Member of LSMSA’s first graduating class to speak at Matriculation Ceremony


Sue Rosenthal, a member of the Class of 1985 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA), will deliver the address for the Matriculation Ceremony set for 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 25 in Treen Auditorium.

Rosenthal is from the small community of Bayou Rapides outside of Boyce in Rapides Parish. Following her time at the Louisiana School, she earned her Bachelor’s in Microbiology from Howard University in Washington, D.C., her Master’s in Immunology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. An attorney with ExxonMobil, Rosenthal has practiced law for 25 years. Rosenthal credits the Louisiana School with giving her the confidence and knowledge to further pursue her education and view the sky as the limit for opportunity.

“I always kept in mind that if I could compete with the state’s best and brightest, I could compete anywhere,” said Rosenthal. As Vice President of the LSMSA Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the newly named Chair of LSMSA’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Advisory Council, Rosenthal’s primary objective is to ensure that all eligible students in Louisiana have access to the life-changing opportunities that LSMSA afforded her.

To keep the LSMSA community safe, this year’s time-honored Matriculation Ceremony will be in person for students, faculty and staff, and virtually for family and friends. To watch the livestream, visit at 2 p.m. Sept. 25.