Two from Acadia among summer graduates at LSU
LSU alumnus and Chair of the Board of Supervisors James Williams delivered the keynote address, and 609 students received degrees during LSU’s 299th commencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2.
Among those graduates were two from Acadia Parish: Katie Istre Broussard of Crowley, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the College of Agriculture; and Shane Hunter Courville of Rayne, who earned his doctorate.
During his welcoming remarks, LSU President F. King Alexander, highlighted some of the records set by the summer graduating class, including new records for overall doctorate degrees awarded, graduate degrees awarded to African-American students, graduate degrees awarded to Hispanic students, doctorate degrees awarded to Asian students and undergraduate degrees for veteran students.
Alexander told the summer class that by graduating today, they are among the nation’s top 32nd percentile in educational achievement and success. Further, they are among the world’s top 7th percentile in educational success.