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Released: 04/25/2000

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) presented awards to 103 students during its 38th Annual Honors Day Convocation on Tuesday, April 25, 2000. Ms. Marsha White RNC, MSN, coordinator of nursing of Rapides Women&acute;s and Children&acute;s brought the convocation address. </p><p> Ms. White received her associate degree in nursing from LSUA, and her bachelor&acute;s of science and master&acute;s of science in nursing from NSU. She has been with Rapides in a number of different capacities since 1987. Ms. White is a member of the Association of Women&acute;s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing and the Louisiana Maternal and Child Health Coalition. She is also Chair of the Rapides Women&acute;s and Children&acute;s Advisory Council and the Hospital Perinatal Risk Management Task Force. </p><p>

The Colonel W. R. Middleton Memorial Award for outstanding service to the University and community was presented to sophomore Lisa Michele Mayeux of Hessmer. The Middleton Award, which is the highest honor given to an LSUA student, was established in honor of Colonel W. R. Middleton who came to LSUA as a counselor and assistant professor of geography when the University was first established in August 1960. Ms. Mayeux is a general business major and is serving as editor of the student literary magazine, Jongleur, for the second year. She is active in many of the organizations on campus including the LSUA Forensics Team, the Empty Space Players, and Phi Ro Pi. She is also a member of the High School Relations Committee and has received the medal of academic excellence for two years in speech. In the community, Ms. Mayeux volunteers at her children&acute;s school, working at carnivals and on fundraisers. She coaches Little League baseball in the summer. Ms. Mayeux also received recognition for Outstanding Service as a Student Leader for her role as editor of the Jongleur. </p><p> The LSU Outstanding Senior College Student Award was presented to Donna Yvette Johnson of Glenmora by Dr. Michael Collins, coordinator of the LSU Senior College of General Business. Ms. Johnson also received an award as a sophomore-plus part-time student with the highest grade point average and the medal of excellence from the general business discipline. </p><p> In addition, several awards were presented to students for outstanding community service. Kathleen Joy Shumate of Alexandri received the Civitan Citizenship Award from the Alexandria Civitan Club. Kimberly Ann Brashear of Alexandria received the Phi Delta Kappa Award for the Most Outstanding Student Teacher from the LSU Teacher Education Program at LSUA. Jane Ann Cavanaugh of Lecompte received the Rapides Medical Society Auxiliary Award. Allison Cain of Effie received the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Spirit of Nursing Award. Misty Darlene Hertz of Alexandria received the Sister Mary Agnes Fortier Award. Dr. Robert Cavanaugh, chancellor, presented certificates to students who were named to Who&acute;s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. They are Allison Cain of Effie; Jane Ann Cavanaugh of Lecompte; Cindy Ann Doucette of Ville Platte; Sharon Dukes Green of Alexandria; Michelle Rene Hanks of Ville Platte; Lisa L. Hickman of Alexandria; David Joshua Laravia of Alexandria; Jerry Marcantel of Glenmora; Cherie Angelle Normand of Mansura; Diane G. Peart of Alexandria; Sandra M. Rousseau of Florien; Thomas Keith White of Ball; and Alicia Leanne Young of Alexandria </p><p> Students also received certificates in recognition of outstanding service as student leaders in campus organizations. The recipients and the respective organizations they are affiliated with are Brandy Nichol Brunson of Jena- Aspiring to be Professional Teachers; Sherri A. Carter of Lecompte-Art Association; Allison Cain of Effie- Student Nursing Association; Bridgette Stephanie Guillory of Jena-Pentecostal Student Fellowship; Windy Sue Laborde of Alexandria- Paper Tiger; Linda Gayle Paul of Effie- Student Nursing Association; Lisa Michele Mayeux of Hessmer-Jongleur; Jeremy James Michot of Bunkie-Gamma Beta Phi and Thomas Keith White of Ball-Student Government Association. </p><p> The Outstanding Club of the Year Award was given to the Student Government Association for the second year in a row for contributions to the campus and community service. </p><p> Dr. Randall Stovall, vice chancellor of academic affairs, presented medals for academic excellence in various disciplines. The students are listed below, followed by the discipline in which they excelled: Jane Ann Cavanaugh of Lecompte, maternal child nursing; Rebecca Ann Champion of Pineville, English composition; Gregory John Coco of Moreauville, physics; Angela Renee Douzart of Alexandria, English literature; Leslie Dawn Gardner of Pineville, kinesiology; Michelle Rene Hanks of Ville Platte, medical/surgical nursing; Cathie Ann Isreal of Pineville, criminal justice; Carol Ann Jowers Johnson