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Contact: Angey Saucier
Date: 5/5/04
 
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SLU COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS -- At its annual honors convocation on April 27, Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences named Coletta C. Barrett, second from left, a 1991 graduate who is vice president of policy development and research for the Louisiana Hospital Association, as its outstanding alumnus. Congratulating Barrett is, from left, President Randy Moffett, Dean Donnie Booth, and Alumni Association board member Ken Kenelly.

SCHOOL OF NURSING DEAN'S AWARD – Tammy McCardle of Ponchatoula, center, was one of many Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences students who was recognized at the college’s honors convocation. McCardle received the "Dean's Award," the highest honor in the college's School of Nursing. She is shown with Dean Donnie Booth, left, and School of Nursing head Barbara Moffett.

KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH STUDIES DEAN'S AWARD – Bryan Hutson of Baton Rouge, center, was one of many Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences students who was recognized at the college’s honors convocation. Hutson received the "Dean's Award," the highest honor in the college's kinesiology and health studies department. He is shown with Dean Donnie Booth, left, and interim department head Eddie Hebert.

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS DEAN'S AWARD – Lindsey Halbert of Baton Rouge, center, was one of many Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences students who was recognized at the college’s honors convocation. Halbert received the "Dean's Award," the highest honor in the college's communication sciences and disorders department.. Shee is shown with Dean Donnie Booth, left, and department head Paula Currie.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Baton Rouge, Ascension, Livingston) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are, left, Bryan Hutson, Justin Gremillion, Lani Landreneau, Tanisha Burrell, Michelle Loolara, Lindsey Halbert and Nicole Decuir.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (New Orleans metro) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are, left, Jason Aucoin, Tiffany Rauschkolb and Ginnylyn Siegfried.


SLU NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS AND ALUMNI HONORED
      HAMMOND -- Lindsey Halbert and Bryan Hutson of Baton Rouge and Tammy McCardle of Ponchatoula received the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ highest honor, the Dean’s Award, at the college’s annual honor's convocation held April 27.
      Halbert received the award from the department of communication sciences and disorders, McCardle from the School of Nursing, and Hutson from the department of kinesiology and health studies. 
      Coletta C. Barrett was named the Southeastern Alumni Association’s third Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Barrett, who graduated from Southeastern with a bachelor of science in nursing in 1991, has more than 25 years of experience in hospital, clinical, and health plan medical management. She currently serves as vice president of policy development and research for the Louisiana Hospital Association, where she is responsible for policy formulation on behalf of the membership. She is also the senior manager responsible for special project management in emergency preparedness, managed care, trauma and quality.
      Barrett is also the first registered nurse to serve as national chairman of the board for the American Heart Association. A resident of Baton Rouge, she co-chairs the governor’s task force on trauma and is a member of the executive committee for the Human Resources Services Administrations’ Grants to Louisiana for Hospital Bioterrorism Preparedness. She is chairman of the board for the Southside YMCA, serves on the YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge board of directors, and chairs the public policy committee for the YWCA.
      Other students honors included:
      Baton Rouge: Halbert, Emma LaDew Memorial Fund; Heather Blakesley, communications sciences and disorders, Max Clardy Speech Pathology Scholarship; Hutson, Walter Russell Academic Achievement Award; Justin Gremillion, kinesiology and health studies, Grady Morgan Most Outstanding Student Athletic Training Award; Tanisha Burrell, nursing, St. Mary Agnes Fortier Award; and Nicole Decuir, nursing, Graduate Scholar.
      Chalmette: Ginnylyn Siegfried, communications sciences and disorders, Charles W. Campbell Memorial Award.
      Covington: Donna Schero, nursing, Evelyn Davis Award.
      Denham Springs: Lani Landreneau, nursing, Opal Carl Award.
      Hammond: Evan Balfantz, kinesiology and health studies, Outstanding Student in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (Brian Wang Award).
      LaPlace: Jason Aucoin, kinesiology and health studies, Graduate Scholar Award.
      Marrero: Tiffany Rauschkolb, kinesiology and health studies, Graduate Scholar Award.
 Ponchatoula: Billy Gueldner, kinesiology and health studies, Harvey A. Theriot Memorial Scholarship.
      Scott: Abby Hebert, communications sciences and disorders, Kathleen J. Bartels Award.
      Zachary: Michelle Loolara, communications sciences and disorders, Emma LaDew Memorial Fund.
      Each department also recognized local businesses with the Significant Partnership Award. St. Tammany Parish Schools’ Speech-Language and Hearing Therapies received the award from communication sciences and disorders; Covington Orthopedics was recognized by kinesiology and health studies, and the school of nursing acknowledged Southeast Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Health Care Centers in Schools (East Baton Rouge Parish).
      Also recognized were Thirteen Club inductees and honors, dean’s list and president’s list students for the 2003-2004 academic year.