The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brent Bost, a Beaumont physician, author, businessman, accountant and educator. Bost earned five degrees from Lamar and remains active on behalf of his alma mater.
August graduates hail from 11 countries, 11 states outside Texas and 55 cities in Texas . Ten are scheduled to receive doctorates, including four doctor of audiology degrees, four doctor of engineering degrees and two doctor of philosophy degrees in chemical engineering.
Graduation candidates also include 169 for master’s degrees and 219 for 222 bachelor’s degrees, with three students earning two degrees each.

Here are Lamar’s summer degree candidates from our reading area and their majors, listed according to their hometowns. This is a preliminary list of candidates for August graduation and will not be official until final grades are posted.

Master’s Degrees
BRIDGE CITY: William Louis Dotson, administration.
MAURICEVILLE: Kristy Cleveland, elementary education.
ORANGE: Kevin Stone, music.
VIDOR: Preston Allan Clark, Jeffrey Lee Leger, Jessica Michelle Whittington, administration

Bachelor’s Degrees
BRIDGE CITY: Jamie Minner, general studies; Jeffrey Lewis Armand, history; Jessica Blythe Freeman, nursing.
MAURICEVILLE: Chad Alan Hoffpauir, biology; Laura Olivia Stanton Moore, nursing.
ORANGE: Amanda Istre, applied arts and sciences; Kayla Denise Hollis Coon, Justin Kyle Weir, communication; Brian Miles Everitt, family and consumer sciences; Lisa Suzanne Durso, Lacy Ann McKinney, Brooks Taylor Richard, general studies; Jacob Boyd Stack, marketing; Cynthia Dian Smith Nagle, social work.
ORANGEFIELD: Gaynell Covington Murrell, applied arts and sciences.
VIDOR: Becky Smith Tauzin, applied arts and sciences; David Garrett Jones, family and consumer sciences; Tiffany Hubbard, general studies; Bonnie Marie Carter, geology; Anna Marie Morris Burns, Merlene Marie Johnston Rainwater, interdisciplinary studies; Kerry Michael Rice, music.

Associate Degrees in Nursing
VIDOR: Brandi Gail Foy Huffman.