NICHOLLS AWARDS 583 DEGREES
THIBODAUX — During its Dec. 15 commencement exercises, Nicholls State University awarded 583 degrees to students who completed their coursework in the summer and fall semesters.
Among the students were five summa cum laude graduates, who earned cumulative grade point averages of 3.9 or higher. They include Kandace Alexander, general studies major from Houma; Denise Badgerow, finance major from Houma; Yvette Barbier, culinary arts major from Baton Rouge; Amanda Deadmond, biology (pre-medicine/pre-dentistry) major from Slidell; and Ryan Smith, history major from Larose. Barbier and Deadmond also received the President’s Medal of Honor, which recognizes a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
During the morning’s commencement exercises, Nicholls awarded an honorary Doctor of Commerce to Michael Voisin, owner and CEO of Motivatit Seafoods. U.S. District Court Judge Jane Triche Milazzo, a 1977 Nicholls alumna, delivered the keynote address at both ceremonies.
A complete list of graduates is downloadable here (xlsx). Academic honors are noted. Students graduating magna cum laude 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 summa cum laude graduates Ryan Smith, history major from Larose; Amanda Deadmond, biology (pre-medicine/pre-dentistry) major from Slidell; Yvette Barbier, culinary arts major from Baton Rouge; Kandace Alexander, general studies major from Houma; and Dr. Stephen T. Hulbert, university president. Not pictured is summa cum laude graduate Denise Badgerow, finance major from Houma. To graduate summa cum laude, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or higher.
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