E. J. OURSO COLLEGE GRADUATES 506 IN SPRING 2009
On Friday, May 15, 2009, 506 students received their degrees as part of the E. J. Ourso College of Business Diploma Ceremony. In all, 377 bachelor’s, 126 master’s and three Ph.D.’s were awarded.
“The alumni who have preceded you have made LSU’s presence felt in every corner of the globe,” E. J. Ourso College Dean Eli Jones said to the students in his parting remarks. “I urge you to draw inspiration from them. Become LSU’s ambassadors in your industry and ambassadors for the E. J. Ourso College wherever your career takes you.”
This year, the E. J. Ourso College’s Diploma Ceremony featured Entergy Louisiana President and Chief Executive Officer Renae Conley as its keynote speaker. Conley shared a few stories regarding her own career, including one in which she imparted upon the graduates that the way to get ahead is not by looking ahead to the next step solely but by concentrating on fulfilling the responsibilities of one’s current position.
Listed below are some statistics regarding the spring 2009 class:
Additionally, the E. J. Ourso College had four graduates who were commissioned as officers in the United Stated Armed Forces the previous day, six graduates who were named as University Medalists and four students who graduated with the Upper Division Honors Distinction and College Honors.
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Wendy Osborn Luedtke
LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business