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					                                                                                                                     May 10, 2010
E    -NEWS                                                                                                           Vol. 8, No. 16
                                                                                                                  A. A. Lenoir Hall
     Southern University Law Center                                                  Reaching New Heights of Excellence
    More Than 136 Perspective Graduates for 2010 Commencement
    One hundred and thirty-nine graduates are expected to be awarded the                  Please submit your events by 4 p.m. Thursday to
Juris Doctor Degree from the Southern University Law Center during the 2010                     be published the following Monday.
Commencement, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, in the F.G. Clark Activity Center
on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus.                                             MAY
                                                                                           11 Health Insurance Enrollment Meeting, 10
  Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore of the United States District Court for the Southern            a.m, Cotillion Ballroom, Smith-Brown Memo-
District of Texas will give the commencement address.                                      rial Student Union.
  The graduates are:
                                                                                           13 Check-Out for 2010 Graduates, 9 a.m.-
 Rebecca Lia Alemayehu      Lauren Nicole Callais      Nicholas Ross Dunham                Noon, Atrium
 Moon Park, CA              Cut-Off, LA                Baton Rouge, LA
                                                                                           13 Commencement Rehearsal, 2:30-3:30
 Keith G. Anderson          Jill Roxanne Carter        Alex Selico Dunn, Jr.               p.m., F. G. Clark Activity Center
 St. Francisville, LA       St. Francisville, LA       New Orleans, LA
                                                                                           14 SU Board of Supervisors Meeting, 1 p.m.,
 Kendall L. Anderson, Sr.   Phillippe Cordell Carter   Angelica M. Evans                   2nd Floor Board Room, J.S. Clark Administra-
 Collins, MS                Baker, LA                  Marion, LA                          tion Building.

 Michael Antoon             Robert C. Chapman, Jr.     Robert Scott Findlay                15 SULC Commencement, 10 a.m., F.G.
 Natchitoches, LA           Houma, LA                  Baton Rouge, LA                     Clark Activity Center.

 Ross Jonathan Aymami       Laura Welch Christensen    Kennisha Firstley
 Baton Rouge, LA            Denham Springs, LA         Baton Rouge, LA

 Karistopher Tyrone Battles Danielle Cyriaque Claiborne Andrew Bradley Freyer
 Meridianville, LA          Alexandria, LA              Baton Rouge, LA

 Joi M. Boone               Alake Oni Colwell          Jacquelyn Marie Gaither
 Fair Oaks, CA              Lithonia, GA               Chicago, IL                                 Visit:

 Lewis Arnold Booth, II     Alicia Bruno Cook          Jamie Louis Gaspard
 Huntsville, AL             Denham Springs, LA         Youngsville, LA

 Spencer Brimmer Bowman Levicy Fayenets Crawford Greta Eloyce Gilmore                                      HAITI
 Baker, LA              Baton Rouge, LA          Zachary, LA
                                                                                             To give on-line, go to
 Debra H. Braun             Danielle Clark Davenport   Maurice Darnell Gipson                          and click on the
 Port Allen, LA             Terrytown, LA              Ferriday, LA
                                                                                                  SULC on-line giving icon.
 Travis Jordan Broussard    Travis Jacob Denicola      Cornelius Christian Graves
 Opelousas, LA              Port Allen, LA             High Point, NC                        Information to be published in E-NEWS
                                                                                         should be e-mailed (, faxed
 Anthony Michael Brown      Mary Lee Kottemann Devun Erika Lauren Green                  (771-6257), or submitted to the Office of Publica-
 Springfield, MO            Mandeville, LA           Baton Rouge, LA                     tions and Electronic Media, (Suite 242).

