News Release


HAMMOND � Southeastern Louisiana University students Michael Anna Catalanotto and Juliane E. King, both of Hammond, were named the Outstanding Student Teachers by the College of Education at its honors convocation May 7.

Catalanotto was recognized for her student teaching in elementary education, while King was honored for her work in secondary education.

The college also recognized Darrell J. Fairburn, current superintendent for the Washington Parish School System, as its Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. A 1975 graduate with a degree in physical education, he earned a master's in administration and supervision in 1977. Fairburn taught at Spring Creek High School and Sumner High School, where he also coached basketball and track. He served as principal of West Side Middle School and Sumner High before being appointed Tangipahoa Parish School System supervisor of personnel. In 2006 he was named to his current position. Fairburn worked with the university in helping to redesign its master's program in administration and supervision.

The college also announced the recipients of departmental honors, scholarships, and grants and new members of the Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Delta Pi, and Phi Alpha honor societies and Southeastern's own Thirteen Club honor society.

Other students receiving honors and scholarships included:

BUSH � David Gambino, Outstanding Senior in Music Education.