Until construction of the CC, there was no facility on campus large enough to hold the anticipated crowds.
|522 Receive Degrees at 2013 Event
Xavier’s first commencement on campus since 1983 saw 522 graduates receive their degrees in the University’s new Convocation Center.
During the previous 29 years Xavier had held its commencement in various city venues – most recently the Kiefer Lakefront Arena – following a torrential rainstorm that marred the then traditional outdoor ceremony in 1983.
At the commencement, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin, a 1979 Xavier graduate, delivered a stirring commencement address and was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Science.
Summa Cum Laudes and Graduate Honors
Three students – Krista Burton, a physics major from Jonesboro GA; Megan Haynes, a political science major from New Orleans; and Duy Nguyen. a pharmacy student from Lafayette LA – headed this year’s group of summa cum laude graduates with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
Twenty others also graduated with summa cum laude honors, including: (BA) Megan Haynes and Uchenna Onwuegbusi; (BS) Peter Baham, Krista Burton, Nnenia Clark, Jessica Cooper, Danny Giang, LaTasha Henderson, Tuyet-Trinh Nguyen, Kaylise Trahan, Mia Ward, and Schulyer Williams; and (PhD) Jonn Bailey, Stefani Breaux, Breannie Charles, Queenet Ibekweh, Courtney Jason, Duy Nguyen, Jennifer Pellittieri, Danielle Ricks, Deann Vessel, Leigh Vidrine, and Demetria White.
Another nine earned graduate degree honors, including: (MA) Jawan Alexander, Reginald Browhow, Diana Marshall, Emily McAveeney, Evonne Mitchell, and Christopher Perriatt; and (MAT): Jessica Baker, Aaron Harrison, and Michelle White.
Visit HERE for the complete list of 2013 graduates.
Summa Cum Laude Graduates
List of All Graduates
NCF Faculty Awards
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