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Date: 5/5/04
 
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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY TOP AWARD – Annie Labruzzo, left, an industrial technology major from Independence, received the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Business and Technology’s highest academic honor, the Award for Academic and Leadership Excellence, at the college's annual honors convocation April 29. Congratulating her is Dean Michael Budden.

SLU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS -- At its annual honors convocation on April 29, Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business and Technology named as its outstanding alumnus R.K. Hoddinott, a 1977 graduate who is a vice president, senior financial advisor and certified financial manager for Merrill Lynch. Congratulating Hoddinott is Alumni Association board member Lloyd Spring, left, and President Randy Moffett, right.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (St. Tammany/Washington) -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are (front left) Jean Hindrichs, Jeremy Grantham (13 Club and Beta Gamma Sigma), Jennifer King, Paul Donaldson (Charles Wesley Merritt Scholarship), Jason Shevchuk, Thomas Pounds and Amanda Taylor (13 Club).

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Tangipahoa) -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are (front left) Bradley Pierson (13 Club), Heather Vincent, Arron Pierre (Charles Wesley Merritt Scholarship), Annie Labruzzo, Janice Ezeghunam, Elizabeth Good, Henry Blount and Anthony Catalanatto III.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Livingston) -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are (front left) Bret Savant, Jodi Puissegur (13 Club), Katherine Johnson, Bradley Tate (Charles Wesley Merritt Scholarship), Andrew Seefield, Daina Belue (Charles Wesley Merritt Scholarship), Kim Hatcher and Abigail Gatlin.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Baton Rouge/Ascension) -- Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business and Technology recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are (front left) Jennifer Stevens, Meagan Venable, Jessica Forecade (Charles Wesley Merritt Scholarship) and Elizabeth Chatagnier.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Point Coupee) -- Chad Murray was one of the many Southeastern Louisiana University students recognized at the College of Business and Technology’s honors convocation.
 

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Westwego) -- Forest Marie of Westwego was one of many Southeastern Louisiana University students recognized recently at the College of Business and Technology’s honors convocation. Marie was named the Distinguished Graduate in Computer Science. 


