Spring commencements continue at Southern, LSU

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Posted: May 17, 2013 10:34 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: May 17, 2013 10:34 AM
Source: WBRZ

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BATON ROUGE - Graduation week continues in Baton Rouge this morning with hundreds of students receiving diplomas on the bluff at Southern University.

Southern's commencement ceremonies began at 10:30. The university awarded degrees to 714 graduates this year, and featured Chief Justice Bernice Johnson as its guest speaker. She's the first African-American chief justice for the state Supreme Court.

Meanwhile, LSU commencement continued with degree ceremonies on the campus today. The university recognized 3,735 students during its main graduation ceremony Thursday.

For more information on commencement and campus traffic alerts, check out Southern University and LSU's websites.

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