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Interim LSUE Chancellor Dr. William Crowe addresses the Dec. 14 commencement. Crowe became interim chancellor on Dec. 3. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Interim LSUE chancellor is taking the long view

Interim LSUE Chancellor Dr. William Crowe is taking the long view of his job that began Dec. 3.
Crowe, 65, came out of retirement to take the chancellor’s job after Kimberly Russell left to become vice president for advancement at Texas Woman’s University.
Russell took the LSUE post in July 2015 coming from Tyler (Texas) Junior College.
In one of those world as a small place moments, Crowe was once president of the two-year Tyler college and Russell worked for him.

Seventeen graduates received recognition for the academic achievement while working toward their degrees at LSU Eunice’s fall commencement Friday. The honor students are pictured with, left, Dr. Rene Robichaux, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Mary Werner, member of the LSU Board of Supervisors, and, right, Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana’s commissioner of higher education and Dr. William Crowe, interim chancellor of LSU Eunice. The honor graduates, front from left, are Katlyn Joubert of Eunice, magna cum laude; Hali Douget of Mamou, magna cum laude; Anna Lejeune of Eunice, magna cum laude; Brooke Thompson of Crowley, magna cum laude, Coby Naquin of Basile, summa cum laude; Xiaoqing Yan of Lafayette, summa cum laude; Jenna Dupre of Iota, magna cum laude; and Caroline Brignac of Washington, magna cum laude. Standing on the back row, from left, are Elizabeth Sonnier of Rayne, magna cum laude; Jenci Trahan of Breux Bridge, magna cum laude; Benjamin Vidrine of Ville Platte, magna cum laude and Christian Morgan of Rayne, summa cum laude. Magna Cum Laude graduates have earned a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.79, while Summa Cum Laude graduates, students who earn a grade-point average of 3.8 to 4.0. (Submitted photo)

Honor graduates at LSUE

Seventeen graduates received recognition for the academic achievement while working toward their degrees at LSU Eunice’s fall commencement Friday. The honor students are pictured with, left, Dr. Rene Robichaux, vice chancellor for academic affairs, Mary Werner, member of the LSU Board of Supervisors, and, right, Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana’s commissioner of higher education and Dr. William Crowe, interim chancellor of LSU Eunice.

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Kim Hunter delivered the commencement address Friday at LSUE. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

LSUE graduates urged to keep going, growing

LSUE’s graduates were urged to keep growing by commencement speaker Dr. Kim Hunter, state commissioner of higher education, on Friday.
Hunter addressed the ceremony for 147 summer and fall graduates, which was said to be the largest number in 20 years.
The ceremony recognizes students who earned degrees and certificates in the summer and fall semesters.
Reed, who grew up in Lake Charles, was appointed commissioner in April after serving as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

304 named to LSUE’s spring Chancellor’s List

EUNICE — LSU Eunice has named 304 students to the Spring Semester 2018 Chancellor’s List in recognition of their academic achievement.
The list comprises full-time students who maintained at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale during the semester.
Area students on the list are:
Abbeville: Holli Mire, Joseph Scalisi, Sadi’ Seaux, Katlyn Sellers.
Alexandria: Mari Coffey, Shakeela Porter, Avery Rachal.
Arnaudville: Tyler Francis, Hunner Huval, Michael Rose.

LSUE graduates turn their tassels as they prepare to exit the ceremony held Friday. There were 205 graduates this spring, according to Chancellor Kimberly Russell. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

205 students graduate from LSUE

LSU Eunice graduates were urged to meet a series of challenges presented by commencement speaker State Rep. John Stefanski at ceremonies Friday.
Stefanski, 33, of Crowley, presented three challenges to the graduates.
— Give back back to Acadiana and Louisaiana;
— Stay true to themselves and their core values; and
— To be bold and take risks.
The freshman representative said, “Many of the constituents I represent are family and lifelong friends, So, it means something extra to me to make sure I’m doing the best job possible,” he said.

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