SLU COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY HONORS TOP STUDENTS
      HAMMOND -- Annie Labruzzo, an industrial technology major from Independence, received the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Business and Technology’s highest academic honor, the Award for Academic and Leadership Excellence, at the college's annual honors convocation April 29.
      Labruzzo, who also received the Walter L. Drott Memorial Scholarship, was one of several students who received department awards and scholarships at the annual awards ceremony. Dean Michael Budden recognized the 57 students awarded Charles Wesley Merritt Scholarships, the university's largest scholarship endowment. Also recognized were Beta Gamma Sigma nominees, 13 Club inductees, and recipients the College of Business and Technology Certificate of International Friendship Awards, Presidential Honors Scholarships, University of Louisiana Board of Supervisors Scholarship, and the Students in Free Enterprise 2002-2003 Achievement Awards.
      R.K. Hoddinott was named the college’s Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Business and Technology. Hoddinott graduated in 1977 and immediately moved to New York City, where he became a stock broker on Wall Street. Three years later, he returned to New Orleans to work for Merrill Lynch, where he has been employed for the last 23 years. He is presently a vice president, senior financial advisor and certified financial manager for the company.
      Hoddinott is deeply involved in his alma mater, hosting many alumni function in the New Orleans area and adopting and naming a conference room for student organizations in the Garrett College of Business Building after his young daughter. He was also one of the first alumni to make a generous donation to the building of the Southeastern’s Alumni Center a number of years ago. Hoddinott is a member of several boards, including the Southeastern Development Foundation, as well as the LSU Medical Center and Kaken American Foundation for Tulane University.
      Named the college’s winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year award was Erin and Tommy Bolton.
      Additional departmental awards and scholarships were presented to:
      BATON ROUGE - Rebecca Jeansonne, Faculty Appreciation Scholarship in Economics; Meagan Venable, Outstanding Academic Scholarship in Economics; Jennifer Stevens, Baton Rouge Transportation Club Scholarship; Forest Marie, Distinguished Graduate in Computer Science Award; Shannon Bethley, Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Award
      BOGALUSA - Annie Leemans, Northshore Chapter of the Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarship; Thomas Pounds, Frances A. Payne Scholarship
      BUSH - Jason Shevchuk, Tracie Jeansonne Scholarship
      DENHAM SPRINGS - Nancy Miller, Institute of Managerial Accountants Scholarship; Bret Savant, Baton Rouge Transportation Club Scholarship; Abigail Gatlin, Beta Alpha Psi Award, Distinguished MBA Graduate Award, and Accounting Faculty and Alumni Scholarship
      FOLSOM - Arron Pierre, Alexander J. Berey Scholarship in Business; Debbie Adams, Linda Sullivan Scholarship
      GONZALES - Colby Williams, Charles and Patricia O’Drobinak Excellence in Accounting Scholarship
      HAMMOND - Stephanie Kronlage, Joseph A. Luquet Jr. Excellence in Business Scholarship; Janice Ezeghunam, Richard Sharp Scholarship and Distinguished Graduate in Accounting Award; Anders Hofvander, Richard Sharp Scholarship; Juliana Neves, Richard Sharp Scholarship; Neill Berry, Richard Sharp Scholarship; Bradley Tate, Northshore Chapter of the Society of Louisiana CPAs Scholarship; William Blackwood, Association of Governmental Accountants Scholarship; Patrick Renfro, Mark MacNutt Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science; Nuby Tzec-Argaez, Gonzalo Calderon International Business Scholarship; Henry Blount, Francis C. St. Blanc Memorial Scholarship; Ryan Sides, Dallas LaRoy & Helen D. Calmes Memorial Scholarship; Zdenka Puflerova, Dallas LaRoy & Helen D. Calmes Memorial Scholarship; Brittany Miranda, First Guaranty Assistantship; Yessica Rizelia, Distinguished Graduate in Finance and 2004 Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award; Nekisha Cobb, Dr. Duggal and R. K. Hoddinott Student Achievement Award
      JEFFERSON - Lynsi Brown, Charles Emery Cate Excellence Scholarship
      LAPLACE - Kathryn Hanrahan, Dallas LaRoy & Helen D. Calmes Memorial Scholarship
      LIVINGSTON - Christian Lotz, Althouse Kwik Kopy Scholarship
      LORANGER - Elizabeth Good, SLU Students Scholarship Fund, Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, and Julius J. Prokop Jr. Endowed Scholarship
      MAUREPAS - Kim Hatcher, Distinguished Graduate in Management Award
      NEW ORLEANS - Ivionne Divinity, Julien A. and Doris Evelyn Waller Tillery Scholarship
      PINE GROVE - Khalli Hagan, Wegmann-Dazet Accounting Scholarship
      PONCHATOULA - Heather Vincent, Hood Automotive Scholarship and Reeves Family Scholarship; Benjamin Davis, Distinguished Graduate in General Business Award 
      PRAIRIEVILLE - Elizabeth Chatagnier, Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship and Distinguished Graduate in Marketing Award; Albert Esposito, Distinguished Graduate in Industrial Technology Award
      ROBERT - Anthony Catalanatto III, Taylor Jeansonne Scholarship
      SLIDELL - Jean Hindrichs, Sarah Dosher Waters Scholarship; Jennifer King, Dallas LaRoy & Helen D. Calmes Memorial Scholarship
      SPRINGFIELD - Johnny Winingham, Theodore G. “Teddy” Betz Jr. Memorial Scholarship
      VENTRESS - Chad Murray, Society for Human Resource Management Student Excellence Award
      WALKER - Katherine Johnson, Association of Governmental Accountants Scholarship; Andrew Seefield, Dr. Duggal and R. K. Hoddinott Student Achievement Award