Top honors students recognized at Southeastern
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Senior Andrew Sievers of Hammond was recognized as the Outstanding
Honors Research Scholar of the Year by the Southeastern Louisiana University Honors
Program in a ceremony held on campus recently.
Sievers is a computer science major who was able to participate in research opportunities customarily extended only to students pursuing graduate degrees. He completed a two-semester independent research experience and then publicly presented his work at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in College.
The Southeastern Honors Program provides participants with opportunities to learn not just about their chosen majors but the nature of intellectual inquiry in general, while studying important issues of the time.
In addition to Sievers, nine other students were named University Scholars in recognition of completing the honors coursework and defending a senior honors thesis. The scholars were each awarded two silver cords that are worn at graduation.
University Scholars named were Selena Brown of Livingston, a biological sciences major with a concentration in ecology; Shelby Elliott-Layman of Mandeville, a general studies major with a concentration in theatre; Skylar Erickson of Slidell, a biological sciences major with a concentration in integrative biology and a minor in Italian; Rebecca Frey of Chalmette, a kinesiology major with a concentration in exercise science; Hayden Kimball of Morganza, a psychology major; Callie Lambert of Chalmette, a kinesiology major with a concentration in exercise science; Abbie Manuel of Luling, graduating with two degrees in English literature and language and English education; James Ostarly of Hammond, a computer science major with a concentration in information technology; and Teresa Vasquez of New Orleans, an integrative biology major with a minor in Spanish.