 Jake Danten Buford         Richard Paul Donaldson     Mary-Ella Boyd Green              E-NEWS reporters:
                                                                                            Pamela Anderson             Cynthia Reed
 Baton Rouge, LA            Baton Rouge, LA            Baton Rouge, LA
                                                                                            Jean Allen                  Gail Stephenson
                                                                                            Earlene Crumpton            Josie Washington
 Nicole Buggs-Anthony       Jeffrey Louis Doughty      Monique Nicole Green                                             Ruth B. Wesley
                                                                                            Jerome Harris
 Baton Rouge, LA            Denham Springs, LA         New Orleans, LA

 Feraud D. Calixte          William K. Duncan          Monica Griffith-Braud             E-NEWS proofreaders:
                                                                                           Carla Ball                     Sylvia Betts
 Palm Bay, FL               Zachary, LA                Gonzales, LA
                                                                                           April Brumfield                Harold Isadore
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                                                      Seriousness of Purpose

2010 Prospective Graduates continued

Ashley Nicole Grissom             Wade Lowen House                 William Boles Kirtland     Devan Danielle Malone
Baton Rouge, LA                   Oak Grove, LA                    Baton Rouge, LA            Baton Rouge, LA

Maya Lucille Guntz                Anthony M. Hughes                Paul Bradford Lambremont   Cody Michael Martin
Baton Rouge, LA                   Baton Rouge, LA                  Baton Rouge, LA            Paulina, LA

Ryan Christopher Hamilton         Quiana Marie Hunt                Brooke Marie Landry        Clayton McDonough
New Orleans, LA                   Baton Rouge, LA                  Baton Rouge, LA            Baton Rouge, LA

Hasan Joset Harrell               Frankie Lashay Hunter            Larke Bilello Landry       Shae Rene McDowell
Slidell, LA                       Darien, GA                       Baton Rouge, LA            Edinburg, TX

Charles Edward Harrington         Raushanah S. Hunter              Mario Leija                Mark Joseph Miciotto
Baton Rouge, LA                   Baton Rouge, LA                  Monroe, LA                 Shreveport, LA

Michal Jarrett Harris             William Madison Jorden           Paul J. Lemmon             Leaudria Polk Montgomery
Baton Rouge, LA                   New Orleans, LA                  Mobile, AL                 New Orleans, LA

DaShawn Paul Hayes                Eliska Estopinal Juarez          Channette Alexis Lewis     Lakesha Monique Moore
LaPlace, LA                       Mandeville, LA                   Hephzibah, GA              Wes Covina, CA

Cheleste Lyla Hemphill            Thomas Richard Kendrick          Martha Lee Lewis           Andrea Vanessa Morrison
Houma, LA                         St. Francisville, LA             Natchez, MS                St. Francisville, LA

Rad Andrew Heroman                Terrel T. Kent                   Andrea Anjellaca Lowe      Lauren K. Navarre
Baton Rouge, LA                   Baton Rouge, LA                  Maryville, IL              Baton Rouge, LA

Waldon M. Hingle, III             Nadine Audrey Killebrew          Kayarda Kiemial Lowe       Jared Michael Newchurch
Kentwood, Louisiana               Jamaica, NY                      Selma, AL                  Harvey, LA

Kelly Maurita Hopkins             Freddie King, III                Ashley Magee-Malbroux      Rebecca Norton
Baton Rouge, LA                   New Orleans, LA                  Baton Rouge, LA            Denham Springs, LA

                                                                                              Chinwe Ndidi Onyenekwu
          Group Photo Sessions for Commencement 2010                                          Baton Rouge, LA
      Professional photographs for special groups will be taken in Room 110 of
                                                                                              Duray A. Oubre
    F.G. Clark Activity Center prior to the commencement exercises, Saturday,                 Gonzales, LA
    May 15, on the following schedule:
                                                                                              Mark Andrew Overall
                        Clinical Education Graduates           8 a.m.                         Baton Rouge, LA
                        Evening Division Graduating Class      8:10 a.m.
                        2009-2010 SBA Officers/Board           8:15 a.m.                      Sherrye K. Palmer
                        Law Review                             8:30 a.m.                      Denham Springs, LA
                        Journal of Race & Gender Graduates     8:40 a.m.
                        Academic Support Teaching Assistants   8:45 a.m.
                                                                                              Sherynda L. Patrick
                        Inn of Court                           8:50 a.m.
                                                                                              Baton Rouge, LA
                        Moot Court                             9 a.m.
                        Recruitment Committee                  9:10 a.m.
                        Honor Graduates                        9:20 a.m.                      Nicole W. Peair
                        Top Student with Chancellor            9:35 a.m.                      Natchitoches, LA
                        Faculty/Chancellor                     9:45 a.m.
                        Commencement Speaker,                                                 Robert A. Pearson
                           SBA president, and Chancellor       9:50 a.m.                      Baton Rouge, LA

       Please be on time and dressed in Commencement regalia.                                 Dana Davis Phillips
                                                                                              Lafayette, LA
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                                                  Seriousness of Purpose

2010 Prospective Graduates continued
                                                                                        On The Go
Diedré M. Pierce           Rahim Amjad Smith           Desherick J. William-Boone
New Orleans, LA            Oakland, CA                 Lake Charles, LA                       Ruth Hill, director of library
                                                                                        services and associate professor
Dustin Louis Poché         William Trevor Smith        Ebony Nicole Williams            of law, attended the 2010 South-
Metairie, LA               Houston, TX                 Lewisville, TX                   eastern Association of Law Libraries
                                                                                        (SEALL) Annual Conference, April
Amanda L. Powell           Antonio D. Sparks           Jacob K. Wilson                  22-24, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hill
Montgomery, AL             DeRidder, LA                Baton Rouge, LA
                                                                                        addressed the conference luncheon
Robert Lee Quick, II       Kimberly Nicole Spruill     Michael Dewayne Wilson           on the work of the executive board
Fayetteville, NC           Fayetteville, NC            Gulfport, MS                     of the American Association of Law
                                                                                        Libraries (AALL) and the upcom-
Eric Clyde Raby            Ashley Brooks Stevenson     Jennifer Karen Woods             ing summer conference in Denver,
Zachary, LA                Baton Rouge, LA             Baton Rouge, LA                  Colorado. SEALL was celebrating its
                                                                                        70th Anniversary and Hill presented
Diona Lynette Randle       Matthew Bartley Stewart     Elizabeth Hope Wyatt
Franklin, LA               Baton Rouge, LA             Lake Charles, LA                 a congratulatory letter from the AALL
Catherine M. Reed          Alissa Rose Piazza Tassin                                          Michelle A. Jackson, director
Zachary, LA                Marksville, LA                                               of career counseling and develop-
                                                                                        ment, attended the National Asso-
Don D. Reichert            Alexis Ann Taylor                                            ciation of Legal Career Professionals
Slidell, LA                Independence, LA
                                                                                        (NALP) Annual Education Confer-
Tameika Danielle Richard   Melody K. Thibodeaux                                         ence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April
Iowa, LA                   New Orleans, LA                                              27–May 1. The annual conference
                                                                                        presents workshops and courses
Zoiliss Rios               Sarah Colvin Thigpen                                         planned to reflect the most recent
Baton Rouge, LA            Prairieville, LA                                             developments in the field of legal
                                                                                        careers, and offers an excellent op-
Stephanie Elmer Robin      Dewanna Reneé Trask
                           Baton Rouge, LA
                                                                                        portunity to promote SULC with le-
Baton Rouge, LA
                                                                                        gal recruiters from firms throughout
David John Rogers          LaKendra Danielle Turner                                     the country. While at the conference,
Baton Rouge, LA            Moreauville, LA                                              Jackson addressed a session titled,
                                                                                        “Diverse Lawyer Recruiting Challeng-
Stephen Clay Ryland        Alyson Vamvoras                                              es and Strategies.”
Mansura, LA                Lake Charles, LA
                                                                    Golden Alumnus—James E. Young, Jr., ‘60
Kristin P. Sanders         Robert Bernard Vincent
Pride, LA                  Erath, LA

Jacie N. Saunders          Michael Anthony Walker
Baton Rouge, LA            Shreveport, LA

Brandon J. Scott           Shalonda Michelle Wallace
Cottonport, LA             Baton Rouge, LA

