NSU Commencement – Top Grads, ROTC Commissioned Officers

Top Graduates – Morning:

Northwestern State University recognized the top graduates from the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development, the Louisiana Scholars’ College and the College of Arts and Sciences during morning commencement exercises Friday, May 10. On the front row from left are Mallory McConathy of Stonewall, Samantha Simmons of Many, Rebekah Aultman of Mangham, Haley Dahlhoff of Anacoco, Bailey Scarbrough of Provencal, Fabian Correa Guette of Natchitoches, Rebecca Marchand of Gonzales, Kelsey Jordan of Natchitoches, Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, commencement speaker; NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio, Addison Pellegrino of Burleson, Texas; Tyra Duma of Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Sarah Lajaunie of Houma, Taylor Poleman of Shreveport, Karli Kennedy of Deridder and Jeremy Orgeron of Morgan City. On the back row are Emma Rivet of Baton Rouge, Hassik Vasquez Narvaez of Cartagena, Colombia; Corban James of Fort Worth, Texas; Racheal Gaudé of Ventress, Aaron Hunt of Monroe, John Collins of Winnfield, Colby Koontz of Fairmont, Oklahoma; Kelli Hickerson of Longview, Texas; Brandon Granger of Youngsville and Katherine Parson of Bossier City.

Top Graduates – Afternoon

Northwestern State University recognized the top graduates from the College of Nursing and Allied Health and the College of Business and Technology during afternoon commencement on May 10. From left are Louisiana Commissioner of Administration and commencement speaker Jay Dardenne, Karl Marzahl of Clarksville, Tennessee; Madysen Watts of Saline, Rebekah Nicholas of Lake Charles, Jamie Phillips of Haughton, Katlin Ernst of Pineville, Magan Soileau of Oakdale, Kristy Lowe of Oakdale and NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio.

ROTC Commissioning

Four graduating seniors from Northwestern State University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps took the oath of commission to serve as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army in conjunction with commencement exercises May 10. From left are 2dn Lt. Dominitra Charles of New Iberia, 2nd Lt. Karl Marzahl of Clarksville, Tennessee; 2nd Lt. Logan DeOre of Conroe, Texas, and 2nd Lt. John Ham of Deridder. The new officers repeated the oath as part of the afternoon graduation ceremony.