UL Lafayette to confer 1,608 degrees during Spring 2024 Commencement


The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating its Spring 2024 graduates during Commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday. A total of 1,608 degrees will be conferred.  Individual Commencement ceremonies for UL Lafayette’s eight academic colleges are being held at the Cajundome and Convention Center.

The University will confer 1,249 bachelor’s degrees. It will also award 319 master’s degrees, 38 doctoral degrees, one graduate certificate and one undergraduate certificate. As a whole, graduates are from 52 Louisiana parishes; 36 states and U.S. territories; and 40 countries.

Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president, addressed graduates during the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences ceremony on Friday at the Cajundome.

“Your diploma is an invitation to change the world – not just to do well for yourself, but to do good for others,” Savoie said.

“And these are the expectations that we have of you,” he added. “These are the expectations that our University has had for each generation of graduates throughout its long history. And, like each generation that’s gone before, we have no doubt that you’re prepared to exceed these expectations and to set a higher bar for those who follow.”

Thomas Poché is UL Lafayette’s Outstanding Master’s Graduate. He earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the College of Engineering. Karius Joseph is the University’s Outstanding Graduate. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the College of Engineering.

Twenty-five undergraduates earned summa cum laude honors for achieving perfect 4.0 GPAs. Members of the exemplary group, listed by college, are:

College of the Arts

  • Ashley Sage McMillin, architectural studies

B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

  • Ryan Comeaux, accounting

College of Education & Human Development

  • Tessa Louise Paul, kinesiology

College of Engineering

  • Justin Boudreaux, chemical engineering
  • Eric Gorman, engineering and technology management
  • Grant Foret, civil engineering
  • Natalia Mary Tooraen, civil engineering

College of Liberal Arts

  • Hannah Bourgeois, psychology
  • Camille Grace Bourque, speech pathology and audiology
  • Emily B. DeGruise, psychology
  • Aidan Christopher Guidry, psychology
  • Eric Thomas Guidry, political science
  • Lydia Jantz LeJeune, speech pathology and audiology
  • Kaitlyn Marie Moore, English
  • Lydia Christine Paul, psychology
  • Carlee Samantha Sinitiere, English
  • Carolyn Hope Slocum, strategic communication

Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

  • Luke William Brinkley, computer science
  • Summer Dyan Crawford, computer science
  • Madeline Kaye Futch, biology
  • Lily Maria Guidry, chemistry
  • Braeden Michael Hebert, biology
  • Allison Paige Hull, biology
  • Jordan Jacara Jackson, biology
  • Maggie Kay Struble, biology

View a list of Spring 2024 graduates. Learn more about Spring 2024 Commencement.

Photo caption: UL Lafayette will award 1,608 degrees during individual Commencement ceremonies for its eight academic colleges on Friday and Saturday. Ceremonies will be held at the Cajundome and the Cajundome Convention Center. Photo credit: TK / University of Louisiana at Lafayette