Local students receive college degrees

School News Report

Baylor University conferred degrees on more than 2500 graduates during spring commencement exercises May 13 and 14 in the Ferrell Center on the Baylor campus, including Sara Eunice Benitez of Gonzales, Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience, and Rachel Katherine Alexander of Prairieville, Master of Arts, Political Science.

The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center awarded degrees to 166 students during commencement ceremonies held Friday, May 27, at the Baton Rouge River Center, with Louisiana Governor and 1999 LSU Law graduate John Bel Edwards delivering the Commencement address.

I believe a great lawyer is someone who uses their abilities to make a positive difference in both the legal profession and the community,” Edwards said. “If you do ever doubt what your purpose is, just remind yourself of the motto for which Louisiana stands: ‘A state, under God, united in purpose and ideals, confident that justice shall prevail for all those abiding here’ . . . Because on your 1st day practicing law, unlike just about any other profession, you can start changing the world for the better. More than an awesome opportunity; this is an obligation.”

Lauren Jean Bradberry of Gonzales, Briana Leigh Drescher of Prairieville andMatthew Patrick Roth of St. Amant were among the students to receive degrees.