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Southeastern confers degrees on graduates

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Southeastern Louisiana University celebrated its 1,114 graduates Saturday, May 11, in two separate commencement ceremonies in the University Center.

Southeastern graduates included 367 men and 747 women, who were receiving 17 different degrees and representing 23 states and 18 countries. Candidates for associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were honored.

Award-winning WDSU-TV news journalist Randi Rousseau will address Southeastern Louisiana University graduating students. A 2005 Southeastern graduate, Rousseau has been a fixture on WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, for more than 17 years. The versatile journalist was born and raised in Ponchatoula and currently resides in the Crescent City.

The university awarded its highest academic honor, the President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, to 16 students with the highest cumulative grade point average in the university’s five colleges.

Medal recipients were:

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – general studies major Chelsea Lee Johnson of¬¬ Loranger; general studies major Sophia Jane Stoddard of Bountiful, Utah; and psychology major Abby-Grace Zeigler of Gonzales.
College of Business – accounting major Greyson Taylor Boudreaux of Hammond; finance major Justin Ira Mata of Mandeville; and management major Kailee Spinks Neal of Montpelier.

College of Education – early childhood education majors Elizabeth Ashley Angel of Baton Rouge and Laura Michelle Broussard of Luling; and health and physical education major K-12 Olivia Elfert of Thibodaux.
College of Nursing and Health Sciences – communication sciences and disorders major Cailin Elizabeth Henkel of Amite; and nursing major Hannah Kelley Martinez of Zachary.

College of Science and Technology – chemistry major Gage Dawsey of Denham Springs; engineering technology major Joshua Thomas Lasseigne of St. Amant; biology major Kassidy Lee Robichaux of Harvey; occupational safety, health and environment major Rhett Thomas Rosevear of Denham Springs; and biology major William Yang of Hammond.
Students receiving associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees were:

Louisiana
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Bachelors Degrees
Benton — Madeline M. Moore, History;

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ROUSSEAU ADDRESSES GRADUATES – Award-winning WDSU-TV news journalist Randi Rousseau addressed Southeastern Louisiana University graduating students at the spring 2024 commencement ceremonies. A 2005 Southeastern graduate, Rousseau has been a fixture on WDSU-TV, the NBC affiliate in New Orleans, for more than 17 years.

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