University Of Holy Cross To Honor Graduates At Annual Commencement Sunday

University of Holy Cross

NEW ORLEANS — University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) will confer degrees at its 74th Commencement at noon on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St, in New Orleans,

         UHC President David M. "Buck" Landry, Ph.D said this year will be the first time that diplomas will be issued with the new institutional name of University of Holy Cross.

         More than 220 graduates will be presented with their diplomas on Sunday – making this the largest graduating class since pre-Katrina.

         Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans Fernand J. Cheri, III, O.F.M. will give the keynote address at this year’s commencement.

 

UHC CONFERS THREE HONORARY DEGREES

 

         Three honorary degrees will be conferred at this year’s commencement.

         The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa will be presented to:

 

• Mrs. Karen Swensen – an award-winning journalist from WWL-TV

• Scott Cowan, D.B.A. – the 14th president of Tulane University in New Orleans

• Sr. Ann Lacour, M.S.C – Congregational Leader of the Marianites of Holy Cross

 

UHC AWARDS SEVEN DOCTORATE GRADUATES

 

         UHC will award seven doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees at this year’s graduation ceremony. UHC began offering the PhD degree in fall of 2013 and conferred its first doctorate degree at last year’s commencement.

       

OLHCC HONOR GRADUATES

 

         OLHCC will recognize a number of honor graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies:

 

• Summa Cum Laude Award

“With Greatest Praise” is awarded for cumulative grade point average of at least 3.90

 

Amber Lynn Durel

David A. Shaw

Tanya Ann Wright

 

• Magna Cum Laude Award

“With Great Praise” is awarded for cumulative grade point average of at least 3.80

 

• Hunter Joseph Forbes

Dorothy A. Naquin-Plaisance

 

• Cum Laude Award

“With Praise” is awarded for cumulative grade point average of at least 3.70

 

Anna C. MacLellan

Ashley S. Puglise

Genevieve Theriot

 

OLHCC GRADUATES AND CANDIDATES

 

         Those that will participate in this year’s OLHCC commencement ceremony include:

 

• DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

Counselor Education and Supervision:

Jonie Mildred Dillon

Ouida L. Frazier-Smith

Laura Massey Hernandez

Rashunda Miller Reed

Wendy Davidson Rock

Mark Jason Taliancich

Ryan Patrick White

 

• MASTER OF ARTS

Clinical Mental Health Counseling:

Kristen Lynn Blazio

Emily Rose Elizabeth Camp

Shelley Risa Kobelin Galbraith

Jeanine Songy Latham

Mary M. McIntyre

George Louis Molaison

Tasha Todd

Amber Alia Trepagnier

Cathy Waguespack

 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling:

Katrina S. Atkins

Emily Ellen Bloodworth

Michaela D. Hartline

Nicholas Nash Marchese

Rosemary Robyn Marchese

Suzonne Marie McCrory

Stephan Michael Pruitt

Cheri Schroeder Rivera

Adamandios Stefanias

 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling

Kristine Leigh Harvey

 

Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling:

Brittany Nicole Adger

Samantha Jean Baye

Derek John Daigle

Joseph Anthony Ferrer

 

School Counseling:

Michelle Martinez Lester

Tina Leonie Pazos

 

• MASTER OF EDUCATION

Educational Leadership:

Juanita Antionette Bailey

Emily Gerkin Brands

Esther Xiomara Calante

Catherine Canter

Melinda B. Carney

Crystal J. Constantine

Elena del Valle Countiss

Marna Dale

Bridgette Richard DiGerolamo

Brittany Grace Dupont

Catherine T. Ellzey

Maria Alejandra Fuertes-Andurand

Janette Orlando Goertz

Brittany Mary Gradwohl

Amanda M. Griffin

Rita I. Haik

Sedrick Hawkins, Sr.

April Marguerite Hedges

Paul Woodward Jackson

Lori Poche´ James

Julie Ann Landry

Charlene Lauricella

Heather Dupre Lawson

Veronica Rose LeGrange

Lacey Guercio Mistretta

Lisa Legendre Morel

Tiffany Angel Necaise

Jennifer Priefer Poulos

Lacy L. Roberts

Larry Schaff

Lauren Jones Serpas

Cindy Heath Sheldon

Paul Mansfield Varnado, II

Milton Mark Williams

Emily G. Zeringue

 

• BACHELOR OF ARTS

English:

Frank Patrick Armato

Alane Katherine Templet

 

History:

Katherine Baldwin

 

Social Science:

Hunter Joseph Forbes

Shannon Lopez Geraci

Christine E. McGee

 

Theology:

Salvador D. Esposito

Taylor Lea Teter

 

• BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Applied Behavioral Sciences:

Jessica Justina Baham

Brittany Alexis Banks

Anna C. MacLellan

 

Biology:

Jaymy Kate Banks

Kimberly Bernard Bourgeois

September Nakisha Burks

Carlene James Evans

Angela Marie Ford

Jourdan Elizabeth Grubb

Britnie Rae Hepting

Erin Patricia Joseph

Erica Lynn Lanette

Yolande Thomas Lumar

Taylar Ann Maurice

Dorothy A. Naquin-Plaisance

Nicole Marie Rodriguez

Max Daniel Smith, III.

