Nearly 2,000 students graduate from LSU on Dec. 20

Nearly 2,000 to graduate from LSU's fall commencement; Gov. Edwards to speak at Manship Mass Comm. ceremony

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU recognized 1,986 graduates at its 300th commencement exercise on Dec. 20.

It is the largest fall graduation class ever at LSU.

University officials say this fall semester marked the most degrees awarded to female, African American, Asian and Hispanic students. This fall, LSU also saw the most degrees ever awarded to veteran students, students on Pell grants and students awarded the Pelican Promise.

There was no main ceremony for December commencement, so each college held separate ceremonies to recognize their own individual students.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards spoke at the Manship School of Mass Communication ceremony and LSU Board Chair Mary Leach Werner, vice president of The Sweet Lake Land & Oil Company and The North American Land Company, spoke at the College of Science ceremony.

The fall graduating class represented 55 Louisiana parishes, 42 states, and 39 foreign countries. Men made up 48.55 percent of the class and women made up 51.45 percent. The youngest graduate was 19, while the oldest was 61 years old.

Heismann winning LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was one of the 1,986 graduates. He received a standing ovation from the audience.

For a full list of LSU Fall 2019 graduates click here.

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