A Fall 2017 graduates of the Southern University Law Center (SULC) will be recognized in a Hooding Ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday, January 12, 2018, in the Cotillion Ballroom of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus.
The Honorable Patrick D. Magee, ’04, who represents the Third Congressional District on the Southern University Board of Supervisors and who practice as an attorney with the law firm Voorhies & Labbe in Lafayette, will be the featured speaker at the ceremony.
He is a member of the Lafayette Bar Association where he serves on the Board of Directors, and the Louisiana State Bar Association. Attorney Magee also serves as Chairman of the Lafayette Parish Trust Finance Authority, a member of One Acadiana (the Acadiana Regional Chamber of Commerce), and a member of the regional Asian Chamber of Commerce.
This special Hooding Ceremony does not take the place of Commencement. All graduates will also have their degrees conferred at Spring Commencement.
The 26 candidates for the Juris Doctor Degree are:
Andrew Joseph Barnes, Houston, Texas
Kenneth Blackson, Winnsboro, Louisiana
Marquita Andrea Cage, Hammond, Louisiana
Alyssa Lucea Collara, New Orleans, Louisiana
Charles Scott Courrege, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Shanice Aunshel Crawford, Marshall, Texas
Claire Elizabeth Donovan, New Orleans, Louisiana
Tevoy Ital Dyson, Franklinton, Louisiana
Franchester Pearlette Gipson, Cullen, Louisiana
Devin Marcus Guidry, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Brandy Nicole Guillory, Eunice, Louisiana
Michael Jones, Jr., Houma, Louisiana
Jeffrey Michael Keating, Slidell, Louisiana
Theodore Knatt, Jr., Loreauville, Louisiana
Yaves Stevenson Landry, St. James, Louisiana
Tajh Mathews, Baldwin, Louisiana
Robin K. Mitchell, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jermeshia Shantel Moseley, Grand Bay, Alabama
Avery M. Riley, Jr., Belle Chase, Louisiana
Ivan James Thompson, Houma, Louisiana
Efiori J. Umana, Tyler, Texas
Jonathan Stanford Vidrine, Eunice, Louisiana
Tyralynn J. Wells, New Orleans, Louisiana
Mareshah Lenise Wheeler, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Olivia Rochelle Williams, Jackson, Mississippi
Rufus Williams, Jr., Jackson, Mississippi
For more information on this ceremony, please contact D’Andrea Joshua Lee, director of records and registration, (225) 771-5340.