Christopher Quoc Phong Tran

Kaitlyn Rachelle Whitefield

 

Business Administration:

Amanda Alexander

Brandee Bennett Barteet

Neil J. Becnel III

Lena Theresa Corpora

Olivia R. DeSalvo

Courtney Falgoust Lepine

Kerri Matherne

Brianna Lynn Nelson

Christopher J. Pastrana

Bernadette Medina Paternostro

David A. Shaw

Sabrina J. Smith

Crystal Russo Steib

Sara Lentz Tilghman

Courtney Leigh Toca

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Rachelle Cascio Folse

 

Elementary Education:

Gabriel Jonathan Buras

Tatiana Salvaggio D'Antoni

Rhonoda Koren Kaywood

Marsha Renee Nelson

Heather Picarella Ruiz

Sofia Elizabeth Stavrides

Genevieve Theriot

Emma Trahan

Tanya Ann Wright

 

General Studies:

Danna Marie Harris

Janet Marmillion Lambert

Elaine W. Landry

Marlaina M. Lightell

Christina Nicole Verrette

 

Health Sciences:

Alia Michelle Carroll

Jenna Reneé DePriest

Sherri Marie Mayeur

Monique Inez McGee

Nakesha Faye Nelson

Linchi Nguyen

Lindsey Stouder

Laura Tomblin

Melissa Elizabeth Victoriano

 

Nursing:

Amber Marie Arceneaux

Morgan Celeste Baroni

Terrie Alice Bodden

Emily Anne Boudreaux

Lisa LaChelle Butler Richardson

Kaci McDonald Buwe

Jai Soliel Cannon

Joshua Benjamin Capdeville

Kellie Christopher

Haven René Crappel

Marissa D'Antonio

Julie Ann DeCorte

Kayla Marie Dominick

Katie Lynn Escher

Vonshella Gibson

Kasey Maria Godfrey

Stephanie Elizabeth Gonzales

Kari Lynn Goodrich

Chantelle Marie Guidry

Carly Anne Haws

Rachel Lyn Held

Ashley L. Helmer

Brandy Nichole Holmes

Caroline L. Hymel

Sylvia S. Johnson

Krystal Nicole Knecht

Aubree Gayle Lacour

Charis I. Lawson

Trenai´ Augusta Lewis

Elizabeth Anne Jaeger Macera

Marquita Javon Meade

Alyssa D. Milton

Brittney Ann Montes de Oca

Thu Anh Nguyen

Lauren T. Oglesby

Alexa Shea Parria

Rebecca Anne Paz

Sarah Lynne Ponze

Brenda Pou-Antunez

Sanjay M. Raman

Monica Ann Richmond

Alisha Copeland Ruiz

Danielle Lombard Ryon

Lili Salas

Jessica Nichole Stringer

Maha Taha

Lydia Marcelite Thompson

Paul Q. Trinh

Alysia Lea Ugulano

Laura Gissell Varela

Cheriquita Dominique Webster

Deone Locario Wilson

 

Psychology:

Ivana Lizbeth Barquero

Kayla Jeanne Bubrig

Brittany Leah Burke-Scafidel

Alexis Lee Anne Gonzalez

Ashley R. Maxwell

Christina Ann Metcalf

Carol Mary Tran

 

Radiologic Technology:

Valencia V. Anderson

Shelly DeLay

Amber Lynn Durel

Christopher Hieu Le

Troy Le

Helen Pham Ly

Lizbeth Montero

Ashley S. Puglise

 

Respiratory Care:

Trang Dam

 

Social Counseling:

Tracey Marie Allen

Elsi G. Barraza S.

Emily Ellen Bloodworth

Yarielle Monique Buckley

Britain Bailey Forsyth

Zephaniah L. Francois

Demetrus R. Franklin

Shelley Risa Kobelin Galbraith

Nicole Elizabeth Hernandez

E. Joy Hutchinson

Suzonne Marie McCrory

Margaret Angél Randall

Jasmine Virginia Reed

Vania L. Stipelcovich

Jessica Maria Williamson

 

• ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

Liberal Arts:

Shannon Lopez Geraci

Christine E. McGee

 

• ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE

Biology:

Vahnora Cameron Ponson

Nikolette Krystal Candies

 

Radiologic Technology:

Cherie L. Hernandez

Catrina Smith

Marley Usey

 

         A fully accredited Catholic university on the West Bank of New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to some 1,200 students with 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1.

         Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Nursing, Biology, Counseling, Education and Theology.

         The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848.

 

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