of Alexandria, psychology; Sabine Koerner-Cavel of Alexandria, mathematics; Deborah Renee Lauderdale-Meyer of Pineville, fine arts; Patricia Ann Lopez of Cottonport, theater; Diane G. Peart of Alexandria, nursing; Katherine Ann Warner Saybe of Alexandria, business and computer science; Deborah Domingue Tassin of Alexandria, accounting; Melissa Linnette West of Bunkie, education and Mickey Suzanne White of Centerpoint, psychiatric/mental health nursing. </p><p> LSU Senior College students received medals for academic excellence in two areas. DonnaYvette Johnson of Glenmora was the recipient from the general business discipline. Theresa Dianne Dunn Henry of Ville Platte received the elementary education award. </p><p> Medals for the highest grade point average (GPA) were awarded to both full- and part-time students. Students are classified as full-time when enrolled in 12 or more credit hours per semester. Part-time students are those enrolled in 6-11 credit hours per semester. Eight full-time freshmen were awarded medals for having the highest grade point average in their class. They were Elizabeth Bailey-Dildine of Glenmora, Gwendolyn A. Byrd of Pineville, Virgina A. Gauthier of Marksville, Anthony Louis Guillory, Jr. of Cottonport, Tessa Ann Henderson of Georgetown, Nicholas J. Kimble of Simmesport, Katie C. Quebedeaux of Marksville, and Tiffany A. Simms of Alexandria. </p><p> Mandy Lane Holden of Pollock was honored as the sophomore student enrolled full-time with the highest GPA. Kathy Sue Lingenfelter of Columbia was named the sophomore-plus student with the highest GPA enrolled full-time. </p><p> Six part-time freshmen students were honored for the highest grade point average in their class. They were Lilly Leona Bryant of Libuse, Sydney Lynn Burdette of Pineville, Shane Michael Dauzat of Alexandria, Janice Kay McKay of Dry Prong, Katherine Ascher Melancon of Marksville, and Wesley Kyle Perkins of Pineville. </p><p> Sophomore Julie Ann Corder of Oakdale received honors as a part-time student enrolled with the highest GPA. Donna Yvette Johnson of Glenmora and Stephanie Alaine Moulard of Alexandria were named the sophomore-plus students with the highest GPA&acute;s as part-time students. </p><p> Dr. Stovall presented certificates for academic excellence to both full- and part-time students who had maintained a 3.5 grade point average or above. Full-time freshmen honored were Paulette Marie Alexander of Pineville, Kipp Burnette Ardoin of Pine Prairie, Jessica A. Bordelon of Plaucheville, Kasi Spann Cader of Jonesville, Rebecca Ann Champion of Pinville, Christopher David Hughes of Lecompte, Natasha Lynn Jeansonne of Plaucheville, Tiffany Ann Lacour of Marksville, Eric Dane Marshall of Alexandria, Brandy Lynn McClure of Jonesville, Veronica L. McCrary of Alexandria, Randell Glen Pardueof Pineville, Dustin Claude Schneider of Pineville, Shannon N. Tharp of Pineville, George William Thorpe, III of Alexandria, Joshua Farris Tye of Alexandria, Shane William Voorhies of Ruby, and Michael Jared Wiggins of Deville. </p><p> Sophomores enrolled full-time receiving certificates were Michelle Renee Aymond of Bunkie, Maribel Rangel James of Pineville, David Joshua Laravia of Alexandria, Eric Demond Lynch of Alexandria, Donovan John Ohrt of Alexandria, Jessica Stanley Reed of Glenmora, Thomas Casey Scarbrock of Pineville and Melissa Linnette West of Bunkie. </p><p> Full-time students at the sophomore-plus level receiving certificates were Jane Ann Cavanaugh of Lecompte and Sherry Willson Fuqua of Effie. </p><p> Eight freshmen received certificates for academic excellence for maintaining a 3.5 grade point average or above while enrolled in 6 - 11 credit hours. They were Rebecca Layne Aycock of Pineville, Debra Ann Branigan of Alexandria, Richard Lewis Dewees of Pineville, Rachel Kimball Grant of Boyce, Travis Brandt Hale of Alexandria, Pamela Jo Morse of Pineville, Randel Joseph Thibodeaux of Alexandria, and Lamar Charles Thompson of Marksville. </p><p> Ten sophomores also received certificates for academic excellence as part-time students. They were Crystal Shanntell Ardoin of Pine Prairie, Marilyn Antoinette Buckner of Pineville, Connie B. Lamartiniere of Alexandria, Michael Elliott Thompson of Pineville, Regina Thuy To of Pineville, Krin Grace Tolbert of Colfax, Christopher Todd Tullos of Colfax, Amanda Gayle Walker of Jena, Suzette Marye Weeks of Alexandria, and Alicia Leanne Young of Alexandria. </p><p> Sophomore-plus part-time students honored were Rayne Ellen Chiles of Hineston, Paula Lynette Elias of Alexandria, Holly A. Fontenot of Ville Platte, Sabine Koerner-Cavel of Alexandria, Tiffany Lynette Ray of Oakdale, Katherine Ann Warner Saybe of Alexandria, Peggy Ilene Smith of Jonesville, and Valerie Veronica Voorhies of Alexandria. </p><p> Mr. Raymond Boswell, director of student aid and scholarships, presented a Louisiana State University scholarship toMichelle Renee Aymond of Bunkie. Holly A. Fontenot of Ville Platte received the Thomas and Barbara Rothschild-Allen Scholarship. </p>