Lamar State College-Orange Holds Summer 2017 Commencement

Published 5:47 pm Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Special to The Leader


A Lamar State College – Orange alum and Region 6 State Coordinator for the Texas Division of Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety, Jay Hall gave the commencement speech at the college’s Summer 2017 graduation ceremony Friday night.

Hall graduated from LSC-O in 1999 and went on to graduate from Lamar University in Beaumont. Prior to his role as a region state coordinator, Hall served as a State Regional Liaison Officer during several hurricanes in the past decade. Most recently, Hall coordinated the planning and response for DPS to Super Bowl 51 in Houston.

Hall shared advice and humor with the graduates during the ceremony held at the Lutcher Theatre.

One student of Lamar State College-Orange graduated with the designation of summa cum laude, with “highest honors.” Summa cum laude designation includes those students with grade point averages of 3.8 to 4.0. The student with this designation was Tori Marie Godkin of Rose City.

Magna cum laude, or “high honors” designation, is awarded to graduates who earn GPAs of 3.65 to 3.79. The three students receiving this recognition were Carly Danae Smith, of Vidor; Janna Lynn West, of Orange; and Charlea Lenn Adams, of Lumberton.

Four students graduated cum laude, or with “honors” designation, with GPAs of 3.50 to 3.64. The students with this honor were Mary Marissa Frank, of Orange; Abigail Denise Bartlett, of Groves; Shaylon Paige Elms, of Orange; and Cassandra Marie Brush, of Vidor.

Please join us in congratulating all of our graduates on their academic accomplishments.

Graduates are listed below according to hometown and degree earned:

Associate of Arts:

Orange: Zederick Lee Cezar, Liberal Arts; Delana Gail Johnson Odom, Liberal Arts; Whitney Alyse Anderson Phillips, Liberal Arts; Jenna Marie Procella, Liberal Arts; Brittany                                     Lee Willems, Teaching 2.

Vidor: Anthony Sean Quinn, Liberal Arts.


Associate of Applied Science:

Bridge City: Blake Austin Pruett, Process Operating Technology.

Orange: Bob Orvel Buxton, Process Operating Technology;      Beau Anthony Gilisson, Process Operating Technology, Ty Aaron Johnson, Process Operating Technology.


Associate of Science:

Orange: Erick Paul Guillory, Business; LaToya Shenique Overstreet, Business.


Certificate of Completion:

Bridge City: Jennifer Renae Dolley Coulter, Vocational Nursing; Samantha Michele Crooks, Dental Assisting; Starla Alane Linder-Tuter, Vocational Nursing.

Buna: Eden Litricia Brown Burke, Vocational Nursing; Lea Ann Dougharty, Vocational Nursing; Demetriss Jacquale Jones, Vocational Nursing.

Evadale: Jessica Paige Seago, Vocational Nursing.

Orange: Jannie Marie Anderson, Vocational Nursing; Shelley Christine Burk Bagley, Vocational Nursing; Secelie Brooke Churchwell, Vocational Nursing; JaShane Morae Cook, Dental Assisting; Kelsey Lorraine Crowe, Vocational Nursing; Caitlin Mackenzie Currie, Dental Assisting; Shaylon Paige Elms, Dental Assisting; Johnny Ervin Epps, Jr., Process Technology; Mary Marissa Frank, Dental Assisting; Hannah Elizabeth Gower, Vocational Nursing; Quanektria Shonquall Hartfield, Dental Assisting; Nocona Marie Holland, Vocational Nursing; Tyler Joseph Hryhorchuk, Instrumentation; Bailey Elise McBee, Vocational Nursing; Trameka            Shuntae’ Mitchell, Vocational Nursing; Morgan Ashley Ellison Ousley, Vocational Nursing; Nautica Grey Peeples, Dental Assisting; Janna Lynn West, Vocational Nursing; Jannie Anderson Wilson, Vocational Nursing; Rashaan Malik Wilson, Process Technology; Katie Danielle Worthy, Vocational Nursing.

Rose City: Tori            Marie Godkin, Dental Assisting.

Vidor: Edith Albertina Arentz, Vocational Nursing; Gage Edward Bishop-Snider, Vocational Nursing; Cassandra Marie Brush, Dental Assisting; Carly Reese Bunch, Instrumentation; Taylor Marie Isenhower, Vocational Nursing; Courtney Danielle Williams Parker, Vocational Nursing; Carly DaNae Smith, Vocational Nursing; Brooke Nicole Webb, Vocational Nursing.

Vinton: Marisa Kay Guidry, Dental Assisting.

Warren: Chelsea Renee                 Hall Bumstead, Vocational Nursing; Josie Amber Walters, Vocational Nursing

West Orange: Kaleigh Nicole Carter, Vocational Nursing.