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Southeastern Nursing and Health Sciences students honored

Friday, May 9, 2014
by: Rene Abadie

1)Nursing Alumna of the Year2)Southeastern Nursing partners3)Student from East Baton Rouge Parish

4)Student from Beauregard Parish5)Student from Jefferson Parish6)Livingston Parish7)Plaquemines Parish

8)St. John Parish9)St. Tammany Parish10)Tangipahoa Parish11)Tangipahoa Parish photo 2

12)Tangipahoa Parish photo 313)Tangipahoa Parish photo 414)Washington Parish15)West Feliciana Parish

16)Sherwood Illinois      Cutlines are located at the bottom of the release.


HAMMOND – Four students received Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences' highest honor, the Dean's Award, at the college's annual honors convocation held May 1 in the Student Union Theatre.

The Dean's Award in the Department of Health and Human Sciences was presented to Megan McMillin of Shorewood, Ill., and Meagan Taylor of Covington; McMillin also received the Emma LaDew Memorial Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The Dean's Award in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies was presented to Rebeccca Schnadelbach of Hammond, who also was named the Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science. Jamie Chauvin of Harvey received the Dean's Award from the School of Nursing.

The Significant Partnership Award was presented by each department in recognition of contributions to the educational programs in the college. ¬¬¬¬Interim Executive Director Liz Taurman of Hope House in Covington accepted the award from the Department of Health and Human Sciences for providing internship opportunities for students in counseling. Functionally Integrated Therapy and Training of Baton Rouge, represented by Chief Executive Officer Greg Drefahl, was recognized by the Kinesiology and Health Studies Department. The School of Nursing honored the infusion unit at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Accepting that award was Grant Brauwn of the center.

Also at the convocation, the Southeastern Alumni Association honored Cynthia Bienemy, director of the Louisiana Center for Nursing, which collects, analyzes and reports on the registered nurse workforce in the state, as Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. A registered nurse for more than 30 years, she has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs at Southern University. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeastern in 1981, a master's in cardiovascular adult health nursing from McNeese State University, and a doctorate in nursing from Southern University. She is credited with helping to develop Louisiana's Multi-Regional Statewide Nursing Workforce Model and Simulation Tool.

Students honored at the ceremony are listed below by geographic area.

ASCENSION PARISH
Gonzales:  Tomeka Washington, Title-IV Child Welfare Stipend Recipient.

BEAUREGARD
Ragley:  Anna Espey, Outstanding Graduate in Health Education and Promotion.

EAST BATON ROUGE
Baton Rouge:  Desiree Godfrey, National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation Scholarship; David Laxton, Graduate Scholar Award in Counselor Education; Jasmine Square, Title-IV Child Welfare Stipend Recipient.

JEFFERSON
Harvey:  Jamie Chauvin, Deans Award, School of Nursing.

LIVINGSTON
Denham Springs:  Theresa Penton, Maddox Award for Outstanding Junior in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Holden:  Charles W. Campbell Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Livingston:  Sarah Mestepey, Graduate Scholar Award in Nursing.

ORLEANS
New Orleans:  Robert Henry, Title-IV Child Welfare Stipend Recipient.

PLAQUEMINES
Belle Chasse:  Katie Becnel, Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST
Reserve:  Kellie Brady, Opal Carl Award in Nursing

ST. TAMMANY
Covington:  Meagan Taylor, Dean's Award, Department of Health and Human Sciences; Meghan Thigpen, Bryan Wang Award for Outstanding Graduate in Health and Physical Education.
Mandeville:  Kana Koenig, Outstanding Graduate in Fitness and Human Performance; Greg Mayo, Graduate Scholar Award in Health Studies.
Slidell:  Daniel Toups, Graduate Scholar Award in Kinesiology.

TANGIPAHOA
Hammond: Rebecca Schnadelbach, Dean's Award, Kinesiology and Health Studies and Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science; Angela Threeton, Graduate Scholar Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Independence: Brittany Morgan, Evelyn Davis Award in Nursing.
Ponchatoula: Sarah Desselles, Outstanding Student in Social Work, Title-IV Child Welfare Stipend Recipient; Megan LeBlanc, Pyburn Award for Outstanding Senior in Family and Consumer Sciences.

WEST FELICIANA
St. Francisville:  Erin Sykes, Outstanding Graduate in Sport Management.

