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Service Award

Sigred Lanoux Service Award

The service award is named in honor of Dr. Sigred Lanoux. Dr. Lanoux was dean of the Ray P. Authement College of Sciences from 1985 through 1992. Prior to and after serving as dean he was a professor in the chemistry department.

This award is given to students who excel in community and university service.

Fall 2017

The winner of the Sigred Lanoux Award is George Rees. George received a degree in Biology. George represented his fellow students in the Student Government Association as the President of the College of Sciences. His service to the University and the outside community is unbounded. He completed his studies with a GPA of 3.84.

Spring 2017

The Spring 2017 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Rachel Fulmer. Rachel has been involved in many service activities including volunteering for Heart of Hospice and Habitat for Humanity. She was a camp counselor for Muscular Dystrophy's Camp Starlite, a senior retreat counselor with Catholic High of Pointe Coupee and went on two Medical Mission Trips through International Service Learning - one to Costa Rica and one to Belize. She was a member of the Pre-Professional society, the Ragin Cajun Catholics and played on the soccer, dodgeball, softball and indoor soccer intramural teams. Other activities include doing undergraduate research, working as a nurse technician at Our Lady of Lourdes Urgent Care After Hours clinic, and being a private geometry tutor for high school students. She is finishing with a degree in Biology with a GPA of 4.0.

Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Kross Theriot. Kross is a member of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry, Chi Alpha, Wesley United Campus Ministry, the Biology Society, the Preprofessional Society, and Mentoring Matters, through which he was involved in numerous charitable activities. He has served the community as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, St. Joseph's diner, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Woodmen of the World, and Our Lady of Lourdes hospital. Kross has also volunteered with Festival Acadiens, Festival International and as a judge for the Regional science fair. He is finishing with a degree in Biology with a GPA of 3.56.

Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Melissa Cavanaugh. Melissa served as a Peer Mentor under UNIV 100 program for two years and participated in the Pre-Professional Society for four years.  For three years, she volunteered as a group leader planning retreats for girls through the Fatima Catholic School Challenge Group.  She has volunteered for Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic screening patients for eligibility.  But, and I quote her application, she has given her "heart and soul" to Camp Blue Bird.  This is a camp for adult cancer survivors. These are just a few highlights of Melissa's service.  She has also worked in one of the Biology faculty labs as an assistant and was named as one of the College's top 40 undergraduates.  Melissa is finishing with a degree in Biology with a 3.857 GPA.

Fall 2015

Taylor Kall receiving the Fall 2015 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award from Dr. Durga Poudel and Dean Ackleh

The Fall 2015 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Taylor Kall. Taylor's application for this award states that she has completed over 1000 hours of community service with UL Lafayette AmeriCorps in the last two years, participating in a variety of service events that are way too long to mention. She is one of the recipients of the UL Lafayette Excellence in Service Awards for 2015, the Above & Beyond Award in 2014 and the Responsibility Award in both 2014 and 2015. Taylor is also a member of the Soil and Water Conservation Society and as part of her internship, was a student trainee with the US Geological Survey's California Water Science Center. She plans to be a hydrologist or hydrologic technician at a Water Science Center in the future. Taylor is finishing with a degree in Environmental Science with a 3.537 GPA.

Spring 2015

Amy Hanks receiving the Spring 2015 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award from Dr. Paul Leberg and Dean Ackleh

The Spring 2015 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Amy Hanks. Amy’s application for this award states that in the past year alone, she has completed 355 community service hours between a mission trip to Puerto Rico, Muscular Dystrophy Camp, raising money for St. Jude with the Pre-Professional Society, working for Habitat for Humanity, organizing volunteer escorts for science day, fundraising for Prevent Child Abuse America, working with the Girl Scouts of the USA and various other causes. Just this year! She is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, the UL Lafayette Honors program, the Pre-Professional Society and even played a variety of Intramural Sports. Amy finished with a degree in Biology and with a 3.966 GPA. She plans on getting her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Texas Woman’s University.

Fall 2014

Jeanne Theriot receiving the Fall 2014 Sigred Lanoux Service Award from Dr. Thomas Junk and Dean Ackleh

The Fall 2014 Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Jeanne Theriot. Jeanne's service to the University included being a student mentor with SOUL Camp for two years, a Team leader for the BIG event and was one of the founders and secretary of GEAUX Bike UL. Her list of community service fills an entire page of single spaced typed paper. She has been a volunteer, participant or donor for just about every charity event that has occurred in Lafayette during her time as a student, while also maintaining a job at a local pharmacy for the past two years. Jeanne is graduating with a 3.337 GPA in Chemistry and she plans to become a Pharmacist.

