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Eric Bartel, son of Gary and Pat Bartel of Lafayette, has been named the Spring 2004 Outstanding Graduate for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Bartel was selected as the outstanding graduate from the B.I. Moody III College of Business Admnistration. One student from each of the university’s nine academic colleges was selected as an outstanding graduate and each were honored during their respective college’s graduation ceremonies on May 15. During graduate school commencement, Bartel was selected as the UL Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduate from the nine finalists. Students were nominated by their deans and judged upon leadership, scholarship and service.
Bartel, a finance and insurance and risk management double major, has been on the National Dean’s List and the UL Lafayette Dean’s List. He is an active member of Gamma Beta Phi and Financial Management Association. He is also a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi, an elite academic organization. Bartel received two scholarship awards, the Distinguished Freshman and the Centennial scholarships.
Bartel, a member of Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajun football team, received the UL Lafayette Student Athlete of the Year award and the USAA Academic All-American (Football) award. He was also named the UL Lafayette Male Student Athlete of the Year.
In 2000, Bartel was elected UL Lafayette Student Government Association College of Business Senator and the College of Business President in 2002.
Bartel also volunteered for St. Jude’s “Up ‘Til Dawn” fundraiser and auction, as well as the American Heart Association Heart Walk. He also participated in the “Bucks for Trucks” post 9/11 fundraiser for the New York Fire Department.
After graduation, he plans to obtain his master’s degree in either business administration at UL Lafayette or relocate to a university that offers a graduate program in Sports Management.
Other Outstanding Graduates include Erin Dugas of New Iberia, Applied Life Sciences; Kevin Stewart of Lafayette, Arts; Dock Davis of New Iberia, Educaton; Ryan LeMaire of Lafayette, Engineering; Lindsey Shea of Broussard, General Studies; Danielle Alsandor of Lafayette, Liberal Arts; Bridgette Robertson-Mouton of Lafayette, Nursing; and Robyn Deranger of Opelousas, Sciences.