Nicholls awards 529 degrees during Fall 2018 Commencement

McKenzie LeBlanc (left) and Alaina Evans (right), pose with Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune. LeBlanc,  Evans and Sarah Ledet received the Presidents Medal signifying that they completed their undergraduate degree while maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA. (Misty McElroy/Nicholls State University)

THIBODAUX, La. — Nicholls State University awarded 529 degrees to students during its fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 15.

Sarah Ledet (left) poses with Nicholls President Dr. Jay Clune. (Misty McElroy/Nicholls State University)

Alaina Evans, Sarah Ledet and McKenzie LeBlanc received the President’s Medal of Honor for graduating with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Evans graduated with a degree in culinary arts, Ledet with a degree in art education and LeBlanc in health sciences.

In addition to those three students, 14 students graduated summa cum laude for graduating with a 3.9 GPA or higher. Summa cum laude is the highest academic honor a student can achieve.

Those students are Charles Miller, petroleum services; Jamie Miller, accounting; Hunter Daigle, history; Megan Landry, secondary education; Tomi Milstead, English; Caroline Gonzales, health sciences; Miranda Plaisance, birth-to-five/early interventionist education; Kathleen Vinci, psychology; Ashley Zeringue, elementary education; Jade Tabor, nursing; Callee Fogg, communicative disorders; Meifung Liu, culinary arts; Jordan Dufrene, elementary education; and Adrial Hotard, psychology.


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