Spring 2014

Jillian Duhon receiving the Spring 2014 Sigred Lanoux Service Award from Dr. Glen Watson

The Spring 2014 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Jillian Duhon. Jillian has been on the Dean's or President's list throughout her college career. She was a member of the Blue Key Honors Society, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and Sigma Alpha Lambda Honors Society. Jillian is the current College of Sciences SGA President. She was Vice President of Community Service, Family Day coordinator and Inner Greek Relations member for Kappa Delta Sorority. She has been an active member of The Big Event, the Pre-Professional Society, the Student Alumni Association, the UL Lafayette Honors Program and was a Peer Mentor. Through Ragin Cajun Catholic Campus Ministry Jillian was on the Greek Life Core Team and Discipleship team and was a Kappa Delta Bible Study Leader. She volunteered at the Women's Center of Lafayette, the Lafayette Community Health Clinic, with Girl Scouts of the USA, and with Prevent Child Abuse America. Jillian was also a volunteer on a Puerto Rican Mission Trip. These are just a few of the ways in which she has given of her time and talents to various organizations in the area. Others agree with us as she has received the United Way Visionary Award and the UL Lafayette Greek Community Service Woman of the Year award. Jillian graduated with a degree in Biology and finished with a 3.867 GPA.

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient Caroline Prather

The Fall 2013 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Caroline Prather. Caroline has been the Lead Peer Mentor for the freshman orientation course for the College of Sciences for two years. She has been a member of the Pre-Professional Society, the Honors Program, the University Program Council Events Committee, the Students for the Autism Society and the Ragin' Cajun Catholics. Through all of these groups, she has volunteered her time and efforts. She has also been an MDA Camp Counselor during the last two summers and was a volunteer swimming instructor for adolescents with disabilities for Rainbow Aquatics during 2012. Caroline was a volunteer at Camp Cajun - a fun day for the disabled community of Lafayette; "Treats at the Village" - trick or treat for children with disabilities at Acadian Village; Lafayette Health Community Center; Habitat for Humanity; American Heart Association; the Comeaux High Science Fair; and the Jeep Jaunt 2013. She is a member of the Elihu Retreat Team for Holy Cross Catholic Church as well as being a religious education teacher volunteer there. These are just a few of the reasons she was chosen for the service award. Caroline majored in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology and finished with a 3.157 GPA.

Spring 2013

The Spring 2013 Dr. Sigred Lanoux Service Award recipient is Hannah Knott. Hannah was the recipient of the UL Lafayette Centennial Scholarship. She was on both the President's list and Dean's list for her college career. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Alpha Lambda, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor societies and the Order of Omega Greek honor society. During her college career she was Vice President Operations and House Chairman of Kappa Delta Sorority, Social Chairman of Blue Key National Honor Society and Treasurer of the Biology Society. Hannah was a member of the Pre-Professional Society, the UL Lafayette Honors Program, and the University Program Council. She was a Peer Mentor for Cajun Connection and participated in Up 'Til Dawn and UL Lafayette intramural flag football. Hannah found time in her busy schedule to give back to her community. Through Kappa Delta Sorority, she was able to help out the Girl Scouts. Through the Blue Key National Honor Society, she worked for Adopt a Road Program and Campus Cleanup. Through the Pre-Professional Society, she helped with Camp Cajun, a camp for handicapped individuals, and the Greater Acadiana Heart Walk. Aside from the volunteer opportunities she received from on-campus organizations, Hannah volunteered with the Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic in the dental sector and worked with Habitat for Humanity building a UL Lafayette Greek House for a family. In December 2011, she traveled to Puerto Rico to take part in a mission trip for one week collecting donations to be sent to Peru to families in need. These are just a few of the many ways Hannah has volunteered her service. She received a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology and finished with a 3.89 GPA.

Sigred Lanoux Service Award Archive

Term Awardee
Spring 2015 Amy Hanks
Fall 2014 Jeanne Theriot
Spring 2014 Jillian Duhon
Fall 2013 Caroline Prather
Spring 2013 Hannah Knott
Fall 2012 Richie Rose T. Diaz
Spring 2012 Jennifer M. Warshaw
Spring 2012 Lindsey R. Richard
Fall 2011 Matthew J. Roy
Spring 2011 Iris A. Trochez
Fall 2010 Megan E. Butler
Spring 2010 Melanie L. LeBoueuf
Fall 2009 Brandy M. Robinson
Spring 2009 Geoffrey T. Checkan
Fall 2008 Kiera M. Frey
Spring 2008 Caroline A. Landry
Spring 2008 Philippe E. Prouet
Fall 2007 Katherine N. Zaunbrecher
Spring 2007 Charles S. Schumacher
Spring 2006 Christopher M. Feldman
Spring 2006 Katherine E. McDonald
Fall 2005 Elizabeth A. Gravely
Spring 2005 Noah G. Oliver
Fall 2004 Johnathan J. Ledet
Spring 2004 Richard A. Hines, Jr.
Spring 2003 Michelle E. Manning
Spring 2002 Samuel C. Ireland
Fall 2001 John P. Segura
Spring 2001 Brock J. Barras
Spring 2000 Kelly T. Cahill, Jr.
Fall 1999 Ellen E. Eldridge
Spring 1999 Allison M. Parastar
Fall 1998 Gregg B. Hamilton
Spring 1998 Dawn Howey
Fall 1997 Cassie L. Willis
Spring 1997 Michael W. Hartman
Spring 1996 Seema G. Gupta
Fall 1995 James S. George
Spring 1995 Byron N. Burgess
Spring 1994 Kathy S. Larson
Spring 1994 Amie Jane Breaux
Spring 1993 Tony Tung Trieu
Fall 1992 Elizabeth M. Wilson