Baton Rouge, La. – The Southern University and A & M College held its Spring 2017 Commencement Exercise on Friday, May 12 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
Nearly 700 undergraduate and graduate students received degrees during the ceremony. Of that number, 24 students received undergraduate degrees and two students received doctoral degrees from the Land-Grant Campus’ College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.
The college’s student marshal, the student with the highest GPA in the college, was Patrice Lazard.
The Opelousas native received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. She also earned the Chancellor’s Scholar Award during Southern University’s Annual Academic Honors Day Awards Program on April 19.
Other students receiving undergraduate degrees included: Rali Bass from Monroe; Bobby Bell from Baton Rouge; Brittany Betts from Baton Rouge; Mamie Brignac from Lake Charles; Chasity Collins from Baton Rouge; Yasmin Dotson from Port Barre; Renetta Glover from Baton Rouge; Jacque Harvey from Franklinton; Ariana Lee from Baker; Ashley Lewis from Dallas, TX; Amber Lundy from Baton Rouge; Shakiyla Manuel from Jennings; Latonya Mcgowan from Utica, MS; Sharnicia Quarles from Sibley; Cynthia Ransom from Baton Rouge; Taylor Semones from Alexandra; Devonte` Smith from Lafayette; Brandi Suel from Donaldsonville; Sarah Thanni from Baton Rouge; Gabrielle Topps from Franklinton; Domonique Truss from Houston, TX; Melanie Williams from Clinton and Britiany Wilson from Baker.
Students receiving doctoral degrees in Urban Forestry were Emma Thomas from Opelousas and Kendric Stewart.
The Southern University Land-Grant Campus comprises of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences.
Photos from Commencement are available here.