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2015

Some 415 Receive Diplomas at LSUS Dec. 20 Commencement

December 20, 2015

415 Complete Degree Requirements at LSUS in Summer and Fall;
Winter Commencement Exercises Set for Sunday, Dec. 20
at CenturyLink Center

LSU Shreveport will hold its Fall Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, LA.  A total of 415 students are candidates for degrees in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Business, Education and Human Development, having completed their programs in either the summer or fall.

Robert Barish, MD, chancellor of LSU Health Shreveport, will deliver the commencement address. Dr. Barish assumed leadership of the LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport, now LSU Health Shreveport, in April 2009 following a 24-year career in academic medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center. It was in Maryland where he founded a nationally recognized emergency medicine program before becoming vice dean of clinical affairs at the UM School of Medicine. After earning his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979, Dr. Barish interrupted his residency training for one year to help care for malaria victims and starving children in refugee camps in Cambodia and Somalia. Returning to the U.S., he completed his internal medicine residency training and subsequently completed a second residency in emergency medicine. He became one of the youngest chiefs of emergency services at a university hospital in the nation.

Following the 2005 devastation of Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf Coast, he helped lead a medical regiment dispatched by the State of Maryland that delivered emergency care to more than 6,000 hurricane victims in Jefferson Parish. A former lieutenant colonel and flight surgeon in the Maryland Air National Guard, Dr. Barish in 1992 was among a select group invited to become a NASA astronaut candidate at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Special Reception for Online Graduates

For many graduate students who have earned their degrees online, a special reception on Sunday may be the first time they have seen their virtual colleagues, administrators and classmates. They will get a chance to see each other in person from 10 a.m.-noon during a reception at LSUS on the third floor of the Noel Library.

The chancellor, provost and several faculty members will be there to meet graduating students in three online master's degree programs - the MBA, MEDCI and MHA programs. Following the reception, participants will proceed to the CenturyLink Center for commencement ceremonies.

2 Graduate Summa Cum Laude, 9 Magna Cum Laude, 20 Cum Laude

Thirty-one students will be granted their degrees with honors. Graduating summa cum laude, having achieved grade-point averages between 3.9 and 4.0, are Alessa Rexer Ash and Julia Blair Taylor, both of Shreveport.

Magna cum laude graduates, with GPAs of 3.7-3.89, are Yaneirys Alegria, Ryan Kade Billeaudeaux, Malvya Chintakindi, Samantha Lee Hartless, Ashton Brie Nance, Elizabeth Kate O'Neal, Jenny L. Pierson, Jessica Marie Terry and Sarah Evangeline Welsh.

Graduating cum laude, with GPAs between 3.5-3.69, are Iva Denise Austin, James Williams Avant, Treychel Ryane Bryant, Jane Elizabeth Busher, Camille Amanda Coco, Karissa Mattea Glenn, Eva Katelyn Hall, Magen Wilcher Lewis, Kelly Lockhart-Wright, Megan Griffith McIver, Samantha Blake O'Neal, Catherine Valerie Olender, Jerry Jerome Piazza, Natasha  Maria Regard, Shekinah Renee Roberts, Meagan Alicia Schwenneker, Robert Chad Shaw, Tonia Lanette Snow, Katherine Umling and Hannah Catherine Zanone.

Listed here are the graduates by college, degree and hometown.

College of Arts & Sciences
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Master of Science
Bossier City-Deanna G. Alexander

Bachelor of Arts
Bossier City-Victoria Elizabeth Brotherton, Kaylynn Nichole Henry, Sarah Danielle Smith
Grand Cane-Sherman Lee Houston Jr.
Haughton-Matthew D. Adkins, Ebony Brittany Nelson
Morgantown, W.Va. -Lindsay Marie Warren
Plano, Texas-Jeremiah Derrick Moore
Shreveport-Andrew Thomas Ameen, John Thomas Bethea, Heather Nichole Brakefield, Malvya Chintakindi, Samuel Loyd Cooper, Ashley Elizabeth Dean, Mallory Kate Ford, Ariel Sha'Nedra Harrell, Rachel Kathryn Hollingsworth, Sharon LaBorde, Melvin E. Landry, Lacie Jo Lozier, Iris Catherine MacLean, Tyler Edward Moody, Sharod Trashun Murray, Martika N. Rodriguez, Ella Elizabeth Wolfe, Wendell Kevin Yerger Monroe-Nicholas Edgar Fechter
Springhill-Raven Leighann Hall
Sugar Hill, Ga.-Tonia Lanette Snow

