Huntleigh Frederick Gilbard, son of Dr. C. Turner Lewis and Bianca Smith Gilbard of University Park and New Orleans, will graduate cum laude from Loyola University on Saturday, May 12. He will receive a Bachelor of Arts in political science during commencement exercises held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La.
His undergraduate honors and accomplishments were many, including making the dean’s list all four years. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Psi where he held various offices during his years at Loyola. Huntleigh was chosen to intern with two prestigious New Orleans law firms during his first two summers in school. During the third summer, he was selected to study international history and law in Brussels, Belgium. He was also vice president of the Inter-Greek Council and program director of the university radio station.
Huntleigh was one of ten students from Loyola tasked with presenting a solution for the economic improvement of the city of New Orleans. His solution for urban blight was chosen and presented to the Mayor’s office and the New Orleans City Council. Huntleigh was also chosen by Senator Mary Landrieu of La. to intern this last year while completing his studies as a Loyola undergraduate.
His plans for the future include entering Loyola Law School in the fall to study law with a special emphasis on international law and politics.
Loren Collins, son of Tom and Susan Collins of University Park, graduated cum laude in the top 10 percent of his graduating class from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. He received a Jurisprudence Doctorate during commencement exercises held there May 14.
A member of the Harlan Society, Collins will spend the summer studying for the bar exam and working at a criminal-defense firm in San Antonio.
Peter Dysert, son of Dr. and Mrs. Peter A. (Linda) Dysert of University Park, graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University during commencement exercises held May 1 in Malibu, Calif. He received a Bachelor of Science in finance and was valedictorian of the Pepperdine University Seaver College Class of 2010.
While a student at Pepperdine, Peter maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He was a recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Award, the highest award given by their business division. Among his other accomplishments, Peter was vice president of the Investment and Finance Club and treasurer of his fraternity. He was also a member of the Student Programming Board. He served with Habitat for Humanity, United Friends of Cerebral Palsy, and other campus organizations. Peter spent his sophomore year at the International Program in Heidelberg, Germany, studying German language, history, and culture, as well as politics of the European Union. He has also traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa.