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Southeastern College of Education honors top students



Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: May 9, 2013

 

1)Alumnus of the Year2)East Baton Rouge Parish3)Livingston Parish

4)St. Tammany Parish winners5)Tangipahoa Parish6)Liberty Mississippi

 

 

     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:
     ABITA SPRINGS – Michelle Lunsford, Exemplary Graduate in Elementary/Special Education.
     BATON ROUGE – Alish Butler, Outstanding Senior in English Education.
     BUSH – David Gambino, Outstanding Senior in Music Education.
     HOLDEN – Michelle B. Hills, Outstanding Senior in Mathematics Education.
     LACOMBE – Janis Urena, Outstanding Senior in Spanish Education (shared).
     LIBERTY, MISS. – Callie Causey, Exemplary Graduate in Elementary Education 1-5.
     MADISONVILLE – Jennifer Senac, Exemplary Graduate in Early Childhood Education PK-3.
     MANDEVILLE – Jennie Stewart, Outstanding Senior in Spanish Education (shared).
     METAIRIE – Marian Usey, Exemplary Graduate in Middle School Education 4-8.
     SLIDELL – Bryan Perissutti, Outstanding Senior in Social Studies Education; Alexis Wright, Outstanding Senior in Speech Education.
     ST. AMANT – Michael E. Simmons, Outstanding Senior in Chemistry Education.

 

CUTLINES

1) SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS ALUMNUS OF YEAR –Washington Parish Superintendent of Public Schools Darrell J. Fairburn, second from left, was named the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association's 2012 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year from the College of Education. From left are Cindy Faller, a member of the Alumni Association Board; Fairburn; John Fischetti, dean of the College of Education; and  Kathy Pittman, Alumni Association director. Fairburn holds undergraduate and master's degrees from Southeastern.


2) SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS (EAST BATON ROUGE) – Alish Butler of Baton Rouge was recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education's annual honors convocation May 7 with the Outstanding Senior in English Education Award.


3) SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS (LIVINGSTON) – Lauren Richard of Denham Springs was a nominee for the Outstanding Elementary Education Student Teacher Award presented at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education's annual honors convocation May 7.


4) SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS (ST. TAMMANY) – Students from St. Tammany Parish were among the award recipients at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education's annual honors convocation May 7. From left are Juliane E. King, Outstanding Secondary Education Student Teacher; Bryan Perissutti, Outstanding Senior in Social Studies Education; Janis Urena, Outstanding Senior in Spanish Education; Michelle Lunsford, Exemplary Graduate in Elementary/Special Education; David Gambino, Outstanding Senior in Music Education; and Alexis Wright, Outstanding Senior in Speech Education.


5) SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS (TANGIPAHOA) – Students from Tangipahoa Parish were among the award recipients at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education's annual honors convocation May 7. From left are Michelle B. Hills, Outstanding Graduate in Mathematics Education; Jennie Stewart, Outstanding Graduate in Spanish Education; and Michael Anna Catalanotto, Outstanding Elementary Education Student Teacher.


6) SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGE OF EDUCATION HONORS (LIBERTY, MISS.) – Callie Causey of Liberty, Miss., was recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education's annual honors convocation May 7 with the award for Exemplary Graduate in Elementary Education 1-5.

 

 

 

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