Season ends with LSU Summer commencement


(WVLA-WGMB)-BATON ROUGE, La –  LSU’s campus was filled with laughter, cheering and a few tears during the Summer 2019 Commencement ceremony. NBC Local 33’s Crystal Whitman was there and has more on why one non-traditional graduate says you’re never too old to learn.

LSU alumnus and Chair of the Board of Supervisors James Williams delivered the keynote address, and 609 students received degrees during LSU’s 299thcommencement ceremony on Friday, Aug. 2.

Of the 609 graduates at summer commencement, 290 earned bachelor’s degrees, 147 earned master’s degrees, 10 received a certificate of education specialist, 16 received graduate certificates, 17 received post-baccalaureate certificates and 129 received doctoral degrees.

Women made up 53.69 percent of the graduates, and men made up 46.31 percent. The oldest graduate was 69, and the youngest graduate was 19.

23 students graduated with honors, including two students who received a University Medal for graduating with the highest undergraduate grade-point average in the class.

Among the university’s 609 graduates were 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.

A complete list of graduates and honor graduates, who authorized the release of their names, will be available online at LSU’s commencement website,

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