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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 
MEDICAL CENTER 



School of Allied Health Professions 

School of Graduate Studies 
School of Medicine in Shreveport 



COMMENCEMENT 



Strand Theatre 
1:00 RM., Saturday, August 16, 1997 



PROGRAM 

"The audience is requested to remain seated until 
the academic procession is complete" 

PROCESSIONAL 

PRESIDING 

GORDON H. SCHUCKERS, Ph.D., EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE DEAN 
School of Allied Health Professions, Shreveport Program 

NATIONAL ANTHEM 

INVOCATION 

PAULA CLICK-FENTER, MHS, PT, GCS, ACTING PROGRAM 
DIRECTOR, Department of Physical Therapy 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS 

IKE MUSLOW, M.D., VICE CHANCELLOR and INTERIM DEAN 
Louisiana State University Medical Center 

JOHN R. SNYDER, Ph.D., DEAN 
School of Allied Health Professions 

ADDRESS 

RONALD B. GEORGE, M.D., FACP 
Chair, Department of Medicine, LSUMC 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES 

IKE MUSLOW, M.D., VICE CHANCELLOR AND INTERIM DEAN 
Louisiana State University Medical Center 

ROBERT CHERVENAK, Ph.D., ASSISTANT DEAN 
School of Graduate Studies, LSUMC 

JOHN R. SNYDER, Ph.D., DEAN 
School of Allied Health Professions 

CONFERRING OF DEGREES 

DR. JOHN R DAVIS 
LSU Board of Supervisors 

BENEDICTION 

PAULA CLICK-FENTER, MHS, PT, GCS 

RECESSIONAL 

JIM WILLIAMS, organ 



CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES 

LSU MEDICAL CENTER 

1997 



DOCTOR OF MEDICINE 

Tara Odom Mercer 1 

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY 

Ming Chen 

Department: Microbiology and Immunology 

Major Professor: Dennis O'Callaghan, Ph.D. 

Dissertation Title: "The ICP22/ICP27 Hybrid Gene in Equine Herpervirus One 

Defective Interfering Particle-Enriched Infection" 



Pankaj Sikka f 

Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics 

Major Professor: Kenneth McMartin, Ph.D. 

Dissertation Title: "Characterization of Folate Transport in Cultured Rat Proximal 

Tubule Cells" 



MASTER OF SCIENCE 

Deidra S. Atkins + 
Department: Pharmacology and Therapeutics 
Major Professor - Nicholas E. Goeders, Ph.D. 

Adam S. CockrelF 
Department: Microbiology and Immunology 
Major Professor - Martin Muggeridge, Ph.D. 

Tolvert E. Fowler 

Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

Major Professor - Myron Cran Lucas, Ph.D. 



BACHELOR OF SCIENCE 



CARDIOPULMONARY SCIENCE 

Natalie Felice Adams 
Wendy Wiggins Ayscue 
Madalyn Rene' Busch 
Mark William Casanova 
Donnie Ray Flint 
Linda Colette Gilmartin 
Christopher Michael Moore 
Michael Kiley Morris 
Bradley Earl Parker 
Janet Lynell Sykes 

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY 

Wendy Rene Atnip 
Karrie Lynn Bourgeois 
Mary Emily Byrd 
Regina Coats Galloway 
Angela Seeliger Hernandez 
Twila North Magee 
Amy Katherine McCune 
Eva Marie Myers 
Laura Smith Perkins 
Arthur Bryce Turnley, Jr. 
Rebecca R. Vercher 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY 

*Karen Yvonne Butler 

Winn R Cantrell 

Jeannell Boudreau Casanova 

Margaret Word Finley 

Mary Elizabeth Gleason 

Elizabeth Rachel Gutierrez 
* Bryan Howard Hensley 

Amal M. Johnson 



Elizabeth Ha Jones 

George Hamilton LaCour II 
*Rhonda H. Lane 

Stephanie Holley Lynn 

Scott James Meche 

Rae Ann Najolia 
*Celeste Hymel Powell 

Catherine Laifoung Ung 

Joyce Rozalia Vegh 
**Katy Kristen Wall 

PHYSICAL THERAPY 

Nicole Rene' Bessonet 
Janet Roberts Bolton 
Kerry Jennifer Cockerham 
Janet L. Crawford 