Bachelor of Criminal Justice
Bossier City-Treychel Ryane Bryant, Ashley Nicole Ince, Katrina Robinson, Sarah Evangeline Welsh
Castor-Jacob M. Boyle
Deridder-James Brandon Russell
Haughton-Kelly Lockhart-Wright, Molly Kate Smith Minden-Arianna Darshae Bryant
Plain Dealing-Eugene Swearingen III
Shreveport-Olivia Tatum Buchannon, Elizabeth Renee' Bush, Jared Adam Pennywell, Amber S. Williams
       
Bachelor of Fine Arts

Bossier City-Shadi Darzeidan, Iyad Nezar Zidan
Shreveport-Crystal Therese Cavallo, Thomas Owen Dickson, Elizabeth Kate O'Neal, Natasha Maria Regard, Alexandria Elise Stinchcomb

Bachelor of General Studies
Benton-Landon P. Garrett, Kacie Nicole Vosbury Hollis
Bossier City-Claire Sader Burks, Timothy Luke Carmack, Michael Colin Clark, Tiffany Lynn Kruell, Catherine Valerie Olender, Robert Chad Shaw Greenwood-Donnetta Holmes
Shreveport-Nionea Renee Anderson, Delisa Shappel Coleman, Myra D. Edwards, Christi L. Eugene, Ashley Lynn Fillingim, Karissa Mattea Glenn, Bridget Michelle Hall, Amber LeeAnn Harris, Rydell Devon  Harris, Manaisha R. Hill, Courtney Raye Hinze, Aaron Michael Jones, Galen Andrew Light, Marianne Elizabeth Malone, Rachell Renee Martin, Takeshia Rachel Young
Zwolle--Zachery Brent Faircloth 

School of Mathematics and Sciences
Master of Science
Alexandria- Monique Renesha Spears
Birmingham, Ala.- Brian Broadnax
Harvey- Sandra Ai Hau Dang
New Iberia- Alison Claire Percle
Plaquemine- Frances Ellen Germany
Shreveport- Alex Steven Payne, Anishka Elvina Seymour, Angela L. Vattuone, Patrice Isabella Wiltz, Gary Andrew Wrobel

Bachelor of Science
Bossier City-Darren Jermaine Ashley, Lauren Nicole Crayton, Kenneth Wayne Smith, Stephan Marcus Van Der Merwe
Decatur, Ga.-William James Epps
Greenwood-Payden Diana Deville
Haughton-Ryan W. Hammontree
Shreveport-Reuben Akintunniyi Ajayi, Jane Elizabeth Busher, Mary-Tidy Farley, Faizan Danish Farooqui, Sierra Mone't Foster, Charles Evans Foster II, Jasmine Godfrey, Chase Alexander Herrera, Linda Michelle Manshack, Hannah Marie Moore, John D. Perez, Jerry Jerome Piazza, Rodney E. Thompson 

