Honors College Graduates 71 Students
Recently, The LSU Honors College graduated 71 students and recognized outstanding seniors during the Honors College graduation ceremony.
The graduation ceremony, which was held in the Music and Dramatic Arts Building’s Claude Shaver Theatre, recognized Honors College seniors who graduated in Good Standing and also awarded the students who completed an undergraduate thesis.
Thirty-two students earned College Honors, and nine earned the Upper Division Honors Distinction.
Students graduating from the Upper Division Honors Program received their white Honor Cords and Bachelor’s Hoods, which were also worn at LSU’s 274th commencement exercises on Friday, May 20.
Ian Cruise and Christine Baniewicz won the Leo and Insa Abraham Award (which is granted to two outstanding Honors College seniors each year) and Mark “Doc” Dochterman won the Doc Amborski Award.
“The Honors College Graduation Ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the significant achievements each student has accomplished,” said Autumn Montgomery, Honors College Upper Division Academic Advisor. “They have diligently earned every award and distinction bestowed upon them at our ceremony, and it is an honor and a cherished opportunity to say farewell.”
The following students graduated with College Honors, completing a minimum of 32 hours of honors coursework including the upper-division honors program:
Alexandria: Rachel Miller, mass communication
Baton Rouge: Theresa Atkinson, psychology; Chad Gremillion, psychology; Emily Halk, political science and international studies & German; Kelly Heim, anthropology; John Milligan, philosophy; Aubrey Thibaut, international studies and political science
Belle Chasse: Noah McGill, petroleum engineering
Clinton: Daniel Lum, physics
Covington: Marie Perret, liberal arts and French
Kenner: Phoebe Hathorn, finance
Lafayette: Christine Baniewicz, threatre; Jeffrey Cunniff, biochemisty; Jonathan LeJune, architecture; Lindsay Rabalais, mass communication and international studies
Lake Charles: Laura Carleton, management
Loreauville: Danielle Borel, management
Madisonville: Katie Hamel, biological sciences
Metairie: Edward Bukaty IV, economics; Mari Russ, architecture
Monroe: Christina Jones, history
Natchitoches: Ian Cruise, philosophy
New Orleans: Christy Hedlund, psychology; Andrew Schwehm, psychology and English
Plaquemine: Lacy Hebert, international studies and French; Courtney Humphrey, biological sciences
Ponchatoula: Stephanie Stevens, mass communication and sociology
Slidell: Elizabeth Moffett, anthropology; Jessica Rosselot, biological sciences
Zachary: Bradley Wood, biological sciences and philosophy
Fairview: Claire Hanchey, sociology
Houston: Emily Perkins, history
The following students graduated with the Upper Division Honors Distinction for completing the upper-division honors program:
Baton Rouge: Diana Badkoobeh, nutritional sciences; Jessica Harrison, anthropology; Christine Pyle, English and French; Alicia Rodriguez, nutritional sciences
Covington: Alejandra Vargas, psychology
New Orleans: Nicole Horne, French
Plaquemine: Amanda Callegan, biological sciences
Lexington: Querida Christian, sociology
Brentwood: Nicholas Mataya, history