Although Mike defended and had all his paperwork in for finishing his Ph.D. last year, the timing was such that he needed to wait to walk until the May graduation ceremony, which was last week on May 10th. It was a typical southern Louisiana spring morning- thunderstorms with tons of rain, followed by a steam-off as the sun roasted Baton Rouge. Everything dried out, as it always does. Mike had quite an entourage – his mother and father, brothers, sister-in-law, Celeste, Jordan, and former students Emily and Anna. I wasn’t originally scheduled to be there, but I thought I’d surprise him, and Brant Faircloth covered for me for a couple months. Congratulations Dr. Henson! We’re very proud of you and look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you’ll do moving forward.

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