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Ogden Honors Graduates Recognized During Fall Commencement Exercises

The LSU Roger Hadfield Ogden Honors College graduated six students who earned College Honors, two students who earned Upper Division Honors Distinction and one who earned Thesis Honors during fall commencement exercises. All of the graduates successfully completed and defended an Honors Thesis.

The following students earned honors from the Ogden Honors College:

Dominique Melicere Becnel, New Orleans, La.
BAMC, mass communication (public relations) with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “Mobilizing the Masses: How to Save Your Local Coffee Shop”
Thesis Advisor: Robert Mann

Nathan Ross Blanchard, Baton Rouge, La.
BSEE, electrical engineering with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “Circuit Design for the Development of a Non-Contact ECG System”
Thesis Advisor: Jin-Woo Choi

Elizabeth Bounty Crain, Baton Rouge, La.
BS, psychology with Upper Division Honors
Honors Thesis: “The Acute Effects of Yoga on Mindfulness and Smoking Urges”
Thesis Advisor: Amy Copeland

Richard Frank Guidry, Metairie, La.
BS, biological sciences with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “The Effect of Dietary Salt Intake on the Subcellular Distribution of Epithelial Na+ Channels in Vasopressin and Oxytocin Synthesizing Neurons in the Rat Hypothalamus”
Thesis Advisor: Ryoichi Teruyama

James Alfred Hebert, Saint Martinville, La.
BS, natural resource ecology and management (conservation biology) with Thesis Honors
Honors Thesis: “The Effects of Hybridization on Predator-Prey Interactions and its Relation to Climate Change”
Thesis Advisor: Michael Kaller

Milton Joseph Hernandez IV, Abita Springs, La.
BA, political science with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “Political Identity of Louisiana’s College Voters: An Analysis of their Opinions, Habits, and Politics”
Thesis Advisor: Wayne Parent

Catherine Yvonne Hudson, Portland, Ore.
BS, geology with Upper Division Honors
Honors Thesis: “Using Foraminifera Shell Geochemistry to Test Proxies for Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction”
Thesis Advisor: Achim Herrmann

Kira Alana Schuette, Kenner, La.
BAMC, mass communication (political communication) with College Honors
Honors Thesis: “Rethinking Gender and Image Politics on Social Media in the 2016 Presidential Election: A Case Study of Hillary Clinton’s and Carly Fiorina’s Twitter Accounts”
Thesis Advisor: Kathleen Searles

Catherine Ann Warner, Sulpher Springs, La.
BA, international studies with College Honors and anthropology
Honors Thesis: “Tunnel Vision: How an Overt Focus on Legalism Allows for Incomplete Justice”
Thesis Advisor: Peter Sutherland