For the first time in the history of Lamar State College-Orange, the graduates included thirty-five high school students who had successfully completed the required curriculum through the Dual Credit program. The students were from Bridge City, Buna, and West Orange-Stark Independent School Districts.
Four graduates of Lamar State College-Orange graduated with the designation of summa cum laude, with “highest honors.” Summa cum laude designation includes those students with grade point averages of 3.8 to 4.0. The students with this designation were Kaylin Michelle Mitchem of Vidor, Patrick Arden Johnson, Scotty Ray Jordan of, and Joseph William Bloodworth II, of Orange.
Magna cum laude, or “high honors” designation, is awarded to graduates who earn GPAs of 3.65 to 3.79. The six students receiving this recognition were Gerardo Santos, Cory John Lenz, and April Michelle Mathews, of Orange; Cameron Colby Williams of Bridge City; Jamie Michelle Hall of Jasper, and Sherrie Lynn Willoughby of Vidor.
Nine students graduated cum laude, or with “honors” designation, with GPAs of 3.50 to 3.64. The students with this honor were Jason Allen Bischof, Amiee Michelle Hebert, Bryon Hilton Bacon, and Conan Lee Thomas of Bridge City; Diana Olivia Wright, Tyler John Vayon, Alaina Mary Warren, and Molly H. Freed of Orange and Emily Michelle Broussard of Starks, LA.
City of Orange Councilman, Larry Spears, Jr., was the featured speaker for the LSC-O Spring 2017 Commencement held Friday, May 12 at the Lutcher Theater.
A 1998 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School and a 2001 graduate of Lamar Institute of Technology, Larry Spears, Jr. is the Safety, Health and Environmental Coordinator for DuPont. In addition to his 15 years of service at DuPont, Spears currently holds a seat on the Orange City Council.
Graduates are listed below according to hometown and degree earned:
Associate of Arts:
Beaumont: Lacy Lynn Hall Teaching 1; Glenda Marie Washington Hart Liberal Arts.
Bridge City: Aimee M. Hebert, Liberal Arts.
Buna: Stacie Renee Latham, Liberal Arts.
Newton: Shelby Kaye Smith Midkiff, Teaching 2.
Orange: Molly Hopkins Freed, Cedric Stacy Lee, Dylan Charles Mumbach, Jordan Kayla Watson, Teaching 2; Tiffany Nicole Pillette Harris, Patrick Arden Johnson, and Cory John Lenz, Liberal Arts.
Port Arthur: Chasity Nicole Morrison, Liberal Arts.
Santee, CA: Jacob Hunter Nunez and Mary Elizabeth Ann Nunez, Teaching 1
Vidor: Blake Reed Galloway and Kaylin Michelle Mitchem, Liberal Arts; Lori E. Middleton, Schexnider Teaching 1.
Associate of Applied Science:
Beaumont: Jared Devonette Foster, Process Operating
Bridge City: Jason Allen Bischof Instrumentation; Conan Lee Thomas Industrial Technology; Byron Hilton Bacon, Travis Cole Morrison, Dustin William Shelton, and Tyler Michael Western Process Operating.
Buna: Brae Corley Brawley Ford and Margaret Yvonne Wood Yates, Medical Office Professional.
Deweyville: Mitchell Lee Brown and Wyatt Pierce Cole, Process Operating.
Jasper: Jamie Michelle Rice Hall, Process Operating.
Lake Charles: James Keith Franklin, Markeya Sharday Lafanette, and Crystal Marnique Ray, Process Operating.
Mauriceville: Kameron Wade Broussard, Process Operating.
Nederland: Tuan Quoc Tran, Instrumentation
Orange: Gloria Faye Barnhart and Andrea Brown Hunt Medical Office Professional; Dustin Michael Braquet, Jonathan Ryan Lollar, Gerardo Santos, Jr., and Cameron Colby Williams, Instrumentation; Mariah Elizabeth Cotton-Wills, Business Management; Megan Brooke Peterson, Information Technology; Daniel Keith Brinson, Bruce Tyler Burns, Zachery Dean Carruth, Tyler Clayton Clark, Charles Emmett Cobb, Jr., Rebecca Elizabeth Boyle Dumesnil, Richard Anthony Duran, Dylan Andrew Frazier, Hunter Blake Harbert, Nicholas Joey Harvey, Marcelino Ibarra, Scotty Ray Jordan, April Michelle Migues Matthews, Brent Wade Minchew, Lanston Garret Monceaux, Tam Nguyen, Jr., Adam Michael Phillips, Hannah Cail Primm, Turquoy Jahmi Riggs, Justin C. Small, Tyler J. Vayon, Alaina Mary Warren, Austyn Blayne Wolfford, and Diana Oliva Wright, Process Operating.
