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Fall Commencement 2009

On Saturday, December 12, 2009, at 10:00A.M., Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana (SUSLA) held its First Fall Commencement in the Health & Physical Education Complex, 3050 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The addition of a Fall Commencement to the academic calendar allows students who have completed their coursework in the fall the opportunity to receive their diplomas as soon as they have satisfied graduation requirements. The 2009 Fall Class has 83 graduates.

This is a momentous occasion for the entire campus community. More of our students are completing their program matriculation at the end of Fall Semester and we want to reward them accordingly as they have worked very hard and diligently to obtain their degrees and certificates,” says Dr. Ray L. Belton, SUSLA Chancellor.Honorable Patrick O. Jefferson

The Honorable Patrick O. Jefferson, Southern University Board of Supervisors Member, was the Keynote Speaker for the occasion. Atty. Jefferson is a native of North Louisiana. He joined the Newell Law Firm in September 2005. He has since helped to bring a sense of energy, vitality and enthusiasm back to the area by primarily practicing law in the civil area but he also does criminal defense. Patrick, by virtue of his association with New Orleans and South Louisiana, practices throughout the state. He is also an elected official as he serves on the Bienville Parish Police Jury District 2, having been elected in October 2007. He is a public servant who not only serves his constituency but also advocates zealously for the clients he represents. Atty. Jefferson is married to Erica and is the father of two girls, Erin and Krystal.

SUSLA's 2009 Fall Graduates


  • Renrick Anding, Business Management
  • Katherine Armstrong, Radiologic Technology
  • Ryan Aucoin, Nursing
  • Quantine Balthazar, Business Management (certificate)
  • Minyon Barrett, Radiologic Technology
  • Angela Beaty, Nursing
  • Sonya Benton, Radiologic Technology
  • Beverly Borst, Nursing
  • Ruggie Bowers, Business Management (certificate)
  • Walterius Braggs, Computer Science
  • Robert Brisco, Business Management
  • Michela Brooks, Polysomnography
  • Cortney Broomfield, Radiologic Technology
  • Benita Brown, Nursing
  • Qualeshia Burns, Radiologic Technology
  • Tenamarie Bushnell, Polysomnography
  • Kenneth Carey, Business Management
  • Michael Champion, Mathematics
  • Valerie Clary, Radiologic Technology
  • Tarcariyunn Collins, Nursing
  • Kimberly Collins, Radiologic Technology
  • Deguana Crenshaw, Radiologic Technology
  • Beverly Dallas, Nursing
  • Nichella Dixon, General Studies
  • Stephen, Ell, Radiologic Technology
  • Sharon Evans, Radiologic Technology
  • Donnie Flint, Nursing
  • Edward Gardner, Airframe/Powerplant Maint.
  • Veronica Gipson, Nursing
  • Christina Good, Nursing
  • Yvonne Green, Nursing
  • Angela Haines, Nursing
  • Felicia Harris, Nursing
  • Gloria Harris, Radiologic Technology
  • Haily Havis, Nursing
  • Tamika Hayden, Accounting
  • Tamika Hayden, Business Management
  • Jhrinedra Henderson, Business Management
  • Dione Hendrix, Nursing
  • Deloris Holloway, Business Management (certificate)
  • Alfora Holmes, Business Management (certificate)
  • Jessie Hooker, Radiologic Technology
  • Jacob Hughes, Nursing
  • Kimberly Hunter, Nursing
  • Myra Jones, Nursing
  • Katie Lettau, Nursing
  • Christen Lopez, Radiologic Technology
  • Aimee Mercer, Nursing
  • Shantel Mills, Nursing
  • Amanda Morgan, Nursing
  • Maggie Mosley, Business Management (certificate)
  • Sommer Mrozek, Nursing
  • Tara Nash, Nursing
  • Laquana Oguin, Nursing
  • Ecko Parish, Business Management
  • Tiffanie Pernell, Accounting
  • Tiffanie Pernell, Business Management
  • Michael Pero, Radiologic Technology
  • Ebony Price, Nursing
  • Brian Roshto, Radiologic Technology
  • Joseph Rosmarin, Nursing
  • Mitzela Schroeder, Nursing
  • Amanda Shepher, Nursing
  • Tramaine Smith Computer Science
  • Jennifer Stimits , Nursing
  • Kimbrough Struggs, Business Management (certificate)
  • Dwayne Taylor, Business Management
  • Tayomia Taylor, Nursing
  • Traci Thames, Nursing
  • Amy Theriot, Polysomnography
  • Julie Thomas, Nursing
  • Fredrick Traylor, Nursing
  • Jerry Warner, Airframe/Powerplant Maint.
  • Adam Webb, Nursing
  • Jenna Webb, Nursing
  • Elinor White, Radiologic Technology
  • Dana Wiley, Nursing
  • Cynthia Williams, Nursing
  • Tyesha Williams, Radiologic Technology
  • Angelina Wilson, Radiologic Technology
  • Patara Woodard, Nursing


Congratulations Fall Class of 2009!

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