Graduating from the programs were Corie Babineaux of Duson, Matthew Bourg of Breaux Bridge, Cassaundra Derouen of Lake Charles, Anjelique Duplechin of Ville Platte, Kaitlyn Fletcher of Pollock, Camille Hebert of Gueydan, Travis Mathews of Abbeville, Brittany Miller of Marksville, Emily Morgan of Rayne, Candace Sam of Lawtell and Heather Trahan, Lafayette.
Honored during the ceremony was Miller and Derouen, who earned the program’s top awards. Miller received the Scholastic Achievement Award which is given to the student with the highest grade point average in the class. Derouen earned the Distinguished Student Award which is selected by class members and honors the student who is a role model for others in the program.
LSU Eunice alumnae and Director of Respiratory Therapy at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital addressed the students, telling them “we have a proud profession and I want to welcome you to it.”
The university’s Respiratory Care program is one of the top in the nation, consistently having a 100 percent pass rate on national board exams.