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(source: UL Lafayette News Item: Tue, 05/10/2016)

Eight students will be honored during Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates. Every spring and fall semester, deans from eight academic colleges each nominate a student as an Outstanding Graduate, based on leadership, scholarship and service. An Alumni Association selection committee interviews the candidates and selects one to receive the overall award.
The overall Outstanding Graduate will be announced during the Spring Commencement General Assembly on Friday, May 13, at the Cajundome. Ashley Duhon is the Outstanding Graduate for the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences. Update: Ashley Duhon is the Spring 2016 overall Outstanding Graduate!

She is a biology major with a 4.0 GPA.

Duhon was vice president of the University's chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta and a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and the UL Lafayette Honors Program. She also was a member of Rho Lambda and the Order of Omega leadership and honors societies for Greek students. In 2015, she received an honorable mention in the UL Lafayette Honors Essay Contest. Duhon was a maid on the University's Homecoming Court, and was nominated for 2015 UL Lafayette Greek Woman of the Year. She was treasurer of Phi Mu Fraternity and of the University's Pre-Professional Society. Duhon also was president of CampusCats, an animal rescue organization. She served as senator for the College of Sciences in the Student Government Association. Her community service work includes working with Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic, Children's Miracle Network, and the American Heart Association.

Duhon will enroll at the LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans in the fall.

She is the granddaughter of Terrie Tycer of Lafayette.

Visit the UL Lafayette News item to learn about this semester’s seven other Outstanding Graduates.

Photo info: Eight UL Lafayette seniors have been recognized as Outstanding Graduates. Seated from left, are: Emily Covington, College of Liberal Arts; Ashley Duhon, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Catherine Ledet, College of Engineering; Celeste Licciardi, College of the Arts. Standing, from left, are: Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president; Eric Carter, University College; Philip McMahon, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; Gabrielle Gallien, College of Education; Jake Savoie, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; and Angela Morrison, president-elect for the UL Lafayette Alumni Association.