Happy Commencement Day LSU Class of 2017!
Today we celebrate the achievements, dedication and hard work of our graduating seniors.
To our current and prospective students: Join us in celebrating your fellow students today, in person or online (#LSUgrad). To inspire you, some of our outstanding 2017 graduates offer their advice to you below!
Rakeal majored in biological sciences and minored in business. She is graduating this week as a Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) Distinguished Communicator and medalist. Following graduation, she plans to attend Meredith College graduate school in North Carolina.
Charles is a biology major and a history minor. He is also graduating as a Communication across the Curriculum (CxC) Distinguished Communicator and medalist. He plans to attend LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport for Medical School following graduation.
Blake majored in chemistry and minored in biological sciences and German. He is also graduating as a CxC Distinguished Communicator and medalist. He was also named to the Tiger Twelve Class of 2017. He was recently awarded the Department of Chemistry's Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for 2017 and the Phi Sigma Pi Outstanding Scholarship Award for 2017.
Anthony Davilla will be starting the health physics master's program at LSU in the fall. Geaux Anthony!
Josh majored in both microbiology and chemistry and minored in math. He is also graduating as a CxC Distinguished Communicator and medalist. Following graduation, Josh will pursue a PhD in biophysical chemistry at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT.
Josh was also named a Outstanding Supplemental Instructor for 2016-2017, for his work in Chemistry 1201/1202 with Dr. Hopkins. He has also received the Tiger Athletic Foundation Thesis Scholarship for his microbiology honors thesis, and was awarded a DAAD-RISE Scholarship for which he completed a summer research internship in Germany.
He is also an Xbox champ!
Daniel plans to attend LSU graduate school upon graduation for a master's degree in health physics. Daniel also received the LSU MedPhysics award in April 2017. LSU’s Medical Physics and Health Physics Program offers scholarships of $5000 each to fund undergraduate students in STEM fields who are interested in exploring careers in the radiation sciences. To be eligible to apply, students must be a full-time student enrolled at LSU A&M or Southern University in Baton Rouge and maintain a 3.0 grade point average
Nikka is a Biological Sciences major and a Business Administration & Leadership Development minor. He is also graduating as a CxC Distinguished Communicator and medalist. After graduation, he will be attending a dual MD/MPH program at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He was also recently awarded a fellowship from the Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and a scholarship from the Phi Kappa Phi-LSU Chapter.
Upon graduation, Brandon will be attending M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas for a master's degree in medical physics. Brandon also received the LSU MedPhysics award in April 2017.
Hunter majored in geology. He is a recipient of the prestigious New Orleans Geological Society Memorial Scholarship and the Charles L. Jones Scholarship in Geology & Geophysics. He conducted undergraduate research with Dr. Barbara Dutrow, Adophe G. Gueymard Professor in the LSU Department of Geology & Geophysics, on the mineral tourmaline and its potential utility to target economically valuable gold deposits.
Hunter looks forward to graduate school and working in the oil industry or a related sector.
Patrick plans to attend LSU Health Science Center's School of Medicine upon graduation.
Sean plans to pursue a master’s or PhD degree.