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Released: 04/27/1999

<p> Louisiana State University at Alexandria (LSUA) presented awards to 111 students during its 37th Annual Honors Day Convocation on Tuesday, April 27, 1999. The Honorable Judge Donald T. Johnson of the Ninth Judicial District Court brought the convocation address. </p><p> The Colonel W. R. Middleton Memorial Award for outstanding service to the University and community was presented to sophomore Patricia Ann Lopez of Cottonport. 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. Mrs. W. R. Middleton was on hand to assist in the presentation of this prestigious award. </p><p> Ms. Lopez is a speech and theatre major and she serves as the editor of the student paper, Paper Tiger. She is active in many of the organizations on campus related to her major, such as the LSUA Forensics Team, the Empty Space Players, and Phi Ro Pi. She is also a member of Gamma Beta Phi-A National Honor Society, IDENTITY and the President&acute;s Council. In her community, Ms. Lopez helps with St. Mary&acute;s Catholic School&acute;s Beta Club and choreographs for the Bunkie High School Dance Line. </p><p> Ms. Lopez received several other honors during the program. She was named to Who&acute;s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges and received a certificate of recognition for Outstanding Service as a Student Leader by Phi Ro Pi and Student Publications. Ms. Lopez also received a medal for academic excellence in theatre. </p><p> The LSU Outstanding Senior College Student Award was presented to Theresa Dianne Henry of Ville Platte by Janice Guillory, director LSU Teacher Education program at LSUA. </p><p> In addition, several awards were presented to students for outstanding community service. Sharman S. Lemons of Olla received the Civitan Citizenship Award from the Alexandria Civitan Club. Angel Lee David of Pineville received the Phi Delta Kappa Award for the Most Outstanding Student Teacher from the LSU Teacher Education Program at LSUA. Tonya Slater of Pineville received the Rapides Medical Society Alliance Award from the Rapides Medical Society Alliance, the U.S. Army Nurse Corps Spirit of Nursing Award and the Sister Mary Agnes Fortier Award. Joey Waters of Alexandria received the Shakespeare Award for his essay on a play. </p><p> Dr. Robert Cavanaugh, chancellor, presented certificates to students who were named to Who&acute;s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. They are Tammy Allard of Fort Polk, Patrick Hill of Pineville, Janice Jones of Jena, Sonya King of Woodworth, Letitia Beavers Lincecum of Pollock, Lisa Mayeux of Hessmer, Heidi Peavy of Hessmer, Dawn Scallan of Alexandria, Tonya Slater of Pineville, Brandon Tran of Alexandria, Paula Whitehead of Olla, David Williams of Pineville, and Lisa Windham of Trout. </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 James L. Duke and Sherri Lynn Olson, both of Alexandria, Art Association; Daniel Paul Brown of Alexandria, Empty Space Players; Constance Lee Swift of Tioga, Gamma Beta Phi; Sharon Dukes Green of Alexandria, Non-Traditional Students; Carolyn Danita Stanley of Glenmora, Pentecostal Student Fellowship; and Patrick Ward Hill of Pineville, Student Government Association. </p><p> The Outstanding Club of the Year Award was given to the Student Government Association 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: Heather Nicole Comeaux of Alexandria, accounting; Reynard Perry of Elizabeth, biological sciences; Rayne Ellen Chiles of Hineston and Donna Johnson of Glenmora, business; Sunny Sue Gulley of Pineville, computer science; Lori Ellen Wanersdorfer of Mansura, criminal justice; Paula Sue Walker of Pineville, education; Sunshine Renee Charrier of Pineville, English composition; Lisa Claire Leblanc of Alexandria; Ashley Cherie Story of Pineville, mass communication; Terri Eilerts of Alexandria, mathematics and physics; Robin Gaye Brodnax of Dry Prong, nursing; David Lane Huddleston of Pineville, philosophy; Constance Lee Swift of Tioga, political science; Valerie Veronica Voorhies of Alexandria, psychology; Lisa Michele Mayeux of Hessmer, speech; and Maribel Rangel James of Pineville, Spanish. </p><p> LSU Senior College students received medals for academic excellence in three areas. </p><p> Tina Marie Willett of Alexandria was the recipient from the general business discipline. Theresa Dianne Henry of Ville Platte received the elementary education award. Frances