NEWS & MEDIA

Southeastern College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences honors top students

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
by: Tonya Lowentritt

1)Alumnus of the Year2)Karen Fontenot and Dale NewKirk3)Student from Ascension Parish4)Student from East Baton Rouge Parish

5)Students from Livingston Parish6)Students from Orleans Parish7)Student from St. John the Baptist8)Students from St. Tammany Parish

9)Students from Tangipahoa Parish10)Student from West Feliciana Parish

Cutlines are at the bottom of the release.


HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences honored top graduates and its 2014 alumnus of the year at its annual honors convocation April 30.

Danny Heitman, a 1986 Southeastern graduate, received the college's top alumni honor. Heitman is an award-winning columnist for The Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper and the editor of its editorial page. His weekly column "At Random," which documents his life as a husband and father, has been a reader favorite since its debut in 1991.

His essays frequently appear in national publications, including "The New York Times," "The Washington Post," "Smithsonian," "The Wall Street Journal," "The Los Angeles Times," and "The Christian Science Monitor." He has appeared as a commentator on National Public Radio and on the BBC.

Departmental awards and scholarships were presented to the following:

AMITE – Megan Ourso, Outstanding Senior in English.

BATON ROUGE – Katrina Thomas, D Vickers Award in Creative Writing.

BELLE CHASE – John Atkins, Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Studio Art.

DENHAM SPRINGS – Zach Slough, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Studio Art; Jennifer Jarreau, Outstanding Graduate in General Studies; Christopher Gwynn, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Criminal Justice.

HAMMOND – Kara Heck, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Graphic Design.

KENTWOOD – Jesse White, James Wilcox Award in Music; Stephanie Travis, Director's Award for Academic Excellence in General Studies.

LAPLACE– Kimberly Landry, D Vickers Award in Creative Writing.

LIVINGSTON – Michael Milton, Harold Leu Award in Political Science.

MANDEVILLE – Lindsay Barrosse, Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Graphic Design.

MAUREPAS – Carli Fontenot, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Communication.

NEW ORLEANS – Malik Chaney, Ralph R. Pottle, Sr. Honor Scholarship; Bradley Davis, Martina Buck Award in History.

PRAIRIEVILLE – Lauren Jordan, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology.

SAINT FRANCISVILLE – Hayley Arceneaux, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Spanish.

SLIDELL – Erika Dawson, Outstanding Senior in English; Emily McDonald, F. Dale Parent Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Sociology.

Also at the convocation, the college honored two faculty members with awards. Recognized were Sam Hyde, history and political science, for excellence in research; and Dale Newkirk, fine and performing arts, for excellence in artistic activity.

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.

CUTLINES

1) HEITMAN NAMED SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALUMNUS OF THE YEAR –Danny Heitman, center, a1986 Southeastern graduate, was named Alumnus of the Year by the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Southeastern Alumni Association. Congratulating Heitman at the college's annual honors convocation April 30 are Alumni Association board member Josh Taylor, and Alumni Association Assistant Director Julie Perise.


2) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (FACULTY) – At its honors convocation April 30, Southeastern Louisiana University's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences honored several faculty members for excellence. From left are Karen Fontenot, dean of the College and Dale Newkirk of Covington, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Artistic Activity. Not pictured is Sam Hyde, recipient of the Award for Excellence in Research.


3) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (Ascension) – Southeastern Louisiana University student Lauren Jordan, right, of Prairieville was honored at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation. Jordan received the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Psychology. Congratulating her is Dean Karen Fontenot.


4) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (E. Baton Rouge) -- Southeastern Louisiana University student Katrina Thomas, right, from Baton Rouge was honored at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation. Thomas received the D Vickers Award in Creative Writing. Congratulating her is Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Karen Fontenot.


5) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (LIVINGSTON) -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from Livingston Parish who were honored at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation were, from left, Jesse White, James Wilcox Award in Music; Jennifer Jarreau, Denham Springs, Outstanding Graduate in General Studies; Michael Milton, Livingston, Harold Leu Award in Political Science; Carli Fontenot, Maruepas, Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Communication; and Christopher Gwynn, Denham Springs, Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Communication.


6) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (ORLEANS) – Southeastern Louisiana University students Malik Chaney, left, and Bradley Davis, both from New Orleans, were among the award winners at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation. Chaney received the Ralph R. Pottle, Sr. Honor Scholarship, while Davis received the Martina Buck Award in History.


7) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (St. John the Baptist) – Kimberly Landry, a Southeastern Louisiana University student from La Place, was among the award winners at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation. She was recognized with the D Vickers Award in Creative Writing.


8) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (ST. TAMMANY) -- Southeastern Louisiana University students from St. Tammany Parish who were honored at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation were, from left, Emily McDonald of Slidell, F. Dale Parent Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Sociology; and Lindsay Barrosse of Mandeville, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Graphic Design.


9) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (TANGIPAHOA) –Southeastern Louisiana University students from Tangipahoa Parish who were honored at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation were, from left, Megan Ourso of Amite, Outstanding Senior in English; Stephanie Travis of Kentwood, Director's Award for Academic Excellence; Kara Heck of Hammond, Outstanding Graduating Senior in Graphic Design; and John Atkins and Zach Slough, Outstanding Graduating Seniors in Studio Art.


10) SOUTHEASTERN ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES HONORS (West Feliciana) – Hayley Arceneaux, right, a Southeastern Louisiana University student from St. Francisville, was among the award winners at the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences' April 30 honors convocation. Arceneaux received the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award in Spanish. Congratulating her is Dean Karen Fontenot.

 


More News...