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Student-athletes, managers receive Xavier degrees
May 7, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Thirteen student-athletes received degrees Saturday at Xavier University of Louisiana's 2011 commencement at Lakefront Arena.
     Also graduating were three student managers employed by the athletics department.
     Student-athletes graduating were:
     •  Devin Emile Andrew, Harvey, La. (Vandebilt Catholic and Karr high schools), men's basketball, bachelor of arts
     •  Ashley Jennise Broden, Baton Rouge, La. (Baton Rouge Magnet), women's cross country, doctor of pharmacy
     •  Landon E. Bussie, Baltimore, Md. (Woodlawn), men's basketball, bachelor of science
     •  Melissa Lauren Tshepi DeLoach, Fort Washington, Md. (Bishop McNamara), women's tennis, bachelor of science
     •  Yuliem Dominguez, Destrehan, La. (Destrehan), women's tennis, bachelor of science
     •  John Edward Gray, Monroe, La. (Neville), men's tennis, bachelor of science
     •  Ebony Kashim Harding, Baton Rouge, La. (Baton Rouge Magnet), women's cross country, doctor of pharmacy
     •  Danielle Christine Jones, Baton Rouge, La. (Episcopal), women's basketball and volleyball, bachelor of science
     •  Colleen Tracy McArthur, Marietta, Ga. (Pace Academy), women's tennis, bachelor of arts
     •  Brittany Marie Powell, Milwaukee, Wis. (Divine Savior Holy Angels), women's basketball, bachelor of arts
     •  Mikhail Jeffrey Vaval, New Orleans (De La Salle), men's tennis, bachelor of science
     •  Erin Whitney Vincent, The Woodlands, Texas (Oak Ridge), women's volleyball, bachelor of science
     •  Stacey Ann Windon, Prairieville, La. (Redemptorist), women's cross country, bachelor of arts.
     Student managers graduating were:
     •  Tamorah Marie Hawthorne, men's basketball, bachelor of science
     •  Valencia Latrice Johnson, women's basketball, bachelor of arts
     •  Mark C. Raymond Jr., men's and women's tennis, bachelor of science.
     Bussie, Jones, McArthur, Powell and Vaval completed degree requirements in December. Vincent graduated cum laude. Jones — who graduated summa cum laude and with honors in English, history, chemistry and biology — will attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University beginning in August.
     Herbert Douglas, an XU men's track and field standout from the early 1940s, was one of three recipients of honorary degrees. Douglas received a doctor of humane letters.

 

 
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