Thirty four students earn degrees from the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Science

Baton Rouge, La. – Thrifty four College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Science (CAFCS) students received their degrees during the Southern University and A&M College’s Spring 2023 Commencement on Friday, May 12 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center on the University’s campus.


The group received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the areas of Agricultural Sciences, Family & Consumer Sciences, and Urban Forestry and Natural Resources.


The keynote speaker for the occasion was Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of the City of New Orleans.


Nearly 600 graduates participated in the ceremony which also included the commissioning of cadets in the ROTC programs to their U.S. military assignments.


The list of CAFCS graduates are:


Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Bachelor of Science Degrees

Deron Isom    

Tre’Aaron Jackson

Valeria Smart 

Jada Walden


Agricultural Sciences Bachelor of Science Degrees

Titus Conerly 

Dillyn Knighten

Warren Ferdinand      

Clarise Preston

Calvonta Ard 

Kayla Wiley

Taylior Burton

Cache Landry

Levi Stapleton

Kayla White

Asha McIntyre           

Tynikqua Payne

Bryce Moore  

Myhlan Davis

Daisha Reed   

Floyd Harris

Kennede Thomas       

Kayla Douglas

Ryan Pickett  

Jayla Bumbry


Urban Forestry Master of Science Degrees

Leah Wangari 

Caroline Apraku

Cynthia Ogbu

Matilda Anokye

Recheal Armah          

Oladigbolu Opeyemi


Urban Forestry Doctoral Degrees

Mary Spikes   

Obiageli Okwusi

Temitope Dauda        

Judith Oppong


A recording of the ceremony is available on the homepage of

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