University's 12 summa cum laude undergrads second-most for a Fall Commencement


Twelve of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s 896 undergraduate students share a place in history.

The students, who have all maintained 4.0 GPAs, represent the second-highest number of summa cum laude graduates for a Fall Commencement ceremony.

During UL Lafayette’s Fall 2022 Commencement ceremonies Friday and Saturday, a total of 1,214 degrees will be conferred. That number includes 33 doctoral degrees, which is the most in a fall semester in school history, and 285 master’s degrees.

Summa cum laude undergraduates, listed by college, are:

B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration

  • Adrienne Sonnier, management

College of Education & Human Development

  • Lauren Bainter, kinesiology

College of Engineering

  • Lucas Blanchard, electrical engineering

College of Liberal Arts

  • Myca Broussard, human development and family science
  • Maria DeRoche, strategic communication
  • Vanna Do, speech pathology and audiology
  • Seth Dupre, psychology
  • Lila Mount, sociology
  • Ashley Sellers, communicative disorders

Ray P. Authement College of Sciences

  • Isaac Kulp, mathematics
  • Ruby Shrestha, computer science
  • Laurielle Watkins, chemistry

Learn more about Fall 2022 Commencement. View a list of all graduates.

Photo caption: During UL Lafayette’s Fall 2022 Commencement ceremonies, 12 undergraduate students earned 4.0 GPAs, the second-most summa cum laude graduates in a fall semester. (Photo credit: Rachel Rafati / University of Louisiana at Lafayette)