News Release

Business renames international award to honor Maxime Profit

Contact: Christina Chapple


Click on thumbnail for high resolution photo

Arlette and Alain Profit, President John L. CrainCaption ...

INTERNATIONAL AWARD HONORS PROFIT – Southeastern Louisiana University’s College of Business has named its award for international students to honor graduate student Maxime Profit, one of two current and one former students killed March 6. President John L. Crain, right, presented the “Maxime Profit International Friendship Award” to Profit’s parents, , at the college’s annual honors convocation April 23.

HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University has renamed a College of Business award for international students in honor of Maxime Profit, a 23-year-old graduate student from Vaires Sur Marne, France, who was one of two current and one former Southeastern students whose lives were lost in a tragic accident March 6.

     Originally named the “International Friendship Award,” the certificate is presented annually to international students studying in the College of Business through accords between Southeastern and foreign institutions. At the college’s annual honors convocation April 23, Southeastern President John L. Crain announced that the award will now be known as the “Maxime Profit International Friendship Award” and that a plaque with recipients’ names will be permanently displayed in the Master of Business Administration Office.

     Prior to this death, the College of Business graduate faculty had selected Profit and two of his peers, Sabrina Blin of Tremblayen, France, and Aurelien Dartevelle of Lyon, France, to receive the award, which recognizes international students for outstanding qualities such as leadership ability, class participation, and collegiality. 

     “Although I did not personally know Maxime, it is clear he made an impression on those who knew him,” Crain told Profit’s parents, Arlette and Alain Profit, who attended the convocation and were presented with Profit’s framed certificate. “I am very proud of the College of Business for recognizing your son’s character and abilities, and for choosing to honor his memory in this way.” 

More News...