College of Business, Education and Human Development
School of Business
Master of Business Administration
Annapolis, Md.-Lindsey Vandemark
Austin, Texas-Tiffany LaTrece Thompkins-Atkins
Baton Rouge-Rebecca Godwin Harris, Bron Raymone Noel, Kate Brame Silver, Toya Danielle Spruel
Beaumont, Texas-Jennifer Malone Bortner, Mary Guidry Dupre
Benton-Lindsey Leigh Quillin Blackshear, Ga. -Heidi Rose Johnson
Bossier City-Belinda Karen Everett, Katherine Luckett Neblett, Jessica Carol Richardson, Broussard-Aaron D. Priest  
Bush-Jeffrey Todd Penton
Centerton, Ark.-Lina Leung Briggs
Charlottesville, Va.-Erin Renee Finot
Columbus, Ohio-Muktar Guled
Corona, Calif.-Danit Dolberg
Cotton Valley-Brittany Lovato Greer
Dallas, Texas-Scott Richard Chinoski, Aaron Scott Porter, William Franklin Poulson, Ludwingk Pastor Rios
Dearborn, Mich. -Dhafer Ali Almaklani
Denham Springs-Marilyn Massari, Karen Thoms Zito                                                                                            
Eunice-Raven Symone Jones
Garden City, Idaho-Heather Dispain
Gilbert, Ariz.-Mamoon Elghalaieni
Grand Cane-Robert Daniel Latham
Houston, Texas-David Saah Karngba Jr.
Jena-Melinda Kay Robinson
Katy, Texas-Jason Limerick, Cecil Raymond Sprague III
Lafayette-Daphne A. Babin, Mark David Mouton
Lake Charles-Jeremy Cole Fruge, Chris Gerard Guerrero, Makayla Annette Jones, Detrick L. Taylor
Larose-Lynn Joseph Dufrene
Lincoln, Neb.-Hassan A. Gumeel
Luling-Cassie Lach, Michael Roman Lach
Marrero-Jessica Marie Thoman
Mesa, Ariz.-Kyle W. Sargent
Metairie-Arielle Jane Nabatkhorian
Mocksville, N.C.-David L. Fowler
Monroe-Kimberly Nicole Boudreaux Shepherd
Miami, Fla.-Maria Mercedes Campo
Minden-Emily Elizabeth Sherman
Monroe-Stella Kaye Anderson, Stephan Ellery Wall
New Orleans-Bradley James Bingert, Jessica Monique Horne, Megan Moore Johnson, Nirav Bhupendra Shah
Pearland, Texas-Kevin M. Cox
Phoenix, Ariz. -Ryan R. Woods     
Pinckney, Mich.-Della M. Copp
Raleigh, N.C. -Laura Lynn Dalfonso
Saint Francisville-John Dallas Andries
Saint Louis, Mo. -Latoya Welch Thomas
Scott AFB-Monique Elizabeth-Anne Minx
Shawnee, Kansas-Ryan Kleiss
Shreveport-Jasmine Kimberly Flores, Lorenzo Alexander Gilliam Jr., Nathan Dean Gurinsky, Kelly Lynn Inderbitzin, Jimmy L. Jones Jr., Michael Ricktraveus Lewis, Timothy Seng Lian, Valerie Ann Lockhart, Rachel Brittany Madison, Brieanna J'Ruth Mahoney, Rhonda Neil, Shawn Nigel Raphael, Karmen Latrice Rubin, Robert Henry Schaumburg, Megan Marie Smith, Lesley Elizabeth Warren, Stanley Gene Westmoreland             
Slidell-Eric Henry Johnsen Jr., Jon Andrew Langford Waskom, Texas-Matthew Violante DeGeorge
Zachary- Esteban S. Siegert

