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HAMMOND � Southeastern Louisiana University's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences honored top graduates and its 2013 alumnus of the year at its annual honors convocation May 6.

Bev Marshall, a ����1993 Southeastern graduate, was given the college's top alumni honor. Marshall has published three successful novels and continues to build readership and audiences as they are translated in other countries. Her novels have received numerous awards.

She serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival and is the co-founder of the St. Tammany Parish Writers Group, as well as the Southeastern Louisiana University Writers Group.

Departmental awards and scholarships were presented to the following:

COVINGTON � Jenna Fucci, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Graphic Design; Sarah Bertrand, James Wilcox Award in Music; Paul Todd, Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Studio Art.

FRANKLIN � Skyler Simoneaux, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Art History.

HOUMA � Megan Cenac, Ralph R. Pottle, Sr. Honor Scholarship.

Also at the convocation, the college honored several faculty members with awards. Recognized were Joseph Burns, languages and communication, for excellence in service; Alissa Rowe, fine and performing arts, for excellence in artistic activity; and Marc Riedel, sociology and criminal justice, for excellence in research.


The college honored inductees into the Southeastern chapter of Phi Kappa Phi national honor society, the university's honor society the Thirteen Club, and students on the President's List, Dean's List, and Honor Roll.