**Sarah Elizabeth Davis 
*Jacquelyn Bowers Ewing 
Sheryl Stanley Foster 
Shannon Catherine Gavin 
Kelly Lee Hammons 
Stephanie Renee Howell 
Eric Raul Lambousy 
*Gina Louise Manuel 

** Alexandra Lee Marceaux 
Jason T Merritt 

**Gretchen Tara Miller 
Ondrell Sherard Moore 

**Colette Ann Mott 
Glenn Lawrence Richardson 

**Deena Marie Rogers 
*Lisa Rae Saylor 
Latonya Lafaye' Smallwood 
Jay Michael Stilley 
Christie Lauren Sullivan 

**Leah Kathryn Wilson 



PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT 

Jeri Sue Akins 
Shane Thomas Broussard 
Daniel K. Crook 
Charles Wayne Culpepper 
Nathan Carl Freeman 
Daniel Te-Kai Huang 
Ronald Frank Marascalco 
* Ly T. Nguyen 
Judy M. Niell 
Ernest Edward Opitz 
Dallas Moss Pomeroy 
Joseph Merrial Porche Jr. 
Ryan Weston Risely 
Rafael L. Rodriguez 

** Maria Kay Smith 
Christi Ann Stafford 
Connie Sterritt 
Cheryl Cline Stough 

***Terry Lynn Strain 
Jon Christopher Teacle 
Donna Ball Terry 
Charles Girard Tisdale 
Shelley Elizabeth Tucker 
Jeffrey King Turner 

f In Absentia 



MASTER OF COMMUNICATION 
DISORDERS 

Kristen Kitchens Black 1 
Christine Renee' Breaux 
Stephanie Alyce Crouch 
Dorothy Jean D'Water 
Kimberly Fuller Ensminger f 
Nanette Jolie Gauthier 
Amy Ignozzitto Grogan 
Stephanie Rae Hutson 
Michael David McGill 
Kirsten Ann McGee Russell 

MASTER OF HEALTH 
SCIENCES 

Marie Alejandra Vazquez 



MARSHALS 

Michael Houston, B.S., RRT 

John S. Davis, MBA, MT(ASCP)SC, DLM 

Debra Judd, Ph.D., LOTR 

Joseph McCulloch, Ph.D. 

Valgene Valgora, PA-C, MS.Ed 

Mary Pannbacker, Ph.D. 

*** Indicates Summa Cum Laude 
** Indicates Magna Cum Laude 
* Indicates Cum Laude 



LSUMC School of Allied Health Professions 

Commencement 

1997 

RONALD B. GEORGE, M.D., FACP 

Dr. Ronald B. George, a native Louisianian, was born in the small 
northwest Louisiana town of Zwolle. His grandfather, who graduated from 
Tulane Medical School in the 1800s, was a family practitioner in southwest 
Louisiana. Dr. George received his undergraduate education at the University 
of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and his M.D. from Tulane University School of 
Medicine. Dr. George moved to Shreveport in 1972 as associate professor 
and chief of the section of pulmonary diseases in the newly established 
department of medicine at LSU Medical School. During the next 20 years 
his section became recognized as one of the outstanding training programs 
in pulmonary medicine in the United States. 

Dr. George has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians 
since 1966, and served as Governor-Elect of the Louisiana Chapter of ACP 
from 1990 to 1991, and as Governor from 1991 to 1995. He is the author 
of 139 published papers, 28 chapters in medical textbooks, over 90 published 
abstracts, and an editor of four major textbooks of pulmonary and critical 
care medicine. He is currently consulting editor of Respiratory Care, editor 
of the ACCP Pulmonary and Critical Care Update Series, and a member of 
the editorial boards of the American Journal of the Medical Sciences and 
Chest. He is also an editor of Current Pulmonoloqy and the upcoming 
publication, Atlas of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. From 1988 
through 1994, he served as a member of the Pulmonary Subspecialty Board 
of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and was a contributor to the 
internal medicine board examinations. 

