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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.