Port Arthur: Nathaniel Harmon, Jr., Process Operating
Vidor: Andrew Ryley Collins, Business Management; Dustin James Daigle, Nicholas Christopher Granito, and Chase Buford Nunnally, Process Operating.
Associate of Science:
Bridge City: Courtney Ann Mummey and Keely Danyelle Richard, Business; Jose Miguel Salazar Computer Science.
Buna: Victoria Savannah Garcia, Business; Kendall Darlene Tousha, Criminal Justice.
Mauriceville: Tiffany Ngoc Vu, Natural Science.
Orange: Joseph William Bloodworth II, Liberal Arts; Johnathon Lee Shon Brown, Samantha Jo Burgess, Hannah Nicole Foreman, Christine Laverne Fort, Evan Paul Guidry and Megan Anne Posey; Lexxie Michelle Gardner, Liberal Arts; Cesar Robles, Criminal Justice.
Port Neches: Jeramy Lee-Smith Poindexter, Natural Science.
Vidor: Sherrie Lynn Willoughby, Computer Science.
Certificate of Completion:
Beaumont: Allen Ray Foster, Information Technology Support Assistant; LaQuisha Rochelle Jones, Pharmacy Technology.
Bridge City: Aimee M. Hebert, General Studies.
Buna: Brae Corley Brawley Ford Medical Office Assistant and Medical Administrative Assistant; Kendall Darlene Tousha Criminal Justice and Criminal Justice Corrections; Margaret Yvonne Wood Yates, Medical Office Assistant.
Evadale: John Quincy Honeycutt, Safety, Health & Environmental.
Kirbyville: Ariana Rain McCaughey, Pharmacy Technology.
Lake Charles: Justin Michael Jones, Safety, Health & Environmental.
Orange: Gloria Faye Barnhart, Ursula Danyell Carter Celestine, and Andrea Brown Hunt, Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Office Assistant; Kenneth Blake Harrison and Skylar Dax Kitchens, Cisco Networking; Christoher Jamail Johnson, Process Technology; Taylor Rae Jurek, Pear’lisha Danielle Solomon, and Ashley Faye Turner, Medical Office Assistant; Brenda Joyce Anderson, O’Neal Safety, Health & Environmental; Megan Brooke Peterson, Cisco Networking, Information Technology Support Assistant Software and Hardware; Nathaniel Lane Zerko, Cisco Networking and Information Technology Support Assistant.
Port Arthur: Latesha Marie Arceneaux and Samantha Page Harrell, Pharmacy Technology; Sandy Torres, Medical Office Assistant.
Silsbee: Yeimmi Arriaga and Samantha Lynn Callaway, Pharmacy Technology.
Starks, LA: Emily Michelle Broussard, Medical Office Assistant.
Sulphur, LA: Lindsey Ann Weidner Roach, Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Office Assistant.
Vidor: Justin Scott Huelsman and Andrew Michael Smith, Safety, Health & Environmental; Haley Leanne Sorrell Schmidt, Business Management; Colette M. Turnbull, Medical Office Assistant.
Beaumont: Coy Bruce Schubarth, EMT-Basic; Keyora Jonay Williams, Customer Service.
Bridge City: Jacob Ryan Bland and Hope Danielle Orandy, EMT-Basic.
Buna: Brae Corley Brawley Ford Medical Office Receptionist; Braedon Zane Hilton, EMT-Basic.
Lake Charles: Lauren Alyce Dyer, EMT-Basic,
Orange: Shatyra Jonaye Allen, Elecia Branae Barlow, Jazmin Allexis Barnes, Natiyah Breshae Brumfield, Cruz-Angel Hernandez, Alexis Deshawndra Holt, Sundas Imtiaz, Ariah Nicole O’Neal, Bryce David Potter, Charles Wynn Powell, Mikayla Nicole Reynolds, Angel Marie Sehon, Ja’Quiesha Ya’Nique Smith, Ashton Kay Stanley, Alexis Brooke Switzer, Alexcia Da’Shun Tezeno, Latricia Jaynea Wilson, Guadalupe Ortiz Vega, and Diamond La’trease Young EMT-Basic; Andrea Brown Hunt, Taylor Rae Jurek, and Ashley Faye Turner, Medical Office Receptionist.
Port Arthur: Sandy Torres, Medical Office Receptionist.
Silsbee: Mandolyn Joelle Stanley Pete, Medical Office Receptionist.
Starks, LA: Emily Michelle Broussard, Medical Office Receptionist.
Sulphur: Lindsey Ann Weidner Roach, Medical Office Receptionist.
Vidor: Randall Shane Herrera and Thomas Howard Meadows, Jr., EMT-Basic; Colette M. Turnbull Medical Office Receptionist.
Vinton, LA: Angelle’ Louise Hebert Chalubiec, Medical Office Receptionist.
West Orange: Erin D. Sartor, Medical Office Receptionist.