Dr. George was promoted to the rank of professor of medicine at LSU 
School of Medicine in Shreveport in 1974, and became chair of the 
department in 1992. In addition to his responsibilities in the University Hospital 
and School of Medicine, Dr. George served within the School of Allied Health 
Professions as Medical Director for the Department of Cardiopulmonary 
Science for 15 years and currently serves as medical director for the 
Department of Physician Assistants. The Ronald B. George Award, in his 
honor, is presented annually to an outstanding graduating student in 
Cardiopulmonary Science. 

In 1992 Dr. George became President-Elect of the American College of 
Chest Physicians and served as President of that College from 1993 to 1994. 
His accomplishments as a physician, educator, and author, and his service 
exemplify the Laureate Award bestowed on him by the American College of 
Physicians. 



The Louisiana State University Medical Center School of Allied Health 
Professions was established by the LSU Board of Supervisors April 2, 1970, 
and became operational July 1, 1970. The School now incorporates eight 
academic departments: Cardiopulmonary Science, Communication Disorders, 
Medical Technology, Occupational Therapy, Ophthalmic Medical Technology, 
Physical Therapy, Physician Assistants, and Rehabilitation Counseling & 
Services. 

In addition, the Master of Health Sciences Degree Program integrates 
multidimensional graduate-level curricula in health professions education, 
administration, supervision, and advanced clinical practice. 

The School also includes educational, diagnostic, treatment, and 
service components through the Children's Center in Shreveport, and the 
Human Development Center in New Orleans. 



ACADEMIC HERALDRY: THE SYMBOLS OF LEARNING 

The college or university commencement procession, in the United States 
and abroad, is a pageant, alive and bright with dress and ceremony. Its history 
can be traced to medieval European universities of the eleventh and twelfth 
centuries. Continued recognition of the need to preserve scholarly dignity and 
meaning resulted in universities establishment for academic dress. American 
universities agreed on a standard system in 1895 and designed a suitable code 
for academic dress for the colleges and universities of the United States. In 
1932, the American Council on Education presented a revised 
code which governs the style of academic dress today. 

The principal features of academic dress are three: the gown, 
the cap, and the hood. 

The Gown. The flowing gown originated during the twelfth century. It 
has become symbolic of the democracy of scholarship. As such, it completely 
covers any dress of rank or social standing. It is black for all degrees, with pointed 
sleeves for the Bachelor's degree; long, closed sleeves for the Master's degree; 
and round open sleeves for the Doctor's degree. The gown worn for the Bachelor's 
or Master's degree has no trimmings. The gown for the Doctor's degree is faced 
down the front with velvet and has three bars of velvet across the sleeves, in the 
color distinctive of the faculty or discipline to which the degree pertains. For 
certain institutions the official colors of the 

college or university may appear on the gown or its decorations. 

The Cap. The freed slave in Ancient Rome won the privilege of wearing a 
cap. Thus, the academic cap is a symbol denoting the freedom of scholarship 
and the responsibility and dignity with which the wearer is endowed. Old poetry 
records the cap of scholarship as a square to symbolize the book. Other authorities 
claim that the cap, or "mortar board" is a symbol of the masons, a privileged 
guild. The color of the tassel denotes the discipline, although a gold 
tassel may be worn with a doctoral gown. 

The Hood. The heraldic design of the hood symbolizes an inverted shield 
with one or more secondary color chevrons on the background color of the 
college or university. The color of the facing of the hood denotes the discipline 
represented by the degree, and the color of the lining designates the college 
or university from which the degree was granted. 

COLORS DISTINCTIVE OF DISCIPLINES AND PROFESSIONS 

Dark Blue: Philosophy Green: Medicine 

Yellow: Science Lilac: Dentistry 

Light Blue: Education Apricot: Nursing 



NATIONAL ANTHEM 

Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light, 

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming. 

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous flight, 

O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? 

And the rocket's red glare, the bomb bursting in air, 

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. 

Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave 

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave? 

Francis Scott Key