LSU Employees Recognized at Fall Commencement

BATON ROUGE – Nineteen LSU employees were recognized at the university’s 297th commencement exercises on Friday, Dec. 14, where 1,950 students graduated.

There is no main ceremony for December commencement, so each college held separate ceremonies to recognize their own individual students. Of the 19 employees who graduated, one earned a bachelor’s degree, 11 earned a master’s degree, and eight earned a doctoral degree (Note: Rebecca Acosta Burdette earned both a master’s degree and a Ph.D.).

Those employees who were awarded degrees include the following:

Bachelor’s Degree:

Veronica Shaffer Stewart, Campus Life

Master’s Degrees:

Jeffrey Brian deVeer, Athletics  
Ashley Nichole Ayers, Office of the Dean of Students
Rebecca Acosta Burdette, Communication across the Curriculum
Maria Cruz Cazes, College of Agriculture    
Heather Christine Harvey, Libraries 
Jeremy Glenn Jacobs, Strength and Conditioning
Jennifer Lee Korth, Manship School of Mass Communication 
Alicia Louise McAlhaney, Renewable Natural Resources 
Jessica Taylor Ricci, Manship School of Mass Communication 
Megan Smith Sarver, LSU AgCenter 
D'Andreas Cameal Williams, Cell Biology, Imaging and Culture Core

Doctoral Degrees:

Laura Camille Alford, E. J. Ourso College of Business 
Courtney Allison Brown, Education
Rebecca Acosta Burdette, Communication across the Curriculum
Brian Randall Callam, Louisiana Sea Grant Director's Office
Veronica Lea Del Bianco, LSU AgCenter      
Anissa Addison Guerin, College of Engineering    
Candence Malhiet Robillard, University Lab School      
Jielin Yu, College of Engineering          


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





Contact Ernie Ballard
LSU Media Relations