LSU Employees Recognized at 2019 Summer Commencement

BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Aug. 2, LSU held its 299th commencement exercises and recognized 609 graduates, including 16 LSU faculty and staff members.

Of the 16 employees who graduated, one received a bachelor’s degree, one received a graduate certificate, seven earned master’s degrees and seven earned doctoral degrees.

Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:

Bachelor’s Degree:
Douglas Carey Hoy, Petroleum Engineering 

Graduate Certificate:
Danielle Marie Klein, Education

Master’s Degrees:
Amanda Margaret Ullmann Adams, LSU Athletics
Claire Marie Kane, Admissions and Student Aid
Rochelle Lichter Mullenix, LSU Athletics
Myra Arnold Purvis, LSU AgCenter
Lee Thomas Rouse, LSU AgCenter
Eddie St-Vil, Student Advocacy and Accountability
Brian James Vermeire, Human Resource Management                                 

Doctoral Degrees:
Vincent Marshall Brown, Geography and Anthropology
Shelby McCoy Byrd, Psychology
Rebecca Elizabeth Caire, College of Humanities & Social Sciences 
Clifton Gerod Croomes, Bands
Amy Leigh Pan, Education
Jacob Henry Smith, Management 
Joel Edward Taylor, Physics and Astronomy                                    


The names of all of the students who received degrees can be accessed at LSU’s commencement website, The list is for summer 2019 graduates who have authorized release of their names.




Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations