Northwestern State University’s River Parishes graduates

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University awarded 905 degrees to 881 graduates during spring commencement May 11-12.  Graduates collected diplomas for associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees, post-baccalaureate certificates and post-master’s degrees.

  Commencement ceremonies were scheduled for 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 and 10 a.m. Thursday, May 11.  The ceremonies were live streamed at  More information on commencement is available at

 Graduates listed by hometown are as follows:

Boutte – Sierra Wynn, Post Baccalaureate Certificate;

Des Allemands – Kay Bourgeois, Bachelor of Science;

Destrehan — Ana’ Nanney, Doctor of Education;

Norco — Lora Leigh Luquet, Bachelor of Arts; 

Paradis — Kaitlyn Dunn, Post Baccalaureate Certificate;

Reserve — Kaitlyn Gaines, Bachelor of Arts;

Saint Rose – Angelina Wood, Bachelor of Science.