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Local students graduate after LSU summer semester

BATON ROUGE – LSU alumnus and Chair of the Board of Supervisors James Williams delivered the keynote address, and 609 students received degrees during LSU’s commencement ceremony on Aug. 2.

Two students received a University Medal for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point average in the class.

The University Medalists included Laura Lynette Tracy, a native of LaPlace, who graduated from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences, and Chanelle Rose Trahan, a native of Baton Rouge, who graduated from the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.

Graduating students from St. John Parish include:

College of Human Sciences & Education

  • JaJuan Monet Nicholas, Vacherie

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Laura Lynette Tracy, LaPlace

Graduate School


  • Asha Meadows Martin, LaPlace


  • Chelsea Elizabeth Dupuy, LaPlace
  • Blaine Alexis Robertson, Reserve


  • Landon Jay Douglas, LaPlace
  • Kwadernica Cheron Rhea, LaPlace