Mr. Mackenzie McMillan (B.A. 2013--Political Science, minors in History & Asian Studies) was admitted to the Japan Studies M.A. program at University of Washington where he was awarded the FLAS Fellowship for the 2016-2017 school year for Japanese language study. He was also accepted at the Social Policy and Development Program (NGOs) at the London School of Economics. Congratulations, Mackenzie!
Dr. Isabel Durocher received the Faculty Excellence in Teaching from the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, 2016. ¡Felicitaciones, Dra. Durocher!
Dr. Nathan Henne received the Faculty Excellence in Community Service from the College of Humanities and Natural Sciences, 2016. ¡Enhorabuena, Dr. Henne!
Hannah Griggs (English Literature/Spanish 2012) received her Masters from Boston College in 2016. She is currently an Adjunct Instructor of English at Boston College. ¡Felicitaciones, Hannah!
Sociology major Naja Pulliam Collins '16 was selected as a finalist for a Fulbright English Teaching award in Malaysia. With the grant, she will travel to Malaysia in January 2017 to teach English and to act as a cultural ambassador of the United States.
During her time at Loyola, Naja, who also earned minors in African and African American Studies and English was involved with several student organizations and experiential learning initiatives, for example serving as co-president of Students Against Hyper-Incarceration and studying abroad in Botswana.
Recent alumus, Donnie Palliser '15 has been promoted to Executive Lieutenant to the Patrol Division. In his new role he will oversee the K-9 and Highway Interdiction Unit. Exec. Lieutenant Palliser has 25 years of law enforcement experience with 23 years being with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. He graduated cum lauded from Loyola in 2015 with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensics. He is continuing his education at Loyola currently enrolled in the Masters of Criminal Justice program.
Rachel Comeaux was awarded the Dux Sociologicus Award, Dan Parker was awarded the Jerrol M. Seaman "Spirit of Gemeinschaft" Award, and Ashlyn Haycook was awarded the Social Justice Scholarship Award for Outstanding Community Activism. All awards were presented at the College of Social Sciences Honors Convocation on May 20, 2016
Philosophy major Thanh Mai completed an internship this summer (2016) with the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council (NOCDC). The NOCDC collaborates with organizations such as the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to help promote mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.
Take a look at Brooke Bullock’s ‘15 undergraduate research experience from Loyola video made by one of our Environment Program students Adrienne Ingram ‘18.
Physics Department welcomes a new faculty member. Dr. Valery Rousseau joins us as a Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Rousseau studied physics and mathematics at the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France). He did postdoctoral work at the University of California, Davis, at the Lorentz Institute of the University of Leiden (The Netherlands), and at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He specializes in computational condensed matter physics.