Master of Health Administration
Alexandria-Christelle Benade
Ball-Johnette Amanda Kinney
Baton Rouge-Jason Daniel Lorentz, Laura Hunter Weiss
Carencro- Taryn Mikelle Bernard
Cinnaminson, N.J.- Ramya Krishna Velagapudi
Clarksville, Tenn.- Brittany Kathryn Street
Cypress, Texas- Bianca Nicole Gistarb
Denham Springs- Mitchell Steve Carter
Eagle Rock, N.C.- Samantha Belk Queen
Haughton- Ashley Ryan Edwards
Houston, Texas- Adebola Bolarinwa Adeyemi-Kehinde, Moneca Chanta Lee, Majik Alexis Yvette Oesterreich-Reed
Lafayette- Jonathon Andrew Koob, Gabrielle Welch Simon, Latoya Dawn Wilson
Lake Charles- Chantel Monique Citizen
League City, Texas- Jeffrey David Gottlieb
Leesburg, Ala.- Mandy Kisor Roberts
Lithonia, Ga.- Dontricia Carty
Little Rock, Ark.- Chere' Nacole Marshall
Missouri City, Texas- Dawn Kristin Hale
New Orleans- Ashley Marie Andrus, Amy Marie Beecher
Plain Dealing-Chatoria Harris
Praireville- Jeremy Wesley Rogers
Rayville- William BradleyAdcock
Rochester, Minn.- James Owen Luckey
Ruston- Amanda May Whiddon
San Diego, Calif.-Robert Kennedy
San Jose, Calif.- Mai Xee Chang
Santa Clara, Utah- Andrew Dugal Wilcox
Shreveport- Ashley Nicole Collier, Kristina Michelle Henry, David Bradley Schmidt, Jalisa Janae Shaw, Joe William Edward Shyne II
Tallahassee, Fla.- Clifton Joseph Peltier
Vicksburg, Miss.- Jennifer McGuffee Miller
West Bend, N.C.- Krista Michelle Bryant Sisk
West End, N.C.- Ginger Annette Dawson
West Monroe- Hailey Morgan Hill
Wilmington, N.C.- Rebecca Therese Alfonso

Master of Public Health

Gloster- Harterica Le'Shay Hines
Shreveport- Sulamieth Tambe Ayuk, Madeline Augusta Fechter, Anne Marie Mack, Ian Lamar Simpson

Bachelor of Science
Barksdale Air Force Base-Jacob Thomas Hall
Benton--Hannah Emily White
Bossier City-Ademola Musefiu Adeoye, Iyad M. Alabbadi, Yaneirys Alegria, Caitlin Mariah Brown, Ashley Christian Coker, Frederick T. Ellis Jr., Tanner Peyton DeLoach, George Michael James, Malorie Katelyn Jetton, Dylan Kirk Mc Whiney, Carson Michael  Rush
Dallas, Texas-Kyle Allen Johnson
Greenwood-Barri Ann Silman
Haughton-Ginger Celeste Sanford
Keithville-Matthew Wayne McCarty
League City, Texas-Amanda LaTrice Owen
Mansfield-Wilquetta Ronique Ross
Montgomery, Ala.-Marquetta Ellise Johnson
Noble-Kayla Shanette Sepulvado
Princeton- Joseph Benjamin Waddles
Sarepta-Samantha Blake O'Neal
Shreveport-Alessa Rexer Ash, James Williams Avant, Kim Edward Barthel, Brett Martin Bouillion, Chelsea Harrison Brocato, La Darrius M. Bush, Risha Malin Clark,  Kalie Marshun Coley, Annika Erin Collier, Thomas Laroy Dixon, Melanie Anquanece Edwards, Victoria L. Edwards, Mohammad Ghazawneh, Felicia A. Jackson, Darian Lee Jones, Dennis Ross Kalambach, Stuart Joseph Kite, Sarah Yvonne May, Hunter Todd McClendon, April Latoya Myles, Daniel Riley O'Donnell, Allison Jean Perkins, LaShonda Monae Phelps, Jenny L. Pierson, Charles Ray Raphiel, Matthew Taylor Russell, Haley Brooke Sanders, Calvert Ray Tornes, Ricki Nicole Wall, Lisa Marie White, Kruciana Elizabeth Williams
Stonewall-Lindsay Ann Runge
Vivian-Meghan Patrice Thomas 

