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Contact: Christine Payton Dec. 13, 2004
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will conduct graduation ceremonies for the Fall 2004 semester on Dec. 18.

Ceremonies for academic colleges and Graduate School will be held throughout the day at the Cajundome and the Convention Center Exhibit Hall (first floor) and the Convention Center Festival Ballroom (second floor). The graduation schedule and keynote speakers for UL Lafayette is as follows:


9 a.m. College of General Studies. Keynote speaker is Shawn Wilson, current president of UL Lafayette’s Alumni Association. Wilson is also a former president of UL Lafayette’s Student Government Association.

12 noon College of Liberal Arts. Honorary degrees will be awarded to the four black students whose lawsuit in 1953 led to the desegregation of the university. They are Clara Dell Constantine Broussard, Martha Jane Conway Bossett, Shirley Taylor Gresham and Charles Vincent Singleton.

3 p.m. B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration. Consultant and author Will Romero will be the keynote speaker. He is a former graduate of the college.

5:30 p.m. Graduate School. The UL Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will perform.

Convention Center Festival Ballroom (Second Floor)

9 a.m. College of Applied Life Sciences. Keynote speaker will be Jennifer Montgomery, the college’s Outstanding Graduate. She is a dietetics major and is the daughter of Stan and Sonya Montgomery of Lafayette.

12 noon College of the Arts. The School of Music’s Faculty Jazz Combo will perform.

3 p.m. College of Sciences. Johnathan Ledet, the college’s Outstanding Graduate, will give the keynote address. He is earning a double major in chemistry and microbiology and is the son of Almina Ledet of Breaux Bridge.

Convention Center Exhibit Hall (First Floor)

12 noon College of Education. The keynote address will be given by Anna Maragos, the college’s Outstanding Graduate and daughter of Timothy and Madelyn Maragos. She also holds the highest GPA in the college. Her major is elementary education.

3 p.m. College of Engineering. Don Begnaud, CEO and owner of Begnaud Manufacturing Inc. will give the keynote address. In 2003, he and Begnaud Manufacturing received the Fabricator’s and Manufacturers Award of Excellence.

Document last revised Monday, December 13, 2004 10:16 AM

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