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Contact: Christine Payton May 15, 2006
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette will conduct graduation ceremonies for the Spring 2006 semester on May 20.

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


9 a.m. College of General Studies. Keynote speaker is Dr. Forrest Byrd, associate professor in English. He is also the Faculty Senate President.

12 noon College of Liberal Arts. Dr. Stephen A. Kosokoff, retired professor from Portland State University will give the keynote address. He is known internationally for his work in Human Rights.

3 p.m. B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration. Tom Cox , president and CEO of Golfballs.com will be the keynote speaker. Last year, Cox was named “Rising Young Business Leader” by the Times of Acadiana.

5:30 p.m. Graduate School. Susanna P. Garcia, associate professor, School of Music will perform.

Convention Center Festival Ballroom (Second Floor)

9 a.m. College of Applied Life Sciences. Keynote speaker will be Lauren Deranger, the college’s Outstanding Graduate. She is an apparel design and merchandising major and is the daughter of Lee and Cindy Deranger of Opelousas.

12 noon College of Sciences. Keynote speaker will be Lanminh Pham, the college’s Outstanding Graduate. She is a biology major and is the daughter of Levy and Tan Pham of Abbeville.

Convention Center Exhibit Hall (First Floor)

9 a.m. College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. There is no keynote speaker.

12 noon College of Engineering. The keynote address will be given by Terry Huval, director of Lafayette Utilities System (LUS). He is a 1978 graduate of UL Lafayette.

3 p.m. College of Education. State Superintendent of Education Cecil Picard will receive an Honorary Doctorate of Educational Leadership during this ceremony. Picard is a 1959 graduate of UL Lafayette.

Angelle Hall Auditorium - UL Lafayette Main Campus

12 noon College of the Arts. Tom Sammons, professor in the School of Architecture will give the keynote address. In addition, Sammons is the director of the Community Design Workshop and was named a Distinguished Professor in 2005 by the UL Lafayette Foundation.

Document last revised Friday, May 19, 2006 10:56 AM

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