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    ​Three dozen grads earn academic honors

    Lamar State College Port Arthur saluted 36 students who earned academic honors along with either an associate degree or a certificate of completion at its recent Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony held Friday, Dec. 15 at the Parker Center.

    The John C. Huval Award for Academic Excellence went to Loan Le of Port Arthur, who graduated with a nearly perfect 3.95 grade point average while earning an associate of arts degree in Academic Studies.

    Heather Landry of Groves won the H.S. Anderson Award for Allied Health after graduating with a 3.77 GPA and an associate of applied science degree in Nursing.

    Miranda Hayes of Nederland won the H.S. Anderson Award for Allied Health for Certificate of Completion after completing her work in Vocational Nursing with a 3.69 GPA.

    The Sydalise Fredeman Award for Associate Degree went Gena Rogers of Orange, who graduated with a 3.93 grade point average in Paralegal.

    Academic excellence awards went to the following students:

    Summa cum laude degree honors (GPA between 3.8 and 4.0): Loan T. Le, Port Arthur, Academic Studies, 3.95; Gena Rogers, Orange, Paralegal, 3.93; Michael Ethan Mandujano, Groves, Process Technology, 3.91; Jamie Lynn Schiesler, Vidor, Paralegal, 3.90;  Andrea Joana Zaragosa, Groves, Medical Office Administration, 3.85; Gregory A. Helms, Beaumont, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 3.84; Nini Tran, Nederland, Medical Coding Specialist, 3.84; Terrance Ray Johnson, Beaumont, Automotive Technology, 3.83; Phillip Abel Hernandez, Beaumont, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, 3.81; Phillip Abel Hernandez, Beaumont, Automotive Technology, 3.81;  Carol Eloisa Bryan, Port Arthur, Paralegal, 3.80.

    Magna cum laude degree honors (GPA of 3.65 to 3.79): Trinh Tuyet Nguyen, Port Arthur, Business Administration, 3.78; Heather Leigh Landry, Groves, Nursing, 3.77; Anthony Darnell Marks Jr., Groves, Commercial Music: Sound Engineer, 3.72; Jack Vern Sellers, Porter, Nursing, 3.72; Lee Rashad McKinney, Beaumont, Automotive Technology, 3.70; Mary Anne Bevil, Winnie, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Counseling, 3.69; Ashley Marshay Taylor, Port Arthur, Business Administration, 3.68; Hector X. Gomez, Beaumont, Academic Studies, 3.67; Lorenzo Rivera III, Beaumont, Automotive Technology, 3.67;Brittany Nicole Baker, Port Arthur, Process Technology, 3.65;  Thanh-Hien Nguyen, Port Arthur, Nursing, 3.65.

    Cum laude degree honors (GPA of 3.50 to 3.64): Un’Dralique D. Broussard, Port Arthur, Commercial Music: Performance, 3.62; Britney Benavides, Bridge City, Nursing, 3.61; Marjorie Wiscovitch, Baytown, Business Administration, 3.61; Nyakeia Dashiell Wiggins, Port Arthur, Business Administration, 3.60; Joshua Dwain Barnes, Beaumont, Academic Studies, 3.58; Quentin Dion Derry Sr., Beaumont, Process Technology, 3.58; Edison N. Mai, Groves, Software Developer/Game Design, 3.55; Amanda Rose Thompson, Bridge City, Nursing, 3.55; Dustin Aaron Pecorino, Groves, Process Technology, 3.52; Ashlee Nicole Kelly, Beaumont, Process Technology, 3.50.

    Magna cum laude certificate honors (GPA of 3.65 to 3.79): William A. Lund, Orange, Automotive Technology, 3.73; Miranda Hayes, Nederland, Vocational Nursing, 3.69.

    Cum laude certificate honors (GPA of 3.50 to 3.64): Shiree B. Lugo, Cameron, LA, Vocational Nursing, 3.64; Nikita Rae Harris, Port Arthur, Commercial Music, 3.50; Carlos Josue Quintero, Port Arthur, Vocational Nursing, 3.50.