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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 5/5/05
 
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SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS – Southeastern Louisiana University’s chapter of the national honor society of Phi Kappa Phi has presented its Outstanding Alumnus award to 1986 Southeastern graduate Danny Heitman, weekly columnist for “The Advocate,” Baton Rouge’s daily newspaper. Heitman, right, a Ponchatoula native, received the award at the chapter’s annual installation banquet on April 29 from chapter President Barbara Allen, dean of the College of General Studies. 

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI TRAVEL GRANT RECIPIENT -- Melanie Charrier of Hammond, a junior majoring in history, was one of 38 students nationwide to receive a $1,000 national Phi Kappa Phi Study/Internship Abroad. Charrier, who is a member of the university’s honors program, said she will use the grant to help fund her participation this summer in the Southeastern Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures’ Rome and Mediterranean Study Cruise.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (TANGIPAHOA)  -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from Tangipahoa Parish recently inducted into the prestigious national honor society Phi Kappa Phi were, from left, front, Elise Marie St. Pierre, Tickfaw; Arron Pierre, Folsom; Strader Dufreche Cieutat, Ponchatoula; Britni Lynn DiGeorge, Ponchatoula; Cassandra C. Schnell, Ponchatoula; Melanie Charrier, Hammond; Kathy Lynn Kinnison, Hammond; Melanie Harper Monistere, Hammond; Lindsay Sandridge Domiano, Independence; middle, Thomas Wesley Ridgedell III, Loranger; Elizabeth Anne Robbins, Ponchatoula; Ian Andrew MacKinnon, Independence; Karen Ashworth Kurtz, Hammond; Sandra A. Austin, Amite; Sandra Kae Cruz, Hammond; Stephanie Rose Mayeaux, Ponchatoula; back, faculty members Kellen Gilbert, Independence; David Wyld, Ponchatoula; Tena Golding, Hammond; Judith Coxe, Hammond; Linda Munchausen, Ponchatoula; and alumnus James Kuhn, Ponchatoula.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (ST. TAMMANY)  -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from St. Tammany Parish recently inducted into the prestigious national honor society Phi Kappa Phi were, from left, front, juniors Elizabeth Anita Guillott, Covington; Justin Hull Ory, Hammond; Margaret Elaine Morrison, Slidell; Zera S. Flores, Covington; Katie K. Hunt, Folsom; Tammy H. Penton, Covington; Amanda L. Hartman, Madisonville; middle, Wendy Moreau Collins, Covington; Michelle G. Burley, Folsom; Elizabeth Renee Brown, Mandeville; Chantel Elizabeth Wooley, Abita Springs; Scott Douglas Gray, Pearl River; Amanda Michelle Lee, Folsom; Susan G. Daniels, Mandeville; Danielle Marie Faucheaux, Mandeville; Mitzie Rains Meyers, Mandeville; back, Joyce Ward Kelly, Slidell; alumnus William Brady, Covington; Steven T. Ray, Madisonville; Douglas A. Holmes, Covington.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (LIVINGSTON)  -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from Livingston Parish recently inducted into the prestigious national honor society Phi Kappa Phi were, from left, front, Rebecca Ann Murry, Albany; Krystle Nicole Payton, Springfield; Robyn Elizabeth McCoy, Denham Springs; Angela Marie Bozeman, Walker; back, Emily Elizabeth Grob, Albany; Susan Hayes Davis, Denham Springs; JoAn Kinnison Cook, Denham Springs; Jacqueline Yvette Davidson, Springfield.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (EAST BATON ROUGE, ASCENSION, EAST FELICIANA)  -- Southeastern Louisiana University students recently inducted into the prestigious national honor society Phi Kappa Phi included, from left, front, faculty member Stuart Stewart, Baton Rouge; Stephanie A. Kocher, Baton Rouge; Kayla Michelle Estess, Greenwell Springs; Lindsey R. Keller, St. Amant; back, Jacqueline Blair Bruce, Baton Rouge; Shannon Forbes Rushing, Zachary; Lisa A. Bennett, Prairieville.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (ST. BERNARD, JEFFERSON)  -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from St. Bernard and Jefferson Parishes recently inducted into the prestigious national honor society Phi Kappa Phi were, from left, Krystal Jean Boothe, Meraux; Heather Lynn Bellanger, Grand Isle; Brad M. Penouilh, Lafitte.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (ST. JOHN, ST. CHARLES)  -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from St. John the Baptist and St. Charles Parishes recently inducted into the prestigious national honor society Phi Kappa Phi were Merin Lindsay McCollum, right, LaPlace, and Kyra D. Bascle, right, Luling.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (PLAQUEMINE) -- David Elmer Wendt III of Plaquemine, a Southeastern Louisiana University senior majoring in exercise science, was among the Southeastern students, faculty and alumni recently initiated into the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (LAROSE) -- Luke Anthony Adams of Larose, a Southeastern Louisiana University senior majoring in criminal justice, was among the Southeastern students, faculty and alumni recently initiated into the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (WASHINGTON) -- Helen Catherine Goings of Mt. Hermon, a Southeastern Louisiana University senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders, was among the Southeastern students, faculty and alumni recently initiated into the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (BROOKHAVEN, MISS.) -- Beverly Jordan Fries of Brookhaven, a Southeastern Louisiana University junior majoring in general studies, was among the Southeastern students, faculty and alumni recently initiated into the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.

SOUTHEASTERN PHI KAPPA PHI INITIATES (ASSUMPTION) – Stephanie Lynn Clement of Pierre Part, a Southeastern Louisiana University senior majoring in accounting, was among the Southeastern students, faculty and alumni recently initiated into the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.


