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Congratulations to our Spring 2020 Award Recipients! These students are being honored for their outstanding performance. Please join us in applauding these students for a job well done.

Congratulations to Zachary Alfonso, Madison Biggs, Bailey Broussard, Bailey Broussard, Sarah Caswell, Elizabeth Gainey, and Donlanae Vitto for being chosen as a recipient of the Dr. Donald B. Williams Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding performance in clinical courses, school, campus, and community activities. Recipients of the Dr. Donald B. Williams Endowed scholarship must also be a US citizen, a resident of Louisiana, be a graduating senior in Nursing with a minimum 3.200 GPA. Congratulations to all!

Sarah Caswell is also the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding Graduate Award for Undergrad students.

Along with the two abovementioned honors, Sarah Caswell was also chosen as the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Sarah earned a 3.92 GPA as a Nursing major. Caswell was selected for the Ochsner Health’s Nurse Technician Honors Program. She assisted researchers working on a simulation research project. Caswell’s “JUUL – Not Cool!” research project helped to educate high school students about the dangers of e-cigarettes. As part of an evidence-based practice project, she researched continuous labor support by registered nurses.  Caswell is a professional member of United States of America Gymnastics and founded Ragin’ Cajuns Gymnastics. She participated in the formation of a legal and ethics course for the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. Caswell performed clinical rotations at Lafayette Specialty Surgical Hospital, Lafayette General Medical Center, and University Hospital and Clinics. She plans to work as a registered nurse specializing in pediatrics.
Caswell is the daughter of Susan and Michael Caswell of Slidell, La.

Congratulations, Sarah!

Congratulations to DNP graduate, Elliot Myers, for being chosen as the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Outstanding Graduate Award for Graduate students.

Elliot Myers, of Washington, is a family nurse practitioner and operates St. Landry Family Healthcare, providing primary care to rural patients. He says he enrolled in UL Lafayette's online DNP program to, "practice at the highest degree I can and give my patients confidence that I’ve attained a level of education adequate for care.” For his synthesis project, Elliot developed an online resource to empower other nurse practitioners to open primary care clinics in underserved, rural areas.