LSCO Breaks Graduation Record

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Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) has once again broken a graduation record with 327 degrees and certificates awarded to 244 graduates at commencement on Friday, December 15, 2023. This represents more than a 12% increase in the number of graduates from last year’s Fall commencement in December 2022.

“Commencement is, without a doubt, my favorite event at Lamar State College Orange,” President Thomas Johnson said. “Each and every one of these students has accomplished something incredible. I’m forever grateful that I get to play a small part in such a momentous occasion in their lives.”

Seventy-nine percent of graduates are considered first generation students representing the first in their families to attend college. LSCO takes pride in being a place where hope meets opportunity and knows that a college certificate or degree can significantly impact a student’s future, as well as the future of generations to follow in their footsteps.

“We are thrilled to see so many graduates walking the stage each semester to receive their diplomas,” said Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Wendy Elmore. “None of this would be possible without the constant support of our dedicated faculty and staff. They are invested in the success of every student and beam with pride when a student they’ve taught turns their tassel on stage.”

Graduates this semester come from all over the state of Texas & Louisiana, with 62% living in Orange County, 12% in Jefferson County, 9% from Parishes in Louisiana, 7% from Jasper County, and 6% from Hardin County. Sixty-seven percent are graduating with a technical certificate or degree, while thirty-three are receiving an academic certificate or degree.

Lamar State College Orange takes immense pride in celebrating these record-breaking graduation numbers with the community.

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