SOUTHEASTERN STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
       HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University has inducted 85 students, faculty and alumni into its chapter of the prestigious national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi. 
       To be considered for membership in Phi Kappa Phi, a student must be in the top 10 percent of the senior or graduate class or a second-semester junior in the top 7.5 percent of his/her class. Sound character is a supporting criterion. Faculty and alumni are chosen for outstanding contributions to their fields.
       At the chapter's annual induction banquet April 29, Southeastern Phi Kappa Phi honored Melanie Charrier of Hammond, one of 38 students nationwide to receive a $1,000 national Phi Kappa Phi travel grant, and Don Paul Elbers of Mandeville, the chapter’s nominee for a national Phi Kappa Phi graduate fellowship. 
       The chapter also recognized as its Outstanding Phi Kappa Phi Alumnus Danny Heitman, editorial writer and columnist for “The Advocate.” Heitman, who was the banquet keynote speaker, is a 1986 Southeastern graduate.
       Southeastern Phi Kappa Phi recognized as Outstanding Juniors Elizabeth Renee Brown of Mandeville, College of Arts and Sciences; Arron Pierre of Folsom, College of Business and Technology; Anecia Denise Samons of Ponchatoula, College of Education and Human Development; and Katie K. Hunt of Folsom, School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The chapter’s Outstanding Freshman Award went to Haley Echlin of Clinton, while Lauren Carson, an English major from Folsom, received the Outstanding Honor Student award.
       The 2004-2005 initiates included Southeastern faculty members Kellen Gilbert, associate professor of anthropology; Tena Golding, associate professor of mathematics; Linda Munchausen, professor of chemistry; Stuart Stewart, assistant professor of foreign languages; and David Wyle, professor of management.
       Alumni inductees were Judith Coxe, instructor of nursing, class of 1985; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal Judge James Kuhn, class of 1968; and William Brady, supervisor of administration for St. Tammany Parish Schools, class of 1967.
       Initiates are:
       ABITA SPRINGS – Senior Chantel Elizabeth Wooley.
       ALBANY – Senior Rebecca Ann Murry; junior Emily Elizabeth Grob.
       AMITE – Junior Sandra A. Austin.
       BATON ROUGE – Graduate students James Greg Taliaferro and Joshua B. Holliday; senior Jacqueline Blair Bruce; and junior Stephanie A. Kocher.
       BROOKHAVEN, MS. – Junior Beverly Jordan Fries.
       COVINGTON – Graduate students Douglas A. Holmes, Wendy Moreau Collins, and Tammy H. Penton; seniors Zera S. Flores and Michelle G. Burley; juniors Elizabeth Anita Guillott, Aimee Marie Simoneaux.
       DENHAM SPRINGS – Graduate students JoAn Kinnison Cook and Susan Hayes Davis; senior Robyn Elizabeth McCoy.
       ETHEL – Junior Sarah Kathryn Kemp.
       FOLSOM – Senior Amanda Michelle Lee; juniors Arron Pierre and Katie K. Hunt.
       FRANKLINTON – Graduate student John W. Seal.
       GRAND ISLE – Junior Heather Lynn Bellanger.
       GREENWELL SPRINGS – Junior Kayla Michelle Estess.
       HAMMOND – Graduate students Laura Means Kendrick, Melanie Harper Monistere, Shelly Carter Gaydos; seniors Debra C. Arceneaux, Juliana Vissotto Neves, Karen Ashworth Kurtz, Justin Hull Ory, Kathy Lynn Kinnison; juniors Andrew J. Bowden, Melanie Charrier, and Sandra Kae Cruz.
       HOLDEN – Graduate student Dawn E. Humble.
       INDEPENDENCE – Lindsay Sandridge Domiano; senior Ian Andrew MacKinnon
       LAFITTE – Senior Brad M. Penouilh
       LAPLACE – Senior Merin Lindsay McCollum.
       LAROSE – Senior Luke Anthony Adams.
       LORANGER – Junior Thomas Wesley Ridgedell III.
       LULING – Junior Kyra D. Bascle.
       MADISONVILLE – Graduate student Amanda L. Hartman; juniors Janice Ashley Haik and Steven T. Ray.
       MANDEVILLE – Graduate students Michael R. Cameron and Mitzie Rains Meyers; juniors Danielle Marie Faucheaux, Elizabeth Renee Brown, and Susan G. Daniels.
       MERAUX – Senior Krystal Jean Boothe.
       METAIRIE – Senior Robyn Marie Kuhn.
       MOUNT HERMON – Senior Helen Catherine Goings.
       PEARL RIVER – Junior Scott Douglas Gray.
       PIERRE PART – Senior Stephanie Lynn Clement.
       PLAQUEMINE – Senior David Elmer Wendt III.
       PONCHATOULA – Graduate student Strader Dufreche Cieutat; Senior Kathleen J. Gerike; juniors Britni Lynn DiGeorge, Elizabeth Anne Robbins, Stephanie Rose Mayeaux, Cassandra C. Schnell, Nancy Jo Roach, Scott R. Ploof. 
       PRAIRIEVILLE – Junior Lisa A. Bennett.
       ST. AMANT – Senior Lindsey R. Keller
       SLIDELL – Graduate student Amanda L. Willis; senior Margaret Elaine Morrison; junior Joyce Ward Kelly.
       SPRINGFIELD – Graduate students Jacqueline Yvette Davidson and Susan Jane Foster; junior Krystle Nicole Payton.
       TICKFAW – Senior Elise Marie St. Pierre
       WALKER – Senior Angela Marie Bozeman.
       ZACHARY – Senior Shannon Forbes Rushing.