Kathryn Guillot of Marksville was awarded the medal for general studies. </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. </p><p> Three full-time freshmen were awarded medals for having the highest grade point average in their class. They were David Joshua LaRavia of Alexandria, Donovan John Ohrt of Alexandria, and Thuy To of Pineville. </p><p> Rayne Ellen Chiles of Hineston and Donna Yvette Johnson of Glenmora were honored as the sophomore students enrolled full-time with the highest GPA&acute;s. </p><p> Kathy Sue Lingenfelter of Columbia was named the sophomore-plus student with the highest GPA enrolled full-time. </p><p> Fourteen part-time freshmen students were honored for the highest grade point average in their class. They were Crystal Shanntell Ardoin of Ville Platte, Stephanie Anne Bond of Forest Hill, Marilyn Antoinette Buckner of Pineville, Sunshine Renee Charrier of Pineville, Pennie Theresa Dubroc of Pineville, Mary Janette Gohmert of Pineville, Jana Marie Hickey of Alexandria, Mandy Lane Holden of Pollock, Frank Johnson, III of Cheneyville, Connie B. Lamartiniere of Alexandria, Gretchen Ann Larsen of Pineville, Angel Coleman Melancon of Boyce, Katherine Ascher Melancon of Marksville and Hillee Kathryn Salley of Pineville. </p><p> Sophomores Katherine Kingsley and Brenda Fay Young, both of Alexandria, received honors as part-time students enrolled with the highest GPA&acute;s. </p><p> Robin Gaye Brodnax of Dry Prong was named the sophomore-plus student with the highest GPA for a part-time student. </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. </p><p> Full-time freshmen honored were Sherry Kay Ashley of Jena, Daniel Lorenzo Baldwin of Pineville, Jennifer Lynn Butterfield of Pollock, Clinton Allen Downs of Deville, Kami Ann Guillot of Mansura, Stanley Max Hazard of Alexandria, Amy Grace Juneau of Bunkie, Shivani Kapoor of Alexandria, Jarrad Walter Lacroix of Alexandria, Andrew James Lewis of Pineville, Annah Leah Mowad of Pineville, Samuel Edwin Pearce of Evergreen, Jessica Stanley Reed of Glenmora, Melissa Linnette West of Bunkie, and Alicia Leanne Young of Alexandria. </p><p> Sophomores enrolled full-time receiving certificates were Heather Nicole Comeaux of Alexandria, Glenna Gaythe Cornell of Alexandria, Erin Lynn Desselle of Moreauville, Terri Lynn Eilerts of Alexandria, Rachael Annette Faircloth of Pineville, Sonia Duren Hernandez of Dry Prong, Giorgos Loukadakis of Marksville, Penny Ann Manuel of Oakdale, John Donald Miller of Alexandria, Alisha Ann Pearson of Alexandria, Diane G. Peart of Alexandria, Ricky Gray Swaim of Alexandria, and Valerie Veronica Voorhies of Alexandria. </p><p> Full-time students at the sophomore-plus level receiving certificates were Dwayne Anthony Choate of Alexandria, Sunny Sue Gulley of Pineville, Donna Lynn Jones of Pineville, and David Anthony Williams of Pineville. </p><p> Twelve 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 Travis Aaron of Alexandria, Patricia Ann Bordelon of Moreauville, Chalayne Brown of Libuse, Theresa Michelle Cole of Pineville, Keith Joseph Dufour of Colfax, Velvet Elizabeth Edwards of Hineston, Jolie Elizabeth Lemoine of Hessmer, Eric Demond Lynch of Alexandria, Suzette Katherine Marye of Alexandria, Amber Rose McCabe of Alexandria, Heather Dawn Pickett of Washington, and Wanda Faye Scott of Woodworth. </p><p> Eight sophomores also received certificates for academic excellence as part-time students. They were Melissa Ardoin of Alexandira, Betty Jane Bailey of Forest Hill, Cindy Ann Doucette of Ville Platte, Lauren Michelle Galland of Bunkie, Rebecca Renee Green of Pineville, Karen Jo Lachney of Pineville, Thu-Van Thi Nguyen of Alexandria and Kimberly Ann Rivers of Alexandria. </p><p> Sophomore-plus part-time students honored were Emily Michelle Belsom of Cottonport, Pamela Soderberg Calvit of Alexandria, Jane Ann Cavanaugh of Lecompte, Dana Leigh Scott of Pineville, and Betty Rhea Willis of Pineville. </p><p> Mr. Raymond Boswell, director of student aid and scholarships, presented a Louisiana State University scholarship to David Anthony Williams of Pineville. </p><p> Two endowed scholarships were also awarded during the Honors Day ceremony. Theresa Dianne Henry of Ville Platte received the Thomas and Barbara Rothschild-Allen Scholarship. Jaclyn Marien of Alexandria received the James C. Bolton Memorial Scholarship which was presented by Mr. Robert Bolton, a long-time supporter of LSUA and member of the LSUA Foundation Board. </p>