LSU Employees Recognized at Spring Commencement

BATON ROUGE – Twenty-two LSU employees were recognized at the university’s 295th commencement exercises on Friday, May 11.

Of the 22 employees who graduated, five earned a bachelor’s degree, 10 earned a master’s degree and seven earned a doctoral degree.

Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following (listed with their department):

Bachelor’s Degrees:
Jeremy Michael Arnold, Facilities and Grounds   
Vickie McKnight Evans, Management  
Anthony William Ficklin, Physics and Astronomy          
Donna Cloud Sparks, Communication Studies  
Jacob Nicolas Sullivan, Theater             

Master’s Degrees:
William Daynne Afton, LSU AgCenter  
Nicole Elizabeth Button, Geology & Geophysics   
Erica Williams D'Spain, CCT Director’s Office 
Lori Ann Davis, Budget and Planning    
Samantha Lee Gonzales, University Recreation                   
Stephanie Hutchinson Gravois, LSU AgCenter                         
Elizabeth Anne Green, Construction Management     
Cole Barrett Sandow, Veterinary Clinical Sciences     
Kade Patrick Steib, University Registrar    
Sarah Elizabeth West, Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool  

Doctoral Degrees:
Alica LeGaye Benton, Education                             
Jason Paul Bowers, Music                                         
Shuang Cao, Petroleum Engineering         
Timothy Michael Dasinger, Kinesiology               
Mutharasu Lalitha Chockalingam, Chemical Engineering               
Yuting Li, Geology and Geophysics                                   
Jerry Edward Steward, Environmental Health and Safety                       


 The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for spring 2018 graduates who have authorized release of their names.



Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations