Baylor University celebrates 2020-2021 graduates

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 3, 2021

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WACO, Texas — Baylor University celebrated more than 7,500 graduates of the classes of 2020 and 2021 during six in-person commencement ceremonies at McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River.
President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., presided over the outdoor ceremonies that honored nearly 2,800 spring 2021 Baylor graduates, as well as more than 4,700 May, August and December 2020 graduates, whose ceremonies were canceled or held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The commencement ceremonies also were the first held outdoors at Baylor since May 27, 1955, when graduation was held in what was then called Baylor Stadium (later renamed Floyd Casey Stadium).
“Amidst all the change in our students’ lives, one thing hasn’t changed. They are all Baylor Bears. They are united by that shared experience, and they have something to celebrate together,” Livingstone said. “It’s a unique time of life, and one worth celebrating our graduates’ hard work and accomplishments to the fullest-even if that celebration was delayed for a year.”
The following local students were among the 2020-2021 Baylor University graduates:

  • LaPlace – Jared Gladwyn Butler, Bachelor of Business Administration, Management, , Hankamer School of Business, May 2021


  • Hahnville – Karlie Catherine Duhe, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing, Louise Herrington School of Nursing, May 2021


  • Metairie – Daniel Glynn Leithman, Bachelor of Business Administration, Risk Management and Insurance, Hankamer School of Business, May 2021

In other Baylor University news, more than 4,700 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the Spring 2021 semester.
The Dean’s Academic Honor List recognizes Baylor undergraduates for their outstanding academic work during each semester. Students honored on the Dean’s List earned a minimum semester grade-point average of 3.70 with no grade lower than a ‘C’ while enrolled in at least 12 graded semester hours.
The following local students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List:

  • Hahnville – Karlie C Duhe, Louise Herrington School of Nursing
  • Metairie – Abigail Faye Rondey, College of Arts & Sciences