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Achievements

2019 ENVS Alum Anthony Rizzi has been busy exploring the Cenotes of Central America. 

2017 ENVB Alum Bryan Whittington has taken on a position as an animal care staffer at the Audubon zoo. Congratulations Bryan! 

To view a video of Bryan in action, click here.

Tori Rodrigues (ENVA), Susan Thomassie (Bio), and Olivia Guerra (ENVA) won second place for their virtual presentation "Status of a recently established population of Cuchia (Amphipnous cuchia) in Bayou St. John, New Orleans" at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in May 2021. Congratulations! 

Click here to view the abstract for the event. 

Aimee Thomas, the Environment Program's very own "Spider Woman" was recently featured on WGNO with Rosie the spider.

Click here to view the spot on the WGNO website. Congratulations Dr. Thomas! 

Physics students won multiple departmental and college awards during the 2020-2021 academic year. 

Kerry P. Redmann, Jr. P.E., a graduate in physics in 1978 has had a long successful career in the petroleum industry. He earned a master's degree in petroleum engineering from LSU and is a certified professional engineer.

(Pictured is student Alisa Salame with her father)

Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Pablo Zavala created a website of his students' final Latinx projects this spring, which could be poems, short stories, paintings, podcasts, or drawings made to reflect their own identity and/or issues related to Latinx experiences such as immigration and discrimination. The final result is an amazing compilation of touchingly personal, heartfelt projects. 

See the projects here.

 

Glory Tomi John and Adelia Obioha received the St. Joseph Pignatelli, S.J., Award for Dedicated Service and Achievement in the Biological Sciences. This award is presented to a student who exemplifies the qualities of Judeo-Christian teachings and has shown integrity, honesty, and loyalty.  This award was created through the generosity of Sue Brigsten Smith ’58.

Joshua C. Leaney received the Francis A. Benedetto Award for Excellence in Physics. This is a departmental award that emphasizes scholarship and research achievement in physics and is given by the faculty of the Physics Department as a token of confidence and encouragement.

Five Biology seniors received the Ruth and Lee Faust Award. The Ruth and Lee Faust Award for the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Biological Sciences is given to the graduating student in Biological Sciences with the highest grade point average in the major. The recipients are Yasmeen Magharehabed, Glory Tomi John, Adelia Obioha, Olivia Mipro and Yasmeen Khan. 

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