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SLU COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS -- At its annual honors convocation on April 28, Southeastern
Louisiana University’s College of Arts and Sciences named Olympia Vernon,
center, a 1999 graduate who has earned critical praise as a novelist, as
its outstanding alumnus. Congratulating Vernon are Alumni Association Director
Kathy Pittman, left, and board member Pat Williams, right.
ARTS AND SCIENCES HONORS (TANGIPAHOA AND LIVINGSTON) – Southeastern Louisiana
University students from Tangipahoa and Livingston parishes were among
those honored at the College of Arts and Sciences' April 28 Honors Convocation.
Pictured with Dean Tammy Bourg are, from left, Sally Herring, Walker; Oscar
Martinez, Hammond; Angela LeJeune, Walker; Leticia Qamar, Hammond; Robbie
Beyl, Hammond; Lyle Wales, Hammond; Lauren Sollberger, Hammond; Michael
ARTS AND SCIENCES HONORS (ST. TAMMANY) – Southeastern Louisiana University
students from St. Tammany Parish were among those honored at the College
of Arts and Sciences' April 28 Honors Convocation. Pictured with Dean Tammy
Bourg are, from left, Kimberly Hilliard, Covington; Carron Fillingim, Covington;
Kelly Cahill, Slidell; Erica Sharp, Covington; Athea-Anne Lee, Covington.
STUDENT HONORED AT SOUTHEASTERN – Melissa Lambert of Gonzales was among
the students recognized April 28 at Southeastern Louisiana University’s
College of Arts and Sciences honors convocation on April 28. Lambert received
the “Excellence in English” award. Congratulating her is Arts and Sciences
Dean Tammy Bourg.
SLU COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES HONORS TOP STUDENTS
HAMMOND – Bonnie Kreamer, a liberal
arts studies major from Independence, was the recipient of the 2004 Dean's
Award, the top honor of Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of
Arts and Sciences.
Kreamer was among the students
from the college’s 12 departments recognized at the annual Arts and Sciences
honors convocation on April 28.
A licensed CPA, Kreamer earned
a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southeastern in 1998, but chose
to pursue further studies in the humanities. She currently works part-time
for Child Advocacy Services.
Arts and Sciences also joined
its sister colleges at Southeastern in recognizing an outstanding alumnus.
Olympia Vernon, a 1999 graduate who has earned critical praise as a novelist,
received the College of Arts and Sciences alumni honor. Vernon received
a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, but her love of writing, nurtured
by her Southeastern English professors, inspired her to earn a master of
fine arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2002. Her critically
acclaimed debut novel, “Eden,” has prompted descriptions of Vernon as a
“gifted new writer” and an “immense talent.” Her second novel, “Logic,”
a coming of age tale of a young girl in Mississippi, was published in April.
In fall 2004, Vernon will become a writer-in-residence at Southeastern
and will teach a course in creative writing.
Vernon is the two-time recipient
of the Matt Clark Memorial Scholarship and was nominated for the Robert
O. Butler Award in Fiction in 2002. She was recently selected by the American
Academy of Arts and Letters to receive the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal
Foundation Award for her literary achievement in “Eden.”
Also at the convocation, the
College of Arts and Sciences recognized inductees of the honor societies
Phi Kappa Phi and the Thirteen Club, as well as Dean’s List honor roll
Recognized for distinguished
service were faculty members Larry J. Frederick, Timothy M. Gautreaux,
Donald H. Hayes, Lawrence H. Holmes Jr., Anna Sue Parrill, Ralph W. Shaw
Jr., T. Win Welford, and Henry H. Ziller.
Departmental award and scholarship
HAMMOND – Sarah P. Namutebi,
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Chemistry; Robbie Beyl, Outstanding Freshman
in Mathematics; Lyle Wales, Outstanding Criminal Justice Student; Ayanna
Gross Jackson, Roy C. Hyde Outstanding Sociology Student; Lauren Sollberger,
Outstanding Award in Graphic Design; Leticia Qamar, Psychology Award..
TICKFAW – Daveda Karanas Brecheen,
James Wilcox Award for Outstanding Senior in Music.
PONCHATOULA – Royce A. Feltenberger,
Harold Leu Award in Political Sciences; Alisha Dugopolski, Outstanding
Graduating Senior in Mathematics.
TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS – Oscar
Martinez, James Wilcox Award for Outstanding Senior in Music.
ALBANY – Loretta George, Outstanding
Graduating Senior in Mathematics.
LIVINGSTON – Michael Trahan,
Outstanding Award in Graphic Design.
WALKER – Angela M. Lejeune, D
Vickers Award for Creative Writing; Sally J. Herring, Martina Buck Award
DENHAM SPRINGS – Marsha Robertson,
Outstanding Senior in General Studies.
COVINGTON – Erica Sharp, Outstanding
Graduating Senior in Biology; Carron S. Fillingim, Martina Buck Award in
History; Athea-Ann Lee, Harold Leu Award in Political Science; Kimberly
Hilliard, Ralph R. Pottle Sr. Honor Scholarship (for outstanding freshman
MANDEVILLE – Sean M. O’Connell,
Dr. Robert Carl Brown Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics.
SLIDELL – Natalie Prejean, Major
Kenneth E. Dyson Memorial Award (Biological Sciences); Kelly Rose Cahill,
Mark Dugopolski Sophomore Award in Mathematics.
KENNER – Sean Kerrigan, Major
Kenneth E. Dyson Memorial Award (Biological Sciences).
LAPLACE – Amber Canizaro, Outstanding
Graduating Senior in Communication.
PRAIRIEVILLE – Logan Broussard,
Outstanding Award in Visual Arts.
GONZALES – Melissa A. Lambert,
Excellence in English; Jennifer Tullier, Outstanding Graduating Senior
JACKSON – Jaimie L. Nesom, Excellence
in Liberal Arts Studies.
ZACHARY – Emily Caldwell, Outstanding
Award in Visual Arts.