School of Education
Master of Education
APO AE- Jana Puertas Lamontagne, Heather Balladares Rosario
Baton Rouge- Elizabeth Guillot Doyle, Jessica Leigh Hall, Ashley Yorba Rodrigue
Benton-Theresa M. Solomon
Bossier City- Julie Anne Fowler, Andrianna Marston-Woodard
Carencro- Vanessa Broussard Knott
Dallas, Texas­-Amanda Robyn Ratigan
Denham Springs-Meghan Brown McNamara Sullivan
Donaldsonville-Mary Abadie Daze'
Ellijay, Ga.-Stacy Joseph Galloway
Grand Cane- Jordan Renee Thomas
Homer- Afton Noel  Owens
Houma-Mandy Coleman Rhodes
Houston, Texas- Tania Serna Zagal
Idaho Falls, Idaho-Kalene Rheta Barnard
Kenner- Elizabeth Amparo Thompson
Lake Charles- Elizabeth Louise Lawrence Schroeder
Melbourne, Fla. -Susan Pardo Fletcher
Nashville, Tenn.-Sara Brunette Strobel
New Orleans- Mary S. Harris
Norfolk, Va.-Daniel Lee Decker
Orlando, Fla.-Nicole Marie  Schmidt
Picayune, Miss.-Jessica Marie Smith
Pineville- Wendy Sue Manuel
Shreveport- Trevis Jayne Allen, Laura Wakeman Chemell, Thomas Andre' Dicharry, Rachenda Poindexter Douglas, Angelo Yoshida McAllister, Chelsey Danielle Shoalmire, Naquanda Ingram Taylor, Alysha Nicelle Wallace Slaughter-Krystal Duckworth Ricketts
Sun Prairie, Wis.- Meghan Leah O'Brien
Ville Platte-Jennifer Claire Barbier 
Wylie, Texas-Jawan Marie Wiltz 

Bachelor of Arts
Shreveport-Rachel Kathryn Hollingsworth 

Bachelor of Science
Bossier City-Iva Denise Austin, Reannon Elizabeth Batts, Emily Lauren Christie, Camille Amanda Coco, Shelby Ruth Guerrero, Chelsea Rebecca Linn, Chad Jordan Tromberg
Doyline-Megan Griffith McIver
Haughton-Brooklyn Michelle Lester
Plain Dealing-Holly Claire Johnston
Mooringsport-Windy Nicole Ryan
Princeton-Shekinah Renee Roberts Shreveport-Joann Denise Crank, Tracy Elizabeth Crow, Cindi Lynn Faubion, Brittany Day Gore, Angelyse Yvonne Green, Christine Renee James, Tiffany Nicole Landis, Magen Wilcher Lewis, Hannah Ruth McKay, Courtney Nicole Padgett, Jessica Michelle Ross
Waskom, Texas-Katherine Umling

School of Human Sciences
Master of Science
Haughton-Aijah M. Benson
Logansport-Joshua B. Cox
Shreveport-Joshua William David Hollis, Cheri L. Quinn, Bethany Hope Stafford, Chanel Walker-Harris

Bachelor of Science
Belcher-Ariel Diana Petteway-Jewett
Benton-Eva Katelyn Hall
Bethany-Nicole Capito Wyche
Bossier City-Christiane Michelle Finders, Angela Suzanne Gideons, John Bryant M. Patten, Morgan Taylor Phillips Homer-Elmer T. Jones Jr. 
Longview, Texas-Monica Reigh Bishop
New Iberia-Ridge Michael Gonsoulin
Princeton-Solomon David Waddles
Shreveport-Chasity Nicole Allen, Benjamin Tyler Armstrong, Renee Bledsoe, April Foppé Collins, Grayson Steward Collins, Britny Montgomery Cubley, James Aaron Duval, Nellie Michele Ebarb, Cody James Gibbs,  Jessica Delphine Gonzalez, Samantha Lee Hartless, Tré Denzell Highsmith, Laura Katherine Pauline Jones, Valencia Annazette Jones-Edwards, Symphony Davis Keys, Lauren Makenzie LeBleu, Allison Lynn Lightfoot, Caitlin Amanda Moore, Treston L. Moore, Ashton Brie Nance, Brittany Leura Reckley, Morgan Paige Richardson, Melody Michelle Rogers, Suhad Akram Salamah, Meagan Alicia Schwenneker, Nicholas Taylor Stutts, Julia Blair Taylor, Jessica Marie Terry, Allison Rae Tunnell, Naomi Lynn Varuso, Che' Edgar Walcott Jr., Melissa Alana Whitaker, Shakera Sentia Williams, Hannah Catherine Zanone
Valrico, Fla. -Cameron J. Ellis
Welsh-Ryan Kade Billeaudeaux 

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