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Achievements

Jonathan Kurtz and Nick de la Rua presented results of their research on Chagas disease at the 57th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

Governer Bobby Jindal appointed political science major David Zoller to the Louisiana Governor's Advisory Board of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Zoller will serve as a youth worker for the governor's advisory board.

Award winning television executive producer, Victor J. Montilla, A'98 is the president of the Puerto Rico Corporation of Public Broadcasting.

Sean C. O'Keefe '77 was named GE's new vice president, Washington Operations for GE Aviation, a business within GE Infrastructure. Prior to joining GE, he was the chancellor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La.

Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald '91 is the chair of the department of Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Chauntis T. Jenkins, A'95, was a recipient of the 2008 CityBusiness Leadership in Law Award.  CityBusiness recognized approximately 50 lawyers for their community and legal contributions.

Samuel Burgess '98 coauthored two grant applications to the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both of the grants have been funded. The grants, totaling more than 2 million dollars, will fund HIV prevention efforts in Louisiana communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

Eli oversees all sports-related programming and operations for the network. In addition, he is responsible for leading the strategic domestic growth and integration of the department's emerging platforms, while securing new and innovative ways to evolve the Telemundo Sports brand.

Oliver Bonke '87 was named the senior vice president, sales and marketing for the Europe, Africa and Middle East Division. He leads the sales and marketing for the organization.

Sandy Breland, A'83, was named vice president and general manager of WAFB Television in Baton Rouge. Breland, a former School of Mass Communication Visiting Committee member, worked formerly as an executive news director at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, Ariz.

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