Erath's Lauren Lange Graduates from Tulane University
New Orleans, LA (Grassroots Newswire) May 28, 2014 - Tulane University awarded degrees to more than 2,700 graduates on May 17, 2014 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Lauren Lange of Erath, (70533), graduated from the School of Science and Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree. The ceremony's keynote speaker was Wynton Marsalis, who also received an honorary degree. Honorary degrees were also given to Carnegie Corporation President Vartan Gregorian and World Bicycle Relief founder F. K. Day. Saints quarterback Drew Brees and jazz clarinetist Dr. Michael White received a Tulane President's Medal, which are given annually to individuals for contributing to the well-being of Tulane or New Orleans.
Lange and fellow class members were honored at the ceremony, which included all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional commencement but with a New Orleans twist, including herald trumpets and a second-line jazz procession. Music was provided by Dr. Michael White's Original Liberty Jazz Band and jazz singer Topsy Chapman. Wynton Marsalis also performed.
Tulane University is one of the nation's leading educational and research institutions. Founded in 1834 in New Orleans, Tulane has ten schools and colleges offering degrees in architecture business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, the sciences and engineering, and social work.