THIBODAUX — Marking its largest commencement in campus history, Nicholls State University awarded 674 degrees to students during its May 18 ceremonies.
Among the spring graduates were six students who received the President’s Medal of Honor for earning a perfect 4.0 grade point average. They include Angelle Aubin, biology (pre-medicine/pre-dentistry) major from Thibodaux; Trevor Boudreaux, biology (pre-medicine/pre-dentistry) major from Thibodaux; Jada Foret, general family and consumer sciences (child, family and social services) major from Galliano; Drew Ledet, biology (pre-medicine/pre-dentistry) major from Thibodaux; Louise Lugibihl, elementary education (PK-3 certification) major from Bourg; and Logan Sonier, biology (pre-medicine/pre-dentistry) major from Houma.
During the morning’s commencement exercises, Nicholls awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Travis Lavigne Jr., chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College in Houma. Dr. Sandra Woodley, president of the University of Louisiana System, delivered the keynote address at both ceremonies.
A complete list of graduates is downloadable here: Spring 2013 Graduate List. Academic honors are noted. Students graduating summa cum laude earned a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher, magna cum laude graduates earned a GPA of 3.7 to 3.899, and cum laude honorees earned a GPA of 3.5 to 3.699.
CUTLINE: Pictured from left are Presidential Medal of Honor recipients Louise Lugibihl, elementary education major from Bourg; Jada Foret, general family and consumer sciences major from Galliano; Trevor Boudreaux, biology major from Thibodaux; Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president; Drew Ledet, biology major from Thibodaux; Logan Sonier, biology major from Houma; and Angelle Aubin, biology major from Thibodaux. To receive the medal, students must graduate with a perfect 4.0 GPA.