When everything has been done in college and students move on to their own professional lives, Douglass Thomas said there’s only one thing that makes a big difference — integrity.
“I applaud everybody who is here because of hard work,” Thomas, Grambling State University’s Benjamin S. Quales Endowed Professor of History, told a GSU honors convocation audience, “but some of you are here because you cheated.”
He said those who cheated know who they are, and they should not feel honored at all because people who have “true honor live by integrity.”
Louisiana Tech’s winter quarter commencement exercises were held Mar. 3, with diplomas awarded to 343 graduates. Commencement marked the close of winter quarter activities at the university, with spring quarter classes slated to have begun Wednesday.
Area graduates are as follows:
• Arcadia — Marchello Gates, master of arts in teaching; Jed C. Spurlock, bachelor of science kinesiology and health promotion.