Ascension Parish students honored by their universities

Staff Report


Three Ascension Parish natives were named Dean's Scholars and two were named Paul M. Hebert Scholars by the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center for the Spring 2016 semester.

Chanse Barnes, Tiffany Dupree and Timothy Robinson, all from Prairieville, are among 78 students who were awarded the Dean's Scholar honor. Lauren Bradberry of Gonzalez and Briana Drescher of Prairieville are among 50 students to be Hebert Scholars.

Dupree finished her first year at LSU Law, Barnes and Robinson both finished their second year, and Bradberry and Drescher both graduated this year.

The Paul M. Hebert Scholar is awarded to the top 10 percent and the Dean’s Scholar is awarded to the top 25 percent of LSU Law students earning 12 or more semester hours of credit in courses taken at the Law Center. These awards are noted on students’ transcripts.

Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Three-hundred and eighty-five students from Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Wesson Campus recently received degrees or certificates during the college’s Spring 2016 commencement exercises held in Mullen Gymnasium.

Graduates included Jessica Lyn Crum of Prairieville.

Rhodes College

Prairieville resident Katelyn T. Keller was named to the Rhodes College Honor Roll for the 2016 spring semester. To qualify for the honor roll, a student must be enrolled in at least 16 credit hours of academic work and must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better.

Keller is a graduate of Episcopal High School.

Albion College

Khalif Birden of Gonzales was named to the Albion College Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. Students named to the Dean’s List must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, taking at least three graded courses within a full load of four courses.

Birden is majoring in anthropology and physics. He is the son of Loreal Evans of Gonzales.