Just perfect: 4.0 graduates the most in a single semester in University history


Thirty-five of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 1,641 graduates have proven themselves perfect – and broken a semester record. The undergraduate students are among the highest number of summa cum laude graduates – those with 4.0 GPAs – in a single semester in University history.

Among the total number of degrees to be conferred during UL Lafayette’s Spring 2023 Commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday will be 41 doctoral degrees, another record. The University will also award 1,273 bachelor’s degrees, 323 master’s degrees, three graduate certificates and one undergraduate certificate.

Members of the exemplary group, listed by college, are:

College of the Arts

  • Hunter Darby, architectural studies     

B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

  • Faith Robinson, finance

College of Engineering

  • Claire Werther, mechanical engineering

College of Education

  • Lane Bergeron, secondary education and teaching
  • Olivia Campbell, elementary education, grades 1-5
  • Victoria Martin, secondary education and teaching
  • Taylor Meche, secondary education and teaching
  • Emily Savell, secondary education and teaching

College of Liberal Arts

  • Cassidy Bellard, English
  • Anna Dardeau, history
  • Kinsey Hatfield, psychology
  • Jeanne Martin, psychology
  • Valerie Merritt, psychology
  • Francisco Pagan, political science
  • Logan Richard, English
  • Noah Thibodeaux, history

Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

  • Chansey Champagne, physics
  • Amy Dartez, biology
  • Kelsie Fell, biology
  • Carson Hebert, biology
  • Sarah Martin, biology
  • Elisabeth McMichael, informatics
  • Rosalie Michot, biology
  • Cassidy Nguyen, biology
  • Kalyn Picard, biology
  • Christopher Pinho, chemistry
  • Jackson Ragusa, biology
  • Jordan Richard, biology
  • Logan Richard, mathematics
  • Morgan Rigby, biology
  • Nicholas Russell, computer science
  • Alex Saunier, biology
  • Angelique Schmidt, chemistry
  • Alanna Smith, biology
  • Kennedy Stansbury, biology

University College

  • Celia Theaux, general studies

Learn more about Spring 2023 Commencement.  View a list of graduates.

Photo caption: Thirty-five University of Louisiana at Lafayette undergraduate students are part of a record-breaking group. They are among the most summa cum laude graduates – those with 4.0 GPAs – in a single semester in University history. Photo credit: Doug Dugas / University of Louisiana at Lafayette