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Southeastern Nursing and Health Sciences students honored

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
by: Rene Abadie

1) Ascension Parish student honored2) East Baton Rouge Parish students honored3) Livingston Parish students honored4) Livingston Parish student honored

5) Ochsner New Orleans honored 6) Ouachita Parish student honored7) Spectrum Baton Rouge honored

8) St. Charles Parish students honored 9)St. Tammany Parish students honored10) Tangipahoa Parish students honored

11) Therapy Management Corporation honored     Cutlines are located at the bottom of the release.


     HAMMOND – Four students received the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ highest honor, the Dean’s Award, at the college’s annual honors convocation held on campus recently.
     The Dean’s Award in the Department of Health and Human Sciences was presented to two students in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program: Maya Gauthier of Hahnville and Erin Hargis of Luling. The Dean’s Award in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies went to Amber Lasher of Hammond, while the School of Nursing Dean’s Award went to Lauren Oubre of Donaldsonville.
     The Significant Partnership Award was presented by each department in recognition of contributions to the educational programs in the college. Peggy Sloan, area manager of Therapy Management Corp. of Baton Rouge, accepted the award from the Department of Health and Human Sciences for providing a clinical site for communication sciences and disorders students. Spectrum Fitness and Medical Wellness of Baton Rouge, represented by Bill Gvoich, director of the Medical Wellness Program, was honored by the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies for internship opportunities helping students gain experience designing and supervising exercise programs for people with physical limitations. The School of Nursing honored Ochsner Health System of New Orleans for their work with doctoral level students; accepting the award was Karen Rice of Ochsner’s Center for Nursing Research.
     Students honored at the ceremony are listed below by geographic area.

ASCENSION PARISH
Lauren Oubre, Donaldsonville, the School of Nursing’s Dean’s Award; and Madeline Schexnydre, Gonzales, the Charles W. Campbell Memorial Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH
Connie Cormier, Graduate Scholar Award in Health Studies; Katie McReynolds, Zachary, Outstanding Graduate in Health Education and Promotion; Joseph Shallene, Baton Rouge, Outstanding Graduate in Counseling; and Cassandra Twist, Baton Rouge, Outstanding Student in Social Work Award.

LIVINGSTON PARISH
Kaitlyn Methvien, Holden, School of Nursing Leadership and Service Award; Zachary Matherne, Denham Springs, the Evelyn Davis Nursing Award; Drew Gourley, Denham Springs, Graduate Scholar Award in Kinesiology; and Cynthia York, Denham Springs, Doctor of Nursing Practice Distinguished Scholar Award.

OUACHITA PARISH
Shanna Caprice Lee, Monroe, Outstanding Graduate Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

ST. CHARLES PARISH
Maya Gauthier, Hahnville, the Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Award and the Emma LaDew Memorial Fund Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Erin Hargis, the Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Award.

ST. TAMMANY PARISH
Sandra Barrios, Covington, Health Systems Management Outstanding Student Award; Sarah Travella, Mandeville, the Pyburn Award for the Outstanding Senior in Family and Consumer Sciences; and Mary Tracey, Covington, Outstanding Graduate in Health and Physical Education.

TANGIPAHOA PARISH
Anthony Baham, Ponchatoula, Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training Award; Miranda Coe, Hammond, the Opal Carl Award in Nursing; Alexis Laplante, Hammond, Outstanding Graduate in Fitness and Human Performance; Amber Lasher, Hammond, Dean’s Award in Kinesiology and Health Studies and Outstanding Graduate in Sport Management; Shanna Lee, Hammond, the Outstanding Graduate Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders; Dana Staddon, Tickfaw, Master of Science in Nursing Distinguished Scholar Award; and Casey Zweifel, Ponchatoula, the Maddox Award for the Outstanding Junior in Family and Consumer Sciences.

TERREBONNE PARISH
Elizabeth Leboeuf, Houma, Outstanding Graduate in Exercise Science.

PHOTO CUTLINES
1) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENT (Ascension)
Lauren Oubre of Donaldsonville was recognized at Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ recent honors convocation with the School of Nursing Dean’s Award.

2) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS (E. Baton Rouge)
Several students from the Baton Rouge area were honored at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ honors convocation. Pictured are, from left, Lauren Oubre, Donaldsonville, School of Nursing Dean’s Award; Corrine Cormier, Baton Rouge, Graduate Scholar Award in Health Studies; Katie McReynolds, Zachary, Outstanding Graduate in Health Education and Promotion; Nicole Futch, Denham Springs, and  Jacqueline Savoy, Baton Rouge, Title-IV E Child Welfare grant recipients; Cassandra Twist, Baton Rouge, Outstanding Student in Social Work Award; and Shallene Joseph, Baton Rouge, Outstanding Graduate in Counseling.

3) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS (Livingston)
Several residents of Livingston Parish were honored at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual honors convocation. Pictured are, from left, Kaitlyn Methvien, Holden, School of Nursing Leadership and Service Award; Drew Gourley, Denham Springs, Graduate Scholar Award in Kinesiology; and Zachary Matherne, Denham Springs, Evelyn Davis Award in Nursing.

4) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENT (Livingston 2)
Cynthia York, right, of Denham Springs was awarded the Doctor of Nursing Practice Distinguished Scholar Award at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual honors convocation. With her is Assistant Professor of Nursing Janet Jones.

5) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS OCHSNER (Ochsner)
The Ochsner Health System Center for Nursing Research in New Orleans was recognized with the Significant Partnership Award from the Southeastern Louisiana University School of Nursing. Accepting the award for the center is Karen Rice, director. Pictured with her are Janet Jones, left, assistant professor of nursing, and Eileen Creel, head of the Southeastern School of Nursing.

6) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENT (Ouachita)
Shanna Caprice Lee of Monroe, right, was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual honors convocation. With her is Jacqueline Guendouzi, head of the Department of Health and Human Sciences.

7) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS SPECTRUM FITNESS AND MEDICAL WELLNESS (Spectrum)
Bill Gvoich, right, director of the Medical Wellness Program at Spectrum Fitness and Medical Wellness of Baton Rouge, accepted the Significant Partnership Award on behalf of Spectrum at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual convocation. Spectrum was honored for providing internship opportunities for students in Southeastern’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies. With him is Eddie Hebert, head of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies.

8) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS (St. Charles)
Two students from St. Charles Parish were recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual honors convocation. Honored were Maya Gauthier of Hahnville, left, who received the Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Award and the Emma LaDew Memorial Fund Award in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Erin Hargis of Luling, a second recipient of the Dean’s Award in Health and Human Sciences.

9) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS (St. Tammany)
Several students from St. Tammany Parish were recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual honors convocation. Honored were, from left, Mary Tracey of Covington, Outstanding Graduate in Health and Physical Education; Sarah Taravella of Mandeville, the Pyburn Award for Outstanding Senior in Family and Consumer Sciences; and Sandra Barrios of Covington, Health Systems Management Outstanding Student Award.

10) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS COLLEGE OF NURSING STUDENTS (Tangipahoa)
Several students from Tangipahoa Parish were recognized at the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ annual honors convocation. Honored were, from left, Dana Staddon of Tickfaw, Master of Science in Nursing Distinguished Scholar Award; Anthony Baham of Ponchatoula, Outstanding Graduate in Athletic Training; Amber Lasher of Hammond, Dean’s Award in Kinesiology and Health Studies; and Alexis Laplante of Hammond, Outstanding Graduate in Fitness and Human Performance.

11) SOUTHEASTERN HONORS THERAPY MANAGEMENT CORPORATION (Hammond)
Peggy Sloan, second from right, area manager for Therapy Management Corp. in Hammond, accepted the Significant Partnership Award in Health and Human Sciences at the Southeastern Louisiana University honors convocation. The corporation was honored for its assistance in providing internship opportunities for students in the communication sciences and disorders program. Pictured, from left, are: Jacqueline Guendouzi, head of the Department of Health and Human Sciences; Heather Stewart, TMC speech-language pathologist; Sloan; and Aimee Adams, clinic director.




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