St. John Parish students earn degrees from Southeastern
Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 28, 2022
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University celebrated 1,119 graduates Saturday, May 14, in two separate commencement ceremonies in the University Center.
Southeastern graduates included 366 men and 753 women, who were receiving 16 different degrees and representing 23 states and 15 countries. Candidates for associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were honored.
Additionally, Former Louisiana Senate President John A. Alario, Jr. was presented an honorary doctor of humanities (LHD) degree in a separate ceremony. A 1965 graduate of Southeastern, he was recognized for his lifetime of public service, including his 48-year tenure in both the Louisiana House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as his civic service with numerous non-profit organizations, and his support over the years to Southeastern.
The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to 11 students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the university’s five colleges.
Medal recipients were:
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – history major Stephen Gay Benton of Metairie; music major Marina Burguete Diago of Spain; history major Lauren Gwendolyn Guillory of Abita Springs; and psychology major Emily Elizabeth Montelepre of Folsom.
College of Business – accounting major Sandra Aden Lelleck of Tickfaw.
College of Education – elementary education major, grades 1 – 5, Madeleine Elizabeth Abadie of Mandeville; and early childhood education majors, PK – 3, Samantha E. Conley of Mandeville and Payton Audrey Onellion of Denham Springs.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences – kinesiology major Hannah Irene Robertson of Zachary.
College of Science and Technology – mathematics major Hunter Hollie of Ponchatoula; and biology major Kaitlynn Joy Margavio of Covington.
St. John the Baptist Parish students receiving associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were:
LaPlace — Krystal Hooker, Educational Leadership Ed.D.;
LaPlace — Rebecca C. Grote, Communication Sciences & Disorders; Holly R. Lions, Strategic Communication; Sage M. Mulkey, Business Administration;
Edgard — Terris A. Bradley, General Studies;
LaPlace — Blair E. Andrepont, Accounting; Chloe R. Faucheux, Kinesiology; Dominique C. James, Kinesiology; Tyler J. Lennix, Health Systems Management; Jyra J. Lockett, Business Administration; Robert F. McDonald, Kinesiology; Mary Nguyen, Biological Sciences; Shelby M. Ory, Marketing; Sabrina Pagoaga, Art; Alyssa M. Phillips, Biological Sciences; TashiAna K. Robinson, Health Systems Management; Gavin S. St. Pierre, Industrial Technology; Gregory T. Vicknair, Athletic Training;
Reserve — Jordan R. Loving, Kinesiology; Tyjonae D. Raymond, General Studies; Kassidy M. Terrio, Nursing; Madison A. Watson, General Studies;