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Three Senior Biology students received prestigious awards during the 2018 Honors Convocation on May 11, 2018.

Loyola University New Orleans College of Arts and Sciences Honors Convocation May 11, 2018

Congratulations to our Environmental students that received awards at this years Honors Convocation ceremony.  

The Environment Program 

Hope Clark, ENVS won the Most Outstanding Environment Major Service Award - given to an environment major for excellence in service.

Adrienne Ingram, ENVB won the Most Outstanding Environment Major Research Award - given to an environment major for excellence in research. 

Leigh Adrienne Ingram, known on campus as Adrienne, graduates cum laude on Saturday with a double major in environmental science and religious studies (Christianity). At Loyola, she has served as a biological research assistant, assisting with research and managing the university's aquatic ecology lab; she has also worked as a special projects assistant for the Loyola Center for Environmental Communication, where she co-authored two professional presentations. Ingram this year received a Magis grant, designed to foster the Jesuit and Catholic mission of Loyola University New Orleans.

Loyola University New Orleans Journalism Senior Sidney Holmes, a former editor of The Maroon and Executive Producer of The Maroon Minute, was recently selected as one of three graduating seniors from Hearst Television to serve as the 2018-19 Fred Young Hearst Television Producing Fellows.

Hearst Fellows spend 10-weeks at a Hearst Television station learning from leaders and working on projects to help start their career in newscast producing. After completing the program, fellows are offered a full-time producing position with a Hearst Television station. 

Twelve students participated in a new project-based bioinformatics course

Adrienne Ingram, H. Jelks, B. Tate, and Frank Jordan. Effects of riparian canopy cover on imperiled Okaloosa Darters (Etheostoma okaloosae). Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. May 2018. Won second best student poster award.

Andrew Harper received the “Outstanding Junior Student Leader” award 2017-2018. This award is presented to a member of the Junior class for exceptional performance in demonstrating leadership on campus.  


Annalisa Sega (BIOL ’17) will be attending the University of Central Florida College of Medicine to pursue a medical degree in August 2018. There, she will be participating in the Focused Inquiry and Research Experience(FIRE) Program, and developing her interests in maternal and neonatal medicine.

Actress, author and entrepreneur Rhonda Shear, a member of the Loyola University class of 1977, will be inducted in the Mass Communication Den of Distinction on May 11.

The induction will be held in conjunction with the school’s annual senior reception Friday, May 11 in the Communications/Music complex on St. Charles Avenue.


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