Lacy Lea Shuffield         Bryan Edward Walls
Baker, LA                  Durham, NC

Kimberly Renee Silas       Brenda R. Welch
Baton Rouge, LA            Baker, LA
                                                                     If you have current contact information on alumnus
                                                                     James E. Young, Jr., please let us know by writing to
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                                      Alumni, Faculty, & Staff Judge First-Year Students’ Oral Arguments

To Rose Herbert, Law Library
Specialist III, on the death of her
mother. Funeral services for Rose-
mary Lawson will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday, May 15, Evening                                                                                                   Seated, Vionne Douglas (as
Star Baptist Church,16301 A.L.                                                                                                   judge), and standing from
Sanford Road, Baker, Louisiana.                                                                                                  left, law students Michael
                                                                                                                                 Moreau, Decca Benoit,
                                                                                                                                 Ressa McBride, and Linda

                                          Local attorneys and SULC faculty and staff served as judges April 19-23 for
    SULC E-News Begins                oral arguments presented by first-year students in the classes of Profs. Wendy
 Summer Production Schedule           Shea and Gail Stephenson.
                                            The volunteer judges included Lauren Fitch, ‘09; Kyle Ferachi; Michelle
    SULC E-News will begin its sum-   Jackson; Susan Cedotal; Professor Ruby Andrew; Professor Tracie Wood; Eric
mer biweekly schedule on May 17.      Claville, ‘06; Kari Bergeron, ‘06; Maria Finley; Vionne Douglas, ‘07; Ruth B. Wes-
    The new deadlines (in paren-      ley, ‘92; Jason Thrower, ‘06; and Anna Guerra.
theses) and publication dates for
the electronic newsletter will be:
    (May 28) June 1; (June 11)
June 15; (June 25) June 29; (July
2) July 6; (July 16) July 20; (July
30) August 3; and (August 13) Au-          Anderson O. “Andy” Dotson III, ‘00, of the Dotson Firm, has been
gust 17.                              appointed to the board of directors of Heritage Ranch. Heritage Ranch is a
    The weekly schedule will re-      Christian children’s home, which will be built in the Baton Rouge Region to
sume on September 14.                 serve boys and girls in the midst of personal or family crisis.
                                                            Ebony N. Williams, ‘10, has been selected to receive
                                                        the Louisiana State Bar Association’s 2010 Law Student
                                                        Pro Bono Award at the Annual Awards Program, 5 p.m.,
                                                        Tuesday, May 25, at the Louisiana Supreme Court in New
                                                        Orleans. Williams was a student attorney in the Criminal
                                                        Law Clinic, where she represented indigent clients who
      Happy Birthday                                    could not otherwise afford legal counsel. In addition, she
                                                        served as a volunteer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assis-
 MAY                                  tance (VITA) program during the 2008-2009 academic year, was a member of
 5     Lena Johnson Station           the Recruitment Committee, a volunteer coach for the Marshall-Brennan high
                                      school mock trial team, and a member of the Student Bar Association Execu-
 9     Tina Washington
                                      tive Committee. When Williams is admitted to the bar, she wants to return to
 10    Ray Helen Jones                her home state of Texas, to work as an assistant district attorney.
 20    Ollie Lewis
 21    Ruth B. Wesley                 Southern University Law Center is a unit of the Southern University System. Hon. Tony Clayton, Chairman of the SU Board of
                                      Supervisors 2010, Dr. Kassie Freeman, Interim President of the Southern University System and Secretary to the SU Board of
 28    Josita Augustus                Supervisors; Judge Freddie Pitcher, Jr., Chancellor of the SU Law Center. The Southern University Law Center (SULC) is com-
                                      mitted to ensuring equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, actual or perceived gender,
 29    Virginia Listach               age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, or parental, marital,
                                      domestic partner, civil union, military, or veteran status.

                                                      Southern University Law Center • Post Office Box 9294, Baton Rouge, Louisiana • 70813
                                                                Phone: In-State: 1 (800) 552-5106 • Out-of-State: 1 (800) 537-1135

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