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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 5/7/04
 
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SLU MAN, WOMAN OF THE YEAR -- Southeastern Louisiana University President Randy Moffett, left, and Vice President for Student Affairs Brad O’Hara, right, congratulate Sean Kerrigan of Kenner, a senior biology and English major, and Brett Bova of Hammond, a junior communication and criminal justice major, who were named “Outstanding Woman and Man of the Year” for 2004 by the university’s Division of Student Affairs.

SOUTHEASTERN’S TOP GREEKS – Southeastern Louisiana University Vice President for Student Affairs Brad O’Hara, far right, and Kay Harrison, director of Student Organizations/Greek Life, far left, congratulate the students who received the top Greek Life awards at the April 28 Division of Student Affairs awards convocation. From left, are Jamie Breaux of Branch, Greek Woman of the Year; Louis Patrick Brazan of LaPlace, Greek Man of the Year; and Keyunta Perkins of Hammond, Ms. Pan-Hellenic. Perkins also received the African American Alumni Chapter Role Model Award.

SLU MOST OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT – Raghuveer Dodda, a native of India, was named the David Ware and Associates’ Most Outstanding International Student at the April 28  Southeastern Louisiana University Division of Student Affairs awards convocation.


BRETT BOVA, SEAN KERRIGAN NAMED SOUTHEASTERN “WOMAN AND MAN OF THE YEAR”
      HAMMOND -- Brett Leigh Bova of Hammond and Sean Kerrigan of Kenner have been named 2004 “Outstanding Man and Woman of the Year” by the Southeastern Louisiana University Division of Student Affairs.
      The awards were presented at the annual Student Affairs awards convocation on April 28. Honorees were selected by a committee of faculty, staff and graduate students from among female and male nominees who have “made outstanding contributions to the university,” said Brad O’Hara, vice president for student affairs.
      Bova, a junior with majors in communication and criminal justice, is president of the Student Government Association and has served in other SGA positions. She has also been active in Gamma Beta Phi Service and Honor Society and as a member of the LEAD Retreat Team. Bova was named top female criminal justice student in fall 2003 and spring 2004. 
      Kerrigan, who will graduate on May 15 and plans to attend Louisiana State University Medical School, also has double majors in biology and English. He recently was awarded a prestigious fellowship for post-graduate study by the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He is active in the Student Government Association, Southeastern Honors Club, the “Lion’s Roar” student newspaper, and in a number of campus pre-professional organizations  He is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician. At the awards ceremony, he also received the  Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award.
      Also at the convocation, Student Affairs presented its “Award of Excellence” to three active student organizations, Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, the Campus Activities Board, and Gamma Beta Phi Service and Honor Society. Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Robert was recognized as DSA’s “Outstanding Community Partner.”
      Jamie Breaux of Branch, a member of Theta Phi Alpha sorority, was named the Panhellenic Council Greek Woman of the Year and Louis Patrick Brazan of LaPlace, Delta Tau Delta fraternity, received the Interfraternity Council Greek Man of the Year. Breaux also received the Student Foundation Leadership Award. Delta Sigma Theta sorority’s Keyunta Perkins of Hammond was given the Ms. Pan-Hellenic Council Award, earning the honor for the second consecutive year. She also was named the African American Alumni Chapter Role Model of the Year. The David Ware and Associates’ Most Outstanding International Student Award went to Raghuveer Dodda. A native of India, Dodda was also a second-time winner.
      Student Housing and Residential Services recognized Brandon Parker of New Orleans and Jodi Keating of Covington as Male and Female Residents of the Year, while Recreational Sports and Wellness presented its Employee of the Year Award to Mary McKenzie. Gamma Beta Phi’s Outstanding Teacher honors went to the School of Nursing’s Catherine Cormier and biological science’s James Dunn.
      Student Housing recognized Emile Musso, a maintenance person in the Village and Southeastern Oaks residence facilities, with the State of Louisiana’s Always Hallways appreciation award.
      Recreational Sports and Wellness’ intramural sports awards went to Lee Hall, resident hall points champion; Kappa Alpha Order, male Greek points champion; Alpha Sigma Tau, female Greek points championship, and “The Hangovers,” all-campus champion. 
      Individual award winners were:
      HAMMOND: Robert Jason Blackwell, Student Foundation Leadership Award; Kimberly Ann Brabham, Student Foundation Leadership Award; Pamela Barrett, Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award; Lee Lind, Service Award as Editor of “LeSouvenir”; Sanela Osmanovic, Service Award as Layout Editor of the “Lion’s Roar.”
      PONCHATOULA: Christopher Peltier, David “Wolfie” Philippe Memorial Scholarship; Thomas Justin Beavers, University Police Department Student Assistant of the Year.
      SLIDELL: Cori Crochet, Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award.
      LACOMBE: Grace Donnelly, William Hodding Carter Award.
      FRANKLINTON: Melinda Larsen, David “Wolfie” Philippe Memorial Scholarship.
      BOGALUSA – Dustin Thomas, Campus Activities Board Outstanding Member.
      LAPLACE: Johnny Peppo, Service Award as Editor of the “Lion’s Roar.”
      BARATARIA: Louis Mitchell, Steve Gjenero Accomplishment Award.
      DESTREHAN: Lucky Givens, Sammy Genco Memorial Flag Football MVP Award.
      PRAIRIEVILLE: Brandee Ann Morgan, Student Foundation Leadership Award.
      PROGRESO, YUCATAN, MEXICO: Nuby Gabriella Tzec Arguez.
      SARAJEVO: Sanela Osmanovic, Service Award as Layout Editor of the “Lion’s Roar.”
      NASSAU, BAHAMAS: Janice Ezegbunam, Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award.