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December 6, 2012

ULM to graduate 638 at Fall Commencement Ceremony Dec. 8

At 10 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe Fant-Ewing Coliseum, ULM President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., will confer 638 degrees to graduates of the 2012 summer and fall classes.

A total of 465 degrees will be awarded to fall graduates. A total of 173 degrees will be awarded to summer 2012 graduates.

The commencement keynote speaker will be State Representative and ULM alum Katrina R. Jackson. Jackson earned a B.A. in pre-law and legal studies from ULM in 2000.

She is an attorney and State Representative for Louisiana House District 16. Jackson serves on the Democratic Caucus; Secretary of the Louisiana Legislative Women's Caucus; Louisiana Rural Caucuses; and First Vice Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus.

There are a total of four top graduates in the two classes who earned 4.00 grade point averages.

Top Graduate Summer 2012:

Lauren Guerriero Creekmore is receiving a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications, from the College of Arts & Sciences. She is from Monroe and is the daughter of Jeff and Elizabeth Guerriero and the wife of Bryan Creekmore.

Top Graduates Fall 2012:

Daniel James Bonnette is receiving a bachelor of science degree in biology, from the College Arts & Sciences. He is from Calhoun and is the son of Bruce and Anne-Louise Bonnette and the husband of Amy Crocker Bonnette.

Samantha Leslie Matherne is receiving a bachelor of music degree in music, from the College Arts & Sciences. She is from Monroe and is the daughter of John and Crystal Matherne.

Stephani Page Stephens is receiving a bachelor of business degree in management, from the College of Business Administration. She is from Wisner and is the daughter of Steve Stephens and the late Maebell Stephens.

Several honor graduates will be recognized during the ceremonies. They are designated as summa cum laude (3.900-4.000), magna cum laude (3.750-3.899) and cum laude (3.500-3.749).

ULM will also webcast the ceremony at

Shortly after the conclusion of the event, a full recording of the event will be archived for viewing.

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