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Contact: Angey Murray
Date: 5/4/05
 
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SLU COLLEGE OF NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS -- At its annual honors convocation on April 26, Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences named Tammy Louk Swindle, middle, a 1991 and 1994 graduate and coordinator of the Cancer Center of Greater New Orleans, as its outstanding alumnus. Congratulating Swindle are, from left, Alumni Association board member Bill Brady and Southeastern President Randy Moffett.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (East 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, from left, Meredith Metzger, Michelle Loolara, Tracy Madere, Tiffany Witty, Vanessa West and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Houma) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are Ryan Austin and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Lafayette) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are, from left, Lacie Dominique, Cynthia Suire and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (LaPlace) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are Vanessa Taormina, left, and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (St.Tammany & Washington) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are, from left, Leon Hebert, Brenna Faulk, Yulanda Dyson, Katie Hunt and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (St. Tammany) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are Dawn Baggett, left, and Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth.

SOUTHEASTERN HONORS AREA STUDENTS (Tangipahoa) – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently recognized outstanding students at the college’s honors convocation. Pictured are, frolm left,  Justine Vosloo, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Studies Donnie Booth, Mary Mocsary (representing her son and award recipient Elliott Pauli) and Amy Willie.

JOHANNESBURG STUDENT HONORED AT SOUTHEASTERN – Justine Vosloo of Johannesburg, South Africa, and received one of the top academic honors of Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the college’s annual honors convocation April 26. Vosloo received the Dean’s Award from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. Pictured are Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Donnie Booth, assistant professor of kinesiology and health studies Dan Hollander, Vosloo and professor of kinesiology and health studies Bob Kraemer. 


SOUTHEASTERN NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES STUDENTS HONORED
       HAMMOND – Tracy Madere of Gonzales, Justine Vosloo of Johannesburg, South Africa, and Julie Gregory of Baton Rouge received the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ highest honor, the Dean’s Award, at the college’s annual honors convocation held April 26.
       Madere received the award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Vosloo from the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies, and Gregory from the School of Nursing. Madere was also the recipient of the Emma LaDew Memorial Fund award, while Vosloo also named the Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science.
       Tammy Louk Swindle was named the Southeastern Alumni Association’s fourth Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Swindle received her bachelor’s in kinesiology in 1991 and a master’s in health and kinesiology in 1994 from Southeastern. Shortly after graduation, she became the coordinator of the Cancer Center of Greater New Orleans where she has sought and funded many grants, most of which focused on tobacco prevention and cessation. 
       In her active role in the fight against tobacco use, Swindle has made more than 600 presentations to organizations, primary and secondary schools, universities and hospitals on tobacco prevention, site-specific cancers, nutrition, and stress management. Combined with other presentations, health fairs and brochures, she delivers her health message to approximately 25,000 people each year.
       Swindle is a trained tobacco cessation counselor with the Community Intervention Program and the American Lung Association. She was the co-chair for the Nutrition and Physical Activity aspect of the Louisiana Cancer Control Partnership, a statewide plan to decrease the mortality and incidence of cancer in the state of Louisiana. Additionally, she has also been involved in two educational film projects, “High Voltage” and “Kicking the Habit.” Among her many recognitions, she received the Louisiana Office of Public Health’s Award for Outstanding Tobacco Control Education in 1999.
        Other students honored included:
       BATON ROUGE -- Tiffany L. Witty, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kathleen J. Bartels Award.
       BOGALUSA -- Yulanda Dyson, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Outstanding Graduate in Health Education & Promotion.
       CHALMETTE -- Jennifer Culotta, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Walter Russell Academic Achievement Award.
       COVINGTON -- Leon Hebert, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Outstanding Student in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (Brian Wang Award); Donna Schero, Nursing, Opal Carl Award; Dawn Baggett, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Arthur and Ester DeVitres Endowed Scholarship.
       FOLSOM -- Katie Kathleen Hunt, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Charles W. Campbell Memorial Award and Fritz “Tootsie” Darouse Scholarship.
       HAMMOND -- Elliott Pauli, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Graduate Scholar Award.
       HOUMA -- Ryan Austin, Nursing, Evelyn Davis Award.
       HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Janelle Grovey, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Outstanding Graduate in Sports Management.
       LAFAYETTE-- Lacie A. Dominique, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Robert E. LaRue Scholarship.
       LAPLACE -- Vanessa Taormina, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training.
       LORANGER -- Amy Faust Willie, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Harvey A. Theriot Memorial Scholarship.
       MANDEVILLE -- Brenna Faulk, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Outstanding Graduate in Health Promotion & Exercise Science.
       ST. AMANT -- Vanessa West, Kinesiology & Health Studies, Graduate Scholar Award.
       WALKER -- Meredith Metzger, Nursing, St. Mary Agnes Fortier Award.
       YOUNGSVILLE -- Cynthia C. Suire, Nursing, Graduate Scholar.
       ZACHARY -- Michelle L. Loolara, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Max Clardy Speech Pathology Scholarship.
       Each department also recognized local businesses with the Significant Partnership Award. Touro Infirmary of New Orleans received the award from Communication Sciences and Disorders; Denham Springs High School was recognized by Kinesiology and Health Studies, and the School of Nursing acknowledged St. Tammany Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center MICU, from the Hammond and Baton Rouge campuses, respectively.
       Also recognized were honors program students, Phi Kappa Phi and Thirteen Club inductees for the 2004-2005 academic year.