpture concentration) with College Honors, magna cum laude
Honors Thesis: “Still Moving” (performance piece)
Thesis Advisor: Loren Schwerd
 
Kalli Trahan
BS, Biological Sciences with Thesis Honors
Honors Thesis: “Latitudinal Geographical Variation in Sexual Dimorphism in a Tropical Montane Bird (Furnariidae: Pseudocolaptes boissonneautii)” (received Outstanding Thesis Award in May 2014)
Thesis Advisor: Dr. Van Remsen
 
Ashley Willis
BS, Biological Sciences (Microbiology) with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “An Exploration of Cell Cycle Regulation in Arabidopsis Thaliana Trichomes”
Thesis Advisor: Dr. John Larkin