WASHINGTON
Angie:  Lindsey Prisk, School of Nursing Leadership and Service Award.
Franklinton:  Arianna Lyons, Title-IV Child Welfare Stipend Recipient.

OUT OF STATE
Shorewood, Ill.: Megan McMillan, Dean's Award from the Department of Health and Human Sciences and Emma LaDew Memorial Award in Communication Sciences.

CUTLINES

1) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS NURSING GRADUATE AS ALUMNA OF THE YEAR – Cynthia Bienemy, second from left, was recognized as the Distinguished Alumna of the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the 2014 College of Nursing and Health Sciences Honors Convocation. She is the director of the Louisiana Center for Nursing. Pictured are, from left, Pete Panepinto, board member with the Alumni Association; Bienemy; Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and Alumni Assistant Director Julie Perise.


2) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES SIGNIFICANT PARTNERS – Southeastern College of Nursing and Health Sciences presented its Significant Partnership Awards at its honors convocation May 1. Accepting awards from Dean Ann Carruth, center, were Grant Brauwn of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Liz Taurman, interim executive director of Hope House in Covington. Also receiving a Partnership Award was Functionally Integrated Therapy and Training of Baton Rouge.


3) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (East Baton Rouge) – David Laxton of Baton Rouge was recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences' honors convocation May 1 with the Graduate Scholar Award in Counselor Education. Pictured are, from left, Dean Ann Carruth, Laxton, Mary Ballard and Hunter Alessi, faculty with the university's counseling program.


4) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Beauregard) – The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Receiving the award as the Outstanding Graduate in Health Education and Promotion was Anna Espey of Ragley. With her is Eddie Hebert, head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies.


5) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Jefferson) – Jamie Chauvin of Harvey, right, was among the top students recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences' honors convocation May 1. Chauvin received the Dean's Award from the School of Nursing. With her is Ann Carruth, dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.


6) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Livingston) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Sarah Mestepey of Livingston, left, was recognized with the Graduate Scholar Award in Nursing, presented by Graduate Nursing Coordinator Lorinda Sealey.


7) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Plaquemines) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Katie Becnel of Belle Chasse received the award as the Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training from Eddie Hebert, head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies.


8) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (St. John) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Kellie Brady of Reserve, right, received the Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training Award. With her is Dean Ann Carruth.


9) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (St. Tammany) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Among those honored were, from left, Daniel Toups of Slidell, Graduate Scholar Award in Kinesiology; Meghan Thigpen of Covington, the Bryan Wang Award for Outstanding Graduate in Health and Physical Education; and Greg Mayo of Mandeville, the Graduate Scholar Award in Health Studies.


10) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Tangipahoa) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Among those honored were, from left, Rebecca Schnadelbach of Hammond with the Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science Award and Angela Threeton of Hammond with the Graduate Scholar Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders.


11) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Tangipahoa) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Among those recognized were, from left, Andie Bush of Holden with the Charles W. Campbell Memorial Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders and Brittany Morgan of Independence with the Evelyn Davis Award in Nursing.


12) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Tangipahoa) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Among those recognized were, Megan LeBlanc, right, of Ponchatoula with the Pyburn Award for Outstanding Senior in Family and Consumer Sciences. With her is Ann Carruth, dean of the college.


13) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Tangipahoa) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Among those recognized was, left, Sarah Desselles of Ponchatoula who was honored as the Outstanding Student in Social Work and was named a Title IV Child Welfare Stipend Recipient.  With her is Corie Hebert, assistant professor of social work.


14) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Washington) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Receiving the School of Nursing Leadership and Service Award was Lindsey Prisk of Angie, right. With her is dean of the college Ann Carruth.


15) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (West Feliciana) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Receiving the award as the Outstanding Graduate in Sport Management was Erin Sykes of St. Francisville. With here is Eddie Hebert, head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.


16) SOUTHEASTERN RECOGNIZES NURSING AND HEALTH SCIENCES GRADUATES (Illinois) -- The Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences recognized its top students at its honors convocation May 1. Receiving the Dean's Award from the Department of Health and Human Sciences was Megan McMillin, right, of Sherwood, Ill. She also was honored with the Emma LaDew Memorial Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders. With her is Ann Carruth, dean of the college.


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