LSU graduates record numbers

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - LSU’s class of 2014 was a groundbreaking one for the university in many areas with new records for African-American, Hispanic, female and degrees awarded.

At the spring commencement ceremony, 3,953 students received degrees, which is the largest amount of degrees awarded at a single commencement.

The total Class of 2014 - students receiving degrees in previous summer and fall commencements combined with the current spring commencement - is also a record breaker for the university with numbers showing that about 6,367 students received degrees.

The May 2014 graduating class represents 57 Louisiana parishes, 47 U.S. states and 57 foreign countries. Women made up 55.81 percent of the class and men made up 44.19 percent. The oldest graduate is 69 and the youngest was 19.

The 3,953 total graduates are made up of 3,068 students who received bachelor’s degrees and 689 who received master’s degrees.

Iberville Parish graduates include:

E.J. OURSO COLLEGE OF BUSINESS                                                                                             Sonny James Lopez, Plaquemine                                                                                                 James Kimball Reich, Plaquemine                                                                                                 

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING                                                                                                             

Cody Wayne Daniels, Rosedale                                                                                                    

Maci Michelle Guercio, Plaquemine                                                                                              

Christopher Robert Pitre, Plaquemine                                                                                            

COLLEGE OF HUMAN SCIENCES & EDUCATION                                                                                              

Michelle Elizabeth Daigle, White Castle                                                                                         

Randi Lynn Vaughn, Plaquemine                                                                                                  

Jazmin Monique Williams, White Castle                                                                                           

Keviana Chuva' Young, Plaquemine                                                                                               

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES                                                                                           

Bailey Alise Burleigh, Plaquemine                                                                                              

Cade Adam Hoffman, Grosse Tete                                                                                                  

Nathan Michael Maranto, Plaquemine                                                                                             

Roxanne Elizabeth Searcy, Plaquemine                                                                                            

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE                                                                                                                 

Nicholas Kyle Baldwin, St. Gabriel                                                                                              

Chelsea G. Curry, Plaquemine                                                                                                   

GRADUATE SCHOOL                                                                                                                     

Jeffrey Keenan Romig, St. Gabriel                                                                                              

Amanda Kaye Verret, Plaquemine                                                                                                  

DOCTORATE                                                                                                                

Tammie Rochelle Jenkins, Plaquemine