SLU confers degrees on 1,200

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

HAMMOND - Southeastern Louisiana University conferred degrees on approximately 1,200 graduates Saturday, May 17, at the university’s spring commencement exercises.

ABC’s Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree at the 10 a.m. ceremony in the University Center arena.

Southeastern President John L. Crain recognized Roberts, a 1983 Southeastern communication graduate and former basketball star, who climbed the broadcasting career ladder from part time work at Southeastern’s KSLU radio and Hammond’s Northshore Broadcasting to a career with ESPN and later the ABC Network.

Iberville Parish graduates include:

Masters Degrees

Saint Gabriel - Keturah E. Green, Organizational Communications and Jada R. O’Blanc, Executive MBA.

Bachelors Degrees

Maringouin - Raphael J. Pryer, Sport Management and Lennard L. White, Criminal Justice.

Plaquemine - Raven E. Dunlap, Communication; Kathleen T. Kirkland, Family & Consumer Sciences; Jordan C. McClay, Industrial Technology and Jeffery A. Ricard, General Studies.

Saint Gabriel - Anna C. Brost, Marketing and Joshua C. Webb, Criminal Justice.