The funding UL Lafayette researchers received was among $17 million in grants awarded through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.
Thirteen University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduating seniors were recently cited for each performing at least 200 hours of community service in Acadiana during their college careers.
Their combined University-based service totaled 7,900 hours, which represents an estimated economic impact of $173,000, according to Dr. David Yarborough, the University's dean of Community Service.
Each student received the 2014 Excellence in Service Award. They are:
- Kyla Davis, psychology;
- Eric Francis, business informatics;
- Kolby Handy, biology;
- William Herrington, English;
- Katherine Hill, biology;
- Adorn M. Nelson, health promotion and wellness;
- Jade Peart, public relations;
- Brianna Schumann, health promotion and wellness;
- Jeanne Theriot, chemistry;
- Trinity Thigpen, art education;
- Dianne Trim, public relations;
- Kristie Williams, arts and humanities; and
- Samantha Williams, accounting.
To be eligible for the Excellence in Service Award, a graduating senior must be a member or former member of a UL Lafayette campus-based organization that participates in documented community service activities.
The 13 students will graduate during Commencement ceremonies Friday.